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Information compiled by the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce Staff or member submitted unless otherwise noted/Design by the Brownwood Bulletin/ over 7,000 copied printed and distributed.

Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce 600 E. Depot PO Box 880 Brownwood, TX 76804

June 8, 2012 Volume 7, Issue 6

Your June 2012 Monthly Chamber Newsletter

Inside This Issue Page 2 • Chamber Luncheon • Chamber App Page 3 • Rodeo Time Page 4 • Ribbon Cuttings • New Members Page 5 • Rodeo Events Page 6 • 4th of July • Workshop Page 7 • Annie Get Your Gun Page 8 • Brownwood Store Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Phone: (325) 646-9535 Fax (325) 643-6686 membership

Check out our up coming events on page 6

Brownwood Juneteenth

Celebration June 15 & 16 The annual Brownwood Juneteenth Celebration is right around the corner and organizers are planning a full weekend of activities, live music, games, and fun. Activities and events such as a softball tournament, Kiddie Korner, concessions, live music and more will be featured on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 at Cecil Holman Park (1100 Friday June 15th,  6:00pm to Midnight • 3:00pm ----Co-Ed Softball Tournament “Double Elimination” (1st game to be played at 3) Contact: Walt Williams @ 325-642-6606 to enter a team • 6:00pm - 12:00am --- Concession booths, Kiddie Korner, Cards & Dominoes (under the pavilion) and DJ “Slick” will start. Saturday June 16th, 9am to Midnight • 9:00am Concessions open • TBA - Co-Ed Softball Championship Game

Hall Street) and the Bennie Houston Community Center (505 Cordell). The highlight Saturday evening will be a free live performance by the Rob Holbert Band in the Bennie Houston Community Center from 8pm to midnight. For more information, visit Full schedule of events below. •Cards & Dominoes • 12:00pm Kiddie Korner opens • Music in the park with DJ “Slick” in the park until midnight. • 12:00pm - to 1:00pm Free Hotdogs for KIDS only. • 2:00pm  Wii Scavenger Hunt • 4:00pm Free Watermelon for KIDS only  • 6:00pm  Line Dance Marathon  Youth, Teens & Adult categories.  (prize awarded for winners) • 8:00pm - 12:00am “Rob Holbert Band” performs in the Bennie Houston Community Center.

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Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce goes mobile with MyChamberApp

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce is now providing a mobile app (MyChamberApp) that helps consumers find discounts, events, and services offered by chamber of commerce members. MyChambeApp provides maps, locations, phone numbers, websites, images, and even videos to help consumers make a shopping decision. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry users for free The Brownwood Chamber is one of the early adopters of this mobile

technology and looks to provide better service to its members and community. How To Download MyChamberApp How To Download MyChamberApp How To Download MyChamberApp “Through MyChamberApp, Apple Products – iPhone, iPod, iTunes Apple Products – iPad, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple Products – iTunes iPhone, iPad, iPod, i we look to serve our Open the app the storeapp store Open community and conSearch Search For: “MyChamberApp” Open the app store For: “MyChamberApp” tinue to help stimuSelect MyChamberApp Select MyChamberApp Search For: “MyChamberApp” late local commerce Download Download while supporting our Select MyChamberApp ProductsProducts – members,” said the AndroidAndroid – Go to Google from your from phone Go to Marketplace Google Download Marketplace your phone chamber’s Director Search Search for "MyChamberApp" for "MyChamberApp" of Member Services Press Install Press Install Missi Malone. “Our Android Products – new app will be use- BlackBerry / Rim Products – BlackBerry / Rim Products – to Google Marketplace from ful to local residence Go to BlackBerry App Go World from your from Phone Go to BlackBerry App World your Phone as well as visitors.” Search Search For "MyChamberApp" For "MyChamberApp" Search for "MyChamberApp" Press Install To find out more, contact the Press Install Press Install Allow permissions Allow permissions Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535 or visit for downBlackBerry / Rim Products – load information.

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Chamber Luncheon Features Regional Economic Development Sponsored by Bruner Auto Group

The Chamber’s Monthly Luncheon will be Friday, June 15 at the Brownwood Country Club from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. The luncheon, which is open to members and guests, will feature an interesting program and will also include door prizes, introduction of new members and the new “Aces Wild” Cash Drawing—which features a guaranteed winner each month. This month’s luncheon is sponsored

by Bruner Auto Group. Door prizes will be provided by these members: Dazzling Divas, AT & T, American State Bank and Trees Forever Nursery. The cost of the luncheon is $12 per person to be paid at the door. Anyone interested in attending the luncheon is urged to RSVP to the Chamber by calling 325-646-9535. You can also register online on the Chamber’s website: www.

