Before the blooms of this years Lavender Festival faded, the Blanco Chamber of Commerce conducted an in depth review of what has become a signature event for the community. The success of The Lavender Festival is the direct result of the considerable effort put forth by the Chamber and its many dedicated volunteers. The payoff has been that Blanco is becoming renowned as a welcoming destination in the Texas Hill Country. There is talk about planning similar events, but that is far easier said than done.
While the Chamber would eventually like to support an event every season, it is currently limited in what it can support effectively. In the absence of any designated community or economic development agency, the Chamber has evolved into the default leader for those needs. It takes an enormous amount of time and effort to launch an event like The Lavender Festival which challenges the Chamber’s available resources. Taking on additional events requires some careful consideration.
So the Chamber is re-evaluating its role and how it does business. The top priority right now is to recharge and expand the membership base, and to continue to provide existing members with the services that they expect from the Chamber. “Basically our clients are the members of the Chamber, and they have to be our main focus,” said Chamber President Debbie Homeier. “We really want to hear from our members on where they think we should be going.”
To capitalize on its achievements and grow to the next level, the Chamber is also actively seeking members to serve on its Board of Directors and in various community service roles. Interested candidates for the Board are encouraged to submit a brief application which is available at the Chamber Office at 312 Pecan Street on the Courthouse Square or on the Chamber’s website at http://www.blancochamber.com. Nominations will be made in September and new board members will be elected in October.
“We really need to add some new folks to our Board of Directors. Blanco has a wealth of extraordinary talent, experience and community commitment. We want to create an environment that brings our people and resources together.” Please call the Chamber President - Debbie Homeier at 830-833- 4249 or 713-818-6658 for more information.