Young Leaders of Brown County to Host Annual Summer Mixer June 26

BCYL Logo brothers CONNECT200The Young Leaders Of Brown County will host their 2nd Annual Summer Mixer on Thursday, June 26th at the new resort style pool and cabana at the Brownwood Country Club from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Anyone living in the area between the ages of 22-35 is welcome to attend and enjoy refreshments, a game of horseshoes, music and the beautiful pool. The first 20 people to register will receive a complimentary beverage and a chance to win one of several door prizes.

This special event is presented by TexasBank, Brownwood Economic Development Corporation and the Brownwood Country Club.

The purpose of the Young Leaders Of Brown County is to provide young adults ages 22 – 35 living in the area, opportunities to network with other young leaders, establish relationships to build a career and an enjoyable lifestyle. Throughout the year the group will host special events to facilitate the development of leadership skills and partnerships with business and community leaders, necessary to grow as a young leader in the community.

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"Summer at Lake Brownwood" to be Featured at Friday's Brownwood Chamber Luncheon

LOGOpatch250The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will feature "Summer at Lake Brownwood" as their June luncheon topic which will outline the fun side of the lake from several different groups in the area.  

The presentation will highlight the recreational opportunities available at Lake Brownwood. Presentations will feature the Lake Brownwood State Park, the Heart of Texas Baptist Camp & Conference Center and the Texas 4-H Conference Center.

The luncheon will be held Friday, June 20th at the Brownwood Country Club. The buffet opens at 11:30 AM and the program will begin at noon. Cost is $12 per person payable at the door for the lunch. The luncheon is open to chamber members and the general public.

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Western Week Winners Announced

Hamilton's450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored Western Week for the second year in a row to help promote the 51st annual Brown County Rodeo. This time honored tradition leading up to the Brown County Rodeo had slowly faded away until it was revived last year.

Businesses around the community were encouraged to decorate their buildings and storefronts to show support for the Rodeo. First, second, and third places were awarded to the “best decorated” building that was registered in the contest.  Winners received a trophy and will get media recognition, a spot in the parade, and will have their names announced during the rodeo. 

First place was awarded to Hamilton's (pictured above is Brenda, Cindy, Jessie, and Susan from Hamilton's receiving their award from Brownwood Chamber Tourism Director Sunni Modawell)

Second Place was awarded to Brownwood City Hall (pictured is Sunni Modawell, Brownwood Chamber Tourism Director; Emily Crawford, BEDC Executive Director and Assistant City Manager and Christi Wynn, City Secretary. Not pictured is the Brownwood Fire Department and Sunny McGinn who helped put together the decorations).

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Putter Jarvis Named Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal

putterThe Brown County Fair Association and the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Putter Jarvis has been named this year's rodeo parade grand marshal.

Jarvis has been a long-time supporter of the Brown County Fair Association and has served for many years on the board and as an officer.   He was also on the steering committee that built the Earl Q. Wilson Rodeo Arena and served on the Brown County Rodeo steering committee for many years.   Jarvis was recognized this year as a lifetime supporter of the Brown County Youth Fair.

Putter Jarvis has also served in many capacities in the community on boards, committees and organizations in his lifetime including two terms on the Brownwood City Council, as board member of the Brownwood Jaycees, board member of the Brownwood Rotary Club, board member and president of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, board member and president of the Brownwood Industrial Foundation, board member of the Brownwood Regional Hospital board and several others.

The 51st Annual Brown County Rodeo Parade will travel through Downtown Brownwood and feature a wide assortment of entries. The parade will start Saturday, June 14th at 10 AM.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Easyhome

Easyhome450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Easyhome to kick off their Grand Opening celebration last weekend.

Easyhome is the 3rd largest lease-to-own company in the nation and carries name brands such as Whirlpool, LG, Frigidaire, Maytag, Toshiba, Dell, HP, Ashley and much more. The new Brownwood location is locally owned and operated, and they are open Monday - Thursday 10 AM to 7 PM, Friday 10 AM to 8 PM, and Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM.

Visit their new location at 1214 Looney Street in Brownwood or call them at 325-641-2100 for more information.

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Ribbon Cutting for Tunnell Construction and Roofing

tunnelconst450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on May 22 for Tunnell Construction and Roofing to welcome them as the newest members of the Chamber.

Tunnell Construction and Roofing is a locally owned and operated business that offers a wide range of services. They work on residential and commercial projects and offer a full line of construction, roofing and restoration services. They also have experience in dealing with all major insurance agencies and mortgage companies and can walk customers through the insurance claim process.

They offer free estimates and will work with customers on the financial aspect of the project. They serve Brownwood, Comanche, Blanket, Early, Goldthwaite, Coleman, Mullin, Bangs, and other surrounding areas

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Businesses Asked to Decorate for Western Week June 9-14

cityhalwesternweeklThe Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce is asking businesses to decorate the outside of their storefronts and offices for Western Week to be held June 9-14 to show support for this year's Brown County Rodeo.

Western Week had been a community tradition years ago that slowly faded away until last year when it was revived.  Last year's winners included Brownwood City Hall, Brownwood VA Outpatient Clinic, and Hamilton's.

First, second and third places will be awarded this year to the "best decorated" businesses who register to be judged. Winners will be given an award, media recognition, a spot in the rodeo parade, and will have their names announced during the rodeo. Judging will take place Tuesday morning, June 10th.

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Concert Headliners Announced for 2014 Brownwood Reunion Celebration

ReunionGraphic2014 525Concert headliners were announced Thursday for the 2014 Brownwood Reunion Celebration that will be held September 19-21.

The classic rock band Survivor, known best for their 1980's hit song "Eye of the Tiger," will headline the first night of concerts on Friday, September 19th.

The country band Restless Heart will headline the concerts on Saturday, September 20th. They are best known for their number one song  "Bluest Eyes in Texas."

Tickets sales and prices for the concerts will be announced at a later date.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Heart of Texas Camp Pavilion

HeartofTexasCamp450The 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.

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