Tuesday is National Night Out for Brown County and area residents are getting ready to hold block parties to meet neighbors and local law enforcement.
This year, 60 block parties are scheduled across the county in Brownwood, Early, Bangs, May, Zephyr, Brookesmith, and several rural locations.
Police from Brownwood, Early, and Bangs; area fire departments, Guardian EMS, and other city and county officials will visit these parties taking place Tuesday, October 2nd between 5:30pm and 8:30pm.
Sponsors for the 2012 National Night Out in Brown County include Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers, WT Harris Company, Guardian EMS, ATMOS Energy, Wal-Mart, Oncor Electric Delivery, Southside Church, and TexasBank.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 28th to welcome MAK Images as the newest member of the chamber.
Established in 2012, MAK Images specializes in capturing those priceless moments in life from birth to engagement and much more. For more information contact Amary Doremus at (325) 642-8651 or visit www.makqualityimages.com.
The Brownwood Reunion Celebration and the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to offer a one-time only special for this year’s Brownwood Reunion main stage concert tickets.
On Thursday, September 6 during the Brownwood Business Showcase event at the Brownwood Coliseum, the three-day passes to the Reunion concerts will be on sale for only $10 each.
The Brownwood Reunion Celebration will take place September 14-16 in Downtown Brownwood. The main stage concerts this year include:
Friday, September 14 – Rick Springfield ; Three Shades Blue opening
Saturday, September 15 – Wade Bowen; Mark Powell & Lariat opening
Sunday, September 16 – Local Christian bands - Brian Potter, Strange Trade, Sun City, and Free For All
The Brownwood Business Showcase event will take place from 10am – 6pm this Thursday with the special offer. Entry fee to the show is $2 per person, but complementary passes to the showcase are available through Wednesday at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce located at 600 E. Depot Street.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 14th for Lee Healthcare to welcome them as new members.
Lee Healthcare offers both home health services and a large selection of home medical supplies and equipment. They service a wide region of north and central Texas with offices in Brownwood, Glen Rose, and Hamilton.
In Brownwood they are located at 118 B Southpark and can be reached at 325-646-7670. Their office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a 24/7 RN on call.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 3rd for Tiny Tots Trunk.
This recently opened children’s store offers the Brownwood area clothing and accessories for children from newborn to a size 7. Tiny Tots Trunk also offers nursery and gift items, and welcome shower selections as well.
It is time again for the Annual Business Showcase hosted by the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce. For 17 years, the Brownwood Chamber has provided a venue for local businesses to network with over 1,000 potential clients/customers in one location and ultimately grow their business and the local economy. This year will not be any different; the 18th Annual Business Showcase will feature over 60 local businesses in various lines of trade from banking, insurance and energy to home health services and personal well being.
The show will open at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 6th at the Brownwood Coliseum and will feature well known, established businesses as well as some of the newest in the Brownwood area. Admission is only $2 and complimentary passes are available for a limited time at the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce office. The first 500 visitors will receive a tote bag to hold all of the valuable information you will likely gather throughout your visit!
All visitors to the show will have the opportunity to win booth prizes from each of the exhibitors. Those who participate in the “Bingo” game may enter to win one of the Grand Door Prizes - A Brinkman Grill or patio set!
For the 6th year, the “Taste of Brownwood” – Presented by Sodexo returns to offer the community an opportunity to sample favorite recipes from local restaurants, caterers and bakeries. From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, showcase visitors can visit restaurant row and sample tasty treats from local restaurants. Taste of Brownwood sample tickets are $2 for your first 4 tickets and $1 each for additional tickets after that. Taste of Brownwood is not included with complementary passes.
Make plans to attend, visit with people you have known for years and get to know the new faces in town. Take time to learn about the products and services offered by each one of these local business owners.
The Brownwood Chamber encourages local residents to “shop local” to support local businesses and our local economy. Every dollar that you spend in Brownwood generates the funds used to better the community that we all call home.
The 2012 Business Showcase Gold Sponsors are Songbird Lodge and Citizens National Bank; Silver Sponsors are Brownwood Economic Development, Kroger, and KTAB. The 6th Annual Taste of Brownwood is presented by Sodexo Campus Services.
See layout and full vendor list for the show below.
Vendor Name Booth #
AA Prosthetic Services 31
AAA Vacuum 23
Abilene Regional Airport 5
Ace’s Full Signs 3
Andy’s Pest Troopers 63
Appollo Coffee and Computer 24
BHCS – Brownwood 43
Big Brothers Big Sisters 56
Bob’s Fuels 25
Brownwood Bulletin 40
Brownwood Chamber 1
Brownwood Regional Medical Center 28
Brownwood Reunion Celebration 15
CAIN Electric 51
CARE Nursing & Rehab 10
Central Texas Communications 14
Citizens National Bank 39
CMS Healthcare 32
Common Grounds Coffehouse & Deli 8
Council Finance 27
Creative Image Laser Solutions 60
Cross Timbers Health Care 45
Dazzling Diva’s 59
Demand Staff 19
Donnie Stegemoller Realtors 36
Dot’s Closet Boutique 21
Echo Wireless 44
Goodwill of Brownwood 29
Green Mountain Energy 2
Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers 64
Heart of Texas EMS 18
Heartland Chiropractic 26
Holly’s Tees 4
Howard Payne University 38
Juice Plus+ 41
LeAp N LizRd Nutrition 30
Leland’s Portable Buildings 46
Lighthouse Hospice 57
MAK Images 35
Oak Ridge Manor 12
Personnel Services 37
Redstone Park 49
Robnett Insurance 17
Sedona Breeze 16
Songbird Lodge 52
Southside Church 13
State Farm Insurance 58
Sun Loan 47
Texas Farm Bureau Insurance 62
The Chatfield Assisted Living 20
Tongate Services 42
West Texas Rehabilitation Center 11
West/Central Wirless 34
Woodmen of the World 33
Workforce Solutions 48
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, August 2nd for Simply Stuff.
This recently opened indoor flea market and thrift store offers the Brownwood area a one-stop shop for antiques, books, dolls, furniture, signs, jewelry and more. Vendor spaces are available for rent so individuals can sell their own merchandise.
The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce, Early Economic Development Corporation and Tarleton Small Business Development Center will hold a free "Writing a Successful Business Plan Workshop" on August 8th.
The one-hour workshop will be presented by Randy Thomas of the Small Business Development Center and will provide the tools for writing a successful business plan. Thomas said "Rather than attempting to teach everything there is to know about business planning in an hour, we'll take our allotted time to deliver the most important facets of the business planning process , how to create a successful business plan and maximize your funding success, whether starting-up, expanding or needing funding."
The date of the Leadership Brownwood Day One Retreat has been moved to Thursday, August 30. The event will be held in the Chamber of Commerce Bertrand Technology Solutions Board Room from 9 AM to 4 PM. Throughout the day, participants will get to know each other and hear from local community and civic leaders on the subject of "Lessons on Leadership."