Who We AreThe Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is a voluntary organization of businesses who work to advance, support, and promote the economic activities of our community, county, and surrounding area. Our business-based organization’s roots go all the way back to 1901 with the Mineral Wells Commercial Club which was later organized into a Chamber of Commerce in 1925.
The efforts of the Chamber are possible from the investments from businesses and organizations through memberships and sponsorships of events and programs. We value these vital partnerships which allow the Chamber to carry out its mission and program of work.
What We DoAs a non-profit business organization, we rely on member volunteers to provide leadership, vision, and service to strengthen the business climate by partnering with the city, county, local school district, and healthcare system. When the time arises, we advocate on behalf of businesses to ensure they have a voice at all levels of government. Not only are we engaged in the activities of business, but are responsible for promoting tourism within Mineral Wells and Palo Pinto County through Hotel Occupancy Tax funds. Mineral Wells was once a prominent destination for visitors and we are focused on reclaiming our heritage.
The Objectives of the Chamber are:
- Establish its role and level of engagement relative to economic development.
- Identify partners to develop and enhance the community by focusing on areas that will improve the quality of life for current and future businesses and residents.
- Increase tourism through attractions and events by continued partnership with various community organizations, but also encourage the creation of new tourism related activities and growth of current ones.
- Continue to evolve and develop in a manner which encourages new members as well as retention of current members by offering programs and services that provide value.
- Lead the initiative to develop a brand that will create an identity that is recognizable and distinct that will show visitors and future residents we are a community with a vision and moving forward.