Tickets Now Available for Ranger College Rodeo

Rodeo PostersmallerRanger College is hosting the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Rodeo for the first time ever in Brownwood.   Over 400 college students from west Texas and eastern New Mexico will participate in the event on February 28, March 1 and 2 at the Earl Q. Wilson rodeo arena.

Rodeo events such as bull riding, goat tying, barrel racing, steer wrestling, and more will be featured as students work to show their skills.

As an added bonus, Bad Company Rodeo is providing stock for the event.

Tickets are available at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, Wendlee Broadcasting, KOXE, Scott's Western Wear, and Citizens National Bank. Tickets are $8 each for adults and $5 for kids. Box seats are also available.   The gates open at 6 PM and events begin at 7:30 PM each night.

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Brownwood Chamber Kicks Off 2013 Total Resource Campaign

kickoffThe Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off their 2013 Total Resource Campaign (TRC) on Tuesday at Humphrey Pete's restaurant. Two teams of volunteers will now begin selling sponsorship opportunities to area business owners to not only help promote local business, but to support the Chamber of Commerce projects and activities.

The two teams are being led by Priscilla Monson and Robert Porter who took the TRC theme of "Lights, Camera, Take Action" to heart as they dressed up at Dolly Parton and the Lone Ranger at the kickoff event. Although the costumes were fun and inspiring to their team members, the captains take the campaign seriously.

"Remember that this is all to support the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce," said Monson. "If we promote the Chamber, everyone does well."

The TRC is designed to give Chamber members numerous opportunities to become more involved with the Chamber on various levels through greater public awareness of Chamber programs, projects and events. In addition, the TRC makes it easier for businesses to budget for the coming year and helps improve the efficiency of Chamber-sponsored events.

Volunteers will be contacting local businesses during the seven-week campaign looking for support for these sponsorship opportunities.   Volunteers earn prizes as they work through the campaign with an extra bonus for the team that sells the most.

Monson told all of the volunteers at the kickoff that connecting businesses to sponsorship opportunities is easier than they might think.

"We are really selling the programs of the Brownwood Chamber and that makes it easy," she said.

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Ribbon Cutting for Parker Home Solutions

parkerhome450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 17th for their newest member, Parker Home Solutions.

Josh Parker has over 10 years experience in home improvement services. He and his wife are focused on a one-call solution for everyday home projects or small repairs.

For more information about Parker Home Solutions and their "handyman" services, call Josh at (325) 998-4144.

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The 108th Annual Chamber Banquet Set for April 11; Community Award Nominations Being Accepted

LOGOpatch250Every member of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraged to attend the Annual Banquet on April 11, 2013. The celebration will be held in the Coliseum with the Reception at 6:30 PM, dinner at 7 PM and the awards presentation slated to begin about 7:30 PM.

According to Chamber CEO Laura Terhune, “The Outgoing Chairman of the Board (Eric McNeese) and I want every member to make plans now to attend this annual celebration.” Terhune continued, “The components of the banquet will be very similar to last year’s successful event: a Reception will be followed by the Banquet and concluding with Awards Presentations.”

Community Service Awards will include the following: Good Neighbors, Community Partner, Business of the Year, Man and Woman of the Year and the Groner Pitts “Lifetime of Service” Award.

Terhune noted, “The committee received positive feedback on the décor and layout incorporated several years ago which features a smaller “center” stage for the actual awards presentations as well as round VIP tables. She concluded, “Whatever the layout, the evening promises to be an exciting celebration.”

The sponsors of the 2013 Annual Banquet will be sold through the Chamber’s Total Resource Campaign and will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information about sponsoring the banquet or corporate reserved VIP tables, see a Team Member of the Total Resource Campaign. Individual ticket prices will be $40 per person and can be purchased at the Chamber starting March 1.

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Brownwood Area Bridal Fair Set for Saturday, February 16

WeddingGirlcropped12The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lehnis Railroad Museum will host the Brownwood Area Bridal Fair on Saturday, February 16th.

The fair will be an invaluable resource for soon-to-be brides in planning their special day. Vendors will showcase their products and services and will be available with tips, techniques, and ideas for the perfect wedding. A style show will feature some of the latest looks in wedding attire for the entire family.

Vendors at the show will include photographers, florists, caterers, DJs, party rental, and venues as well as other businesses that will enhance any wedding.

The bridal fair provides an opportunity for future brides to meet face to face with businesses that can assist in planning the big day, all in one location, saving time and gas. Door prize drawings will be taking place throughout the day as well.

Future husbands are welcome to attend and enjoy the "man cave" if they need a break from wedding planning.

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Brownwood Chamber Getting Set for 2013 Total Resource Campaign

logo3The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce is getting set to begin their third annual Total Resource Campaign. Throughout the United States, Total Resource Campaigns (TRC’s) are gaining support and popularity among progressive chambers of commerce and have been embraced by Chamber Members, board leadership and staff because of the beneficial nature of the campaign.

The TRC is designed to give Chamber members numerous opportunities to become more involved with the Chamber on various levels through greater public awareness of Chamber programs, projects and events. In addition, the TRC makes it easier for businesses to budget for the coming year and helps improve the efficiency of Chamber-sponsored events.

The Total Resource Campaign reviews and evaluates current Chamber programs and develops a menu of sponsorship opportunities tailored to fit any budget, big or small. Over a seven-week period, beginning February 12th, more than 30 local volunteers (working in teams) will work with Chamber members to design an ideal sponsorship plan for the entire year. The TRC is designed to be fun and exciting for team members with rewards available throughout the campaign and grand prizes for winning teams. This year, the volunteers will be divided into two team led by top producing volunteers from past campaigns Priscilla Monson and Robert Porter. The theme for this year's campaign is "Lights, Camera, Take Action."

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Attorney Emily Miller Joins Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce

emilymiller450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, December 11th for attorney Emily Miller who recently joined the chamber.

Miller understands the unique circumstances each client brings to her office and treats each case with individual attention. Ms. Miller provides excellent customer service and zealous representation for her clients. Her practice areas include bankruptcy law, criminal law, mediation and arbitration.

For more information about her services, visit online at emilymillerlaw.com, or call her office located at 108 E. Baker at 325-646-7685.

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Guardian Home Healthcare Celebrates Membership and New Location

guardianhealthcare450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on November 28th to celebrate the membership and new location for Guardian Home Healthcare.

With over 16 years in the Home Health Care Industry, Guardian offers the ultimate in home health services, skilled nursing and physical therapy. Guardian Home Healthcare was recently named to the Top 500 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

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Echo Wireless Joins the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce

echo450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on December 4th to welcome their newest member, Echo Wireless.

Echo Wireless Broadband, Inc. is locally owned and offers a new state of the art high-speed internet service that enables rural people to experience the internet just as if they lived inside the inner city. This new technology is lightning fast and is great for playing games online, voice over IP (VOIP), video conferencing (Skype) and much more!

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