Chairman Welcome

Welcome to Pasadena, Texas!

It is my privilege to welcome you to the community of Pasadena. I’ve had the amazing opportunity of growing up and graduating from PISD, attending San Jacinto College prior to heading to Texas State University and for the past 32 years have worked in this community. I am the current chairman of the Pasadena Chamber and President/COO of Meador Staffing Services.

Working for Meador Staffing has been one of the greatest adventures of my life along with being involved with the Chamber. Our company has been in business for over 50 years and the first check we wrote was to the Pasadena Chamber.

Over this time we have seen firsthand this region grow and get placed on the map. We are blessed to have had strong leadership that laid a solid foundation for the emerging and new leaders to stand upon.

Not many people know that some of our area businesses are known throughout the nation as the best in their field. We are also blessed with some powerhouse industries that include health care, aerospace and petrochemicals that are part of this region’s economic base.

This year our focus is on industry, the backbone of our community. Did you know:

Houston Ship Channel is the No. 1 U.S. Port by tonnage, including energy exports and manufacturing?

The 2018 study by Martin Associates reports that Houston Ship Channel-related businesses contribute 1,350,695 jobs throughout Texas, up 15 percent compared to a 2014 study?

Ship channel activity helps generate more than $339 billion in statewide economic value, (20.6% of the states GDP)?

Coming in as the 2020 chairman of the board means so much to me. The best advice I give anyone who has a business, or is thinking about opening a business, is to get involved in the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. There is no better way to build your company’s brand and build lasting connections with other like-minded people in our great community.

You are going to see a lot of exciting changes in the Chamber during the year 2020, including a brand new online talk show that promotes all the positive news out of Pasadena, so I suggest jumping in and engaging yourself to get the most out of your membership.

If you are new to Pasadena, take the time to connect and build relationships.

Best regards,

Melinda Torrison, Chairman
Meador Staffing Services