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The Giddings Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center

Physical Location & Mailing Address:

Giddings Chamber of Commerce
183 E. Hempstead
Giddings, TX 78942

Located in the Fletcher House/Lee County Museum, a two-story, white historic house just across the street from the Courthouse.

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

Phone Number:

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm
Closed weekends and holidays.
Due to the lively nature of Chamber work, we sometimes must step away from the office for events and functions. Meetings are often held at lunch and may also take us away from the office.

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


Denice Harlan, IOM
Executive Director/President

Gina Reat
Providence Payroll - Bookeeper

Kelita Thomas
Tourism Director

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."

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. 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 our Visitor's Center for free brochures and maps and learn more about our community.

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 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.

Chamber Directors 2018-19

Chairman of the Board
Diane Herlitz
First Assembly of God Church


Past Chairman of the Board
Tim Walther
Citizens National Bank


Angie Bloodworth

Dan Edling
LF Manufacturing


Chairman Elect of the Board
Linda Pruitt

Gourmet Divas

Ron Fox
Altman Plants

Marsha Gonzales
The Secret Garden


Mark Johnson
Bluebonnet Electric Co-Op


Recording Secretary
Pratik Bhakta
Best Western Inn & Suites


Sheri Kehler
Tejas Health Care


Pam Machac
The Nitsche Group


Johnathan Noack
Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home


Ricky Jorgensen
City Manager


Kevin Rinn
Pieratt’s Pharmacy


Maurice Pitts
County Commissioner



Chamber member businesses have the opportunity to purchase banner ads on the Chamber of Commerce website. The top of nearly every main page is available for ad space: your business can head up the Visitor's Center, Events and other special sections.


Size: 650 pixels wide x 100 pixels high
File type preferred: JPG
Can be emailed to: giddingschamber@gmail.com

Rates for Chamber Members
Price, if paid by the year = $400 per year or
Price by the month = $50 per month

Rates for Non-Chamber Members

Price, if paid by the year = $500 per year or
Price by the month = $60 per month

Contact the Chamber if you have any questions.


The digital sign hangs on the corner of City Meat Market, accessible to traffic on both Highway 77 and Highway 290. Businesses may purchase advertising from the Chamber. The sign is updated on Mondays.


Advertisers may have as many "panels" as they wish. Each panel is capable of holding:
4 lines of text/type, only 25 characters maximum per line. This includes spaces.
Helpful Hint: Try to keep advertising to a basic what, when and where. People driving do not have much time to read lots of information.
Please email advertising to: giddingschamber@gmail.com

The digital sign is updated on Mondays only. Unless a member or non-member pays for advertising which needs to start during the week.

Rates for Chamber Members

Chamber Members (non-profit) - may place advertising on the sign at any time at no charge.

Chamber Members (for profit business) - Members get one free week (7 days) advertising per year. Any community events that are free to the public will be advertised at no charge. For profit events are a charge of $ per day, weekends are free.

Rates for Non-Chamber Members

Non-Chamber members (non-profit) - events will be placed on the digital sign at no charge at the discretion of Chamber staff.

Non-Chamber Members (for profit business) - Advertising rates are $5 per day. Weekends are free provided advertiser pays for a Monday or Friday.

Contact the Chamber if you have any questions.

Giddings Chamber of Commerce
183 E. Hempstead
Giddings, TX 78942
Located in the Lee County Museum, off the Courthouse Square

Contact:  (979) 542-3455
Chamber email:  chambergiddings@gmail.com
Tourism email:  giddingschamber@gmail.com

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