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Chamber Business Expo

Governor's Small Business Forum

Congratulations to the Grimes County recipients of the 2016 Governor's Small Business of the Year awards:


Category:  26-100 Employees

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Category:  25 or Fewer Employees



A high-impact half-day for business owners, managers and civic leaders.


8:00-8:30a Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:00a Forum Opens, Welcome by M.C. Brice Milliorn - Edward Jones
Greeting from State Senator Lois Kolkhorst
Office of the Governor Representative - Brad Napp

9:00-9:30a TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs
Workforce Solutions – Trish Buck, Brazos Valley COG
Learn about programs available to help your business grow.

9:30-10:00a Networking break, visit with exhibitors

10:00-10:30 The Fiscal View from Texas – Dale Craymer, Texas Taxpayers and Research Assoc.
Hear from one of Texas’ leading economists about fiscal issues, taxes and impacts.

10:30-11:00a Oil & Gas Industry Update - Dr. Thomas Tunstall, Institute for Economic Development at UTSA.
Renowned TED Talk presenter and expert on industry matters.

11:00-11:30a Social Media for Small Business - Anh Nguyen, Amplified Marketing
Building and Engaging Your Target Audience

11:30-11:55a Networking break, visit with Exhibitors

12:00p State of Texas Small Business Awards Luncheon & Presentation                        
Keynote Speaker: Secretary of State Carlos Cascos                                                           

1:30p Adjourn



Navasota Grimes County Chamber
117 S. La Salle, Navasota, Texas 77868
Ph. 936-825-6600 | Fax 936-825-3699