The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on April 18th for one of their newest members, Condor Document Services.
Condor Document Services supplies professional on-site document shredding for the communities in Central Texas and the Hill Country.
Call them at (830) 637-7204 for more details about their services.
Condor Document Services will offer a free document shredding day at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce on June 15th.
The 50th 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 8th 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.
There is no fee to enter the parade. Entry forms are available at www.browncountyfairandrodeo.com or www.brownwoodchamber.org. Entry forms may be returned to the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce office at 600 E. Depot Street.
The 50th annual Brown County Rodeo will take place June 6, 7, and 8 at the Earl Q. Wilson Arena.
Washington D.C. — Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, announced today that Missi Malone of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a Regent Scholarship. Awarded to professionals from across the country, the Regent Scholarships recognize each recipient for their involvement in industry professional organizations, community service, and professional background.
“Regent scholarships offer executives the opportunity to attend Institute and learn about emerging industry trends, expand their organizations’ influence, and grow their peer network,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, vice president of Institute for Organization Management at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “We are pleased to help these talented professionals advance their careers and organizations.”
Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has educated tens of thousands of association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members, and become strong business advocates.
Each of the Regent Scholarship recipients will attend one of Institute’s five sites in 2013. At the completion of the four-year curriculum, each of the recipients will receive the IOM graduate recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management and their commitment to the industry. In addition, all credit hours earned through Institute may be applied toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE) industry certification.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 16th for one of their newest members, the Screen Shop.
Located at 1211 Coggin Avenue, the Screen Shop offers a variety of window screen products and services including repairs and custom-made screens. They also offer commercial and residential solar screen window upgrades.
For more information, visit them at 1211 Coggin Avenue (at Dumas Portraits) or call (325) 642-0208.
Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce staff members Missi Malone and Ray Tipton will participate in the Muscular Dystrophy Association lockup on Wednesday, April 17th at 10 AM at the Adams Street Community Center. As a friendly competition, the staff members will attempt to call friends and family for donations at the event. The staff member who collects the most donations will get to throw a pie in the face of the other staff member at the end of the day.
To donate in advance, go to their individual donation pages at the links below or visit the Adams Street Community Center in Brownwood on Wednesday, April 17th at 10 AM to donate to Missi or Ray from the Chamber of Commerce. All proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Air Evac Lifeteam on Tuesday, March 26th at their new hanger on Streckert Drive in Brownwood.
The new hanger was recently constructed at the location across from Brownwood Regional Medical Center for the Air Evac helicopter. The hanger will be used for the helicopter during bad weather and cold weather.
Air Evac Lifeteam works closely with local EMS providers to coordinate patient care and provide rapid air transport.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Katy's Steakhouse in Blanket on Thursday, March 21st to welcome them as new members.
Re-established in 2012, Katy's is a local treasure that has been rejuvenated by new owners, Clint and Jami Tunnell. They offer a delicious menu including steaks, fish and gourmet burgers.
They are open Thursday - Sunday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at 700 Main Street in Blanket, Texas. For more info, call (325) 748-3100.
Don’t miss the 6th Annual Spring Business Showcase – presented by Affiliated Bank and Higginbotham’s - ACE!
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce has expanded the show this year to offer the best show yet! The doors will open at 10:00 AM on Thursday, April 6th at the Brownwood Coliseum with an expanded offering of vendors, exhibitors, fashion shows, and fun. In the past, the spring business show focused mostly on seasonal activities such as outdoor recreation, gardening, and home improvements. This year to allow better exposure for all participants, the show has been moved to Thursday and includes businesses of every type.
The theme for 2013 is “Rock the Red Carpet” and will host over 60 vendors with booths decked out to reveal their favorite movie of all time! As you plan your day at the Expo, don’t miss out on the Fashion Shows beginning at 11:00 AM with Bon Worth, 2:00 PM Maurices and 3:00 PM Dazzling Diva’s!
Door prizes will be given out each hour, compliments of participating vendors and at the end of the day; visitors who play Expo BINGO will be eligible to win one of the GRAND DOOR PRIZES! Visitors to the show who complete a BINGO card will be eligible to win a 32” Flat Screen TV from Aaron’s Sales & Lease, a Wooden Patio Set from Bob’s Fuels or a handmade Rocking Chair from McMillian Rustic Furniture.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce wrapped up their 3rd annual Total Resource Campaign on March 26th and far exceeded the $100,000 goal for the year.
Volunteers working in two teams sold more than $118,000 in sponsorship for the chamber. The team Saving Private Porter led by Robert Porter of Porter Insurance sold $69,925 and the Producers led by Priscilla Monson of West Central Texas Valuation Services sold $49,379.
Kim Peterson of the Lehnis Railroad Museum was the top volunteer with $32,185 in sales. Edda Ratliff earned second place with $15,170 in sales while Warren Yehl from Brownwood Regional Medical Center was third with $10,935.
The Total Resource Campaign helps chamber members take advantage of sponsorship opportunities in a unique way. During the seven week campaign, volunteers sold sponsorships to local businesses for events, programs, and publications offered by the chamber.
The TRC is designed to give Chamber members an array of opportunities to become more involved in the organization through greater public awareness of chamber programs, projects and events.
Thanks to all of the volunteers who participated in this year's campaign making it a great success.
Pictured from left to right are the top three volunteers from this year's campaign.