February Business of the Month - Price Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep / Richardson Bros Chevrolet

Price Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep is a new company with a large selection of vehicles in inventory to choose from.  They have already been active in supporting the youth in our community by sponsoring the Wilson County Stockshow.  We're especially thankful to Richardson Bros Chevrolet for sponsoring all of the children's activities at this last year's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.   Please stop by to check out their selection of vehicles and do a test drive.
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November Business of the Month - New Haven Assisted Living and Memory Care

New Haven is a quaint assisted living serving a total of 16 residents, all our apartments are private with a private spacious bath.  Our cozy size allows us higher staff ratio’s which in turn reflects on the personalized quality care each resident receives.  The health and physical comfort of our residents is our focus every single day here at New Haven.  Because we have a limited number of residents per community, we can provide highly tailored care for each resident that covers basic health and wellness support for health conditions that need daily management.

Our open floor plan with a centrally-located kitchen allows the smell of home cooking to permeate throughout the house enticing residents to enjoy a delicious meal and companionship with others.  Each apartment is just steps away from dining, courtyard, beauty shop and sunroom.

Social and recreational activities are at their doorstep, and care staff are always close at hand.  One thing is certain once our residents move to New Haven: they always have things to do and friends to do them with. Daily life is full and rich here, whether your loved one is in assisted living or memory care.  We have many onsite amenities to take care of our resident’s basic needs, and we keep a busy schedule of activities and social events thanks to our on-staff Life Enrichment Coordinators.  Because our communities are small, we can tailor our programming and activities to the interest of our residents.

New Haven has activities open to the public such as Community Bingo the 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 2:30pm, and games with gramps the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4pm.
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September Business of the Month - Floresville Residence and Rehabilitation Center

Floresville Residence and Rehabilitation Center has a very dedicated team of volunteers and staff who take the time to provide quality care and develop great relationships with their residents and families. They also work hard to provide fun opportunities for our community to spend time and do activities with their residents. This month they put on a Block Party for the community to come out, socialize, and have fun. They also hosted the Chamber's Easter Egg Hunt last April. On October 29th at 4:30PM, they will be having a Halloween party with a best carved pumpkin contest, costume contest, and trick or treating from residents and staff. Please contact them if you would like to donate pumpkins or candy for their Halloween event.
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August Business of the Month - H&R Block

Our H&R Block office is a franchise office and has been locally owned and operated in Floresville for many years.  Our associates are local to Floresville and surrounding areas and are all active members of their schools and communities.

As times changed, so has H&R Block.

The brand synonymous with taxes for decades continues to lead the industry as the only company to offer complete choice for consumers to get tax help on their terms with in person, online, and virtual options. By combining the knowledge of highly trained tax professionals with cognitive computing technology and digital services, we’re offering clients our most personalized tax experience ever and the confidence knowing we will get them their maximum refund. This is the future H&R Block is building. It’s one our founders would be proud of – and one that is true to our purpose.

Seen in the picture left to right - Angelita Cruz Office Leader, Dora Rodriguez CSP, Sandra Bettis Tax Professional.
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July Business of the Month - Freedom Mowing

We would like to honor Freedom Mowing as our July business of the month. They mow the Chamber's lawn for free and serve extensively within our community.
Freedom Mowing LLC is a veteran owned commercial & residential lawn care company providing dependable, quality service to Wilson County & surrounding areas since 2014.
Owned by Derek & Lauren Gaudlitz, who are active members of the Floresville Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s Club, American Legion (Vice Commander), FHS Band Boosters, FHS JROTC Boosters, Friends of the Library, Wilson County Republican Party (District 416 Chair), Paloma Place Advisory Committee, and FISD Growth and Planning Committee.
They especially appreciate our veterans, teachers, military & first responders.
They actively support the community by hosting the annual Children’s Business Fair, supporting & sponsoring local events and volunteering at the Paloma Place Counseling Center.
Be sure to contact Freedom Mowing for all of your lawn care needs!
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June Business of the Month - Arcadia

We wanted to honor Arcadia as our June Business of the Month.  During the summer, they do a free movie every week to give our local kids something to do and look forward to over the summer.  

