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      Shot in the Dark Night Golf Tournament COMING SOON...Friday, May 20th!
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      Ribbon Cutting - Rodeo Food Truck
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      Chamber Lunch & Learn Series - April featured Meredith Jurika with Makeup Junkie Bags!
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      Ribbon Cutting - Sundale Senior Living
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      Ribbon Cutting - MRAZ Golf Carts
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      December 10, 2022 - Save the Date. Call 295-8113 for more info!
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      2022 Chamber Ambassadors
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      BASH 5:15 (Business Associates Social Hour) April at SHSU Small Business Development Center
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      Congratulations to our Best of Show Winner at the 47th Annual Fair on the Square...Unique Gifts! Save the date for Saturday, October 1, 2022!
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      Etta Jean's Pout House...one of our longest members of the Fair on the Square, OVER 35 years and counting! Save the date, Saturday, October 1, 2022!
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      Representing Walker County at the State Capitol in Austin!
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      Introducing HLI Class 40! "Intentionally Huntsville"
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      Winners of the 2021 Helicopter Golf Ball Drop, sponsored by Bill Fick Ford! Save the date for next year...May 20, 2022!
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      Thanks to our many volunteers at the 18th Annual Shot in the Dark Night Golf Tournament, sponsored by Wiesner. Save the date for 2022, May 20!
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      2021 SHSU Honors College
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      Ambassadors make random visits to our members....this time we surprised Tallent's Sausage!
  • Chamber Staff


  • Gwen Lucas- Director of First Impressions
    gwen@huntsvillewalkerchamber.com

    Gwen Lucas joined our staff in June 2015 as our Receptionist/Secretary.  She has lived in Huntsville since April 2008 with her husband Walter, and they have two adult sons.  Gwen’s responsibilities include primary receiver and public relations employee to all members, tourists and visitors calling, entering or writing the Chamber offices, as well as serving as assistant to the management staff in helping create order, professionalism and efficiency throughout the office and its programs.
     

     


    Shannon Higbie- Office Manager 
    shigbie@huntsvillewalkerchamber.com

    Shannon is the office manager, serving as the administrative assistant to the president. She handles the financial details for the Chamber and oversees the in-house financial statements, building and equipment maintenance, and provides record keeping for the monthly board meetings and the organization. She helps with the implementation of the Annual Board Planning Retreat, annual financial audits, and is a part of the Thursday Leads Exchange. She manages the annual Gala dinner and awards and oversees the newsletter, The VOICE.  Shannon is a graduate of Huntsville High School and holds a BA in English from Sam Houston State University.  Shannon joined the Chamber staff in January 2003 and has completed the Fundamentals of Chamber Management through the Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence.

     


    Laura Green - Events & Communications Manager
    lgreen@huntsvillewalkerchamber.com

    Laura began her employment with the Chamber in July 2003 and was named Events & Communications Manager in 2007.  She is responsible for the communications programs which includes assisting with the monthly newsletter, The VOICE,   and in the updating of the Chamber website and FaceBook pages. She coordinates monthly member projects such as the Small Business Breakfasts and Business After Hours.  Laura manages the Annual Fair on the Square, the Annual Shot in the Dark Night Golf Tournament & Helicopter Golf Ball Drop,  the Chamber Gala Silent and Live Auctions, and Diva Night. She also cooridnates ribbon cutting ceremonies for members. In addition Laura is the coordinator for the Huntsville Leadership Institute and is a graduate of Class 25 and serves on the Tourism committee.    Laura has completed the Fundamentals of Chamber Management through the Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence.  She has an Associates Degree in General Business from Temple Junior College. She is a member of Northside Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the Walker County Fair.
     


    Ray Hernandez, IOM-President & CEO
    rayh@huntsvillewalkerchamber.com
    Ray began his employment with the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce serving as President & CEO on June 25, 2019.

    Ray has an extensive background in the chamber community.  Ray served as the President of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce in Lewisville, Texas where he led the 9th largest Chamber in the Dallas-FT Worth region. Prior to that position, Ray led the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce and the San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Texas. In San Marcos, he led efforts to increase membership by over 300% in two years. While at the Kyle Area Chamber, Ray helped lead efforts to pass a $209 million road expansion partnership. Ray also led the development efforts of the largest hospital between San Antonio and Austin  (Seton Medical Center Hays) and the largest Community College (Austin Community College) between San Antonio and Austin, which opened in 2014. In Lewisville, he helped lead efforts to pass the largest bond election in the history of the city. He led a team of volunteers and staff to earn a Four Star Accreditation from the US Chamber of Commerce.

    In 2010, he earned his Institute of Organizational Management (IOM) certification through the United Sates Chamber of Commerce at Loyola Marymount University at Los Angeles, California.

    A US ARMY Veteran who served his country proudly, Ray graduated with Honors from Southwest Texas State University. He also received his Economic Development training from Texas A&M-College Station Extension office and is a Leadership training graduate with Honors (Innovation 88) at University of Texas-Austin LBJ of Public Affairs.

    Ray served as a Board Regent of the West Institute of Organizational Management program for the US Chamber of Commerce, an Executive Board Member (Vice President of Communications) for the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives, Board Member of Habitat for Humanity of Denton County, Board Member of the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation, a member of Lewisville Noon Rotary, Co-Chair of the City of Lewisville 2025 Comprehensive Plan Committee, Chair of the City of Lewisville Blue Ribbon Advisory Board, served on a Diversity and Inclusion Task force and as a Board Member for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives organization. He is married to his beautiful wife, Belinda and has four children; Michael, Jennifer, Maya and Joaquin.

     


     



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