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    Friday, April 06, 2018
    Lubbock, Texas— The Lubbock Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) students were awarded startup funding to launch their businesses after pitching to a panel of local investors. The investors awarded a total of $10,000 in startup funds to 14 businesses based on the merit of the idea, the overall pitch and the potential for success.  Kevin Bash, 14-year-old CEO of Kevin Michael Jewelry, was ...read more
    Categories: YEA!, Event
    Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors met last week and were updated by Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) officials on the municipal utility’s entry into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas(ERCOT) system.   “Many people view the ERCOT market as the most competitive market in the world and we want to be a part of that,” stated LP&L Director David McCalla during his ...read more
    Categories: General, Governmental Affairs
    Thursday, March 22, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2018 Chuck Walker Memorial Community Prayer Lunch on Thurs., May 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. This year’s event was named in memory of Chuck Walker, a good friend and past Lubbock Chamber Executive Committee Board Member.   “Chuck was a great friend to not only the Chamber, but to me as well,” stated Eddie ...read more
    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
    Thursday, March 08, 2018
    The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will host its Lubbock Uncorked wine festival presented by Market Street on Fri., April 27 from 4-9 p.m. at the American Windmill Museum.   Those who attend Lubbock Uncorked will get to taste wine made from grapes grown right here on the high plains, along with tastings offered by wineries from all over the state. Don’t worry if you aren’t a wine drinker, we will ...read more
    Categories: General, Event
    Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – With more than a decade of experience in small business health care plans, the Lubbock Chamber filed official comment on a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor that could make it easier for small businesses and self-employed individuals to purchase health insurance through association health plans, or AHPs.   In a comment submitted earlier this week, the Chamber ...read more
    Categories: General, Health Plan
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Eddie McBride, President/CEO, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.).   W.A.C.E. is an association of chamber of commerce executives and staff professionals with approximately 825 members in 19 Western states and Canada. The association is designed to ...read more
    Categories: General
    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!
    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!
    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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