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Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce PARKWAY Perspectives July/August 2007 www.magnoliaparkwaycc.org What do you know about Egypt, Texas?? I N S IDE By Reed Campbell The Magnolia Parkway Chamber several herds of cattle. The services for of Commerce serves the businesses his grist mill were paid for with corn all along FM 1488 and FM 2978 from instead of money. During a lengthy Spur 242 to FM 149 to the west. We drought, the people in the community Ribbon Cuttings also have members from Conroe, had no corn due to crop failures. The Magnolia, Tomball, Montgomery, The community farmers went to purchase Woodlands and beyond. Almost at the corn from Mister Madeley and named Business Spotlight very center of our service area once the area “Egypt” referring to the Bible stood a small community known as story in which Jacob’s family went to Egypt, Texas. Egypt to buy corn from their brother in Business Briefs At a recent board meeting, we a time of famine. (Genesis 41: 56-57). discussed that it might be of interest Mr. Madeley gave his community corn to our members, as well as other folks meal during the time of drought to see in the area, to find out more about our them through hard times. Upcoming Events community. How it came into being The area declined through the rest and what it was like to live and grow of the twentieth century, and though up in Egypt, Texas. Having an inter- Egypt was still shown on highway Special July After est in history and originally not from maps, by 1990 there was virtually Hours around these parts, we started dig- no sign of the community. The name ging around, asking some questions still appears on many state and county and doing some research. Although maps today. In 2005 a byway called not a great deal of information was Honea-Egypt Road reminded travel- Welcome New available, here’s what we have found ers of the former area. There is also Members! thus far. another town in Texas named Egypt. EGYPT, TEXAS - Egypt was It is located in south Texas in Whar- Aqua Car Wash located near the junction of Farm ton County on farm road 102 near the Exit Real Estate Roads 1488 and 2978 about nine miles Colorado River. JWB Communications LLC southwest of Conroe in southwestern If you or anyone you know may Houser Sign Company Montgomery County. From the 1840’s have further information about our MHS Physicians of Texas it was a farming area. The community community, especially Egypt, Texas, Mortgage Outfitters was settled by George Bell Madeley please let me know. We’d like to know Texas Integrity Inspection who had come to the area from Eng- more details about this community Services LLC land. He owned a grist mill, vineyard, where we live and work. Thomas J. Hardin – Allstate orchard, wine press, cotton gin, and Insurance Tree of Life Christian Church MPCC needs some more Ambassadors. Call Kitty Self at Tuscany Mortgage 936.447.1709 for more information on this important committee. RIBBON CUTTINGS Aqua Car Wash joins MPCC. MPCC welcomes Horizon Speech Therapy. MPCC welcomes Celebrations & Sweet Creations. Blue Moon Smokehouse joins MPCC. MPCC welcomes Cimarron Dental. Parkway Perspectives is a bi-monthly publication of the Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce. This publication is not responsible for unsolicited materials or photos. All materials become property of Parkway Perspectives and the staff reserves the right to edit all articles submitted for publication. Special Thanks to Photography provided by: Please submit your business news Reed Campbell RC Advertising & Marketing & Diane Harris, Realty World and high resolution photos to: Pro Ink Printing Kitty Self, Editor Printing provided by The UPS Store 281.766.1040 • FM 1488, Ste. E • Magnolia, TX 77354 6606 FM 1488, Ste. 148 • Magnolia 936.271.0050 or Lisa@proinkprinting.com Business Spotlight Deena Drieu with Pampered Chef By Reed Campbell Got a hankerin’ for crinkle-cut DS and Jennifer who is 12 and loves to watermelons, perfectly wedged apples, read and listen to music. or artfully zested lemons? Would you Deena has a sales team of 65 consultants like to host a cooking show, get free from California to Georgia and Texas to products and save up to 60% on monthly Wisconsin. In July of this year she will host specials? Then call the Chamber’s be recognized at National Conference very own, Deena Drieu! Deena is a for being in the top 25 for Developing local Pampered Chef sales director/ Managers and be featured as a workshop consultant and has been in business going speaker. on a decade. If you’ve not met Deena The Pampered Chef was started in would like to be a hostess at one of these as yet, please take the time to introduce the basement of a suburban Chicago fun and tasty events, please give Deena yourself at the next Chamber function. home, has grown to a multi-million a call. According to Deena, “Hostesses You’ll discover, as many others have, dollar, international company. The receive excellent benefits for allowing a warm and outgoing personality that Pampered Chef offers an extensive line our consultants into their home for makes her so successful. Deena resides of kitchen tools, food products, and cook these fun parties.” For instance: FREE in Westwood with her two children, books