Pfluggerville Chamber of Commerce
Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors performs key functions in the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce organization.



Coletta Haskin
Chair

  • Owner, Haskin Enterprises
  • Years in Business:  20
  • What has being a Chamber Investormeant to you and your business? Being a Pflugerville Chamber Investor hasallowed me an opportunity to meet and network with new and establishedbusiness owners. In building relationships with the business investors,they have been made aware of the services I provide as a home basedbusiness. It is exciting to encourage and celebrate other businesses whenthey become investors in the Chamber, and to serve in the community whereI live.
  • What is the best piece of Businessadvice you would like to share?  The passion that you have for whatyou do will compel you to be successful. Setting goals and writing themdown will help you accomplish them.



Gary Rose
Chair-Elect
  • Manager, SouthWest Water Company
  • Years in Business: 27
  • What has being a Chamber Investor meant to you and your business?  It has given me the opportunity to access the perspectives of other business leaders that are in other industries.
  • What is the best piece of Business advice you would like to share?  Never quit learning and upgrading your skills.  The world is quickly changing and to be successful, you need to keep up.


Jenni Nickelson
Secretary

  • Senior Center Manager, BioLife Plasma Services
  • Years in Business: 22
  • What has being a Chamber Investor meant to you and your business?  Since I have become a Chamber Investor, I have formed a network ofbusiness relationships that have helped me grow my business.  TheChamber also keeps me up-to-date with local business news andopportunities for networking.
  • What is the best piece of Business advice you would like to share?   Don't be scared to hear "no".  If you aren't hearing it, you might not be pushing hard enough or asking for enough.


Steve Webb
Treasurer
  • President, Metro Optics
  • Years in Business:  43
  • What has being a Chamber Investor meant to you and your business?  It has been a great networking opportunity where we have been able to connect with local businesses.  We have filled a number of our company needs through people we met in the Chamber.  Participating in Chamber functions has raised our awareness and connection to the Pflugerville community.
  • What is the best piece of Business advice you would like to share?  Delegate!  Utilize other people inside and outside your business to help you accomplish tasks.  An outside perspective will help keep you on track.


Jeff Buratto
Director

  • President, LifeLast, Inc.
  • Years in Business:  27
  • What has being a Chamber Investor meant to you and your business?  It has been an opportunity to be a part of and contribute to the community.
  • What is the best piece of business advice you would like to share?  The key is service, but with the qualification that service applies as much to your employees and vendors, just as much as it does to your customers and clients.

Brenda Gentry
Director

  • Owner, Brenda R. Gentry, DDS, PA
  • Years in Business:  18
  • What has being a Chamber Investor meant to you and your business?  A camaraderie with other business Investors, community, networking and marketing opportunities.  I enjoy being informed of new businesses and changes throughout Pflugerville.
  • What is the best piece of business advice you would like to share?  Believe in yourself, your God and have a plan.  Then implement it.  Be gentle to yourself and others throughout the process.

Kim Harper
Director

  • General Manager, FS Builder Resources
  • Years in Business:  _________
  • What has being a Chamber Investor meant to you and your business?
  • What is the best piece of business advice you would like to share?

Tim Jackson
Director

  • General Manager, Round Rock Express
  • Years in Business:  17
  • What has being a Chamber Investor meant to you and your business?  Being a Chamber Investor has been as rewarding personally as it has professionally for me.  I find that the Chamber and the Express share a similar mission when it comes to supporting our community and the region as a whole.  Through the development of lasting relationships and sincere local investment, we both strive to bolster the lives of our Central Texas neighbors, and that's about as rewarding of a livelihood as you could ask for.

Joe Lopez
Director

  • Director of Imaging, St. David's North Austin Medical Center
  • Years in Business:  16
  • What has being a Chamber Investor meant to you and your business?  Great exposure, networking opportunities and helping us get in front of the community.

Ryan Merritt
Director

  • Career and Technology Education Director, Pflugerville ISD
  • Years in business:  14
  • What has being a Chamber Investor meant to you and your business?  The partnership between the Chamber and PfISD has given the future workforce of Pflugerville many real world business experiences.
  • What is the best piece of business advice you would like to share?  Always work to be better today than you were yesterday in every aspect of your life.

Renae Mitchell
Director

  • Owner, Magnolia Ranch Estates
  • Years in business: 15
  • What has being a Chamber Investor meant to you and your business?  Great marketing opportunities.  Met really great business friends who help spread the word about my business.  Friends I could count on.
  • What is the best piece of business advice you would like to share?  If you are starting or growing a business, just be patient.  There will be ups and downs but I promise you the good times (ups) will outweigh the storms.

Ann-Marie Price
Director

  • Director of Project Management and Community Development, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Years in business:  Two
  • What has being a Chamber Investor meant to you and your business?  Being an Investor in the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce has allowed us to better connect with the community through networking events and collaboration opportunities.
  • What is the best piece of business advice you would like to share?  Building and investing in relationships is instrumental to long-lasting success.

Gwendolyn Pyle
Director

  • Marketing & Sales Analyst, AFP, Inc. Engineered Packaging Solutions
  • Years in Business:  _______
  • What has being a Chamber Investor meant to you and your business?  AFP moved to Pflugerville in 1997 because Pflugerville welcomed us and possessed criteria enabling us to continue to grow and be successful.  Personally, this is my community; I live, work and raise my children in Pflugerville.  The Chamber is designed to support and encourage businesses and a huge part of a thriving community is a healthy business environment.
  • What is the best piece of business advice you would like to share?  The world is very small and interconnected so treat everyone with kindness and respect.

Josh Rosenberg
Director

  • President & CEO, Accent Food Services
  • Years in business:  24
  • What has being a Chamber Investor meant to you and your business?  It is a great experience in getting to know decision-makers and local business owners.  The support and camaraderie helps nurture a healthy network and support system within our community.
  • What is the best piece of business advice you would like to share?  Put your people ahead of everything else and they will take care of your customer, your brand and your community.

Dennis Spencer
Director
  • Owner, Ricochet Promotions
  • Years in business:  ________
  • What has being a Chamber Investor meant to you and your business?  Being a Chamber Investor has allowed me the opportunity to become part of the Pflugerville community in a way that I would not have been able to otherwise.  I know more about the business community and interact with more business leaders than I ever have before.  The Chamber has given me and my business more exposure more quickly than I ever imagined.  Chamber events also help you to learn what is going on in the City of Pflugerville above and beyond just the typical networking that you might find with other groups.
  • What is the best piece of business advice you would like to share?  Never forego the opportunity to listen to someone and learn something.  You never know when that piece of information will make a drastic difference for you and your business.
Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce - Established in 1985
101 S. Third Street ~ P.O. Box 483
Pflugerville, TX 78691-0483    p.(512) 251-7799
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