Prospective Member

Why Join?

As a business leader, you play a key role in the Big Country’s success. Abilene area business leaders are creators, innovators, leaders, and the backbone of our economy. When you join the Abilene Chamber, you gain a dedicated partner working to help you – and the community – succeed. Learn more about how you can gain a network of resources that offer you endless advantages for every stage of your business journey.

Powering Your Community

Powered by business. Powered by you. Our vision for a greater Abilene starts with a thriving business community. Together, our organization advocates for the region while leveraging the voice of business to lead and support inclusive policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Membership is a direct investment in our mission.

Small Business Support

Small business isn’t small to us. Small businesses account for 85 percent of our membership and entrepreneurship is the backbone of our economy. We’re here to give you avenues to educate the community about what you do while providing you and your employees with resources for success.

Business Development

Your membership at the Chamber allows us to create a network of 1,300 businesses from all industry sectors across the region who can lean on each other for support and ideas. Take advantage of the opportunity to network and connect with other business leaders at our events, through your member information center, committees, programs and more.

Marketing & Visibility

Looking to amplify your brand to the Abilene community? The Abilene Chamber has prominent opportunities available for you to highlight your brand and raise your visibility. Chamber members are here to expand, promote and conduct business — the perfect atmosphere and audience for your marketing efforts. 

Executive Team

Doug Peters, President & CEO, Abilene Chamber
Doug Peters, IOM, AP*
President & CEO
Frances Williamson, CPA*
Chief Financial Officer

Membership Team

Gray Bridwell*
Vice President, Military Affairs
Ashley DiMauro
Senior Director of Operations
Nathaniel Ellsworth
Office & Events Logistics Manager
Hudson Ewing
Member Development Manager
Jennifer Kent
Director of Programs
Cynthia Nesmith
Executive Administrator, Military Affairs
Kendal Subia
Events Manager
Doug Williamson
Government Affairs Director

Visitors Bureau Team

Kim Bosher
Sales Director
Ashli Brooks
Visitor Experience Associate
Courtney Eden
Sales Manager
Robert Lopez*
Vice President, Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tiffany Nichols
Senior Sales Director
Terri Owens
Office Administrator
Pam Sites
Visitors Experience Director
Kailey Valadez
Sports Experience Coordinator
David Waller
Communications Director

Cultural Affairs Team

Lynn Barnett*
Vice President, Cultural Affairs Council
Traci Hartmann
Young Audiences Assistant
Ninette Hawkins
Director of Operations
Laura King
Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene
Sidney Levesque
Director of Marketing
Madi Melbourne
Manager, CALF and Development Activities
Dawn Ripple
Executive Director of Children's Performing Arts Series
Susan Steele
CPAS Box Office Manager and Grants Administrator

Growth Alliance Team

Nathaniel Ellsworth
Office & Events Logistics Manager
Cameron Sloan
Talent & Emerging Business Specialist

MAC Team

Gray Bridwell*
Vice President, Military Affairs
Cynthia Nesmith
Executive Administrator, Military Affairs

Member Services Team

Ashley DiMauro
Senior Director of Operations
Nathaniel Ellsworth
Office & Events Logistics Manager
Hudson Ewing
Member Development Manager
Jennifer Kent
Director of Programs
Kendal Subia
Events Manager

Development Team

Ashley DiMauro
Senior Director of Operations
Hudson Ewing
Member Development Manager