Katy Area Chamber of Commerce

Katy Area Chamber of Commerce and the Katy Business Association support local Texas Chili Cook-Off Benefitting Katy ISD FFA on February 11th 

Front Row from Left to Right: Jennifer Pierce, Katy Business Association; Bill Lacy, Independent Bank Mortgage; Matthew Ferraro, Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Back Row from Left to Right: Lisa McGarity, Advancial Federal Credit Union; Jacob Colby, American Furniture Warehouse; Angela King, H-E-B; Olivia Martin, KTX Window Cleaning, LLC

The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce and the Katy Business Association have partnered together to support the 6th Annual Texas Chili Cook-Off, an annual event benefiting the Katy ISD FFA. Heat up your February with a fun-filled family day of sampling some of the best chili the local Katy community has to offer on Saturday, February 11th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event is being held at American Furniture Warehouse located at 500 Pin Oak […]

Congratulations to the Leadership Katy, Class of 2022

Congratulations to Katy Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Katy, Class of 2022. Participants are selected each year from a wide spectrum of the area’s population. The rigorous program runs from August to May. It ended earlier this month on May 13 with a graduation ceremony in Galveston. The 24 graduates spent 10 months studying community engagement and the qualities that make an effective leader. The leadership forum begins with a one-and-half day retreat at Stoney […]

Katy Chamber of Commerce Hosts Texas Chili Cookoff to Benefit Katy ISD FFA Program

Superintendent Ken Gregorski joins this year’s list of celebrity judges Everybody loves chili, especially when presented with the opportunity to sample a variety of wow-worthy chili recipes that will benefit Katy ISD students. Each year, the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its Texas Chili Cookoff to mark the beginning of the highly anticipated Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show and Katy Rodeo. The event benefits Katy ISD FFA students and programs and typically raises thousands […]

Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Hosting City, School Board Candidate Forums

By George Slaughter The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual candidate forum for Katy Independent School District Board of Trustee candidates at 5:30 p.m. tonight. The forum will be streamed on the chamber’s Facebook page. The Position 6 and Position 7 seats are being contested this year. All candidates are expected to attend the forum. Position 6 candidates include incumbent Susan Gesoff, an engineer, who is seeking her second term after being […]

Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Hosting Three Virtual Candidate Town Halls This Week

By George Slaughter Voters in two local Texas House of Representatives districts, along with the Katy Independent School District, have the chance to hear this week from candidates seeking those seats. The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting these forums, all of which will be virtual and free to the public. Here is a listing of the forums and candidates. District 28, Texas House of Representatives The forum is set for 6-7 p.m. Tuesday […]

Candidates Make Their Cases at Forum

By George Slaughter Candidates for three Katy City Council seats shared their views in a Thursday evening online forum broadcast on Facebook. Katy voters will be selecting a Ward A council member, a Ward B council member, and a council member-at-large. Katy Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Matthew Ferraro moderated the forum and asked candidates to discuss their qualifications and priorities going forward. All three incumbents are seeking reelection. Ward A Council Member Janet Corte […]

Katy City Candidate Forum Set for Thursday

By George Slaughter With election season back in full swing, Katy City Council candidates are again reaching out and soliciting support. One way they will do so is at a Thursday night online candidate forum. The forum, which is free, begins at 5:30 p.m. and will stream on the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. The forum is expected to last an hour and a half o’clock and all candidates seeking city office are […]

City to Receive METRO Money to Improve Local Mobility

Mayor Bill Hastings - City of Katy photo

By George Slaughter The rapidly growing Katy area is going to get some help as it works to reduce traffic congestion. The City of Katy will receive approximately $120 in METRO funds over the next 20 years for street expansions and improvements, city administrator Byron Hebert said at a State of the City Luncheon Thursday. Hebert, Mayor Bill Hastings, and city Tourism, Marketing, and Public Relations Director Kayce Reina used the occasion to provide an […]

City in Talks to Assume Katy Rice Harvest Festival Sponsorship

By George Slaughter Katy city officials are speaking with their counterparts in the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce about the city’s taking over sponsorship of the annual Katy Harvest Festival. “We’re planning on having a Rice Harvest Festival,” Mayor Chuck Brawner said. “We’re planning to put it on. We’re taking the lead on keeping the Katy Rice Harvest Festival going.” Brawner said the festival is being planned for October, as it has been held in […]