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

July 9, 2010 Volume 5, Issue 7

Your July 2010 Monthly Chamber Newsletter I NSIDE T HIS I SSUE PAGE 2 • “Annie” • Light up the Lyric PAGE 3 • Christmas is coming! • Business Showcase PAGE 4 • Ribbon Cuttings PAGE 5 • Cushman Rides • New Members PAGE 6 • Leadership Brownwood PAGE 7 • “On the Road” PAGE 8 • Maximize Your Membership

Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Phone: (325) 646-9535 Fax (325) 643-6686 membership @brownwoodchamber.org

Check out our up coming events on Page 6.

Brownwood Santa Fe Depot Will Celebrate 100 Years of Operation on August 6, 2010 On August 6th, 1910, the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway opened the newly completed Brownwood depot with little pomp and circumstance. After months of delays, the construction of the depot had finally been completed, and instead of waiting a further delay to hold the planned Open House, the depot opened its doors for the traveling public and people of Brownwood. A reception was held Friday night instead of the planned grand Open House. The people of Brownwood at the turn of the 19th to 20th Century had been begging for a better depot, fitting the “thousands of dollars of business” brought to the Santa Fe from Brownwood. After years of delays, the Santa Fe had hired Jarvis Hunt to design three depots in Texas – the Union Station in Dallas, and the two depots in Temple and Brownwood. In addition, he designed new Fred Harvey Houses for Temple and Brownwood as well.

Harvey House and Santa Fe Depot, Brownwood, TX circa 1920s

Jarvis Hunt was a famous Chicago architect who had designed many depots all along the Santa Fe Railway lines. The depot in Temple was designed a little larger and fancier, as Temple was the Division Headquarters for the Southern Division. The Union Station in Dallas is the grandest depot in the state of Texas due to the size of the City and number of railroads that used the union station. Jarvis Hunt designed both the Temple and Brownwood Depots in the “Prairie/Beaux Arts” style. “Prairie” style architecture stresses horizontal lines, with windows that have

multiple panes of glass in the upper half and one single pane of glass in the lower half of all the windows. The “Beaux Arts” architecture features high arched windows all across the outside facades of the street and track sides of the building, with light pouring into a grand waiting room inside. Brownwood’s Fred Harvey House is the only Harvey House in Texas built to Jarvis Hunt design. The one designed for Temple was never built, and its old 1896 Harvey House served Temple until it closed in the 1930’s. That makes Brownwood’s Harvey House unique in the state. In addition, the

restoration of both buildings was of such quality that the original wall decorations in the Harvey House were also restored. A series of articles will be featured in the Chamber Connection continuing the development of the Brownwood Depot and Fred Harvey House. And on Friday, August 6th, 2010, a 100th Birthday Reception is planned at the Depot with a special historic exhibit by the Lehnis Railroad Museum. The reception will be come and go from 10am - 2pm with refreshments and a city proclamation at 11am. Put the 6th on your calendar for this special event!


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Lyric Performing Arts Company Presents “Annie” The Lyric Performing Arts Company presents the musical “Annie” as its annual community musical for 2010. “Annie” is a musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie,” with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The musical's songs "Tomorrow" and "It's the HardKnock Life" are its more popular pieces. The Lyric’s production of “Annie” is directed by Nancy Jo Humfeld. Tickets cost $10 each and will be available at the door or in advance at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce office at 600 E. Depot or online at BrownwoodLyricTheatre.com. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by calling 325-998-2801. “Annie” will be performed at the Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center at Brownwood High School.

Find Downtown Brownwood on Facebook Downtown Brownwood now has a presence on Facebook. Get the latest news, events, and happenings for Downtown Brownwood just by clicking their “Like” button on Facebook. As an added feature, the Downtown Brownwood Facebook page will offer a look into the history of downtown with the “Then & Now” campaign. See photos of buildings and businesses downtown from the past with a comparison photos of how it looks today. It will be a great look back that will offer surprises and fun. Visit www.Facebook.com/downtownbrownwood for your access to this great information.

