September Luncheon – Dr. Tracey Brown – Single Mom, PHD

Dr. Tracey Brown
The Early Chamber of Commerce held its September monthly luncheon at Underwood’s Cafeteria. The featured speaker was Dr. Tracey Brown, the author of Single Mom,PHD. She is an expert at teaching others how to turn their challenges into triumph. She used her message to relate how hope transcends all socio-cultural,racial,and economic barriers as it relates to the business world and their customers. For more information or to contact Dr. Brown, email her at

The Southern Junkie

The Southern Junkie
The Early Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting for The Southern Junkie located at 112 W. Anderson in Brownwood on October 8, 2014. Chelsea Followwell, a small town girl with a Texas size dream opened The Southern Junkie as Brownwood’s newest boutique!! Selling Women & Children’s clothing, accessories, home decor and much more!! Visit her web site at
Pictured from left to right: Jennifer Trowbridge, Mike Hall, Doug Scott, Christy Scott, Lisa Callihan, Kayla Furry, Jennifer Rinkenberger, Ronald Isom, Chelsea Followwell, Helen Tatum, Tanya Patton, Marc Followwell, Lori Hohertz, Joe King, Jodie Armstrong, Wanda Furgason, and Jennifer Furry.


September Business Spotlight

The Early Chamber of Commerce selected Coldwell Banker – Mark Campbell and Associates as September’s Business Spotlight.
Coldwell-Banker and Associates serves Brownwood, Lake Brownwood, Early, and the surrounding Brown County areas, they are fully prepared to meet all of your Central Texas real estate needs. Whether you are interested in residential property, farm or ranch land, lake front, or commercial real estate, they are your Perfect Partner®.

Vann is a real-estate specialist that can help you in all phases of the buying or selling of real-estate. From helping you in obtaining your financing when buying a house or land, to walking you through the complex web of contracts to closing day! He will be there with you throughout the whole process. So if you are in the real estate market stop by and see Vann at 1100 Early Blvd. or at visit their web site at
Pictured left to right: Tim Espinoza, Jennifer Trowbridge, Jennifer Furry, Mark Campbell ,Helen Tatum, Vann Stanford, Jared Trowbridge, Lisa Callihan, Adam Lancaster, Renee Faubion and Jodie Armstrong

2014 Chamber Awards Banquet

More information on sponsorships, contest, etc. coming soon!
Early Chamber of Commerce 36th Annual Awards Banquet
“Fall Harvest”
October14. 2014
6:00p.m. Arrival andNetworking
6:30p.m.Steak or Chicken Buffet Dinner

Place: Early First United Methodist Church, 1073 Early Blvd, Early
Entertainment:EISD Student Essay presentationsof “My Texas Heritage!”
Dress:After Five
Live Auction: Rex Tackett Auctioneer
Awards: Member of Year, Citizen of Year, Ambassador of Year, Business of Year and Early ISD’s Teachers of Year. Also, there will be introduction of the new incoming board members and surprises.

As part of our decorations,sign your table up for the “Centerpiece Contest”! Attendees will vote for the best decorated centerpiece. The 1st place table centerpiece will win $100 cash, 2nd place centerpiece will win $50 Cash and the 3rd place centerpiece will win a $25 gift card .All three centerpieces will be sold during the live auction presentation. Let us know if you would like to participate in decorating your centerpiece when reserving your sponsorship or table.

$500 – Bountiful Harvest- (only one available) 8 dinner tickets with reserved table, recognition at Banquet for Premier V.I. P .sponsorship, signage on table, and largest printed logo on front page of banquet’s program. Table located in ‘Sponsor Row’ in center of room and the closest V.I.P. table to the stage.

$400 – Fall Harvest-8 dinner tickets with reserved table, recognition at Banquet for sponsorship, signage on table, and medium printed logo in banquet’s program. Tables located in ‘Sponsor’s Rows’ following Bountiful Harvest V.I.P. table.

$300-Autumn Harvest– 8 dinner tickets with reserved table, recognition at Banquet for sponsorship signage on table, and smaller printed logo in program insert.Tables located in ‘Sponsor’s Rows’ following Fall HarvestV.I.P. tables.

1 table for 8 is $225, which includes 8 dinner tickets with reserved table.

1 individual ticket is $25, which includes 1 dinner ticket for ‘individual ticket holders table.’

Please contact Shawn or Wanda at 649-9300 for your choice by October 3, 2014. You will be invoiced and upon receipt of your payment we will mail you your tickets.Thank you for all your support and we look forward to seeing you there!

Early Volunteer Firefighter Appreciation Dinner

Early Volunteer Fire Fighters Appreciation Dinner

Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM at Early Vol. Fire Department-1030 Early Blvd.

My Hero Firefighter picture


Join us to honor the Early Firemen for all they do.

Delicious CHILI with all the trimmings with Dr. Pepper, Chicken E tea & DESSERT!!     For a DONATION of $7.00 or more !!


There will be a live auction with the proceeds benefiting the Early VFD


Texas Farm Bureau Insurance       Mills County State Bank

Atmos Energy                                 Bob’s Fuels

Black Plumbing                               Leland’s Portable Buildings

State Representative Jim Keffer



Hosted by Early Chamber of Commerce

For more information, please call (325) 649-9300


September Business of the Month – Mike Hall – State Farm Insurance

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Mike Hall – State Farm Insurance, located at 807 Center Avenue, Ste C, Brownwood, TX was selected as the Early Chamber of Commerce Business of the month for September.

Mike’s agency offers State Farm auto, renters, home, and life insurance as well State Farm banking, mutual funds and annuities.

Mike’s mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. Give Mike and his staff a call for your insurance and financial needs at 325-646-8600.

Pictured: Jared Trowbridge, Donnie Lappe, Kayla Furry, Adam Lancaster, Jodie Armstrong, Ronnie Lappe, Lisa Callihan, Mike Hall – Owner, Jennifer Furry, Chris Furry, Cara Esquivel and Sophia Rodriguez.


Chicken Express Gets Cash Mobbed in August

August 2014 Cash Mob Chicken ExpressThe Early Cash Mob recently visited Chicken Express for lunch to thank Ben Kennedy and his crew for being a member.  Chicken Express, home of the Legendary Chicken tenders and Chicken E Sweet Iced Tea is located at 221 Early Blvd.  Their chicken is fresh, never frozen and you can taste the difference.  Thank you Chicken Express for your support in donating the famous Chicken E Sweet Tea and ice to our various events and for all your contributions to the community!  Pictured above are some of the Early Chamber Ambassadors, Ben Kennedy (Manager), and his crew.