The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Offers Seminars to Serve Local Businesses

By: Lauren Joerg
| Published 05/15/2019


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Whether you are a well-established small business or someone considering opening a small business, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce offers a series of seminars led by industry experts that will teach you how to make your business a success.

Upcoming seminars this May include “Mock Department of Labor Audit for HR” presented by Cheryl House of Marsh & McLennan Agency on May 21 and “Avoiding Liability Through Entity Formation” presented by Clay McCollor of Knighton & Stone, PLLC on May 23.

All seminars are held at The Chamber, located at 9320 Lakeside Blvd., Suite 200 in The Woodlands. The cost is $50 per seminar and Chamber members receive a discounted rate of $25. To register and view a listing of the Chamber’s 2019 seminar schedule, visit

Mock Department of Labor Audit for Human Resources

Presented by Cheryl House of Marsh & McLennan Agency

Tuesday, May 21 from 9-11 a.m.

Keeping up with compliance regulations is a monumental task! With incessant regulatory changes and potential staffing transitions, something important might have been missed.

This session provides a high-level overview to help you determine if your plan is in compliance with the Department of Labor regulations.

About the Guest Speaker Cheryl House

Cheryl House, regional director of compliance services for Marsh & McLennan Agency, specializes in ERISA plan documents and amendments, as well as associated agreements including stop loss contracts, business associate agreements, pharmacy agreements and TPA/Carrier administration agreements. She provides compliance support and education by monitoring federal and state mandates, developing educational seminars and webinars, and managing online HR compliance resources. Additionally, House works with large employers, managing high level claims issues, filing and monitoring their stop-loss reimbursements.

Avoiding Liability Through Entity Formation

Presented by Clay McCollor of Knighton & Stone, PLLC

Thursday, May 23 from 9-11 a.m.

Learn from Clay McCollor of Knighton & Stone, PLLC about the different types of legal structures and how to choose the best form for your new business.

The seminar, “Avoiding Liability Through Entity Formation” is designed for small or potential business owners and will focus on helping them limit or avoid personal liability for business debts and obligations through the use of entity formations.

About the Guest Speaker Clay McCollor

Clay McCollor, corporate and business attorney with Knighton & Stone, PLLC, specializes in securities and corporate financing, covering a wide variety of general corporate and transactional matters, securities and investment banking. He has worked in-house and in private practice, focusing on small and middle-market companies. The bulk of McCollor’s practice concentrates on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, business structuring and restructuring, securities, real estate, corporate finance and general commercial agreements for industries such as oil and gas, industrial, retail, banking and manufacturing.

For more information and registration, visit or contact Cyndi Alvarado at or 281-367-5777.

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is the Houston region's largest business organization representing the interests of more than 1,500 businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Learn more at

Comments •
Log In to Comment