About Us

What is the Longview Chamber of Commerce?

The Longview Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of business and professional men and women who have joined together for the betterment of business, development of tourism, development of downtown Longview potential, and the overall quality of life in Longview.

The area’s economic well-being is directly related to the caliber of work that is done by the chamber of commerce. That is why the Longview Chamber of Commerce has a major impact on business, income and future growth of the area.

Our Mission Statement:

To engage in and promote projects that have a positive economic impact on the Longview Trade Area.

Our Vision Statement:

To be recognized as an effective resource, providing relevant, innovative, and impactful programming that ensures a healthy business climate and an enhanced quality of life for Longview and Gregg County.

Core Values:

  • Strengthen the local economy by researching and providing available resources to grow our local businesses.
  • Promote the community by marketing Longview as a destination for new businesses, active older adults and potential employees.
  • Provide business to business networking opportunities by organizing and hosting a myriad of seminars, events, etc. for our Chamber members.
  • Represent the interests of business with government by building relationships with governmental agencies and effectively voicing the needs of area businesses.
  • Build community-wide leadership by encouraging and developing a shared vision for the future of Longview and collectively influencing stakeholders to make it happen. 

Core Ideology:

  • We believe that together we can have a stronger voice and influence positive outcomes.
  • We believe Longview is a great place to live and work.
  • We believe that together we can develop leaders to shape Longview’s future.

R.E.A.C.H. Strategic Plan:

Our REACH program engages in promoting projects that have a positive economic impact on the Longview Trade Area.

Objectives of the Chamber:

  • To promote a better understanding of our private enterprise system
  • To coordinate the efforts of commerce, industry, tourism and the professions in maintaining and strengthening a sound and healthy business climate in Longview
  • To sponsor aggressive programs of work and stimulate activities which will provide for full development and employment of our human and economic resources
  • To provide creative business leadership and effective coordination of all interested parties in solving community problems and in initiating constructive community action
  • To create a broad understanding and appreciation of the great opportunities in Longview, and to promote the advantages and assets of our community, within the area, in the state and in the nation

How the Chamber Operates:

Board of Directors: The Board of Directors is the policy making body of the chamber. Its members represent the business and professional leadership of the community. The Chairman of the Board presides over all meetings of the Board.

Executive Committee: The Executive Committee consists of the officers of the organization and the President. It exercises the powers of the Board between those times when Board meetings are held.

Committees: A committee system is the most effective means of harnessing energies and abilities of volunteer members.

How the Chamber Is Financed:

The Longview Chamber of Commerce is funded through several sources. The Chamber of Commerce’s primary source of funding is membership. A little over 50% of the Chamber’s money comes directly from the membership investments paid by the members. Event sponsors make up 31% of the Chamber’s annual budget with the remaining 18% comes from our own entrepreneurial activities from products and services we provide. 

Board of Directors

Dana Parr

Dana Parr

Chairman of the Board

Advanta Insurance Partners
9 Oak Forest Dr
Longview, TX 75605
903.452.2839  https://www.advantaas.com/locations/

 

 

Chuck King

Chuck King

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board

Chick-fil-A
1740 West Loop 281
Longview, TX 75604
903.663.6631
http://chick-fil-a.com

Kevin Hood

Kevin Hood

Chairman Elect

Texas Bank and Trust
Longview, Tx 75601
903.237.5500
http://www.texasbankandtrust.com

Jessica LaRue

Jessica LaRue

Chair of Finance

Harbour, Smith, Harris & Merritt, P.C.
404 N Green St
Longview, TX 75601
903.757.4001
http://www.harbourlaw.com

Sam Neale

Sam Neale

Vice Chairman

NAPPS Technology Corporation
905 W. Cotton St.
Longview, TX 75604
903.247.9339
http://www.nappstech.com/

Gerald Rincher

Vice Chairman

Komatsu Mining Corp. Group
P O Box 2307
Longview, TX 75606
(903) 237-7000

Brian Daugbjerg

Vice Chairman/Redevelopment

Longview Scrap & Metal Company
PO Box 8089
Longview, TX 75601
(903) 758-6367

Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson

Board Member

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company
4421 W Loop 281
Longview, Tx 75604
888.216.3523
http://www.swepco.com

Rodney Overman

Rodney Overman

Board Member

Henry & Peters, P.C.
1127 Judson Road
Longview, TX 75601
903.758.0648
http://www.henrypeters.com

Dr. Roger Johnson

Dr. Roger Johnson

Board Member

Texas Office Leasing
434 E Loop 281
Longview, TX 75605
903.297.6000
http://www.texasofficeleasing.com

Jim Green

Jim Green

Board Member

Eastman Chemical Company
300 Kodak Blvd
Longview, TX 75605
903.237.5000
http://www.eastman.com

Nishil Patel

Nishil Patel

Board Member

Heritage Wine & Spirits
PO Box 734
Longview, TX 75660
903.237.5000

Jim Gaton

Jim Gaton

Board Member

CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System
700 E Marshall Ave
Longview, TX 75601-5580
(903) 315-2000

Travis Sisson

Travis Sisson

Board Member

Longview Regional Medical Center
PO Box 14000
Longview, TX 75607-4000
(903) 232-3846

Appointed Directors

Michael Clements Jr.

Michael Clements Jr.

PDQ America, LLC
1970 Willow Lake Dr
White Oak, TX 75693
(903) 759-5325

Kristen Ishihara

Kristen Ishihara

District 4 – Longview City Council
PO Box 1952
Longview, TX 75606
903.237.1000
http://www.cityoflongview.com

Bill Stoudt

Bill Stoudt

Gregg County Judge
P O Box 4147
Longview, TX 75606
903.236.8420
http://www.co.gregg.tx.us

Chamber Staff Directory

Spencer Sallee

Spencer Sallee

Investor Support

Shawna Stewart

Shawna Stewart

Investor Support

Ana Suriano

Ana Suriano

Marketing and Membership Consultant

Stephanie Raudales

Stephanie Raudales

Special Projects & Event Coordinator

Dave Jochum

Dave Jochum

Director of Business and Membership Development

Suzanne Brown

Suzanne Brown

Sr VP Public Affairs & Communications

903.237.4003
sbrown@longviewtx.com

 

Kelly Hall

Kelly Hall

President/CEO

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