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, 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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Demand Staff Celebrates New Location

demandstaff450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on November 27th to celebrate the new location for Demand Staff at 1200 Looney Street.

Demand Staff is a local employment agency serving employers in Central Texas for over 13 years. They strive to locate the highest quality of personnel for their clients. They place employees on Permanent, Temp to Hire, and Temporary assignments. Employers may also utilize our payrolling service as a cost-effective probation period for new employees they recruit. Demand Staff will also help you find the job you have always been looking for. They specialize in the following employment areas: General Labor, Clerical, Production & Industrial, Medical and Professional. Choose only the jobs you want, when you want..

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Tour of Historic Downtown Buildings Set for December 13th

DoakieDayArtCenter450Downtown Brownwood, Inc. will once again host a tour of historic downtown buildings with their annual Past, Present and Future tour.   Participants will get an inside look at four historic properties to appreciate the rich history that Brownwood has to offer. 

The tour will include a visit to Howard Payne University's Doakie Day Art Center which is the former Coca-Cola plant, the Rogers home on Center Avenue,  the former Banner Printing building, and the home and garden of Hank Hunter on Adams Street, where refreshments will be served.

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Christmas Under the Stars Festival Full Schedule of Events

logo 2012 300Christmas Under the Stars Festival
Schedule of Events
December 7 & 8   -     4 PM - 8 PM

Activities, Attractions & Food Vendors - Dec. 7 & 8 from 4 - 8 PM Unless Noted

Depot Complex (Outdoors)

Ice Skating Rink
Mon., & Tues., Dec. 3 & 4 - 10 AM - 5 PM
Wed., Dec. 5 - 10 AM - 7 PM
Thur., Fri. & Sat., Dec. 6 - 8 - 10 AM - 8 PM
$2/ 15 minute session

Rock Climbing Wall

Photo Characters
Near Pavilion

Soft Drink Trailer
Hosted by Southside Church Youth Group


Depot Complex (Indoors)

Depot Ballroom

Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus

Christmas Karaoke
Hosted by Gobo Entertainment

Wii Winter Sports

Letters to Santa
Hosted by Family Service Center

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