All Chamber Events Canceled through End of April

Good Afternoon,

The Leonard Chamber of Commerce Officers and Directors have decided to cancel all of our events through the month of April. While we are planning on rescheduling our Annual Banquet that was scheduled for 4/3/20, we have now decided to cancel the banquet, our annual Easter Egg Hunt that was scheduled for 4/11/20,  and finally we have decided to cancel our monthly meeting that was scheduled for 4/14/20.

We have not made these decisions lightly, we have taken the health and safety of the community into account, as well as recommendations from the CDC and now the declaration from Governor Greg Abbot.

We will make sure and send out an email to the members with a chamber update, the minutes from the last meeting, and the treasurer’s report on the 14th.

Thank you for your understanding at this unprecedented time. We hope that you, your family, and your business are all safe, and healthy.

Sincerely,

Blaine Alexander and the Officers & Directors Team

April 2020 Banquet Canceled

UPDATE: The banquet has been canceled. See you in April, 2021.

Dear Chamber Members,

We regret to inform you all that our Officer and Directors team have decided in light of current events to postpone our upcoming Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony due to CDC recommendations of limiting crowds of over 50. While we would all love to have a night of celebration of the past year with all of you, the health and safety of Leonard and the surrounding community is our first priority. We want to do everything we can to protect our members and their businesses.

At this time, we do not have another date scheduled, however, we will be having the banquet as soon as possible! We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. If you have already purchased tickets please hold on to them, they will still be good for the rescheduled banquet! For the people who have donated silent auction items, thank you so much we will hang on to them! We will be working with Magnolia Grace to plan a date that works with everyone.

Thank you all for your understanding,

President Blaine Alexander and the Officer & Director Team

2020 Happenings at the Chamber

We had great turnout at our February meeting. Here are some highlights:

1.       Membership Dues! Attached is the 2020 Membership form and here is the link to our website: https://leonardchamber.com/join-the-chamber

2.       The Annual Chamber Banquet is Friday April 3 at Magnolia Grace! Tickets go on sale March 1. Here is a flyer with more information!

3.       Please take time to fill out your nomination for Citizen, Business, and Educator of the Year by March 1. These will be presented at the Chamber Banquet! Here are the links, to online forms. Forms you can print out are located here.

-Citizen of the Year: http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5254436/citizen-of-the-year-2019?fbclid=IwAR3G_0ff63IdvuVICzrhQd-Sig_6YEAxnt84fYta99AitQnKWnNpUxphYLA

-Business of the Year: http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5254446/business-of-the-year-2019?fbclid=IwAR3SlragmWRJg8W-cRwA4pFONwqFjOCotZ1TxHb_wsSNK8FIzU8IaR_ELYw

-Educator of the Year: http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5254448/educator-of-the-year-2019?fbclid=IwAR3dx299PyWvxWV5TwgkJwVNC8tbViQ5blQEag4b3Vdbr-hodkwkMCizi2U

4.       The Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 11th at the City Park. Music, pictures, and food will start at 11am. The egg hunt will start at noon!

5.       Garney Construction will be hosting a 5k Run for Life here in Leonard on Saturday April 18th. https://www.runforlife.club/?fbclid=IwAR1uSLOKKBdo5bpw8oHLGTxCJCukPovagh-67m7PrjcB05_kCAwxy-pQauI

6.       The Leonard Picnic will be held this year from July 16-18. We have already lined up Eleven Hundred Springs, The Blandelles, and The Buzz Andrews Band, and are hoping to get more!

7.       We are looking for sponsors to make the Picnic even bigger this year! We are hoping we can get bigger bands, entertainment, and events going on throughout the picnic to attract larger crowds to Leonard and your business! Sponsors have already started rolling in! Let us know if you have any questions! Attached is a breakdown of the sponsorship levels, and here is a form you can fill out in a few clicks! http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5253746/leonard-picnic-2020?fbclid=IwAR0ajDDzfWg7RS8ttfjD4UeHjx9hoGzZfNlh-0vexuV6r3CMnt7UebOcdW0

Nominate Citizen, Business and Educator of the Year

It is time to nominate Leonard’s Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, and Educator of the Year.  These will be announced at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet that will be held on 04/03/2020.  The deadline to turn in nominations will be March 2, 2020. The forms can also be picked up at the Leonard Pharmacy, Bear Creek Store, and First United Bank.

The forms may be emailed to [email protected], mailed to Leonard Chamber of Commerce P O Box 117 Leonard, TX 75452 or dropped off at the Leonard Pharmacy, Bear Creek Store, or First United.

Here are printable forms (.PDF):

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2020

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR 2020

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR 2020

You can also submit nominations online at the below links.

http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5254448/educator-of-the-year-2019

http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5254446/business-of-the-year-2019

http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5254436/citizen-of-the-year-2019

Video from Leonard Christmas Parade

Christmas Tree in front of City Hall

Check out this video of the December 2019 Christmas tree lighting and Leonard Christmas Parade! This was graciously provided by the Leonard Graphic. Please follow their Facebook page for the latest happenings in the Leonard area.

The Chamber of Commerce appreciates all of the sponsors and volunteers who helped make this annual event possible.

Christmas Tree in front of City Hall

Leonard Chamber of Commerce Banquet – 2018 Awards

These awards were presented at the 2018 Leonard Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.

 

Leonard Toy Drive through Dec. 17, 2019

The Leonard Chamber is coordinating a holiday toy drive. Donations are being accepted through December 17, 2019.
Call Gaye Doyle 940-391-9298 or
Rachelle Woodruff 903-815-5502 if you would like to sponsor a child or have donation suggestions.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Leonard Jr High Art class for decorating our toy boxes.

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Nominate Educator, Citizen and Business of the Year

Please nominate Leonard’s:

  • Educator of the Year
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Business of the Year

The deadline is March 18, 2019.

Awards will be presented at the Leonard Chamber of Commerce Banquet (tickets on sale now)!

You can download and print the forms below or pick up forms at Leonard Pharmacy and Bear Creek County Store, First United Bank and Buchanan Insurance Agency.

Return the nomination forms to: Buchanan Insurance Agency or mail to Leonard Chamber of Commerce PO Box 117 Leonard, TX. 75452. Again, the deadline is March 18, 2019.

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Leonard Chamber Banquet is April 6

Saturday, April 6th, 2019
Time: 7:00-10:00pm
Location: Magnolia Grace Ranch
788 County Road 4945
Leonard, Texas 75452

We would like to invite you to the 2019 Leonard Chamber of Commerce Semi-Formal Banquet on April 6, 2019 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM at Magnolia Grace Ranch. We are excited to have the opportunity to hold our event in a new location this year! A fajita dinner will be served by La Colina. Tickets are available in advance at Buchanan Insurance for $15/person or $120 for a table of 8. The deadline to order tickets is March 29th.  We will present 2018 Citizen, Business & Educator of the Year Awards. There will be door prizes as well as music and dancing following the program.

We are needing donations of door prizes to be given out during the chamber banquet on April 6th. If you have a door prize you would like to donate please take it to Marla or Blaine.

Just a reminder! The Leonard Chamber of Commerce Banquet is an alcohol- free event. Alcohol will not be served and will not be allowed on the premises. We appreciate your understanding.

If you have any questions please let us know.

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