The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas on February 21, 1986 · Page 18
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The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas · Page 18

Seguin, Texas
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Friday, February 21, 1986
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The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise - Page 3 1985-86 President's Message Sublet! looks back on accomplishments Thank you for the opportunity you afforded me when you elected me president of this organization last year. In the past I had worked on numerous committees and special events with pride and enthusiasm, but I had no idea the full scope of benefits and services the Chamber is charged to deliver to the area it serves. Truly the Chamber is everyone's partner, member and non-member, in the quest for a better life for all ° U You afforded me the opportunity to work with an outstanding board of directors and committee chairpersons that had the leadership and the dedication to complete their goals and objectives. One of the most outstanding characteristics of this organization is the volunteer workers. This past year, our 1,000 actively worked on different Chamber projects. It's difficult to fail to deliver the goods when our organization has that kind of support. Our successes are too numerous to mention and our failures are few enough to forget. But I will reflect on some of last year s 'vour industrial recruitment program was successful in locating three new industries and re-locating one distribution center. Industrial prospecting is a slow and tedious business For over two years your Chamber worked with one of these new companies that searched for a location in five states and ten Texas cities before choosing Seguin for their new plant site. The three new industries will provide over 250 new jobs for our citizens and add thousands of dollars to our tax base. The industrial team is presently working with the city and the private sector to establish a new industrial park to enhance our efforts in locating additional industries in the °The Chamber's new education committee worked with our school system to increase average daily attendance. This project resulted in a four percent increase. If we are able to sustain the latter it will qualify the district for over $200,000 in additional state money. This committee now is working on our Adopt-A-School program to assist our school district in their needs to provide the best education possible for our students. . The Texas High School Rodeo committee worked tirelessly with the Fair Association in establishing the Texas High School Rodeo Hall of Fame. We hosted a shrimp boil and breakfast for their board of directors and student officers and the newly formed Seguin Host Committee raised money and personally prepared a welcome barbecue and autograph party for our 1.600 THSRA guests to show our community appreciation for their event being held in Seguin. Their efforts resulted in a new four-year contract to hold the finals in our community. Our Ambassadors had a very successful membership drive and succeeded in sustaining over 700 members representing our 1,500 individuals in this organization. You can readily see this committee has the responsibility to finance the rest of the Chamber's goals and objectives. We salute you for a job well done. The agri-business committee worked closely with the Agriculture Extension Service and the Guadalupe Valley Quarter Horse Breeders Association in sponsoring farm and ranch tours and agri-business seminars. They assisted with the Guadalupe County Fair and Youth Show, Guadalupe Valley Day at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and hosted numerous tour groups visiting our county. The Seguin Revitalization Committee conducted nine brown bag concerts, worked on beautification and continued to urge renovation of older houses and businesses in the historical district. Thanks to the mayor and city council the convention and visitors department was able to conduct an aggressive advertising campaign via quality national, statewide and local media to sell Seguin as a visitor destination, and the Coliseum as an attractive meeting site in order to increase the amount of tourist dollars spent in our area. Harvest Happening generated a sizable amount of funds that will be used to improve Central Park in the near future. The Chamber after three years was successful in publishing a regular newsletter to keep the membership informed as to community events, special programs, new members, grand openings and ground breakings. I salute the efforts of this com- The staff with the help of numerous committee, updated our comprehensive data profile on computer which was made available to numerous industrial, commercial and service industry prospects considering Seguin as a place to expand or relocate. After having the opportunity to work with our staff, no one appreciates their dedication to their jobs more than me. They have always provided total com- mittment in all that they have undertaken with long hours and hard work being the norm for them. I could go on and on, without exception, and relate success stories about all of the Chamber committees. In closing, please allow me to comment on the question, "What does the Chamber do for me?" If you work for one of our new or expanded industries, if your shop at one of our new or expanded retail stores, if you enjoyed Freedom Fiesta, Central Texas Golf Fest, Texas High School Rodeo finals, Guadalupe County Fair. Youth Livestock Show, Old Timer's Rodeo finals, Texas Barrel Racers finals. Texas high school football play-offs, Diez y Seis celebration. Harvest Happening or United Fund "Go Western Gala," if you attended any one of several seminars for small business, then the Chamber has worked for you. My point is this, the Chamber is involved in many facets of our community and the production of the Chamber depends upon the input of our membership. You have the ability to do something about this. Resolve today to become personally involved. It is vitally important, not only for you and your business but also for your community. GregSnblett Chamber President 1985-86 UNITED COTTON GOODS COMPANY. INC. Seguin 379-4521 Soechting Motor, Inc. TNUCKS 603 E. Kingsbury 379-4546 Seguin Beauty School Member F.S.L.I.C. 102 East Court 372-0935 Every Wednesday Senior Citizen Discount Tues. 1:00 to 4.-00 Wed. thru Fri.: 9flO to 4.-00 Sat.:8to2:30 ASSOCIATION Member Federal Home Loan Bank System • 3 Locations Home OffJce-116 N. Camp Seguin. Texas 78155 | (512) 379-2222 Seguin Branch Office 1414 E. Court St. Seguin, i Texas 78155 (512) 372-4760 Schertz Branch Office 420 Live Oak Schertz. Texas | 78154(512)659-0327

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