On September 13, Governor Greg Abbott officially proclaimed that October 18 through October 22, 2021 is “Chamber of Commerce Week” in Texas. Signing an official resolution, Governor Abbott celebrated the more than 600 local chambers of commerce in Texas who “provide a critical link in the communities they serve by fostering a vibrant business environment, promoting local projects, and paving the way for small businesses to thrive.”
During this week, all of the citizens of Grimes County should pause and reflect on the many contributions made to our community through the efforts of the local Chamber of Commerce. As stated by Governor Abbott, “their work leads to stronger people, better communities, and a prosperous state we are proud to call home. The Chamber of Commerce improves your community by creating jobs, implementing beautification programs, improving education, campaigning for improved streets and highways, and stimulating industrial, commercial, and agricultural growth.”
This year alone, the Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce has hosted local and regional realtor/developer roundtables and economic development updates, provided assistance to numerous businesses considering locating in Grimes County, held a business expo and job fair and hosted educational and tourism events all intended to benefit our communities. Since February, they have administered hundreds of Covid rapid tests to Chamber members, their employees and families for free, through a program of the Texas Department of Emergency Management.
Members of the Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce and members of surrounding communities please take a moment to celebrate and thank your chamber’s staff and volunteers for all of their hard work.