Events for May 2016
Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce
May 03   Government & Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting
Date:   May 3, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Tomball Chamber Board Room
May 03   GTACC Ambassador Monthly Meeting
The GTACC Ambassadors represent the Chamber, encourage membership, promote goodwill as well as support & participate in various Chamber functions. If you'd like more information about this dynamic committee please contact:
Wes Burke, Committee Chair at 281-210-4567
wburke@cleaniswhatwemean.com
or reach out to GTACC staff
Date:   May 3, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location:   GTACC Chamber - Upstairs Boardroom
29201 Quinn Rd., Suite B
Tomball, Texas 77375
Contact:   281-351-7222
Email:   admin@tomallchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 3
12pm-1pm
Fees/Admission:   Members exclusive group - no fee for members to participate
May 04   Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Welcoming Whitewater Express Car Wash
Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Welcoming Whitewater Express Car Wash to Tomball!
Date:   May 4, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.whitewatercw.com/
Location:   14614 FM 2920
Tomball, Texas 77377
Email:   RSVP: admin@tomballchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, May 4 at 11 am
Fees/Admission:   No Fee
May 05   Friends of the NRA Banquet at Tomball VFW
4th Annual FNRA Banquet, fundraising for the shooting sports. Tickets at friendsofnra.org. Fun filled evening raffles, games, live auction, silent auction and more. VFW Hall 14408 Alice Road.
Date:   May 5, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://friendsofnra.org
Location:   Tomball VFW 14408 Alice Rd.
Contact:   Bill Jamrok Chairman 281-948-8758 Dave Morgan Co-Chairman 832-704-0359
Email:   fnra.nwh@earthlink.net
Date/Time Details:   May 5, 2016- 6PM start
Fees/Admission:   $45/person, table for 8 -$450 before 3/24 gets 2 chances for table gun. Tickets online at friendsofnra.org
May 06   First Friday Luncheon
Author and Speaker: Bob Goshen
Topic: "If You Could Write a Book"
Date:   May 6, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:  

Beckendorf Conference Center at Lone Star College-Tomball
30555 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, TX

Email:   admin@tomballchamber.org
Fees/Admission:   $17
May 06   First Friday DaVinci Artists Gallery Event

The DaVinci Artists Gallery invites you to a social evening of art and inspiration in our beautiful downtown Tomball!  You will get a chance to meet and greet with the DaVinci Artists, appreciate local art, network with other art lovers, and enjoy our complimentary appetizers and libations.  While you are there, ask one of our DaVinci artist about our exciting new event: DaVinci DiVino Paint Parties.  Discover Tomball’s best kept secret, The DaVinci Artists Gallery!

Date:   May 6, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/DaVinciartists
Location:   DaVinci Artists Gallery at 315 W. Main St.
Contact:   315 W. Main St., Tomball, Tx 77375 / (281) 516-9595 / davinciartistsgallery.org
Email:   hlozanocomv@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   6pm - 9pm on the first Friday monthly
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 07   1st Saturday Free Narrated Glass Blowing Demo
Date:   May 7, 2016
Website:   http://www.threedimensionalvisions.com
Location:   Three Dimensional Visions
Email:   spm3dv@me.com
Date/Time Details:   3-5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 07   Farmers Market Tomball
Farmers Market Tomball at Main and S. Walnut, in the former TISD parking lot - Saturday mornings
For more info contact:
tomballfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Date:   May 7, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Email:   tomballfarmersmarket@gmail.com
May 07   International Friends of Tomball
International Friends of Tomball
Share Culture - Grow Understanding
Build Community
Date:   May 7, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   Tomball Public Library (at Lone Star College Tomball)
1st Floor Meeting Room
Contact:   Jena 832-768-0590
Email:   Tomballfriends@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Saturday of the month
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 10   Tomball Study Club
Tomball Study Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Amegy Bank, 28201 SH 249, Tomball  Meeting times are  Noon till 1pm
 
September 11--Speaker is Tiffany Breed, owner of The Calendar Garden in Magnolia
October 9--Speaker is Tomball Fire Chief Randy Pharr
November 13--This meeting is our annual Christmas party.  We will meet at Gianna's Italian Restaurant.
January 8--Speaker is Mrs. Nevaire Richardson, who is speaking on the special bond of grandmothers.
February 12--Speaker is Mrs. Loma Holmes, from TEAM.  Each person is asked to bring canned goods for a donation to the food pantry.
March 12--The Rusty Hooters is a musical group that will provide us with entertainment.
April 9--Annual Style Show with area models showing us the latest fashions.
May 14--We will have our meeting at the beautiful Ashelynn Manor Plantation located at 25276 Nichols Sawmill Rd in Magnolia
 
