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    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
    Thursday, October 31, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Meeting and Officer Installation Luncheon on Thurs., Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The keynote speaker will be 12-time award-winning author and motivational powerhouse, Kathy Gruver PhD. She is a passionate storyteller that will provide actionable tools to enhance communication and decrease stress by ...read more
    Categories: Event
    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
    Friday, October 11, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce joins other Chambers of Commerce across the state to celebrate Texas Chamber of Commerce Week, October 14-18.   Chambers of Commerce have played an important role in the development of the nation and the state of Texas.  Whether openly or with a silent hand chambers have guided policy and taken action to affect change in the state and have been ...read more
    Categories: General
    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
    Wednesday, October 02, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals of Lubbock are thrilled to announce the 2019 Top 20 Under 40 award recipients. The following will be honored at a banquet on Wed., Nov. 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center.  Chelsea Anders | Lubbock Moms BlogDr. Arica Black | The Hearing DoctorJonathan Botros | Texas Tech UniversityKenneth Castillo | ...read more
    Categories: General
    Thursday, September 26, 2019
    Diverse statewide leadership will guide non-profit effort to tackle state’s looming challenges [DALLAS, TEXAS, September 26, 2019] Nearly three dozen of Texas’ most distinguished business and civic leaders have joined the board of Texas 2036, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization focused on finding data-driven solutions for some of the state’s biggest long-term challenges and opportunities. The ...read more
    Categories: General
    Monday, September 16, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce Kyle Jacobson, Director of Government Relations, graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s premier business leadership program. The inaugural Business Leads Fellowship Program trained and equipped leaders from state and local chambers of commerce with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their ...read more
    Categories: Leadership
    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
    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: Health Plan, 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
    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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