The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held its 118th Annual Membership Banquet, sponsored by Kohler Co, at the Brownwood Coliseum on Thursday, June 27th, 2024. The theme for the year was Cowboy Gala, bringing together hundreds of chamber and community members to recognize and celebrate local leaders. The evening commenced with a wine and beer reception supported by Hometown Liquor, followed by a dinner provided by Up in Smoke BBQ. The event culminated with an awards ceremony, led by City Councilman Draco Miller Jr. as the Master of Ceremonies.

Interim Director Domonique Glaeske and the incoming Board President Dayna Prochaska from Ranger College acknowledged this year’s departing Board members. They also honored Dee Dee Lee from Andy’s Pest Troopers as the Board Member of the Year, and Christi Wynn from the City of Brownwood as the Ambassador of the Year.

City Councilman Draco Miller Jr. announced this year’s Community Award Winners.

  • Stuart Coleman “Good Neighbor” Award: Mona Pitts with Eastlawn Memorial Park, Stacy Walker with Good Samaritan Ministries, Melinda Hines with Woman’s Club of Brownwood
  • Volunteer of the Year: Justin Seale, Veteran Volunteer
  • Small Business of the Year Award: Grazed and Confused
  • Medium Business of the Year Award: Fuzzy’s Tacos
  • Large Business of the Year Award: Chick-fil-A Brownwood
  • Community Partner of the Year Award: Center for Life Resources
  • Professional of the Year Award: Gene Russell with Sleep in Heavenly Peace
  • Man of the Year Award: Dr. Tom Byrd with AccelHealth
  • Woman of the Year Award: Jessie Hamilton with Hamilton’s
  • Groner Pitts “Lifetime of Service” Award: Tony Krischke with Tony Krischke, CPA, PC


This event is made possible thanks to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Kohler Co

Gold Sponsors: AccelHealth and Citizens National Bank.

VIP Table Sponsors: 3M, Andy’s Pest Troopers, Ann Jones Real Estate, ATMOS Energy, Burns Ranch, First Central Credit Union, Hendrick Medical Center Brownwood, Howard Payne University, MC Bank, TexasBank, United Supermarkets, VRC Technologies

Community Award Sponsors: