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The B.E.S.T Leadership Program was founded in 2005 as means to cultivate community and business leaders in Bastrop County.  The program identifies and encourages current and potential leaders by acquainting them with local needs and building an understanding of how individual talents can work together to build a more successful community.   Participants are given unique insights into city, county and state level organizations which allow them to build a more in-depth perspective of their own community’s opportunities and challenges.  Participants also receive training in the art of leadership itself, strengthening their ability to make a positive impact at home, work, and in the public forum.   The eight session course will be led by Nicki Harle, a community development professional with more than 20 years of experience in development and enrichment of community-based organizations.  Ms. Harle’s guidance represents a fresh and expanded approach to what has already become an impactful program for Bastrop County.  Participation is limited, so don’t wait. 

Rick Rhodes"A critical element within a thriving community is the engagement of top-quality leaders.  Local leadership development programs are instrumental in identifying leaders, exposing those leaders to the needs and opportunities in their community, and encouraging them to become actively engaged in local organizations striving to meet those needs." - Rick Rhodes, Office of Rural Affairs - Texas Department of Agriculture

Applications for B.E.S.T. Leadership 2016-17 are closed.  
Please check back next year or call the Chamber at
(512) 303-0558 to get put on the waiting list!

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The Bastrop Chamber provides many opportunities to learn new skills and techniques.  From seminars to lectures, webinars, interactive forums and presentations you'll find opportunities to expand your knowledge and add skills and apply techniques to your daily business life.  These offerings are affordable, convenient and led by experts in their field. 

Join us for these events soon!  You'll be glad you did!

See the Chamber Events Calendar for upcoming Educational Opportunities!
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This event offers a special opportunity for the sponsoring Chamber Member to showcase their services and facilities to the business community, other Chamber members, the Board of Directors, and their own customers in a casual, relaxed atmosphere after normal business hours!

See the Chamber Events Calendar for upcoming Business After Hours, typically the 2nd Thursday of every month except for July and December!

If your business would be interested in sponsoring a Business After Hours, you can get more information HERE.  

These are very popular events and are typically booked more than a year out, so reserve your spot today by calling the Chamber offices at (512) 303-0558!