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    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    Lubbock, Texas — The Lubbock Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) will graduate 16 local middle and high school students at 6 p.m. on Tues., May 14 at the TTU Innovation Hub, 3911 4th St.   After months of hard work, this year’s program manager, Christine Allen, Director of Workforce Development & FTZ-260 at Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA) and this year’s presenting program ...read more
    Categories: YEA!
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
      LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce hosted a joint news conference along with community leaders and business organizations earlier today expressing its endorsement for the Lubbock County Transportation Road Improvement Program,Proposition A, on the May 4 ballot.  Lubbock-Cooper ISD Superintendent Keith Bryant, Frenship ISD Superintendent Michelle McCord and Lubbock ISD CFO Jeff ...read more
    Categories: Governmental Affairs
    Friday, April 19, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize Norma Ritz Johnson for her 15 years of service to the Lubbock Chamber.   Johnson began her Chamber career on April 13, 2004 as Vice President-Legislative Affairs before being promoted to Executive Vice President in January 2014.   As Executive Vice President at the 5-Star Accredited Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Johnson ...read more
    Categories: General
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    Lubbock, Texas — Local middle and high school students from the Lubbock Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) class of 2019 will reveal 16 new start-up businesses to the public. The students will showcase and sell their products and services at the YEA! Trade Show on Sat. May 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Grand Court at the South Plains Mall. The presentation is a culmination of 28 ...read more
    Categories: YEA!
    Monday, April 08, 2019
    Re:      Chamber VS Chamber in a Texas Tech Beef and Virginia Ham Challenge  LUBBOCK, TEXAS – Lubbock Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Eddie McBride announced today a challenge with Elizabeth Cromwell, President and CEO of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce in Virginia.    Upon the Texas Tech Red Raiders winning the NCAA Championship tonight, McBride challenges Cromwell to ...read more
    Categories: General
    Friday, April 05, 2019
    LUBBOCK, TEXAS – Lubbock Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Eddie McBride announced today a Final Four challenge with Tim Daman, President and CEO of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce in Michigan.   Upon a victory for the Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, Daman has agreed to send the Lubbock Chamber a gift basket from Lansing Brewing Company. In the ...read more
    Categories: Event, General
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2019 Community Prayer Lunch, presented by United Supermarkets, on Thursday May 2 at 11:30 a.m. at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center. The luncheon is held in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer and local business leaders will offer prayers for the nation, state, community and families. The luncheon will feature Rev. ...read more
    Categories: General, Event
    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Business Expo presented by Lubbock National Bank “Making History in the Hub City” had 185 exhibitors and over 4000 people in attendance.“We’re very pleased with both the businesses that showed up to exhibit and the foot traffic that came to see them,” said Eddie McBride, President and CEO. “The Business Expo continues to be one of our most popular ...read more
    Categories: Event, General
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Lubbock, Texas— Local graphic designers lend a creative hand to students in the Lubbock Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) by developing logos and marketing materials for their new small business ventures.  This is one of the many aspects of the YEA! program that guides students through the process of starting their own, real business.   Graphic designers play an important part in the ...read more
    Categories: YEA!
    Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce announced Abel Castro, FirstBank & Trust, as the Chairman of the 2019 Board of Directors.  Abel Castro is an Executive Vice President at First Bank & Trust, and has been there for nearly 18 years, now serving as its Senior Treasury Management Officer. He lived in San Antonio where he worked as a Bank Examiner for the Texas Banking Department and ...read more
    Categories: General
    Friday, December 14, 2018
    Lubbock, Texas— The Lubbock Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) an innovative program that guides students through the process of starting their own, real business, is excited to announce local business mentors and sponsors for this year’s YEA! program.  Once the students identify their business idea, YEA! Lubbock pairs each student business with an appropriate mentor. This industry expert ...read more
    Categories: YEA!
    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, October 31, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber Board of Directors voted in favor of supporting the Lubbock County Expo Center at its monthly board meeting earlier today.  “The Chamber Board of Directors believe the Lubbock County Expo Center will be a great place for a variety of events for Lubbock County and its surrounding communities,” said Chairman Cory Powell. “Lubbock County needs a venue that will ...read more
    Categories: General
    Thursday, October 04, 2018
    The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals of Lubbock proudly announce the 2018 Twenty Under Forty award recipients.  Eman Attaya, UMC Health SystemAmy Baker, Frenship ISDJason Cannaday, StarCare Specialty Health SystemLeslie Collins, Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterGarrett Couts, McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf, LLPVanessa Dirks, Hub City Rentals, LLCLaura Beth ...read more
    Categories: General
    Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2019 Leadership Lubbock class presented by FirstCare Health Plans. The new class will begin on January 16 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 ...read more
    Categories: Leadership
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be exploring Switzerland in 2019, and is inviting Chamber members and their family and friends to join this once in a lifetime experience. The trip will be an eight-day journey departing on Sept. 10, 2019.   Rich in culture and stunning scenery, gorgeous Switzerland is the breathtaking destination! Enjoy a journey back ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce today announced new health insurance plan options for small business members, made possible by Association Health Plan rules issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) last month. The Chamber is targeting an effective coverage date for the new West Texas Employer Health Plan as early as October 1.  “The opportunity for this new flexibility is ...read more
    Categories: General
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit last week vacated the Fiduciary Rule in an appeal led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Texas Association of Business, two other local Texas chambers of commerce and other trade organizations.   “This was great news for us and our fellow plaintiffs but even better news for retirement savers ...read more
    Categories: 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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