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!!

The Club Med Experience!


The Washington County Chamber is pleased to be hosting this special trip to Club Med's U.S. resort in Sandpiper Bay, Florida, in February 2016.


Thanks to Chamber member Cricket Cruise & Travel, we are able to offer this exciting trip that is perfect for either a COUPLES GETAWAY or a LADIES RETREAT!

A Club Med all-inclusive vacation truly includes everything..which means convenient, stress-free travel at a great value. Enjoy unlimited sports (with equipment and instruction!), attentive hospitality, gourmet dining, premium liquors, spacious accommodations, and live entertainment.  This trip is offered exclusively with the Washington County Chamber in February 2016 starting from $1500 per person* for a 5 night stay, or $1825 per person for 7 nights.  BUT YOU CAN SAVE $250 OFF THIS PRICE. See below for details.


The trip price includes so much:  your airfare, lodging (based on double occupancy), all meals and beverages during your stay -- yes, including cocktails! -- and a huge amazing array of sports and activities every day.  Golf and Tennis Academies are available for you to enjoy while boosting your skills.  See more details in the PDF files below.

This is the only Club Med all-inclusive resort in the USA, located in the Sunshine State! Featuring 340 rooms and 2 gourmet dining options. An endless array of sports and activities for you to enjoy every day. 3 swimming pools and a splash park!  This is a world-class sport destination with a Tennis Academy, Golf Academy and fitness programs.  A new L'Occitane Spa at this resort features the latest treatments designed to pamper and renew the senses.  See photos below!

Perfectly suited for a couples’ getaway, this trip is also
a perfect chance for a Ladies Retreat! 
Grab several girlfriends and plan to put your toes in the sand,
enjoy all of the resort’s amazing activities and entertainment,
plus enjoy “Martinis and Massages” together!

*Book by July 17th and save $250!


An Early Booking Discount of $250 is being offered to those who make a reservation by July 17, 2015!  Don’t miss this savings!  Put down a $500 deposit to book the 5-night trip for only $1250, or $600 to book the 7 night trip for $1575.

This deposit is refundable up to a certain date.  But BOOK BY THE 17th to enjoy this GREAT EARLY DISCOUNT!

Departure Date:   February 5, 2016 from Austin (AUS) for 5-nights or Houston (IAH) for 7 nights.  Other gateways upon request.  Return Date:  February 10 or 12, 2016

Contact to Book this Trip
LeAnne Rigsby at Cricket Cruise & Travel, LLC
Phone  979-836-6600


Everyone in the community is invited!  Chamber members will enjoy this great tour price, but your friends, relatives and non-members are also welcome and encouraged to join this once-in-a-lifetime trip at your price.  You may have friends and family from across the U.S. who would like to join you for this trip!

Contact for more details about this travel program.

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


Tailgate 2015 will be held on Thursday, August 27. Members will be sent full details in June!


TAILGATE PARTY 2014 was one of the best parties of the year in Washington County!  Proceeds from the annual "TAILGATE" event go towards programs and projects that help better the community and local economy.   View pics from the "Tailgate" event below. 


"TAILGATE 2014" was held on August 28.  Special thanks go to the CHAMPION SPONSOR Brenham Chrysler Jeep Dodge and SUPER BOWL SPONSORS Blinn College and Dona Lynn's Unique Gifts


Plans for next year are already underway! All Chamber members will receive information by mail next summer with details about how to get involved and be promoted at TAILGATE 2015! 



The Second Annual Fall Frolic/Ladies Night Out with the Chamber” event was held October 30 to the delight of well over 300 women in the community.


A big round of thanks go to top sponsors Dona Lynn’s Unique Gifts and KTTX/KWHI Radio.  Thanks also go to these other generous sponsors: Ant Street Inn, Appel Ford/Hyundai of Brenham, Blue Bell Creameries, Heritage Texas Country Properties, Ranch Interiors, Scott & White Healthcare–Brenham, and Texas Farm Credit.  Several other businesses supported the event, and a complete list is below.


There were 70 vendors and exhibitors, and some of the best shopping in town was offered at the Chamber’s Ladies Night Out event.  A fashion show featured models wearing designs from Trés Chic, Branded Boutique and Mean Cowgirl.  Ladies were entertained throughout the evening with music by Jack’s Sax.


Take a peek at the photos below and see if you spot your friends and coworkers in the pics! Special thanks to Charlotte Avera from Camp For All for the event photography.


Overall, the feedback has been great.  Vendors say they value the exposure and opportunity to market their products and services.  All ladies say they had fun and really enjoyed the shopping, food, fashion shows and music.  Many said they were introduced to companies they did not even know existed in our community.  That is a win-win for members and shoppers.


FALL FROLIC 2014 Sponsors

 Dona Lynn's Unique Gifts    -    KTTX/KWHI Radio


Ant Street Inn

Appel Ford/Brenham Hyundai
Blue Bell Creameries

Heritage Texas Country Properties
Ranch Interiors

Scott & White Healthcare - Brenham

Texas Farm Credit


Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union

High Hope Care Center

Mike Hopkins Distributing

The Bath and Kitchen Showroom - Moore Supply Co.

