Chamber news and updates are shared below. Check this page for minutes from Chamber board and member meetings, future plans, and helpful news and resources from area partners.
Events and public activities are quiet amid COVID-19 concerns; as such, Houston Hoedown Days, Lawn Chair Concert Series, and Taste of the Trail of Root River Trail Towns have been cancelled.
We have instead looked to support the community in other ways:
The Chamber has decided to continue with its annual Business Trick-or-Treat the last Friday of October. This year, the trick-or-treat will fall on October 30th and is from 4-6 p.m. We ask participating businesses to please use caution in passing out treats and keep activities outside. We also ask all involved from businesses to trick-or-treaters to wear masks to keep this a fun and safe event for everyone. Contact us with any questions.
Mollie B Concert Sponsorship
Chamber was one of several sponsor for a concert featuring Mollie B and the Jim Busta Band at Valley View Nursing Home for residents and online listeners in July. Though our own Lawn Chair Concert Series was cancelled, we were happy to be able to help bring some music to the community over the summer.
Food Shelf Donation
With minimal events and public projects in the works right now, the Chamber has instead used $1,000 of its funds to donate to the Houston Community Food Shelf.
2020 Senior Recognition Awards
The Chamber decided to put on a 2020 Senior Recognition Award Program for Houston High School's 2020 graduating class. Each student had the opportunity to receive a $100 award upon submission of an application. The award program is to assist students moving on to school or other continuing education programs in light of the chaos and adaptations of this year due to COVID-19.
Board meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month unless scheduling conflicts arise. Meetings are open to the public and members are encourages to attend.
January 2020 - All Member Meeting
February 2020 - Special Meeting for Approval of Bylaws Updates
February 2020 - Board Meeting
March 2020 - Meeting Cancelled
April 2020 - Board Meeting
May 2020 - Board Meeting
June 2020 - Board Meeting
July 2020 - Board Meeting