Around America with Small Business Community Heroes: Texas


By Mark Madrid Published on February 13, 2023 Being persistent, even in the face of adversity, led CEO Stephanie Johnson to achieve her dream of being a successful small business owner. She made the effort to connect with other small business owners to form a community together and establish the right support network. Throughout her journey, Stephanie…

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Fort Bend County, TX — The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is encouraging student involvement in the 2023 National Civics Bee, an initiative aimed at inspiring more young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities, by participation in a fun and educational competition. Middle school students from public, private, charter, and home…

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2023 Fort Bend County Day

The Central Fort Bend Chamber, Fort Bend Chamber and Fort Bend EDC will present the 2023 Fort Bend County Day in Austin, Texas on Thursday, February 23, 2023. Along with the chambers, business leaders and owners, local elected officials, and citizens will travel to Austin to meet and hear from members of the state legislature…

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Early voting will continue through November 4th followed by Election Day on November 8th. The Fort Bend Chamber Board of Directors strongly encourages you to vote in favor of the Fort Bend ISD VATRE. When you get to this item on the ballot, vote Yes. To view an informative session created by the district which…

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Congratulations to the Fort Bend Leadership Forum, Class of 2022!

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Congratulations to the 38 graduates of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Forum Class of 2022 generously sponsored by Audi of Sugar Land. Under the direction of Division Chairs Jan-Michael Jenkins and Breah Campbell, the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Leadership program celebrates its most recent graduating class of effective leaders. Participants study the…

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Dr. Thomas Randle Appointed as Trustee of The George Foundation

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The Trustees of The George Foundation recently elected Dr. Thomas Randle to serve as Trustee for a ten-year term effective April 1, 2022.  Dr. Randle replaces outgoing Trustee John Null, who was first appointed to the board in 2008 and served a total of 13 years including a special three-year term.  Mr. Null served as…

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Fort Bend Chamber Board Member Angelique Bartholomew, JD joins Houston, Texas-based Women-Owned Consulting Management Firm as Partner, Global Business Development

Angelique Bartholomew

Managing Partners Laurie Robinson, MBA, and Tara DeAndrea, RHIA of PVMA, LLC, released a joint statement regarding the addition to the partnership. “This is an unprecedented climate for the Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure, and Healthcare industries; it will require exceptional teams and experience for the future of Recovery efforts. Angelique Bartholomew brings the experience and commitment we need…

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Kevin Riles and Janice Suchyta The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce (FBCC) is celebrating its Golden Anniversary and welcomes in the new slate of leaders.  Kevin Riles, President of Kevin Riles Commercial, a local commercial real estate company is the 2022 Chairman of the Board.   Riles served as the 2020 Business & Professional Division Chair…

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2021 Fort Bend Infrastructure Conference

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The 2021 Fort Bend Infrastructure Conference is scheduled for Thursday, September 16th from 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM at Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond, TX. This half-day conference is a collaborative effort between the Central Fort Bend Chamber, Fort Bend Chamber, and the Fort Bend EDC. Participants can expect a series of presentations from industry…

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Juliette Nessmith Named Vice President of Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce!

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Sugar Land – Juliette Nessmith, Director of Programs at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce has recently been named Vice President.  Juliette has over seven years of experience with the Fort Bend Chamber. “Juliette has always served as a mentor to our new staff members and provides tremendous support to the entire team,” says Keri…

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