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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.

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

Phone Number:
979-542-3455

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!

CHAMBER STAFF

Denice Harlan, IOM
Executive Director/President
chambergiddings@gmail.com


Gina Reat
Providence Payroll - Bookeeper
gina.reat@giddingtx.com


Kelita Thomas
Tourism Director
giddingschamber@gmail.com

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
Tim Walther, 2014-20
Citizens National Bank

979-542-3136

Past Chairman of the Board
Scott Schultz, 2013-19
Schultz Homes & Land

979-249-6869

Angie Bloodworth
GISD
979-542-2854

Linda Pruitt, 2018-2022
Gourmet Divas

979-540-3482

Chairman Elect of the Board
Diane Herlitz, 2016-2020

First Assembly of God Church
979-542-2904

Marsha Gonzales, 2016-2020
The Secret Garden
979-542-0141

Pam Machac, 2016-2020
The Nitsche Group

979-542-3666

Gina Reat, 2014-20
Providence Payroll

979-224-0375

Recording Secretary
Pratik Bhakta, 2017- 2020
Best Western Inn & Suites

979-542-5000

Mark Johnson, 2018-2022
Bluebonnet Electric Co-Op

979-542-8539

Johnathan Noack, 2017 - 2020
Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home

979-542-3113

Kevin Rinn, 2018-2022
Pieratt’s Pharmacy

979-542-3164

Treasurer
Ricky Jorgensen
City Manager

979-540-2710

Sheri Kehler, 2018-2022
Tejas Health Care

979-542-6500

Maurice Pitts
County Commissioner
979-542-6065

ADVERTISING WITH THE CHAMBER

WEBSITE BANNER ADVERTISING

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.

SPECS

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.
giddingschamber@gmail.com
979-542-3455

DIGITAL SIGN

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.

SPECS

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.
giddingschamber@gmail.com
979-542-3455

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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