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CHAMBER STRUCTURE

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is headed by a 27-member board of directors elected by the general membership to set policy, control property, manage its finances and direct its affairs. Members of the Chamber’s board are appointed to three-year terms.

The Chamber has six divisions set by the board of directors with task forces and project teams working toward priority goals, workforce development, mobility and legislative issues. Chamber members are encouraged to participate and further these priorities through the Chamber’s various teams and special events. The Chamber also has a professional staff that can assist members with many of their business needs.

Ribbon Cuttings

The Chamber hosts ribbon cuttings throughout the month as a way of celebrating milestones for our members. Show your support for a fellow member by joining the Chamber, the Diplomat Team and the proud business owners as they memorialize their grand openings, anniversaries, and location moves with a ceremonial cut of the red ribbon.

Visitor Centers

Centers are located in Market Street and The Woodlands Mall. The Chamber has staff on-site to assist guests and distribute marketing material. The goal is to be responsive to the needs of our visitors. The visitor centers provide complimentary bag check at Market Street’s concierge, restaurant guide and reservation service, event calendars and information about The Woodlands.

They also provide maps, assistance with shopping suggestions, transportation, weather forecast, visitor bags and more. Visitor bags offer Chamber members the opportunity to showcase their products and services to residents and visitors in our area.

The Partners Program is also an opportunity for Chamber members to advertise their business at the visitor center at Market Street and The Woodlands Mall. These opportunities include paying for a space at the guest service booth to display a flier or rack card or renting our Chamber kiosk in The Woodlands Mall. In 2017, the visitor centers saw 87,110 visitors from 687 Texas Zip codes, 52 states, districts and territories and 80 countries.Business Connections

Our monthly business connection events are hosted by a different Chamber business every month. During these socials, beverages and hors d’oeuvres are provided by the host company. Come join us for a time of professional networking.

Business Advocacy Council

The Business Advocacy Council is made up of elected officials and business professionals representing small businesses in the area’s major sector employers. This group meets monthly to execute the legislative agenda through a variety of functions. You can view the legislative agenda at woodlandschamber.org/legislativepriorities.Special Events and Project Team InvolvementThroughout the year, the Chamber coordinates numerous events that give you an opportunity to either market your company through sponsorships or gain a unique experience by just attending. All Chamber events are planned and coordinated by specific project teams made up of dedicated Chamber members to connect professionals in an effort to improve and maintain our active community.

Taste of The Town

Winter
Premier epicurean event featuring food from restaurants, bakeries and distributors plus contests, raffles and entertainment. More than 80 area restaurants and beverage distributors participate every year.
Avg. Attendance: 3,000

Economic Outlook Conference

Winter
Highly anticipated conference for high-profile business leaders to gain insight and knowledge on the trajectory of our economy – and ways to prepare for the growth to come. Global, national and local speakers are secured to address attendees on the economy, trends and growth.
Avg. Attendance: 700

Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

Fall
Honoring Chamber volunteers, loyal membership and community leadership since 1978. The Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon honors the board of directors, vice presidents, team leaders and celebrates membership anniversaries.
Avg. Attendance: 250

Montgomery County Day at the Capitol

Winter
The business and professional communities across Montgomery County travel together to Austin for this biennial all-day event to meet with our elected representatives during sessions of the Texas State Legislature.
Avg. Attendance: 200

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Spring
Recognizes nonprofit organizations and/or individuals who have demonstrated service to our community.
Avg. Attendance: 250

Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo

Spring
This free community expo showcases Chamber members who provide health care, wellness and fitness-related services.
Avg. Attendance: 250

Golf Championship

Fall
Golfers enjoy an unconventional round of golf, Chamber-style! Scramble format with a shotgun start. A reception follows as scores are posted and winners are announced.
Avg. Attendance: 200

Community Job Fair

Spring
Showcases area employers looking to expand their business through hiring applicants from the community.
Avg. Attendance: 300

Employment Law Update

Fall
Designed to assist employers who are interested in protecting their business or company from possible labor or employment issues. It is coordinated in conjunction with The Woodlands Bar Association and presented by experts in the employment field.
Avg. Attendance: 100

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Avg. Attendance: 100

Chairman’s Ball

Fall
Themed event honors the outgoing chairman of the board and welcomes the incoming chairman. You can expect an exceptional meal and an exciting evening of dancing and entertainment.
Avg. Attendance: 600

Cards & Cocktails

Fall
This casino-themed event offers guests an opportunity to enjoy popular gaming activities, such as blackjack, craps and a poker tournament. Interested parties participate in a Texas Hold ‘em poker tournament advancing down to the Final Table with fabulous prizes and a raffle. The event includes a cocktail reception and live entertainment.
Avg. Attendance: 175

Business Today

Advertising in the Chamber’s monthly publication Business Today will help you generate recognition, introduce products and share your business services with our members and the entire region.

Every month, 5,000 copies are printed and distributed to our members, community businesses, at Chamber events, Market Street Concierge and The Woodlands Mall Visitor Center and new community residents. A web link is also posted to our website and Facebook page and uploaded to four community resource websites.

Join the Chamber!

Joining the Chamber is one of the most important decisions you make for your business. Whether you are a young entrepreneur working from home, a mid-size business experiencing tremendous growth or even a large corporation wanting to connect its employees to the area, we have resources available to help you expand your network and grow your business here in The Woodlands area.

Our sales team is not only experienced in helping every new member achieve their individual and company goals but also takes pride in it. We offer different levels of membership and work with you to ensure that you receive the benefits you are seeking with your membership, and at an investment level within your budget.

We invite you to come visit our office, take a tour of the facilities and discuss the resources available to your business as a Chamber member. Can’t get away from your office? No problem, we’re happy to come see you!