Below are frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Greater Waco Chamber, membership, economic development and more.
The Greater Waco Chamber is a voluntary association of businesses, professionals and individuals working together to build a healthy business environment, promote economic development and work effectively to improve the quality of life in the Greater Waco area.
The members of your Chamber are business owners, professionals, and individuals from all over the Greater Waco area who are concerned with both social and economic concerns that impact the community in which we all live and work. Currently, our Chamber has more than 1600 members.
The membership provides the basic leadership of the Chamber. The Board of Directors
is elected by the membership to determine policies and set goals and direction. The day-to-day operations of the Chamber are handled by a professional manager. The Greater Waco Chamber has a paid manager who is hired by the Board and who has the title President/CEO. Currently, the paid staff of the Chamber
includes 20 full-time and one-plus interns at any given time.
The Greater Waco Chamber offers its membership various networking opportunities with peers, government officials and business leaders. Members receive timely, relevant information so that they may be kept informed, professional development workshops and seminars so that they may gain valuable knowledge and skills to help them succeed, and policy and communications expertise to assist them in advocating their positions and business interests.
Search our online business directory
by business category, keyword or company name, or you may call the Chamber at 254-757-5600.
Contact the economic development department’s research division at 254-757-5636 or visit WacoCustomReports.com
Your Chamber provides staff support for this local and economic development group. The Foundation owns and develops property to support the economic development efforts of the Chamber.
WMCEDC provides incentives for land, infrastructure, training and employees to companies on a case-by-case basis.
TCCE is renowned as the oldest and one of the largest associations for chamber executives in the United States. TCCE is an organization of chamber professionals from across the state, working together to improve the business climate in Texas, while developing ways to enhance the quality of life in the communities that they represent. Since 1906, TCCE has been enhancing and promoting the professional growth of chamber executives, by providing leadership for chamber employees through its many publications, resources, and conferences.
ACCE is a national association uniquely serving individuals involved in the management of chambers of all sizes.
TEDC is an Austin-based, statewide professional association dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas. TEDC provides information, educational and legislative services to nearly 900 members.
Please contact one of our Chamber member photographers for area photos, or contact Chamber’s communications department at 254-757-5603 for digital images available to members for download. The Convention & Visitors Bureau keeps images for travel journalists
to supplement editorial features on the Central Texas region.
The Waco Chamber of Commerce has led or assisted in the initiation of: