Letter from the President – July 2017

Jeannie Bollinger
President & CEO
Houston West Chamber

Dear Chamber Member,

As we pass the halfway mark in 2017, I have a lot of great news to share with you. In this letter, you will find: a launch countdown completed, a milestone achievement, welcome aboard greetings, and major event updates.

3…2…1… Website Launch!

Be prepared to visit our new website by July 17! Our staff, Business Resource Committee, and Board of Directors is proud to bring you the brand new HWCOC site, created and completed with members Beth Guide of SEO411 and Jessica Woods of Infiniti Graphics. The new HWCOC.org features mobile friendly interfaces, upgraded content, and brings member resources to your fingertips. Visit, browse, spread the word, and enjoy!

Movin’ On Up

It is with immense gratitude that I share that the Houston Business Journal has named the Houston West Chamber of Commerce as a Top 10 Chamber! Through the dedication and support of our member volunteers, committees, and Board of Directors, we have moved up the ranks throughout the years. I celebrate this milestone with all of our members and look forward to continuing our Chamber’s success with you.

Welcome Aboard

The HWCOC welcomes our new Advisory Council members. They have a combined 24 years of chamber membership, including leadership roles in various committees and task forces. We thank them for stepping up once again to provide our chamber with guidance and for sharing their expertise!

Faisal Amin, The Berkeley Research Group

Joanne Ericksen, The Ericksen Law Firm

Bill Thorne, Edward Jones

Women Driving Business Series Speakers Announced

Whether this is your first year participating or your annual favorite, we invite you to join us in celebrating the HWCOC’s Women Driving Business 2017 Series, presented by The Rose. This four-part women-only event series will begin July 20 with the Sponsor Only Photo & Video Shoot. We will be joined by two speaker guest speakers at the breakfast and luncheon:

Shara Fryer
TV & Radio Personality and longest serving
woman news anchor in Houston history

Suzie Humphreys
Motivational & Inspirational Humorist

We anticipate this series will be a sell out! If you wish to secure your place, register now by clicking here. For more information, contact Stephanie White at 713-785-4922 or stephanie@hwcoc.org.

Calling All West Houston Young Professionals

The 2017 West Houston Young Professionals (WHYP) series admission deadline is almost here – apply before July 21 to secure an interview for this leadership and professional development speaker series. Only 25 applicants will be selected for this exclusive five-month program!

To nominate a young professional or apply, click here. To view sponsorship opportunities, click here. For more details visit https://www.hwcoc.org/young-professionals/ or contact Angela Robles at 713-785-4922 or angela@hwcoc.org.

Closing Reminder

Many of our annual events take place in the fall – save the date and reserve your sponsorship and tickets early to ensure you don’t miss out! Click the logos below for more information on these featured events. Have questions? Contact us at 713-785-4922.

August, September, & October

September 28Health & Medical

October 18

November 3

November 8Smokin' Connections


Jeannie M. Bollinger

Jeannie Bollinger Signature

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