Programs & Events
The Chamber is the leading organization in Beaumont to attract new business and industries, help expand and grow the economy, and create business opportunities in the community. The focus is on recruiting and attracting new businesses, assisting in developing existing businesses, working with small businesses and entrepreneurs, and creating a business climate for success.
The Chamber’s legislative update is a weekly update on the Texas Legislative Session and activities and bills filed during the current Texas Legislative Session.
It is a weekly musing on thoughts and ideas about business, leadership, and philosophy and an upcoming event.
The Chamber’s newsletter comes every Tuesday with events, happenings, and news events. It is an easy way to stay informed and to see where you can get involved and connect.
One of the core events any chamber is known for is the ribbon cutting. Ribbon cuttings are fabulous for new openings, expansions, celebrating key miles stones, or anniversaries.
This weekly networking event allows participants to make quick and easy contacts and to begin a comfortable networking experience. Business Connection meetings are held every Friday at the Holiday Inn and Suites.
The Chamber has the oldest and longest-running leadership program in the state of Texas. Leadership Beaumont is an intensive nine-month program that offers some of the most cost-effective training a business can enjoy. Our Youth Leadership Program also continues to grow.
The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce has a robust social media presence and continues to develop new and innovative ways to showcase local businesses.
The Economic Pulse measures and tracks retail sales taxes, auto sales, hotel taxes, home sales, new permits, total permits for construction, average home sale prices, unemployment rate, and new jobs added. The Beaumont Economic Pulse is the fundamental economic indicator of Beaumont and is a vital tool in understanding the local economy.
The Chamber’s Industrial Tradeshow is fast becoming one of the most soughtafter events for industry and people looking to understand and tap into a significant part of the local economy. The event is great for hearing key speakers, making contacts, and growing business and industrial opportunities.
The Mentoring Program is a eight-session process of looking at every aspect of a new business. The program is designed to create a supportive and encouraging ecosystem for entrepreneurs and young companies. It is designed to assist new small businesses under three years old with less than $300,000 in revenues, gig economy business owners, or startups. The cost is $50. Scholarships available.
The Inventor and Entrepreneur Network is designed to support and foster new businesses or ideas coming to the marketplace. In addition, it is a network to share and connect with start-ups and entrepreneurs.
An event designed to support and boost local small businesses, the Chamber’s Cash Mob is done quarterly. Chamber board members, ambassadors, and members show up at a designated local business at a chosen hour, spend $20 each, and positively impact a local small business.
The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce has launched the “Lunch Mob” program to support local members restaurants. The incentive program involves the Chamber selecting one restaurant each quarter and encouraging both Chamber members and the wider community to dine at the specific restaurant that day. The program significantly boosts revenue for the chosen restaurant but also fosters community engagement and support for the local economy.
This program is designed to foster young professionals through training and networking events. The YPO program continues to develop and evolve with exciting new offerings coming.
This premier event recognizes “up and coming” business and community leaders. The event continues to grow in popularity.
Showcasing over 125 wines and a local chef for a night of wine, food, and a little music.
These events are designed to help showcase local businesses by the business hosting a mixer at its company’s location. Hosting an event is a quick and easy way to market your business and promote your location.
This unique committee is for people who are comfortable looking for weak signals, chaos, no clear outcomes, and how trends on the horizon may impact Beaumont, the economy, and the community. Deep thinkers are welcomed.
The Chamber’s Annual Meeting is a moment to recognize the Beaumont business community's successes and to present the Chamber’s most prestigious award – The Spindletop. The event is typically held in October.
The tournament is held in the Spring and is a fundraiser for the Chamber’s small business programs and events. It is a fun and well attended event.
This one-day event teaches kids the power of entrepreneurship through strategic lessons about opening, running, and making a business, profitably. Key lessons include: spend some, save some, and share some.
This fun evening with friends, music, and games is held in the Spring.
BMT Talks is a program designed to bring together business leaders and subject matter experts for an informative and engaging discussion on topics of interest to the business community. Typically held once or twice a year, the programs feature people sharing their insights and perspectives on a specific topic.
The Focus on Business Program is part of the Economic Development Division’s program partnering with the City of Beaumont to highlight and show appreciation to major employers and economic drivers in the community.
The Legendary Businesswomen of Beaumont event is a highly anticipated annual lunch that celebrates and highlights the achievements of two to three remarkable women in business from the Beaumont community. The event recognizes these women for their outstanding contributions to the business community and their leadership.
A quick and affordable way to promote and advertise to the local business community, the Chamber Marketplace is a cost effective way for businesses to increase visibility and reach a wider audience within Beaumont
A monthly lunch opportunity for new members or businesses thinking about joining the Chamber to find out what the Chamber does and opportunities to get involved. Lunch is provided by Jason’s Deli.
The Chamber Podcast Program is a 20–30-minute podcast series featuring business leaders and community leaders. The podcast aims to explore trends, leadership, and success stories related to Beaumont. In addition, the program provides insight and inspiration for entrepreneurs, executives, and community members interested in learning from the experiences of others in the business community.
The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and the City of Beaumont have joined forces to create the Small Business Growth and Expansion Fund, a grant program aimed at supporting the expansion of small businesses in Beaumont. The program is available to general businesses and minority-owned businesses in Beaumont and offers a grant of up to $15,000. The initiative is targeted towards businesses that have been operating for five years or more and seeks to create new opportunities for economic growth and job creation.
The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the City of Beaumont to launch the First Step Innovation Grant Program. The grant offers up to $10,000 to individuals with new product or service ideas that have the potential to contribute to the local economy. The grant is not a loan and does not require repayment. Funds will be distributed through “third party.” We encourage all innovative entrepreneurs to consider this exciting program to bring their ideas to life and contribute to the growth and development of Beaumont.
Size Up Beaumont is a cutting-edge software for small businesses and budding entrepreneurs. It serves as a vital tool, offering comprehensive insight into the Beaumont market landscape. By utilizing this software, the user can acquire a deeper understanding of its competition, develop targeted marketing strategies, and access crucial statistics that highlight its business position relative to the competition.