April Chamber Luncheon to Feature Brent Leisure, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Brent Leisure 500The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will feature Brent Leisure, State Parks Director for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department at their April luncheon.   He will discuss the state park system and specifically info about the Lake Brownwood State Park. 

The luncheon will be held Friday, April 21st at the Brownwood Country Club from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. Cost is $14 for the buffet lunch payable to the Brownwood Country Club.   The luncheon is sponsored by Demand Staff.

Brent manages the operation of over 95 State Parks, State Natural Areas and Historic Sites on over 650,000 acres. His responsibilities include oversight of State Parks natural and cultural resources management; human resources; interpretation and education programming; financial and business management; facility and asset management, strategic planning and development; and public safety and visitor services for over 8.1 million State Park visits each year.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Morelock Properties

MorelockProperties600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on March 29th for Morelock Properties.

Morelock Properties provides quality short term furnished apartments for traveling professionals or those looking to relocate to the area for an extended stay.

For more information call 325-203-1415 or visit their website at extendedstayapartmentsbrownwood.com

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Ideal Limo Service

IdealLimoService600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on March 29th for Ideal Limo Service.

Ideal Limo Service is a privately owned company that offers limousine transportation. They can offer limo services for a variety of events such as quinceaneras, weddings, private parties, proms, birthdays, anniversaries, sporting events or airport service.

They can be reached at 325-642-8239 for additional information.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Hall N Ice N Things

HallNIceNthings600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting for Hall N Ice N Things on Tuesday, March 28th.

Hall N Ice N Things is a shaved ice stand created with the customer in mind. It is a family owned business that offers over 70 shaved ice flavors, specialty items which include ice cream and choice of assorted toppings from M&Ms to gummy worms, and side items such as cold drinks and flavored pickles. They also offer a “Flavor of the Week,” as well as smoked turkey legs and more available on the first Saturday of every month.

The stand is equipped with covered seating and waiting area. There is convenient, visible parking, and they provide curbside service to disabled customers at their car window. Upon request, they provide catering options for all of Brown County and selected neighboring areas.

They are located at 714 W. Commerce St. in Brownwood and are open Tuesday-Saturday 12 PM to 7 PM (hours may vary during the summer months).  For more information or catering requests, please call 325-642-3284.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Cotton Patch Cafe

CottonPatch600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, March 22nd for Cotton Patch Cafe.

Cotton Patch Cafe is a Texas-inspired, home style restaurant serving southern classics with 48 locations and growing. They have many different healthy options to choose from, whether it's a fresh mixed green salad, grilled tilapia, or grilled chicken and veggies, they have a diverse menu and offer catering and take out as well as dining in.

They are located at 406 E. Commerce Street in Brownwood and are open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 9:30pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 9:00pm.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Mr. Taxi

MrTaxi600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, March 21st for Mr. Taxi.

Mr. Taxi provides transportation services around Brown County and surrounding areas and to major transportation hubs such as the airport and bus stations.

For more information or to schedule a ride, contact Mr. Taxi at 325-646-1111.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Trees Forever Nursery

TreesForever600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Saturday, March 4th for the Grand Opening and new owner of Trees Forever Nursery in Brownwood.

Trees Forever Nursery is located at 3803 Hwy. 377 South, and they will gladly help customers select trees, shrubs, garden supplies and plants for your flower beds. They offer landscaping design for business or home.

Business hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM or visit their website at www.treesforevernursery.com for more information.

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Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet - April 13th

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The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 2017 Annual Chamber Banquet on April 13, 2017. The celebration will be held in the Brownwood Coliseum with the reception at 6:00 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM and the awards presentation slated to begin about 7:00 PM.

Community Service Awards will be presented during the banquet including Stuart Coleman Good Neighbors, Community Partner, Business of the Year, Man and Woman of the Year and the Groner Pitts "Lifetime of Service" Award.

To order a ticket or a corporate reserved table, call the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535.   Early bird ticket prices are $36 per ticket through April 7th.  Please call for availability for reserved tables. 

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March Chamber Luncheon to Feature Online Reputation Management: The Art of Listening and Responding

SheilaScarboroughheadshot What customers write about your company online can make an impact on your business, and many times business owners are unaware that they are building an online reputation. What are people saying about your business, who is reading that info, should I respond to a negative comment? - These are just a few of the questions that may come to mind.

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host their next luncheon on Friday, March 17th featuring speaker Sheila Scarborough on the subject of Online Reputation Management.

The luncheon will be held at the Brownwood Country Club on Friday, March 17th. Buffet lunch opens at 11:30 AM and the program will begin at noon.

Cost is $14 per person payable to the Brownwood Country Club for lunch. RSVP to the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535.

Customers, visitors, and hotel guests today expect personal online interaction with businesses, destinations, attractions, and lodging. They also expect a rapid response to their feedback; both the positive shout-outs and the complaints. Learn how to find the online conversations that matter to your business, particularly on social media, and then how to respond and interact with your customers. Digital communications is more than just marketing; it is also a powerful customer service tool that reflects on your reputation for a great customer experience. 

Sheila Scarborough is a speaker and trainer specializing in tourism, travel, and social media. She's written for many blogs and print publications and is also a certified Navy Master Training Specialist, with years of experience as an instructor.

Along with Leslie McLellan, Sheila is part of the Tourism Currents team, offering online and in-person training in social media for tourism and hospitality.

Winner of the "Austin American-Statesman" Texas Social Media Award and an AWC (Association for Women in Communications) Clarion award, Sheila trains and speaks regularly about social media to a variety of audiences including tourism and economic development experts, public relations and marketing professionals, and Chambers of Commerce.

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