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    Friday, August 16, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce encourages all local businesses to display banners, flags and signage to welcome college students back to Lubbock now through Labor Day weekend.  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 14, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President, Norma Ritz Johnson, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to participate in a ten-month professional development program designed to assist in improving education and talent development outcomes in the local community.   The Fellowship for Education and Talent Development is an ...read more
    Categories: General
    Friday, August 02, 2019
    Blake McKinneyManaging Partnerjbmckinney@ft.newyorklife.comWe would like to congratulate and welcome Blake McKinney, Managing Partner, New York Life, to the West Texas General Office. Blake is a native West Texan and a Texas Tech University graduate. He completed his 20th year in management at New York Life in March 2019. He has a total of 23 years with the company!In 1996, Blake began his career ...read more
    Categories: General
    Thursday, August 01, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Appreciation Luncheon on Tues., Aug. 27, at 11:30 a.m. at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center.   The luncheon will honor Senator Charles Perry, State Rep. John Frullo and State Rep. Dustin Burrows for their efforts during the Texas legislative session. In particular, their efforts in helping secure funding for the Texas ...read more
    Categories: Event
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the hiring of Rachel McMillan as the Event Specialist.   McMillan graduated cum laude from Texas Tech University with her Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing and Management along with a certificate in International Business this past May.   As the Event Specialist she will be responsible for assisting in the ...read more
    Categories: General
    Monday, July 08, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce the hiring of Angela Lambert as the Community Development Director. She joined the Chamber staff earlier last month with over 20 years of experience in education.   Lambert received her Bachelor’s in Office Systems Technology and Administration from Texas Tech University and was the campus technology leader at LISD for the ...read more
    Categories: General
    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
    Thursday, June 20, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize Sheri Nugent for her 15 years of service to the Lubbock Chamber.   Nugent began her Chamber career on June 26, 2004 as Vice President-Administration before being promoted to Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer.   As CFO/COO at the 5-Star Accredited Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Nugent oversees the financial ...read more
    Categories: General
    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: General, Health Plan
    Friday, May 24, 2019
     The success of the High Plains cotton industry, like any group effort, is directly tied to the willingness of qualified individuals to volunteer to serve in various leadership positions. To identify these volunteers, the High Plains cotton industry caucuses each year with other cotton groups within Texas to identify producers interested in serving as a volunteer leader.  PCG encourages all ...read more
    Categories: General, Agriculture
    Monday, April 29, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced Kyle Jacobson, Director of Government Relations, was selected to participate in the third cohort of its premiere business leadership program. The Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips leaders from state and local chambers of commerce with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their capacity to ...read more
    Categories: General
    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
    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
    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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