May Business of the Month - Wilson County News

We want to honor Wilson County News as our May Business of the Month.  We are so grateful for everything they do to keep our community informed of local news, opportunities, and events.  Wilson County News is so much more than just a newspaper.  They have helped the Chamber with all of our business needs from website management, printing, and design.  They were even gracious enough to create a "Local Deals Page" to help our local businesses advertise at a more affordable rate.  For more information on the "Local Deals Page", visit the Chamber website under "Member Opportunities".  Elaine Kolodziej, the founder, is an inspiration for all small businesses, and we are grateful for her example, as well as all those at Wilson County News who work hard serving our community. 

Picture:  Front, L-R: Gracie Cassias, Erica Soto, Kristen K. Weaver, Elaine Kolodziej, Al Kolodziej, Olga Garcia, and Sandy Hiraga. Back: Nannette Kilbey-Smith, Sandra Ramirez, Rich Orr, Camille Ingram, Taryn Smith-Morales, Pam Smith, Jeff Valch.

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April Business of the Month - Floresville Dental

We want to honor one of our businesses who really stand out and go above and beyond when it comes to serving their patients and their community. Floresville Dental is the perfect example of what the chamber wants to encourage and support. Marcie, their manager, is the heart of Floresville Dental and does an impressive job at serving in our community. They are hosting a community yard sale this Saturday, so be sure to swing by and see how awesome they are. They have also still been selling the donated food for our fire victim families. Thank you Floresville Dental for being such a valuable member of our community!
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March Business of the Month - Floresville Opry

Message from Viola Henke, Producer of the Opry and WCHS members:  The Wilson County Historical Society “Floresville Opry” wishes to extend a thank you to the Floresville Chamber of Commerce for the honor of being the Business of the Month. Thanks are also extended to the Opry House Band, singers, soundman, emcee, sponsors, caterer and fans attending the Opry to make it a success and memorable event each month. We have some of the most incredible members and friends that volunteer their services for each Opry. We are so appreciative of all the continued support from everyone to keep “Classic Country Music” alive and most of all so the Wilson County Historical Society can preserve its rich history and help the community. If you haven’t been to Floresville, check it out as Floresville is a picturesque city with much charm, an even richer history, and a welcome “howdy” to one and all!

Wilson County  Historical Society’s FLORESVILLE OPRY, a family friendly event, benefiting the community through the Society. The Opry is held the 1 st Thursday of each month, 435 St Hwy 97 East out of Floresville at the Wilson County Expo and Community  Center (formerly Wilson County Show Barn). Doors open at 5:00 pm. Music with dancing from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. A catered delicious dinner is available for $8.00.  Desserts by WCHS $1.00 each.  General Admission $10.00. Silent Auction (proceeds benefit Jail House Museum)-Door Prizes.  Call Viola Henke #830-391-1062 for a reserved table that seats 8 for $100.00.

BRING YOUR OWN ADULT BEVERAGES. Set-ups and soft drinks available.

Don’t want to be on the road late at night? Check out the Opry discounts at the Floresville hotels. Show your hotel confirmation number at the Opry and receive 2 free opry tickets.

The origination of the Floresville Opry began with a conversation between Viola Henke, Wilson County Historical Society Program Chairman and LaJuana Newnam-Leus, WCHS President at the 90 th birthday celebration of Mrs. Robert (Novelle) Mills at the Floresville SPJST Hall.  There was a classic country band providing good old time country music, the dance floor was full of mostly silvered-hair”, enjoying themselves to the max!  Viola and LaJuana commented, “We ought to do something like this as a WCHS benefit for seniors & others to enjoy”.  Therefore, the seed was planted; Viola took charge with excellent participation from WCHS members,  friends and sponsors. Viola talked with Pat Fox, a long-time school friend who offered to arrange a house band.  The first Floresville Opry was held November 3, 2011. Since then the Opry gets bigger and better each month.  It has become known as the best and well attended Opry in South Texas. Having good ole “boot-scootin” line dancing as well as just good ole live classic country music to dance to for all ages!
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