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Bay City Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture

Our Mission

The mission of the Bay City Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is to promote and advance the interests of the Bay City business and agricultural communities. These goals are accomplished by encouraging growth of existing businesses and industries, providing assistance to new firms or individuals seeking to locate in Bay City, and advocating legislative and political actions beneficial to the business or general community. The Chamber also supports and encourages those cultural and civic activities that improve or expand the quality of life in Bay City.


Why Should You Join the Bay City Chamber?

  • Exposure for your business.
  • Two free Email Blasts to membership within your first year of membership.
  • Involvement opportunities including various active committees.
  • Promotion for your business through the Chamberís Business Directory, website, newsletter and direct referrals.
  • Networking with other members at Chamber functions such as Monthly Mixers, committee meetings, and community and special events.
  • Participation in seminars and workshops.
  • Opportunities to purchase mailing lists or labels for your company mailings.
  • Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies for your new businesses or relocations.
  • Opportunities to display your promotional materials in the Chamber lobby.
  • Opportunities to participate in business-related projects such as the Industrial Trade Show and Purchasing Agents Seminar.
  • Membership plaque identifying you as a recommended business.
  • Email updates from the Chamber on the latest breaking news concerning the county, and upcoming networking and workshop opportunities.
  • When dealing with the public, Chamber members are ALWAYS recommended FIRST.


2019 Officers

Heather Hilliard
Health Food Cottage-Chairman

Fred Gaytan

OXEA-Chairman Elect

Aaron Fox

Matagorda Medical Group-Treasurer


Aldo Capristo 
STP Nuclear Operating Company-Immediate Past Chairman 

2019 Board of Directors

Charles Brookhouser
First State Bank

Jim Coleman 
Jackson Electric Cooperative 

Erik Frankson
Ward Real Estate

Lane Hollister 
Jack Hollister Insurance 

Imelda Howard 
Sugar Valley RV Resort 

Donna Huitt
Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program 

Robert Knox 
State Farm Insurance

Dianna Kile Lopez
Individual Member 

Mike Meyers 
Jackson Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Troy Nugent 
Tenaris Bay City

Karen Restivo
Serenity Matagorda Isle

James Scardami Jr.
Edward Jones 

Dr. Marshall Scott, III 
Bay City Independent School District 

Anthony Wood
Lyondell Basell

Ex-Officio Members

Nate McDonald
Judge Matagorda County 

Mark Bricker
Mayor City of Bay City 

Mike Ferdinand
Executive Director Matagorda County Economic Development Corp. 

Jessica Russell
Executive Director Bay City Community Development Corp. 

Robert Klepac
President Bay City Independent School District Board of Directors 


Mitch Thames IOM
President & CEO 

Irene Bishop IOM
Vice President 


  • Agriculture and Aquaculture
  • Ambassadors
  • Educational Activities 
  • Hispanic 
  • Special Events 
  • Healthcare
  • Legislative



Special Events

  • Annual Banquet
  • Golf Tournament
  • Lighted Christmas Parade
  • Live Oak Tree Sale 
  • Member Annual Crawfish Boil
  • Summer & Christmas Market Day
  • Matagorda County Day in Austin
  • New Teacher Luncheon

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