April Petronella

Where to start with this member profile? Well, how about we start with her name, April? More specifically, April Petronella of PetroFox Education. Her name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of April is to “open and blossom.” And she has certainly done that as a dedicated and respected Chamber member. Active in the [...]

2020-08-25T09:58:01+00:00August 18th, 2020|Member Spotlight|

Byron Rusk

This month we profile a man who is only one of two individuals in the entire state of Texas to have been named as an “Accredited Master Automotive Manager” by the national Automotive Management Institute. Give up? It is Byron Rusk, owner of Master Car Care & Collison and RMS Automotive. We might add, a [...]

2020-07-13T13:24:04+00:00July 13th, 2020|Member Spotlight|

Kelly Simon

Corpus Christi, Texas was the starting point for this month’s member spotlight, Kelly Simon. Although born there, she grew up in Spring, Texas and began her academic studies at Klein High School. It’s hard to believe that Kelly did not really know what she wanted to do when she grew up, but boy-o-boy did she [...]

2020-05-28T13:14:56+00:00May 28th, 2020|Member Spotlight|

Willie Diefenbach-Jones

This month’s spotlighted member Willie Diefenbach-Jones grew up with humble beginnings living in the countryside near Kankakee, Illinois. It would not be erroneous to say that Willie was a farm girl comfortable among her family that was raising cattle, hogs, chickens, corn and soybeans. School days were local before she journeyed to Southern Illinois University [...]

2019-10-30T10:22:28+00:00October 30th, 2019|Member Spotlight|

Michael Smith

Our featured member this segment is a tall, gregarious man who since joining the Chamber in 2018, has been seen frequently at breakfast connections, business after hours, ribbon cuttings and more. Making friends and business contacts comes easy for Michael because he is a good networker. On joining the Chamber, he says “I joined the [...]

2019-09-30T17:04:02+00:00September 30th, 2019|Member Spotlight|

Candice Rodriguez

Our featured member profile this time belongs to Candice Rodriguez. Hailing from the Alamo City originally, (San Antonio for the uninitiated), Candice said “I came to Houston shortly after I was born!” She grew up in Houston and attended local schools plus doing her college work at Lone Star, Texas A&M and Houston Community College. [...]

2019-08-13T10:31:29+00:00August 13th, 2019|Member Spotlight|