101st Chamber Banquet

Nearly 400 Chamber members gathered last week to celebrate the 101st Annual Banquet & Awards.


"With the support of our members, generous donors, attendees and volunteers, we raised more than $24,000 in funding for the Chamber's workforce development initiatives," said board chair Julie Herbort.

The highlight of the evening is the reveal of the Chamber's award recipients. We congratulate Betty Olfers, Chamber Woman of the Year; Jody Donovan, Chamber Man of the Year; Kory Keller, Volunteer of the Year; Luke DiCuffa, Student of the Year; Hill Country COVID Vaccination Site, Community Achievement Award and Gillespie County Utility Workers, Public Servant Award.



Airport Diner, Augusta Vin, August E's, Backwoods BBQ, Barefoot, Becker Vineyards, Biedermann's Ace Hardware, Builders FirstSource, Caliche Coffee, Catfish Haven, Chase's Place Cocktails + Kitchen, Chef Leo Aguirre, Chem Tac, Inc., Circle E Candles, Crenwelge Motors, DLF, Inc. - Creative Marketing, Der Kuchen Laden, Der Lindenbaum, Emma + Ollie, eWay Furniture, Flying Cow Tallow, Fredericksburg Cast Iron Co., Fredericksburg Craft Beer Festival, Fredericksburg FFA, Fredericksburg Food & Wine Festival, Fredericksburg Rotary Club, Gatti's Pizza, General Michael Hagee (Ret.), Grape Creek Vineyards, Hangar Hotel, Heath Sparkling Wines, H-E-B, Hill Country Film Festival, Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally, Hill + Vine, Hill Country Outfitters, Hoffman Haus, Java Ranch, Judy's Liquor, Kalasi Cellars, Kelani Yogurt, Kuckcuk's Nest, La Bergerie, Liebeskind, Lost Draw Cellars, Lost Oak Winery, Luckenbach Texas, Luckenbach on Main, Madlyn's, Messina Hof, One Quilt Place, Otto's German Bistro, McLane Ford, P.C.A.A./Oktoberfest, The Peach Basket, Rathskeller, Rock-About Climbing Adventures, Rockbox Theater, The Seasons, Side Street Hospitality, Signor Vineyards, Sophie's Bakery, Stroeher & Son/Stroeher & Olfers, Inc., Texas Heritage Vineyard, Texas Hills Realty, Tubby's Ice House, Tutus Garden, Velvet Lounge, William Chris Vineyards, Windmill Meadow Farm and Zertz.


Thanks to Class A Rentals & Sales for special equipment rental pricing, Grape Creek Vineyards for wine, H-E-B for floral arrangement and stage florals, Nexstream our Chamber audio-visual provider, Randy Zgabay as our auctioneer, Texas Heritage Vineyards for wine and Wildseed Farms for stage decor.


Many thanks also to our Board Members, Ambassadors and our Banquet Committee: Jesse Barter, Julie Herbort and Sarah Washburne.