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Welcome to Palestine, Texas, home of the Dogwood Trails and the Texas State Railroad. On Behalf of our business members and the community, we invite you to “come on in!”

The Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce with having over 540 members, understands that in order to have a strong economic environment you must have a strong community. We are truly blessed to have strong leaders, business owners, educators and citizens who realize that we all share in the responsibility of creating economic success and happiness within our community.

Our rich history dates back to 1846, and the Chamber was established in 1930 to advocate for and support the prosperity of Palestine and our area businesses.  Downtown Palestine boasts 44 blocks of designated historic Main Street District stretching from the visitor center to the courthouse square. Within this area visitors and residents alike can find many unique opportunities for shopping, dining, art, culture, history and special events.

The Chamber’s goal is to work toward improving the quality of life for all through the support and commitment of its members, volunteers and committees. The programs and events we present provide extraordinary opportunities to grow needed networks and gain new insights to address the ever-changing challenges facing all of us in business today. We are always creating new networking and promotional opportunities to help our member businesses succeed and grow, including space to advertise on the Chamber website, business referrals, monthly networking opportunities, and continuing education. We value our strong partnership with the City of Palestine, Main Street, Visitors Center, Palestine Economic Development Corporation, Ben E. Keith and Palestine Regional Medical Center.

Our community is comprised of business minded, service oriented, generously gifted individuals that have a real heart for this city. Palestine is thriving and here, at the Chamber of Commerce, we are committed to promoting businesses, provided valuable tools for their growth and supporting innovative ideas. We create meaningful opportunities to network with one another and we invest in our youth to help build future leaders for Palestine.

If you are looking for opportunities to get more involved, or learn more about what makes our city unique, please visit our Chamber office. We encourage you to share our passion for Palestine.


Angela Howell-Fields

Executive Director



Lily Zajicek

Administrative Assistant


Anja Cline

Member Services Coordinator