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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the hiring of Rachel McMillan as the Event Specialist.   McMillan graduated cum laude from Texas Tech University with her Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing and Management along with a certificate in International Business this past May.   As the Event Specialist she will be responsible for assisting in the ...read more
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    Monday, July 08, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce the hiring of Angela Lambert as the Community Development Director. She joined the Chamber staff earlier last month with over 20 years of experience in education.   Lambert received her Bachelor’s in Office Systems Technology and Administration from Texas Tech University and was the campus technology leader at LISD for the ...read more
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    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
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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: 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
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    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
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