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!!

The Club Med Experience!


The Washington County Chamber is pleased to be hosting this special trip to Club Med's U.S. resort in Sandpiper Bay, Florida, in February 2016.


Thanks to Chamber member Cricket Cruise & Travel, we are able to offer this exciting trip that is perfect for either a COUPLES GETAWAY or a LADIES RETREAT!

A Club Med all-inclusive vacation truly includes everything..which means convenient, stress-free travel at a great value. Enjoy unlimited sports (with equipment and instruction!), attentive hospitality, gourmet dining, premium liquors, spacious accommodations, and live entertainment.  This trip is offered exclusively with the Washington County Chamber in February 2016 starting from $1500 per person* for a 5 night stay, or $1825 per person for 7 nights.  BUT YOU CAN SAVE $250 OFF THIS PRICE. See below for details.


The trip price includes so much:  your airfare, lodging (based on double occupancy), all meals and beverages during your stay -- yes, including cocktails! -- and a huge amazing array of sports and activities every day.  Golf and Tennis Academies are available for you to enjoy while boosting your skills.  See more details in the PDF files below.

This is the only Club Med all-inclusive resort in the USA, located in the Sunshine State! Featuring 340 rooms and 2 gourmet dining options. An endless array of sports and activities for you to enjoy every day. 3 swimming pools and a splash park!  This is a world-class sport destination with a Tennis Academy, Golf Academy and fitness programs.  A new L'Occitane Spa at this resort features the latest treatments designed to pamper and renew the senses.  See photos below!

Perfectly suited for a couples’ getaway, this trip is also
a perfect chance for a Ladies Retreat! 
Grab several girlfriends and plan to put your toes in the sand,
enjoy all of the resort’s amazing activities and entertainment,
plus enjoy “Martinis and Massages” together!

*Book by July 17th and save $250!


An Early Booking Discount of $250 is being offered to those who make a reservation by July 17, 2015!  Don’t miss this savings!  Put down a $500 deposit to book the 5-night trip for only $1250, or $600 to book the 7 night trip for $1575.

This deposit is refundable up to a certain date.  But BOOK BY THE 17th to enjoy this GREAT EARLY DISCOUNT!

Departure Date:   February 5, 2016 from Austin (AUS) for 5-nights or Houston (IAH) for 7 nights.  Other gateways upon request.  Return Date:  February 10 or 12, 2016

Contact to Book this Trip
LeAnne Rigsby at Cricket Cruise & Travel, LLC
Phone  979-836-6600


Everyone in the community is invited!  Chamber members will enjoy this great 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.  You may have friends and family from across the U.S. who would like to join you for this trip!

Contact for more details about this travel program.

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


Tailgate 2015 will be held on Thursday, August 27.


TAILGATE PARTY is 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. 


Special thanks go to the CHAMPION SPONSOR Brenham Chrysler Jeep Dodge and SUPER BOWL SPONSORS Blinn College and Brenham National Bank


Click Here for sponsorships and table opportunities.



            The third Annual Fall Frolic “Ladies Day Out with the Chamber” will be held on Thursday, October 29. The past two year’s events were such a great success that the planning committee decided to extend the hours.

Last year’s event had over 300 in attendance, nearly 75 exhibitors and almost 20 sponsors.

            The ballroom at Silver Wings 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 entertainment. 

            Sponsors are currently being sought for this 2015 event.  There are several levels with a variety of valuable benefits and publicity exposure.  Send an email to if you would like to know more.

            Exhibitor spaces are now open to vendors and Chamber members who would like to have an exhibit.

View details about the 2015 event on this year's Exhibitor Application form.

Check back soon for an updated list of vendors.



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 19 - "Wake up, Washington County!" Networking Breakfast hosted by Whataburger - 7:45am

May 21 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Blinn Foundation, Texas Commercial Waste and Brenham Wholesale - 5-7pm

June 17 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Baylor Scott & White - 5-7pm PHOTOS

June 18 - YPO Happy Hour - Texas Star Winery - 5-7pm

July 16 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Appel Ford - 5-7pm PHOTOS

July 23 - YPO Happy Hour - Saddlehorn Winery - 5-7pm

August 6 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Leftovers Antiques - 5-7pm  PHOTOS

August 11 - "Wake Up, Washington County!" Networking Breakfast hosted by Chappell Hill Bakery and Deli - 7:45am PHOTOS

August 20 - YPO Happy Hour - Stone Cellar - 5-7pm

September 17 - YPO Happy Hour - Rockin' Star Ranch - 5-7pm

September 24 - "Business After Hours" hostedy by RE/MAX - 5-7pm

October 15 - YPO Happy Hour - Home Sweet Farm - 5-7pm

October 22 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham Clinic - 5-7pm

November 12 - "Business After Hours" hosted by NOV Elmar Artex - 5-7pm

November 19 - YPO Happy Hour - Camp For All - 5-7pm

December 3 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Heritage Texas Country Properties and Design II Catering - 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!