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About Chamber Office

Our Chamber’s mission is to contribute to making our city and region a better place in which to live, visit learn and do business. The Wharton Chamber of Commerce is a 501 ( C ) 6 non-profit, tax exempt corporation.

List of Contractors

Below is a list of contractors provided by the City of Wharton. For a printable list, please click here Contractor List as of 9-20-17

The Wharton Chamber Small Business Relief Fund

To apply for a grant from the Chamber of Commerce Small Business Relief Fund, please fill out the form below.
Hurricane Harvey Jump Start Business Grant Application
Grants are need based and may be awarded up to $2,000 per applicant regardless of chamber membership. Applicants must be Wharton-area small businesses distressed from damages from Hurricane Harvey.
The Wharton Chamber of Commerce Small Business Relief Fund is a 501(c)3, non-profit, charitable, tax-exempt corporation.

Monterey Square Wine & Arts Fair

Wharton Chamber Golf Tournament

For a sponsorship form, please click here Be a sponsor 17

For a team registration form, please click here GOLF REG 2017

 

 

 
The Wharton Chamber of Commerce, in addition to helping members, spends considerable effort promoting our town to visitors. The chamber’s mission statement is to be an advocate for the prosperity of Wharton, making it a better place to live, work, learn, visit, and do business. The funds provided by this event will be used to strengthen the Wharton Chamber of Commerce and support this mission.

Six reasons to belong to the Wharton Chamber of Commerce:

• We connect businesses with customers. We are the go-to place. The Wharton Chamber of Commerce gives great references.
• We support the businesses who employ the people who are your customers.
• We can lower your overhead. Our Chamber Electrical Coalition, Fox-Smolin and Associates, can deliver rock-bottom electrical rates exclusively to our members.
• We help promote your business. We offer affordable advertising rates on whartontexas.com and our weekly email newsletter. New members get discounts on advertisements in the Wharton Journal-Spectator and KULP Radio.
• We help solve business problems. You don’t have the time to lobby. We do. We fight for less red tape and lower business taxes.
• We enhance business activity through the tourism and convention department, as well as collaboration with the City of Wharton, Wharton Economic Development Corp. and other organizations.

To download a Membership Application, please click here: Membership Application

Wharton Chamber Holiday Christmas Parade

For a Parade Entry Form, please click here 17 Parade Entry Form & Release

For a list of Parade Rules, please click here parade rules 17

For a Parade Vendor application, please click here vendor contract 17

Free Small Business Seminars

Stay a day or two or three

Below are some of the great Day Trips that you can take when coming to Wharton. There are plenty of options to choose from or you can always plan your own custom trip that meets the things you are interested in.

 A TRIP TO WHARTON Day 1

9:30a.m. – Downtown Wharton

Visit Monterey Square, with its antique shops, coffee house, gift stores and the exquisite, historically-restored Wharton County Courthouse. Built in 1889, the courthouse was designed by noted architect Eugene Heiner and was brought back to its original glory in 2007 at a cost of $7.4 million.

The east side of the square is called the Burger Block, and includes the Burger Robertson Building, constructed in 1909, and the W. Roberts Building, constructed in 1919.

Don’t miss the murals. Completed by Texas artist Dayton Wodrich, they detail the county’s rich agricultural, religious and medicinal history.

Noon – Lunch Time

There’s a host of restaurants in the city, including some in the downtown area. For those craving some Tex-Mex, try Cuevos Mexican Restaurant, Los Cucos Mexican Restaurant, or Larry’s Mexican Restaurant, all located in the downtown area or nearby. There’s others, too — see our visitor’s guide. You can get one at the coffee shop or the chamber office, 225 N. Richmond Road.

1:30 p.m. – Morris Ranch Carriage House Museum

Among the meticulously restored and maintained carriages is the one that carried Vivien Leigh in the movie “Gone With the Wind.” Call ahead to make an appointment: 979-532-1862. The museum is located at 2110 CR 117, east of the city. There may be a fee.

3:00 p.m. – Back to town

For a late afternoon pick-me-up, try a specialty frappe or an iced tea at Milam Street Coffee (the kids might enjoy a scoop of […]

Texas Gulf Coast Antique and Junkin’ Trail

 

Introducing the new Texas Gulf Coast Antique & Junkin’ Trail!

WHARTON COUNTY
Bohemian Rhapsody II
134 W. Milam St., Wharton, 832-434-8374. Email: Boh_rhap2@att.net Over 32 vendors! Everything from rustic, metal décor, painted furniture to chalk paints and knobs for you next project. Vintage & upcycled! Candles, jewelry and more. Open 10 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Sun.

JT’s This & That
232 W. Milam St., Wharton, 979-532-0977.
Vintage salt/pepper shakers, doors and windows, furniture, nik-naks and more! Open 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Tues.-Sat., by chance on Mon.

Milam Emporium
238 W. Milam St., Wharton, 979-531-3103.
Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Closed on Sundays.
Email: dougsmolik@gmail.com

Montgomery Gallery and Frame
110 S. Houston St., Wharton,979-532-3929.
Website: Montgomerygalleryandframe.net.
Email: mogie@sbcglobal.net. Vintage look, ready made, and custom made frames. Oil paintings restoration. Photo restoration. Frame restoration. Open 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.– 3 p.m. Sat., closed on Sun.

Glen Flora Emporium
103 S. Bridge Ave. Glen Flora, 979-677-3249.
Email: emporium@glenflora.com. Dealers who rent space to sell their merchandise and consignments. On Facebook as “The Glen Flora Emporium.” Open 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 12 p.m.–5 p.m. Sun.

Burr Trading Company
411 CR 123, Wharton, 979-453-0860.
Website: thegalleryinwharton@gmail.com. Buying, selling and repurposing old things. We are in Wharton’s Bohemian Rhapsody II, the Glen Flora Emporium, Bar W Field and Warrenton. Personal picks by appointment! Find us on Facebook as Burr Trading Co.

Junk & Stuff
709 Main St., East Bernard, 281-450-6219.
Email: jamesdcollector@aol.com. The store is mostly antiques and collectibles. Neons, beer signs, old truck doors, tailgates. One stop man cave store! Open Saturdays or by appointment.

BRAZORIA COUNTY
The Birdhouse and Boutique
421 S. 17th St., West Columbia, 979-345-2560. Email: 421coffeehouse@gmail.com. Open Mondays to Fridays 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. We use reclaimed wood hardware and build beautiful birdhouses and planters.

Carta Valley Market
229 E. […]