Gov. Perry to serve as Keynote Speaker at Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce Dinner on Nov. 1 Honoring Joe DePinto

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Heads of Top International Companies Along with Key Texas and Israeli State Officials to Attend Business Networking Event at the Omni Dallas

Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce

“The vital relationship between Israel and Texas continues to grow and reward both parties though mutual business success and a deeper understanding of our respective cultures,” stated Gov. Perry.

Texas Governor Rick Perry has been named the keynote speaker at the Fifth Annual Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce Bridge Builder Award Dinner. Gov. Perry helped found the Chamber in 2007 and is a strong advocate in the organization’s mission of being a leading resource for economic development between the two ‘Lone Star States.’

“I want Texas to become the preferred location for Israeli companies doing business in the U.S.,” said Gov. Perry at the founding of the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce.

“The vital relationship between Israel and Texas continues to grow and reward both parties though mutual business success and a deeper understanding of our respective cultures,” stated Gov. Perry.

“In addition to our state’s unparalleled job-friendly climate, I believe our shared dedication to fairness and cooperation is the foundation upon which future shared economic success and friendship will be built. That’s why I helped to found the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce and we support their work to increase economic development between our two great states,” said Perry.

The Fifth Annual Texas-Israel Bridge Builder Award Dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Omni Dallas Hotel. David Johnson, business analyst at CBS Radio’s KRLD-AM, will serve as master of ceremonies and Shelly Stein, CEO of Glazer’s Distributors, will introduce the 2012 Bridge Builder recipient, Joe DePinto, president and CEO of 7-Eleven, Inc.

The annual dinner raises essential funding for the Chamber as the primary catalyst for economic development between Texas and Israel. For ticket and sponsorship information, visit http://www.texasisrael.org or contact Megan Smith at msmith(at)texasisrael(dot)org or 214.272.4814

About Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce
The Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce was established in 2007 by business leaders in every major Texas city, The Israel-American Chamber of Commerce, and the Texas Governor's office with the sole mission of being the primary resource for economic development between Texas and Israel. It is a private, not-for-profit business organization.

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