Mount Pleasant/Titus County Chamber of Commerce Awarded Three Stars bu U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Accreditation with the United States Chamber of Commerce is the only program of its kind that defines excellence in chamber planning and recognizes chambers for outstanding contributions toward positive change in their communities. The purpose of the U.S. Chamber’s Accreditation Program is to facilitate continuing excellence in the chamber industry and to foster a pro-business environment across America.

There are over 800 chambers that have participated in the program since 1964. Currently, 213 chambers carry this distinction. With aproximately 7,000 chambers in the United States, Accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a prestigious honor that distinguishes the high quality, expertise, and strong leadership displayed by Accredited state and local chambers of commerce.


By earning Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a chamber shows its dedication to:

  • Reviewing, improving, and promoting strong business practices
  • Recognizing leadership and outstanding contributions to the community
  • Supporting the principles of free enterprise and promoting pro-growth policies at federal, state, and local levels
  • Establishing best practices and staying in-step with industry changes

“Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit its local economy and positively influence its community,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber vice president of Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management. “We applaud these organizations for advancing the principles of free enterprise.”

Local and regional chambers are rated “Accredited,” “Accredited with 3 Stars,” “Accredited with 4 Stars,” or “Accredited with 5 Stars.” State chambers are rated “Accredited State Chamber,” or “Accredited State Chamber with Distinction.” The final determination is made by the accrediting board, a committee of U.S. Chamber board members and chamber CEOs from across the country.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.


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2015 Everything Texas Deck The Halls

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Over 1200 people meandered through the Mount Pleasant Civic Center on the 13th and 14th of November enjoying the annual Everything Texas Deck The Halls.

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211 Runners flood Priefert Ranch for the 2nd Annual Everything Texas Uncorked Ranch Run and Wine Festival

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Ranch Run Proudly Sponsored By: Herschels

Photos Courtesy of: Hudson Old, East Texas Journal

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Don’t Miss the 2nd Annual Everything Texas Uncorked Ranch Run and Wine Festival!


Mark you calendars for the 2nd Annual Everything Texas Uncorked Ranch Run and Wine Festival this Saturday October 10 at Priefert Ranch! You wont want to miss out on the EVERYTHING TEXAS FUN! The day will start of with a 15K, 5K and 1K Fun run Saturday morning then you can head over to the wine festival where there will be food, fun and entertainment  Everything Texas style for the whole family until 7pm. Hope to see you there! For more information Contact the Chamber at (903) 572-8567 or check out our website at

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State of the Economy Luncheon slated for October 30, 2015


Economic improvement is part of the heartbeat of a community. Mount Pleasant and Titus County residents will get a glimpse into the future of the local economy at the 2015 State of the Economy Luncheon. Steve Murdock, Ph.D., an expert demographer, is the keynote speaker at the annual event set for Oct. 30.

The MPEDC and the Mount Pleasant/Titus County Chamber of Commerce will host the luncheon at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center. It is the second year the two organizations have collaborated on the event. For ticket information, contact the Chamber at 903-572-8567.

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Heav’nly Foods host Cup Cakes with Johnny on Friday October 2nd

Cupcakes with Johnny

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Rep Bryan Hughes visits with Chamber members at Business After Hours

Chamber members received an unlikely surprise at the “Fun” Business After Hours sponsored by Buddy Marshall Insurance on Thursday September 24, 2015 when District Five State House Representative Bryan Hughes walked into the banquet room at the Mount Pleasant Country Club. He briefly introduced himself, what he does and then opened to floor for questions. It was a great way for Chamber members to see that their voice is being heard!


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The Titus County Fair will celebrate 40 Years of Good Times


The Titus County Fair is an annual event held in the fall and put on by the Titus County Fair Association. The purpose of the fair is to provide the community with an event full of family-friendly entertainment and fun.  Events at the fair include a livestock show, commercial exhibits, youth academic contests, sporting events, a carnival and musical entertainment.

The line up for Entertainment at the 2015 Titus County Fair is complete.  We are proud to annouce:  Wednesday nite – Coffey Anderson and Susie McEntire Eaton
Thursday nite – Tyler and the Tribe and The John Conlee Show
Friday nite – Cody Wayne and Westbound 21 and Jess Raub, Jr.
Saturday nite – Bo Hennessy Band and Los Texas Wranglers

Come out and spend time with us as we celebrate 40 Years of Titus County Fair.

Nightly Drawings – watch for the signs and make sure you enter.

The 2015 Fair is scheduled for September 30, 2015 thru October 3, 2015

Bring your family out and experience all the fun!

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Everything Texas Uncorked Ranch Run and Wine Festival Slated for October 10, 2015

Everything Texas Uncorked Ranch Run and Wine Festival is kicking off on October 10, 2015 at the legendary Priefert Ranch. The Ranch Run includes 15K, 5K and 1K runs that are setup for the enjoyment of all runners, family and friends. If you can two-step on the dance floor, then we have the run for you!! Follow the unique course layout that winds the the beautiful ranch setting. The event avoids the hard pavement of other runs and sticks to the Priefert Ranch’s best hard-packed ranch roads.

You want unique. You want excitment.
You want the “Everything Texas” Ranch Run.
For more information and to register for the Ranch Run go to

Everything Texas Uncorked continues with the Wine Festival at 11:00AM. Wineries from across Texas will be set up under the trees at the Priefert Ranch. There will be artisan foods, vendors and live music throughout the day. For those football fans, there will be many of the big games played on the big screen. For the kids, there will be a kid’s corral with areas to hunt for gold, rope and enjoy the ranch. The Wine Festival will be a great time for all.

Come enjoy the true Texas ranch experience with Everything Texas Uncorked on October 10, 2015. For more information, contact the Mount Pleasant Chamber, (903) 572-8567 or visit us on Facebook!


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Johnny Longlegs Greets Tiger Fans Before Game on September 4, 2015

Johnny Longlegs drew a lot of attention before the first Tiger home game Friday Night. Johnny greeted Tiger fans at the gate with his big smile as always. Young and old stopped to take a picture with him.

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