Bastrop Chamber of Commerce

The VOICE of Business in Bastrop

Bastrop, TX   |  www.bastropchamber.com

Mission

To improve business prosperity and thereby the quality of life for all Bastrop area citizens, through leadership, advocacy, and collaboration.

Ruling year info

1944

President/CEO

Becki Womble

Main address

927 Main St

Bastrop, TX 78602 USA

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EIN

74-0501825

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (Y03)

Unknown (Z99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Growth concerns, lack of access to information for business leaders, perceptions not based on facts and fear of change. Lack of awareness of the Chamber's roles and its impact on Bastrop and the County, lack of enough resources to implement longer-term initiatives from the strategic plan, need for a larger pool of leadership talent for Chamber committees.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

B.E.S.T. Leadership Program

The B.E.S.T Leadership Program is a partnership between the Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville Chambers of Commerce. Founded in 2004 as means to cultivate community and business leaders in Bastrop County, the program identifies and encourages current and potential leaders by acquainting them with local needs and building an understanding of how individual talents can work together to build a more successful community. Participants are given unique insights into city, county and state level organizations which allow them to build a more in-depth perspective of their own community’s opportunities and challenges. Participants also receive training in the art of leadership itself, strengthening their ability to make a positive impact at home, work, and in the public forum. The eight-session course is led by Mike Buck, with 30-years experience leading Leadership Harlingen. Mr. Buck’s guidance represents a fresh and expanded approach to what has already become an impactful program for Bastrop County.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The City of Bastrop, Bastrop Economic Development Corporation, Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, and Workforce Solutions have once again partnered with Bastrop Independent School District to host the Annual Bastrop Youth Career Day. This will be the fifth year for the event and will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon on April 12, 2019 at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Performing Arts Center.

Juniors and seniors from Bastrop ISD High Schools can ask questions, practice interview skills, and learn about current and future employment trends. Employers will be able to scout future employees, market their brand/name, and spread the word about their career opportunities. Students will also get a chance to learn about their summer job options.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

It is a partnership between the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce and Bastrop ISD. It's purpose to the unity community and local business to support the school district. The goal is to bring the public together, and show their support for the district.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Advance Community Excellence
Advocate for Business
Amplify Value to Members
Align Resources for Sustainability

A leadership pipeline for the Bastrop area. A sense of community. An Informed business community on issues. Relationships with policymakers. Access to "circles of influence" for members. Increased visibility for our members. Organizational excellence. Positive impact on the community and our members.

Utilize all resources available to use to build a strong business community and economy.

Strategic Plan was just launched in January, so all goals are in process.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Business owners and community organizations

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Bastrop Chamber of Commerce

Board of directors
as of 10/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Lori Tuggle

State Farm Insurance

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Chad Benoit

e3 Wealth

Term: 2022 - 2023

Lori Tuggle

State Farm Insurance

Jill Lube

Born Again Emporium

James Beck

Kana Real Estate, LLC

Chad Benoit

e3 Wealth

Brittany Rogers

Roscoe State Bank

Kevin Plunkett

Piney Creek Chophouse / Old Town Restaurant

Tara Castaneda

Cripple Creek Wine & Gifts

Norm Glenn

Scream Hollow

Leslie Nesselhauf

HEB Plus

Kerry Fossler

Keller Williams Realty

Joni Jack

Roadrunner Radiology

Chris Kirby

Tuck Law Group

Susan Smith

Visit Bastrop

Stephen Heleman

Calvary Baptist Church

Roy Blanco

A+ Federal Credit Union

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/13/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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