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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
    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
    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
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    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
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    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
    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
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