Below are some of the major events held by the Brenham/Washington County Chamber of Commerce. View details about the events, including sponsors and photo slide shows. Enjoy!!
The purpose of this Forum is to provide local businesses with timely and valuable information to help them succeed in today's economy. Businesses will have the chance to network with others to exchange stories and ideas about how to achieve success and overcome challenges.
Exhibitor spaces are available. Plan now to promote your business at the event.
A key highlight of the even is the announcement of the Small Business of the Year Awards.
Tailgate 2015 will be held on Thursday, August 27. Members will be sent full details in June!
TAILGATE PARTY 2014 was one of the best parties of the year in Washington County! Proceeds from the annual "TAILGATE" event go towards programs and projects that help better the community and local economy. View pics from the "Tailgate" event below.
"TAILGATE 2014" was held on August 28. Special thanks go to the CHAMPION SPONSOR Brenham Chrysler Jeep Dodge and SUPER BOWL SPONSORS Blinn College and Dona Lynn's Unique Gifts.
The Second Annual Fall Frolic/Ladies Night Out with the Chamber” event was held October 30 to the delight of well over 300 women in the community.
A big round of thanks go to top sponsors Dona Lynn’s Unique Gifts and KTTX/KWHI Radio. Thanks also go to these other generous sponsors: Ant Street Inn, Appel Ford/Hyundai of Brenham, Blue Bell Creameries, Heritage Texas Country Properties, Ranch Interiors, Scott & White Healthcare–Brenham, and Texas Farm Credit. Several other businesses supported the event, and a complete list is below.
There were 70 vendors and exhibitors, and some of the best shopping in town was offered at the Chamber’s Ladies Night Out event. A fashion show featured models wearing designs from Trés Chic, Branded Boutique and Mean Cowgirl. Ladies were entertained throughout the evening with music by Jack’s Sax.
Take a peek at the photos below and see if you spot your friends and coworkers in the pics! Special thanks to Charlotte Avera from Camp For All for the event photography.
Overall, the feedback has been great. Vendors say they value the exposure and opportunity to market their products and services. All ladies say they had fun and really enjoyed the shopping, food, fashion shows and music. Many said they were introduced to companies they did not even know existed in our community. That is a win-win for members and shoppers.
3 Sassy Girls
All Things New by Shari
Amy's Unique Boutique
Ant Street Inn
Bliss Candy Company
Bluebird Off the Square
Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union
Chambers-Johnson & Associates
Chappell Hill Lavender Farm
Creative Minds Designs
Cricket Cruise & Travel
Discount Trees of Brenham
Dona Lynn's Unique Gifts
Edward Jones Investments-Brice Milliorn
Expressions Bistro at Brenham State Supported Living Center
Family Crosses & More
Fashion Forward Designs
Funky Junkies Art
Gina's Grape Gift Shop at Pleasant Hill Winery
Heritage Texas Country Properties
High Hope Care Center
Hodge Podge Enterprise
Honey Glazed Hams
Independence Coffee Company
JH Faske Jewelers
Lazy Bee Honey Co.
Mary Ann's World Art
Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant
Mike Hopkins Distributing
Noble Living Studios
Origami Owl - Independent Designer
Performance Health & Wellness
Premier Designs-Carolyn Muske
Ranch Antiques Western Interiors
Sew Stitches Boutique
Texas Cookie Garden
The Bath and Kitchen Showplace - Moore Supply
The Book Nook
The Flower Market
Thielemann Construction Co.
Thrivent Financial - Journée Group
Vicki Henson Glass Designs
Wash. Co. Ladies Lions Club
Young Living Essential Oils
View details about the 2014 event on this year's Exhibitor Application form. Details for 2015 exhibit spaces will be posted once planning is finalized.
An elegant banquet is held each year to recognize the volunteer efforts of the Chamber and EDF Board of Directors and the Blue Blazers. A major highlight of the evening is the announcement of the Man & Woman of the Year awards. (Click here to view a list of Past Recipients.)
The next Annual Banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015. The theme is "Taking Care of Business" and the featured speaker will be Joel Allison, CEO of Baylor Scott & White Healthcare System.
The featured speaker in Jan. 2014 was Greater Houston Partnership Chairman Paul Hobby. (See more details in the Newsletter Archive). View a slideshow below of photos from the 2014 banquet, courtesy of Brenham Portrait Gallery - Scott Hill
Chamber members are invited to monthly networking events to meet new business contacts and learn about what's going on in the community. Admission to virtually all events is included with membership dues.
January 22 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham Nursing & Rehabilitation - 5-7pm
February 5 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Unity Theatre - 5-7pm
February 17 - "Wake Up, Washington County!" Networking Breakfast hosted by Blinn College - 7:45a.m.
February 19 - YPO Happy Hour - YUMM Sweets & Eats - 5-7pm
March 19 - YPO Happy Hour - Blinn Candy Company - 5-7pm
March 26 - "Busines After Hours" hosted by The Citadel - 5-7pm
April 9 - YPO Happy Hour - Brenham Country Club - 5-7pm
April 16 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham National Bank & Maifest Assoc. - 5-7pm
May 14 - YPO Happy Hour - Brenham Gun & Rod Club - 5-7pm
May 21 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Blinn Foundation - 5-7pm
June 17 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Baylor Scott & White - 5-7pm
June 18 - YPO Happy Hour - Texas Star Winery - 5-7pm
July 16 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Appel Ford - 5-7pm
July 23 - YPO Happy Hour - Saddlehorn Winery - 5-7pm
January 16 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham Nursing & Rehabilitation
February 13 - "Wake Up, Washington County!" networking breakfast, hosted by Hospice Brazos Valley, sponsored by Brenham Nursing & Rehab
February 27 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham Heritage Museum
March 20 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Discount Trees of Brenham
March 28 - YPO, Brazos Valley Brewing Co.
April 10 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham National Bank
April 25 - YPO, 291 Icehouse
May 6 - YPO, Mike Hopkins Distributing
May 13 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Blinn College Foundation
May 15 - "Wake Up, Washington County!" networking breakfast hosted by BSSLC
May 30 - YPO, Lunch and Learn at Blue Bell, Noon
June 19 - YPO, Sealand
June 26 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Scott & White Hospital-Brenham
July 17 - YPO, Lunch and Learn at Los Cabos, Noon
July 24 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Appel Ford
July 25 - YPO, Kenney Store
August - "Wake Up, Washington County!" Networking Brekfast, (TBD)
August 14 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Kruse Village
August 29 - YPO, BT Longhorn Saloon
September 25 - "Business After Hours" hosted by RE/MAX Advantage to be held at Brazos
Valley Brewing Company
October 23 - "Business After Hours", annual "Paint the Town Pink" event to promote
Breast Cancer Awareness, hosted by Brenham Clinic
November 6 - "Wake Up, Washington County!" Networking Breakfast at Dona Lynn's Unique
Gifts in Downtown Brenham
November 13 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Artex Group LLC
December 4 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Blue Bell Creameries
All members receive invitations or email notices about these events, approximately 2 weeks prior to each date. For more information at any time, please call or email us!
The Washington County Chamber is pleased to be hosting a group travel tour of Jamaica in February 2016.