News & Events
- TAILGATE PARTY 2014!!!
- Photo Contest 2014
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!!
Always 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 a slideshow from last year's "Tailgate" event below.
"TAILGATE 2014" will be held on Thursday, August 28. Once again this year, the CHAMPION SPONSOR is Brenham Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Other sponsors are being confirmed now and will enjoy tremendous publicity. Your business/organization can enjoy this exposure, too. Click on the Tailgate 2014 forms below for all the details, or call the Chamber office for personal assistance: (979) 836-3695.
The forms ask for all sponsors and auction item donations which are currently being taken. Don't miss out! That is for you to receive MAXIMUM publicity. The Chamber will happily accept donations up until the day of the event! But act now if you want to benefit from furture promotions of this event.
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 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 - "Business After Hours" (TBD)
September 25 - "Business After Hours" hosted by RE/MAX Advantage
October 23 - "Business After Hours", annual "Paint the Town Pink" event to promote
Breast Cancer Awareness, hosted by Brenham Clinic
November - "Wake Up, Washington County!" Networking Breakfast (TBD)
November - "Business After Hours" hosted by Artex (date TBD)
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!
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.
The Chamber hosted this first annual event last October at Silver Wings Ballroom in Brenham. Plans are in place to host it again on Thursday, October 30, 2014.
The ballroom will once again be full of exhibitors with wonderful products and services! There will be a great raffle plus delicious food, cold drinks, music, fashion shows and more.
Over 300 ladies attended with their friends, moms, sisters, church group pals, neighbors and coworkers. It was a great night! And everyone felt good about this shopping spree, because proceeds from this event benefit the Washington County Wildflower Reseeding project.
Sponsors are currently being sought for this 2014 event. There are several levels with many exciting benefits. Send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more.
Exhibitor spaces are now available. Click on this link for an Exhibitor Space Application form. This is a "juried" event so the planning committee can avoid having duplicate vendor types. So plan to be there and apply ASAP!
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 late January/early February 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