State Representative Jim Keffer to Speak at November 18th Chamber Luncheon

Keffer Official Head ShotThe Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will feature Jim Keffer, Texas House of Representative Dist. 60 as their guest speaker at their monthly luncheon on November 18th.   Keffer will give a preview of the next legislative session and have a look back at his career in the Texas House of Representatives for the past 20 years.

The luncheon will be held at the Brownwood Country Club. The buffet lunch begins at 11:30 AM and the program will begin at noon. Buffet lunch costs $14 per person payable to the Brownwood Country Club.

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Company is the presenting sponsor for this luncheon. Table sponsors include Kindred at Home Home Health, Ranger College, and West Central Wireless/Right Wireless/Mid-Tex Cellular.   Brownwood Regional Medical Center is sponsoring the Ace's Wild Cash Drawing.

In 1997, Keffer became the first Republican to ever represent District 60. And has won overwhelming reelections ever since. He chose not to seek reelection this year.
Jim currently serves as Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Natural Resources. He also serves on the Energy Resources Committee, Redistricting Committee and Texas House Republican Caucus.

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Chamber's Business to Business Showcase Set for November 10th

B2B Email LogoThe Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host its next Business to Business Showcase on Thursday, November 10th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the Depot Civic and Cultural Center.

This event will showcase several local businesses so they can share information about their products, services, knowledge and experience to other businesses right before the holidays. The event also gives members of the local workforce the opportunity to build relationships with each other.

This Business to Business Showcase will also serve as a meet-and-greet event for physicians Robert Brown, Gen. Surgeon; Yasmin Wilkinson, OB/Gyn; and Ahad Hassan, Cardiology; and Molly Gray, DO, Family Practice.  

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Young Leaders of Brown County to Host Family Movie Night Thursday, November 10th

2016 FINAL Logo DesignThe Young Leaders of Brown County will be hosting an outdoor family movie night on Thursday, November 10th showing "Little Giants" at the Depot Plaza from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM with the movie beginning at 7:00 PM.

The family-friendly event is open to all ages and free to attend. Attendees are welcome to bring blankets or chairs.

The movie is hosted by the Young Leaders of Brown County. Free pizza, popcorn and drinks will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

The purpose of the Young Leaders Of Brown County is to provide young adults 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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Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce holds Ribbon Cutting for The Brownwood Women's Health Clinic's new location

BrownwoodWomensClinic600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Brownwood Women's Health Clinic in their new location on Friday, October 28th.

For years, Brownwood Women's Clinic has continued to provide the most innovative OBGYN services for women. They understand what it takes to improve their patients' health and wellbeing, and go to great lengths to ensure the satisfaction of local residents. Dr. Dan Stewart and Dr. Yasmin Wilkinson, both Board Certified OBGYN's, specialize in matters of high risk pregnancy and infertility insemination and are able to offer the latest treatment options, all within a comforting and welcoming facility.

The Brownwood Women's Health Clinic is now located at 98 South Park Drive, Brownwood. For more information call 325-641-2686.

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Photo Exhibit of Texas' Fallen to be on Display at Depot November 17-20th

ROF logoBrownwood, TX - A photo exhibit will be coming to Brownwood next month to commemorate and honor those who have given their lives in the line of duty during The War on Terror.

A very emotional exhibit, "Remembering Our Fallen," is a sad reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by almost 600 Texans killed in The War on Terror while wearing this country's uniform in Afghanistan or Iraq.

"Remembering Our Fallen" will be on display November 17-20 in the Depot Civic & Cultural Center in Brownwood. An opening ceremony will take place on November 17th at 10 AM for Gold Star Families. The exhibit will be open 11 AM-7 PM on November 17 & 18, 10 AM - 5 PM on November 19 and 1 PM - 6 PM on November 20. There is no charge to view the display and it is open to the public.

All Gold Star Families are encouraged to contact the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535 to register.

"We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom. We must remember these American Heroes and speak their names when we see their family members," said Dr. Mary Hawkins, President of Bellevue University, sponsor of the exhibit. "This exhibit is created so it can travel easily, so that more people will have the opportunity to honor and remember our Fallen who called Texas home."

The exhibit, created by Bill and Evonne Williams of Patriotic Productions in Omaha, is financially sponsored by Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska. The display is on loan to the Texas Funeral Directors Association, and they will be responsible for touring the exhibit throughout Texas.

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Chambers Hold Ribbon Cutting for AccelHealth

AccelHelth500The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting for AccelHealth on Thursday, October 20th.

AccelHealth began as Cross Timbers Health Clinics, Inc. They provide a wide array of primary healthcare services including medical care, dental care and behavioral health services for the entire family and provide affordable healthcare for patients of all income levels in the communities of Brownwood, De Leon, Stephenville and surrounding areas using a sliding fee scale based on income as compared to federal poverty guidelines.

AccelHealth is located at 3804 Hwy 377 S, Brownwood. For more information, visit, follow them on Facebook or call 254-893-5895.

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First Central Credit Union Opens New Location with Ribbon Cutting

FirstCentralCreditUnion500The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for First Central Credit Union on Tuesday, October 18th to welcome them to their new location.

First Central Credit Union is now located at 1602 Austin Avenue, Brownwood. They offer checking, savings, consumer business members, in-house lending, auto, personal, mortgage and home equity loans.

For more information about First Central Credit Union at 325-641-2613.

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Ribbon Cutting for Matthew Williams - State Farm Insurance Agent

MattWilliams600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the Early Chamber of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting on Saturday, October 15th to welcome new member Matthew Williams - State Farm Insurance Agent for the opening of their new offices at 3600 Hwy 377 South in Brownwood.

Matthew is a long-time Brownwood resident, a member of the Brownwood Kiwanis and a board member for the ARK Domestic Violence Shelter. State Farm's mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.

Matthew and his staff can assist with auto insurance, home and property insurance, life insurance, health insurance, banking products, and annuities and mutual funds.

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5th Annual Trick or Treat Trail Set for Monday, October 31st

FLH Logo 350The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Wendlee Broadcasting have teamed up again this year to host the 5th Annual Trick or Treat Trail. This family friendly event will be held in the Depot Plaza area on Monday, October 31st from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Area businesses and organizations will offer candy, goodies, games and other fun activities free of charge to area residents.  

Also included during the event will be a Halloween Costume Contest sponsored by Demand Staff.   The contest will offer prizes in the categories of most creative costume, best couple costume , best family costume, best group costume, cutest baby costume and best children's costume.   Entry forms for the costume contest are available at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce - 600 E. Depot Street or online at

During the Trick or Treat Trail, a family-friendly movie will be shown in the Depot pavilion lawn sponsored by Affiliated Bank and Baird Brothers Express Car Wash.

Area businesses are encouraged to set up an activity booth during the Trick or Treat Trail to offer free games and candy to those in attendance. 

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