Your Chamber

Today, the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce proudly represents the diverse and growing business community of Gillespie County just like it has for nearly 100 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.

With more than 850 members, 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 

 

Communication

Education

Business Advocacy

New Contacts

Publicity & Exposure

Membership

 

Membership Application

Member Benefits Package

Prorated Rates

Contact

830.997.5000

306 E. Austin St.

Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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

Staff

Penny C. McBride, President/CEO, penny@fbgtxchamber.org

Christie Bourquin, Executive Vice President, christie@fbgtxchamber.org

Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

L-R: Jay Mallinckrodt, Kyle Kulda, Adam Hahn, Shelee Padgett, Marilyn McNabb, Greg Oehler, Todd Eidson,

Kathleen Yosko, Julie Herbort and Ethan Crane.

 

The Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce is governed by a volunteer board of directors who also assist with all chamber events and committees.

Todd Eidson, Chair, Sierra Homes

Jesse Barter, Past Chair

Ethan Crane, Treasurer, Fredericksburg FBO

Marilyn McNabb, Secretary, H-E-B

Wayne Reeh,Reeh Plumbing

Adam Hahn, Wingman Imagery, LLC

Bobby Vitek, Holy Ghost Lutheran Church

Greg Oehler, Texas Hills Realty, LLC

Jay Mallinckrodt, Heartland Enterprises, Ltd.

Kyle Kulda, Arrowhead Bank

Julie Herbort, Grape Creek Vineyards

Kathleen Yosko, Liebeskind

Shelee Padget, Sorghum Checkoff

 

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.

 

iOpener

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.

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.

 

Annual Banquet

Every March, Chamber members and community leaders 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.

 

Chamber Ambassadors

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.

 

Chamber Member-Guest Golf Tournament

 

 

Light the Night Christmas Parade & Afterglow

 

The Mission of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce is to promote a positive growing business community.

306 E. Austin Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624