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Seabrook Mayor Glenn Royal, right, and City Manager Gayle Cooke visit with Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership President Bob Mitchell as they arrive at Cullen’s Upscale Grille for the Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership’s February luncheon.

Seabrook Mayor Glenn Royal, right, and City Manager Gayle Cooke visit with Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership President Bob Mitchell as they arrive at Cullen’s Upscale Grille for the Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership’s February luncheon.

Chamber votes to change name

After much debate, the League City Chamber has decided to change its name to the League City Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The decision was announced by Chamber Board Chairman Bonnie Lem. “After lengthy discussions about the importance the city of League City has played in the tradition and success of our chamber, yet also recognizing that new opportunities for continued success and to expand our business footprint; the new name was determined to be very timely and appropriate,” Lem said.

Back in January, a chamber committee changed the name to the Bay Area Houston Regional Chamber of Commerce, a name that upset most members because it did not include League City in the name.

The chamber then gave members an opportunity to choose between three suggested names – League City Regional Chamber of Commerce, League City/Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and League City/Bay Area Regional Chamber of Commerce. Most liked the first suggestion.

Next step will be to select a new logo, Chamber President Laurie Baldwin said.

Union Pacific Railroad Public Affairs Vice President Brenda Mainwaring arrives at Cullen’s Upscale Grille to address the BayTran luncheon. With her are attorney Hugh McCulley, left, and Harris County Transit Services Director Ken Fickes, who is also a BayTran board member.

Union Pacific Railroad Public Affairs Vice President Brenda Mainwaring arrives at Cullen’s Upscale Grille to address the BayTran luncheon. With her are attorney Hugh McCulley, left, and Harris County Transit Services Director Ken Fickes, who is also a BayTran board member.

RadioShack set to close stores

RadioShack has announced that it is filing for bankruptcy and is closing about 1,700 of its stores nationwide, including some in the Houston area.

Among those expected to close are stores near Baybrook Mall in Webster, 142 Southmore in Pasadena, 2600 FM 1764 in La Marque and San Jacinto Mall in Baytown.

BayTran plans State of Counties

Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership President Barbara Koslov has announced plans for the 16th annual State of the Counties Address on Wednesday, April 15.

The luncheon at the Hobby Marriott at 9100 Gulf Freeway, will feature addresses by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta.

Individual tickets are $75 each with various sponsorship levels for tables for 10 available by contacting Mrs. Koslov at bkoslov@baytran.org

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