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!!
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.
Schedule for 2020:
January 16 - Connect After 5 - Bank of Brenham - 5-7pm PHOTOS
February 13 - Wake Up, Washington County! Networking Breakfast - Brenham Memorial Chapel - 7:45am PHOTOS
February 20 - Connect After 5 - RE/MAX Bluebonnet Properties - 5-7pm PHOTOS
July 30 - Connect After 5 - Appel Ford - 5-7pm PHOTOS
September 24 - Connect After 5 - Hodde Real Estate - 5-7pm PHOTOS
October 29- Connect After 5 - Tres Chic - 5-7pm PHOTOS
November 19 - Connect After 5 - Independence Coffee, Flamingo Ranch, Ruby Salon - 5-7pm
December - Connect After 5 - TBD
Schedule for 2019:
January 17 - Connect After 5 - Bank of Brenham - 5-7pm PHOTOS
February 14 - Wake Up, Washington County! Networking Breakfast - Brenham Memorial Chapel - 7:45am PHOTOS
February 26 - Connect After 5 - Brenham Education Foundation at Ant Street Inn - 5-7pm PHOTOS
March 21 - Connect After 5 - Brenham Nursing and Rehab - 5-7pm PHOTOS
April 4 - Connect After 5 - Brenham National Bank - 5-7pm PHOTOS
May 9 - Wake Up, Washington County! Networking Breakfast - Padgett Hearing at Margaret E. Blizzard Sr. Act. Center PHOTOS
May 23 - Connect After 5 - Blinn College Foundation - 5-7pm PHOTOS
June 27 - Connect After 5- Coldwell Banker Properties Unlimited - 5-7pm PHOTOS
July 18 - Connect After 5 - Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - 5-7pm PHOTOS
August 6 - Wake Up, Washington County! Networking Breakfast - Texas Farm Credit - 7:45am PHOTOS
August 8 - Connect After 5 - RE/MAX Advantage - 5-7pm PHOTOS
September 5 - Connect After 5 - CHI St. Joseph - 5-7pm PHOTOS
October 24 - Connect After 5 - Baylor Scott & White - The Brenham Clinic - 5-7pm PHOTOS
November 7 - Wake Up, Washington County! Networking Breakfast - BSSLC - 7:45am PHOTOS
November 14 - Connect After 5 - Kruse Village - 5-7pm PHOTOS
December 5 - Connect After 5 - Heritage Texas Country Properties - 5-7pm PHOTOS
All members receive invitations or email notices, approximately 2-4 weeks prior to each date. For more information at any time, please call or email us!
Tailgate 2020 - Tailgate to You!
Your Chamber “spirit squad” will bring Tailgate to YOU! Review this packet to learn about how you and your business can be part of the community spirit and fun! The more participation, the more we can flood social media with positive messages about Washington County businesses! The Chamber spirit squad will follow CDC recommendations as the health and safety of our community is our number 1 priority! We want businesses in Washington County to stay open, so your Chamber Spirit Squad will be mindful of your health safety plans and needs. Call us to reserve your Tailgate to You package, and delivery time. Your Chamber “spirit squad” will deliver Tailgate to You August 24 – 28 and August 31 – September 4. Game Day sponsors will get priority selection for delivery.
In addition to Tailgate to You, your Chamber team is encouraging ALL businesses to decorate their store or business front with spirited decorations supporting our community’s area schools. Be creative as there will be a contest if you wish to participate. Be sure to call the Chamber office to add your business to the list, and we will make sure the judges include you! We also encourage residents to participate in the spirit decoration contest. There will be a separate category for residential entries. The judging will begin the week of August 24th and the winners will be announced Friday, September 4th.
Remember, the goal of this is to promote positive community spirit while supporting our educators and students as they return to school! Washington County continues to be a great place to call home, so let’s show our community spirit and rally for your team to have a great start to the school year!
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Chamber & EDF Annual Banquet
January 28, 2020
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.
The 2020 Annual Banquet will be held Tuesday, January 28 at Brenham Fireman's Training Center. The featured speaker will be Brenham native Jon Peters. Tickets and tables on sale in January.
Small Business Forum
A high-impact half-day for business owners, managers and civic leaders.
Administrative Professionals and Bosses Appreciation Luncheon
Friday, October 9, 2020
To say “thank you” to the hard-working people who are often behind the scenes in local businesses, this 6th annual luncheon will provide a great opportunity for employers to reward their key staff. Held in the Banquet Room at Blinn College.