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The Woodlands Area Business Summit Rocks Its Third Year

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The 3rd annual Woodlands Area Business Summit, hosted by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, was a roaring success.  The Business Summit, which attracts 300 members of the business community, has become a premier business event in just three years.

The Woodlands Area Business Summit
From Left to Right: JJ Hollie, President & CEO, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce; Rich Redmond, Keynote Speaker; Cyndi Alvarado, Vice President, Membership of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce; David Deveau, JPMorgan Chase, Business Summit Team Lead. Photo Credit: David Meine, The Woodlands Camera Club.

This year’s summit featured Keynote Speaker Rich Redmond, who has been the touring and recording drummer for multi-platinum country rocker Jason Aldean for nearly two decades. He is also an educator, speaker, author, and actor. Redmond shared his “CRASH Concept For Success,” energizing the crowd with his message and his music. Redmond’s unique presentation mixed music, drumming, educational takeaways, crowd interaction, comedy, and storytelling.




The summit kicked off with a panel discussion on Artificial Intelligence, followed by three breakout sessions featuring five topics for attendees to choose from. Topics included crisis management, employment law, marketing, and strategies for growing a business.

As the only homegrown business summit in The Woodlands, The Woodlands Area Business Summit draws on the wealth of talent that exists in The Woodlands business community. Breakout room speakers and panel participants are all members of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, chosen through a careful application process to ensure that attendees have access to topics that are diverse, relevant, and innovative.

“The Business Summit is rooted in the Chamber’s mission to serve as a professional and community resource for the business community and to create opportunities for them to build connections,” said JJ Hollie, President & CEO of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. “We are proud that in a few short years the summit has grown into a can’t miss event because it is fulfilling that mission, providing pathways to opportunity for attendees.”




The Chamber thanks the sponsors who supported the Business Summit, including Tachus Business Fiber for once again serving as Presenting Sponsor. Visit the Chamber website for a full list of sponsors.

The Woodlands Area Business Summit was held on Friday, November 3 at the Lone Star College System Office Community Building.

 About the Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce

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The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is made up of thousands of business and civic leaders who have joined together to promote jobs, economic growth, and strong communities. As the largest business association in Greater Houston, we represent more than 1,300 area employers on the local, county, state, and national level.