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Thank you from President of GCA Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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The Gilchrist Community Association (GCA) would like to thank all of
the fellow citizens of Bolivar Peninsula for their overwhelming
support for our Legal Defense Fundraiser. Rollover Pass has a lot of
history and is enjoyed by thousands of fisherman, weekenders and
overnighters who support local businesses throughout the peninsula
while they are here and are vital to all of our financial growth.  I
can say without any reservation that our Golf Cart Fish Fry Fundraiser
was successful and we could not have done it without you.

One of the GCA’s missions is to provide community services and on
Saturday, we prepared 50 fish fry plates and delivered them to the
employees of  Gulf Coast Market who were unable to attend because they
were at work providing services to the visitors of the peninsula. We
are looking forward to providing other services in the near future.

Once again, thank you Bolivar Peninsula!

Ted Vega
President, Gilchrist Community Association

Work Force on the Coast Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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Below is a snap shot of that information as well as the attachment on the Skills for Small Business. 


Labor Force




Gulf Coast





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City of Galveston





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Progress on the Peninsula Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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How are we progressing in efforts to bring back Bolivar? Like beauty, progress can be in the eye, or ear, of the beholder. Read More..
After Ike Pictures of the Entire Galveston Bolivar Peninsula Area Monday, September 15, 2008
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See High resolution pictures of the entire Ike damaged area at the NOAA site Read More..
If You Haven't Discovered the Bolivar Peninsula, You Don't know What You're Missing Monday, June 09, 2008
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Recently featurd in Texas Explorer, Bolivar is the home of popular Crystal Beach and so much more. Bolivar is business at its best and offers a family oriented relaxed lifestyle. Discover Bolivar and you'll never want to leave; and best of all, Bolivar is affordable. Read More..
Top 10 Reasons to Move to the Bolivar Peninsula Sunday, May 18, 2008
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Crystal Beach calls itself one of the nation’s most affordable oceanfront communities. And it has plenty to offer bargain-hunters. Read More..
Where can you buy a Coastal home for under $200k? Sunday, April 27, 2008
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Best Answer: Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston County Texas according to Coastal Living magazine Read More..
The Birders Are Here Friday, April 25, 2008
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The 27-mile long Bolivar Peninsula is world famous for the many species of birds that can be seen here. Read More..
Monarch Butterflies Texas Bound! Tuesday, April 01, 2008
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Birdwatchers to Receive Bonus Viewing Opportunity -- Annual Butterfly Migration Read More..
Attention Birdwatchers- Bring Your Binoculars Thursday, March 13, 2008
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This is a Grand Marquee event! Houston Happy Hikers will hold a 5K & 10K walk at High Island on Saturday, March 15. Read More..
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TGC 4 Reasons You Need a Company Retreat
10/13/2014 4:44:35 PM

How to Host an Amazing Company Retreat

Cinnamon Shore in Port Aransas

A company retreat may not top the “best vacation ever,” but it be something worth looking forward to that creates lasting memories and also helps drive the future of your company. If you do things right, you can put on an amazing company retreat that people will rave about all year. New Urbanism communities along the Texas coast, such as Cinnamon Shore in Port Aransas and  Beachtown in Galveston, are great options for hosting work getaways that combine top-of-the-line accommodations with wild, inspirational natural beauty. Both communities feature on-site restaurants and pools, beach access and large beach homes that are perfect for informal meetings and after-hours gatherings.

Here are tips for planning your next company retreat on the Texas coast.

4 Reasons You Need a Company Retreat
When you really understand the benefits of a retreat, it sounds crazy not to have one. Here are several reasons you should allocate resources toward concentrated time together in a fun venue:

  • Connect in a different way. When your team interacts face-to-face every day, conversations naturally lead to hobbies, families, dreams, etc. Remote team members don’t learn those little things about each other like people who share an office space, and if you’ve ever tried to force a casual conversation on Skype, you know how awkward it can be. Getting away together lets all members of your team connect through shared experiences, which will make their workplace bonds even stronger.
  • Discuss values. As a startup, talking about values can sometimes feel a little silly and “corporate.” We only spend one meal during the retreat discussing what we stand for, but having the conversation is still effective. Addressing the topic briefly and in the right environment helps everyone internalize values and strengthens your company culture.
  • Think bigger. Retreats disrupt your routine so you can plan for the future. New ideas are often formed out of spontaneous brainstorming sessions, and retreats create the ideal environment for the free flow of ideas.
  • Celebrate together. If you’ve hit a big milestone recently or had a good year, a retreat provides the perfect time to reward your employees and do something unique to celebrate everyone’s hard work.

Additional Reading: How to Run a Company Retreat for Remote Teams

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Swedes 40 Years and Counting by Georgia Osten
7/23/2012 2:18:00 PM by Georgia Osten The Walla Family blew into town last Monday for their 40th Annual Crystal Beach Vacation. Yes, Mildred and Johnnie Walla and family have been coming to Crystal Beach every summer for the last 40 years! Mildred remembers coming with her father when she was in high school in Beaumont. To celebrate the event, they had special t-shirts printed. They always plan their vacation for the week after the 4th, because "the crowds are smaller." Their first vacation rental was handled by Mr. Swede himself, and they have been coming back to Swede's Real Estate ever since.
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