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Blanco Chamber Launches New Website
Director, Blanco Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 • Posted October 5, 2010


With that one word, Blanco Chamber of Commerce President Marcy Westcott summed up the sentiment of just about all her Board of Directors.

We finally have our new website on line. There are still some tweaking and adjustments to be made, but the new site is finally up and running.

Upgrading the Chamber’s website has been a high priority for a good while. The fact that it has taken that long is a reflection on how important it is to the Blanco community.

You can’t minimize the significance of this website, said Executive Director Penny Thomas.

In this day and age, websites have become the most important marketing and information resource that a community has to offer. A website like this is often the first impression folks will get when they are exploring what we have to offer here in Blanco.

Our site showcases our members and their services well, and I suspect there will be a significant increase in business contacts as a result of this. We also feel it does a good job at presenting Blanco to the world through the various connections and information it provides on the Blanco community and what is happening in our town.

I feel like apologizing to the members of the Chamber for the length of time it took to get this system up and in service, said Westcott.

But we felt it was important to get it right, and that has taken a considerable investment of time and resources. While there is still some room for improvement, we are all pretty pleased with the result. I encourage all of our members to visit the site and provide us with your thoughts and impressions on how it feels, and any suggestions that you might offer for improving it.

Never content to rest on their laurels, the Chamber has several other projects in the mill, the most immediate being the 2010 Blanco Chamber of Commerce Golf Open slated for October 18 at the Vaaler Creek Golf Club. This will be the inaugural tournament in what is being talked about as an annual fall celebration for the community.

This year is an opportunity to get in on the very first of what is likely to become one of the premier sporting events in the County, said Thomas, who is the founder and inspiration for the event.

In other Chamber news, while the bloom from the 2010 Lavender Festival has faded, planning for next year’s event is already in process. Like so much of what makes Blanco such a unique place to live, the Lavender Festival succeeds because of the commitment of the community. Volunteer opportunities abound and there is no better time to get involved than now.

More information on all of the above, including opportunities to contribute to the Blanco community, can be found at... you guessed it: or by stopping by the Chamber’s Office at 312 Pecan Street down on the Square.

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