Events ‘steer’ Chamber into 2011

By MIKE BROWN
Reporter Editor


Chamber president Denice Doss gives annual report flanked by (L-R) directors Mitul Patel, Chris Dyess, executive assistant Shelley Stautz, directors Michelle Morgan, Deedra Jacob and Jenny Lehmkuhl. Chamber president Denice Doss gives annual report flanked by (L-R) directors Mitul Patel, Chris Dyess, executive assistant Shelley Stautz, directors Michelle Morgan, Deedra Jacob and Jenny Lehmkuhl. As the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce heads into 2011 it’s obvious at least one event won’t steer the business community wrong.

Apache Pass will be the site of the 2011 Bevo’s Birthday Party April 15-16, an annual event sponsored by the Silver Spurs, a University of Texas service organization.

“The celebration will include a barbecue cookoff Friday and all kinds of events on Saturday,” Doss said.

Jerry Jeff Walker is expected to appear and of course Bevo will be on hand.

How does Rockdale get such a “big city” event? “It all came out of a conversation at last year’s Nocturnal Fest,” Doss said.

The Nocturnal Fest music event drew a two-night crowd estimated at 25,000 last September and is coming back to Apache Pass the last weekend in April, Doss said.


From left, Cindy Jerman replaced Cody Caldwell as Chamber chairperson, Michelle Morgan urged members to be positive about Rockdale. From left, Cindy Jerman replaced Cody Caldwell as Chamber chairperson, Michelle Morgan urged members to be positive about Rockdale. WEBSITE—Doss said the Chamber’s new website, being prepared in conjunction with the city site, should be up and running Feb. 18.

“We are going to survey our businesses about the site once it gets going,” Doss said.

DIR ECTOR S— She recognized new directors Debra Jackson, Deedra Jacob, Rob Schackart and Jenny Lehmkuhl.

Holdover directors are Joyce Ford, Wallace Jones, Hunter Matula, Michelle Morgan, Cindy Jerman, Chris Dyess, Mitul Patel, Debra Burrough and Becky Booker Marek.

During the meeting, Jerman took over t he chair person’s posit ion, replacing Caldwell.

Rockdale Chamber of Commerce membership grew by 28 during 2010 and now totals 286.


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