Special Projects and Fundraisers, Vice Chair Claire Robbins, Manpower Group
Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford-Lincoln, Chair Grace Handler
The Texas Blueberry Festival celebrates Nacogdoches County’s status as the number-one producer of blueberries in Texas. Provides a family-friendly event for 19,000 attendees with free activities, music, and scrumptious food. More than 100 arts, crafts and food vendors set up in downtown Nacogdoches on the second weekend in June. Helps raise funds for Chamber programs such as newcomer information, education and small business development. • Many volunteer opportunities for leaders and followers!
Blueberry Golf Bash, Co-chairs Ben Wright and Trish Holt
Forty-plus teams of golfers share a day of exercise and business networking, and help raise funds for the Chamber. Usually held in April at Piney Woods Country Club.
Membership Directory / Official Guide to Nacogdoches
This guide not only tells the Nacogdoches story to future citizens, it lists every business, organization and individual who are members of the Chamber. The Guide sells Nacogdoches and helps fund Chamber operations.
Official Map of Nacogdoches and Nacogdoches County
The Chamber works with publishers to produce a high-quality map that also raises funds for other Chamber projects. The maps are primary products to help inform newcomers and residents about our special community. Click and hear Michele and Elizabeth explain how to reach thousands through Chamber pulications - the officla Nacogdoches Guide & Chamber Directory and the City / County Street Map.
www.nacogdoches.org The Chamber’s website is renewed with a brand-new look each year and updated almost daily. It includes interactive community calendar, improved membership listings with member products and services description, and the ability for members to advertise with links to their own sites. Staff post Hot News items, calendar items and documents for easy downloading by members and the general public. Members can enhance their listings with links and images.
East Texas Online Auction
Our annual online auction starts mid April and runs until mid May. With packages from Nacogdoches and around the state this auction has something for everyone. Donations are accepted beginning in February of each year.
Total Resource Campaign - Sponsorship and Membership Sales
Volunteers and staff visit with businesses, telling them the benefits of sponsoring events and being a Chamber member, follow-up with applications and mentor new members their first year.