Photo of the historic Louis Ehlers Cigar Factory No. 2, now serving as the Shiner Chamber of Commerce with a tourist information center. The building is painted beige with red trims, featuring a front porch and a stone foundation.
Infographic titled 'Why Join the Chamber?' with sections for Visibility, Network, Referrals, Credibility, Voice, and Growth, highlighting benefits of membership in the Shiner Chamber of Commerce.
  • CATALYST for business growth
  • CONVENER of leaders and influencers
  • CHAMPION for a stronger community

Defining Our Purpose

The Shiner Chamber of Commerce has spent the past year building upon our strengths and growing in many areas to define and improve membership benefits, professionalism, and so much more. In order to strategically plan for the future of the Chamber, the Board of Directors met for a planning retreat in Fall 2023 to define the mission statement (seen at the top of this page), vision statement, and guiding values.

We hope this gives you a glimpse of the hard work going on behind the scenes and the commitment the Staff and Directors have for its members and the success of our community & area businesses and organizations. There are many more exciting things to come, so keep an eye on your mailbox and email inboxes.

We love hearing from our members & prospective members and we look forward to continuing
to make Shiner the best place to live and work TOGETHER!

140 Members

Our members include businesses, both small and large, non-profits, and individuals.

+28 New Members

Shiner is growing to be one of the best loved small towns to live and work in.

10K+ Visits

The Shiner Chamber of Commerce promotes member businesses through our website and social media.

Our quarterly newsletter reaches a wide array of individuals and businesses interested in events in the Shiner area.

With over 4000 followers on the Shiner Chamber of Commerce social media channels, our members enjoy boosting their online visibility.

The Shiner Chamber of Commerce Business Directory and website is optimized to make search engines discover your business information and deliver it to people looking for your business.

Michelle Price

About Shiner, Texas

In 1885 a post office called Half Moon was opened at a trading post near the present site of Shiner. When the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway came to the area in 1887 it bypassed Half Moon and built through land owned by Henry B. Shiner. Shiner donated 250 acres for a right-of-way and depot, and a town soon grew around the new transportation facilities. At first the community was called New Half Moon, but in 1888 its name was changed to Shiner.

Shiner was incorporated in 1890, and L. P. Amsler was elected the first mayor. Czech and German immigrants soon became the dominant ethnic groups, and Shiner developed a cohesive Czech community through social organizations such as the National Sokol Society and the Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas. The population was reported at 2,074 in 1990 and 2,070 in 2000. The town supports a weekly newspaper, the Shiner Gazette, which was established in 1892. The most important agricultural products are dairy and beef cattle, cotton, and corn. Shiner has industries that manufacture wire, racks, dye, and tool plating. In 2002 the Spoetzl Brewery, the sole producer of Shiner Beer, distributed their products in Texas and in twenty-two other states.

[Source: Texas State Historical Association]