Salute to Business 2022: Annual Business Celebration Welcomes Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives as Keynote
The Temple Chamber of Commerce is honored to invite the business community to Salute to Business 2022. Salute to Business is an annual banquet used to reflect on the past year, pass on Chamber leadership positions, and gain inspiration for the new year.
“Salute to Business is a signature event of the Temple Chamber of Commerce, that we were unable to host in 2021 as a result of the pandemic. We cannot wait to bring business and community leadership together to celebrate the excitement of the transformation happening in the greater Temple community,” said Rod Henry, President of the Temple Chamber of Commerce.
Salute to Business will be held at the Mayborn Convention Center on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. A social hour begins at 5:45 p.m. followed by dinner and a keynote speaker. The keynote speaker this year is the 76th Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Dade Phelan.
A native of Southeast Texas, Dade Phelan represents Texas House District 21 and serves as the 76th Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. First elected to the Texas House in 2014, he is currently serving his fourth term as State Representative for HD21, which covers Orange County, part of Jefferson County, and Jasper County. He was elected House Speaker in 2021.
In his first term as Speaker, Phelan dealt with unprecedented events, including restoring economic stability after COVID-19 and Winter Storm Uri. In his first term as Speaker, the Legislature restored our state’s position as the best economic climate in America, while adding government spending limits and maintaining $12 billion in our state’s rainy-day fund. In addition to fully funding public education, Phelan created a framework to expand rural broadband and telehealth, overhauled the regulatory structure of the ERCOT grid, provided billions in tax relief to Texans, and expanded healthcare access for new moms.
Gayle Kiger, 2022 Chair of the Board noted, “the Temple Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome Speaker Phelan as the keynote speaker for Salute to Business. Please join us on January 25 for a very special event.”
For more information or to register for the event, visit Salute to Business 2022, or contact the Temple Chamber of Commerce at (254) 773-2105.
Whitney Theriot, Vice President & COO of the Temple Chamber, was recognized on the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives's 40 Under 40 list! Whitney is a vital team member and a confidant who strives to always be one step ahead by taking on increased responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities, enabling the organization to strive for relevancy, to be a level above. She’s demonstrated strong leadership traits by taking on assignments including the successful submission of a workforce grant through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and being accepted into the Business Leads Fellowship program. She was recently elected chair of P-20, a multi-county consortium of education and business leaders working on initiatives to enhance the workforce of tomorrow. Congratulations Whitney!
"ACCE is dedicated to recognizing and supporting the most talented professionals in the chamber industry. This annual recognition program showcases 40 of the industry’s top emerging leaders who have demonstrated success in their careers and made significant contributions to the communities they serve. The list includes CEOs and staff professionals from a wide variety of roles and chamber sizes. Their creativity, dedication and commitment to identifying innovative solutions will help shape the future of the chamber profession." 40 Under 40: https://bit.ly/40Under40WT