GNBEDF Quarterly Luncheons

Mary Jane NalleyThe 2nd Annual State of the City Address was the feature of our quarterly all-member board luncheon Oct. 16.  City Manager Robert Camareno provided attendees with an unbelievable review of all that is happening in our great city.  Attendees received an Executive Abstract of the presentation.  Read more about the State of the City in our final e-newsletter for 2018.

Speaking of annual events, our 6th Annual EDF Corporate Challenge Golf Tourney was held Oct. 12 at Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs.  We had a record number of players and sponsors, plus 60 degree weather at tee off that morning.  Lots of fun was had by all I am told!  The event supports our staffing and marketing for new jobs and wealth creation.  And, the winning team shot an amazing 49!  Learn more about the event and the winning foursome in this edition of the e-newsletter.

Our Foundation is the “private” in the community’s public-private partnership for economic development activities.  Other than the golf tournament, your investment via dues make up the vast majority of the budget of the Foundation.  We are always welcoming new members and a special membership drive is underway with a new logo and brochure. Read more about the opportunities inside this e-newsletter.

Of course, all the staff efforts and marketing that we support leads to new jobs and wealth creation.  A recent example is the successful recruitment of Calendars Corp to the Stream Building.  The Austin-based company leased 250,000 sf and plan to open this December.  Read more about Calendars Corp in this edition of our quarterly e-newsletter.

inally, on a personal note, this is my last article as your Chairman.  It has been an pleasure for me to serve in this role as well as serving on every board since the founding of the organization some 15 years ago.  Boy, time flies!  I urge all of us to continue to support the Foundation in their economic development efforts going forward.  The first 15 years has proven the need for this organization.  Partnerships is what keeps our fast-growing community humming!  Enjoy the fall and winter holiday events in New Braunfels.

Mary Jane Nalley
2018 GNBEDF Chairman