The Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is a Chamber of Commerce?

Your Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of citizens who are investing their time and resources in a community/business development program. By working together to improve the economic, civic and cultural well-being of San Jacinto County. This is accomplished by being advocates for and a voice of local businesses and organizations.

2. Who are the people currently on the Chamber of Commerce?

Since we update our membership frequently and our Board of Directors annually, please refer to the current list of MEMBERS and DIRECTORS.

3. Who can join?

Any citizen who is interested in helping San Jacinto County make economic improvements by supporting local businesses, organizations and communities is eligible to be a member of the Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce.

4. What can the Chamber do for me?

As a business member the Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce can assist you in promoting and expanding your business by:

  • Advertising on our website, Facebook Page, Chamber Directory and arranging for local newspapers to write articles on new business openings (Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies), as well as "not so new businesses" which have made improvements or have relocated.
  • Members have access to our facility in order to conduct small business meetings (up to 13 people) in a professional environment.
  • Members also have access to our "Classified" section on our website. This is free to members and can be used to inform the local community about sales, events and notices.
  • Members have first priority to sponsor local.events such as the "Wolf Creek Car, Truck and Bike Show", "Christmas on the Square", and the "Best of San Jacinto County Awards Banquet". All sponsors receive special recognition by our master of ceremonies at these events as well as in local newspapers, on our web page and on Facebook.
  • Planning and sponsoring "networking" events such as: work luncheons and mixers for local business owners and employees. This gives members the opportunity to speak with other business owners to discuss how the local economy is performing in their areas.
  • Sending a list of our members to large building operations such as The Boy Scouts of America, New Housing Developments and grocery/department stores. The Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce prides itself on our abundance of skilled members. So much that we send a list of our members to the Chief Operations Officers of large building projects which come into San Jacinto County in order to have contractors and sub-contractors choose from our membership before looking elsewhere. This stimulates our economy as well as cuts costs for the builder by not requiring him/her to pay for someone to commute from a larger surrounding city.

5. I do not own a business. Why should I be part of the Chamber of Commerce?

The Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce is an active organization. We have several committees which need volunteers such as the Wolf Creek Car, Truck and Bike Show", "Christmas on the Square", the "Best of San Jacinto County Awards Banquet", Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, Working Luncheons, Academic Scholarships, Membership and the Board of Directors. There is no business member requirement to volunteer time and resources to assist the Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce in supporting local businesses and organizations.

6. My business is having trouble. How can the Chamber help me?

The Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce offers a free session with a Small Business Development Center consultant who comes to the Chamber office and meets with you to discuss improving your business through a personalized assessment of your business management and operations. The consultant also offers a personalized assessment for those wanting to start a new business.

7. This all sounds great! How do I become a member of the Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce?

Although the Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit and volunteer organization we still require members to pay annual dues. These dues go towards daily operations to include but not limited to: web page maintenance, office supplies, building maintenance, utilities and much more!

The following is a list of current dues:

Businesses: 1-3 Employees..... $100
....................4-8 Employees......$200
....................9-12 Employees....$300
....................13-20 Employees..$400
....................21-50 Employees..$500
....................51+ Employees......$600

Associations: Churches, CIvic Organizations, Service Clubs .........$100
......................Utilities, All Types Elected Officials & Govt. Offices...$300

Individuals:.................................$50

Membership forms are available HERE to download or by contacting The Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber office.

8. How do I find out more about the Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce?

With information being readily available, we are continually updating our webpage and Facebook with information about our members, Board of Directors, upcoming community evetns as well as information on improving your business!

Feel free to contact our office manager located at the address below..