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Contacts N' Coffee 2020 Edition!

Contacts N' Coffee 2020 Edition!

Is a part of your plans for 2020 to build your business, and/or create a greater awareness for what it is that your organization can provide? Well, here's an event that can assist you greatly in getting things off to a strong start!

Take the opportunity to meet like-minded professionals (And, perhaps, an elected official, an executive director, etc..), be provided ample time to explain to all of the attendees what it is that you do and what entities would make great referrals for you and maybe even learn a thing or two. Bring your business cards and be prepared to shine! Personal interaction remains the best way to develop SOLID BUSINESS CONNECTIONS!

This event is open to all Chamber Members, their guests and anyone else who may be interested in the Greater Northside Chamber of Commerce.

Our Featured Presenter will be none other than Lenora Sorola-Pohlman of Sorola Insurance Services - a part of the Navarro Insurance Group!  Lenora brings a vast amount of overall experience and knowledge of the insurance industry and incorporates this experience and knowledge into her specialty which is Employee Benefits.

Learn about how Lenora can either assist your business in developing a benefits plan for you and your employees or, if you are an employee, how she can assist your employer in doing the same.

Lenora also know a thing or two about networking and ways to develop strong and lasting business relationships so here's a grand opportunity to learn more about this important aspect in the business process as well!



Lenora Sorola-Pohlman has 30 years of experience in the Insurance Industry and has been a Licensed Broker for over 20 of these years. To simply state that Lenora is "Active within our business and overall communities" would be a tremendous understatement.

What we will state that is that Lenora is a true institution. Her list of activities is too long to present in this limited forum but just a small number of her highlights include:

*Yolanda Black Navarro Community Legacy Award

*Navidad En El Barrio – Vida Award

*Hispanic Women Network of Texas – Estellas de Tejas Award       

*Comcast – Hispanic Hero Award

*Solo Mujeres Magazine – Woman of the Year in our Community       

*Houston Woman Magazine – 50 Most Influential Women

Lenora is a second generation Houstonian raised in the East End barrio. She is married to John Pohlman a Sergeant in the Houston Police Department retired after 49 years of service. They reside in the Timbergrove Manor sub-division and are members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where Lenora's grandparents, parents and she and John were married.

We are excited to, once again, present our Contacts N' Coffee event at The Original Alamo Tamales! Co-Owner Cynthia Rivera and her staff are the most gracious of hosts and will provide us with an incredibly delicious breakfast that is such a treat to start the day with. Upon conclusion, be the most popular person at your office and/or home by bringing a dozen or two of our region's best tamales to go with you!

* Active Silver-Level Chamber Members on up will receive one complimentary breakfast per company.


Alamo Tamales has been in business for over 50 years. Originated in San Antonio, but very soon after moved to Houston, Tx. Beginning with a small loan and grew from there. We have two locations, one near Downtown Houston one on Berry Rd. Our Tamales became so popular in the Houston area over the years, that we were able to expand our Berry Rd. Location, to the Alamo Plaza you visit today.

We use family recipes from our grandmothers. The spices we use are purchased whole and then we grind them so the spices perfume is left in the tamale. Our best seller is the homemade Pork. They are also available in Chicken, Beef, Jalapeño and Cheese, and Bean. We offer both home made and machine made tamales. During the holiday season we offer Sweet Tamales. We have very strict sanitation procedures to insure the quality of our food is excellent. All our food is fresh, made daily, homemade style.

Thank you to our community and our friends for joining us on this journey, and we hope that you’ll continue to be a part of the Alamo Tamales story.