By: Kolkhorst S.C.R. No. 48
         WHEREAS, March 23, 2017, marked the 100th anniversary of the
  Washington County Chamber of Commerce; and
         WHEREAS, The mission of this exemplary organization is to
  promote and support a positive economic environment for Washington
  County while preserving the region's natural resources and
  exceptional quality of life; and
         WHEREAS, Since its founding, the Washington County Chamber of
  Commerce has been a volunteer-led nonprofit association whose
  members provide a wealth of resources for new and existing
  businesses; and
         WHEREAS, The chamber offers its members opportunities to
  network with other businesses, market their services and products,
  and remain informed on issues of importance to the business
  community; it is an outstanding resource for new and expanding
  companies and for new residents and people thinking of relocating
  to the area; and
         WHEREAS, The Convention and Visitors Bureau has done
  exceptional work marketing the area to tourists by celebrating the
  rich history and scenic beauty of Washington County; and
         WHEREAS, The Washington County Chamber of Commerce has had a
  profound impact on the economic growth and prosperity of the area,
  and it is truly deserving of special recognition; now, therefore,
  be it
         RESOLVED, That the 85th Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby commend the Washington County Chamber of Commerce on 100
  years of exemplary service to the community; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be prepared for the
  chamber as an expression of esteem from the Texas Legislature.