The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host their June Business After Hours event on Thursday, June 15th for the Heart Center at Brownwood Regional Medical Center, located at 1501 Burnet Drive in Brownwood. The event will be held from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM.
Tours of the newly equipped Heart Center will be available. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with Dr. Sanjeev Ravipudi, Cardiologist-Central Texas Heart & Vascular, while unwinding with refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres.
The open house style event is open to the public.
The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting on Friday, June 9th for Spirit of Texas Winery.
The new winery opened in April of this year and offers a selection of wines that can be enjoyed in their tasting room or outside on the patio. They also offer cheese and meat trays, but customers are welcome to bring their own food as well. They frequently offer special events and live music to add to the atmosphere.
Spirit of Texas Winery is located at 6037 County Road 291 between Early & Zephyr (just off of US Highway 183/ 84.
For more information about Spirit of Texas Winery, call (325) 455-3232 or visit their page on Facebook.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 30th for That Crane Store.
That Crane Store a main street boutique, originally opened in the west Texas town of Crane on August 5, 2016. At the beginning of the new year, after a surge of online orders from Brown County residents, Amanda Scott and her family decided to move the boutique to Brownwood to better serve their growing customer base. Since opening the doors on March 1, 2017, Amanda said that the young boutique has grown new wings and taken off with record setting sales.
In addition to popular lines of boutique clothing, shoes, accessories, custom t-shirts, they also carry J. Forks Designs-unique natural turquoise jewelry, LuBella Candle Company, Shabby Chick Natural Cleaning Supplies, and now offers in-house embroidery with the addition of Wilson & Co. Embroidery.
Amanda her husband Colt, daughters Paizlee and Blakely said "we want to thank each and every customer for their constant support and for making the decision to relocate an easy one!"
They are located at 112 W. Anderson and are open Tuesday-Friday 10 am -6 pm and Saturday 10 am -4 pm. They can be found on Facebook or call 325-642-9240 for more information.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its next monthly luncheon on Friday, June16th featuring State Representative Mike Lang, who will give an overview of the Texas 85th legislative session that recently ended. Lang will outline new laws passed this session and what they mean for Texas and Brown County.
The luncheon will be held Friday, June 16th at Howard Payne University (note location change) Bullion Suites of the Mabee University Center - 1219 Fisk Ave. Parking lots will be available on the east and north side of the building. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. Cost is $14 for the lunch payable to HPU. Payment for the luncheon can be made in advance with HPU at this link: http://hputx.thankyou4caring.org/ChamberLunch.
The luncheon is sponsored by Bruner Auto Group.
Mike Lang was elected in 2016 as Texas House Representative for District 60. However, this is not his first time serving Texas and its people.
After graduating from Texas Christian University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Rep. Lang served his community for over 30 years in law enforcement, including being elected as the Constable for Hood County in 2013. His loving wife, Katie, even ran for an elected position and continues to hold public office as Hood County’s County Clerk.
During his service in law enforcement, Mike earned numerous awards, including the Congressman’s Medal of Valor and the Purple Heart National Law Enforcement Citation. Mike has led a respected and distinguished career, but his commitment to bettering the lives of Texans is far from over. With his extensive service as a law enforcement officer and as a Constable, Mike understands that to be an effective leader you must be a servant of the people.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 25th for Affordacare.
Affordacare is an Urgent Care Clinic that provides medical care, extended hours, on-site x-rays and accepts most major insurance. They provide treatment for illnesses, minor injuries, immunizations, sports and DOT physicals. Affordacare uses Quest and LabCorp for their lab testing. Chris Sutton, RN-FNP is a full time provider and is a graduate of Brownwood High School.
Patients can go online to affordacare.com/early and reserve an appointment and will receive a text alert when it is time for the appointment.
They are located at 801 Early Blvd., in Early and are open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm or call 325-430-0000 for more information.
Pictured are employees of Affordacare along with the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.
The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 23rd for the opening of the Lehnis Railroad Museum’s new permanent exhibit, “Working on the Railroad."
The exhibit occupies the large foyer of the museum and creates an area that introduces the visitor to the world of railroads. Under the 40-foot high ceiling, the exhibit includes displays, a video, and a hands-on interactive. It will be a permanent exhibit at the museum and was made possible by a grant from the Cen-Tex Rural Rail Transportation District and a donation from Mr. Bob Lambert.
The Cen-Tex group was formed in 1990 by the state of Texas to preserve, protect, and promote railroads, and covers a five-county area. Lambert has been a long-time friend of the Lehnis Museum and supports its efforts to educate and entertain visitors with various facets of railroading.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for the new Hendrick Surgery Center in Brownwood.
On Friday, May 12, Hendrick Health System celebrated the completion of a new Hendrick Surgery Center in Brownwood with a ribbon cutting and Open House. Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes, Dr. James Fowler, Hendrick Trustee Paul Waldrop and Hendrick CEO Tim Lancaster spoke to a crowd of more than 200 people. Tours of the facility were offered.
The surgery center is a joint venture with Abilene and Brownwood physicians and is located at is located at 2401 Crockett Dr., and will offer same-day surgery for specialties including otolaryngology (ENT), gastroenterology, orthopedics, podiatry, urology, gynecology, ophthalmology, pain management and plastic surgery.
Outpatient surgery centers, also known as ambulatory surgery centers, provide a low cost alternative to hospital-based, low risk outpatient procedures.
The 13,400 square-foot facility includes three operating rooms and 13 pre-op/recovery rooms.
The 54th 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 3rd at 10 AM.
Participants in the parade should begin lining up at 8:30 AM at the Brownwood Coliseum.
There is no fee to enter the parade. Entry forms are available at www.brownwoodchamber.org. Entry forms may be returned to the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce office at 600 E. Depot Street.
The 54th annual Brown County Rodeo will take place June 1, 2 and 3 at the Earl Q. Wilson Arena.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual law enforcement appreciation luncheon on Friday, May 19th at the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church Connection Center (1715 Coggin Ave) from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. This event is intended to honor the men and women in all aspects of law enforcement, who work together to keep the community safe.
Representatives from area law enforcement agencies will be in attendance and will be recognized. Each of those agencies or departments has been offered the opportunity to announce their Officer of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Investigator of the Year, or whatever awards may be appropriate for their agency.
Mitch Slaymaker of the Texas Municipal Police Association will be the guest speaker.
This month's luncheon is sponsored by TexasBank.
Chamber members and the public may sponsor the lunches of law enforcement officers or officials. Call the Brownwood Chamber for more information. Meal sponsors will be acknowledged at the luncheon.
Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM and the program begins at noon. The luncheon ends about 1 PM. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP is required and the deadline is Wednesday, May 17 at 5 PM. The Chamber's Monthly Luncheon is open to the public.