Silsbee businessmen form Silsbee Chamber of Commerce in 1946
The gentlemen responsible for the new venture were: E.M. Prewitt, B.L. Moreland, David Read, Dr. W.C. McNeil, H.C. Hopkins, Dr. W.H. Beazley, L.P. skinner, L.A. Yankee, I.F. Daniels, H.M. Jones, R.S. Farmer, John Bower, N.A. Cravens, L.D. Self and E.M. Wilson Jr.
The offices of the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce are located in the Community Center at 835 Highway 96 South. Newcomers and residents of the community may pick up area maps, brochures on the city, voter registration cards, information on local and state recreation areas, telephone numbers and addresses of U.S. and International Chambers of Commerce offices, city and county demographics and information on the Big Thicket. As a service to new residents, the Chamber also lists available rental properties in Silsbee at no cost to the property owners.
The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce has over 300 businesses, individuals, civic clubs and churches as members. the Board of Directors is comprised of 18 members. The officers include a president, vice-president and secretary-treasurer, all who serve without compensation, and an executive vice-president who manages the day-to-day operationsof the chamber and who is a paid staff employee.
The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of the businesses in Silsbee. The goal of the organization is to serve th needs of its membership in order to advance the interest in economic development and enhance the quality of life in the community. Other functions of the Chamber include:
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