Chamber Happenings & Events

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!!




"FALL FROLIC" LADIES' NIGHT OUT WITH THE CHAMBER

 

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.

 

FALL FROLIC 2014 Sponsors

 Dona Lynn's Unique Gifts    -    KTTX/KWHI Radio

 

Ant Street Inn

Appel Ford/Brenham Hyundai
Blue Bell Creameries

Heritage Texas Country Properties
Ranch Interiors

Scott & White Healthcare - Brenham

Texas Farm Credit

 

Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union

High Hope Care Center

Mike Hopkins Distributing

The Bath and Kitchen Showroom - Moore Supply Co.

Washington County Abstract

 

John Brieden Insurance
RWG Construction Management, Inc.
Plus special thanks to Brenham Party Rentals and Silver Wings Ballroom staff!


 

EXHIBITORS

 

3 Sassy Girls

All Things New by Shari

Amy's Unique Boutique

 Ant Street Inn
BeautiControl
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
Floozie Koozies

Funky Junkies Art

Gina's Grape Gift Shop at Pleasant Hill Winery
Glissman's Gifts

Harmony Lane

Heritage Texas Country Properties

High Hope Care Center
Hodge Podge Enterprise
Honey Glazed Hams

Independence Coffee Company
It Works

JH Faske Jewelers
Jamberry Nails
Jammin' Jelly

Kim's Kreations
Lace Cottage
Lazy Bee Honey Co.
Mary Ann's World Art

Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant

Mike Hopkins Distributing

Noble Living Studios

Nu Area

NuSkin Enterprises

Origami Owl - Independent Designer
Performance Health & Wellness

Plexus Slim
Pooltex/Gimmies
Premier Designs-Carolyn Muske
Ranch Antiques Western Interiors
Scentsy-Andy Law  

Select Furnishings
Sew Stitches Boutique
Silpada Designs

Texas Cookie Garden
Texas Stitches

The Bath and Kitchen Showplace - Moore Supply
The Book Nook
The Flower Market
Thielemann Construction Co.
Thirty-One Gifts
Thrivent Financial - Journée Group

Tiny Pies

Tres Chic

Vicki Henson Glass Designs
Wash. Co. Ladies Lions Club

Young Living Essential Oils

Younique Cosmetics

Zija International


 

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.





"TAILGATE PARTY"  Washington County's favorite Fun-draiser

 

Once again, the TAILGATE PARTY 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

 

Plans for next year are already underway! All Chamber members will receive information by mail next summer with details about how to get involved and be promoted at TAILGATE 2015! 





NETWORKING & BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS!

 

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.

 

 2014

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 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Blue Bell Creameries (date TBD)

 

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!




TROPICAL COSTA RICA

Picture yourself on this amazing trip to tropical paradise!  Wildlife galore!! The Washington County Chamber is pleased to be hosting a group travel tour of Costa Rica in February 2015.

 

Thanks to professional tour company Collette Vacations and Chamber member Cricket Cruise & Travel, we are able to offer an eight-day tour of Costa Rica for an amazing price. The tour will be February 9-17, 2015.  It features stops in the rainforest, jungle, volcano, hanging bridge, a coffee plantation, and much more.

Everyone in the community is invited!  Chamber members will enjoy a reduced tour price, but your friends, relatives and non-members are also welcome and encouraged to join this once-in-a-lifetime trip at your price.  It departs from the Houston airport.  You may have friends and family from across the U.S. who would like to join you for this trip.  There is an early booking discount of $100 per person, but only available until August 8th.
  
See details in the "Tropical Costa Rica" brochure found at this link (PDF file).

Plans for next year's travel adventure are underway.  Will it be to Tuscany & the Italian Riveria, a European River Cruise, or touring the British Landscapes?  If you would like to be included when the details are available, please send an email to events@brenhamtexas.com.




CHAMBER & EDF ANNUAL BANQUET

 

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 featured speaker will be announced at the start of the new year! 

 

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