Welcome from the Board President

I am honored to serve the Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce as Board Member and President. I am grateful for the hardworking board members and committee volunteers, who tirelessly ensure events are welcoming, fun and interconnected in Grimes County. It has been wonderful to meet countless members and leaders in our community and hear how our committed board of directors and staff can best serve you as the Voice of Business in Grimes County.


Providing a connection in a business environment brings people and organizations together to support one another and advance our interests. Taking initiative and making things happen create a proactive and creative environment, of which we work to provide through informative/educational events.  Stewardship plays a vital role in the quality of life and business community, keeping members abreast through our relationship with our elected government officials, our Members and the ever developing business climate.


I encourage each chamber member to actively promote the Grimes County business climate by being patrons of our local membership directory. The next time you need a business service, go ahead, call or email the Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce.  You will be pleasantly surprised by our quality of service and interconnectivity we all share.  Working together promotes a stronger voice within the business community.


Connect with your peers today and become a proactive member of the Chamber of Commerce.  We all look to improve our business environment here in Grimes County; it’s time to create a stronger community.

YoLanda Fultz

Board President 2020/2021

Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce


Our Mission Statement

"The mission of the Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce is to be an association of businesses and individuals organized to encourage a strong local economy and quality of life by promoting economic, civic, cultural and social development through an informed membership and community."


About The Chamber

The Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce was chartered on March 6, 1916, by then Secretary of State, John G. McKay.  

It began when nine civic-minded residents decided the community would benefit with a Chamber of Commerce to establish and maintain uniformity in the commercial usage of cities and towns to acquire, preserve and disseminate valuable business information, adopt rules, regulations and standards of classification to govern all transactions connected with the cotton trade, and other commodities where standards and classifications are required, generally to promote the interest of trade and increase facilities of commercial transactions and to develop and extend agricultural, industrial, commercial and civic resources of the City of Navasota, Grimes County and the State of Texas. 

The names of those nine individuals are familiar to even present-day residents of Grimes County, for they left their mark indelibly in the community. They were J.N. Baylor, J.W. Brosig, C.C. Camp, J.T. Evans, H.H. Knox, Ewing Norwood, R.A. Patout, Ward Templeman and E.H. Terrell.

Ward Templeman served as the first President of the Chamber, serving for four consecutive years through 1919.  Betty Jane Burlin was the first woman to serve as President when she took office on January 1979.


2021 Board of Directors

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YoLanda Fultz


Brazos Land Company

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Michelle Bobo

First Vice President

The Bedias Bungalow


Marilyn Bettes

Second Vice President

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Gary Henson


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WC Doyle


BodyBilt Chairs

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Chris Tucker


Revival Barbershop


Dr. Ronnie Gonzalez


Navasota ISD

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Alan Shoalmire


Grill Sergeant Hot Dogs

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Dillon Hughes


Only1 Rentals

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Erin Marietta


CHI St. Joseph Med Ctr

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Jill Sechelski


Keller Williams


Vickie Kolbasinski


Baylor Lumber Company

Joe Fauth

County Representative

Karen McDuffie

Anderson Representative

Karen Hale

Plantersville Representative

Christina Stover

Iola Representative

Rayna Willenbrink

Navasota Representative

Gwen Boullion

Bedias Representative

Interested in joining our Board of Directors? Contact Us for more information!


2021 Chamber Ambassadors

"An Ambassador's mission is to promote and advocate for members through positive public exposure"

Ana Cosino

Ambassador Chair

The Navasota Examiner

Stephanie Autry

Woodmen Insurance

Bri Buentello

Golden Creek Healthcare & Rehab

Elva Evans

PNC Bank

Jimmy Donahoo

MHSC Lighting & Electrical

Kathleen Dimmel

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

James Evans

James R. Evans Tax Service

Ruby Evans

James R. Evans Tax Service

Leanne Floyd

Mid-South Electric Co-Op

Sherry Gillespie

Keller Williams Realty

Bobbie Lehrmann

Citizens State Bank

Angela Scurlock

The Navasota Examiner

Kristi Tucker

Grimes Co. Deputy Constable Pct. 2

Patty Whitney

Brewer, Eyeington, Patout

For more information about the Navasota Grimes County Chamber Ambassador Program, click here.


Chamber Staff


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