Chamber Signature Events
Community-Wide Shrimp Boil & Dance - August 12, 2022
This is a huge tradition in Texas City! The annual Shrimp Boil & Dance is held in mid-August on a Friday evening at the Nessler Park/Rotary Pavilion. Hundreds of people gather to say good-bye to Summer and welcome the beginning of Fall.
The 2022 Shrimp Boil Sponsors included: Marathon, Del Papa Distributing, Dow Chemical, Dunn Heat Exchangers, Moore Industries, Texas First Bank, Eastman, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Valero.
Women in Leadership Awards - September 14, 2022
At a time when all businesses are looking for ways to recruit and retain employees, the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce offers an exciting program for businesses to recognize and reward valued female workers.
To recognize women who are vital to the success of local organizations, the Chamber coordinates the annual "Women in Leadership Awards." (W.I.L.A.).
Bayou Fest in La Marque - October 15, 2022
This family-friendly live music festival is held the second Saturday in October at Mac MacGaffey Highland Bayou Park in La Marque. There is a huge barbecue cook-off (the third leg in Galveston County's Triple Crown competition!). There are free children's activities including a fishing tournament, mutton bustin' and pumpkin carving/decorating. There are several live music concerts in the afternoon and evening. Plus crafts vendors, festival food trucks, bounce houses and fireworks! Bayou Fest is fun for all ages!
Annual Membership Gala - January 20, 2022
The Chamber's 2022 "Annual Membership Meeting & Gala" was hosted at the Doyle Convention Center in Texas City on Thursday, January 20.
Over 400 Chamber members gathered to celebrate the business community and achievements of dedicated volunteers and the installation of new Chamber officers and directors.
At this year's event, the outgoing Chair of the Board, Georgia Barzilay, passed the gavel to the 2022 Chair, Ron Assad of Gallant Builders/Gallant Industrial.
The banquet program included the installation of new Chamber officers and directors, as well as naming the Outstanding Citizen of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year and the Jimmy Hayley Community Service Award winners.
The Chamber 2023 "Annual Membership Meeting & Gala" will take place on January 19. Nominations for the major awards will be gathered in November/ December.
Industrial Trade Show - April 26, 2022
The Chamber's 2022 Industrial Trade Show was hosted at the Doyle Convention Center in Texas City on Tuesday, April 26.
Valuable connections were made by more than 82 exhibitors and over 600 people attended to make the 2022 Industrial Trade Show a remarkable success!
Thanks to all the Top Sponsors, amazing exhibitors, and Break-out Session speakers who made the show possible. Photos and interviews are posted on the Chamber’s Facebook page.
Also…videos of the 4 Break-Out Sessions are now on the Chamber’s YouTube channel. They are good for CEUs (continuing education credits). The topics covered include ESG, CUI, Passive Fire Protection and Innovations in Industry. Special thanks to Sam Navarro with IPC for hosting and coordinating this important education series.
Business Showcase & Taste of the Town - May 19, 2022
Over 40 exhibitors, 10 sponsors, 12 restaurants and 400 guests combined to make the 2022 “Business Showcase + Taste of the Town” a remarkable success! Everyone enjoyed getting to visit with dozens of local businesses and sample delicious food at the event.
Thank you to presenting sponsors AMOCO Federal Credit Union and Mainland City Centre, all other sponsors, the Golden Division volunteers, and the amazing exhibitors who made this new event possible.