Crabby Daddy Hosts SKCC School House Rock!


Come join us for the first ever  SKCC  School House Rock Back to  School Drive for less fortunate children in our community.  When: Thursday, August 14, 2008 from 5 pm to 7 pm
Where: Crabby Daddy Restaurant, 25186 1-45 North, Suite 4G, The Woodlands, TX 77386 
Why: To mix and mingle with business colleagues while also helping our community’s children return to school with the supplies they need for a good start this school year!

For a list of needed items and details on this event, please e-mail

info@springkleinchamber.org

 

 

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“Tonight’s The Night”

Tonight Friday August 1, 2008 from 5pm – 11pm, the town of Tomball will celebrate it’s 36th annual  “Tomball Night and Beyond” 
This fun filled, family friendly event is sure to start your weekend off with a bang. The event is sponsored by The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce. 
The festivites include a carnival, petting zoo, crafts, mystery shoppers, food, art, discounts, special drawings, parade of lights and Fireworks. 
Tomball Chamber Committee Chair Mary Harvey, invites all to come and be dazzled by the an exciting after-dark parade with lighted floats and fireworks. Tomball area shops will remain open after hours and have gone all out to attract customers with door prizes, refreshments, and free live entertainment. The eagerly anticipated “Mystery Shopper” competition will challenge all who participate, and rewards the winners with cash prizes.
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Spring Named One Of The Nations Most Affordable Places To Own A Home CNNMoney.com America’s Best Places to Live

(submitted by ExploreSpring.com)

July 18, 2008

Money Magazine features photo submitted by ExploreSpring.com (Spring TX Premier on line Community) of Old Town Spring in Where Homes are Affordable List as Spring makes its first appearance on the list. While its first formal appearance on a national ranking, Spring began its emergence last year making contender lists on CNN Money and U.S. News and World Reports

Spring, TX, July 17, 2008. ExploreSpring.com is proud to announce that Spring has been selected as being one of the most affordable cities in the nation for home ownership. 2008 is Spring’s first year on Money Magazine’s Top 25 “Best Places to Live: Where Homes are Affordable” ranking, released this month. While this is Spring’s 1st year as an official list maker, in 2007 it was a contender on Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live List and U.S. News and World Report’s Best Places to Retire.

Spring’s family purchasing power and median home price were factors that helped make Spring a top Money Magazine pick. According to Money Magazine, “residents who buy real estate in these 25 growing cities see their incomes go the furthest”. The Where homes are affordable list featured 6 Texas cities, 2 of which are in the North Houston Metropolitan area –Spring at #15 and Atascocita at # 19.

The Top 25 Where Homes are Affordable cities as determined by criteria developed by Money Magazine are: 1.Nicholasville, KY – Median home price: $70,000, Median family income: $53,505; 2. Watauga, TX – Median home price: $117,040, Median family income: $73,203; 3. Redan, GA – Median home price: $115,000, Median family income: $71,466; 4. Franklin, IN – Median home price: $103,000, Median family income: $63,555; 5. Clay, NY – Median home price: $124,000, Median family income: $72,488; 6. Plainfield, IN – Median home price: $124,000, Median family income: $72,282; 7.. Marion, IA – Median home price: $131,500, Median family income: $76,576; 8. Omaha, NE – Median home price: $113,000, Median family income: $65,611; 9. Clinton, MI – Median home price: $132,318, Median family income: $76,643; 10. Bellevue, NE – Median home price: $120,000, Median family income: $69,192; 11. Russellville, AR – Median home price: $85,000, Median family income: $48,589; 12. Mission Bend, TX – Median home price: $133,000, Median family income: $75,974;

13. Arnold, MO – Median home price: $119,600; Median family income: $68,165; 14. Des Moines, IA – Median home price: $105,000, Median family income: $59,724; 15. Spring, TX – Median home price: $131,005, Median family income: $74,298 16. Lake Jackson, TX – Median home price: $149,426, Median family income: $84,069; 17. Janesville, WI – Median home price: $124,700, Median family income: $69,706 18. Beavercreek, OH – Median home price: $168,000, Median family income: $93,540; 19. Atascocita, TX – Median home price: $171,462, Median family income: $94,508; 20. West Des Moines, IA – Median home price: $161,500, Median family income: $88,096; 21. Pearl, MS – Median home price: $100,000; Median family income: $54,471 22. La Porte, TX – Median home price: $136,990, Median family income: $74,478; 23. Westerville, OH – Median home price: $184,950, Median family income: $100,385; 24. La Vergne, TN – Median home price: $127,000, Median family income: $68,590; 25. Papillion, NE – Median home price: $169,000, Median family income: $90,921.

