State Representative Mike Lang to Speak at Brownwood Chamber Luncheon June 16th

MikeLangThe Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its next monthly luncheon on Friday, June16th featuring State Representative Mike Lang, who will give an overview of the Texas 85th legislative session that recently ended.   Lang will outline new laws passed this session and what they mean for Texas and Brown County.

The luncheon will be held Friday, June 16th at Howard Payne University (note location change) Bullion Suites of the Mabee University Center - 1219 Fisk Ave.  Parking lots will be available on the east and north side of the building.     The luncheon will be held from 11:30 AM to 1 PM.  Cost is $14 for the lunch payable to HPU.   Payment for the luncheon can be made in advance with HPU at this link: http://hputx.thankyou4caring.org/ChamberLunch.

The luncheon is sponsored by Bruner Auto Group.

Mike Lang was elected in 2016 as Texas House Representative for District 60. However, this is not his first time serving Texas and its people.

After graduating from Texas Christian University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Rep. Lang served his community for over 30 years in law enforcement, including being elected as the Constable for Hood County in 2013. His loving wife, Katie, even ran for an elected position and continues to hold public office as Hood County’s County Clerk.

During his service in law enforcement, Mike earned numerous awards, including the Congressman’s Medal of Valor and the Purple Heart National Law Enforcement Citation. Mike has led a respected and distinguished career, but his commitment to bettering the lives of Texans is far from over. With his extensive service as a law enforcement officer and as a Constable, Mike understands that to be an effective leader you must be a servant of the people.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Affordacare

Affordacare600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 25th for Affordacare.

Affordacare is an Urgent Care Clinic that provides medical care, extended hours, on-site x-rays and accepts most major insurance. They provide treatment for illnesses, minor injuries, immunizations, sports and DOT physicals. Affordacare uses Quest and LabCorp for their lab testing. Chris Sutton, RN-FNP is a full time provider and is a graduate of Brownwood High School.

Patients can go online to affordacare.com/early and reserve an appointment and will receive a text alert when it is time for the appointment.

They are located at 801 Early Blvd., in Early and are open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm or call 325-430-0000 for more information.

Pictured are employees of Affordacare along with the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

Railroad Museum Hosts Joint Chamber Ribbon Cutting for New Exhibit

Lehnis600The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 23rd for the opening of the Lehnis Railroad Museum’s new permanent exhibit, “Working on the Railroad."

The exhibit occupies the large foyer of the museum and creates an area that introduces the visitor to the world of railroads. Under the 40-foot high ceiling, the exhibit includes displays, a video, and a hands-on interactive. It will be a permanent exhibit at the museum and was made possible by a grant from the Cen-Tex Rural Rail Transportation District and a donation from Mr. Bob Lambert.

The Cen-Tex group was formed in 1990 by the state of Texas to preserve, protect, and promote railroads, and covers a five-county area. Lambert has been a long-time friend of the Lehnis Museum and supports its efforts to educate and entertain visitors with various facets of railroading.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Hendrick Surgery Center

Hendrick600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for the new Hendrick Surgery Center in Brownwood.

On Friday, May 12, Hendrick Health System celebrated the completion of a new Hendrick Surgery Center in Brownwood with a ribbon cutting and Open House. Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes, Dr. James Fowler, Hendrick Trustee Paul Waldrop  and Hendrick CEO Tim Lancaster spoke to a crowd of more than 200 people. Tours of the facility were offered. 

The surgery center is a joint venture with Abilene and Brownwood physicians and is located at is located at 2401 Crockett Dr., and will offer same-day surgery for specialties including otolaryngology (ENT), gastroenterology, orthopedics, podiatry, urology, gynecology, ophthalmology, pain management and plastic surgery.

Outpatient surgery centers, also known as ambulatory surgery centers, provide a low cost alternative to hospital-based, low risk outpatient procedures. 

The 13,400 square-foot facility includes three operating rooms and 13 pre-op/recovery rooms.

