The Blanco Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the members of the Board of Directors for 2014 – 2015, have been selected. In addition to the five newly elected Directors, an additional three members have been appointed to fill positions of Directors who had resigned with a one year left in their term. Please join the Chamber in welcoming the newest Members of the Board of Directors: Sharon Herbert (Individual), Cornelia England (Carriage Hills Ranch), Tasha Brieger (Hill Country Lavender), Pierre (Chili) Perez (Git-R-Dug), Jim Raby (Rivalry Screenprinting & Graphics), J. Lewis (BFMC #97), Roxanna Avants (American Legion Auxiliary), and Mary Smith (Cox Paving). The new Directors will meet with existing Directors Charlotte Widick (Healing Arts Community Health Center), Curtis Knutson (New Life Computers), Thomas Montgomery (Individual), and Gabriel Gregerman (Real Ale Brewing Company) on November 7 for the annual Chamber Retreat hosted by Carriage Hills Ranch. This year, the retreat facilitator will be Aaron Cox from the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Christmas is right around the corner and the Chamber would like to encourage all of our local business owners to be thinking about getting their businesses ready for the season. Blanco is once again going to be listed in the Hill Country Christmas Trail which will bring visitors from all over Texas to our little town. The annual Courthouse Lighting on Friday, November 29 will be the kick-off for the season and all businesses are asked to have their lighting displays and decorations up by that evening. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be in the Courthouse, the trail of lights will be set up in Bindseil Park with the shops and businesses around the square open later to receive visitors. Non-profit, community organizations who are interested in setting up a booth on that evening are asked to contact the Chamber Office.