This year, the Chamber marks its 50th Anniversary. Seventy-five members of the Burleson Lions Club established the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce in 1965 as they gathered to discuss the industrial and economic development of their rapidly growing community. The club felt a permanent Chamber of Commerce was needed to lead them into the next century.
Jack Taylor, area businessman, and County Judge Herschel C. Winn, who just passed away in May 2016, created the charter and bylaws of the proposed Chamber. The Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce was officially founded on April 18, 1966. The Chamber’s first board consisted of Judge Herschel C. Winn (president), George E. Bransom Jr. (vice-president), Jack Harr, J.A. Schumacher, W.L.W. Scott, Les Todd, Don Williams and W.N. Wood.
To celebrate our 50 Years of Excellence, the Chamber is hosting a Golden Gala on September 17th in the new Oaks Event Center located at Southern Oaks Golf Club from 6:30 to 11:00 pm. The evening will include an elegant dinner and cocktails, a short program emceed by Craig Couch, our Chair Elect, followed by Mayor Ken Shetter, as our keynote speaker. The program will also feature a fun video from a number of the Chamber’s past Presidents and Chairmen and pictorial of the chamber throughout the years. Live music from the popular Motown Sounds Band and dancing under the stars on The Oaks’ new outdoor patio. A photo booth will offer additional entertainment as well as the opportunity to visit with your fellow Burleson Chamber and community members. The evening attire is cocktail with black-tie optional.
Our 50th Anniversary celebration is an acknowledgement of the success and support of our members, volunteers and the community. Congratulations to our members for 50 years of success as the foundation of the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce; we look forward to seeing you at our Golden Gala Celebration on Saturday, September 17th.
Seating for the Golden Gala is limited to 260. Tickets are $100 per person and reserved tables are available through a Gold or Silver Sponsorship. Call the Chamber office to get your tickets today, 817-295-6121 or visit our website, burlesonchamber.com.
Special thanks to the evenings Centerpieces and Photo Booth – Texas Floral Design, Inc.; Video and Photography – Woods Photo & Video; Print Program Publication – Turning Point Church; Event venue – The Oaks Event Center at Southern Oaks Golf Course.