aimed for preparing food in the products, Savings up to 60% on monthly Brian who is 10 and loves buililding home. Part of the direct sales network, host specials, half price products of your Star Wars legos and playing Nintendo The Pampered Chef has over 70,000 choice, up to 30% discounts on other consultants nationwide offering premium purchases at your show, PLUS FREE kitchen tools, cookware, stoneware shipping on your order! and entertaining pieces for your home. Having your very own Pampered They are truly one-of-a-kind exclusive Chef party is great fun and it’s easy! To products. schedule your own party give Deena a Deena provides in-home cooking call at 281-841-4774. Or if you would like shows that feature simple, easy to to purchase some products directly visit: prepare recipes that taste great! If you www.pamperedchef.biz/DeenaDrieu. Special July After Hours Come join us July 12 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a very special After Hours at Tony Gullo’s Private Car Museum. Sparky Gullo’s dad has over 200 cars in the museum and we have been given the opportunity to see this special exhibit. These aren’t just rows of cars all lined up, but time period displays. So even if you aren’t a car buff there will be plenty to see. Food and drinks will be served in the old fashioned Diner. If you have friends or family who might be interested, bring them along too. To get to the museum, go through Magnolia on FM 1488. Cross FM 1774, then cross the railroad tracks. Go another 9/10 of a mile to Old Hockley Road. It is just past a concrete plant on the left. Turn left on Old Hockley Rd and then turn right into the 3rd driveway past Mr. Gullo’s house at 30723 Old Hockley Rd. Upcoming Events RSVP 832- 934-2300 BUSINESS BRIEFS Donna Rodriquez , CPA JD Donna recently received a 3 July year appointment to the Small Business Advisory Council of 10 Networking Breakfast the IRS. Applebee’s First Bank of Conroe. John Burge, vice president, has been 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. re-assigned to the Egypt Lane/FM1488 branch. 12 After Hours First Victoria Bank. Debbie Lambert will be joining the new Sponsored by Gullo Ford location on FM 1488 as a commercial lender. at Tony Gullo Sr.’s Gullo Ford recently received the 2007 Better Business Bureau Private Car Museum Award for Excellence – Winner of Distinction for the second year in Magnolia in a row. Gullo Ford has also been recognized as one of the Top 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 100 Ford Dealers in the Nation by the Ford Motor Company. 19 Networking Luncheon Abercrombie Retreats J. Beard Real Estate Company. Jeff Beard, owner and 11:20 - 1:00 p.m. broker, was recently named a winner of the 2006 CoStar Power Broker award. CoStar Group, Inc., the leading provider of August commercial real estate information, and Real Estate Forum 2 After Hours magazine presents the award to top brokerage firms and Forest Shadows Pet dealmakers in 62 markets across the county. Resort Mama Bears Party Planet has relocated to 11510 FM 1488, Cohosts Marla Sherrod- Suite 300. This is approximately 5 miles west of FM 2978. Edward Jones and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands has earned the Gold Signature Pest Control Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Centers. The hospital is among just 14 accredited primary 14 Networking Breakfast stroke centers in Texas. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands also Applebee’s recently received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Award of Excellence awarded by the TMF Health Quality 23 Business Luncheon Institute, Texas’ Medicare Quality Improvement Organization. Mansions in the Forest Music Sensations. Jaye Curtis has hired another DJ so now 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. he can do twice the bookings! September Outback Western Wear has opened its new “Event Hall” on 2 After Hours the property, perfect for parties, receptions, weddings, etc. Chase Bank They are even giving dance lessons in it! 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sunshine Primary Care. Dr. Sabari Sundarraj, MD announced 14 Networking Breakfast new summer hours for her clinic. Monday & Tuesday 9-5; Applebee’s Wednesday 7-3; Thursday 10-7; Friday 9-1 and alternate 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Saturdays. 19 Networking Luncheon That Texas Magazine. Howie Doyle, co-owner and Abercrombie Retreats executive editor, has been nominated as Citizen of the Year 11:20 - 1:00 p.m. for the Magnolia Area Chamber of Commerce. Results will be announced in July. Crystal Christmas, co-owner and publisher, was selected 2007 Business Associate of the Year for the Tomball Join the Chamber –– Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. Join the fun! Kim Johannesen, operations manager, was selected 2007 Woman of Excellence for the Tomball Charter Chapter of the Our enthusiasm is contagious! American Business Women’s Association. Click Windows of Opportunity also received the 2007 Better www.magnoliaparkwaycc.org Business Bureau Award for Excellence - Winner of Distinction. or call 832-934-2300 They have had a 5 star record for the past nine years with no for membership information. claims.
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