What is the Chamber of Commerce?

The Bowie, TX Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of citizens who are investing their time and money in a community development program – working together to improve the economic, civic and cultural well-being of the area.

Any citizen who is interested in helping to develop the area (which means more money, more business, more jobs, and better living for everyone) is eligible to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce. The dues structure is designed to permit individuals and even the smallest businesses to be members.

The work of the Chamber is financed by the investment of the members who support it on the basis of their size and interest in the progress of the area.

The Chamber of Commerce is composed of Committee Workers, Directors, and Officers who serve voluntarily, without pay. A full time Chamber Executive Director works to coordinate and facilitate Chamber activities.

What It Is:

The Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of citizens who are investing their time and money in a community development program – working together to improve the economic, civic and cultural well-being of the area.

Any citizen who is interested in helping to develop the area (which means more money, more business, more jobs, and better living for everyone) is eligible to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce. The dues structure is designed to permit individuals and even the smallest businesses to be members.

The work of the Chamber is financed by the investment of the members who support it on the basis of their size and interest in the progress of the area.

The Chamber of Commerce is composed of Committee Workers, Directors, and Officers who serve voluntarily, without pay. A full time Chamber Executive Vice President works to coordinate and facilitate Chamber activities.

What It Does:

The Chamber of Commerce is a service institution and an action organization. It provides a medium through which people can take effective action for the progress of the community.

  • It helps create job opportunities through stimulation of industrial and commercial growth.
  • It seeks the improvement of the community by supporting Main Street Project, Merchant’s Association, schools, and civic organizations.
  • It supports and facilitates community events and gatherings in the city. It keeps a current calendar of events schedule.
  • It works to support and develop the agriculture industry of the area. A current list of hunting leases is maintained.
  • In all of these functions, the Chamber of Commerce is serving as a partner of every business and every professional person in the area.

How It Functions:

The Chamber of Commerce functions through the working committees of the organization. Money, planning, inspiration, and guidance depends on the members working vigorously on the committee of their choice.

Careful study is made of the community needs and an action plan is designed. The goal of the Action Plan is to improve the economic welfare of the community.

Every member has a voice in determining the policies and projects and every member is needed to work on active committees to get the job done.

For the Retailer:

The Chamber works for industrial and business development which supports new residents with their revenues for our community. It provides educational opportunities and assists businesses with the latest marketing and promotional techniques.

For the Service Establishment:

The Chamber works for the ever increasing population, assuring additional customers and income. It works toward the increasing development of highways, recreational areas, new industries, and the expansion of existing industries; all of which increase the demand for services.

For the Construction, Real Estate, Investment and Insurance Firm:

The Chamber provides an expanding market for construction, real estate and insurance professionals by promoting business, and attracting new industries and residents. Potential customers are referred to members on a daily basis.

For the Professional:

The Chamber works continuously for the growth of the city, business expansion and population increase to insure the professional a prosperous place in which to make a living.

For the Hotel, Motel, Restaurant Operator:

The Chamber works to promote festivals and events, conferences, and sales meetings which bring new patrons and money into businesses. It supports the rodeos and events that attract people to our community. The Chamber Web Page lists members and tourist attractions.

For the Home and Property Owner:

The Chamber supports Main Street and other beautification programs aimed at making our city a better place in which to live. It cooperates with church, cultural and entertainment groups to provide a more interesting and meaningful life for residents and visitors. It cooperates with educational facilities to insure a quality educational system, provides two annual scholarships, and provides newcomer packets. This results in strong property values and a brisk real estate market.

For All Members:

The Chamber represents the opinions of the members to city, state and national elected officials, and monitors legislative issues that impact the membership.

Why Should I Join?

  • Because the Chamber of Commerce unifies the public spirit of my community and directs it into useful and constructive channels.
  • Because I have an investment in the community that is enhanced by working with other businesses to benefit all.
  • Because my support yields many benefits in new industries, increased payrolls, better health and safety, beneficial legislation, and an improved community.
  • Because the Chamber of Commerce depends on personal service and financial support to carry out its broad program of work to protect and advance business.
  • Because through the Chamber of Commerce I can best fulfill my obligations to the community where I earn my living.
  • Because an active membership in my Chamber of Commerce carries with it a sense of accomplishment and inner satisfaction from the knowledge that I am doing my share of an important job.
  • Membership Benefits
  • Free listing on the web page.
  • Subscription to the The Chamber News
  • Public referrals
  • Advertising opportunities

Mission Statement:

The Bowie Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization committed to Economic Development, focused on the promotion of business and civic welfare through education and involvement.