Show dates and times are as follows: Thursday

July 15th

7:30pm

Friday

July 16th

7:30pm

Saturday

July 17th

2:30pm

Saturday

July 17th

7:30pm

Sunday

July 18th

2:30pm

Thursday

July 22nd

7:30pm

Friday

July 23rd

2:30pm

Friday

July 23rd

7:30pm

Saturday

July 24th

7:30pm

Sunday

July 25th

2:30pm

Lyric to Celebrate Lighting of the Sign The restoration of the Lyric Theatre in Downtown Brownwood will reach a milestone in July, and organizers of the project are throwing a huge party to celebrate the occasion. Renovation of the exterior lobby area is going to be completed at the Lyric in mid-July, and the new theatre sign that was installed in April will be lit for the first time. To commemorate the occasion, the Lyric board is throwing a huge street party in Downtown Brownwood on July 20th. The event will feature live music and a street dance on Center Avenue near the Lyric Theatre. Vintage films will be shown outside for all to see and spectators can enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, and fun.

Performers from this year’s Lyric Performing Arts Company’s annual musical will do a scene from “Annie” on the street during the event. The evening will be topped off as 4th grade students will get to flip the switch on the Lyric sign that will light up Downtown Brownwood for years to come. The students were chosen through an essay contest where they wrote about how important the Lyric Theatre is to Brownwood. Those in attendance who want to help further the renovation of the Lyric Theatre can receive an exclusive commemorative t-shirt for a minimum donation during the event. The money will help pay for the final phase of renovation of the

theatre and complete the last $500,000 needed in the $1.5 million capital campaign. The “Light the Sign Street Party” will take place on July 20th from 6pm until dark.


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16th Annual Business Showcase…Filling up FAST! It’s July and fall is quickly approaching as is the 16th Annual Business Showcase! The Business Showcase will be held on Thursday, September 9th at the Brownwood Coliseum from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. With grand prizes, door prizes, a variety of delicious food, and lots of booth prizes, we’ll have another large crowd, so order now to ensure you have plenty of handouts for your company. Local residents will enjoy the

chance to see the variety of products and services available in Brownwood. The one-day show will also allow businesses the opportunity to meet, showcase and network with other business people. Trade shows are an effective way to reach your target customers. Another successful part of the Showcase is the returning “Taste of Brownwood.” Restaurant Row will open at 4:00 when our restaurants will serve up samples of their most popular

dishes until the show closes at 6:00. Radio ads are being planned, and the September Chamber Newsletter, produced and distributed by the Brownwood Bulletin, will be devoted entirely to the Showcase and delivered to all subscribers the Saturday before the event. All exhibitors will be listed with a diagram of the coliseum for attendees to find the booths. Event and Gold Sponsors will receive featured articles Silver Sponsors will have

a short article and all exhibitors will be listed in the newsletter. The spaces are filling up fast as are the sponsor spots, so get your registration in TODAY! Early-bird registrants and sponsors will have first choice on booth location. With all the publicity and word-of-mouth this event will be the “place to be” on September 9th! Contact Missi Malone to make your reservation, 646-9535 or by email at membership@brownwoodchamber.org.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game The girls are back in town!! Or at least they will be July 15th thru the 18th. The Texas Teen Age Softball High School Eligible Girls will have their State Championship in Brownwood again this year. These girls love the game and love coming to our community. Vice President of the Brownwood Softball Association, Marcus Sanders, along with several others are working very hard to make this Championship tournament the best Brownwood has ever hosted. There will be at least thirteen teams, along with coaches, parents, siblings, grandparents, etc, etc, etc, visiting us and I encourage all of you to do what we do best and make them feel welcome as Brownwood has earned quite the reputation for making folks feel at home. Everyone is invited to come out and watch a game or several, chat with our guests and have a great time. Games will be held at the Camp Bowie Sports Complex and the Brownwood High School field.

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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the... Wait a minute! Christmas in July?! Yes, even though it’s July, the Chamber is starting to gear up for planning and organizing this years Christmas under the Stars Holiday Festival. Do you want to be part of a memorable event that will continue to grow in our great town? Do you have a passion for success? Do you like to volunteer your time and efforts to a project that you can feel good about? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Chamber wants and needs you. Bring your ideas and creativity to the planning meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 18th at 3:00 pm in the Chamber board

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room. This year, we will be adding other components to the festival such as craft vendors and a bar-b-que cook-off to name a few. If you are a crafter or artisan who would like to have a booth, please contact the Chamber for a vendor registration form. The fee for booth spaces other than non-profit organizations is $50. The Chamber phone number is 325.646.9235. If you would like to be involved but cannot make the meeting, please email your name, phone number and areas of interest to: bizmanager@brownwoodchamber.org

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McDonald’s Holds Grand Opening of New Store The all new McDonald’s restaurant held a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, June 17th to commemorate the opening of their new building. The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Ambassadors, employees, customers, and Ronald McDonald himself were all on hand for the celebration. The new building, located at 204 E. Commerce, features an updated look, enclosed playground area, and dual drive-thru lanes, televisions, touch screen games, and much more. The new restaurant has been packed with customers since it opened for business last week. The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting during the event which was attended by the Chamber Ambassadors and members, Owner/Operator Eric Wilson, and Ronald McDonald with his friends. Wilson said that the opening of the store was one of the biggest in the region.

