Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Samantha Rodriguez Photography

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The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on October 2nd for Samantha Rodriguez Photography to welcome her as a new member.


Samantha serves the Brownwood and surrounding areas with 8 years of experience specializing in family, seniors, maternity, weddings, special events, milestones, real estate with pole images, boudoir and birth.


Samantha can be reached at 832-435-2472, online at or on Facebook.


Pictured are Samantha with family and friends along with the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Better Than Nothing

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The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 13 for Better Than Nothing.


Better Than Nothing organizes elaborate scavenger hunts, over the top games, and fun physical activities to encourage a healthy community environment for both families and businesses in Brown County. Book an individualized scavenger hunt, business team building, family outings, date nights, special occasions, individual parties, or participate in a public scavenger hunt.


For more information call 806-283-3410 or visit Better Than Nothing on Facebook.


Pictured is owners Belinda and Chrissy cutting the ribbon along with the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

Block Party Registration Open for 2018 National Night Out Set for October 2nd

2018logoNeighbors throughout Brown County are being invited to join together for the 2018 National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event on Tuesday, October 2nd.

Coordinators of the local NNO event are currently looking for block captains to organize small gatherings in neighborhoods in Brown County. These gatherings will be a rallying point where neighbors can meet each other, visit with law enforcement officials, and send a message to potential criminals.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on October 2nd, residents in neighborhoods throughout Brown County are asked to spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods throughout the area will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, visits from police, contests, and other activities.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Representatives from the Brownwood Police Department, Brown County Sheriff's Office, Early Police Department, Bangs Police Department, area fire departments, and city officials will travel around Brownwood, Early, Bangs and Brown County during the event to visit these gatherings and speak to those in attendance.

Residents attending block parties are encouraged to bring canned tuna to benefit Good Samaritan Ministries, who will collect the donated cans during National Night Out.

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Business Expo Breakout Sessions

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Social Media 101 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Learn up-to-date tips and tricks to maximize your business on Social Media


Presenter: Lauren Kocurek
Marketing & Events Specialist Abilene Chamber of Commerce


Retail Recruitment & Downtown Updates - 12:00 PM to 1 PM

Learn about efforts being made to recruit retail businesses to the Brownwood Area and the exciting developments taking place downtown.


Presenters:  Ray Tipton and Marshal McIntosh
Executive Director and Assistant Director
Brownwood Municipal Development District


Password Security - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Learn general facts to avoid common mistakes that can lead to your password being hacked.


Presenter: Will Locke
IT Officer/IT Security Officer
Citizens National Bank


Office Etiquette - 2:30 to 3:00 PM

Learn more about the "code" that governs the expectations of social behavior in the workplace.


Presenter: Charlotte Tongate
Director of Bus. Development
Comanche County Medical Center



The 24th Annual Business Expo is sponsored by Songbird Lodge.

Brownwood and Early Chambers Hold Ribbon Cutting for the Brown County Museum of History

Museum 600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Early Chamber of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting on Tuesday, August 29th for The Brown County Museum of History in Brownwood.


The ribbon cutting commemorated the Brown County Museum of History building dedication in honor of the Robert H. and Mary S. Blake family and the 'kick off' of the great things happening at the Museum. The Museum's new front exterior displays six people from different eras in Brown County History: Sheriff Charles Bell, Frontier Sheriff tragically killed in the line of duty; Dr. Mollie Armstrong, the First Woman Optometrist in the State of Texas; H.O. Kelly, local artist who became famous in New York and across America; Colonel Jack Bradley, a hero and decorated fighter pilot ace in WWII; Katherine Anne Porter, Pulitzer prize-winning novelist; and Quanah Parker, the last great Chief of the Comanche. To learn more about their life stories, visit the Brown County Museum of History.


Pictured are employees and Board members of the Museum, Mrs. Sue Blake and family, and the Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce Ambassadors.

Complimentary Passes Now Available for Brownwood Business Expo Set for September 6th

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The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce is getting set for their annual Business Expo, and complimentary passes are currently available for the event scheduled September 6th.


