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    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Annual Diversity Summit will be held on Tues., March 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center. The Chamber recognizes the evolving changes in the nationwide workforce and understands the importance of an inclusive workplace. The Summit will focus on creating Better Business Through Diversity.  “I’m proud to serve as ...read more
    Categories: Event
    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    LUBBOCK, Texas – Gabe Vitela, One Guy from Italy – 50th St., to lead the 2020 Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.   Vitela was born and raised in Lubbock and attributes his positive attitude, determination, and strong work ethic to his parents. He has been involved in the Lubbock area business community since 1996. He first started his career in the restaurant industry as a busboy ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    LUBBOCK, Texas – Mayor Dan Pope and the City of Lubbock’s Veterans Advisory Committee in conjunction with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will host a Monument of Courage Reception on Wed., Jan. 22 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the MCM Elegante Hotel & Suites.   The reception will provide an overview of the Monument of Courage Memorial and recognize the support from donors received to date. The program ...read more
    Categories: Event
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    Houston, TX (Dec. 11, 2019) – Lubbock, TX, has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The city is profiled and on the cover of the January/February 2020 issue, available nationwide now. Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said Lubbock possesses qualities important to ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business Expo, the largest business to business tradeshow on the South Plains on Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.  The Business Expo presented by Lubbock National Bank showcases around 200 exhibitors and welcomes more than 5,000 attendees. Exhibitors will enjoy a private networking event from ...read more
    Categories: Event
    Thursday, December 05, 2019
    The TWC recognized the Lubbock-based organization for its contributions to the state Lubbock, Texas – Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas (GINWT) was awarded Texas’ Small Employer of the Year by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) at today’s 23rd Annual Texas Workforce Conference in Dallas. Goodwill was nominated by Workforce Solutions South Plains (WSSP) and chosen from among three exemplary ...read more
    Friday, November 08, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce announced today that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Lubbock Chamber with the Five-Star Accredited designation, the highest such designation in the Chamber industry.  “Each day, our Chamber works hard to put the American dream within reach of hardworking Lubbock business owners. The U.S. Chamber Accreditation designation tells ...read more
    Categories: General
    Friday, November 01, 2019
    Statement of Lubbock Chamber Chairman Abel Castro:  “The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is thrilled that Southwest Airlines plans to add new non-stop service between Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport and Houston Hobby six days per week beginning in mid-April, 2020. The Chamber began requesting this added service several years ago, and this is a great addition to the business community’s ...read more
    Categories: General
    Friday, October 25, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce its new youth entrepreneurship program, Be the “E”, which will launch January 2020.  Be the “E” is an 18-week program that will teach students how to turn their passion into a business opportunity. This program will provide a free market enterprise education, enhance entrepreneurial spirit, and empower leadership skills ...read more
    Categories: Leadership
    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Hub City BBQ Cookoff, presented by Escondido Ranch, awarded local businesses with awards for best BBQ in the Hub City on Thurs., Oct. 10. There were 70teams that entered the competition, which included Bloody Mary, Beans, Mystery (Bacon), Ribs, Brisket, and Dessert.   The Hub City BBQ Cookoff is at the South Plains Fairgrounds and gates open at ...read more
    Categories: General
    Monday, October 07, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce announced today that it will be embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime scenic sail through the South of France during an exclusive 10-day cruise available to Chamber members and their family and friends.   Participants will get to experience the beautiful sights of the Rhône and Saône rivers while aboard the brand-new Amadeus Provence, set to depart ...read more
    Categories: General
    Thursday, October 03, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the 2020 Leadership Lubbock class. The new class will meet in January with a full-day orientation.   The Leadership Lubbock program, established in 1975, has graduated over 1,800 men and women with the majority of those graduates currently residing in the Lubbock area. This program provides outstanding learning ...read more
    Categories: Leadership
    Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – Late last week the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce joined over 100 business and agricultural organizations across Texas in support of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The approval of USMCA is critical to the U.S. economy and Texas businesses that rely on trade with Canada and Mexico.   The proposed USMCA would expand opportunities for Texas farmers, manufacturers ...read more
    Categories: Governmental Affairs
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce joined an Amicus Brief filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday, June 7 in support of Association Health Plans (AHP).   Last month, the Lubbock Chamber was one of two local chambers of commerce invited to Washington D.C. for a special roundtable at the White House to discuss the future of ...read more
    Categories: Health Plan, General
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Chairman Cory Powell responds in a statement below regarding the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.  Cory Powell, Lubbock Chamber Chairman: The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce applauds the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate for passing the 2018 Farm Bill, formally titled the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The Chamber appreciates House ...read more
    Categories: Agriculture, General
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce final victory for small business and the First Amendment of the Constitution in its landmark case against changes to the United States Department of Labor’s (USDOL) “Persuader Rule.” In 2016, the United States District Court in Lubbock granted summary judgment and a nationwide permanent injunction against the Obama ...read more
    Categories: General, Governmental Affairs
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has long advocated for comprehensive tax reform, and last month signed a nationwide letter to Congress along with almost 300 other state and local chambers of commerce urging comprehensive reform. It has been 31 years since Congress last passed a major overhaul of the tax code and this final bill took a major compromise from both houses of Congress. ...read more
    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce applauds President Donald Trump’s action today issuing an Executive Order that could potentially allow more affordability and flexibility for job creators who offer health insurance to their employees. We are especially encouraged that the Order centers on allowing small businesses to band together and pool their purchasing power, much like the award-winning Lubbock ...read more
    Categories: Governmental Affairs
    Thursday, August 31, 2017
    The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors today (Thursday, August 31) unanimously voted to support the recently proposed City of Lubbock Public Safety Improvements Project. In late July and early August, the Public Safety Improvements Project findings of the City of Lubbock Facilities Committee were presented to the City Council. The proposed improvements include three police substations ...read more
    Categories: Governmental Affairs
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce sent letters to Capitol Hill to express its concerns about cuts to agriculture in President Trump’s FY2018 Budget Proposal.   “These cuts would be detrimental to the thousands of family farmers in the Lubbock area,” said Eddie McBride, Chamber President/CEO. “The Chamber is well aware of the economic challenges agriculture and allied industries in this area face, ...read more
    Categories: Governmental Affairs
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is cheering the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA) that was introduced in the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support from Senators Rob Portman (OH) and Heidi Heitkamp (ND). The introduction of the RAA is a huge step forward in making regulatory reform a reality in the 115th Congress.   “The business community asked the U.S. Senate in February to take action to make ...read more
    Categories: Governmental Affairs
    Wednesday, November 23, 2016
     The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce releases statement from Chairwoman Beth Bridges on the preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime regulation nationwide.   Beth Bridges, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman: In a significant victory for job creators and employee flexibility and opportunity, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant issued a preliminary injunction ...read more
    Categories: Governmental Affairs
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