Chamber of Commerce

Upcoming events

    • 11 Feb 2019
    • 15 Jul 2019
    • 17 sessions

    Help Hempstead celebrate our heritage and unity in our community! Chamber membership not required - just a love for Hempstead and a desire to be a part of a creating a fun time for all!

    Enjoy planning events? Have an artistic flair? Like talking to strangers? Good at managing checklists? Everyone has something to contribute, and no contribution is too small!

    Meetings every 2nd and 4th Monday, 5:30 PM until the Watermelon Festival, third Saturday in July. Come as often as you like, no commitment. (Though volunteering is both highly encouraged and greatly rewarding!)

    • 11 Feb 2019
    • 8 Jan 2029
    • 120 sessions
    • 910 11th St, Hempstead, Texas 77445

    Regular monthly meeting of the Hempstead Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, normally scheduled on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 PM.

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 716 1st St, Hempstead, Tx 77445

    The HFB Senior box Give Out is here. You need to come around behind the House Of Help to the Church.. You must be over 60 to qualify for the program.


    • 5 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria Houston
    Where Business, Tech and Innovation Collide in Houston! TECHSPO Houston 2019 is a two-day technology expo taking place June 5th to 6th, 2019 at the luxurious JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas. TECHSPO Houston brings together some of the best developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology. Watch exhibitors showcase the next generation of advances in technology & innovation, including; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech and SaaS technologies. Be prepared to be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for greater growth. As part of TECHSPO Houston is a limited attendance event, DigiMarCon South 2019 Digital Marketing Conference (https://digimarconsouth.com). If the conference is where the learning, theory and inspiration happens, then the TECHSPO floor is where the testing, networking and product interaction takes place. The TECHSPO floor is free to attend if you register TODAY (for a limited time)! For more details, visit https://techspohouston.com.

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    • 5 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria Houston

    DigiMarCon South 2019 is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. - Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere. DigiMarCon South 2019 Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition will be held from June 5th to 6th, 2019 at the luxurious JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, or driving stronger consumer engagement, the DigiMarCon South 2019 line up has been specifically designed to help you develop your audience. Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more! At DigiMarCon South 2019, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebooks full of action items and ideas to lead your agency / team / account to even greater success. Be a part of DigiMarCon South 2019 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world. Secure your seat now and take advantage of our discounted super early bird registration rates. For more details visit https://digimarconsouth.com.

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    • 19 Jul 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • East side of FM 1887 at Main St, Hempstead, Texas, across from the Gazebo Park
    • 39

    The 2019 Watermelon Festival BBQ Cook-off is sanctioned by the IBCA! See the official IBCA Rules.

    75% Payout in Cash Prizes, plus Trophies awarded in each of Beef Brisket, Pork Spare Ribs, and Chicken categories, in addition to Grand Champion and Reserve.

    Jackpot Margaritas will be held Friday night, with a 50% payout, and Jackpot Beans will be held during the cook-off on Saturday, also with a 50% payout.

    Event Times

    Noon to 5:00 p.m. Check-in
    6:00 p.m. Head Cook's Meeting
    8:00 p.m. Jackpot Margaritas

    10:30 a.m. Jackpot Beans
    12:00 p.m. Chicken turn-in
        2 separate halves, fully jointed chicken (to include breast, wing, thigh and drumstick)
    1:30 p.m. Pork Spare Ribs turn-in
        9 individual cut ribs (bone in), St. Louis Cut acceptable
    3:00 p.m. Beef Brisket
        9 full slices

    For full meat requirements and other details, see the IBCA Rules.  Any changes to the schedule due to the number of entries will be communicated by email prior to the cook-off and at the Head Cook's meeting.

    • 19 Jul 2019
    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Downtown Hempstead

    FOOD VENDORS (in Food Court area only):  All food vendors must attend a mandatory meeting on the Friday of the festival at 4 PM at the Hempstead Elementary bus pick-up lot located on FM 1887 just south of the festival area.  You cannot set up until you have been checked in at the Elementary School.  Anyone setting up prior to 4 PM will be asked to move until the appropriate time.

    Booth space is approximately 12' wide x 15' deep.  If you are a returning vendor, you can get your previous space if you register by May 31st.  This excludes any hot food vendor outside of the Food Court area - cooking of food outside of the Food Court will no longer be allowed.

    FOOD VENDORS:  All food that you wish to serve must be listed on the application.

    CRAFT VENDORS:  Items you will be selling must be listed on your application.

    Early check-in is available for food vendors in the Food Court area only at 6:00 PM Friday.  Regular check-in begins at 6:00 AM Saturday.  Booths must be set up by 8:30 AM and remain open until 6:00 PM.  Booths not occupied by 8:00 AM may be reassigned by the Vendor Committee.  If your booth will remain open for the evening entertainment and dance from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM, please note that on your application and you will be placed accordingly.

    Vendor parking will be behind Prosperity Bank and Waller County Appraisal District. No vehicles will be allowed in during the festival operating hours.

    See the Vendor Rules for more information.

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