CHAMBER QUICK HITS 1 2 3 2 TWO PHOTOS ABOVE BY DEBBIE NOBLE 1 REPRESENTING THE COASTAL BEND IN WASHINGTON, D.C. // 2 PICNICKIN' & POLITICKIN' PROVIDES VALUABLE OPPORTUNITY // Thirty-three community and business leaders from around the Coastal Bend participated in the annual CB to DC Advocacy Trip that took place October 2-4, 2018. The delegation traveled to Washington, D.C. to represent the Coastal Bend and voice our concerns to the nation's top legislators and policy officials. The busy, three- day itinerary included meetings with Congressman Cloud, Senator Cornyn and Senator Cruz, to name a few. Thank you to all who participated in this crucial effort to advocate for our members and the Coastal Bend business community. For information on the Chamber's 2018 federal legislative priorities, click here! With election day quickly approaching, now is the time to get to know your local elected officials and candidates. The Chamber's Picnickin' & Politickin' mixer occurred the evening of October 15 at BUS (Bar Under the Sun) and provided Chamber members with the opportunity to do just that. In addition to the opportunity to mix and mingle with elected officials and candidates in a casual and non-partisan setting, all in attendance enjoyed Boston Dawgs Authentic East Coast Cheesesteaks, signature cocktails and live music from the Drive Duo. The evening was a great success as we had great participation from elected officials, candidates and Chamber members alike. We hope all who attended found the event beneficial and feel one-step closer to making an informed decision at the polls on November 6. 3 MI CASA ES SU CASA HONORS PAULETTE KLUGE // Well over 75 guests attended Mi Casa Es Su Casa honoring Paulette Kluge, CEO of the CC CVB, on October 17 at the home of Todd M. Walter and Dr. CA Cintron. Attendees enjoyed delicious cuisine catered by Shoreline Sandwich Company and served by the finest celebrity waiters Corpus Christi has to offer! Event proceeds benefit the Mano a Mano Scholarship Program - an initiative that promotes the growth of a local, educated workforce. A special thank you to our event sponsors (click to view), Todd Walter, Dr. Cintron and Paulette Kluge for a fabulous and successful evening!