Chamber Happenings & Events

Below are some of the major events held by the Brenham/Washington County Chamber of Commerce.  View details about the events, including sponsors and photo slide shows.  Enjoy!!


A high-impact half-day for business owners, managers and civic leaders. The 2017 forum will be held on June 7 at Fireman's Training Center. It is co-hosted by the Washington County Chamber, Burleson County Chamber and Navasota Grimes County Chamber.

Click here to print the Small Business of the Year nomination form.
Click here for an online nomination form.

"TAILGATE PARTY"  Washington County's favorite Fun-draiser

 Tailgate 2016 will be held August 25th at Silver Wings Ballroom.
Click Here to become a sponsor or to donate an item or the auction.

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An elegant banquet is held each year to recognize the volunteer efforts of the Chamber and EDF Board of Directors and the Blue Blazers.  A major highlight of the evening is the announcement of the Man & Woman of the Year awards.  (Click here to view a list of Past Recipients.)

The 2016 Annual Banquet was held Tuesday, February 2, 2016.  The featured speaker was John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, introduced by Charles Schwartz, A&M Board of Regents, followed by a special presentation by Senator Lois Kolkhorst.  The 2015 "Man and Woman of the Year" were Leon Toubin and Twila Tate.


Chamber members are invited to monthly networking events to meet new business contacts and learn about what's going on in the community.  Admission to virtually all events is included with membership dues.

Scheduled for 2017:
Sponsorship Opportunities
January 17 - YPO Networking Happy Hour - Seidel Schroeder 5-7pm
January 19 - Connect After 5 - Bank of Brenham - 5-7pm PHOTOS
February 16 - Wake Up, Washington County! Networking Breakfast - Mill Creek Custom Homes - 7:45am
February 16 - YPO Networking Happy Hour - Brenham National Bank 5-7pm
February 23 - Connect After 5 - City of Brenham, Simon/Barnhill Center, 5-7pm PHOTOS
March 9 - Connect After 5 - Select Furnishings, 5-7pm PHOTOS
April 20 - Connect After 5 -  Brenham National Bank, 5-7pm PHOTOS
May 18 - Connect After 5 -  Blinn College Foundation, 5-7pm
June - Connect After 5 - Baylor Scott & White, 5-7pm
July - Connect After 5 - Appel Ford, 5-7pm
August - Connect After 5 - RE/MAX Advantage, 5-7pm
September - Connect After 5 - CHI St. Joseph, 5-7pm
October 26 - Connect After 5 - Brenham Clinic, 5-7pm
November - Connect After 5 hosted by Kruse Village, 5-7pm
December 7 - Connect After 5 - Heritage Texas Country Properties, 5-7pm

Held in 2016

January 21 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham Fitness (Market St. Location) - 5-7pm PHOTOS
January 22 - YPO Happy Hour - Ninety Six West - 5-7pm
February 16 - "Wake Up, Washington County" Networking Breakfast hosted by Ant Street Inn - 7:45am PHOTOS
February 25 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham Heritage Museum - 5-7pm PHOTOS
March 10 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham Nursing & Rehabilitation - 5-7pm PHOTOS
March 17 - YPO Happy Hour - Pleasant Hill Winery - 5-7pm
April 14 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham National Bank & Blinn College Alumni & Friends Assoc. - 5-7pm PHOTOS
April 21 - YPO Happy Hour - Brazos Valley Brewing Company - 5-7pm
April 27 - Administrative Professionals' Appreciation Luncheon - Blinn College Student Center. Featured speaker Rebekah Gregory.
May 3 - "Wake Up, Washington County!" Networking Breakfast hosted by Brenham Christian Academy, 7:45 am PHOTOS
May 4 - YPO Lunch & Learn - Edward Jones - Katie Matthews, noon
May 19 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Blinn College Foundation - 5-7pm PHOTOS
June 15 - YPO Networking Happy Hour - RE/MAX Advantage - 5-7pm
June 23 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Baylor Scott & White Medical Center PHOTOS
July 20 - YPO Networking Happy Hour - DI Truck & Trailer Repair - 5-7pm
July 21 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Appel Ford 5-7pm PHOTOS
August 4 - "Business After Hours" hosted by CHI St. Joseph - 5-7pm PHOTOS
August 11 - "Wake Up, Washington County!" Networking Breakfast hosted by Faith Mission's Cannery Kitchen 7:45 am PHOTOS
August 17 - YPO Networking Happy Hour - Bank of Brenham - 5-7pm
Sept 22 - YPO Networking Happy Hour - Home Sweet Farm Market & Biergarten - 5-7pm
Sept 29 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Hermann Furniture, 5-7pm PHOTOS
Oct 6 - YPO Networking Happy Hour - Wild Bills - 5:30-7:30pm
Oct 27 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham Clinic, 5-7pm PHOTOS
Nov 10 - "Wake Up, Washington County!" Networking Breakfast hosted by Brenham State Supported Living Center 7:45am PHOTOS
Nov 10 - YPO Networking Happy Hour - 291 Ice House, 5-7pm
Nov 17 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Kruse Village, 5-7pm PHOTOS
Dec 1 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Heritage Texas Country Properties, 5-7pm PHOTOS
Dec 6 - YPO Networking Happy Hour - Discount Trees, 5-7pm



All members receive invitations or email notices, approximately 2-4 weeks prior to each date.  For more information at any time, please call or email us!