The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce’s 50th annual banquet and meeting

will be Feb.5 at The Palms, 4121 Interstate 10 in Orange. Entertainment

and social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. The meal

will be catered by Van Choate, owner of Tuffy’s and Hushpuppy



of newly-appointed directors will be part of the annual meeting.

Citizen of the Year will be announced, along with Business of the Year.


50 years, all chamber members in good standing prior to Hurricane Ike

will receive one free ticket for the banquet. Motiva provided grant

money after Hurricane Ike. A portion of it has been dedicated for this

year’s celebration. The company wanted to help Bridge City Chamber

members hit hard by the storm, still rebuilding or just getting back to

business after the disaster.

Additional tickets are available for

$25 each. Call the office to reserve your spot. Seating is limited to

200. Tickets will be first come, first serve. You will be asked to pick

them up within 24 hours of reserving them. No tickets will be available

at the door.
The Historical Museum and offices of the chamber were

not fully-engulfed by the storm surge. Some exterior damage did take

place but the water did not get inside the building. Beams and floor

joists were affected.

The BC Chamber is dedicated to helping the

town rebuild after the destruction of Ike, through networking and

support. Business owners are invited to contact office staff and let

them know your progress. Forward flyers and other information to the

address below.

Send nominations for Business and Citizen of the Year by noon, Jan. 23. Nomination forms must be in writing.

are also accepted for Employee of the Month and Business of the Month,

celebrated at socials on second Wednesdays. The next chamber coffee

will be at the chamber office at 8 a.m. Jan. 14, hosted by Kirk

Ellender and the Edward Jones staff. The public is invited for

networking and fellowship.  

The chamber not only accepts business and corporate membership, as individuals are welcome to join.


more information, call the chamber at 735-5671 or mail to 150 W.

Roundbunch Road, Bridge City, 77611 or e-mail