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Jerry Pittman

named Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal

The Brown County Fair Association announced Wednesday that Jerry Pittman will be this year’s Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal. Pittman’s involvement with the Brown County Youth Fair and Fair Association spans the decades beginning in the 1950’s when he showed animals in the fair. In 1980, he began serving in many capacities including working in the concession stand during Youth Fair and serving on the Fair Association Board, being elected president in 1995 and 1996. During his term as president in 1995, Jerry was instrumental in getting the Home Economics building constructed. Mr. Pittman’s involvement within Brown County also includes the May Rodeo Association; as a working member and having served as president. He has served on the Zephyr Water Board and Brown County Appraisal Board. Pittman was involved in little league baseball for many years as a coach, president of the association and then as a fan for his son’s baseball team. Jerry Pittman was born and raised in Brown County and is the son of the late R.V. and Alene Pittman of Owens, Texas. Jerry was one of four boys who also reside in Brown County – Wayne of May, Texas and Randy and Rick of Owens, Texas. He and his wife Rosanne have been married since 1960 and had four children, Sheryl of Brownwood and Debra of Owens, as well as Jerry Anne and Dustin, both deceased. They also have two grandsons, Derrick Stephenson and fiancé Melissa Sellards, and Cooper Stephenson and wife Vicki of

Ft. Worth. The Pittmans have four great grandsons, Chayden and Cutter Stephenson of Abilene, and Dylan and Rylan Stephenson of Ft. Worth with another baby on the way. Jerry attended Owens school and graduated from May High School in 1958. He then continued his education at Howard Payne College. After 27 years, Jerry retired in 1988 from West Texas Printing Company then retired again in 2005 after

17 years with the 3M Company. Pittman is a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The 49th Annual Brown County Rodeo Parade will take place on Saturday, June 9th at 10am in Downtown Brownwood. Entry forms for the parade are available at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce or online at

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Brown County Fair Association Celebrates Chamber Membership

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 22rd for the Brown County Fair Association to welcome them as new chamber members. The Brown County Fair Association was established in 1942 and supports the youth in Brown County with the Brown County Youth Fair and the Brown County Rodeo and Dance. The 49th Annual Brown County Rodeo will take place June 7 - 9. Eleven of Brown County Fair Association’s thirty Board Of Directors were present for the ribbon cutting along with Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors.

BCFA board members (in blue shirts) pictured include -Barbara Stewart – BCFA Board Member, Tracy Chambers – BCFA Board Member, Brent Moseley – Rodeo Chair, Casey Barker - BCFA Board Member, David Goodwin – BCFA President & Board Member, Mike Smith - BCFA Board Member, Jerry Pittman – BCFA Board Member, Lynn Tieman - BCFA Board Member, Terry Edgar - BCFA Vice-President & Board Member, Gayland Miller - BCFA Board Member, Anna Hernandez - BCFA Secretary & Board Member, Guy Glasscock - BCFA Board Member, Not Pictured - Janet Ogden - BCFA Treasurer & Board Member.

Brownwood Area Chamber Welcomes Woodmen of the World

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 8th for one of their newest members, Woodmen of the World. Woodmen of the World has been offering Life Insurance, annuities, health insurance and other financial tools since 1890. They offer a variety of insurance solutions and a free needs analysis. Contact them at 325-642-6463 or visit online at Pictured above are Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and local Woodmen of the World representatives at the ribbon cutting. Pictured from left to right - Ray Garza, Tina Tobien, Bobbie Shawn New, Daniel Hutson, Donnie Lappe, Blake Holleman, Angel Walker, Mark Dumas, Missi Malone, Ronnie Lappe, Joyce Coffey, Lorin Wolf, and Donna Wilhelm.

Republican Party Celebrates New Headquarters

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Republican Party of Brown County on Wednesday, May 9th. The party recently opened their new Brown County Republican headquarters located at 600 Main Street in Brownwood. The Primary Election is set for Tuesday, May 29th and early voting is now underway. All Brown County registered voters are encouraged to cast their ballots in this election. Pictured above are Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors along with Brown County Republican Party members.

Welcome New Members

Trump Construction – Trump Construction is owned and operated by Adam Trump and is based in Brownwood. Adam has years of experience in various types of construction and offers superior service, quality work and fair prices. For more information on how Trump Construction can help you with your next project from a simple remodel to building your dream home, call Adam at (325) 998-1733. Caring Family Network - Caring Family Network is a foster care and adoption agency licensed by the State of Texas. Since 1992 CFN has provided loving, nurturing and healing homes to abused and neglected children of Central Texas

by partnering with foster parents throughout the state. Through extraordinary work, dedication, and commitment by our licensed foster parents and experienced treatment teams, we provide therapeutic services to over 600 abused and neglected children annually. If you are called to care for children from difficult situations, ready to be part of one of the most unique, exciting and meaningful experiences in life, ready to be challenged, changed, and charged with an awesome privilege and responsibility. Please come join us on our never-ending journey to transform, heal, connect, and empower children to become all that they can be through the magic, power and grace of human relationships. For more information please call (325) 646-3222 or visit their website,

