Chamber Luncheon to Unveil Brownwood Economic Development Strategic Plan

LOGOpatch250The next Chamber's Monthly Luncheon will be Friday, October 19 at the Brownwood Country Club from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. The luncheon is open to members and guests. It will feature an interesting program, door prizes, introduction of new members and the "Aces Wild" Cash Drawing-which features a guaranteed winner each month.

The future of Brownwood economic development has been set forth in a recently completed strategic plan by Avalanche Consulting, Inc.  The 6-month planning process involved a large number of Brownwood leaders and residents.

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Ribbon Cutting for Cornerstone Pet Hospital

pethospital450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 25th for the newly opened Cornerstone Pet Hospital.

Owner Jeff Windham comes to the Brownwood area with over 10 years experience in animal medicine. Cornerstone offers small animal medicine, surgery, vaccinations and boarding/grooming.

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List of National Night Out Block Parties in Brown County for October 2nd


Tuesday is National Night Out for Brown County and area residents are getting ready to hold block parties to meet neighbors and local law enforcement.

This year, 60 block parties are scheduled across the county in Brownwood, Early, Bangs, May, Zephyr, Brookesmith, and several rural locations.

Police from Brownwood, Early, and Bangs; area fire departments, Guardian EMS, and other city and county officials will visit these parties taking place Tuesday, October 2nd between 5:30pm and 8:30pm.

Sponsors for the 2012 National Night Out in Brown County include Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers, WT Harris Company, Guardian EMS, ATMOS Energy, Wal-Mart, Oncor Electric Delivery, Southside Church, and TexasBank.

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One-Day Discount Offered for Brownwood Reunion Celebration Concert Tickets

reunionlogo2012The Brownwood Reunion Celebration and the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to offer a one-time only special for this year’s Brownwood Reunion main stage concert tickets.

On Thursday, September 6 during the Brownwood Business Showcase event at the Brownwood Coliseum, the three-day passes to the Reunion concerts will be on sale for only $10 each.

The Brownwood Reunion Celebration will take place September 14-16 in Downtown Brownwood.   The main stage concerts this year include:

Friday, September 14 – Rick Springfield ; Three Shades Blue opening

Saturday, September 15 – Wade Bowen; Mark Powell & Lariat opening

Sunday, September 16 – Local Christian bands - Brian Potter, Strange Trade, Sun City, and Free For All

The Brownwood Business Showcase event will take place from 10am – 6pm this Thursday with the special offer.  Entry fee to the show is $2 per person, but complementary passes to the showcase are available through Wednesday at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce located at 600 E. Depot Street.

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Ribbon Cutting for Lee Healthcare

Leehealthcare450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 14th for Lee Healthcare to welcome them as new members.

Lee Healthcare offers both home health services and a large selection of home medical supplies and equipment. They service a wide region of north and central Texas with offices in Brownwood, Glen Rose, and Hamilton.

In Brownwood they are located at 118 B Southpark and can be reached at 325-646-7670.   Their office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a 24/7 RN on call.

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Tiny Tots Trunk Joins the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce


The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 3rd for Tiny Tots Trunk.

This recently opened children’s store offers the Brownwood area clothing and accessories for children from newborn to a size 7. Tiny Tots Trunk also offers nursery and gift items, and welcome shower selections as well.

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Brownwood Business Showcase Set for September 6, 2012

business showcase 2012250It is time again for the Annual Business Showcase hosted by the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce. For 17 years, the Brownwood Chamber has provided a venue for local businesses to network with over 1,000 potential clients/customers in one location and ultimately grow their business and the local economy. This year will not be any different; the 18th Annual Business Showcase will feature over 60 local businesses in various lines of trade from banking, insurance and energy to home health services and personal well being.

The show will open at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 6th at the Brownwood Coliseum and will feature well known, established businesses as well as some of the newest in the Brownwood area. Admission is only $2 and complimentary passes are available for a limited time at the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce office. The first 500 visitors will receive a tote bag to hold all of the valuable information you will likely gather throughout your visit!

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 one of the Grand Door Prizes - A Brinkman Grill or patio set!

For the 6th year, the “Taste of Brownwood” – Presented by Sodexo returns to offer the community an opportunity to sample favorite recipes from local restaurants, caterers and bakeries. From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, showcase visitors can visit restaurant row and sample tasty treats from local restaurants. Taste of Brownwood sample tickets are $2 for your first 4 tickets and $1 each for additional tickets after that. Taste of Brownwood is not included with complementary passes.

Make plans to attend, visit with people you have known for years and get to know the new faces in town. Take time to learn about the products and services offered by each one of these local business owners.

The Brownwood Chamber encourages local residents to “shop local” to support local businesses and our local economy. Every dollar that you spend in Brownwood generates the funds used to better the community that we all call home.

The 2012 Business Showcase Gold Sponsors are Songbird Lodge and Citizens National Bank; Silver Sponsors are Brownwood Economic Development, Kroger, and KTAB. The 6th Annual Taste of Brownwood is presented by Sodexo Campus Services.

See layout and full vendor list for the show below.


Vendor Name                                                           Booth #


AA Prosthetic Services                                             31

AAA Vacuum                                                             23

Abilene Regional Airport                                          5

Ace’s Full Signs                                                         3

AFLAC                                                                       54

Andy’s Pest Troopers                                               63

Appollo Coffee and Computer                                  24

AT&T                                                                         9

BHCS – Brownwood                                                    43

Big Brothers Big Sisters                                            56

Bob’s Fuels                                                                25

Brownwood Bulletin                                                 40

Brownwood Chamber                                                1

Brownwood Regional Medical Center                      28

Brownwood Reunion Celebration                             15

CAIN Electric                                                            51

CARE Nursing & Rehab                                            10

Central Texas Communications                              14

Citizens National Bank                                             39

CMS Healthcare                                                        32

Common Grounds Coffehouse & Deli                       8

Council Finance                                                        27

Creative Image Laser Solutions                               60

Cross Timbers Health Care                                      45

Dazzling Diva’s                                                          59

Demand Staff                                                             19

Donnie Stegemoller Realtors                                    36

Dot’s Closet Boutique                                               21

Echo Wireless                                                            44

Goodwill of Brownwood                                             29

Green Mountain Energy                                             2

Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers                                64

Heart of Texas EMS                                                   18

Heartland Chiropractic                                            26

Holly’s Tees                                                                4

Howard Payne University                                        38

Juice Plus+                                                                 41

KOXE/KBWD                                                               55

KTAB/KRBC                                                                61

KTXS                                                                         50

LeAp N LizRd Nutrition                                              30

Leland’s Portable Buildings                                     46

Lighthouse Hospice                                                   57

MAK Images                                                             35

Oak Ridge Manor                                                       12

Personnel Services                                                     37

Redstone Park                                                           49

Robnett Insurance                                                    17

Sedona Breeze                                                           16

Sodexo                                                                        6

Songbird Lodge                                                         52

Southside Church                                                     13

State Farm Insurance                                               58

Sun Loan                                                                   47

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance                                62

TexasBank                                                                 7

The Chatfield Assisted Living                                  20

Tongate Services                                                       42

TSTC                                                                          22

Verizon                                                                       53

West Texas Rehabilitation Center                            11

West/Central Wirless                                                34

Woodmen of the World                                             33

Workforce Solutions                                                 48

Ribbon Cutting for Simply Stuff

simplystuff450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, August 2nd for Simply Stuff.

This recently opened indoor flea market and thrift store offers the Brownwood area a one-stop shop for antiques, books, dolls, furniture, signs, jewelry and more. Vendor spaces are available for rent so individuals can sell their own merchandise.

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