201 7th St. Bay City TX 77414
(979) 245-8333 / (800) 806-8333 • Fax (979) 245-1622

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 Chamber’s Membership 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.
  • Opportunity to purchase mailing lists or labels for your company mailings.
  • Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies for your new businesses or relocations.
  • Opportunity to display your promotional materials in the Chamber lobby.
  • Opportunity 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.


Chairman of the Board
Iris Welfel


Chair Elect
Robert Lister


 Aldo Capristo


Immediate Past Chair
Keith Brown


Board of Directors


Jeannette Bell

JP Pct. 1, MC

Lisa Morales
Lisa's Main Street Coffee & Wine Bar

Renee Savage
Matagorda Regional Medical Center

Maria Aguilera
IPH Healthcare

Roberto DeHoyos

Hawes Dickerson
Individual Member

 Clint Hewitt


Stuart Lynn

Lynn & Associates

Angela Cunningham

Bay Villa Healthcare

James Gernand

Wells Fargo Bank

Bruce Krauskopf

Matagorda Construction & Materials



Larry Purkey

Don Davis Dealerships

Teri Treadway

Matagorda Area Representative

Gordon Winfrey

Varichem International Inc.






Ex-Officio Members

Nate McDonald
Matagorda County

Mark Bricker
City of Bay City 

 Executive Director
Matagorda County Economic Development Corp.

D.C. Dunham
Executive Director
Bay City Community
Development Corp. 

Tim Powell

Bay City Independent School District Board of Directors



Mitch Thames
President and CEO

Irene Bishop
Vice President

Heidi Simmons
 Membership Director




  • Agriculture and Aquaculture
  • Market Day
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Educational Activities
  • Past Chair Advisory Council
  • Ambassadors
  • Special Events