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Check out some of the Auction Items we have received for the Awards Dinner – Thursday, February 2, 2017!

A big thank you to these donors:

  • A Tisket A Tasket – Two (2) Gift Certificates
  • Arrowhead Resort – Butterfly Glass Picture Frame
  • Brookshire’s– Four (4) Gift Cards
  • Cherokee Village Resort – Stoneware Crock Pitcher/Hand Painted & Texas Coffee Table Book
  • Citizens State Bank – Camo Cooler Bag w/Supplies
  • Family Home Health Care – Autographed Hank Blalock Baseball & Autographed Troy Aikman Photo
  • First Bank & Trust – Black & Decker Chain Saw & Black & Decker Blower/Vac/Mulcher
  • HILCO Electric Co-op, Inc. –Painted Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse
  • Lake Whitney Dental – Two (2) Phillips Sonicare Toothbrush Sets
  • Lake Whitney Garden Club – 16” Blue Ceramic Planter
  • Penney Crafts – Barbed Wire Cross / Handcrafted with area barbed wire
  • Qwik Pack & Ship – Purse with Matching Wallet
  • Sydell Riverplace Pottery – Four (4) Crosses & Bowl / Handcarved stoneware & porcelain featuring the romantic technique of Majolica by Jeanne Sydell
  • The Outpost – Dick’s Canoes – Two (2) Canoe or Kayak Trips
  • Town Hall Estates – 12” & 10” Ceramic Planters



Auction: Your donation of items for the live auction and silent auction will help the chamber keep up the good work of promoting Lake Whitney and supporting other projects that make the city and lake area a better place to live, work and play.

We want to make sure that your organization will get much-deserved publicity

for the items that you donate. Early donations will have their item listed and pictured in the newsletter, on our website and Facebook each week. Please turn in your item to the chamber office by January 30, 2017.  If you need to have someone pick up your item, please call the chamber office at 254-694-2540.

If you would like to donate money rather than merchandise, it is most welcome.

The chamber will see that the cash donation is also recognized.

Promote your business: The LWCC would also like to give you an opportunity to promote your goods and/or services. You may turn in 20-50 “gimme” items (e.g. pens, caps, cups, notepads, rack cards, brochures, etc) to the chamber office. These items will be available on the hall tables for the guests to see and take.

Janet Sanders
Executive Secretary
Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce


January 12 – Quarterly Luncheon Noon – Hillsboro Country Club Panel Discussion on Business Financing

Cost $15

  • Why do you need the financing?
  • What documentation do you need to qualify for a BUSINESS LOAN?
  • What does the loan officer want to know about your business?
  • What does the loan officer want to know about your long-range plans?
  • How do you plan to use the funding?
  • When do you need the financial resources?
  • How do you show cash flow history, projections and sustainability?
  • Are there any surprises in your Credit History?
  • Show Collateral availability
  • What does the loan officer need to know about you?
  • Panel – Representatives from:
    • Lone Star Ag Credit êAgTexas Farm Credit
    • Citizens National Bank ê Well Fargo Bank
    • First National Bank of Central TexasêFirst Central Credit Union
  • RSVP by January 9

Major Employer Breakfast

Brought to you by: Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce

Time & Date: January 20, 2017

Friday: 7:30 am – 8 am Networking, 8 am to 9 am – Breakfast

Place: A Tiskit A Taskit – 71 North Waco Hillsboro, TX

RSVP by January 17, 2017

Plant Manager & Leadership Team are invited

Download  Flyer 

Golf Tournament at White Bluff Resort / New Golf Course

Golf Tournament at White Bluff Resort / New Golf Course

Dear Members!

We are going to have the Santa Shoot Out Golf Tournament at White Bluff Resort on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. (December 17 if bad weather).

We are attaching a golf application and a sponsor application in hopes you will play and/or sponsor or both!

BOSSIER Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has donated a 2017 Jeep Cherokee, valued at $26,000.00 as the Hole in One prize, plus other items for Par 3 holes.

There will also be prizes and awards for Closest to the Hole, Longest Drive and special prizes from donors and golf prizes from Dixon Golf Challenge.