ExploreSpring.com Old Town Spring Photo
Pictured left and on CNNMoney.com is The Happy Peddler boutique in Old Town Spring, submitted to Money Magazine by request from ExploreSpring.com. “Spring is a premier City in Texas. We’ve got it all! We’ve got great weather, a low crime rate, low unemployment, blazing growth, terrific schools, proximity to major attractions, all in a wonderful small town,” commented Elle Carnes.

Spring has experienced impressive growth over the last five years. This is reflective of Spring’s affordability, thriving economy, and great schools. Spring ranked as number 15 out of 25 top ranking affordable cities in the nation. Anyone who would like more information regarding this prestigious recognition please go to Spring’s community web site (www.explorespring.com) or Money Magazine’s website.

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Celebrity “Judge” Larry Joe to Celebrate Christmas in July with the Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce

Spring, Texas – July 7, 2008 – The Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce (SKCC) announced today that Larry Joe Doherty, best known for his service on the bench of television’s highly rated courtroom series, Texas Justice, and Democratic candidate for the 10th Congressional District, and his wife, Joanne, will be special guests at the Chamber’s First Annual Christmas in July Banquet and Auction on Friday, July 25, 2008 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

Doherty will speak on the importance of a cohesive community through strong economic support of local business and will also participate in handing out membership plaques to the Chamber’s new membership.

To be held at the Augusta Pines Savannahs in Spring, Texas, the banquet will have all the ambience and air of Christmas, complete with dinner, dancing, holiday decor and live music.

The live auction will feature valuable sports and music collectibles, and special packages such as a Napa Valley Wine Tour and Nascar Racing at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. “The evening promises to be fun and memorable.  This is a great opportunity to get unique Christmas gifts for the person who has everything,” says Elle Carnes, Banquet Chair. 

In its first year the Chamber hopes to increase awareness about the Chamber, boost its current membership by 20%, and raise $5,000 for its startup year.

Tickets are on sale now at $50 for chamber members and $55 for non-members. SKCC is soliciting donations for door prizes and auction items, as well as underwriters and advertisers for the event program.  If you would like to contribute or attend the auction, please visit us online at www.springkleinchamber.org or contact Elle Carnes, Banquet Chair, via email info@springkleinchamber.org or phone at (281) 912-1107.

 

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The Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce (SKCC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to being the primary resource for area economic development, business expansion and overall quality of life in Spring-Klein. For more information, visit www.springkleinchamber.org.

 

Contact:

Candace Runaas

Runaas Resources Public Relations

281-257-4431

www.RunaasResources.com

 

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New Location Added for Signing of Spring-Klein Cityhood Petition

The businesses and residents of the Spring and Klein Chamber of Commerce have added Templeton Insurance Agency to the list of locations where you can sign the petition.

●  Najjia’s Fine Furniture (6526 FM 2920), Spring

●  Smoothie Factory(2920/Kuykendahl, Chase bank parking lot)

●  Spinzers Corner Store (Kuykendahl/Willow Forest)

●  Alexander’s Academy, 625 Brandt (Old Town Spring), 77373

●  Templeton Insurance Agency, 21120 Spring Towne Drive, Spring, 77388

●   Online at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/spring-klein-petition#signatures.

If you are a business owner and would like to host a petition signing, pleas email the Spring-Klein Chamber, at info@springkleinchamber.org.

