Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Poppy's Sweets N Treats

Poppys600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 27th for Poppy's Sweets N Treats.

They offer a variety of food items such as snow cones, fruit cups, ice cream, shaved ice, frozen pickles, nachos, chili cheese dogs, Frito pies and more. Poppy's Sweets N Treats slogan is "Where Sweets R Sweet.........N Service Is Sweeter!"

They are located at 710 W. Austin Avenue in Brownwood and open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8:00 pm and Sunday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm or find them on Facebook.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for KG Dance Studio

KG Dance 600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on July 21st for KG Dance Studio.

KG Dance Studio is located at 3610 Durham Avenue in Brownwood and is family owned by Karey and Dan Morelock and daughter Stefenia Phipps. Karey was born and raised in Brownwood and has taught dance for over 30 years. They offer Pre-K Dance, Ballet/ Jazz Tap, Hip Hop, Acro (Acrobatics), Drill/Cheer instruction-ages 3 and up and end of year recitals.

Registration starts August 1st and August 2nd from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for returning students and August 3rd and 4th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for new students. For more information call 325-998-4500, email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit them on Facebook.

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Vendor Applications Now Available for 23rd Annual Business Expo Set for September 7th

Expo logo Full300Vendor applications are now available for the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce's 23rd annual Brownwood Business Expo and Taste of Brownwood set for September 7th at the Brownwood Coliseum.  Over 70 business vendors participate in this expo each year in various lines of trade.

The Expo will open at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 7th at the Brownwood Coliseum and will feature well-known, established businesses as well as some of the newest in the Brown County area.

For the 11th year, the “Taste of Brownwood” will be a part of the Expo 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.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Fiesta Filipino

FiestaFilipino600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Monday, July 10 for their newest member Fiesta Filipino.

Fiesta Filipino is a grocery store and mini cafe. Customers can purchase ethnic snack foods and base ingredients for traditional Filipino dishes. They currently offer a small menu featuring Pancit and plan to expand their offerings soon. They also offer bubble tea and smoothies in several flavors with "pearls" made from tapioca.

Fiesta Filipino is located at 211 E. Baker Street in Brownwood and are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Brownwood Chamber and SBDC Offer "Marketing to the 4 Generations" Workshop July 11th

MarketingWorkshopLogoThe Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the America's Small Business Development Center are offering a business workshop titled "Marketing to the 4 Generations" on Tuesday, July 11th from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

This workshop will help attendees understand the four generations in today's workforce and consumer market and how best to reach and connect with them. Understanding the differences in the generations can help businesses decide the best marketing avenue to take to reach their customers and clients.

There is no cost for this workshop for Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce members.  Non-member fee is $10.  Attendees may bring a lunch.

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Leadership Brownwood Class

LeadershipLogo2017The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Leadership Brownwood class.

Spanning eight months from September through April, Leadership Brownwood is designed to increase individual and community leadership skills. The beginning retreat, the first Wednesday in September, focuses on individual leadership styles and techniques. Starting in October and ending in April, the class then spends one day per month examining specific aspects of the community such as education, government, local business and economic development, health and human services, the criminal justice system, and tourism. 

Leadership Brownwood began in the mid-80’s by the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce as a community leadership development program. The program is dedicated to educating, developing, and empowering current and future leaders for the community and motivating them to serve civic, charitable, and business organizations.

The insights participants gain as they explore the inner workings of the community serves as a foundation for their long-term involvement in Brown County in a variety of leadership roles.

Tuition is $495 per person and includes transportation to tour sites, meals for each session, course materials, and class shirts.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Lenzi Insurance Agency, LLC

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The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 22nd for Lenzi Insurance Agency, LLC in Brownwood.

Upon the retirement of C.T. Ham's 40 years in this community, Kelli Lenzi took over the Farmers business and location on February 1, 2017. Lenzi Insurance Agency will continue the one-on-one service to their longtime customers and new households. Kelli's office offers Farmers products - auto, home, business, life, renters, motorcycle, umbrella and recreational vehicle insurance. She said that she wants her hometown communities to have the service, value, smart coverage option to protect their hard earned assets.

Business hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at their location at 2800 Austin Avenue in Brownwood or visit their website at https://agents.farmers.com/tx/brownwood/Kelli Lenzi for more information.

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Brownwood Chamber and SBDC Offer Microsoft Excel Workshop June 27th

ExcelWorkshopThe Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the America's Small Business Development Center are offering a business workshop for Microsoft Excel on Tuesday June 27, 2017 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

This workshop is geared for those new to Microsoft Excel or those who want to freshen up their skills. The workshop will begin with the ABC’s of the spreadsheet program and progress to learn some of the advanced features to make financial tasks less time-consuming. At this hands-on interactive workshop (BYOL - Bring Your Own Laptop), attendees will learn how to create, edit, format and print spreadsheets that focus on the business owner’s needs. Some of the features being taught will include, information entry (data, text), cut, copy, paste, paste special, formatting (cells, columns, rows), cell references (general, absolute), basic formulas (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), naming sheet tabs, printing challenges (title, headers, footers, margins), spreadsheet templates (balance sheets, profit & loss, cash flow report, loan amortization) and more.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Carter Healthcare

Carter 600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 15th for Carter Healthcare.

Carter Healthcare offers a wide range of services for their patient's home healthcare needs. They have been in business for 28 years and currently have 62 locations in 7 states.

Carter Healthcare is a JCAHO accredited home health agency, and their facility received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval - an internationally recognized symbol of quality.

There local staff is bilingual and longtime residents of Brownwood. Call Nancy Williams at 325-430-1297 or 325-203-4791 for more information.

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