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    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
    Monday, August 13, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce encourages all local businesses to display banners, flags and signage to welcome college students back to Lubbock between now and September 3.  The fall semester kicks off during this time for Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock Christian University, Wayland Baptist University – Lubbock, and South Plains ...read more
    Categories: General
    Wednesday, August 08, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Eddie McBride was selected by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to join the Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 (CCC100).   “Members of the CCC100 are hand-selected to represent and communicate the perspectives and needs of chambers from state, metro and local communities,” said Sara Armstrong, Vice President of Political Affairs and ...read more
    Categories: General
    Monday, August 06, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Lubbock Chamber Twenty Under Forty Award presented by the Young Professionals of Lubbock.   The nominated individuals should demonstrate leadership in their careers and actively participate in the community. Awardees will be determined by an independent panel of judges. The 2018 recipients will be honored at ...read more
    Categories: General
    Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce premier leadership program, Leadership Lubbock, is now accepting applications for the 2019 class.   Leadership Lubbock applications are available here or to learn more about the program visit the Leadership Lubbock page. The application deadline is Mon., Aug. 27 at 5 p.m.   Since its inception in 1976, over 1,800 men and women have participated ...read more
    Categories: Leadership, General
    Thursday, July 26, 2018
    The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is exploring the possibility of offering new health insurance plan options to our small business members, made possible by Association Health Plan rules issued by the U.S. Department of Labor last month. Under the new rules, small businesses can enjoy the flexibility that large businesses have under the Affordable Care Act by pooling together. Until now, small ...read more
    Categories: General
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018
     LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Chamber of Commerce officials touted another victory against regulatory overreach today as the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) repealed the previous Administration’s changes to Persuader Rule regulations.  This is yet another blow to a rule the Lubbock Chamber sued to block on Constitutional grounds in Lubbock Federal Court. In March 2016 the Lubbock Chamber joined the ...read more
    Categories: Governmental Affairs, General
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Wreck ‘Em Tech Athletics Breakfast will be held Tues., Aug. 21 at 6:30 a.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.   This breakfast will kick off the 2018 Texas Tech University fall sports programs. Guest speakers include Head Football Coach Kliff Kingsbury; Women’s Volleyball Coach Tony Graystone; Women’s Soccer Coach Tom Stone; and Track & Field ...read more
    Categories: Event, General
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The Chamber expressed appreciation to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway and Congressman Jodey Arrington for their hard work on the Farm Bill and congratulated area farm organizations on its passing.   Agriculture powers the ...read more
    Categories: General, Agriculture
    Thursday, June 07, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce Christye Weld, IOM, Vice President of Programs, Services and Events, received the IOM designation on Wed., June 6 in Madison, WI. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM graduate ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Chairman Cory Powell responds to Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine announcement:  Cory Powell, Lubbock Chamber Chairman: Today’s actions solidify the path forward for a Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo. The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce congratulates the Texas Tech University System Regents and Chancellor Robert Duncan on this ...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
    Monday, March 19, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has announced today that it will be visiting irresistible Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast, departing October 17, 2018 and is inviting chamber members and family and friends of chamber members to join them on this once in a lifetime experience.   Rich in culture and stunning scenery, the irresistible Amalfi Coast is the setting for this breathtaking ...read more
    Categories: General
    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
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce announced Cory Powell, Director of TTU Mentor Tech - Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as the Chairman of the 2018 Board of Directors.    An alumnus of Texas Tech University, Powell cofounded The Lauro Cavazos & Ophelia Powell-Malone Mentoring Program, (Mentor Tech) in 2002. Since that time the San Antonio native has diligently worked ...read more
    Categories: General
    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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