Cleveland Chamber hails Outdoor Expo a success

At the June 15 Cleveland City Council meeting, Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce CEO Jim Carson brought along three student ambassadors - Garrett Ling, Chris Ramirez and Zhamisaf Idrisou.

On the first weekend of June, the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce held its annual Outdoor Expo at Stancil Park in Cleveland. At the Cleveland City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 15, Chamber CEO Jim Carson said he was pleased with the turnout for the event, which appears to be growing in attendance every year.

This year, the Outdoor Expo welcomed 2,000 people with some coming from as far as Lufkin and Galveston, Carson said.

“People enjoyed it. I kept telling everyone we were going to have Chamber of Commerce weather, and we did,” said Carson, referring to a break in the rain that appeared unending at the beginning of June.

He reminded Council that next month’s Chamber luncheon will be held on Thursday, July 1, at Cornerstone Church of Cleveland, 27453 SH 105 W. The guest speaker will be Liberty County District Attorney Jennifer Bergman and the meal will be catered by Pueblo Viejo of Cleveland. The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members with reservations. An additional $5 will be charged for walk-in or late registration.

To reserve a ticket, call the Chamber office at 281-592-8786 or go online to

Below are photos taken at this year’s Outdoor Expo.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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