Our History 

From our humble beginnings back in 1922 when Mr. Ally Beitel and Mr. R. L. Schmerbeck met at Pampell’s in downtown Kerrville, the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce has been an active and integral part of business in our area. With over 90 years of history behind us, some of Kerrville’s most recognizable names have been part of the rich tradition of this organization.  Scott Schreiner, W.G. Garrett, Jr., Martin Stehling, Harry Schwethelm, Ken Stoepel, John Grimes and William Goertz to name a few are part of a legacy of leadership that has forged the Chamber into the forefront of Hill Country organizations.


Whether the focus has been on tourism, transportation, industrial development or community development, the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce has played an official role in the growth of Kerrville and Kerr County for over 90 years. Membership in the chamber exceeds 900 members and continues to be an “must-have investment” for businesses to looking to become involved in economic development for our region, building their business in Kerrville and Kerr County and much more. For people looking to relocate their home or business to our area, the chamber provides invaluable resources for our member-investors through extensive information availability and dissemination.


One thing has remained constant for over 90 years; businesses, organizations and individuals have continued their memberships in the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce and as we look ahead to the future, we hope you’ll find what you’re looking for in Kerrville…It’s All Right Here!

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