ABPW In the News


ABPW In The News - Partners in Our Success

As appeared on The magazine of University of Houston-Clear Lake
Spring/Summer 2013 | volume 19 | number 2

Improving lives in the Clear Lake area since the early 1960’s, the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce assisted in building a prosperous and active community to allow residents to succeed. The chamber’s objectives are clear: to promote the cultural, educational, civic, commercial, industrial and general development of the Clear Lake Area; to aid in the development of all legitimate enterprise designed for the betterment of the area; and to foster community harmony.
It is that first objective which has resulted in the successful relationship between the chamber and UHCL, and the one that led UHCL to present the chamber with the 2013 Community Partnership Award.
“UHCL provides quality education resulting in a vibrant workforce. The leadership at UHCL listened to the business community’s employee requirements and structured the degree paths accordingly,” says Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Cindy Harreld. Led by a 21-member board of directors, the chamber and its member companies participate in making the area a better place to live by attracting and retaining businesses. The chamber was founded in 1962 by the merger of the Seabrook and Kemah Chambers of Commerce, and has grown to include nine communities in the Clear Lake area.
“The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and UHCL have partnered in numerous ways since the university’s founding in 1974,” says UHCL President William A. Staples. “The chamber’s active support of our fouryear initiative and other legislative matters has been crucial to the university’s growth and development.”

The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce was awarded the 2013 Community Partnership Award by UHCL. Pictured (l to r) are Chamber Chairmen Sharon Proulx, Joseph Mayer, Jamieson Mackay, President and CEO Cindy Harreld, Gail Payne and Mike Furin.