I am grateful your Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors elected me as President of your Chamber of Commerce for the second year in a row. Bring on 2018!
Last year was a good year for your Chamber of Commerce. With the addition of a couple of 'new' membership privileges such as being able to use the Chamber facility for small business meetings and giving members free access to our classified section on the Chamber's web page.
There was high attendance at the 6th Best of San Jacinto County Awards Banquet last year. The Mardi Gras themed event went over so well this year's committee is going to have a Roaring 20's themed banquet. Additionally, all proceeds from the silent auction will go towards Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce scholarships for graduating students in both San Jacinto County School Districts!
Due to inclement weather the Wolf Creek Car, Truck and Bike Show met with fewer vehicle entries than in the prior year. That did not put a damper on visitors and the committee did discuss inclement weather contingency plans for future events. The car show committee decided to give proceeds from a 50/50 drawing to the Coldspring Quilts for Kids and your Chamber Board of Directors voted to give the Chamber's proceeds from the 50/50 drawing to different non-profits within San Jacinto County every year!
Our volunteers, committee members and local businesses really stepped up during last year's Christmas on the Square! Making improvements such as: closer handicapped parking, several shuttles for those having difficulty walking around the Square and several volunteers dedicated to helping vendors and visitors with information and/or setting up and breaking down their equipment. I spoke with our County Sheriff Greg Capers who stated there was "easily" over 2000 people in attendance throughout the day and evening.
I am excited for what your Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce will have planned for its members this year and for being able to serve the San Jacinto County Business Community members and the Chamber Board.
Coldspring/SJC Chamber of Commerce