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    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
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will once again kick off the new year with the largest business to business tradeshow on the South Plains. The Business Expo, presented by American National Bank, is an annual event that will be held on Thurs., Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.  The Business Expo showcases around 200 exhibitors and welcomes more ...read more
    Categories: Event
    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, October 31, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber Board of Directors voted in favor of supporting the Lubbock County Expo Center at its monthly board meeting earlier today.  “The Chamber Board of Directors believe the Lubbock County Expo Center will be a great place for a variety of events for Lubbock County and its surrounding communities,” said Chairman Cory Powell. “Lubbock County needs a venue that will ...read more
    Categories: General
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce the hiring of Laura Mendoza as the Director of Membership Development. She began her official duties at the Chamber on Sept. 24.  Mendoza is no stranger to the Chamber world as she spent the last five years working for the Canton Chamber of Commerce where she ran the daily operations, communications, recruitment, and ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    Lubbock, Texas— The Lubbock Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) will hold its first class of the 2018-2019 school year at 4:30 p.m. today at the Texas Tech Innovation Hub. 19 students with a keen drive to launch and run their own real businesses have been accepted into this program.  The after-school program attracts the best and brightest students who will receive hands-on experiential ...read more
    Categories: YEA!
    Monday, October 15, 2018
                Mike Lambert | 2018 Hub City BBQ Chairman“The 2018 Hub City BBQ Cook-off proved to be the largest and most successful event to date. We believe the venue change to the South Plains Fairgrounds and easily accessible parking were huge components and our volunteer leadership was phenomenal. After the event we discovered issues in the data entry process that affected our final results. We ...read more
    Categories: General
    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
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the hiring of Charetta West as its Accounting Specialist. She began her official duties on Sept. 1.  West comes to the Chamber after spending the last three and a half years at Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc. as the Executive Staff Assistant where she managed accounts payable and receivable, reconciled bank statements and maintained ...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, August 08, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Eddie McBride was selected by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to join the Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 (CCC100).   “Members of the CCC100 are hand-selected to represent and communicate the perspectives and needs of chambers from state, metro and local communities,” said Sara Armstrong, Vice President of Political Affairs and ...read more
    Categories: General
    Thursday, July 26, 2018
    The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is exploring the possibility of offering new health insurance plan options to our small business members, made possible by Association Health Plan rules issued by the U.S. Department of Labor last month. Under the new rules, small businesses can enjoy the flexibility that large businesses have under the Affordable Care Act by pooling together. Until now, small ...read more
    Categories: General
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018
     LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Chamber of Commerce officials touted another victory against regulatory overreach today as the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) repealed the previous Administration’s changes to Persuader Rule regulations.  This is yet another blow to a rule the Lubbock Chamber sued to block on Constitutional grounds in Lubbock Federal Court. In March 2016 the Lubbock Chamber joined the ...read more
    Categories: Governmental Affairs, General
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The Chamber expressed appreciation to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway and Congressman Jodey Arrington for their hard work on the Farm Bill and congratulated area farm organizations on its passing.   Agriculture powers the ...read more
    Categories: General, Agriculture
    Thursday, June 07, 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 Christye Weld, IOM, Vice President of Programs, Services and Events, received the IOM designation on Wed., June 6 in Madison, WI. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM graduate ...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
    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
    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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