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About the Chamber

Today, the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce proudly represents the diverse and growing business community of Gillespie County just like it has for 103 years. Steeped in tradition, yet with an eye to the future, we strive to make Fredericksburg a great place to do business and a great place to live.

​Our collective strength allows us to promote business trade, provide valuable networking and education opportunities, monitor legislative issues and economic trends, and equip you with the resources needed in today’s ever-changing marketplace.

​We invite you to join the Chamber. But that is the easy part. The real value of your membership comes from getting involved, and we stand ready to help you do just that. We are convinced that you will quickly experience the benefits of becoming a part of our vibrant business community.

Why you should join



Business Advocacy

New Contacts

Publicity & Exposure

Membership Application

Member Benefits Package



306 E. Austin St. Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Penny C. McBride, President/CEO,

Christie Bourquin, Executive Vice President,

DeDe Threadgill, Director of Membership Engagement,

Candice Weirich, Administrative Assistant,

Board of Directors

The Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce is governed by a volunteer board of directors

who also assist with all chamber events and committees.

Marilyn McNabb, Chair | H-E-B

Julie Herbort, Immediate Past Chair | Grape Creek Vineyards

Jay Mallinckrodt, Treasurer | Heartland Enterprises, Ltd.

Sarah Washburne, Secretary | Side Street Hospitality

​Adam Hahn | Wingman Imagery, LLC

​Bobby Vitek | Holy Ghost Lutheran Church

Greg Oehler | Texas Hills Realty, LLC

Kathleen Yosko | Liebeskind​

Ken Cooke | Fredericksburg Standard

Kyle Kulda | Arrowhead Bank

​Shelee Padgett | Sorghum Check-Off​

Tammy Vollmar | Weaver Technologies

​Todd Eidson | Sierra Homes



This group of more than 30 Chamber members consists of some of the first people newcomers meet. Wearing their signature red and extending a welcoming hand, ambassadors help facilitate all areas of Chamber programming, which includes ribbon cuttings, membership drives and volunteering at events.


Annual Banquet

In March, Chamber members and community leaders will gather to recognize some of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County’s most deserving individuals and businesses and celebrate the accomplishments of the Chamber and its members. Awards are given to honor individual members such as Chamber Man & Woman of the Year.

Fun After Five Mixers

Staged throughout the year, the Chamber hosts these laid-back mixers after normal business hours at various member locations. Both those already part of the Chamber or anyone considering joining are invited to discuss business and mingle over food and drinks.

Golf Tournament


As an offshoot of Leadership Gillespie County, the iOpener program is tailored toward high school students who want to become the leaders of tomorrow in the community. Throughout the course of a year, participants will attend monthly school-day sessions that cover a wide variety of topics such as leadership, communication, personal responsibility, decision-making, and more. Additionally, students are required to put these leadership disciplines to work through the implementation of a class project to benefit the community. Applications are open to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors attending Fredericksburg schools.

Leadership Gillespie County

This group of community leaders is taken on a two-year journey of learning all there is to know about the goings-on of the area in which they live, do business, and have fun. During the first year, participants attend a retreat and nine educational sessions, followed by graduation. In the second year, graduates help recruit new participants for the next class, organize some of the functions which newbies will attend, and serve as their mentors.

Light the Night Christmas Parade & Afterglow

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