June 2015 – Ribbon Cutting: La Familia Restaurant


La Familia Ribbon Cutting


On June 11, Chamber officers and directors were joined by the staff and family of La Familia Restaurant to formally welcome them as the chamber’s newest member business.

La Familia Restaurant is located at 220 West Third Street, and offers dine-in or carry-out meals! They are open Monday-Saturday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thank you to Jeff Bromley of the Burkburnett Informer Star for providing this photo.

May 2015 – Ribbon Cutting: Sarge’s Restaurant

Sarges Restaurant Ribbon Cutting


President Del Hardaway, Executive Director Dick Vallon, other officers, and directors were joined by the staff of Sarge’s Restaurant to formally welcome them as the chamber’s newest member business on May 14.

Sarge’s Restaurant is located at 904 Kramer Road, and serves a variety of home-cooked style meals!

Thank you to Jeff Bromley of the Burkburnett Informer Star for providing this photo.




Wake Up Wichita County – Whataburger

We are partnering with the Wichita Falls Chamber for this fun networking event!
When: Wednesday, June 10, 8 AM – 9 AM
Where:  920 South Red River Expressway
Burkburnett, TX  76354

First Bank to Host Business Breakfast


You are invited to join us for a business breakfast. It will be held April 1st, 2015 at the First Bank Community Room. 7:45 am – 8:45 am

Join us for:

  • Conversation
  • Ideas
  • Exchange Business Cards
  • Light Breakfast
  • Door Prizes

The event is being hosted by First Bank.

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We do ask that you please RSVP | 940-569-3304

2015 Chamber Banquet Award Winners

Jerry Johnson Honored as Citizen of the Year

026Jerry is a Texas native and current Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and Board Member of First Bank. Johnson served on the Burkburnett ISD Board of Trustees for 12 years. Additionally, his school board involvement led him to serve a six-year tenure as a Trustee with the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). His other affiliations have included the Lone Star Investment Pool, TASB’s Risk Management Fund, board service with the United Way of Greater Wichita Falls and local Chamber of Commerce including a term as President.

Johnson’s other involvements include  Trustee with the Priddy Foundation and board service with the local Grace Ministries Outreach, the Burkburnett Development Corporation (past President), the Burkburnett Library ad founding member of the Burkburnett Roustabouts and the local Genealogical Society. Johnson is a past President of the Burkburnett Rotary Club and has 33 years of membership in the organization and four years of membership with the Burkburnett Lions Club

Johnson graduated from Brigam Young University with a degree in accounting and also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Midwestern State University and a Graduate Banking Degree from Southern Methodist University. He and his wife, Lavonda, have been married for 40 years. They have five children and 18 grandchildren.


Fidelity Bank Awarded Business of the Year Award

023Fidelty Bank has been a dedicated  community partner committed to Burkburnett. Fidelity Bank opened in September 2003 in Wichita Falls with the goal of providing unparalleled customer service to Wichita Falls and the surrounding areas. A true community bank, Fidelity Bank’s stockholders all come from the local area, including Burkburnett.

In August 2005, the Burkburnett branch of Fidelity Bank was opened under the leadership of Randy Aaron and his late father, Jack Aaron. The bank moved into its current location on South Avenue D in Decemver of 2006. In 2013, Fidelity Bank acquired the First National Bank of Byers and its three locations, further strengthening ties to the local Texoma community.



Dalton Andrews and Angela Ortiz Honored as 2015 Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Recipients

029Dalton is the son of Tom and Mindy Dahl and Ortiz is the daughter of Carmen Ortiz.

Below are other photos of the 2015 Chamber Banquet

All photos and articles are courtesy of Jeff Bromley – Burkburnett Informer Star Newspaper

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2014 Lighted Christmas Parade Winners

The Burkburnett Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2014 winners of the lighted Christmas Parade

Photos courtesy of Richard Cleaver

Beauty Winners:

1st Place – 1st Bank

2nd Place – Christmas in Action

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Originality Winners

1st Place – Wichita Christian  School

2nd Place – Culinary Arts Academy









Presentation Winners

1st Place – Wichita County Sheriff’s Dept

2nd Place – BHS Band Boosters


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Creativity Winners

1st Place – BHS Tennis

2nd Place – PPG ERA (Mark Davis)

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Congratulations to our winners. This year’s parade was one of the best we have ever had! We look forward to next years!

The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Becky Knox King for the work she puts into the parade every year. She is a tremendous asset to the town of Burkburnett and specially to the Chamber of Commerce ….THANK YOU BECKY!


2014 Friendship Festival

Friendship Festival CrowdYou are invited to attend this year’s Burkburnett Friendship Festival!

Previous years featured over 100 booths ranging from jewelry to cosmetics to the latest in technology, specialty products and heirlooms. And, who can forget the great variety of food!? The Children’s Area filled the park with parents and children from opening to the very last booth tear down.

This year we will again feature the armbands, pony rides, a petting zoo, plus live entertainment throughout the day in the Amphitheater. Improved parking will aid in the success of the event.

With thousands attending in previous years, you won’t want to miss out on this year’s celebration at the Burkburnett Friendship Festival!

This year’s Friendship Festival will be held on October 25th at United Friendship Park and Permian Park.

For information regarding Friendship Festival please contact:

City Hall – Janelle Dolan  |  940-569-2263  |  [email protected]

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