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2013 Economic Outlook Conference

Business leaders think differently.  They take the open shot, but they always work the long game.  That’s what The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s 27th Annual Economic Outlook Conference is designed for—spotlighting key economic trends that will shape our community, the nation and the globe.

Explosive growth in The Woodlands area–and the industries important to it–has generated debate over the growth’s sustainability…..and if it is sustainable, where are the key markets?  For how long?

All for this goal, the Economic Outlook Conference brings together nationally-recognized speakers, roughly 500 business and community leaders, and corporate sponsors.  The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce has produced the event annually since 1987.

The 27th Annual Economic Outlook Conference is slated for:

Friday, March 8, 2013 8:00 a.m. – 1: 30 p.m. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel _ Convention Center 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380

 Crawfish Fest

The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival was created to raise awareness for Pulmonary Hypertension, hence the “PH” in the name, and money to find a cure.  The festival is hosted annually in Town Green Park for a day of family fun with live music, kids activities, authentic Louisiana crawfish, BBQ (for those that do not care for crawfish), networking and more.  While we have continued to grow over the last few years, our one day festival brings in more than 3,000 people from all part of the country.  In the past, people have traveled from Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maryland, Tennessee and numerous other states to attend the CrawPHish Festival.  We look forward to growing the Festival in the years to come and raising money for such a worthy cause.

Town Green Park along The Woodlands Waterway adjacent to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Bring your family and friends to celebrate this community event. Come out for live music, crawfish, jambalaya, activities for the kids and good times.

For Ticket Info

BANDIER was sponsor and participant in the 3rd annual Interfaith Woodlands Golf Championship today at the Palmer Course in The Woodlands.  Trey, Rob and Jason played with a great client Metro Bank.  BANDIER will be presenting awards tomorrow for the pro am champions.


Karla Carter and Rick Perry

Karla Carter and Governor Rick Perry

Karla Carter, Director of Operations for BANDIER, serves on the Executive Board of Director’s of Montgomery County Crime Stoppers as Vice Chairman.

On October 29, 2012, MCCS hosted their 2nd Annual Fall Golf Classic at the Panther Trails Course at The Woodlands Country Club. The day culminated with a Silent Auction and Dinner at the Royal Mile Grille. Guest speaker was Former Navy Seal and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Mike Thornton. Governor Rick Perry surprised the crowd when he stopped by and congratulated MCCS for their years of service.

TYCO Integrated Security was Title Sponsor. Other sponsors included Woodforest National Bank, GE Capital, CB_I, Berryhill Baja Grille, Review It Magazine, Rockland Capital, Shrieve Chemical and Faust Distributing. Anadarko, Tangent Energy Solutions, Pacific Summit Energy, Bracewell _ Giuliani LLP, Convergint Technologies LLC, Macquarie Energy LLC all had participating teams.

Montgomery County Crime Stoppers is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to help keep Montgomery County a safe place to live, work, and play. Our mission is to work with area law enforcement agencies, the news media, and members of the public to publicize and gain intelligence on felony crimes occurring in Montgomery County and to assist in the apprehension of felony fugitives, wanted or residing in Montgomery County.

For more information about Montgomery County Crime Stoppers, visit their website

Governor Rick Perry and Mike Thornton

Governor Rick Perry and Mike Thornton

MS Walk 2012

BANDIER showed its’ support of David Alexander’s wife, Kendra, by participating with “Kendra’s Krew” in the MS 5K Walk, October 27 at Rob Fleming Park in Creekside!
Great day to walk for this great cause!!!

Come see top Woodlands Leaders speak this week- it’s free and great for you!

Thursday, November 1, 2012 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Kyle Vann- Since 2005, Mr. Vann has served as a independent energy commodity consultant to many energy copanies. He will be speaking on “The 5 Dimensions for a Robust Career and Life”.

Karl Kurz – Mr. Kurz recently served as a Managing Director in the Houston office of CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC. He will be speaking on “Casting the Deciding Vote”.

Woodlands Waterway Marriott/1601 Lake Robbins Dr/The Woodlands, TX 77380

Contact Dennis Combrink/Priority Associates/ /713-522-2994

Houston’s Booming Economy Lifts Office and Industrial Leasing Activity, and Construction by Patsy Fretwell on October 23, 2012.

Market Overview Third Quarter 2012

Houston proves resilient a midst national depression like symptoms.


family picHello friends – this is my first blog – and BANDIER’s launch into social media. Quite exciting as this is a journey not a destination.

As we watch the current political elections, America coming out of crisis, and a younger generation entering the workforce confused and wondering their purpose, it is critical to lead with love, always change and evolve into a purpose greater than ourselves.

Blogging, tweeting, facebook, linkedin- it is mind numbing – but power of thought and writing is a window to our souls. And I have found writing helps me remember “why” and serve other people- outside of myself and a cause greater than myself. Commercial Real Estate can be quite “bottom line” oriented, so social media provides an outlet to more creativity and leadership – and dialogue with “people and work that matters”- especially to me.

After my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, my Family, and Community, BANDIER Realty Partners and BANDIER Companies- – CRE is my 4th child. I am so blessed to be in such a dynamic challenging industry – in the best country, in the best city, in the best Community (The Woodlands) in the world. Commercial Real Estate (CRE) provides me the freedom to live a life that matters of significance, support a beautiful family, and serve my team members and community.

Part of the reason for this new era of social media for me and our firm- is the understanding and conviction that I am leading a cause and mission greater than myself. My purpose is to love my God with all my heart and all my soul and all my being- and to love thy neighbor as thyself. My mission in this blog and in my life is- TO CREATE JOY, HEALTH AND SIGNIFICANCE- INSPIRE AND LIVE INSPIRED! I plan to lead with love and follow our firms core principles. I also believe- “it’s better to be GREAT than lucky – it’s a choice”! thank you Jim Collins ;)

I look forward to living this journey with you and creating a dialogue that matters!