The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce gives you a seat at the table to engage with community leaders, learn from your peers and learn about what’s happening in your industry. Committee involvement is a very effective way to establish yourself as a community leader and create lasting connections with other business leaders while working towards common goals.
Mission: To conduct groundbreaking, ribbon cutting and other ceremonies in support of Chamber membership and to function as a proactive goodwill extension of the Chamber.
- Plan and conduct ribbon cuttings and/or ground breaking ceremonies.
Create, plan and execute a new member mentor program (Ambassador’s) to foster involvement and participation in chamber events and committees. Consider need for new member event bi-monthly, a smaller version of the Business After Hours Mixer or Despierta Brownsville format.
Support the Chamber with special events by attending and participating in Business Mixers, Annual Banquet, Speed Networking, and other special projects as needed.
Cards small gifts
- Contact with client
- Speed Network
Health & Wellness Committee
Mission: The Health and Wellness Committee is a forum for discussion and action related to providing the business leadership necessary to bring about positive changes in Brownsville’s current health care climate. The Health and Wellness Committee serves as the Chamber’s front line to educate Brownsville businesses about regional health care issues that impact a business’s financial position and workforce productivity. The committee also provides workforce wellness information, dedicated to sharing low-cost and no- cost ideas that employers can use to boost the health of their employees. Health is a priority for the Brownsville Chamber as it plays an important role in shaping the region’s economy.
Each month, the committee will feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) highlighting important health issues that affect Americans every day by hosting health seminars on the last Wednesday of the month.
Implementation & distribution of an employer health toolkit to create a culture of well-being in the workplace.
Collaborate with chamber members on employer wellness initiatives to collectively bring about positive change in the workplace.
Support, promote and participate in the Ride with Brownsville initiative.
Plan, participate in and promote the Health & Wellness Expo.
International Trade & Logistics Committee
Mission: To represent the international commerce and trade needs of chamber members and the community.
- Invite guest speakers to meetings that will provide important information about international issues.
- Formulate and recommend policy and programs to enhance flow of commerce and security at international ports of entry.
- FAST / TCPAT / Unique Cargo Certification
- Redevelop and support the Bi-National Chamber of Commerce Coalition.
- Maintain liaison with consuls, Department of Homeland Security, maquiladoras, brokers, elected and appointed officials on both sides of the border.
- Continue to participate with U.S. Customs & Border Protection Stakeholders Meetings.
- International Trade Symposium
- Promote Brownsville/Matamoros as an international business community and encourage international commerce and tourism.
- Bi-national Agreement
- Represent Chamber on trade missions and at social functions in Mexico.
- East Loop / CCRMA
- Continue working with /USCBP TXDOT
- CANACO/Working Agenda
- Promoting the Port on entries/Fast
Small Business Development Committee
Mission: To promote and assist small businesses through proactive innovative programs, education, networking and other resources available to facilitate growth.
Inform, educate and connect members through professional development and continuing education opportunities by providing relevant seminars and workshops.
Create and Develop MOU for services with strategic collaborative partners.
Promote Small Business Counselor at Brownsville Chamber of Commerce.
Plan, participate and promote Business to Botana Expo 2020
Develop, organize and implement the Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp. (20 Participants) (FY 2019-2020)
Participate on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Award Nomination Committee.
Support UTRGV’s School of Business- Annual Business Leader Award Breakfast.
Provide list of service available for new businesses
Utilize current members to help new members
Round Robin to showcase products/services
Award & Recognition for members to do businesses with other members
Utilize market square and downtown.
Governmental Advocacy Committee
Mission: To promote awareness and take action on governmental issues of importance to chamber members at local, state and federal levels and to increase member involvement around critical issues related to voting, legislation and business advocacy.
Identify and prioritize issues that are important to the membership.
Keep membership informed of relevant issues, the action taken by the chamber and how members can get involved.
Advocate for infrastructure improvements; identify, monitor and support projects of regional and local significance.
Work closely with and cultivate relationships with various levels of government by attending appropriate committee meetings and brief legislators on issues important to membership.
Support federal, state and local legislators on issues relevant to the region.
Prepare for next legislative session (survey of members)
On federal Side figure out which U.S. Chamber priorities apply to our members
Determine local, state, and federal agencies most important to our members and invite to do workshops
Host legislators and governmental officials when opportunities present.
Participate in Legislative Tour and Day at the Capital
In support of the Governmental Affairs Division the Chamber collaborates with the following:
Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation
Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Brownsville Independent School District
Brownsville Navigation District
City of Brownsville
Rio Grande Valley Partnership
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas Southmost College
Workforce Solutions Cameron
Texas Legislators for Brownsville
US Senator and Congressman
Connect BTX Committee
Mission: Connect BTX advances digital equality and economic growth through strategic partnerships that promote a thriving and digitally-empowered community.
Connect BTX advances digital inclusion by pursuing four mutually supportive objectives:
Advocacy: Increase access and adoption of internet services by stakeholders
Connectivity: Increase access to the internet by fostering ownership of computer devices
Devices: Increase Access and Ownership of Computer Devices
Training: Increase Digital Skills and computer literacy
Economic Development: Empower Community through access to technology, aid in the development of a skilled workforce, and promote digital skills.
Interested in joining a committee? Submit the form below and a chamber representative will contact you.