The 500 Club committee's purpose is to fund projects that promote or enhance Frederick. Citizens of Frederick are welcome to join the 500 Club by donating $5.00 a month to the 500 Club fund, or by giving $60 annually.
Members: Greg Howard, chair, Karen Caldwell, Twyla Elsener, Amylee Reid, Michelle Green, Dana Greer, Jim Ard, Kent Smith, Jeff Patterson
The Positively Frederick committee is a subcommittee of the 500 Club. It is formed of citizens who wish to enhance the appearance of downtown Frederick. Committee members aid in many projects such as purchasing planters for downtown Frederick and decorating the welcome areas on the outskirts of town.
Agriculture Economic Development
This committee is the reason our annual Tillman County Junior Livestock Show exists. Members of this committee work hard to make each student’s livestock showing experience a meaningful one. From the annual Trophy Auction to the Award’s Banquet, this committee works several months out of the year for this project.
Members: Jay Oxford, chair, John Worthington, Shellie Collins, James Heap
Frederick Chamber Ambassadors are qualified individuals elected by the board to represent the chamber in many different aspects. Current ambassadors can be seen strengthening relationships with local businesses and reaching out to newcomers.
Members: Kerri Jacobs, chair, Jay Sharp, Vinson Orr, Linda Haston, Valarie Clayton
The Christmas Parade Committee helps citizens in Frederick celebrate “the most wonderful time of the year!” The committee takes charge of our main holiday event each December.
Members: Linda Haston, chair, Valarie Clayton, Shandi Riggins, Alison Ellis, Melissa Huff, Bailey Roberts
The Cotton Festival Committee is made up of individuals who wish to see the Annual Chamber Cotton Festival and Chili Cook Off succeed. This committee organizes and plans the event each fall.
Members: Ben Crawford, chair, Kent Smith, Shane Kendrix (chili), Tiffany Bagwell (pageants), Eric van der Laan (Cow Patty Bingo), Michelle Green, Jay Sharp (Tillman County Trade Day & Car Show)
Economic Development is an important part of the city of Frederick and the Chamber of Commerce, which is why the Economic Development Committee was formed. The purpose of this committee is to generate ideas, actions and opportunities to bring in new businesses around town.
Members: Eddie Whitworth, chair, Robert Johnston, Gary Tyler, Johnny Hester, Karen Caldwell, Loyd Benson, Ben Crawford
Frederick’s Fantastic Oyster Fry is our biggest event of the year. For over 25 years this committee has helped make this crazy feast a success. The Oyster Fry is the 3rd Saturday in February each year, which puts these members at their busiest around that time. They order the oysters, coordinate volunteers and never back down…rain or shine!
Members:Twyla Elsener, Dan Elsener, Louis Box, Betty Box, Georgia Jackson, Greg Howard
Oyster Fry Craft Show
What would our annual Oyster Fry be without a fabulous craft show right next door. The Oyster Fry Craft Show Committee recruits vendors, mails out forms, collects sales tax and brings an awesome craft scene to Frederick each 3rd Saturday in February!
Members: Jay Sharp, Brittany Olson
Shop at Home
The Shop at Home Committee was started in 2010 when a group of concerned chamber members wanted to encourage more locals to shop in town. The Shop at Home Committee recognizes the importance of local economy and the livelihood of business owners everywhere. They strive to come up with creative ways to encourage this mindset.
Members: Kerri Jacobs, Karen Caldwell, Randall Lewis, Jack Lowery, Crystal Smart
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Each August the Chamber welcomes teachers back to school by throwing them a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. This luncheon is organized by a small group of volunteers who gather prize donations, hire a caterer and make sure each teacher feels appreciated by the town of Frederick.
Members: Jill Biggs, chair, Dawn Mefford
The Technology Committee was created in response to the ever demanding role of social media and internet technology in business marketing. The goal of the Technology Committee is to discuss technology needs of Frederick businesses while working to develop strategies for meeting those needs. It is also a goal of the committee to provide information and resources relating to social media, apps and basic tech tools as well as web page assistance.
Members: Jay Sharp, Julie Tyler, Roxie Hill, Shandi Riggins, Justin Lewis, Greg Henry, Bailey Roberts
The Tourism Committee is always coming up with neat and interesting ideas for showcasing Frederick’s finest attractions and events. This committee helps with everything from brochures and signage to accommodations and support.
Members: Ben Crawford, chair, Julie Garza, Dana Greer, Jay Sharp, Tammi Schrick, Kevin Ouellette, Karen Caldwell