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The Chamber

Our mission : "The mission of the Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce is to create a progressive business environment, take a leadership role in the community, be an information resource for members and increase growth of tourism."

Greetings from the Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce. We proudly present our website. We hope that you will take a minute, check it out and let us know if we can be of additional service.

The chamber has been in operation since September of 1921 and continues to give outstanding service. We anticipate a great year and will hit it head on with anticipated new challenges. We aim to continue to improve our service to our business and community as we strive to be a point of pride in the area. New businesses have moved into the community and existing businesses have expanded. The quality of life is excellent in addition to having a wonderful school system. The Chamber is the information hub that services all of Lee County.

Whether you are relocating or just here for a visit, assistance to you is only a phone call or click away. The staff of the Chamber is ready to serve you, as are the officers and directors who give so generously of their time to this vital organization. Stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee while you familiarize yourself with our warm and friendly city.

What Does a Chamber of Commerce Do?

The primary goal of a Chamber of Commerce is to look after the interests of their local businesses and to try to help them promote their business, commerce, trade and industry.

Members of a Chamber include merchants, manufacturers, bankers, organizations, non-profits and others who all come together as a group for the benefit of all. Chambers and Members alike gather information and contacts that are useful for the whole group.

The Chamber works alongside the Economic Development Corporation to help businesses in the community grow and thrive.

Visit our Facebook page for updates, photos and more information about what's going on in Giddings!


Chamber Staff

Denice Harlan, IOM
Executive Director

Kelita Alberts - Tourism Director
Providence Payroll - Bookeeper


Chamber Community Awards 2015

Chamber Volunteer of the Year

Missy Morse 

Outstanding Youth Organization
of the Year-

Giddings Public Library Summer

Reading Program

Outstanding Civic Organization
of the Year

JD Masonic Lodge

Outstanding Business of the Year -

Ashley's Attic


Lifetime Achievement Award -

Mary Gutierrez


Outstanding Citizen of the Year -

Carl Miller III


Chamber Directors 2015-16

Chairman of the Board
Missy Morse - Chair Elect 2014-2017
Hill Country Home Health Care Cycle
Past Chairman of the Board
Pratik Bhakta - 2012-2016
Best Western Giddings Inn & Suites

Recording Secretary
June Peterson-Crane 2011-16
A Blast from the Past
(979) 542-2590
Ricky Jorgensen*
City Manager
(979) 540-2710
Jim Barker - 2012-16
(979) 542-3167
William (Bill) Dodd 2014-17
H&R Block - Giddings
Cory Harris 2014-17
State Farm Insurance
Marcy Kanevsky 2011-15
First National Bank
(979) 542-1200 
Janet Kennis 2014-16
Health & Beauty Head to Toe
LaVerne Krumrey 2013-16
Brenham Monument Company
Maurice Pitts - County*
County Commissioner
(979) 542-6065
Gina Reat 2012-15
Providence Payroll
Scott Schultz 2013-16
Schultz Homes & Land
Tim Walther 2014-17
Citizens National Bank

* appointed position
** ex-officio

Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce    289 W. Railroad    Giddings TX 78942         (979) 542-3455

Chamber email:  chambergiddings@gmail.com            Tourism email:   giddingschamber@gmail.com

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