Early Blooms & Things Celebrate New Ownership and Membership with a Ribbon Cutting The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Early Blooms and Things as one of its newest members with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. New owners Harlen and Lori Hohertz are excited to offer the Brownwood area a place to meet all flower, gift and wedding/party rental needs. They offer great floral arrangements & gifts for any occasion. They also now offer a full line of wedding and party rentals including bounce houses. There are located at 504 Early Blvd with store hours of Monday – Friday 9am5:30pm and Saturday from 9am-1pm. Visit them online at www.earlybloomsandthings.com or call them at 325-641-1803 for more information.

City of Brownwood & Brownwood Area Chamber Celebrate New Senior Center The City of Brownwood and the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday June 23rd for the city’s new Senior Citizen Center located on 110 Greenleaf. City officials, Chamber members, and area residents were on hand at the event to take a look at the newly renovated building. Cynthia Jackson, Director of the Senior Citizens Center, offered guided tours of the facility and showed off its many great amenities.The center offers a recreation room, which has tables for cards, dominos, and bridge; an area with public access computers; a reading area; a pool table; fresh new roomy bathrooms; and a crisp clean dining area that seats 115. If there are more people attending meals, the recreation room can be utilized when necessary and seats an additional 68 people, making maximum seating 183. Lunches are served at noon each day for a suggested donation of only $2 to people 60-years-old and older. Guests of seniors under 60 can also dine for a nominal price of $3.25. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Brownwood Chamber Welcomes Nathana’s as its Newest Member The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 24th to welcome its newest member, Nathana’s Tanning and Hair Studio. Nathana’s is located at 106 S. Broadway in downtown Brownwood and has been serving this area since 1990. It was purchased by Tonya and Bill Lindeman in 2008 and offers tanning, a hair and nail salon as well as select f ashion items including Reef & Yellow Box. Their store hours are Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. See them online at www.nathanas.com or contact them at 325-641-2145


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Scooting Around Brownwood The 28th Annual Texas Cushman Club State Meet along with the Mustang Motorcycle Club of America’s National Meet recently came to Brownwood to show off their variety of unique vehicles. Over 200 Classic Cushman Scooters which were manufactured from 1937-1965 and Vintage Mustang motorcycles made during 1946-1965 were on display and open to the public for viewing with free admission. The Texas Cushman Club is a family-oriented organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Cushman motor scooters. The Club has members all over the state of Texas as well as fifteen other states. Members get together for social events, to take in the scenery on rides through the countryside, to help other members work on scooters and just to have fun. An interest in Cushman scooters is all that is needed to become a member of the Texas Cushman Club. The annual state meet for the Club is always held on a summer weekend at different locations around the state. Members gather for three days of swapping parts, riding scooters, scooter competitions, scooter games, an annual business meeting, a banquet, and plenty of fun. Roy Stanley, President of the Cushman Club, said that the Brownwood meet was a great success and all of the club members enjoyed being in Brownwood. They are looking to bring the meet back to Brownwood again in the future.

NEW MEMBERS: Best Med, Inc. – Founded in 1995, Best Med, Inc. is a closed door pharmacy that serves Nursing Homes, Jails and other institutions with prescription medications. Institutions interested in this service may contact Linda Henderson at 325-646-9414 for more information. Fluid Logistics – Fluid Logistics is a contracted courier service founded in 2004 to deliver medications for the Best Med, Inc. organization. This is a private courier service and is not open to be contracted by outside businesses. Charlie’s Appliance – The Brownwood Chamber of Commerce welcomes Charlie’s Appliance as one of its newest members. Charlie and his son Daniel began working in the appliance industry in 1974, moving to Brownwood in 1980. Charlie’s Appliance can help with the repair and servicing of all appliance brands and models. With over 36 years experience working with various appliances, Charlie and

