To no great surprise, the Blanco Chamber of Commerce is not content to sit back and enjoy the delightful weather that we have been having lately. Their current focus is on the Sixth Annual Lavender Festival which is set for June 11-13. The Lavender Festival has become one of the Hill Country’s most anticipated events and is a tribute to the tireless efforts of the Chamber and its volunteer network. With the Festival less than a couple of months away, its getting near crunch time and there is an open call out for volunteers to assist in making this an event that we can all be proud of.
Beyond the Festival, the Chamber is filling up its slate with a variety of other activities. On October 18, the Chamber will sponsor its inaugural Golf Tournament at Vaaler Creek Golf Club (Rockin’ J). “Mark the date on your calendars” suggests Executive Director Penny Thomas. “This will be the first of what we hope will become an annual event in Blanco. We are really looking forward to a fun occasion and extend an invitation to the community to come out and join us.”
It’s not all fun and games at the Chamber these days. “We’re in the process of migrating to a new website which is long overdue” said Marcy Westcott, President of the Blanco Chamber of Commerce. “Our primary mission is to provide the best possible service to our members and the Blanco business community. Websites have become the primary information resource for businesses and visitors to our community. I’m thrilled that we are finally bringing our site up to standard; and we will continue to adjust and tweak it as needed. It will be a continual work in progress and we’d greatly appreciate any input that members can offer on how we can make it more responsive.”
The new website will be unveiled next month and will provide a better online introduction to Blanco and the business community. In addition to a more dynamic format, it will offer a variety of enhanced features such as banner ads for members to increase their visibility and marketing.
The Chamber is also hosting a Customer Service Excellence Workshop on May 20. The workshop is designed to provide basic training on customer service skills for employees. One can never overemphasize the value to any business of employees who “get it” when it comes to customer service. This workshop will provide a primer to ensure that employees get the essentials on this basic component of any business that deals with the public. Further information on the workshop and any other Chamber activities can be found by contacting the Chamber at (830) 833-5101 or email@example.com.