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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
     LUBBOCK, Texas – Every year the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce joins the nation in recognizing the agriculture community. This year the Salute to Ag Luncheon will be held on National Ag Day, March 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture.   The Chamber’s Salute to Ag Luncheon will feature Aaron Alejandro, Executive Director of the Texas FFA Foundation and former President of the Texas ...read more
    Categories: Ag, Event, Agriculture
    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    Lubbock, Texas—Middle and high school students from the Lubbock Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) were introduced to Michael Lambert owner of Feed and Thangs Farm Store, who helped the class to understand what a niche market is as well as the pros and cons of operating within a niche market.  “The opportunity to speak with young adults about the opportunities they have through the YEA ...read more
    Categories: YEA!
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Lubbock, Texas — The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) an innovative program that guides students through the process of starting their own, real business, announces local business mentors and sponsors for this year’s YEA! class.   The YEA! students have finalized their business idea and have been paired with a mentor from within the Lubbock business community. This industry expert helps the ...read more
    Categories: YEA!
    Friday, January 19, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Expo “New Season, New Connections” had over 150 booth exhibitors and more than 3500 people in attendance.“We are extremely pleased with the turnout of this year’s event. We moved the Business Expo to January to give our sponsors and supporters better exposure and I think we did just that,” stated President/CEO Eddie McBride.Each year ...read more
    Categories: Event, General
    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – As the voice of the business community, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce recognizes the evolving demographic changes in the workforce not only in the Lubbock community, but across the nation. In order to deliver a platform for businesses to work together to affect real change in the workplace and our community, the Lubbock Chamber will hold its first annual Diversity Summit on ...read more
    Categories: Event, General
    Monday, January 08, 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 that Haily Assiter, IOM, Director of Communications and Public Relations graduated from the program on Saturday, January 6 in Tucson, Arizona. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM ...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
    Wednesday, December 06, 2017
     Lubbock, Texas — Schlotzsky’s hosted 21 Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) students in grades six to 12 on Tues., Dec. 5, for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run a franchise business.   Chris Lonngren, President/Director of Operations of Schlotzsky’s, shared tips about breaking into the industry, how to overcome challenges what skills it takes to keep business growing. “I’m excited ...read more
    Categories: YEA!
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Haily Assiter was promoted to Director of Communications and Public Relations. She began her new role at the Chamber on Monday, October 16.   Assiter started her career at the Chamber almost four years ago as a Marketing Specialist and has contributed significantly to the Chamber’s design, creativity and video ...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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