I am excited to serve as President of your Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce as elected by the Board of Directors for 2019! I believe we have many a group of dedicated and community oriented volunteers with our local businesses best interest in mind.
We will be starting our year off with our 8th Annual Best of San Jacinto County Awards Banquet in February. Last year was a great turnout and a wonderfully planned Roaring 20’s themed event. We were able to raise money from the silent auction to fund scholarships for our local youth in 2018. I anticipate this year will be a huge success as well, so stay tuned to see what the theme this year will be!
In 2017 the Wolf Creek Car, Truck and Bike Show faced inclement weather and thus had fewer vehicle entries than normal. The 2018 committee feared we may have a repeat with weather originally forecasted to have a very cold and soggy weekend once again. However we were blessed to only have an overcast Saturday followed by a beautiful Sunday. We had 226 paid car registrants and approximately 1,500 people in attendance for the two days. The event was a huge success thanks to all of the volunteers that worked so very hard. The local non-profit chosen to receive proceeds from the 50/50 drawing this year was San Jacinto Community Outreach Committee and their Thanksgiving Feast.
Christmas on the Square for 2018 experienced some really rough weather for the day’s events. We experienced 5-7” of rain locally starting Thursday night and continuing into Saturday morning. Temperatures stayed in the 40’s all day and made for some really difficult conditions. I am very proud of your Chamber volunteers and everyone else that made the best of the circumstances. We had a multitude of vendors show up and the event remained a success in spite of the weather. There was a newly implemented “Kid Zone” that I can’t wait to see again next year.
I am excited for what your Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce will continue to do for its members this year and for being able to serve the San Jacinto County Business Community members and the Chamber Board.
President - Coldspring/SJC Chamber of Commerce
Brandon Wigent graduated from Livingston High school in 2002, and from Sam Houston State University in 2007 with a degree in Business Administration and Banking. Brandon has worked with The Bank of San Jacinto County since 2007 in various lending positions, and currently handles consumer, commercial, and real estate lending as the Bank’s Vice President. Brandon has been married to Tara Wigent since 2007, and has a 3 ½ year old daughter. Tara is a registered nurse and currently works for Kindred Hospice out of Livingston. The Bank of San Jacinto County has been a strong advocate of the Coldspring Chamber of Commerce for many years with Denny Clark, Glenda Dean, and now Brandon being heavily involved. Brandon would like to remain involved with the Chamber's continued growth and success moving forward.