Central East Texas Alliance- Commercial Real Estate Broker Breakfast on January 21

First CETA Broker Breakfast to Introduce CETA Region, Real Estate Tools

Conroe, TX-The Central East Texas Alliance (CETA) announces the first ever Commercial Real Estate Broker Breakfast on January 21 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Lone Star College University Center at 3232 College Park Dr in Conroe, TX. The event is free for any broker or  professional who works in the commercial real estate industry who does business in the ten-county region that CETA serves, which includes Grimes, Houston, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker counties. Designed to introduce real estate professionals to cities and towns that make up the CETA region, the breakfast is sponsored by Entergy Texas, Inc. as a part of their regional outreach efforts in the North Houston area. In addition to breakfast and a brief presentation, real estate professionals will also have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on demonstration of the Entergy site-selection tools. Registration is required, and is available online at www.cetalliance.com, or by calling 713-456-9429.

“We’ve wanted to do an event like this since we started CETA in 2014,” said Stacey Osborne, co-founder of CETA and an organizer of the event. “We know the important role that commercial real estate plays in economic development, and it is important that the people working to develop the economies in our area cities and towns be familiar with the commercial real estate professionals doing business in the region, and vice-versa. We’re very grateful to Entergy Texas, Inc.for recognizing the importance of that relationship and helping to facilitate this breakfast.”

CETA, which recently started its second full fiscal year with two new members, was co-founded by Ms. Osborne, Principal and CEO of the Economic Vitality Corporation; along with Cheryl Hudec and Sarah Beach, PhD, both of whom worked with the Center for Rural Studies at Sam Houston State University at the time. The three partners created the organization in response to a need for regional support for economic development efforts in the largely rural area located along the I-45 corridor between Houston and Dallas. CETA is designed to support the economic and community development efforts of the cities, counties, and economic development organizations in the central east Texas region.

CETA is currently managed by Stacey Osborne, Cheryl Hudec of Hudec Consulting, and Michael Fortunato from the Center for Rural Studies. Membership fees are based on population, and membership is accepted on a semi-annual basis. Sponsorships starting at $250 are available for companies and organizations in the region who wish to participate in CETA’s activities.

For additional information about the CETA Broker Breakfast or about CETA and its members, please visit www.cetalliance.com or call Stacey Osborne at (713) 456-9429.