Business Spotlight of the Month – July



“The Insurance Lady” was chosen as Business Spotlight of the Month!

The Insurance Lady offers: auto, flood, homeowners, workers compensations, commercial property and liability, mobile home, motorcycle, boats, recreational vehicles, rentals, and renter insurance.

For more information you may call Lori Lindsey at (325) 643-1040 for 24/7 service.

Thank you Lori for all you do for the Community!

Business of the Month – July 2015

Legacy IT Business of Month July 2015Legacy IT, LLC provides a variety of computer-related services and products, including: software, hardware, consulting, network support and training for any size business or organization. They offer competitive pricing, quick response time and superior customer service.

Some of Legacy IT’s Services

  • PC & Network Repair
  • Server Repair and Setup
  • Virus Removal
  • Device Repair (Phone, Tablet, etc)
  • Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Backup Solutions

Legacy IT can be contacted at 325-325-643-1961.

July Luncheon – The Importance of Shopping Locally & Retail Trends

July Luncheon – Shop Locally for Small Businesses

Aaron Farmer

Our guest speaker will be Aaron Farmer, Senior Vice President at The Retail Coach, bringing the most current research on retail and marketing trends. Farmer will also speak about the importance of shopping locally for small businesses.

Farmer obtained a degree in Marketing from The Mays Business School at Texas A&M University in College Station and an MBA from Texas A&M University – Commerce. He has worked on projects for some of America’s leading retailers and restaurants including FedEx, Kinkos, Sally Beauty Supply, Adidas, Concentra and the National American Association of Subway Franchises (NAASF).

Please join us for this can’t miss opportunity and hear others speak about the importance of shopping locally for your business.

Onsite Grilled Hamburgers, Chips & Drink – $10 per person

When – Friday July 24, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
Where – Small Business Incubator Facility
104 East Industrial
Early, TX 76802

Thank you to our sponsors, Dazzling Divas, Creative Image Solutions, and Damsel in Defense – Independent Pro Melissa Sanderson-Gauny!

Dazzling Divas




The Water Store Ribbon Cutting


Early Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting today for The Water Store at 611 Early Blvd. The Water store was established in 1993, and it is the source for all your drinking water needs including:

  • Dispensers
  • Bulk water delivery and filtration systems
  • Pumps
  • Filters
  • Water Softeners
  • Ice
  • Residential & Commercial Water Supplies
  • Sno Cones!

Yes, they have Sno Cones. So pack your family up or take a break from the HEAT and enjoy a Sno Cone from The Water Store. You don’t even have to get out of your car because they have a drive in window!

Store Hours:    Water Store – 8-6pm
Sno Cones – 12-6pm
Sat  – 12-6pm

Thank you for supporting our community we look forward to working with you!

Contact at 325-646-7789 or like them on Facebook

Chili’s Bar & Grill Ribbon Cutting


A ribbon cutting was held last week for Chili’s Bar and Grill. Chili’s provides a family friendly casual dining experience to our guests. They have great food, friendly staff, and high tech equipment to keep your family entertained during family time, meal, and it is ready for check out when you are.

Chili’s has a togo menu for all your business meals, family on the go nights, and parties. We are proud to say that Chili’s helps with many non-profit organizations around the community by giving back 10% of dinner tickets on specified days.

We are very appreciative of the community support given from Chili’s and we look forward to working with them in the future.

Brown County United Way – Stuff the Bus

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2016 Campaign kick-off event from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5th at Underwood’s Cafeteria.

Please join us and help us



We will be collecting school Supplies to benefit the children of Brown County:
Bangs ISD
Blanket ISD
Brookesmith ISD
Brownwood ISD
Early ISD
Zephyr ISD

There will be a school bus at the following locations. Please come by and help us fill the bus by donating school supplies.

  • Monday, August 3rd, 2015 – 9:00 – 6:00 pm – Brookshire’s
  • Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 – 9:00 – 6:00 pm – United Supermarket
  • Wednesday August 5th, 2015 – 10:00 – 2:00 pm – Underwood’s
  • Wednesday August 5th, 2015 – 2 – 7:00 pm – Staple’s

Contact : Brown County United Way at 325-643-5084.

*School Supplies will be distributed but the Salvation Army*

Brittney Everett Selected as Ambassador of the Month

Brittney Everett was selected as Ambassador of the Month during the most recent Ambassador meeting.

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The Early Chamber of Commerce staff expresses our appreciation of the volunteer work that the Ambassadors do and for the support they give to the community.

Everett is the manager at Dazzling Divas and is an Albany High School graduate. She is currently pursuing a degree in marketing and business management through online courses.

Everett states that she enjoys being a part of the Early Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Program and is honored to be selected as Ambassador of the Month.

Central Texas Rural Transit District Multimodal Facility Groundbreaking

Central Texas Rural Transit District (CTRTD) held a groundbreaking for their CTRTD Multimodal Facility located in Early, TX on June 25.


The Multimodal Facility will provide centrally located administrative offices for City and Rural Rides (CARR), a transit hub for future Inner-City Bus (ICB) service, accommodate rural transit providers such as the Concho Valley Transit District (CVTD) and Hill Country Transit District (HCTD), and lastly provide job training and access support services.

A significant function and necessity of the Multimodal Facility is to offer additional administrative offices for CTRTD and further vehicle storage for CARR.

The Multimodal Facility will also host other rural transit providers who are active in the West Central Texas Region which currently faces many mobility-related challenges.

“Central Texas Rural Transit District is very pleased that we are now in the construction process for our new multi-modal facility located in Early. This has been a long process and we are excited about our future in the new building. We hope that this new facility will help with our current overcrowding and allow for future growth and improved operations in Brown County,” said General Manager, J. R. Salazar.

Pictured in the photo from left to right, are Rhonda Vargas and Sabrina Estades (CTRTD), David O’Neal and Robert Dendy with Waldrop Construction, Jerry White from SKG Engineering, Elias Rmeili P.E. and Tammy Cope with TxDOT Brownwood District, J.R. Salazar (CTRTD), Early Mayor Robert Mangrum, Greg Goodman with The Goodman Corporation, Tod Hanson with Schwarz-Hanson Architects, and Delma Childress from TxDOT San Angelo District.