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Past Recipients

Dr. Kent Fischer of Fischer Veterinary Clinic is presented a banner to display at his office as the 2014 Small Business Person of the Year. The announcement was made at a surprise visit by Chamber officials on April 22, 2014.


2014 – Dr. Kent Fischer, Fischer Veterinary Clinic

2013 –  Matt Kyle, The Kyle Law Firm

2012 – Ken & Lisa Brucks,  Prodigy Learning Center & Child Care

2011 – Robin Jeffers, J&R Gymnastics

2010 – Ernie Jergins, Ernesto’s Jewelry

2009 – John Guenzel, Rio Raft Resort

2008 – Dee and Terry Buck, Buck Pottery

2007 – Judi & Cecil Eager, Gruene Mansion Inn

2006 – Miles Granzin, Granzin Bar-B-Q

2005 – Donna Scheele, Property Management Professionals, Inc.

2004 – Trudy Soechting, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

2003 – Doug & Anne Miller, Miller & Miller Insurance Agency

2002 – Lester Stockhorst, PRINT IT

2001 – Adam & Karen Cork, Color Express

2000 – Don & Lynn Forres, Huisache Grill

1999 – Carol Johnson, Johnson Furniture Co./Innerworks

1998 – Randy Vanstory, Quick Align

1997 – Pam Kraft, Kraft Mobiletel

1996 – Larry Wenzel, Creative Eyewear by Larry

1995 – Rusty Brandt, ‘Tis The Season

1994 – Kyra Brandt, Comal Flower Shop on the Plaza

1993 – Cash & Dennis Hermes, Centex Office Plus

1992 – Bob Schima, Henne Hardware

1991 – Marian Benson, The Collection

1990 – Mary Jane Nalley, Gruene, Texas

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Ribbon Cutting: GBRA River Heritage Tour – Kiosk

Oct 13, 4:30pm

Landa Park, New Braunfels, Texas

Join us in celebrating the installation of th eGBRA River Heritage Tour – Kioskin Landa Park. The location will be at Landa Park by the lake in between the boathouse and the train station. The speaker will be David Welsch – Executive Manager of Business Development and Resource Management.

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2015 Downtown Association Wine Stroll

Oct 8, 5:00pm

Main Plaza Downtown New Braunfels

Take in Downtown New Braunfels’ sights, sounds, and shops while sipping free samples of wine all while putting yourself in a chance to win a grand prize worth over $2.000! It’s the 11th Annual New Braunfels Downtown Association Wine Stroll! The Stroll: On Thursday, October 8th, 29 downtown businesses will stay open late from 5 – 8:30pm. Drop in and pick up your passport, and don’t forget to get a sample of wine. On your passport you’ll see 9 squares that will need to be stamped. 5 of those businesses are required stops – meaning to be eligible for the grand prize, your passport must be stamped by them. The other remaining 4 squares can be stamped by any of the other non-required stops of your choosing. Once your passport is filled, drop it off at any required stop location and be entered to win the Grand Prize! Win $300 – Riverstone Advisors presents The Secret Square: After the Grand Prize winner has been chosen, we’ll choose for the “Secret Square” prize. The first completed passport pulled that has a non-required square stamped by the “Secret Stop” will win $300 CASH! Parking/Shuttle: We expect a lot of wine strollers this year. Make it easy on yourself and park behind Adele Kerr (a required stop at Seguin and Elm), or at the McKenna Event Center’s overflow lot next to Red Rooster Antiques. Opa’s Wheelhaus will have shuttles at each location to conveniently drive you into Downtown (tips warmly welcomed). Commemorative Wine Glasses: 2015 Wine Stroll stemless wine glasses will be available for purchase in front of Seekatz Opera House for $10. The Grand Prize: We’ll draw one completed passport that will win all of these great prizes valued over $2,000! $100 Visa Prepaid Gift Card from Century 21 Randall Morris & Assoc. $100 Gift Card to Arlan’s Market 4 tickets to Schlitterbahn (good for 2016 season) $75 Gift Card from 188 South $50 Gift Certificate to Myron’s Steakhouse $25 Gift Certificate to McAdoos $25 Gift Certificate, koozie, and tshirt from Huisache Grill $200 Gift Certificate from Johnson Furniture $200 Gift Certificate from No Flash Photography $25 Gift Certificate to 2tarts Bakery Jewelry and Purse from River Rose $50 Gift Certificate from Blue Artichoke Jewelry from All About Me Boutique $50 Gift Certificate for fresh flowers from Comal Flower Shop 2 passes to any show at Circle Arts Theater Tour for 4 Gift Certificate from Spass Walking Tours $25 Gift Card, tshirt, and koozie from Pour Haus $50 Gift Certificate to Dancing Pony NB Railroad Museum Cap 2 tickets to Star Spangled Cabaret at Brauntex Theater Wine Rack from Henne Hardware $50 Gift Certificate from Blumen-Meisters Flowers $200 Tux Rental from Celebrations Leather Wallet from Ludwig’s Leather Purse from Perky Peacock $25 Gift Certificate and Atari Flashback 2 Classic Game Console from D-Pad $25 Gift Certificate from Lot 59 $150 Gift Certificate from CoWork Factory $40 Gift Certificate from Got Toys $25 Gift Certificate from Red Rooster Antiques $50 Gift Certificate to Hall of Frames Sophienburg tshirt We’ll see you at Wine Stroll 2015 on Thursday, October 8th!

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LNB Alumni Issue Forum for Nov. Election

Oct 22, 11:30am

New Braunfels Chamber

The Leadership New Braunfels Alumni will host an Issues Forum for its members on October 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Landa Haus. In the November 3 election, local voters will cast their vote on a New Braunfels ISD bond, a Comal County jail bond, and seven state constitutional amendments. The NBISD bond information will be presented by Rob Johnson and Bob Gray, the Comal County jail information will be presented by Comal County Judge Sherman Krause, and information on the state constitutional amendments will be delivered by State Representative Doug Miller. The Chamber’s Board of Directors have endorsed both local bond issues and all seven of the state amendments. This event is sponsored by HMT Engineering and lunch will be catered by New Braunfels Smokehouse. Tickets are $12 each. This event is exclusively for members of the LNB Alumni group.

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Texas Chamber of Commerce Week

Oct 19, 12:00am

New Braunfels Chamber

The City of New Braunfels, Comal County and the State of Texas will celebrate Texas Chamber of Commerce Week October 19-23, 2015. This week is a time set aside to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of chambers of commerce and the communities they represent. The City of New Braunfels and Comal County will both issue proclamations officially declaring the week as Chamber of Commerce Week. The City proclamation will be on Monday, October 12 at the City Council meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m. and the County proclamation will be on Thursday, October 22 at Comal County Commissioners Court beginning at 8:30 a.m. Although their work is often done behind the scenes, chamber of commerce staff and volunteers are routinely involved in many areas of the community that help it thrive. In New Braunfels these include business development, business recruitment and retention, education and workforce development, community betterment, and advocacy, among others. The New Braunfels Chamber works to support the growth of their approximately 2,200 members while helping to build a prosperous and sustainable community. During Chamber of Commerce Week, the New Braunfels Chamber will complete Operation Thank You. This is an annual event organized by the Chamber’s Blue Coat Ambassadors with the goal of visiting local Chamber Member businesses to express appreciation for their continued support of the Chamber and the community, and to personally hand-deliver close to 1,500 copies of the 2016 New Braunfels Business, Relocation and Visitors Guide. There is no shortage of excellent chambers in the state of Texas. The state of Texas boasts the highest number of accredited Chambers (designation given by the US Chamber of Commerce), as well as the largest numbers of individuals achieving the highest professional designations for the chamber profession, the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) presented by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives and graduation from the Institute for Organization Management (IOM) presented by the US Chamber of Commerce. Four members of the New Braunfels Chamber’s management team, including President/CEO Michael Meek, have received their IOM and two more are currently working towards the designation. Meek is also a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).

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Water Strategies Forum #2

Oct 16, 8:30am

New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center

The Chamber’s Natural Resources Committee will host a water planning and strategies forum on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the New Braunfels Civic Convention Center. The program will provide a series of 45-minute breakout sessions in the morning, a keynote address by Professor Charles Porter, and a wrap-up session in the afternoon by New Braunfels Utilities. Although 97.5 percent of the Earth is water, only less than one-half percent of that is actually clean, drinkable water. With Texas’ ever-growing population, it is more important now than ever to make conscious and deliberate efforts to safeguard this precious resource. This water strategies forum will provide valuable and up-to-date information on the preservation of water supplies in the state and a meaningful discussion on the future of water availability in south central Texas. Morning sessions will be provided by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, the San Antonio Water System, the Texas Water Development Board, the Edwards Aquifer Authority, the Canyon Lake Water Service Company, the National Weather Service and the newly created Trinity Groundwater Conservation District. Charles Porter, professor, author and expert on water rights and real estate, will deliver the keynote address. Porter teaches global water policy courses at St. Edwards University and his book explores the history of water rights in Texas. NBU will deliver the afternoon session, focusing on their work to provide quality water to their customers. This event is sponsored by GBRA, HDR Engineering, HMT Engineering & Surveying, LNV Inc., M&S Engineers, River City Engineering, Canyon Lake Water Service Company, and Westward Environmental, Inc. Tickets for the water strategies forum are $25 each and include lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Tickets can be purchased at For more information please contact Rusty Brockman at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at (830) 608-2811 or The Natural Resources Committee provides information and resources to Chamber members in the areas of water, air and environmental topics and information. This committee meets quarterly for lunch and a program and will meet again on December 3. For more information on this committee, or any of the Chamber’s committees, visit

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