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Entries Now Being Accepted for the 54th Annual Brown County Rodeo Parade

rodeoparadestockThe 54th annual Brown County Rodeo is fast approaching and organizers are getting set for a great lineup of events and activities including the rodeo parade.

As a major component to the rodeo each year, the Brown County Rodeo Parade will travel through Downtown Brownwood and feature a wide assortment of entries. Entry forms are now being accepted for the parade which will take place Saturday, June 3rd at 10 AM.

Participants in the parade should begin lining up at 8:30 AM at the Brownwood Coliseum.

There is no fee to enter the parade. Entry forms are available at www.brownwoodchamber.org. Entry forms may be returned to the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce office at 600 E. Depot Street.

The 54th annual Brown County Rodeo will take place June 1, 2 and 3 at the Earl Q. Wilson Arena.

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Brownwood Chamber to Host Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon on May 19th

luncheonPRimageThe Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual law enforcement appreciation luncheon on Friday, May 19th at the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church Connection Center (1715 Coggin Ave) from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. This event is intended to honor the men and women in all aspects of law enforcement, who work together to keep the community safe.

Representatives from area law enforcement agencies will be in attendance and will be recognized. Each of those agencies or departments has been offered the opportunity to announce their Officer of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Investigator of the Year, or whatever awards may be appropriate for their agency.

Mitch Slaymaker of the Texas Municipal Police Association will be the guest speaker.

This month's luncheon is sponsored by TexasBank.

Chamber members and the public may sponsor the lunches of law enforcement officers or officials. Call the Brownwood Chamber for more information. Meal sponsors will be acknowledged at the luncheon.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM and the program begins at noon. The luncheon ends about 1 PM. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP is required and the deadline is Wednesday, May 17 at 5 PM. The Chamber's Monthly Luncheon is open to the public.

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Chambers of Commerce Hold Ribbon Cutting for Innovation Wellness Health Spa

InnovationWellness600The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting on Friday, April 21st for Innovation Wellness Health Spa.

Innovation Wellness Health Spa offers state of the art equipment that repair, recover and rejuvenate the body including NovoTHOR, a whole-body light bed which uses photobiomodulation (PBMT); NormaTec Compression massage used for rapid recovery in the arms, legs and hips; Float Pod flotation therapy which allows the body to reach a deep relaxation state while allowing it to recover from stress; and the newest innovations in Cryotherapy, a cold body treatment in a Cryosense , a next-generation Cryosauna that stimulate the body to release endorphins.

For more info, call (325) 641-2796 or visit their website at www.earlyivw.com to book an appointment. They are located at 919 Early Blvd., Suite 2B, Early, TX.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for One Source Express Care Clinic

OneSource600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, April 4th for One Source Express Care Clinic.

One Source Express Care Clinic, located in United Supermarket, provides non-emergent care to those feeling "under the weather." The care team consists of a physician serving as medical director and advanced practitioner Shannon Young DelaCruz, FNP-C serving as primary provider assisted by advanced practitioners.

For more information call 325-643-1983. They are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

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2017 Corks & Caps

Corks  Caps Logo 1000Tickets are now available for the 2017 Corks and Caps event set for Saturday, October 7th 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 country.  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 Matt Wilson Band from Austin.

The Matt Wilson Band, has a deep catalog of classic soul, R&B, rock n’ roll, blues, funk, and gospel it performs with warmth, wit, and white-gloved showmanship. Wilson believes there is an art to presenting these treasured tunes in a way that’s reverent but relevant. Wilsons’ band’s soul-revue personality imbues its interpretations of standards by Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers with spirited sincerity.  Matt Wilson Band also has a distinguished well of original material that’s ten years and four albums deep.

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 600 tasters will get their choice of a Corks and Caps commemorative wine glass or a beer pilsner glass.  

Tickets can be purchased at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce or online at the link below.   The 2017 Corks & Caps is presented by Ryan Construction.

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