A Special THANK YOU to the following businesses that renewed their Membership in the month of May. We greatly appreciate your continued support of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the Brownwood Community! Beds & More • Burns Ranch CARE Nursing & Rehabilitation Coca-Cola Bottling Company Day Stone • F & M Bank Heart of Texas Internal Medicine • Lemons Bar-B-Q Mary Kay Cosmetics – Laura Lacey Johnson Progressive Insurance • Race Day Events South Hampton Homes • Starr Sales Sue’s Backyard • Superior Essex TXIW Company • Walgreens West Texas Rehabilitation Center

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upcoming events June

please check out our website: for any scheduled 4th of july activities and celebrations

“Starting a Small Business Workshop” Coming June 28

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center will hold a free “Starting a Small Business Workshop” on June 28th. This one-hour workshop presented by Randy Thomas of the Small Business Development Center will outline how to start a small business. This interactive one-hour workshop will help prospective entrepreneurs start down the path to successful business ownership. They will

learn: • About financing options; • About laws and regulations for starting a business; • About the business plan writing process; • Accessing local, state and federal resources; and • Where you can get free, one-on-one help to get started An opportunity for networking will begin at 11:30am and the free

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workshop will take place from noon - 1pm in the Bertrand Technology Solutions Meeting Room inside the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce offices located at 600 E Depot. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch and enjoy an informative workshop as a starting point for opening a new business. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Call 325-646-9535 to pre-register or visit

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8 Art Association Photo Show Brownwood Art Center Christian Comedian John Branyan 8 Victory Life Church 7-9 Brown County Rodeo Brown County Fair Grounds 9 Brown County Rodeo Parade Downtown Brownwood Brown County Rodeo Dance 9 Brownwood Coliseum 11 Family Services Center Golf Challenge The Hideout at Feather Bay 13 Strength & Sports Performance Series Fitness Evolution 13 Wakeup Wednesday Brownwood Chamber Board Room 15-16 Juneteenth Celebration Cecil Holman Park and Bennie Houston Center 15-16 The Lyric Summer Camp presents “A Mid Summer Night’s Christmas” HPU Theatre Chamber Monthly Luncheon 15 Brownwood Country Club 16 Family Outdoor Expo Riverside Park 20 Brady Health Care Systems Brownwood Branch Open House 3657 Hwy 377S 21 Business After Hours Staples 21-24 Lyric Performing Arts Company presents “Annie Get Your Gun” Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center BHS 28 “Starting a Small Business” Workshop Chamber Boardroom 28-1 Lyric Performing Arts Company presents “Annie Get Your Gun” Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center BHS



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Building Partnerships for a better Community Aaron’s Sales & Lease Ownership 219 Early Blvd. Early, TX 76802 (325) 646-8023 Accu Screen 2201 Coggin Avenue Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 646-7828 Blaylock Funeral Home 1914 Indian Creek Road Brownwood, TX 769801 (325) 203-4027 Brownwood Bulletin 700 Carnegie Brownwood (325) 646-2541

Camelot Apartments 2001 Slayden Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 643-4591 Depot Liquor 1001 Vine Brownwood, TX 76801 646-3500 Southside Village 2801 4th St. Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 646-1749

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Chamber to Welcome New Members at Wake up Wednesday

Each quarter the Brownwood Area Chamber hosts a “Wake up Wednesday” to welcome New Members to the Chamber and to give members and future members the opportunity to network over a hot breakfast and coffee. The first quarter “Wake up

Ray Garza TexasBank Brian Kight TSTC Debbie Morelock Star of Texas Bed & Breakfast David Robnett Robnett Insurance Richard Russell Wal-mart Josh Stegemoller Stegemoller Realtors Sam Waldrop Waldrop Construction Steve Weckwerth Subway

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Come see all of store our the brownwood Specializes in gifts for: new Texas items! • The Texan who has moved away • The “new Texan” • The visitor to Texas • The wan-a-be Texan

BROWNWOOD Huge selection of t-shirts, caps, dirt shirts, handpainted wine glasses, magnets, mugs, history and reference books, throws, postcards, Monopoly, lions and collectable ornaments & coffees TEXAS books on history, Indians, travel, birding, trails, gardening, cowboys, cookbooks, and children’s books. Dublin Dr Pepper products, wild berry jellies, hot sauce, dips, candles, road kill candles, Texas wildflower books, soaps, lotions and crosses HARVEY HOUSE and Fred Harvey books, t-shirts and memorabilia

Stop in today for a Texas Friendly experience! Hours are 8-5 Monday-Thursday • 8-4 Fridays

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600 East Depot inside the Chamber of Commerce Mon.-Thurs. 8am-5pm Fri. 8am-4pm 646-9535 •

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Chamber Staff Laura Terhune, Executive Director Sunni Modawell, Tourism Manager Ray Tipton, Marketing Manager Missi Malone, Membership Director Martha Faetche, Receptionist; Visitor Center & Brownwood Store Manager Dawn Norway – Office Manager

opportunity to share a little about their respective businesses. The event is FREE for Chamber members and $25 for non-members; please call Missi Malone at 325-646-9535 to register or sign up online at www.


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Brownwood Chamber Newsletter June 2012  

The June 2012 monthly newsletter for the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce