As we recently moved our clocks one hour forward to welcome the spring season, your Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce is also working hard to do much of the same: welcoming new businesses and keeping things moving forward.
Several changes have been made within the Chamber since the new year and your Chamber board hit the ground running with some very simple ideas that we feel will make some positive change in our business community.
We've been listening to you, our members, and we hear you.
A good friend of mine once told me "There are plenty of problem identifiers in life but very few problem solvers." I'd never given that much thought until he elaborated. Most everyone can see when a problem exists, which oftentimes follows with a "well, what needs to be done is..." but then there are those that can not only identify the problem, they also have the desire to help solve the problem.
Your Chamber board is working right now to be problem solvers and the biggest problem we hear from you is hindered growth in our business community. We're trying to trim the fat on the Chamber's focus so that we can bring more benefit to you, our members. How do we do that? We work on bringing more people, events, and activities into Edmonson County so that they'll do business with you.
It would be inaccurate if I told you the Chamber had all sorts of new ideas and plans headed your way for 2022. In fact, we're cutting back in some areas where the bang-for-the-buck has been lacking. What we ARE doing, is hyper-focusing on things we believe that will WORK, and work for you.
One of those things is bringing a new festival that we hope becomes an annual event, called The Big Brownsville Bash. We're still working on the event list, but it's coming June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of this year. It's a new event that will be centered around the heart of Brownsville: the square, the river, and the surrounding area. It will feature a carnival, a car show, food events, and so much more. Stay connected to this page and our Facebook Page to find out more as we get closer to the event.
Greg Hudson, who stepped down as our director last week in order to focus on his local political campaign, laid much of the groundwork for the "Bash" and we wish him the very best as he moves forward with his endeavors. We also want to thank two board members for their service that have also recently stepped down--Tina Walden of Walden's BBQ, and Jeff Jacobs of Jacob's Home Furnishings. Both will be missed from our board of directors and we wish both of them the best as they focus on their businesses and families.
I'm still brand new to this, so I'm learning as I go. While we hate to see our former board members and director step down, it's great to see the remaining board members continue to work together to keep the Chamber moving in a positive direction. Stay connected as we make plans for hiring a new director and we'll certainly see you at the Brownsville Bash!
Thank you for your support of the Chamber,