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Letter from the 2016 President

Dear Chamber Colleagues,

I am pleased to be serving you this year as GCCE president, but I need your help! The more active our GCCE members are, the more we all benefit from the lessons learned by others. Lifelong friendships and connections are made within GCCE!

GCCE was founded in 1959 to provide continuing education and support for the Chamber professional. How is this accomplished?

  • We support each other when we are experiencing tough times
  • We share new as well as tried-and-true ideas with each other
  • We provide scholarship help so some members can attend TCCE, Institute or ACCE
  • We host informative sessions on current public policy issues, on Chamber management topics and on amenities our unique communities offer
  • We laugh a lot

Last year under Johanna McWilliams's capable leadership, we rallied to move key issues forward: windstorm legislation, Export-Import Bank reauthorization, and State Transportation funding to name a few.

If you have not yet affiliated with GCCE or you have not been able to be very active, come back and join the very special fellowship our professional organization offers.

On behalf of GCCE, welcome! And do let me know if I can ever do anything for you.

Barbara Thomason, President
Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce

2016 Executive Committee

Barbara Thomason

Shari Sweeney
Vice President


Tracey Wheeler

Frances Castandeda Dyess