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 19,000 jobs and 35+ local non-profit organizations, with $70,000 awarded to local students through the Greater Hewitt Chamber Scholarship Fund since 2008.
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 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.
The Chamber’s staff consists of Executive Director Alissa Cady. 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.