Date:   May 10, 2016
Location:   Tomball Study Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Amegy Bank, 28201 SH 249, Tomball  Meeting times are  Noon till 1pm
Email:   grlang@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Tomball Study Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Amegy Bank, 28201 SH 249, Tomball  Meeting times are  Noon till 1pm
May 10   Hearing of Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief

WHO:              Chairman Paul Bettencourt and the Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief

 

WHAT:            Houston Hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief
 

The committee will be taking testimony concerning the effects of the burden of property taxes on property owners and how to improve the administration of the property tax system in Texas. At the committee's recent hearing in Arlington there were over 500 attendees and the committee heard over 11 hours of testimony.  In the Dallas-Fort Worth area there was a 20% increase on residential properties over a two year period.  It is expected that testimony will reveal that Harris County has seen a larger increase in that period.  In Harris County, it has already been reported that commercial values are up 20% in just a single year.

 

More information at: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/commit/c632/c632.htm

 

Date:   May 10, 2016
Website:   http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/commit/c632/c632.htm
Location:  

WHERE:           University of Houston - Main Campus
Student Center, Ballroom, Room 210
4455 University Drive

Houston, TX 77204

 

Date/Time Details:  

WHEN :           Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 9:00 AM  

May 10   Mobility & Transportation Committee Meeting
Date:   May 10, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   29201 Quinn Rd.
Tomball, Texas  77375
Upstairs Conference Room
Contact:   281-351-7222
May 12   Medicare Update for the Professional
Join The Heritage Tomball for a CEU Presentation by Robin Horn on the 2016 Medicare Updates. This seminar will cover Medicare reimbursement strategies for the provider, including: payment bundling, accountable care organizations and quality incentives, as well as patient coverage/non-payment issues related to skilled nursing communities, home health, hospice and ambulance. Co-sponsored by AMED Hospice
Date:   May 12, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sagora.com/heritage-tomball/
Location:   The Heritage Tomball 1221 Graham Drive Tomball, TX 77375
Contact:   RSVP to Leticia at (281) 401-5400
Email:   lvela@heritagetomball.com
Date/Time Details:   5/12/16 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $0
May 12   ABWA Tomball Charter Chapter
Join us for our monthly meeting for networking, a new program each month, dinner and our Chapter business meeting.  Guests, both men and women, are welcomed.
Date:   May 12, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.abwatomball.org
Location:   Lone Star College - Tomball Campus location - Room S160
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
Contact:   Lou Barron
Email:   lhbarron@sbcglobal.net
Date/Time Details:   6:00pm on  the 2nd Thursday of each month
Fees/Admission:   $15.00 for members / $18.00 for guests
May 14   2nd Saturday at The Depot
Please bring your family to enjoy games, music, entertainment & a movie at dark!
Date:   May 14, 2016
Location:   The Train Depot
Downtown Tomball
201 S. Elm St.
Contact:   Rosalie Dillon 281-610-2595
Date/Time Details:   Opens at 5pm. Movie at Dark.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 14   The Ironman Triathlon Passes Through Tomball!

THE IRONMAN TRIATHLON

2800 people from all over the US & from other countries participate this Saturday in the Ironman Triathlon with an estimated 1600 elite athlete cyclists passing through Tomball during the competition.
Enjoy the race & welcome the riders to Tomball!!

For Details & Route Map Visit this link:

http://www.ironman.com/~/media/42ac0a08c49d40df8b3391f11f3b87df/imtexas%20bike%20tbt%202016.pdf?utm_source=Ironman+Texas+-+North+American+Championship+Comes+to+Tomball&utm_campaign=Ironman+event&utm_medium=email

 

Date:   May 14, 2016
Website:   http://www.ironman.com/~/media/42ac0a08c49d40df8b3391f11f3b87df/imtexas%20bike%20tbt%202016.pdf?utm_source=Ironman+Texas+-+North+American+Championship+Comes+to+Tomball&utm_campaign=Ironman+event&utm_medium=email
May 14   Farmers Market Tomball
Farmers Market Tomball at Main and S. Walnut, in the former TISD parking lot - Saturday mornings
For more info contact:
tomballfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Date:   May 14, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Email:   tomballfarmersmarket@gmail.com
May 17   Networking Breakfast - Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce
GTACC Monthly Networking Breakfast

No RSVP Required! Just Show Up! A great opportunity to tell others about your business or organization! All attendees are provided the opportunity to give a 60 second commercial!



