The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 14th to announce the opening of the new recreation pavilion at the Heart of Texas Camp.
The new recreation pavilion is located at the camp at 8025 North FM 2125 near Lake Brownwood. Since a huge part of their ministry at Heart of Texas Camp is to children and youth, they strive to create an atmosphere that is welcoming and accommodating to a variety of groups for a variety of activities.
They have built this new recreation pavilion on their campus as a multi-use facility that includes three basketball courts, which can be converted into two volleyball courts. It will provide shade for recreation of all kinds during the hot summer and shelter from adverse weather any time of the year. The newly completed recreation pavilion may also be used for church or company picnics, family reunions, and other gatherings.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual law enforcement appreciation luncheon on Friday, May 16 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 the Brownwood and Early Police Departments, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and other agencies will be on hand to announce special honors earned by their department and/or officers. 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. Other invited Law Enforcement officials will be recognized, such as District Judge and Attorney, County Judge and Attorney, Brown County Justices of the Peace, Bangs Police Department, Constables and other agencies that serve and protect the citizens in Brown County.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce presented their annual "Excellence in Tourism" award this week to Mary Stanley of the Turtle Restaurant for her efforts in enhancing and promoting the travel and tourism industry in Brown County.
"Mary and her business draws a large base of customers from outside of the Brown County area which positively impacts the community and other area businesses," said Sunni Modawell, Director of Tourism for the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce gives their "Excellence in Tourism" award each year during National Travel and Tourism Week to an individual or business that impacts the local tourism industry. This year National Travel and Tourism Week is May 3 through 11.
Tourism has a large impact on Brown County by supporting over 600 local jobs. Modawell said that visitors spend over $50 million in each year in Brown County which generates over $1 million in sales tax revenue.
Across Texas, travel employs a diverse workforce, from hotel employees, to restaurant, attraction and retail workers, as well as supports employees in other industry sectors such as construction, manufacturing and finance.
The Hideout Golf Club at Lake Brownwood held a grand opening event and ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 1st to show off their new facility.
The Hideout Golf Club is located on Lake Brownwood in the Heart of Texas and is situated on rolling terrain, dotted with numerous lakes and ponds. The 18 hole golf course has many well placed bunkers and water features to provide a challenging yet relaxing round of golf.
The open house also highlighted the Hideout's new clubhouse. It features a beautiful deck overlooking the golf course, a large swimming pool and several rooms for overnight stays. A picturesque setting to relax or to hold a special event.
Visit their new facility at Lake Brownwood located at 6680 FM 2632 or call (325) 784-4653 for more information.
Pictured are Hideout Golf Cl
The 51st 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 14th at 10 AM.
Participants in the parade should begin lining up at 8:30 AM for award judging at the Brownwood Coliseum. Awards will be presented for best in-town float, best out of town float, riding club awards, best decorated vehicles, best antique vehicles, best horse drawn vehicles, and best bikes/unicycle. Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes will also select one entry for the Mayor’s Choice Award.
The Young Leaders of Brown County will hold their next monthly social on Tuesday, May 13th from 5:30 PM to 7 PM at the Turtle Enoteca located at 514 Center Ave.
Attendees will enjoy an evening of drinks, food and karaoke hosted by the Young Leaders of Brown County and presented by Jennifer W. Broughton - Attorney at Law.
The Brownwood Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, April 22nd to welcome new member, American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society is the beneficiary for the Relay for Life, an event that raises over $80,000 that benefits local cancer patients.
Brownwood Chamber to Present Excellence in Tourism Award May 7th During National Travel & Tourism Week
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will present their annual "Excellence in Tourism" award on Wednesday, May 7th during a reception event commemorating National Travel and Tourism Week. The event will take place at noon at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce office, 600 E. Depot Street in Brownwood.
The gathering amplifies the U.S. Travel Association’s multiyear campaign—known as Travel Effect—to prove the huge impact that travel and tourism has on communities, businesses and local, state and national economies.
“The numbers tell the story: Travel supports 14.9 million jobs across the nation, including many right here in Brown County,” said Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Tourism Director Sunni Modawell. “Not only do the rally and National Travel and Tourism Week celebrate the benefits of travel in our community, but the monumental week also allows us to inform elected officials and local citizens about the industry’s true widespread effect in Texas and across America.”
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors unanimously approved naming Ray Tipton as Executive Director on Monday.
"Ray has been a great asset to the Chamber as marketing manager for the last several years," said Chamber Board Chairman Aaron Diaz. "He has proven himself as a leader and has made great strides helping the chamber grow while focusing on local businesses."
Tipton has been interim executive director since February after being the Brownwood Chamber's director of business development and marketing for almost 5 years.
Before joining the chamber staff, he was a licensed real estate agent. He has also owned several local businesses over the last two decades.
"Being a business owner helps me to understand the struggles that they go through," Tipton said. "I have a passion for our community and want to take my past experiences in small business to help current businesses thrive."