WHO WE ARE
The mission of the Comanche Chamber of Commerce is to promote trade, commercial and agricultural interest, tourism and to advance economic development in the Comanche area; to acquire, preserve and distribute civic, commercial and industrial statistics; to promote cooperation between Local, State and Federal government; and to provide leadership and positive attitude through community involvement for the benefit of the membership and all residents of the Comanche area.
The Comanche Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is a voluntary organization of businesses and professional men and women joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic and commercial progress of our community.
The area’s economic well-being is related directly to the caliber of work that is done by the Chamber. Therefore, the Comanche Chamber of Commerce has a major impact on business, income, and future growth of the area.
Meet The Board
I have lived in Comanche for 37 years. Before becoming employed by the Chamber, I worked as the ranch manager of the SF Ranch. The SF Ranch has been in our family for 63 years. I enjoy riding horses, bird hunting, and bird dog training.
Hi! I’m Sherry Reynolds and I’m proud to call Comanche, Texas my hometown. My husband, Russell and I moved here in 1986. It’s been a wonderful place to raise our two children, Brandon and Katy.
I started my own business, Mountainview Sweets in 2016. I am a Cookie Artist, making designer sugar cookies! Start each day with a cookie and you’ll be a sweetie!
Life in a small community has always been where my heart is. Raising a family and working in a place where almost everyone knows you has benefits you can’t get in the city. The people are here to support each other in so many different ways. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else than right here at this time. I have enjoyed serving on the Chamber Board. Working with the Chamber has been challenging and gratifying for us all. It takes all of us to make this community great, and the efforts of the Chamber and all of the members have been amazing.
Comanche Youth Council President
Corey Scott has resided in Comanche for 4 years. As President Of the Comanche Youth Council he takes interest in keeping Comanche an attraction for those who reside here as well as visitors. Especially when it comes the the youth of the area.
Billie Engel, after 40 years of working in Credit Union Management, retired to Comanche with her husband Gary. She has two children, who live in the Dallas and Austin areas, and Comanche is a beautiful small town located exactly in the middle between the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Billie loves baking, working in her flower beds, being a community volunteer, and traveling to see family members. Billie has the upmost positive attitude and loving spirit. She is truly the cliche of beautiful inside and out.
My name is Emily, I’m married to William McNew and we have a beautiful little girl named Alli. After pursuing two college degrees I found my passion in customer service and retail at Sorrells Farms. I have lived in Comanche all my life and can’t wait to see and be a part of its growth.
We have lived in Comanche for 37 years, and we raise registered black angus cattle. I have served on several committees in Comanche and am currently on the Chamber of Commerce board, The Education Foundation, as well as the Comanche Education Foundation. I love Comanche and hope to continue to serve to make it a wonderful place to live and raise children.
Amanda Baehler was raised in Comanche County but didn’t settle here right away. Seven years ago, Amanda and her husband Jeff and their three children moved to Comanche. For the last three years, Amanda has been volunteering her time for community projects and events through the Comanche Chamber of Commerce and also has served on the Board of Directors. When she is not volunteering, she is running her Scentsy Consultant Business locally or traveling to vendor shows.
Chanteal Whitehead is not a native to Comanche nor Texas. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and spent most of her childhood years in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She comes from a long line of cowboys who ranch and team rope. When she became a Comanche County resident nearly 10 years ago, she knew God had set this plan in motion for her life giving her a safe, faith-based rural small town to grow in as an individual, wife, and mother. As she began raising a family, she still felt like an “outsider” to the community. Her husband had deep roots here, but she was going to have to really put herself out there. She had to find ways to create relationships and friendships. She began serving for their home church which led to her volunteering with clubs and organizations with missions that were close to her heart. As her relationships and friendships started to form, she was really able to start settling into and calling Comanche “home.” When coming to Comanche, she had a love for criminal law and the schooling background to back it. Fast forward nearly 10 years, and she has found herself at the Comanche Chamber office helping plan and coordinate events and projects for Comanche. Her favorite part of this job is meeting the interesting people who visit “The Depot” worldwide and working alongside fellow Comanche residents who are continually making this place she calls home a place where everyone wants to live or at least visit!
Rebecca Conley has served on the Chamber Board of Directors since 2017. She has been employed by Brennan Vineyards since 2014 serving as their Director of Marketing. Rebecca currently handles Operations in addition to her role as Director of Marketing. Rebecca is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Horticulture focused in Viticulture and Enology. She is also a level 1 sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers and is pursuing her level 2 certification; as well as the Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators.
Hello, my name is Gary Bear and my wife is Shanna Bear, our family consist of 2 daughters, 2 sons and 6 grandchildren, two dogs and a cat. I am employed with Totelcom as the Client Relationship Manager and Shanna is employed with Ag Texas as a Senior Loan Administrator. Shanna and I both grew up in the Comanche area and we have lived in Comanche for the past 12 years.
My name is Trey Akin. I’ve grown up in Comanche County almost my entire life. I have been married to Kim Akin for 18 years, and we have 4 sons and two grandsons who also live in Comanche. We opened Akin Pest Control & Lawn Care in Comanche in 2014. We love Comanche and are proud to be part of the community.
Hi, I am Kristi Taylor. I work at Comanche County Medical Center. I’m married to the best guy, Randy, and have two amazing sons, two wonderful daughter-in-laws, and two of the most precious granddaughters. I love to be involved in the community and am currently the president of Revitalize Comanche. I am also one of the 3 founders of Tomorrow’s Memories which proudly brought Comanche the ice skating rink this past winter and will be doing so again! I encourage you to get involved! Comanche is the Best!
Former store manager at ALCO/Shopko now currently store manager at Walgreens in Stephenville. I am originally from Whitney and have lived in Comanche for 11 years. I graduated from Baylor University and Hill College in Hillsboro. Fun fact: I have been in retail 35 years and had the privilege to have been mentored by non other than Sam Walton.
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304 S. Austin Street
Comanche, Texas 76442
P.O. Box 65
Comanche, Texas 76442
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