The Chamber's Business Advisory Council is committed to strengthen and support businesses in the community by promoting strong strategic relationships, leadership development and education.
"Serving on the Business Advisory Council’s Scholarship Committee has been a rewarding and satisfying experience. Having the opportunity to meet some of our community’s youth and hear their amazing stories of accomplishment is truly uplifting. A near future investment in the success of our youth develops into a long term investment in our community. The Scholarship Program is one of the Chamber initiatives that continues to have a positive impact for many years to come." - Kathy Estes, President of Frost Bank
The Business Advisory Council is comprised of six committees, each with its own strategies and initiatives.
- The Chamber's Business Education Committee partners with BISD on projects that include career and college preparations and awareness. It also promotes the Chamber's on-site business counseling services, offered through UTSA Small Business Development Center.
- The Chamber's Marketing Committee works with small businesses teaching different affordable, effective and easy to implement marketing strategies, solutions and tools includes supporting the Save Local Now program.
- The Chamber's Non-Profit Committee supports the unique interests of our non-profit member community through the development and implementation of a recent study of the economic impact of nonprofits on the City of Boerne and Kendall County.
- The Chamber's Retail Committee provides support and assistance to Boerne's retail community in their marketing efforts, promotions and special events. The committee meets at the Chamber on the second Tuesday of each month.
- The Chamber's Scholarship Committee manages the logistics of the scholarship application and its processes, the review and selection of the annual recipients, and the presentation and promotion of the scholarship monies.The Chamber currently offers a total of 7 scholarships. The John P. Ebner Scholarship, Aubrey E. "Sandy" Sanderson and Laurie Bushong Lang Scholarships are funded through the Annual Awards Gala and Annual Golf Tournament. The Beca Short Wildlife Management, Karen Daly Agriculture, Culinary Arts, and Fine Arts Scholarships are funded by the Annual Wild Game Dinner).
- The Chamber's Technology Committee brings together members to discuss technology issues such as privacy, security, software and hardware and is responsible for offering quarterly technology workshops.
Scheduled Monthly Meetings
Meeting of the six committees listed above are held regularly or "as needed". The members of the Chamber's Business Advisory Council meets quarterly in the Boerne Chamber of Commerce conference room.
Committees and Staff Member Responsible for Council
Staff Member Responsible for Business Advisory Council: Jennifer Hudson, Director of Communications
2017 Committee Chairs:
- Business Education Committee - Darcee Grivel, Vintage Reconstruction
- Marketing Committee - Katherine Flores, Digital Wheelhouse
- Nonprofit Committee - Olivia Burdick of Kronkosky Place and Paul Giguere of Boerne Hill Country Family YMCA
- Retail Committee -
- Scholarship Committee - Kathy Estes, Frost Bank
- Technology Committee - George Monroy, Monroy Information Technology Services