We would like to thank the following members for their advance sponsorship of several of the holes available:

o   BOSSIER Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

o   HILCO Electric Co-Op., Inc.

o   Bosque Real Estate

o   Divine Living Assistance Services

o   American Self Storage

o   TNMP (Texas New Mexico Power)

o   Darren Hayes Insurance Agency

o   First Central Credit Union

If you would like to sponsor a hole for $100 we would be very grateful for your sponsorship pledge. Don’t miss this opportunity to market your products and services to our tournament participants!

We are also in need of some “goodies” for the players bags, such as you give us for our welcome bags.

We are very excited about this event and hope to hear from you soon.



Thank you all very much!

Janet Sanders
Executive Secretary
Lake Whitney Chamber Of Commerce

Golf Tournament Accepting Entries

Sign-ups are now underway for the Santa Shootout Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, December 10, at White Bluff’s New Course.


The tournament is open to men and women golfers and is limited to the first 72 players to sign up.

Entry fee is $250 per team or $70 per player. The cost includes green fee, cart for two and lunch at Trophy Grill.

The four-person scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. and deadline to register is Monday, December 5.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place teams, longest drive and closest to the hole.

Bossier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Hillsboro is offering a hole-in-one prize.

Sponsorships are also available. To inquire about a $100 hole sponsorship or to make another donation, contact the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce at 254-694-2540.

Christmas Bazaar

Downtown Whitney * Saturday, Dec. 3 * 10:00am–5:00pm

Sidewalk Vendor Space is available for a $20.00 donation and will be donated to the Whitney Area Food Bank.

Arts ~ Crafts ~ Baked Goods ~ Etc. ~ Plus all the Merchants will have holiday specials! Food downtown all day at the End Zone and Cattle Guard Steakhouse.



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6th Annual Discover Downtown Whitney And Classic Car Show

Hill College Rebels

Members of the Hill College marketing and communications team recently unveiled the college’s new athletic mascot to students and staff members prior to the beginning of the 2016-17 school year.

Hill College Director of Marketing and Communications Derik Moore said the new mascot will take the place of Rowdy Rebel, which had been around for a little over a decade.

“Based on survey results from 2015, no one really cared for the Rowdy mascot,” Moore said, “so we formed a focus group to help oversee a new athletic identity for the college.”

Moore said six individuals were hand selected by college administration to be part of the focus group, which consisted of faculty and staff from Cleburne, Hillsboro, the Cleburne Technical Center as well as a Hill College freshman student.

The focus group worked closely with the graphic designer – answering questionnaires and proofing two rounds of concepts before the current mascot was selected. Some of the non-negotiable items the focus group and designer had to keep in mind were the colors red and blue must remain the same as well as the name “Rebels.”

“Throughout the entire re-branding process, our Board of Regents and President Dr. Pam Boehm were kept in the loop,” Moore added.

Moore said the actual mascot was approved in early June, but it was kept a secret until students and staff members returned for the fall semester.

“Please keep in mind that the original Hill College ‘square’ logo is the official image of Hill College,” Moore added. “The new image will be primarily used as the college’s athletic identity.”
Flags, signs and banners containing the college’s news mascot are already prevalent at each of Hill College’s campuses and centers. Also, additional items have been ordered – such as apparel – and will be available for purchase at the Hill College Campus Stores.


Thank you Providence Hospice for hosting the LWC Meet & Greet! Thursday, June 16!

Everyone enjoyed your hospitality and the coke floats by Margie’s Old Fashioned Soda Pop Shoppe.
Pictured in front of the soda shoppe are Chamber Directors Vanessa Meyer, Judy Taylor, Providence Hospice staff and friends.


Hill College recognizes three ‘Pillars of the Community’ at Friday’s annual gala

Hill College recognized three “Pillars of the Community” recipients at Friday’s 11th-Annual Boots and Suits Gala at the Cleburne Conference Center.

Art Mann was named the “Pillar of the Community” for Hillsboro; Patsy Dumas for Burleson; and Cathy Marchel for Cleburne.

“We looked for individuals who are essential to the life of their communities,” Associate Director of Development. “This year’s three recipients were also recognized not only for their hard work, but also for their giving back to their communities.”

The Boots and Suits Gala is an annual event for Hill College in which proceeds go toward student scholarships as well as improvements to both the Hill County and Johnson County campuses and/or programs.

Photos by DERIK MOORE/Hill College

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