2018 Job Opening

Position: Executive Director
Reports to: West SA Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Mission Statement: The mission of the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is to advance and promote the economic environment for business, and to advocate responsive government and quality education, while preserving the San Antonio Greater Western Sector’s unique community characteristics.

Nature and Extent of Assignment
Basic function: The Executive Director is the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the organization.

To apply, please download the .pdf file and follow the instructions.

West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Announces 2017 Legacy Gala Recipients

On Friday, January 27th a West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce tradition continues with the hosting of the 2017 Legacy Gala.  This event will honor three individuals and one area entity from the Western Sector of San Antonio for their excellence in business and commerce and in the Westside community.  The event takes place at the beautiful San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Banquet Facility located at 8925 IH 10 West.  The event starts at 6pm with a pre-event reception followed by the program at 7pm.  There will be a post event reception at 9:30pm with entertainment.

This year’s list of Legacy Award honorees includes both community activist and Westside political mainstay Choco Meza (posthumously) and Rudy Bernal, retired Lanier Voks coaching legend.  Also, being honored for its legacy and impact in the Westside of San Antonio is Kelly Field.  The recipient of the Charles Gonzalez Western Sector Person of the Year Award is Grace Rodriguez Elliott – longtime West Chamber Board member and the immediate past Chairwoman of the Board.

Choco Meza, who recently passed away earlier this year, was a mainstay in grassroots Westside community activism.   Her positive community impact has a multi-generational reach having served as the first Hispanic executive in the United States with the YWCA, as the deputy assistant secretary with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development during President Bill Clinton’s Administration and most recently serving as the Chief of Staff to 2014 Legacy Award Recipient Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales.

Providing a positive impact on the hundreds of young men he coached at Lanier High School, longtime Voks basketball coach Rudy Bernal will also be honored.  Bernal retired from Lanier after 31 seasons. Although his holistic impact at the Westside area campus was incredible, he is most known for taking the Voks to the state tournament in 2000 and 2001. Bernal retired from Lanier with a career record of 563-442.

Kelly Field, celebrating is 100-year anniversary in 2017, continues to be an impactful, job creating entity that has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of Westside & San Antonio area residents.  Kelly Field initially served as the cornerstone of Kelly Air Force Base and, since 2001, it has enabled Port San Antonio to emerge as a dynamic aerospace platform that continues to provide good jobs to thousands of area workers.

Grace Rodriguez-Elliott, the recipient of the Charles A. Gonzalez Western Sector Person of the Year has been a longtime organizational grassroots volunteer having served on the Boards of the Westside Family YMCA as well as the Lupus Foundation.  Most recently she has served as the Chair of the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Board having an impactful presence in helping the organization grow and continue to prosper.  Rodriguez-Elliott joins her father, Rudolph Rodriguez Sr. as the only father/daughter tandem to earn the West Chamber’s Person of the Year

For more information on this event please call (210) 229-1266 or visit www.westsachamber.org.

2017 State of the Port luncheon

Friday, September 22 * 11:30am registration * 12 noon program.

On Friday, September 22 the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce proudly brings you the 2017 State of the Port Luncheon. The event will take place at the beautiful Plaza Club located at 100 W. Houston St. on the 21st Floor of the Frost Bank Building with registration for the event starting at 11:15am. The program begins at 12noon and will last until 1pm.

The event will showcase the incredible happenings taking place at one of the fastest producing economic development and job creating entities in the State of Texas at the old Kelly Air Force Base. As a home to employers big and small in aerospace, cyber security, manufacturing and other key industries, the Port generates great jobs and billions of dollars for our local economy—the Westside and beyond. Hear the latest progress report and learn about the big plans ahead from our region’s dynamic industrial platform.

Port San Antonio CEO Roland Mower will be delivering his third address to what is expected to be a sold out crowd at the Plaza Club.

Individual tickets for this event are $75 for West Chamber members and $85 for future members. Corporate tables of 10 are available as well as sponsor and vendor opportunities as well.

For more information on this event please call (210) 229-1266 or visit www.WestSAChamber.org.

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2017 State of Energy Draws Large, Sold Out Crowd

On Wednesday, August 2 the West San Antonio Chamber hosted the inaugural State of Energy featuring the nation’s largest gas and electric utility – CPS Energy and an address by its CEO, San Antonio native Paula Gold-Williams. The event took place at the beautiful Marriott Plaza Hotel’s La Villita Ballroom A standing room only crowd of over 300 West Chamber members and partners were in attendance for this inaugural event. The Franklin Energy Group proudly served as the title sponsor for this event.

CEO Gold-Williams was thrilled have the opportunity to address the western sector business community on issues related to the utility, “I am tremendously excited for CPS Energy to be working with one of our outstanding Chamber Partners in providing a forum to talk about innovative solutions we are working on for our customers. Laying the foundation with the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce for this annual event is something I know will enhance our outreach efforts with the San Antonio business community.”

The event was a huge success and plans are in the works for the 2nd annual event set to take place in August of 2018. The West Chamber now moves furiously towards its next benchmark event – the 2017 State of the Port featuring an address by Port San Antonio CEO Roland Mower.

For more information on this or any West Chamber event please contact Julie Jimenez at (210) 229-1266 or by email at julie@westsachamber.org.