First Annual GHMA Membership Meeting and Townhall

Calling all GHMA members!

In accordance with our By-Laws we will host our first annual membership meeting Tuesday, April 7th from 8:00 – 10:00 in the morning at the Greater Houston Partnership downtown. Breakfast will be served and your GHMA Board of Directors will ask for your feedback in terms of your current wants and needs from the organization. Additionally, we will be voting on the slate of officers to fill the open positions on the Board as well as Committee Chair positions. If you are interested in serving the organization, please request a nomination form from Eva Sirman, GHMA Association Manager by email at  You must complete the nomination form and submit it to Eva no later than April 3rd, 2015. All nominations will be considered by the Board of Directors and the qualifications of the position will determine the person who is slated. Please see the calendar for more information regarding the meeting.

Open Positions:

Membership Director
Philanthropy Director
Sponsorship Director

Greeters Chair
Membership Chair
Programs Chair
Special Events Chair

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New Year’s Message from our President

GHMA President, Scott Kelley

GHMA President, Scott Kelley

 Welcome to another exciting new year for the Greater Houston Manufacturers Association (GHMA)! I want to thank all of our Members and Board Members for making 2014 such a  success. 2015 will be an even bigger    year for GHMA and we are excited to continually offer one of the most affordable professional organization memberships in the city. Houston has  been named the number one city for manufacturing in the United States  for the past two years. With all of these new jobs and tremendous growth opportunities for our city, the GHMA is  poised to be the premier association for all manufacturers to come and share knowledge, experience, and  lessons learned with others in the manufacturing industry. GHMA helps our  members with their questions about workforce, tax credits, technology, sales, lending, M&A, education and much more. Our Board of Directors is focused on bringing pertinent  manufacturing information to our members. However, we cannot do this alone! There are several Board and Committee positions available, so if you are interested in getting  involved or  would like to learn more about the GHMA please send an email to

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