Cameron Bammel is a native Texan of German heritage. He can proudly state that two area founding families, the Bammel’s and Strack’s, create his ancestry. When it comes to local relatives he’s got plenty.
As a young boy, Cameron worked during the summer on his grandfather’s vegetable farm where he learned the many values of a good hard work ethic. He did not let that principal go to waste. Graduating from Spring High School in 1980 he realized that his printing classes in school might come in handy. Using the yellow pages, he landed his first job with Ditto Printing in north Houston. The print business seemed to come natural and it was not long before he looked for advancement.
Cameron managed to hang on to his high school sweetheart, Stacy, and they married in October of 1981. They were blessed with a son, Shane, in September 1985. Realizing that further progress meant owning his own company, Cameron and Stacy did just that. In February of 1987, Cameron took $300 and a briefcase, financed his printing equipment, cold-called customers and opened Impact Printing in his garage. He has stated that the first $300 was the only out of pocket money he had to put into his company, he has been blessed that the business generated the rest.
With a young child, Cameron and Stacy decided to build a home in Montgomery shortly thereafter. In doing so, it made sense to relocate their growing company from the Spring/Klein area to Conroe where they continue operations today.
Cameron is involved with and supports numerous community as well as charitable events. He has provided his services for several years to the annual fundraiser for Rett Syndrome, donated programs for a number of City of Conroe musical productions at the Crighton Theater, the annual Kid’s Fest and Catfish Festival, along with the new Texian Heritage Festival and many others.
Cameron’s involvement with the Lone Start Monument and Historical Flag Park began at the onset. He produced all of the presentation materials from concept to realization. He is honored to be a founding Board Member of this organization.
Donating his products and services to people in need, such as a child with an illness or one involved in a sudden accident or death in the family, Cameron continues to make an impact on those around him. He does work with numerous nonprofit organizations including PACN, Montgomery County Youth Services, the Salvation Army, New Birth Ministries, Montgomery County Assistance League and many others.
Cameron still enjoys the casual entertainment of his youth – Texas live music, horseshoes, coastal fishing and hunting.