“Over the past six years, I have had the opportunity to be an active member, board member and most recently chairman of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. The mission of the Chamber is to be an advocate for business excellence in Fort Bend County, which aligns with my personal commitment – and that of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital – to serve our community and strive for excellence in all that we do. The Chamber has been an excellent partner, providing me with insight on legislation, education, health care and other key topics, and has impacted me both personally and professionally. Since joining Memorial Hermann Sugar Land 11 years ago, I have been a proud member of the Fort Bend community. Fort Bend is full of passion, diversity and camaraderie, and is a role model for communities across the country.” — Malisha Patel, Senior Vice President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land & Southwest

“I have been a resident of Fort Bend County and living in Richmond Texas for over 10 years.  Fort Bend County has been very rewarding over that time to my wife Felecia and I and we have been blessed by outstanding schools for our children, an amazing growth development plan across the various cities that provides top-notch amenities for miles, and a prosperous lifestyle that will be cherished by friends and family for years to come.  The overabundance of the positive rankings for the well-diverse community speaks for itself.  We could have chosen anywhere in the Greater Houston area to live, work and play, but we chose Fort Bend County and encourage others to do the same.”— Juan Alexander, Director of Customer Care, SiEnvironmental, LLC“As a software company, the engine of HCSS’ growth is its people. Fort Bend County has been a tremendous location to find the right kind of person to become an employee that delights our customer. The combination of a highly educated population with tremendous diversity and a friendly, helpful attitude has been the right mix for our business. Additionally, a focus for our business is to be a significant part of the community. The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in putting us in the right place to succeed. Whether it was partnering with us during our Harvey cleanup initiative or helping to bring high-tech focus to local programs, the Chamber is a key strategic partner for HCSS.” — Tom Webb, Vice-President of Strategic Initiatives and Customer Solutions, HCSS

“Active membership with the FBCC has been a tremendous help for my company and for me.  For my company, the ability to get exposure on relevant programming and have an influential voice on large-scale issues has been invaluable for our business overall.  Before my association with the chamber, my life was focused only on family and work.  Membership has expanded my reach, relevancy and relationships.  As a resident of Fort Bend, it is great to see firsthand what the chamber if doing to reflect the diversity of our great community through their programming and membership recruitment efforts.” — Nona Austin-King, Vice President of Marketing, The Himalaya Drug Company