Spring Klein Chamber Now Offers Low-Cost Vision Plan for Members

Need Glasses? The Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce now offers their own vision plan. Vision Pro Eyecare at 20920 Kuykendahl Road, Suite C, in Spring, has created a customized Vision Plan for Spring Klein Chamber members offering significant discounts.  For complete details, visit Vision Pro Discount Program, contact the Chamber at info@springkleinchamber.org.  You can also call Vision Pro Eyecare, the office of Dr. Paul Proske at 281-353-EYES (-3937) to make an appointment.

SKCC on TV! Christmas in July Banquet to be Announced on Great Day Houston

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The Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce to Visit the KHOU Studios
On July 10th, members of the Spring Klein Chamber are invited to join the Great Day Houston audience to announce the upcoming Christmas in July event scheduled for July 25th.  This is a wonderful opportunity and we encourage all who are interested to join us.  We have limited tickets available.  All guests must be at the KHOU Studios by 7:45 a.m. to get our tickets.   If you are interested in taking a field trip to see Great Day Houston LIVE, please e-mail the Chamber at info@springkleinchamber.org.

Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce Announces First Annual Christmas in July Banquet and Auction

The Chamber to hold their first event to promote Spring, Texas and introduce area residents to local businesses with a festive celebration

Spring, TX – June 16, 2008 – The Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce (SKCC) will hold their first annual Christmas in July banquet with a live auction on Friday, July 25, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  All proceeds from the auction will be to support the startup of the Chamber, a not-for-profit organization (application pending) that operates to promote business development, a strong community and superior quality of life in Spring and Klein Texas.

To be held at the Augusta Pines Savannahs in Spring, Texas, the event will have all the ambience and air of Christmas complete with dinner, dancing, holiday decor and live music. In its first year the Chamber hopes to increase awareness about the Chamber, boost its current membership by 20%, and raise $5,000 for its startup year.

The live auction will feature a host of items ranging from household products and baked goods to sports memorabilia and event tickets. Running the auction will be Mark Moore with Cheray Auctioneers, License # 15019, who is volunteering his time in support of the chamber.  Special guests are expected throughout the evening to celebrate the season with Spring business owners and residents.

“We are so excited to be creating an organization dedicated to the well being of the Spring Klein area. We want to nurture it and preserve its beauty, while embracing the enormous growth we are experiencing,” said Elle Carnes, Chairman of the banquet.

Tickets are on sale now at $50 for chamber members and $55 for non-members. SKCC is soliciting donations for door prizes and auction items, as well as underwriters and advertisers for the event program.  If you would like to contribute or attend the auction, please visit us online at www.springkleinchamber.org or contact Elle Carnes, Banquet Chair, via email info@springkleinchamber.org or phone at (281) 912-1107.

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Salad, Steak and a Healthy Serving of SEO

Chamber Luncheon Offers Salad and Steak Topped with a Healthy Serving of SEO

 

Spring and Klein Area Business Owners Educated on How to Receive High Rankings for Their Websites

 

Spring, TX – June 5, 2008 – The Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce (SKCC) held their second monthly luncheon on Tuesday, June 3rd providing members and guests with a networking opportunity that also increased their knowledge of how to market their business websites on the Internet.

            Javier Avellan, an Internet Marketing Consultant, formerly employed with Schipul of Houston, educated luncheon attendees on web marketing design fundamentals.  Avellan gave them instruction, tips and methods on how to attract customers to their website using basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques and then how to motivate the customers to action once they arrive at the business website.  Several guests spoke with him afterwards to get additional input on specific ways to improve their site.

            Business leaders, who met at the Sizzler Restaurant on FM2920, also gave short presentations on the services and products that their companies provide ranging from legal services to auto body repair and restoration to supplemental insurance to a Spring area community forum.  “The various types of businesses represented really shows a great start to this grassroots business organization,” says Toni Richard, president and co-founder of the Chamber.  “Their needs however are primarily the same.  They want to grow their business and support the community where they work.”

            The Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce is a community driven business organization committed to facilitating networking opportunities for local area business, acting as an advocate in promoting and supporting the Spring and Klein areas, and offering services and events that improve and enhance quality of life for our community.  For more information on SKCC membership and how you can be involved in this dynamic new chamber, visit www.springkleinchamber.org or call 281-257-4431.

 

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