Business Development Committee
The Chamber is committed to supporting programs that promote a positive business climate in the community that makes Pearland a better place to live and work. The Business Development committee encourages the spirit of cooperation among government, education, legislators, other non-profits and partners by hosting a round table discussion on areas of responsibility and to foster collaboration. The Business Development Committee works to establish partnership with other community organizations. Events are planned and coordinated through Business Development. If you are not able to attend meeting but would like to volunteer to help at events, please email Cheryl.Kepp@PearlandTexasChamber.us. Event volunteers have the opportunity to meet a lot of members. Business Development meetings are held on the third Friday monthly at 10 am.
Transportation focuses on getting around in Pearland. Learn about transportation issues and scheduled improvements directly from those making the changes. The mission is to maintain active involvement in surface, rail, air, marine and other modes of transportation to enhance regional commerce. Meetings are bi-monthly on the fourth Monday at 2:00 pm.
The Governmental Relations team works to boil down Pearland business issues into a Public Policy so that a synopsis can be presented to our Local, State and Federal lawmakers. Each month the committee hears from elected officials and others that can provide insight into the workings of our local, state and national government. The Governmental Relations Team meets on the second Friday monthly at 9:30 am.
Shop Pearland Committee works to stimulate spending locally. Team members feel strongly about educating Pearland about the positive impact of spending dollars “in town” instead of neighboring cities. This team typically meets the second Tuesday monthly at 9 am at various member locations.
Member Outreach Committee
What are members missing? How can we engage our members more? This team is focused on making membership in the Pearland Chamber of Commerce as beneficial as possible. This team works on anything and everything membership related within the organization. Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday monthly at 10:00 am.
Healthcare Committee provides resources that includes access to information regarding healthcare options in the fields of policy, advocacy, compliance, and business development creating a healthier community. The committee also distributes Healthy Life, a quarterly newsletter. Articles in the newsletter are submitted by our members. The Healthcare committee brings healthcare topics in multiple platforms that educate and engage the general public to make healthier choices; is resource for local businesses looking to improve the health of their employees; provides education for consumers and business owners to be “healthcare insiders” that can make informed decisions when utilizing the healthcare system. The Healthcare Committee meets on the first Friday monthly at 9:00 am.
Ambassadors are a group of volunteers acting as liaisons for the Pearland Chamber of Commerce to the Pearland area for the purpose of promoting member participation and good will within the Chamber’s framework. The Chamber has openings for additional Ambassadors. Interested applicants can contact Jere Gnader at 281-485-3634 or Jere.Gnader@pearlandtexaschamber.us for information on one of the most essential Chamber programs or review the guidelines and application. The Pearland Chamber of Commerce performs a criminal background search on all new applicants. By signing this application you hereby acknowledge that a criminal background search will be performed and consent to the Pearland Chamber of Commerce performing a criminal background search in order to determine your criminal history.
The Pearland Chamber of Commerce wants to have a continuous flow of qualified employees to our businesses in Pearland. We work with area schools, community colleges, universities and other workforce development agencies. Below are some of the resources available -
Most In Demand during COVID-19
University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus
1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, TX 77581
The University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland has an exciting new opportunity for nurses who are seeking to renew licensure. This summer, they will introduce a nursing re-entry continuing education course including a 5-week didactic component and a 5-week clinical component. This 10-week experience meets the criteria of the Texas Board of Nurses for nursing re-entry completion which will result in the renewal of the RN license. Didactic sessions will feature hybrid (online and face-to-face) instruction in our new, state-of-the-art nursing classrooms and simulation lab in our newly opened Health Sciences building at Pearland. Clinical rotations will be arranged with area hospitals to fulfill the Texas Board of Nursing’s mandatory clinical hour requirement. Students may complete both components for $1100, or students who have completed the didactic component through Austin Community College may transfer in to the clinical component for $350. All students will pay an additional fee of $100 for a discounted bundle of textbooks to be provided by the program.
For more information and a link to registration, please see the EventBrite page at https://www.uhcl.edu/human-sciences-humanities/departments/clinical-health-applied-sciences/nursing/rn-nursing-refresher. We hope to see you this summer!
Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Rd
Alvin, TX 77511
Houston Community College - Central College
1300 Holman, San Jacinto Building
Houston, TX 77004
San Jacinto College Continuing Professional Development
Houston, TX 77089
1928 N Main St
Pearland, TX 77581
Robert Turner College & Career High School
4717 Bailey Rd
Pearland, TX 77584
301 E. House St
Alvin, TX 77511
JB Hensler College & Career Academy
7380 Lewis Ln
Manvel, TX 77578