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Wes Studdard

Wes Studdard
2020 Chair of the Board

Each month the Chamber’s Chair of the Board writes a “From the Chair” guest article for the Business Section of the Tuesday edition of the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. This is a great opportunity to get an inside look at what the Chamber leadership is working on and the issues that are important to our Board of Directors. Look for the article to be published on the second Tuesday of every month or check back here for the monthly articles.

Recent From the Chair articles:

From The Chair - October 2020

As we shift into the fall of 2020, there is still a lot of work to be done at the Chamber. School has successfully started, and business capacities are increasing. Calendars are filling up, and it is

From The Chair - September 2020

Six months into the pandemic and there is no place I would rather be. New Braunfels has been our home for over 25 years, and we love this community. Tina and I raised our kids here while I have worked

From The Chair - August 2020

Things are a little different this year, but your Chamber of Commerce is here to serve. Our purpose is to promote the civic and commercial progress of the area. We all know the impact of COVID on

From The Chair - July 2020

As Chair of the Chamber Board this year, I was looking forward to the in-person ribbon cutting ceremonies for new businesses as they introduce and launch their organizations into our community. The

From The Chair - June 2020

Summer has arrived! It is our time to shine as tourism increases with more families deciding to travel by car and stay closer to home. Our rivers and attractions are the perfect place for

From The Chair - May 2020

It’s GO TIME New Braunfels, but let’s take it in phases. As you know, Governor Abbott started Phase One of opening Texas on May 1 st . Although many restrictions are in place and some...

From The Chair - April 2020

What a difference a month makes! Just 30 days ago we were eagerly anticipating the 175th celebration events for New Braunfels. And then everything changed. A pandemic that will mark history forever.

From The Chair - March 2020

March has arrived and now is the time to celebrate our 175 th birthday.  New Braunfels was founded on Good Friday in 1845 by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, Germany, and we have great plans to...