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3/9/2017 Press Release
Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Breakfast in the Bend and Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held for Aliana Market H-E-B Curbside Service

(Left to right): Claire Rogers, Fort Bend County Museum Association; Crystal Moya, H-E-B;  Jim Russ, EHRA Engineering

(First Row left to right): Heather Hernandez, Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship; Nubia Casler, CRG Texas Environmental Services, Inc.; Alicen Swift, OakBend Medical Center; John Kennedy, Texas State Technical College; Beth Rahwan, Mitchell & Duff, LLC; Tara Kuykendall, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels; Jim Russ, EHRA Engineering; Crystal Moya, H-E-B; Christina Hernandez, H-E-B; Taylor Connor, Community Impact Newspaper; Claire Rogers, Fort Bend Museum Association; Leah Luedecker, H-E-B; Amy Martinez, Community Impact Newspaper; Jay Neal, University of Houston Sugar Land; Tania Chavez, CPG Energy; Ashleigh Jones, Caliber Home Loans; Robbie LevFevre, Turner Duran Architects; Andrea Guy-Halat, Ibn Sina Foundation; Tom Wilson, Central Fort Bend Chamber Ambassador; Tom Skupnjak, CPG Energy; Rene Cannavo, Houston Federal Credit Union; Liana Salinas, Servpro of West Fort Bend County; Rose Pickens, Attack Poverty; Wanda Kolkhorst, OsteoStrong Center Richmond Strength and Stability; Steve Gonzales, Houston Federal Credit Union; Kay Garrett, Absolutely Focus Media

Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Breakfast in the Bend and Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held for Aliana Market H-E-B Curbside Service

The Central Fort Bend Chamber’s monthly networking Breakfast in the Bend on March 7th was hosted at the new Aliana Market H-E-B located in Richmond.  Jim Russ with EHRA Engineering and Chairman of the Central Fort Bend Chamber, welcomed over 100 guests and introduced Claire Rogers, Executive Director, Fort Bend County Museum Association as the guest speaker.

Ms. Rogers reviewed some of the programs offered by the Fort Bend County Museum Association (FBCMA), sharing exciting news about their new exhibit, Preserving Fort Bend County through the Arts. Ms. Rogers also spoke of upcoming plans to expand the Fort Bend County Museum stating, “Our future plans are to hopefully have a place in Fort Bend County to show all of our county’s history”.  Claire stressed the importance of partnering with other organizations that have the same mission to preserve and educate the public on the history of our county stating, “We want to foster all the communities in the county to come together to show off their history and culture”.  Claire spoke on upcoming events for FBCMA, including the “Peace, Love & Texas, Lone Star Stomp,” to be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the George Ranch Historical Park Arena.

Leah Luedeker, Unit Director of Aliana Market H-E-B and host of the Breakfast in the Bend thanked everyone for allowing her to share the distinctiveness of the new Aliana Market stating, “We are unique in the market as we are the only Texas Back Yard Store.  We hang our hat with putting on events to create a shopping experience with our customers and creating excitement within the store”.  She also spoke about H-E-B’s commitment to freshness, convenience and variety at the new Aliana Market.  As the number one food provider in Texas, it is H-E-B's goal to be responsive to customers who are seeking the highest quality in food choices at the lowest possible prices.

Following the event was the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Aliana Market H-E-B Curbside.

For more information on Fort Bend County Museum or to read about the exciting upcoming events and exhibits, please visit:

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The Central Fort Bend Chamber is a 106 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 Chamber or its programs, call 281-342-5464 or visit

Sheila Webb, Administrative Assistant - 281-342-5464,




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