Recently, while looking through the stack of Business Cards that have recently come in and browsing through our sign-in guest book, I thought it would be interesting to other businesses and community citizens to share with you a lot of this information. I know that I am really happy and glad to know how far the information about our Eagle-Ford Shale boom is reaching and how much that your Chamber of Commerce can be of help to all of our newcomers. To those who do come in, I tell them that’s basically what we are here for. Chambers of Commerce are important because they can be of service in one way or another to new businesses and the persons who are attending to those businesses.
Just two weeks ago, we welcomed State Representative Tim Kleinschmidt, who stopped by to say hello and give us his card with his address and phone numbers in case we ever need him and his ability to serve us through his role in government. That’s another key thing and why I continue to keep letting our community know who is new here and who wants to help our area because we now have available their knowledge and expertise.
And this week, Leonel R. Alaniz came in to introduce himself and tell about his business involving Commercial Metals. Also, Josh Trice with Southwest Meter & Supply, Inc. came by to share about the company he represents. Another government specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration in San Antonio, Eric Spencer, stopped by recently, too, knowing I’m sure, that he can help a lot of our new businesses get started and continue building as everything around here grows.
Again, many others just want to stop by and let us know that we are all in this together and they join the chamber to be with us so we can truly keep up with what’s happening and some of the changes that are going on. One such visitor recently was Gregory R. Kroll, site superintendent with the busy Uranium Energy Corporation in Hobson that has started up again and enlivens our history once more. So, if you are interested in finding out more about any of these newcomers and would like more details, please stop by during our chamber hours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and we’ll be glad to share with you how your chamber meets and greets so many of those who are making our dear Karnes County a great and stable community.
‘Til next time – Cathy