Posts by sbaker

What Veterans Bring to the Waco Workforce

Article written by Mary Thompson, COO at Neighborly, published in the 2019 second quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   Business is booming in Waco. We may still consider ourselves a “small Texas town,” but according to a 2018 Forbes report, we are among the top 200 cities in the United States recognized as…

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Leadership Waco Class XXXVI

Leadership Waco, presented by Pattillo, Brown & Hill, L.L.P. is a Greater Waco Chamber program designed to identify and develop emerging area leaders and encourage them to become more involved in the community. Class XXXVI includes 30 business and civic leaders representing a variety of industries throughout the Waco area: Allyson Blackman, American Bank Abigail…

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Greater Waco Chamber Celebrates 11th Year at Salome Commerce Center

Written by Meredith Palmer, Marketing & Communications Intern, Greater Waco Chamber   The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce celebrated its eleventh year in the Salome Commerce Center, America’s first LEED-certified Chamber facility, this June. Former Greater Waco Chamber President/CEO James G. Vaugh Jr. said the decision to build a green LEED-certified facility was easy and unattested…

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The Employee Handbook: A Business Management Tool

Legal Minute written by Teresa Schiller, Attorney, published in the 2019 first quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine. Waco businesses employ a sizeable workforce – our economy has more than 56,000 employees. During 2016 and 2017, Waco’s employment rate exceeded the national unemployment rate, meaning that the amount of unused human resources is relatively…

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A Family Affair: Valley Mills Vineyards

Small Business Q&A with Joey Bagnasco, Valley Mills Vineyards, published in the 2019 first quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   Name: Joey Bagnasco GM of Valley Mills Vineyards   Why did you decide to expand your business in Greater Waco? We wanted our guests to experience the romance of the grape growing process…

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Building Our Local Economy One Business at a Time

Article written by Samantha Baker, McLennan Small Business Development Center, published in the 2019 first quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   GULP! The idea of starting a business and working for yourself can make anyone feel intimidated, even fearful. But because of the many advantages of working for yourself, small businesses and entrepreneur-owned…

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Baylor Expands Research Visibility and Impact

Article written by Linda Livingstone, president at Baylor University, published in the 2019 first quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   Can a university achieve preeminence in academics and research while remaining unambiguously Christian? From her earliest remarks upon coming to Baylor University, President Linda Livingstone has affirmed that not only is that vision…

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WACO: Where it All Began

Article written by Chris Dyer, president/CEO of the Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute, published in the 2019 first quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   Downtown Waco looks vastly different now than it did when I left Baylor in 1998 with my undergraduate degree. From my vantage point at that time, there…

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Hobbs Bonded Fibers – Innovators Showcased on “How It’s Made”

Article written by John Fletcher, Fletcher Consulting, published in the 2019 first quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.        in • no • va  tor: A person (or company) that introduces new methods, ideas or products. A pioneer, trailblazer or prime mover.   The photo next to “innovator” in the dictionary should be…

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