Christmas Tree Auction to Once Again Raise Money for Non-Profit Organizations

christmastreeNon-profit organizations are decorating Christmas trees this year to help raise money for their organizations during the 5th annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival.

Non-profits will be displaying fully decorated trees at the Lehnis Railroad Museum from November 30 - December 7th, and each tree will be up for auction.   Silent auction bid sheets will be placed at each tree and all proceeds will benefit the non-profit agency who decorated the tree.   To help the cause, the non-profits have recruited local businesses to sponsor their tree to pay for setup and decorations.

One tree will be selected for the "Best Decorated" award to be given to the sponsoring non-profit and business. An award for the "Silent Auction Winner" will also be given.

This will be a great chance for the public to purchase an fully decorated Christmas tree for the holiday season while supporting a local non-profit agency.

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Ribbon Cutting for Heart of Texas Children's Advocacy Center

Childadvoc450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Heart of Texas Children's Advocacy Center on Wednesday, November 13th to welcome them as new members.

The center's mission is to provide safety, justice, and healing, in a safe, compassionate and respectful environment to children victimized by abuse and neglect.

Established in 2012, this organization specializes in child and family advocacy including forensic interviews, referrals and case reviews.

They are located at 1409 Early Blvd and can be contacted at 325-646-7148.

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Brownwood Chamber Luncheon Friday, November 15th to Feature TxDOT

WilsonThe Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly luncheon on Friday, November 15th featuring Phil Wilson, Executive Director of the Texas Department of Transportation.

The luncheon will be held at the Brownwood Country Club from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. The luncheon, which is open to Chamber members and guests, will feature an interesting program and will also include door prizes, introduction of new members and the “Aces Wild” Cash Drawing, which guarantees a winner every month.

Under the direction of the Texas Transportation Commission, Phil Wilson manages, directs and implements TxDOT policies, programs and operating strategies. He also represents TxDOT before the Texas Legislature and other entities.

Before joining TxDOT in October 2011, Wilson served as senior vice president of public affairs and as a corporate officer for Luminant, Texas' largest electric generation company. In 2007, Gov. Rick Perry appointed Wilson as Secretary of State. In that position, he was the chief elections officer and the chief international protocol officer for Texas. His responsibilities also included maintaining business and public filings and acting as the governor's chief liaison on border and Mexico affairs. Wilson also served as the chair of the Governor's Competitiveness Council and on the Texas Border Security Council.

His public service includes more than 10 years as a key aide to U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm. Wilson also served Governor Perry in several senior roles finishing as his deputy chief of staff. Wilson oversaw the governor's initiatives on economic development and job creation in this role.

Wilson grew up in Brownwood, Texas. In 1990, he graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene with a bachelor's degree in political science and history where he was named the outstanding graduating man. Wilson also earned a master's degree in business administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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Cleartalk Wireless Celebrates New Location

Clear Talk 450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Cleartalk Wireless on Friday, October 25th to celebrate their new location.

Cleartalk offers local residents unlimited wireless service at affordable prices. For more information about their services, visit their new location at 403 N. Main Street or call them at 325-200-0246.

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Ribbon Cutting for Choice Hire Staffing L.L.C.

choicehirestaffing450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Choice Hire Staffing L.L.C on Thursday, October 24th to welcome them as new members.

Choice Hire Staffing L.L.C. provides employees for hard-to-fill, temporary, or direct hire positions while providing excellent customer service.

With eight years experience in the staffing industry; their team strives to provide prompt and knowledgeable service.

Visit them at 2222 HWY 377S, Suite 14 in Brownwood or call (325) 643-1416.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for E Clips Spa & Salon

E clips SalonThe Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for one of their newest members on Wednesday, October 23, E Clips Spa & Salon.

They offer a variety of beauty care services including haircuts, colors, waxing, pedicures and more.

E Clips Spa & Salon is open Tuesday - Friday 9 AM to 6 PM Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM at 1513 Market Place Blvd.

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Trick or Treat Trail Set for Halloween Night

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The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Wendlee Broadcasting have teamed up again this year for the 2nd Annual Trick or Treat Trail. This family friendly event will be held in the Wendlee Broadcasting parking lot area on Thursday, October 31st from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Kids of all ages are invited to visit the "Trick or Treat Trail" and collect candy, goodies, enjoy games and other fun activities including a Halloween Costume Contest! To enter the costume contest, pick up an entry form at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce office, 600 E. Depot Street or CLICK HERE.

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Young Leaders of Brown County Fall Mixer Set for October 24th

BCYL Logo brothers meet250The Young Leaders of Brown County will host a fall mixer on Thursday, October 24th, presented by the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Kohler. A "Movie on the Plaza" will be held at the Depot Plaza from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Anyone living in the area between the ages of 22-35 is welcome to attend and enjoy "The Birds," an Alfred Hitchcock film, along with refreshments and networking under the stars.

It is free to attend this adults only event, and attendees are welcome to bring a blanket or chairs, whichever is most comfortable for the movie.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Caring Family Network

caring family 450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Caring Family Network on Friday, October 4th to welcome them to their new location at 114 Early Blvd.

The Caring Family Network is a non-profit child placing agency for foster and adoptive children in the state of Texas. They will be holding their 4th annual fundraiser event “A Nite at the Races” on Saturday, October 12th at the Brownwood Country Club.  The fundraiser benefits the children and families located in and around Brown County and primarily goes to help give them a more magical Christmas.

A "Nite at the Races" is a fun-filled evening with action-packed thoroughbred horse races, door prizes, live and silent auctions as well as live music.

Attendees will enjoy a steak dinner, drinks and the music of the Josh Grider Band.  Silent auction items will also be available.  Tickets are $65 per person and are available for purchase at the door or through Caring Family Network at 325-646-3222.  All participants must be 21 or older to attend.

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