Washington County Abstract


John Brieden Insurance
RWG Construction Management, Inc.
Plus special thanks to Brenham Party Rentals and Silver Wings Ballroom staff!




3 Sassy Girls

All Things New by Shari

Amy's Unique Boutique

 Ant Street Inn
Bliss Candy Company
Bluebird Off the Square
Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union

Chambers-Johnson & Associates
Chappell Hill Lavender Farm

Creative Minds Designs
Cricket Cruise & Travel
Discount Trees of Brenham
Dona Lynn's Unique Gifts
Edward Jones Investments-Brice Milliorn
Expressions Bistro at Brenham State Supported Living Center
Family Crosses & More
Fashion Forward Designs
Floozie Koozies

Funky Junkies Art

Gina's Grape Gift Shop at Pleasant Hill Winery
Glissman's Gifts

Harmony Lane

Heritage Texas Country Properties

High Hope Care Center
Hodge Podge Enterprise
Honey Glazed Hams

Independence Coffee Company
It Works

JH Faske Jewelers
Jamberry Nails
Jammin' Jelly

Kim's Kreations
Lace Cottage
Lazy Bee Honey Co.
Mary Ann's World Art

Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant

Mike Hopkins Distributing

Noble Living Studios

Nu Area

NuSkin Enterprises

Origami Owl - Independent Designer
Performance Health & Wellness

Plexus Slim
Premier Designs-Carolyn Muske
Ranch Antiques Western Interiors
Scentsy-Andy Law  

Select Furnishings
Sew Stitches Boutique
Silpada Designs

Texas Cookie Garden
Texas Stitches

The Bath and Kitchen Showplace - Moore Supply
The Book Nook
The Flower Market
Thielemann Construction Co.
Thirty-One Gifts
Thrivent Financial - Journée Group

Tiny Pies

Tres Chic

Vicki Henson Glass Designs
Wash. Co. Ladies Lions Club

Young Living Essential Oils

Younique Cosmetics

Zija International


View details about the 2014 event on this year's Exhibitor Application form. Details for 2015 exhibit spaces will be posted once planning is finalized.



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 next Annual Banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015.  The theme is "Taking Care of Business" and the featured speaker will be Joel Allison, CEO of Baylor Scott & White Healthcare System.


The featured speaker in Jan. 2014 was Greater Houston Partnership Chairman Paul Hobby. (See more details in the Newsletter Archive).  View a slideshow below of photos from the 2014 banquet, courtesy of Brenham Portrait Gallery - Scott Hill



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.



January 22 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham Nursing & Rehabilitation - 5-7pm

February 5 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Unity Theatre - 5-7pm

February 17 - "Wake Up, Washington County!" Networking Breakfast hosted by Blinn College - 7:45a.m.

February 19 - YPO Happy Hour - YUMM Sweets & Eats - 5-7pm

March 19 - YPO Happy Hour - Blinn Candy Company - 5-7pm

March 26 - "Busines After Hours" hosted by The Citadel - 5-7pm

April 9 - YPO Happy Hour - Brenham Country Club - 5-7pm

April 16 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham National Bank & Maifest Assoc. - 5-7pm

May 14 - YPO Happy Hour - Brenham Gun & Rod Club - 5-7pm

May 21 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Blinn Foundation - 5-7pm

June 17 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Baylor Scott & White - 5-7pm PHOTOS

June 18 - YPO Happy Hour - Texas Star Winery - 5-7pm

July 16 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Appel Ford - 5-7pm

July 23 - YPO Happy Hour - Saddlehorn Winery - 5-7pm



January 16 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham Nursing & Rehabilitation
February 13 - "Wake Up, Washington County!" networking breakfast, hosted by Hospice Brazos Valley, sponsored by Brenham Nursing & Rehab
February 27 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham Heritage Museum
March 20 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Discount Trees of Brenham

March 28 - YPO, Brazos Valley Brewing Co.
April 10 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Brenham National Bank

April 25 - YPO, 291 Icehouse

May 6 - YPO, Mike Hopkins Distributing

May 13 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Blinn College Foundation
May 15 - "Wake Up, Washington County!" networking breakfast hosted by BSSLC

May 30 - YPO, Lunch and Learn at Blue Bell, Noon

June 19 - YPO, Sealand
June 26 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Scott & White Hospital-Brenham

July 17 - YPO, Lunch and Learn at Los Cabos, Noon
July 24 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Appel Ford

July 25 - YPO, Kenney Store
August  - "Wake Up, Washington County!" Networking Brekfast, (TBD)
August 14  - "Business After Hours" hosted by Kruse Village

August 29 - YPO, BT Longhorn Saloon
September 25 - "Business After Hours" hosted by RE/MAX Advantage to be held at Brazos

                        Valley Brewing Company
October 23 - "Business After Hours", annual "Paint the Town Pink" event to promote
                   Breast Cancer Awareness, hosted by Brenham Clinic
November 6 - "Wake Up, Washington County!" Networking Breakfast at Dona Lynn's Unique
                          Gifts in Downtown Brenham
November 13 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Artex Group LLC
December 4 - "Business After Hours" hosted by Blue Bell Creameries


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