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Bastrop Chamber Advocates for Business Success

For Immediate Release
March 6, 2023
Becki Womble, CCE, IOM
President & CEO
(512) 303-0558
Bastrop chamber of commerce
advocates for member success
Bastrop, TX (March 6, 2023) — In line with the organization’s mission, the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce continuously advocates for business success in Bastrop County.  Their award-winning Public Policy Guide was developed to state the chamber’s position of issues affecting our business community and is actively shared with elected officials who represent Bastrop County on the local, state, and federal level.
On February 22, 2023, a delegation of Chamber members visited the Texas State Capitol to share priorities with our Texas legislators and to learn about priorities in Bastrop County.  The day included meetings with Representative Stan Gerdes and Congressman Charles Schwertner, as well as presentations from Brice Corkill, Texas Economic Development & Tourism, Ali Nichols, Texas Film Commission, and Scott Joslove, Texas Hotel & Lodging Association.  Following lunch and a tour of the Capitol, the delegation was able to meet with Drew Scheberle, Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives, and Glenn Hamer, Texas Association of Business. 
Following the successful “Bastrop County Day at the Capitol,” the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce was honored to host a staff delegation from the U.S. Congress on February 27, which included staffers from the offices of Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, and Representatives Michael McCaul and Michael Cloud. The delegation shared information about the growth of and support needed in Bastrop County.
“This is a significant time in the history of Bastrop as we navigate unprecedented economic growth. It is vital that we communicate the things that are important to our business community with local, state, and national policymakers.” said Becki Womble, President and CEO. 
The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce has an extensive history of advocating for business-friendly legislation, most recently including COVID-related issues, healthcare, school bonds, infrastructure, beautification projects, new parks, downtown parking, and sidewalks, along with streets and highways improvements. In January of 2016, they launched the initiative, which promotes the vote in Bastrop County, has a website to educate voters on candidates running for office and holds candidate forums prior to elections.
The mission of the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce is "To improve business prosperity and, thereby, the quality of life in Bastrop County, through leadership, advocacy, and collaboration." Currently, the Chamber serves a membership of 760 plus members throughout Bastrop County and Central Texas and is consistently ranked in the Top 5 Largest Chambers by the Austin Business Journal. To learn more and/or join the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, please visit