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Over 20 RAP (Retirees Are Progressive) Council Committee members met in Honors Hall on Wednesday, April 15, to hear a presentation from the COMAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT. Chief Appraiser Curtis Koehler and Deputy Chief Appraiser Tim Kilpatrick informed the committee on the “Evaluation Process” and the “Over 65 Exemption”. The committee also received a handout titled Taxpayers’ Rights, Remedies and Responsibilities. NOLAN DIETERT, Chair of the RAP Council, invites anyone that is interested in joining this unique division of The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to call Phyllis Foerster at 608-2804.
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Small Business Week will be proclaimed by the City and County May 17-23. A reception for the honoree, JOHN GUENZEL of RIO RAFT & RESORT sponsored by RANDOLPH BROOKS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, will be held in May.
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Leadership New Braunfels Class of '09 will graduate on Tuesday, May 12 at 11:30 a.m. at a luncheon at T BAR M RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Chamber office or online at www.nbcham.org . The graduation speaker will be 5-time Olympic Medalist Josh Davis. Davis earned his medals while modeling a life of integrity and balance. More information about Davis can be found is available at www.joshdavis.com .
YLNB graduated its twelfth class on Friday April 17 at 6:00 p.m. at SEEKATZ OPERA HOUSE. The program has graduated 355 tenth and eleventh graders. Graduation sponsors included BLUEBONNET MOTORS, Inc.; CASTEEL & CASTEEL, PLLC; KIESLING, PORTER, KIESLING & FREE, P.C; New Braunfels Downtown Rotary and SCHLITTERBAHN WATERPARK & RESORTS. Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Sichan Siv, was the guest speaker.
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Leadership New Braunfels Alumni Assoc. held a candidate's forum on April 9th at Landa Haus for the May 9th election for NBISD and CISD Board of Trustees and "elect" City Council Representatives Pictured front row (left) STACY GRAUPNER, Carolyn Miller, Carol K. Keller, Sandy Oldani Paulos, KEELY MITCHELL (NEW BRAUNFELS JAYCEES), SANDY NOLTE and Sherry G. Harrison; back row (left) Calvin Kempin, Dan K. Krueger, David Drastata, MIKE YBARRA, Greg Sofran and ROB CLARK (LNB Alumni Chair). Leadership New Braunfels Alumni of NEW BRAUNFELS JAYCEES was the sponsor for the candidate's forum.
The Chamber’s Business/Education Partnership Committee (BEP) delivered more than 60 “Kits for Kids” bags to the new SALVATION ARMY offices on Castell Ave. just in time for their Open House and Ribbon Cutting on April 8. BEP committee member DON MILLER, who offices in the same building with the SALVATION ARMY, delivered the bags in hopes that the bags could be given to families with young children that come to the offices with special needs. Committee Chairperson CHRIS DOUGLAS was on hand at the Ribbon Cutting ceremony to welcome them to their new home and encourage the use of the “Kits for Kids”. These special bags represent the interest, concern, and love the BEP has for our families and young children, as parents learn to provide healthy, strong relationships and nurturing for their entire family,” said DOUGLAS. The bags contain children books, maps of fun activities to do in New Braunfels, and a pamphlet prepared by DOUGLAS and her staff at CIS listing services in the community that may be helpful to families who have special needs. The bags have also been shared with two of our local Judges that deal with family issues. Judge CHARLES STEPHENS is a member of the BEP and has been helpful in the collection of some of the goodies placed in the bags. Judge Diana Guerrero received bags from Judge STEPHENS to be used in her court. The BEP will continue to collect gently used children’s books that are a very special part of the “Kits for Kids”. If you would like more information on this program or want to donate books please call Rusty Brockman at 625-2385.
A-LERT BUILDING SYSTEMS DONATES BOOKS
A-LERT, a local manufacturer of metal roofing systems and complete metal buildings, heard about the need for gently used children’s books in the “Kits for Kids” program sponsored by the Chamber’s Business/Education Partnership committee. TIFFANY LENZ, of A-LERT, called CHRIS DOUGLAS, Chair of the BEP, to ask how they could help. Her idea was to have a one week drive for A-LERT employees to fill the box with books. After a week of work, TIFFANY delivered more than 100 books to the Chamber to be used in the “Kits for Kids” program. “What a great way for our local businesses to get involved in such a worthy program,” commented LENZ. “It is our intent to be involved in ways that make a difference in the lives of families in our community,” LENZ concludes. “We are certainly very thankful for businesses like A-LERT and their employees,” said DOUGLAS. “There are many families that will benefit from the kindness shown by our friends at A-LERT,” said DOUGLAS. Thanks A-LERT for your help in this important effort!
Plans for the 21st Annual Business Trade Show are underway. See this year's logo below. Confirmed sponsors are FIRST STATE BANK, FIRST COMMERCIAL BANK and NEW BRAUNFELS SMOKEHOUSE. More details are available for sponsorships. Call Shana Slatter at 830-608-2805 for BTS information.
The New Braunfels Manufacturers Association met for their April Lunch Meeting on Tuesday, April 21, at Honors Hall. BARRY BRITTIAN, COLEMAN CORPORATION, is President and presided at the meeting. More than 30 attended to hear Greg Malatek, Area Engineer for TXDOT, speak about local projects that are planned and currently working. Program Chairman Al Ranzau welcomed Malatek and also thanked DORA WHITE of CATERALL for the meal. Paul Webber, Star Manufacturing, presented the secretary/treasurers report and indicated the number of scholarships the NBMA has ongoing to students in vocational training and higher academic institutions. The group welcomed guest’s Valerie Molina from SALOF COMPANIES, Jim Scholl from CHEMICAL LIME, and Justin Harris of VIP Staffing to the meeting. The NBMA is represented by 35 members representing the manufacturing and service industries in the New Braunfels/Comal County area. The May meeting will be on Tuesday, May 19, at 11:45 am in Honors Hall. Mike Smith, NBISD Superintendent, will be the speaker for this regular monthly lunch meeting. For more information about the NBMA, contact Rusty Brockman at 830-625-2385.
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