Left to right: Randall Malik, Economic Development Director, City of Rosenberg, Ron Ewer, Legacy Ford, Nubia Casler, CRG Texas Environmental Services, Inc., Kevin Casler, CRG Texas Environmental Services, Inc., Cecelia Urbanek, Health Delite, Ronald Urbanek, Health Delite, Thomas Mason, OCuSOFT, Inc., Mayor Cynthia McConathy, City of Rosenberg, George Haines, OCuSOFT, Inc., Sydney Mellon, Mellon Real Estate, Inc., Harry Mellon, Mellon Real Estate, Inc.
Rosenberg Development Corporation Hosts its Annual Business Appreciation Luncheon in Honor of Rosenberg Businesses
Celebrating 21 years of economic development success, The Rosenberg Development Corporation (RDC) hosted its annual Business Appreciation Luncheon, November 15, at the Rosenberg Civic Center. The celebration was held in honor of Rosenberg businesses for their economic contribution in the community.
Randall Malik, Economic Development Director, City of Rosenberg, recognized the honored guests by saying, “This annual [luncheon] is an event hosted by the Rosenberg Development Corporation with the purpose being to simply thank our local businesses for continuing to do business in Rosenberg and for the jobs they are creating and the investment they are making in the community.”
Of the 120 people in attendance were several Rosenberg City Councilors and other members of the City of Rosenberg who helped celebrate the tribute to the honored guests. Rosenberg Mayor Cynthia A. McConathy joined Malik in recognizing five milestone award winners during the ceremony. The business winners for their years of service in the community were Mellon Real Estate (45 years), OCuSOFT, Inc. (30 years), Health Delite (20 years), CRG Texas Environmental Services, Inc. (10 years), and Legacy Ford (10 years).
Ted C. Jones, Ph.D., Chief Economist – Senior Vice President, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, was the guest speaker providing an economic forecast for the region, and particularly in Fort Bend County, saying, “You are in good shape. You should be proud”.
The preparation of the event was in partnership with the Central Fort Bend Chamber. Barry Henry, Friends of North Rosenberg, gave the invocation. Guests also enjoyed food catered by Ol’ Railroad Café.
Photos from the event can be found on Rosenberg’s City website at www.rosenbergtx.gov if you click the RDC Business Luncheon banner on the front page. For more information about the Rosenberg Development Corporation, please visit http://www.rosenbergecodev.com/ or call 832-595-3330.
The Rosenberg Development Corporation was created by election in 1995. It is a Type-B economic development corporation funded by a one-half cent sales tax. State law authorizes the RDC to engage in projects related to primary job creation. Primary jobs are jobs that infuse new dollars into the local economy by creating or selling a product or service that is ultimately exported to regional, state, national or international markets. The RDC is comprised of a seven-director board. Four of the members, including all officers, are appointed by the Rosenberg City Council, and the remaining three members are City Councilors.
The Central Fort Bend Chamber is a 105 year old non-profit membership organization dedicated to creating a strong local economy where businesses can prosper. The Central Fort Bend Chamber advocates for over 1,000 local businesses led by a volunteer board of directors who are dedicated to sustaining Fort Bend County’s quality of life, and keeping our community and economy vibrant. For more information on the Central Fort Bend Chamber or its programs, call 281-342-5464 or visit www.CFBCA.org.
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