Daniel are willing to give advice for those do it yourselfers and offer parts for all brands and models as well. For more information on how Charlie’s Appliance can help you, stop by the store on 509 W. Baker Street, Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon or give them a call at 325-646-8580. McCluskey & Associates – The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Luann McCluskey & Associates. Luann has over 11 years experience in the real estate industry and in October of 2009 opened her own real estate brokerage in Brownwood. Luann is a member of the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS®, the Brownwood Board of REALTORS®, and our local MLS Service (Multiple Listing Service). McCluskey & Associates are available to help with all your real estate needs including residential, farm and ranch, lake property, commer-

cial, relocation, and 1031 tax exchange. For more information stop by the office located at 600 Fisk Avenue, log on to www.brownwoodproperties.com or call 325643-3200. Down To Earth – The Brownwood Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome the newest business in Brownwood to its membership! Down to Earth is a “mini” spa that offers various types of massages designed to heal your soul and body. Down to Earth is owned and operated by Leann Donham, a practicing licensed massage therapist since 2007. For more information stop by 2900 Coggin Avenue, Suite B and meet Leann, give her a call 325643-9569 or visit www.downtoearth-destress.com. F & M Bank – The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Farmers and Merchants Bank to the Brownwood/Early area. Lance Donathan, president of the

Brownwood/Early Banking Center and his staff are eager to provide their friendly, quality financial services. So stop by and see the beautiful new banking facility located at 118 Early Blvd. Log on to www.fmbank-tx.com or give them a call at 325-646-4000 for more information about the how they can serve you! Wholesale Payments – Wholesale Payments is a full service credit card processing acquirer and Electronic Transaction Company working to meet the point of sale needs of retail stores, restaurants, lodging facilities, and many more! They offer small and large businesses an easy alternative to processing credit as well as check cashing and other financial services with POS systems, Gift Card and Credit Card terminals. They also provide cash advance, ATM, check cashing, and online financial transaction services in the Brownwood Area. For more information visit www.lcwe.net or call John Hodges at (806) 698-0625.


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UPCOMING EVENTS

LEADERSHIP BROWNWOOD Registration Announced Registration has begun for this year’s class of LEADERSHIP BROWNWOOD. Participation is limited to 20 individuals who must own, manage or work for a current Chamber Member business. The class will kick off the year with an all-day retreat on Thursday, September 2 from 9 AM to 3 PM. Graduation will occur during the Chamber’s Monthly Luncheon in May. Following the September retreat, the LEADERSHIP BROWNWOOD class will tour facilities and enjoy local experts presenting a different topic each month about the Brownwood area such as: • History & Tourism in Brown County • Medical, Mental & Physical Health • Local, State and Federal Government • Economic Development & Manufacturing • Education in Brown County • Human and Social Services • Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice The program is coordinated by the Chamber’s CEO, Laura Terhune (LB Class of 2007). According to Terhune, “The leadership program is not really designed to MAKE you a leader—we assume you ARE already a leader to some extent.” She continued, “This program is designed to make you a BETTER and more INFORMED leader through a series of half-day sessions in which you learn about the community in which you live and/or work.” The LEADERSHIP BROWNWOOD program has been coordinated by the Chamber for approximately 20 years— resulting in hundreds of graduates from all sectors of the

community. Terhune stated, “I am particularly proud of this program because the participants always show a high level of interest in each session and ask straight-forward, thought-provoking questions.” Terhune added, “Although there is an attendance requirement, we offer suggestions and opportunities for make-ups of missed sessions to accommodate the busy schedules of the participants. If there are extenuating circumstances, we allow participants to drop out and finish the program the following year, if they choose to do that.” There has been discussion of starting a LEADERSHIP BROWNWOOD Alumni Association, and Dr. Don Bostic (LB Class of 2010 and Chamber Board Member) has offered to lead the effort in identifying graduates and in gathering their updated information. Once organized, the alumni could enjoy a festive reception with the new class in the fall, celebrate the graduation in May and possibly name an Alumnus of the Year. Alumni who are interested in helping Bostic and Terhune with such an organization are encouraged to contact the Chamber. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, August 1 and the cost is $395 per person. Registration is not complete until the signed application has been returned. This fee covers the cost of the retreat, any class materials, lunch or snacks and beverages for each session and a graduation award. Participants may register for the class through the Chamber’s online Events Calendar (“September 2— LEADERSHIP BROWNWOOD”). For more information, contact the Chamber at 325-646-9535 or email director@brownwoodchamber.org.

