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									                                 Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce

                                                                                           July/August 2007


                                    What do you know about Egypt, Texas??

                                                                   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
 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
                                            joins MPCC.
                                                                                               MPCC welcomes Cimarron Dental.

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                                                                      Reed Campbell               RC Advertising & Marketing & Diane Harris, Realty World
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                                                                     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
                         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
                                                                                         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

                                   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.
                                   Windows of Opportunity also received the 2007 Better       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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