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The chamber monthly newspaper articles this year are from the perspective being a staff member. Local experiences and knowledge are certainly critical for staff success. However, those successes have been and will continue to be aided by our many affiliations with state and national trade as…

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Summer has arrived! It is our time to shine as tourism increases with more families deciding to travel by car and stay closer to home. Our rivers and attractions are the perfect place for regionalized staycations this summer and area businesses are grateful for the increased revenue. Our com…

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The chamber monthly newspaper articles this year are from the perspective being a staff member. When I drew up a list of topics for the year this past January, our efforts on behalf of small businesses was reserved for the May edition. I likely chose May due to the Small Business Person Awar…

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The last time I wrote (February) my quarterly article for the Herald-Zeitung was in a different world from where we find ourselves in today, a health crisis that spawned an economic crisis. Hard to believe that was only three months ago!

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As hospital administrators, we often agree on many subjects. For instance, we both agree on our commitment to the community, to creating an environment that staff, physicians and other providers want to work in, and patients want to come to for their care. 

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With tourism being such an integral part of the New Braunfels way of life and economy, it is little wonder that the chamber has played a key role in its maintenance and growth through the years. My monthly articles this year are from the perspective of the chamber staff in regard to our many…

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As COVID-19 cases continue to grow across the United States, The Allstate Foundation is contributing $5 million to accelerate relief and recovery for domestic violence victims, youth in need, first responders and communities at large.

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While the financial impacts of COVID-19 are yet to be determined and in the midst of uncertain and unprecedented times, New Braunfels Utilities recently announced that on April 7, it received confirmation of its ratings from Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s, the top two worldwide credit ratin…

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What a difference a month makes! Just 30 days ago we were eagerly anticipating the 175th celebration events for New Braunfels. And then everything changed. A pandemic that will mark history forever. 

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Alyssa Coker, currently the Communications Specialist with the Comal Independent School District, has been hired to be the Vice President of Advocacy & Outreach with the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Coker replaces Jenna Vinson, who has joined the City of New Braunfels …

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CenterPoint Energy recently announced through its foundation the company will contribute $1.5 million to nonprofit organizations, agencies and causes that are committed to supporting those who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. CenterPoint Energy’s COVID-19 Relief Fund will i…

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The gravity of the additional measures being enforced by the city of New Braunfels to slow the spread of COVID-19, is sinking in for locally owned flooring retailer, New Braunfels Flooring. Along with other small businesses, they had no choice but to react quickly to the series of mandates t…

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Immediately following our last article, we received additional questions on the impact of COVID-19 on employers and employees. Thanks for submitting your questions to the Herald!

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Not surprisingly, we have received numerous questions on how COVID-19 is impacting employers.  Here are just a few that we thought we’d share. 

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In a continuation of monthly articles in 2020 from the chamber staff perspective, this article is dedicated to working with volunteers and elected officials. This unique system-relationship is critical for a community’s well-being and success.

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Applications for the 2021 class of Youth Leadership New Braunfels are now available at www.LeadInNewBraunfels.com. The deadline to submit the fully completed applications and references is May 21. This program has graduated more than 600 young leaders since its inception in 1997.

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Moody Bank announces a loan program to assist individuals and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Moody Bank is offering a 180-day single-pay loan at a fixed 3.25% APR to qualified borrowers (individuals and businesses) within the bank’s service areas that have been aff…

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March has arrived and now is the time to celebrate our 175th birthday.  New Braunfels was founded on Good Friday in 1845 by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, Germany, and we have great plans to recognize our rich history. 

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