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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.

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

SBA Disaster Assistance Available in Texas

To date, SBA has approved over $2,462,000 in disaster recovery loans for 26 homes and 5 businesses. Statewide, we have approved over $784,000,000. We encourage any business, private non-profit organization, homeowner and renter that was affected by Hurricane Harvey to apply before the October 24, 2017 application deadline.

The Small Business Administration provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private, non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster damaged property. We also offer Economic Injury Disaster loans for businesses that may or may not have sustained any damage, but have experienced a downturn in business because of the disaster.

We recommend that residents and businesses first file their insurance claims and register with FEMA online at www.disasterassistance.gov. Please do not wait for your insurance and FEMA to settle before applying for SBA assistance! SBA may be able to get your money to you sooner than your insurance, and we will work with FEMA and your insurance to make certain that no double-payments occur.

This declaration is for damages received during Hurricane Harvey that occurred between Aug. 23 and Sept. 15, 2017.  The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is Oct. 24, 2017 – less than 30 days away. The deadline to return economic injury applications is May 25, 2018.

Homeowners, renters, businesses and private, non-profit organizations may apply online at www.sba.gov/disaster. Our customer service center is also available to answer questions at 800-659-2955. Applicants may also come in to a Disaster Recovery Center or a Business Recovery Center for person-to-person assistance in completing their applications. For a list of locations, visit SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster.

For 3 ways to apply for assistance, please click here for the English version Three Ways to […]

Wharton Chamber Small Business Relief Fund

To donate to the Wharton Chamber Small Business Relief Fund, please click here

The Wharton Chamber of Commerce Small Business Relief Fund will relieve the distressed condition of small businesses in the Wharton, Texas area that have been severely impacted by natural or man-made disasters by loss of property preventing sustained business activity.

 

 

 

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

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. […]