Posts by sbaker

Staying Relevant in Today’s Workforce

Article written by John Hutchens, Corporate Training at McLennan Community College, published in the 2019 second quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   Do you and your employees have the skills and mindset to adapt in an ever-changing workforce? If you want to revolutionize and motivate yourself or your workforce, become an indispensable part…

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Investing in the Future: How Extraco Banks Supports the Next Leaders

Article written by Christina Helmick, digital marketing specialist at Extraco Banks, published in the 2019 second quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   The recent growth in Waco has made our hometown a hot spot for young professionals and entrepreneurs to stay or relocate after graduation. This explosive growth has created opportunities for businesses…

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It Takes Two: Serving the Community That Brought Them Together

Story written by Samantha Baker, marketing and communications specialist at the Greater Waco Chamber, published in the 2019 second quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   Michael Heins is the Regional Director of Productivity for H-E-B. Born and raised in Gonzales, Texas, Michael moved to Waco in 1989 at the age of 18 to…

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The ART of Workforce Development

Article written by Fiona Bond, executive director of Creative Waco, published in the 2019 second quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   When you think of workforce development, the cultural arts may not pop into your mind immediately. However, there are many great examples of arts-based workforce development with far-reaching impact beyond the creative…

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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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