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State of Industry luncheon - April 27

Hear about the “State of Industry” from leaders in Texas City-La Marque

On Tuesday, April 27, the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host a “State of Industry” business luncheon featuring updates from leaders of several local industrial plants. The luncheon will be held at the Doyle Convention Center in Texas City from 11:30am to 1:00pm.

The Texas City-La Marque community has been a strategic partner to the petrochemical industry since the early 20th century. It is home to the third largest concentration of crude based refining manufacturers in the United States and the 15th largest port in the nation.  There are over 4,000 manufacturing and petrochemical jobs in Texas City-La Marque. The city and community proudly support the local industries in their endurance and expansion.

This event will feature six speakers on the following topics:
     Process Safety – Andy Venables, Eastman
     Emerging Safety Issues – Jim Brumley, Oiltanking
     Environmental & Social Governance – Cory Moss, Valero
     Pandemic Impact on Industry – Brad Johnson, Dow
     Projects & Expansions – Mike Meyer, Ashland
     Gulf Coast Ammonia/Air Products Project – Andrew Connolly, Air Products

The 2021 Chairman of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber Board, Georgia Meyer Barzilay of Karat Creations Jewelry, will serve as host of the event. The event will be covered by i45NOW and community members can view the event live or as a recording on the Facebook pages of i45NOW and the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber thanks the following sponsors for making this event possible: A&A Machine & Fabrication, AMOCO Federal Credit Union, Ashland, City of Texas City, Eastman, Marathon, TNMP and Valero Refining Texas City.

Tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a reserved table of six.  Seating will be limited as safety procedures and spacing requirements are still in place. For more information, contact Jessica Spangle at the Chamber at 409-935-1408 or

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About the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber mission is to serve members and enhance economic and community development.  The Texas City-La Marque Chamber’s vision is to be recognized as a vital resource, providing relevant, innovative and impactful programming that produces a healthy business climate and an enhanced quality of life.  The US Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Texas City-La Marque Chamber with 4-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. The Accreditation designation tells chamber members and the greater business community that the organization has effective programs, sound finances, and strong advocacy for business interests.  The Texas City-La Marque Chamber is located at 9702 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City TX  77591.  View more information online at