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Kolkhorst to speak at Oct. 18 Lunch and Learn

With so many issues facing Texas, you will want to attend the chamber’s next Lunch and Learn. The guest speaker is our state senator, Lois Kolkhorst. It will be on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Wharton Civic Center. It starts at noon and will be over by 1:30 pm. Tickets are...

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Deacon Jones and the Skeeters

If Wharton Chamber Night at the Skeeters wasn’t fun enough, an added bonus was purely happenstance. Sandra (the Retired Hon. Sandra K. Sanders) and I were sitting there minding our own businesses with hotdogs and Diet Coke, and along comes Deacon Jones. Grover William...

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We have company!

Aside from having me as her boss, Kim Peikert’s favorite part of her job is hosting tour groups. She returns from the tours energized (and even better prepared to put up with her favorite boss.)Friday (today, July 12) is one of those days. The chamber’ office manager,...

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Fireworks, too

The deadline is noon tomorrow — Friday, June 27 —to order your tickets to Wharton Chamber Night at the Sugar Land Skeeters. The game will be played Friday night, July 12. There will be a fireworks show after the game at Constellation Field. Call us (979-532-1862) to...

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Skeeters, golf, parties, snow, parade, fish, and more

We are heading into another busy season of chamber events and activities. It’s Chamber Night at the Sugar Land Skeeters on Friday, July 12. There will be fireworks after the game, too. Come by the chamber office to buy your ticket. They are just $8 apiece. Planning is...

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Yes, thank you

This is the blog of the big “thank you.” As we get things done around here, it can’t get done without an army of volunteers. Do I say thank you enough? No. So, here is a partial list of the volunteers who should be thanked very often. John and Jane Bard. Jane was the...

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Garage Sales: a personality test

The Wharton Citywide Garage Sale is this Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1. We have 55 of them for you. Whether you do garage sales or not, it sure can be fun to watch. We found a delightful summary of types of people who do garage sales from daveramsey.com. Here...

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Morehouse gift leads by example

Robert F. Smith’s commencement speech at Morehouse College will be remembered not for the words. But for what he did, promising to pay off the student loans of the entire graduating class. These graduates are leaving the bubble to the big world often piled with debt...

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What’s the problem?

No Problem — we hear that phrase a lot. Can the true meaning be confusing?  When someone says the phrase, does it assume there could have been a problem? Or there really was a problem? But it is a problem no more? Or there never, ever was a problem? But there could...

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Ben Sharp: Mentee and Mentor

Ben Sharp is a bright star for Wharton. He is a gifted and skilled writer and photographer— you’d have to go far and wide to find someone of his talent and character. He is now publishing his third novel, In the Morning. He spoke about this newest mystery novel as the...

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