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Community Musical “Annie” Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center TTAS High School Eligible State Championship Camp Bowie Ball Fields Family Camp Lake Brownwood Bits, Bytes and Bots Camp Texas 4H Center KTAB “On the Road” Community Musical “Annie” Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center

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Depot 100th Birthday Reception Brownwood High School Classes of 47-50 Reunion Brownwood Country Club Learn to Love for Life Family Services Center Twogether in Texas Family Services Center Chamber Monthly Luncheon Brownwood Country Club Cow Pasture Xtreme Golf & Sporting Clays Wilson Ranches

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Chamber Directory Now Available! The 2010-2011 Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory and Community Guide is now available. It is a quick reference book for finding information about businesses, area schools, attractions, and annual events. Stop by the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 600 E. Depot and pick up your free copy. Directory & Membership uide 2010-11 Community G

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Leadership Brownwood Retreat Business Showcase Brownwood Coliseum St. John’s Arts & Crafts Fair St. John’s Church Brownwood Reunion Celebration Downtown Brownwood Chamber Monthly Luncheon Brownwood Country Club Texas Bass Couples Mountain View Lodge and Marina

First Saturday of Every Month is Family Day at the Lehnis Railroad Museum


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“On the Road” to Brownwood No need to sit back and simply watch the news. KTAB-TV is offering the opportunity to experience it in person, plus a whole lot more. On July 22nd, KTAB News will take its 5pm, 6pm, and 10pm newscasts "On the Road". Bob Bartlett, Lane Stone, Sam Nichols, and David Robinett will be broadcasting live from the Margaret and Stuart Coleman Plaza near the Depot. During the show, KTAB will highlight unique aspects and interesting stories about Brownwood. The event will give residents the chance to meet their favourite KTAB personality in person. The KTAB “On the Road” newscast is just the beginning. KTAB will also be providing free food (hot dogs and soda), live music, entertainment, games, prizes, pony rides, inflatable attractions, and much more. Food will be served beginning at 4:30pm, and the festivities will conclude after the 10pm newscast. Country-rock star Zach Harmon will be the headliner, beginning his performance at 9pm. Local acts from Brownwood will perform around 7pm. There will be a variety of entertainment for both kids and adults. Art projects, face tattoos, obstacle course, jump house, autographs, pictures with KTAB personalities, karaoke, an “Amazing Race” game, a “Survivor” game, a “Wheel of Fortune” game, a “Let’s Make a Deal” game, and much more. KTAB will also be visiting the Big Country towns of Albany, Eastland, Sweetwater, and Anson during the same week. "I can't wait to travel all around the Big Country and meet everyone," said KTAB's newest anchor, Lane Stone. "Everyone has been so nice since I arrived. This is a great opportunity to personally say thanks for such a warm welcome." "We aren't just bringing the news," said KTAB General Manager Eric Thomas. "We're bringing a carnival atmosphere. This is our way to say thanks to some of KTAB's most loyal viewers." Local businesses that want to be involved can contact Saundra Carriker at 325-692-4242. Check back with bigcountryhomepage.com and KTAB News for frequent updates on the "On the Road" tour.

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Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2010-2011 Gregg Rice, Chairman 3M Company

Stephen Haynes, Past Chairman Haynes Law Firm. P.C.

Stan Crawford Remax

Becky Jones Jones Carpet

Steve Weckwerth Subway

Michelle Thomas Aldersgate Enrichment Center

Dr. Don Bostic Ranger College

Dr. Bill Ellis Howard Payne University

Jan Cate Girl Scouts

Ray Garza TexasBank

Jill Locke Chance Barr Individual

Ken Harriss Oncor

Michael Richardson Farmers Insurance

“Maximize Your Membership” Workshop Offered to Brownwood Chamber Members The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the “Maximize Your Membership” Workshop to be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. This is the first in a series of quarterly workshops to be hosted by the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce designed to

educate members about Chamber programs and services. The workshop will be held in the Brownwood Chamber Board Room from 7:45-8:00 am. During the 15 minute networking session, members will have the opportunity to meet and visit with Board Members, Staff and Ambassadors while enjoying coffee

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do not work unless members work them. Members will learn how to utilize the Chamber Website to increase visibility of their business and the benefit to participating in Chamber events such as the Fall Business Showcase, Spring Great Indoor/Great Outdoor Show, Monthly Luncheons and

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and donuts. Participants will learn about the different Chamber programs and committees as well as the tools that are available to enhance membership experience and ultimately help businesses flourish in this community. As a Chamber Member, businesses are privy to invaluable benefits that

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Brownwood Chamber Newsletter July 2010