 
Date:   May 17, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   WHERE:  Luby's Restaurant - 28750 Tomball Parkway

 
Contact:   281-351-7222
Email:   admin@tomballchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   WHEN:   8am-9am on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, Doors open at 7:30am




 
Fees/Admission:   COST:  $10 GTACC Members; $15 non-members
(cash, check or credit card only. Sorry, but their is no invoicing for the breakfast.)
 
May 19   Be Tomball Ready Monthly Lunch Presentation

Personal crime seems to be creeping into places that are usually thought of as safe havens. The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce’s Be Tomball Ready (BTR) committee is offering the public an opportunity to learn safety strategies while having fun.
 
At the BTR meeting on Thursday, May 19, Richard Bloom, crime deterrent specialist, author, speaker and trainer, will provide tips on how to avoid becoming a victim, how to be street smart, and how to handle an attack.
 
“My goal is to instruct – never frighten,” said Bloom. “This program is packed with personal safety advice, presented in a fun, entertaining format. We often hear reports of violence taking place at or near the workplace, and much of the time in broad daylight. I teach how to be prepared whether you’re in town, at work or traveling on business. Each person attending will receive a free copy of my book, "Keeping Kids  Safe" endorsed by the Texas Attorney Generals office as one of the best on the subject."
 
http://www.personalsafetyseminar.com/videos/

Bloom has appeared on Fox26 News six times, is an author of two books, and is the founder of the Human Sex Trafficking Educational Foundation. He conducts safety seminars for corporations, school districts, churches, and community groups.

 

BTR is a subcommittee of the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce and the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and is dedicated to helping businesses and individuals prepare for and recover from all kinds of emergencies and disasters. 

 

Previous BTR programs include FBI presentations on human trafficking, cyber-crime, internet security, prevention of identity theft, personal safety, business crime, strategies for reducing online banking risk, Red Cross information, recovery case studies from a business disaster expert, a representative from the Virus Doctor, a panel of computer experts, presentations by the Harris County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and representatives from the Tomball Regional Medical Center, Fire Department and Police Department.




 

Date:   May 19, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.personalsafetyseminar.com/videos/
Location:  

Tomball Regional Medical Center’s first floor conference room (by the cafeteria),  605 Holderrieth Blvd., Tomball, TX 

 

Contact:   RSVP Required to secure a seat: admin@tomballchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. every 3rd Thursday of the month
Fees/Admission:   BTR meetings are free and open to public; however an RSVP is required as seating is limited:
RSVP: admin@tomballchamber.org

 
May 19   GTACC Young Professionals Meeting
GTACC Young Professionals Meeting
"Social Media Marketing" presented by Grace Courtright, Allied Siding & Windows
Date:   May 19, 2016
Time:   03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Meet up at Peco's Grill
28900 Tomball Parkway (249 B)
Tomball, TX 77375
Email:   bbeyer@tomballchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   The 3rd Thursday of every month at 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Open to GTACC chamber members - No Fee and No RSVP required
May 21   HIS Walk at Willowcreek Ranch
Join us on Saturday, May 21st at 8:30am for HIS Walk 2016 at Willowcreek Ranch! HIS Walk, a 5K run/walk and family 1 mile, funds scholarships for military personnel and their families to receive free counseling at Liberty Path. Participants and their families will enjoy live music, raffle prizes, an appearance by Miss Tomball, and family fun! Come dressed in camo and celebrate our service men and women to say thank you for their dedication and sacrifice. Register today, only open to the first 150 participants!

