The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for this year's Brownwood Business Expo which is set for September 1st at the Brownwood Coliseum. This year will mark the 22nd anniversary of the event with 65 business vendors scheduled to participate in various lines of trade.
The show will open at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 1st at the Brownwood Coliseum and will feature well-known, established businesses as well as some of the newest in the Brown County area. The public can visit with each business vendor and learn about the products and services that they offer.
Admission is only $2 and complimentary passes are available in advance for a limited time at the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce office. 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 the Grand Door Prizes.
For the 10th year, the "Taste of Brownwood" returns to offer the community an opportunity to sample favorite recipes from local restaurants and caterers. From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, expo visitors can visit the "Taste of Brownwood" exhibitors and sample some of their most popular dishes. Each visitor will receive 4 free Taste of Brownwood tickets with the $2 admission fee. Those who choose to enter with a complimentary pass will need to purchase Taste of Brownwood tickets at the door the day of the show.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, August 2nd for Painting with Friends.
Owner Jeremy Serna wanted to bring Art to Brownwood for all ages. Painting with Friends is a place where family and friends can come together and have a good time while creating a personal piece of art to take home.
Beginner and advanced classes are available in the evenings. Art supplies and ceramics are available for purchase.
For pricing, class schedules and more information, visit the website at www.paintingwithfriendsbw.com, on Facebook or call 325-356-0008.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host a welcome reception for newly hired Brownwood Police Chief Terry Nichols on Thursday, July 28th from 4 PM to 6 PM at the Depot Civic & Cultural Center located at 600 E. Depot Street in Brownwood. The public is invited to attend the reception.
The reception will be held in conjunction with the Chamber's Business to Business Showcase also being held at the Depot which will feature several businesses showcasing some of their goods and services. The Business to Business Showcase is sponsored by Brownwood Regional Medical Center and Echo Wireless Broadband.
Chief Nichols’ law enforcement experience spans more than 25 years in both municipal law enforcement and national program management. He served on the San Marcos Police Department for 21 years, retiring at the rank of Commander in 2010. As Commander, he led and managed both Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions. He was also Sergeant in the Training Division, Patrol Sergeant, and Narcotics Detective. Nichols was a member of a multi-agency Hays County Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), of which he served a term as Commander. As a member of the San Marcos PD and SWAT, Nichols saw the need for additional training for law enforcement in active shooter incidents. He is a founding member of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) program, which has become an internationally recognized training and development entity through Texas State University.
Chief Nichols retired from the SMPD to dedicate himself full time to ALERRT as the Assistant Director and the Director of Curriculum Development for over six years. ALERRT has acquired over $50 million in grant funding and trained more than 90,000 officers. He is a published author and speaker on the active shooter threat, training development and national response strategies.
Through the span of his career, Nichols has extensive experience collaborating and communicating with local law enforcement agencies, community leaders, and citizens. Nichols is known by his colleagues as a team builder, with the ability to bring people together for a common goal.
Nichols holds a Master Peace Officer Certification, a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Administration of Criminal Justice, both from Texas State University. He and his wife, Nicky, have been married for 25 years, and have two adult children.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Hill Ranch Yoga on Wednesday, July 20th to welcome them as new members.
Hill Ranch Yoga is owned and operated by Stephanie Hill, a registered yoga teacher certified with the Yoga Alliance serving the central Texas area. Beginner clinics, scheduled classes, pop up classes and private yoga are all offered and can be found at www.hillranchyoga.com or using the MindBody App.
The structure of the classes allow clients to experience the presence of mindfulness with the added bonus of the physical benefit.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Smile Crafters on Tuesday, July 12th.
Smile Crafters provides quality dentistry in a friendly environment and accepts most insurance, including Medicaid and offer multiple payment options.
For more information, visit them online www.SmileCraftersTexas.com or call 325-646-0516. They are located at 3709 Austin Avenue, Brownwood.
The Brownwood Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Mobilelink-Cricket Wireless on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016.
Mobilelink-Cricket Wireless is a pre-paid, no contract, cellular provider with options to suit individual and business needs. They offer discounts on group plans, have nationwide 4GLTE coverage and plans with options for international calling and roaming.
They are located at 1208 Looney Street in Brownwood and hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. They can be contacted at 325-600-4944 or visit the website at www.cricketwireless.com.
The Brownwood Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for American Oasis Pool & Spa on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2016.
Owner Randy Crosby is an NSPF certified pool and spa operator. He provides professional cleaning, maintenance and repair services to residential and commercial in-ground and above ground swimming pools and spas.
Randy can be reached at 325-642-3709.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 12th to celebrate the new location of Heartland Chiropractic at 801 Early Blvd.
Dr. Lorin Wolf at Heartland Chiropractic serves the people of Brown County and all surrounding areas. The mission of Heartland Chiropractic is to: “Glorify God by making a positive difference in the health and quality of life of the people in our community.”
Patients seeking treatment at Heartland Chiropractic with Dr. Wolf can receive care through the use of modern chiropractic equipment and technology, offering Chiropractic care with advanced training, and education. They use multiple techniques to treat a wide range of conditions. Both traditional techniques and low force methods with no “popping” or twisting for more sensitive conditions are offered.
Spinal decompression, laser therapy, ultrasound, electrotherapy and core strengthening/postural improvement are just a few of the methods the Heartland Chiropractic staff utilizes that lead to a more effective form of healing and wellness.
The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Kindred at Home Hospice on Wednesday, May 11th.
Kindred at Home Hospice provides services in the comfort of home. Under the direction of a physician, their team of clinicians offers a special kind of caring that encompasses the medical, social, emotional, and spiritual aspects of treatment.
Their hospice provides 24/7 availability - nurse on call, medical equipment covered and delivered, prescriptions related to hospice illness covered, incontinence and other supplies covered, hospice aide helps with personal care, volunteers to help enrich patient’s life and emotional support and education.
For more information about Kindred at Home Hospice, contact 325-643-5718.