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    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
    Thursday, May 09, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy Marquez to Vice President of Programs, Services and Events.   As the Vice President of Programs, Services and Events Marquez will promote and serve the business community by providing opportunities to encourage relationship building through Chamber programs and network development.   Marquez will ...read more
    Categories: General
    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, 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
    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 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
    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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