The Greater Hewitt Chamber has been serving Hewitt and its surrounding communities since 1978, and we work closely with the City of Hewitt on business, economic and community development. The Greater Hewitt Chamber also works to promote tourism and serves as a visitor bureau for Hewitt.
Since 1978, our mission has been to promote an environment of goodwill and prosperity among businesses, residents and civic organizations in the greater Hewitt area. We strive to foster, protect and promote the commercial, industrial, civic, agricultural and general interests of the Hewitt community. As of now, the Chamber represents 21,000 jobs and 35+ local, state and federal relationships and has awarded $80,000 to local students through the Greater Hewitt Chamber Scholarship Fund since 2008.
Our membership includes businesses located inside Hewitt as well as those with customers living in the greater Hewitt area. Approximately 32% of our membership is located within Hewitt’s city limits, and more than half of Hewitt’s businesses are members. Our City has been recognized on a national level for its affordability, safety and quality of life, while Midway ISD has also received national recognition for the high quality of education our students receive. Hewitt has experienced a tremendous amount of commercial growth recently due to its convenient location and favorable business climate.
The Greater Hewitt Chamber also serves as a resource for greater Hewitt residents and visitors to Hewitt. Our Chamber is proud to regularly partner with other chambers in our county, as well as the City of Hewitt and City of Woodway. We believe strong regional relationships benefit both our business members and Hewitt residents, since a strong regional economy means more jobs and opportunities for residents.
One of the ways we fulfill our mission of promoting tourism to Hewitt is by adverting Hewitt’s hotels along the I35 corridor through marketing materials. Our Chamber hosts community events that have contributed to Hewitt being recognized for an outstanding quality of life. We are honored to serve the Hewitt community!
If you have any questions, please call our office at (254) 666-1200.
Our annual banquet is a popular event with an average attendance of 500. The event begins with a cocktail hour (cash bar) for networking and live music followed by a catered dinner. The program includes the President’s annual report, a brief speech from the incoming Chamber president, and award recognition for Business of the Year, New Member of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year awards. The scholarship presentation is then followed by the keynote speaker. Past keynote speakers include Dina Dwyer Owens, Nate Self, Neal Jeffrey, Isaiah Austin, Dr. Johnette McKown, Heath Nielsen, Judge Ken Starr and Drayton McLane. The banquet concludes with a drawing for luxury raffle prizes. This event is open to the public and benefits the Greater Hewitt Chamber Scholarship Fund.
We have 32 total directors that serve on a volunteer basis and meet monthly on chamber operations, budget & mission fulfillment. The board has over 350 years of combined experience in various industries—from small business to Fortune 500 & international business development—and is led by an Executive Committee which acts on matters requiring immediate attention. This committee is comprised of the president, 1st and 2nd vice presidents, secretary, treasurer and immediate past president.
Our ambassadors are member volunteers that serve as face of the Chamber and extension of board’s leadership. They support the Chamber’s membership retention plan by reaching out to fellow members to provide information and encouragement. We currently have 60 ambassadors serving the Chamber.
The Chamber’s staff consists of Executive Director Alissa Cady, Communications Coordinator Kacie Birkes and Social Media & Membership Coordinator, Misti Smith. Under the board’s direction, the staff handles day-to-day operations including membership recruitment and retention, event planning, volunteer training and coordination, managing the production of the Chamber’s print publications and managing the Chamber’s digital marketing including website, social media and e-mail marketing. The staff also continually works to build relationships with area agencies, non-profits, chambers and media outlets.
Did you know our Chamber has five publications each year? Check out our annual Community Guide & Business Direcotry to see why Hewitt has been nationally recognized for its safety, schools, quality of life and affordability, and see our quarterly Hewitt Express magazine for community calendars, New Member Spotlights, Hewitt Happenings and more!