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B/CS Chamber Holds Annual Banquet

Those attending Monday night’s annual banquet of the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce heard an update of the public-private partnership bringing the development and production of pharmaceuticals to the biocorridor.

Texas A&M University System Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives Brett Giroir recapped the steps leading to last June’s announcement of a $285 million dollar federal grant and the authorization to receive an additional $2.5 billion.

Giroir also talked about Monday’s announcement of a $22.7 million workforce training grant given to TEES, the A&M Engineering Experiment Station, to supply 1,000 employees and perhaps more than 4,000 new workers in a variety of positions.

Giroir thanked Congressman Bill Flores (R-Bryan) for leading bi-partisan support that led to the initial grant, and more recently getting federal support to develop a vaccine for West Nile Virus.

The Chamber announced the 2012 Citizen of the Year was Tim Bryan.

Chamber110512bryan.mp3Comments from Tim Bryan.

The 2012 Volunteer of the Year was Marty Cangelose.

Chamber110512cangelose.mp3Comments from Marty Cangelose..

The Chamber’s 2012 Ambassador of the Year was Scott Rolfsmeyer.

Chamber110512rolfsmeyer.mp3Comments from Scott Rolfsmeyer.

The 2012 Chamber board chairman, Ben Downs, will serve a second year in that capacity.

Chamber110512ben.mp3Comments from Ben Downs.

(L-R) Citizen of the Year Tim Bryan, Volunteer of the Year Marty Cangelosi, and Ambassador of the Year Scott Rolfsmeyer.

Chamber banquet keynote speaker Dr. Brett Giroir.

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Posted by on Nov 5 2012. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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