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Shop Local and Win!
Member Spotlight: Owens Electrical, Heating and Air Conditioning
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October's New Members
October's Renewals

Upcoming Events

Nov. 21-23
Chamber office closed for Thanksgiving

Dec. 7 

Jan. 31, 2013
Chamber of Commerce Banquet

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Brady/ McCulloch County
Chamber of Commerce
101 E. 1st
Brady, TX 76825
325-597-3491 phone
325-792-9181 fax
The Heartbeat
Brady/ McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce



In an effort to get more timely information to our members, we will be sending out a monthly e-letter with a wide variety of news. This e-letter will be replacing the quarterly paper newsletter you were receiving if we have a valid email address on file for you. If you have anything you'd like to add, please let us know. We hope you enjoy this additional benefit and please feel free to offer any feedback you may have! 


With the holidays upon us, we know everyone is running around fast and furious. Please take the time to view the article on our Shop Local program that will begin on Black Friday. 


We appreciate all you do for this community! 


Kathi Masonheimer

Community Development Director

Shop Local and Win!
Chamber Reward Program

The Chamber will again be holding drawings for four $100 Visa gift cards to individuals bringing in shopping receipts from Brady/ McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce Member businesses dated between Friday, November 23rd and Thursday, December 20th.

Receipts must be turned in by 3:00 p.m. on Friday to be included in that week's drawing.  Receipts will be added together. Every $100 spent at a Chamber Member business will earn one entry into that week's drawing, so $400 equals 4 entries.

Deadlines are:
  • November 30
  • December 7
  • December 14
  • December 21 
For a current list of members, check out the business directory on our website!
Member Spotlight: Owens Electrical, Heating and Air Conditioning
Owens Electrical was opened in 1989, and in 1993 the business took a join venture into the heating and air conditioning business. In 2001, they bought out their partner and became the Owens Electrical, Heating and Air Conditioning that we know today. The business joined the Chamber of Commerce in February 1996.

Owned by Curtis and Robin Owens, the company averages 10 full time employees including Jesse Slaughter, Operations Manager; and long time employees Glen Martinez, Head Install; Swede Carlson, Head Electrician; and Mario Roque and JT Owens leading the A/C technician crew.

Curtis grew up in Brady and Robin moved here in the 1980's. They have raised three children in Brady, one of whom has returned to work for the company.

Owens Electrical, Heating and Air Conditioning is located at 205 N. High. They can be reached at 325-597-3116.
Texas Association of Business Releases 2013 Legislative Priorities

The Texas Association of Business released their list of 2013 legislative priorities early in November.

TAB has taken a stance on several issues including, but not limited to:


   - Economic Development
   - Education and Workforce
   - Employment Relations
   - Environmental Quality
   - Health Care
   - Taxes and Spending
   - Transportation
   - Water
   - Workers' Compensation

For a complete list of legislation that TAB will support or oppose, click here. You can go to TAB's website at, or by clicking on the logo above.
October's New Members

We are excited to welcome the Chamber's newest members!

The Spread Pit BBQ 

Maxx Towing and Recovery

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church


Please join us in welcoming them to the Brady/ McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce!  

October's Renewals

We would like to extend a big
to our members who renewed with us this month!