The  24th annual Business Expo held at the Brownwood Coliseum will feature over 70 businesses in various lines of trade. The show will open at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 6th and will feature well-known, established businesses as well as some of the newest in the Brownwood Area.
Admission at the door will be $2 and the complimentary passes are currently available for a limited time at the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce office - 600 E. Depot St.
"All visitors to the show will have the opportunity to win booth prizes from each of the exhibitors," said Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Director Jennifer Barberie. "Those who participate in 'Expo Bingo' may enter to win the grand prize - $500 cash."
For the 12th year, the "Taste of the Brownwood Area" returns to the Expo to offer the community an opportunity to sample favorite recipes from area restaurants and caterers. From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, expo visitors can sample tasty treats.  Each visitor will receive 4 free Taste of the Brownwood Area tickets with the $2 admission fee. Those who choose to enter with a complimentary pass will need to purchase Taste of the Brownwood Area tickets for $1 each at the door the day of the show.
"Make plans to attend, visit with people you have known for years and get to know the new faces in town," Barberie said. "Take time to learn about the products and services offered by each one of these local business owners."
The Brownwood Area Chamber encourages local residents to "shop local" to support local businesses and the local economy.
The 24th Annual Business Expo is sponsored by Songbird Lodge.

If you are interested in participating in the Expo as a vendor, CLICK HERE to download the application or call Jennifer at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535.

Brownwood Chamber Hold Ribbon Cutting for New Member Sherwin Williams

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The Brownwood Area Chamber and Early Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday 15th for Sherwin Williams to welcome them as new members.


Sherwin Williams carries interior and exterior paint, paint brushes, rollers, spray equipment, caulk and stain. Their brand selection consists of Sherwin-Williams, Purdy, Graco, Titan, 3M, Shurtape, H&C, Uniflex, USG, Werner, Mi-T-M, and Minwax.


They are located at 509 W Commerce Street in Brownwood and are open Monday-Friday 7:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm. For more information, contact them at 325-646-7553, like them on Facebook, or visit their website at


Businesses that are members to both Chambers of Commerce can receive 20% off of retail paint.


Pictured are employees along with the Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce Ambassadors and Board members.

Brownwood, Early, Bangs, HPU and Ranger College to be Featured at Joint Chamber Luncheon August 24th

Joint luncheon logo 2018The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the Early Chamber of Commerce will host their joint annual local school districts luncheon on Friday, August 24th.   It will be held from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at the Brownwood Country Club. Cost is $14 per person for the buffet lunch.

Attendees will hear from Brownwood ISD Superintendent Dr. Joe Young, Early ISD Superintendent Wes Beck, Bangs ISD Superintendent Tony Truelove, Howard Payne University Provost and Chief Academics Officer Dr. Mark Tew  and Ranger College Executive Vice President of Workforce Dixon Bailey.  They will outline what to expect from each district for the new school year as well as recent accomplishment for each district.
The annual school districts luncheon is sponsored by Baird Brothers Express Car Wash, Andy's Pest Troopers and Howard Payne University.
Go to to register for the luncheon, call the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535.

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Tickets Now On Sale for 2018 Corks and Caps


Corks  Caps Logo trans2Tickets are now available for the 2018 Corks and Caps event set for Saturday, October 6th from 6 PM - 11 PM in the Depot Plaza in Brownwood. Corks and Caps will feature tastings of beer and wine from breweries and wineries from across the state.  Several food trucks will also be featured at the event offering a variety of food and desserts. A cigar area will be a featured component during this event hosted by The Leaf from Abilene, and live music will be offered by The Wonders from Dallas.
Advanced tickets for the event cost $25 each which will include 10 samples of the beer and wine. Non-sample tickets for the concert only will be $10 each.  Attendees must be 21 or older to purchase tasting tickets. The first 500 tasters will get their choice of a Corks and Caps commemorative glass. 
Tickets can be purchased at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce or online at The 2018 Corks & Caps is presented by Ryan Construction.
For more information, call the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535.