Signature events are the Awards Banquet in September and State of the Community in January. Members should look for their "save the date" notices for these important meetings. New in 2012, the Chamber Resource Team is a high-intensity networking group that offers exclusive lead-generation opportunities for participating businesses. For the general membership, Business Connections events are held after hours at a different member each quarter. At the quarterly Power of Business Luncheon, keynote speakers update members on business topics and trends including legislative affairs and marketing. In addition to business services, the chamber looks out for the overall health of the area's economy. With the city of Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County and local school and economic development leaders, the chamber facilitates a series of luncheons for existing businesses designed to assess needs and barriers to growth as well as opportunities. The chamber also functions as a Visitor Center for Mineral Wells and Palo Pinto County. In addition to entertaining guests and answering inquiries, the chamber works with tourism partners to bring more visitors to the area. This is done through sponsoring events and advertising. The chamber sponsors the Crazy Water Festival, the Kiwanis Crazy Kicker Bike Ride, Updating of the Wall at the National Vietnam War Museum, the Bluegrass Festival at Coffee Creek RV Resort and Cabins, the Iris Stagner Memorial Bike Race and many more events. The organization also partners with Clark Gardens Botanical Park to promote weddings in the area. With 417 members, the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic association serving home-based businesses as well as publicly traded companies. If you are interested in moving Mineral Wells and Palo Pinto County forward, you are our ideal member! For more information about the chamber, visit www.mineralwellstx.com, find us on Facebook or call 940-325-2557.