The Gatesville Chamber of Commerce is an active community organization dedicated to promoting quality of life through good business and tourism and strong families in a healthy environment.
The historic Cotton Belt Depot is home to the Chamber of Commerce Office & Visitor Center, located at 2307 S. Hwy 36 in Gatesville (crossroads of Business 36 and Hwy 84.) The traveling public is welcome to drop by for area maps, brochures and literature. Relocation packets are available which include phone books, maps, and information about the various programs and services offered in and around Gatesville.
Our membership is comprised of more than 150 businesses. The Chamber is devoted to improving the local business climate, bringing new business to the area and expanding that which is already here – making Gatesville a destination point for visitors and those considering relocation to the area. We are committed to making your membership as valuable as possible, providing members with tools and knowledge required to succeed, grow, and prosper.
From the Chamber President
(Susie Woods, incoming 2017 Board President, shown here accepting the Chamber gavel from Justin Stephens, outgoing 2016 Board President at the Annual Chamber Membership Banquet in January 2017.)
"First, I would like to thank the outgoing President, Justin Stephens and the Board of Directors of 2016 for their volunteered time and dedication to our community. Also to Amanda Summers, our Executive Director, who will continue to serve for 2017. You are all greatly appreciated for your service! I would also like to welcome our new and thank our returning Board of Directors for 2017.
I am looking forward to working with this fabulous group of community supporters.
As our businesses are growing, the chamber is enhancing our program to better serve your business. Of course, we will keep traditions in the events department and allow new ones for our community, but our focus for 2017 will be to build our members services. We want our Chamber members to know and feel their businesses are being marketed and appreciated throughout our community. YOU are the reason the Chamber exists.
In 2016, old buildings have upgrade to new ones, we've added new restaurants, boutiques, and the hospital is doubling in size and has added several new services. This means more jobs, more people moving and visiting Gatesville. With that said, every business from plumbing to banking will benefit from this. I can only promise you as Chamber President for 2017 I will try to take the appropriate steps to better serve you. I want your feedback and need your feedback, because in the end
We are all in this together.
Thank you and looking forward to serving you in 2017."
Gatesville Chamber Board of Directors President, 2017
From the Chamber Executive Director
"I am very excited to have Susie on board as our 2017 President, she has already stepped yup and started to make some great strides within the Chamber. I know that Susie and I, along with our Executive Board and Directors, are going to do many great things within the Chamber this year.
My main goal this year is to bring our Chamber of Commerce website up to date. We have struggled with this the past year and have learned from our mistakes. By January 1, 2017 our new website will be up and running. I hope you will check it out and see what all we have to offer you as far as marketing and advertising on our website.
I also plan on being more face to face with our members during 2017, so be ready to see me pop in on you at your business and ask you 1) how business is going 2) what can I do to hep promote your business and 3) is there anything you need from the Chamber? I look forward to obtaining a great deal of feedback this way. However, don't wait for me to come in if you have an idea or would like me to do something for your business...feel free to give me a call or send me an email and I will get right to it. Remember, I am here to help you in any way I can.
Another objective I have for 2017 is to make the Spurfest great again. We have struggled the past few years being able to get participation and sponsorship for the Spurfest. But this year I am going to work longer and harder than ever to find the resources needed to make the Spurfest an event worth attending and coming back to year after year. So mark your calendars for the 3rd Saturday in September and plan on attending this year's Spurfest.
2017 is going to be a great year for Chamber Members, with our "Choose your Dues" tier sponsorship options, we are offering our members a great deal of opportunities to market their business. I hope each of you will take advantage of these tier sponsorship options and let us show you that we can reach thousands of people with your name and logo on a weekly or daily basis. We are here for you, so please take a look at our tier sponsorship opportunities and decide which is best for your business.
Thank you so much for being a supporter of the Gatesville Chamber of Commerce and our community. My motto for 2017 is going to be "Support those who support their community." Being a Chamber member is a great way to support your community and to get involved with community events, because in the end We are all in this together.
Thank you for supporting the Chamber!"
Gatesville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
Amanda can be reached Monday – Friday, 8am – 12pm at the Chamber office or contact us by email.