Annual Meeting 2020
About the Event:
The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting is held every fall to celebrate the past year, glimpse into the new year, and recognize our outgoing and incoming Board Chair. The highlight of the evening is honoring the recipient of our coveted Spindletop Award. We are excited to announce the 2020 Spindletop Award Recipient is ExxonMobil Corporation who was also recognized as the first honoree back in 1999. The 2020 Spindletop Award winner will be formally recognized at the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on October 14th. The Chamber is also honored to announce the keynote speaker for the Annual Meeting, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick was first elected Lt. Governor of Texas in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. A preeminent voice for principled conservative policies both in Texas and across the nation, Lt. Gov. Patrick is leading the fight for life and liberty in Texas including securing the border, reducing property and business taxes, standing up for the Second Amendment and addressing Texas’ infrastructure challenges to assure that our state continues to flourish economically.
Dan Patrick is a bold, determined and principles-first leader who consistently articulates the views and values of the conservative majority in Texas.
Dan Patrick was first elected lieutenant governor of Texas in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. He is committed to reducing taxes, limiting government spending, border security, protecting life, the family, the Second Amendment and education reforms that will assure that every Texan has the opportunity to prosper and the Lone Star State will continue to lead the nation in job creation and business expansion.
Patrick is a successful small businessman and radio host. He and his wife Jan have been married 45 years. They have two children and six grandchildren.
Built along the banks of the Neches River in 1903, the ExxonMobil Beaumont refining facilities have grown into an integrated petrochemical complex that today supports the energy needs of our nation and world. Since its beginnings during the Spindletop oil boom, ExxonMobil in Beaumont has contributed to the economic and social landscape of southeast Texas. The company provides quality jobs, technologically innovative products and is committed to giving back to the Southeast Texas community.
The Beaumont refinery processes 366,000 barrels of crude oil per day and produces 2.8 billion gallons of gasoline annually. The Beaumont chemical plant produces building-block chemicals such as ethylene and propylene, synthetic fluids and lubricant base-stocks, and more than 25 different types of zeolite catalyst. The Beaumont lubricant plant manufactures lube oil, greases including those used in the wind turbine industry, and is the only manufacturer of Mobil aviation greases. Mobil 1, the world’s leading synthetic motor oil, is manufactured and packaged in Beaumont.
All seats are reserved. Tickets must be purchased before the event. For additional information, visit the chamber website at bmtcoc.org.
History of the Spindletop Award:
The Spindletop Award was created in 1999 to recognize larger area businesses for outstanding corporate citizenship and overall impact on our community. A committee consisting of Board members and past chairs of the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce chooses the award recipient. Some of the factors considered in the selection are prior history in our community, the overall impact on the economic vitality of Southeast Texas, collaboration with other business and governmental entities, forging a common path for the development of our area and overall reputation as an outstanding organization.
Previous recipients of the Spindletop Award:
1999 - ExxonMobil
2000 - Entergy
2001 - CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital
2002 - Conn’s
2003 - Hibernia National Bank
2004 - American Valve and Hydrant
2005 - Beaumont Enterprise
2007 - Baptist Hospital
2008 - Steinhagen Oil
2009 - Market Basket
2010 - Mason Construction
2011 - AT&T
2012 - Munro’s
2013 - Coburn Supply Company
2014 - Ritter Lumber Company
2015 - Port of Beaumont
2016 - Classic Southeast Texas Auto Group
2017 - Cheniere Energy & Golden Pass LNG
2018 - Trans-Global Solutions
2019 - Sabine-Neches Navigation District