The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Chimney Pro on Tuesday, October 6th.
Chimney Pro offers professional chimney sweeping services including cleaning and maintenance of residential chimneys and fireplaces.
Based out of Killeen, Chimney Pro services all of Central Texas. Chimney Pro also provides dryer vent cleaning services in addition to their pool services and products. For more information on their products and services, contact Tommy or Melba Thompson at (254) 519-3435.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, October 6th for A World for Children.
A World for Children provides safe, nurturing, therapeutic homes to children removed from their family of origin due to abuse and neglect. With more than 40,000 of confirmed cases of abuse and neglect in Texas, A World for Children provides refuge for children with broken hearts and lives and works to bring restoration and healing to children and families.
For more information on foster parenting or adoption call them at (325) 641-1055, stop by their offices located at 504 Center Avenue or visit them online at www.awfc.org.
Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for The ARK Domestic Violence Shelter’s New Administration Offices
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 1st for The ARK Domestic Violence Shelter’s new administrative office building.
The ARK Domestic Violence Shelter moved their administration offices to 2900 Coggin Avenue, Suite A in Brownwood. The new offices are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (excluding Holidays). Anyone that needs help or information may stop by anytime during those hours. There is no appointment necessary.
For emergency assistance 24/7 or to talk with an advocate about domestic violence issues, The ARK’s hotline number is (325) 643-2699 or toll free (888) 313-2699. The ARK is also accepting donations at the new location during business hours. For large donations, or for furniture items, the shelter accepts them each weekday before noon only.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Wendlee Broadcasting have teamed up again this year for the 4th Annual Trick or Treat Trail. This family friendly event will be held in the Depot Plaza area on Thursday, October 29th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Area businesses and organizations will offer candy, goodies, games and other fun activities free of charge to area residents.
Also included during the event will be a Halloween Costume Contest sponsored by Wal-Mart. The contest will offer prizes in the categories of most creative costume, best couple costume , best family costume, best group costume, cutest baby costume and best children's costume. Entry forms for the costume contest are available at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce - 600 E. Depot Street or online at BrownwoodChamber.org.
During the Trick or Treat Trail, family-friendly cartoons will be shown in the Depot pavilion lawn sponsored by Chick-Fil-A, Affiliated Bank and Baird Brothers Express Car Wash.
Area businesses are encouraged to set up an activity booth during the Trick or Treat Trail to offer free games and candy to those in attendance. Participation is free and open to any business located in the Brownwood/Early area.
Tuesday is National Night Out for Brown County and area residents are getting ready to hold block parties to meet neighbors and local law enforcement.
This year, dozens of block parties are scheduled across the county in Brownwood, Early, Bangs, May, and several rural locations.
The Brownwood and Early Police Departments; the Brown County Sheriff's office; area fire departments; and Allegiance Ambulance along with other city and county officials will visit these parties taking place Tuesday, October 6th between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
This year's National Night Out is sponsored locally by Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers, 3M Company, Allegiance Ambulance, Wal-Mart, ATMOS Energy, Oncor, TexasBank, Weldon Wilson Electric and Heartland Mall.
For more information about National Night Out, call the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535 or the Early Chamber of Commerce at 325-649-9317.
Below is a list of block parties scheduled for the 2015 National Night Out in Brown County for Tuesday, October 6th:
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, August 25th for new member, Interim Healthcare Hospice.
Interim Healthcare Hospice provides home care, hospice and healthcare staffing by employing nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide home care service to people in and around our community. Interim Healthcare Hospice provides a variety of home health, senior care, hospice, palliative care, pediatric care and healthcare staffing needs. The local office is one of over 300 Interim Healthcare Hospice locations nationwide.
Located at 120 South Park Drive in Brownwood, Interim Healthcare Hospice serves all of Brown County and its surrounding areas.
They can be reached at 325-643-1113 or online at www.interimhealthcare.com.
A grand reopening ceremony was held Friday, September 25th in the Wal-Mart parking lot to celebrate the store’s recently completed remodel.
Prior to the ceremony, new store manager Roy Adams explained the reason for the remodel.
“The main reason is that we need to better take care of our customers and create a better shopping environment,” Adams said. “We remodeled the store from one end to the other. We brought in new merchandise. We really feel like we are opening a new store. It was old and it needed to be remodeled for our customers and the community.”
Adams said many locations are undergoing the same remodeling process
The ceremony, which included a color guard, performances by the Brownwood and Bangs High School bands, singing of the national anthem and a performance by Two Young Men Entertaining, also saw Mayor Stephen Haynes as the guest speaker. “Nothing is more iconic in a town than Wal-Mart,” Haynes said. “This company has a history of success and a history of doing right things. People like to be around other successes.”
At the conclusion of the ceremony, store employees also presented several $500 donation checks to various organizations, including Aldersgate Enrichment Center and the Zephyr Volunteer Fire Department. The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce also held ribbon cuttings with Adams and other store employees.
Planning for Brown County's National Night Out is underway, and organizers for the event will distribute block party packets this week.
Registered block party captains and those interested in holding a block party can pick up a packet at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce or the Early Chamber of Commerce starting on Wednesday, September 23. The packets will include a block party guide with invitations, tips on holding a party, information about National Night Out and other goodies that can be distributed to each block party. Block party captains will also receive a t-shirt and a yard sign to help promote the event.
Also added this year is a food drive to benefit Good Samaritan Ministries. Each party is encouraged to collect as much canned tuna as they can which will be collected by area law enforcement officers during National Night Out. An award will be presented to the party collecting the most cans of tuna. Awards will also be given to the Best Overall Party, Best New Party and the Best Party Food.
Each block party captain registered to host a party will also be entered into a drawing to win a flat screen TV which will be given away after National Night Out.
This year, National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, October 6th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in neighborhoods across Brown County. Dozens of neighborhoods have already signed up to participate in National Night Out, but many areas still need to be represented. Organizers are encouraging all residents to participate and make sure their neighborhood is signed up to have these neighborhood gatherings, cookouts, and parties. Law enforcement officials and emergency responders will visit each party during the event.
National Night Out is designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Law enforcement officials are encouraging residents to use the event to not only to get to know their neighbors better, but in some cases, to plant the seeds for a neighborhood watch program.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 20th for one of their newest members, Fresenius Medical Care.
Fresenius is a nationwide company with over 2,200 dialysis clinics across the United States. The Brownwood location offers in-center hemodialysis treatment and transplant support to patients with kidney failure and other chronic conditions in and around Brown County.
They can be reached at 325-646-9510 or online at www.freseniusmedicalcare.us.