The South Central Affiliate of the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (SCHPBA) is one of eleven regions in North America serving members with a more local perspective. It was formally incorporated in 2000. SCHPBA includes members in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The affiliate is a separate 501 © 6 corporation which is referred to as a Mutual Benefit Corporation existing to meet the needs of and serve their members.
We foster and promote business for our industry members in our five states. An elected Board of Directors represents the members’ needs when serving on committees and holding member events. Further, there is one industry member who represents the region on the Board of Directors at the national level. All regions have this representation. The rest of the 21-member national board is comprised of Manufacturers and two At-Large professionals.
SCHPBA members are encouraged to contact the affiliate staff office, any of the current affiliate board members and the representative to the national board with any interests or concerns.