October 15th – 19th has been officially declared ‘Chamber of Commerce Week’ in Texas. Spearheaded by the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE), the oldest organization in the country for training and educating chamber professionals, Chamber of Commerce Week celebrates the 617 chambers of commerce in Texas that work diligently to create jobs, implement beautification programs, improve education, campaign for improved streets and highways, and stimulate industrial, commercial, and agricultural growth.
During Chamber Week, communities from across the state will pass proclamations that honor their chambers of commerce and the many contributions made to education, economic development, and community development. In Blanco, Mayor Rodrigue passed a resolution on Tuesday, October 12 which not only praised the Blanco Chamber of Commerce for its many accomplishments, but also encouraged citizens to acknowledge and congratulate the Chamber’s staff and volunteers for their hard work.
In the last year, the Blanco Chamber of Commerce has focused on reaching out to its members through a survey and dialogue about what would better serve them in promoting and growing their businesses. They have also reinitiated networking mixers, developed many new marketing venues, begun an identity program, enhanced tourism and business exposure during the Lavender Festival, and are actively working with the Yett Park Committee and the Courthouse to grow events like Heritage Days and the Courthouse Christmas Lighting.
With innovative, hard-working Chambers like Blanco’s, Texas boasts one of the most prodigious collections of Chambers of Commerce in the country.