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Yorktown Texas Chamber of Commerce

Mission Statement

To advance the general welfare and prosperity of the greater Yorktown area, so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial and educational interest of the area.

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, an extremely active, community-oriented, non-profit organization, exists to further the economic development of the community and aid in the promotion and development of local business, agricultural and community-oriented endeavors. The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce proudly sponsors and provides the community with numerous special events and activities throughout the year. The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce is an excellent source of information for visitors, newcomers and residents.

The following is just a PARTIAL list of the many services the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce proudly provides for the public, free of charge:

Community Statistical Data Information

An Annual Calendar of Community Events

A Directory of Chamber Member Merchants and Individuals

Information on local Dining Establishments and Lodging Accommodations

Materials/Brochures for Self-Guided Scenic, Historical and Nature Tours

A Source for Agricultural and Business Development and Promotion

Information on Hunting and Rental Leases

Contacts for many of Yorktown's Civic and Community Organizations

Festival and Local Events Information

Informative Brochures and Area Maps

ADVANTAGES OF CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP

Complimentary:

Ribbon cutting to introduce your business to the community accompanied by a picture published in the Yorktown New-View.

Chamber membership decal to display in your business, if desired.

Display at the the Chamber office of any promotional business related materials

Business referrals from the Chamber office when requested.

Listing of your business on our website.

Link from our website to your website, if applicable.

Listing in our Yorktown business directory.

Distribution of your promotional materials in Welcome package distributed to new members or businesses relocating to our community.

Access to the Chamber membership mailing list.

Opportunity:

To sponsor or participate in Chamber activities throughout the year, Christmas at the Creek, Memorial Day Ceremony, Chamber Banquet, Golf Tournament, Crops Tour, Easter Egg Hunt, Trunk-or-Treat, Market Days, Third Thursday, National Night Out. Teacher appreciation and other Chamber events.

Participate or Host Chamber Mixer or provide promotional material or items for Chamber events on behalf of your business.

To join the board of director as an active participant in promoting Yorktown and assisting directly with Chamber events.

CHAMBER INVOLVEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY

Chamber Banquet

A great member mixer and opportunity to honor businesses who have reached a milestone anniversary, student of the year and distinguished citizens at Yorktown Community Hall.

Business of the Month

Businesses that are currently paid at a business membership level are eligible to be selected, at random, for Business of the Month. Includes signage, social media and print recognition.

Easter Egg Hunt

Community Easter Egg Hunt in the city park is always 2 Saturdays before Easter in the morning. Ages 0-12.

Memorial Day

Dewitt County Veterans memorialize our veterans and honor them with a ceremony. Hosted by the DeWitt County Veterans at the DeWitt County Veterans Center.

Teacher Appreciation

The Chamber welcomes the teachers with a breakfast and goodies from the chamber and members before the new school year begins. Assistance with offering breakfast items or goodie bag fillers is appreciated.

Wildcat Pride Support

August & September is the time to promote Wildcat Spirit supporting the Yorktown ISD youth programs. Show your spirit in Gold and Black.

Back to School Supply Drive

Donations in school supplies or monetary to purchase items to be distributed amongst the local schools.

Baskets, Bags & Boxes Bingo

A FUNdraising night with food, fun & games. Bingo, silent auction, table décor contest. Dates to be determined. Sponsorship opportunities available.

Yorktown Western Day

Yorktown’s annual festival. Community support and engagement is encouraged and necessary for the success of this event that brings thousands to our community. Since 1958.

Western Days Decorating Contest

Businesses & Residents are encouraged to welcome Western Days visitors by decorating their windows, yards or store fronts.

Western Days-Always the 3rd Full Weekend in Oct.

Trunk or Treat

Local businesses, organizations and individuals gather in the park and offer goodies to local “Trick or Treaters” from tables, trunks, trailers & tailgates. Always the evening of Halloween. Enjoyed by hundreds of kids.

Christmas Tree Forest & Canned Food Drive

The Yorktown Historical Museum creates a Christmas Tree Forest in the museum with the help of local businesses and organizations. Christmas Trees are voted on with canned goods to benefit the local YAMS project to help the local needy.

Majestic Lights

The Yorktown Chamber manages the “Majestic Lights” display in the park during the Christmas Holiday Season. This includes the pole ornaments, lighted displays in the park, creek bridge and creek. Contributions are accepted to increase and enhance current displays. Lights are turned on from Christmas with Santa (1st. Thurs.) through the Epiphany (Jan. 6)

Christmas with Santa

Local tradition is to host Christmas with Santa on the 1st Thursday in December at the city park with Santa. Loaded with activities, local church choirs, dancers, high school band, non-profit organizations and late shopping.

Santa for Seniors

2020 was the initiation year for providing gifts for the seniors. With the cooperation of the Yorktown and Cuero Nursing Homes 2 carloads of various recommended goodies were delivered to the home’s residents. In 2021 the Senior Housing Authority residents benefitted, also.

Punch Card Promotion

Shopping local establishments gives shoppers the opportunity to register for Gift Cards courtesy of YCC and Yorktown Economic Development Corporation.

Entrepreneur Workshops

It is the intention to occasionally provide mini workshops for businesses. Suggestions are welcome.

 

 

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, Inc., a 501(C)6 Corporation meets the last Monday of the month at 6 PM at 141 S. Riedel, Yorktown, TX 78164.

organizations member of Yorktown Texas Chamber of commerce

Nomination Form for Volunteer of the Year

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Nomination Form for Citizen of the Year

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Chamber Directors

Ken Pickett - President

Chad Buesing - Vice President

Sylvia Hernandez - 2nd Vice President

Kristin Gibson - Secretary

Alex Franco - Treasurer

 

Open seats for Directors (If interested, Please inquire)

 

 

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