http://www.active.com/tomball-tx/running/distance-running-races/his-walk-5k-trail-run-walk-2016
Date:   May 21, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Website:   http://willowcreekranchtx.com/hiswalk
Location:   Willowcreek Ranch 19744 Telge Road Tomball, TX 77377
Email:   marketing@caldwellcos.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 21st from 8:30-10:30am
Fees/Admission:   Adult 5K: $35 Kids 5K: $15 1 Mile Walk: $20
May 21   Farmers Market Tomball
Farmers Market Tomball at Main and S. Walnut, in the former TISD parking lot - Saturday mornings
For more info contact:
tomballfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Date:   May 21, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Email:   tomballfarmersmarket@gmail.com
May 24   Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Welcoming Staybridge Suites
Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Welcoming Staybridge Suites Tomball!
Date:   May 24, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:   10011 FM 2920
Tomball, Texas 77375
Email:   RSVP: admin@tomballchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 24, 1:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Fee
May 25   Community Urgent Care Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Grand Opening
Join the GTACC in welcoming Community Urgent Care to Tomball!
Tour & lunch provided!
Date:   May 25, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://tomballcuc.com
Location:   22625 TX-249, Suite 450
Tomball, TX 77375
SH-249 & Spring Cypress next to Walmart
Contact:   281-826-9974
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11 AM w/Grand Opening Celebrations, Tour & Lunch to follow
Fees/Admission:   No Fees
May 27   TYRTRW - PLACEMENT OF WREATHS AT WWII MEMORIAL
The Yellow Rose of Texas Republican Women invite the public to the placement of wreaths at the Tomball Museum Center WWII MEMORIAL. Join us in honor of the 9 fallen soldiers (and so many others) who left home and student life at Tomball High School to fight in the war.
Date:   May 27, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Website:   http://www.yellowroserw.net
Location:   Tomball Musrum Center 510 N. Pine St., Tomball Tx 77375. (Behind the Oil Camp House)
Contact:   Please contact with any questions.
Email:   yellowroserwrecsec@sbcglobal.net
Date/Time Details:   10:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 27   Alzheimer's Support Group
Join us on the fourth Friday of each month for an Alzheimer's Support Group in our private dining room. Meet other caregivers coping with family members with dementia or memory loss, and share your stories and challenges. Refreshments will be provided.
Date:   May 27, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sagora.com/heritage-tomball/
Location:   The Heritage Tomball 1221 Graham Drive Tomball, TX 77375
Contact:   RSVP to Leticia at (281) 401-5400
Email:   lvela@heritagetomball.com
Date/Time Details:   5/27/16 at 12:00
Fees/Admission:   $0
May 28   Farmers Market Tomball
Farmers Market Tomball at Main and S. Walnut, in the former TISD parking lot - Saturday mornings
For more info contact:
tomballfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Date:   May 28, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Email:   tomballfarmersmarket@gmail.com
May 30   GTACC Office Closed in Observance of Memorial Day
Date:   May 30, 2016
May 31   GTACC Ambassador Meeting
The GTACC Ambassadors represent the Chamber, encourage membership, promote goodwill as well as support & participate in various Chamber functions. If you'd like more information about this dynamic committee please contact:
Wes Burke, Committee Chair at 281-210-4567
wburke@cleaniswhatwemean.com
or reach out to GTACC staff
Date:   May 31, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location:   GTACC Chamber - Upstairs Boardroom
29201 Quinn Rd., Suite B
Tomball, Texas 77375
Contact:   281-351-7222
Email:   admin@tomallchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 31
12pm-1pm
Fees/Admission:   Members exclusive group - no fee for members to participate
May 31   GTACC Health Wellness Alliance Committee Monthly Meeting
Our Mission:
The Greater Tomball Area Health and Wellness Alliance is a collaborative effort between healthcare entities, providers and businesses in the greater Northwest Houston region providing health and wellness related platforms to support economic development. The alliance will focus on healthcare policy and law for a more informed business community, CME and CEU opportunities to support healthcare professionals, and wellness initiatives for a healthy and vibrant community.

 
Our Members:
 
  • Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce Members in good standing.
  • Attend planning meetings regularly.
  • Actively serve on our HWA teams.
 
Our Teams:
Community Outreach Team:

Identify opportunities for the HWA to host or participate in interactive community based events to promote health and wellness in homes, schools and the workplace.
Education Team:
Responsible for providing CEU, CME and general health and wellness related talks for providers, business owners and citizens on relevant health and wellness issues.

 
Administrative Team:
Provides administrative support to teams and manage all business matters of the alliance including, development, finance, recruitment, marketing and professional relationships.


For more further details contact:
Dawna Dyson, Juice Plus+ - Dawna@DDyson.net
Timika Simmons, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital - tssimmons@houstonmethodist.org
Date:   May 31, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location:   TOMAGWA
455 School St., Ste. 30
Tomball, TX  77375
Email:   Dawna@DDyson.net
Date/Time Details:   The Last Tuesday of Every Month
12 pm - 1pm
Fees/Admission:   No Fee