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Appointed Office Initiative

Dec 26, 2019
Midway ISD Bond Resolution

Did you know that in one four-year term, the Texas State Governor appoints over 1,500 Texans to serve our great state on various state boards, commissions, councils, and task forces? It is vitally important that the governor fill these positions with the sharpest minds – and we’d say individuals – with strong business insight. If…

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A Look Back at the 86th Texas Legislative Session

Dec 18, 2019
A Look Back at the 86th Texas Legislative Session

Article written by Jessica Attas, VP of Public Policy at the Greater Waco Chamber, published in the 2019 third-quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine. With kids back in school and football season officially underway, the 86th Texas Legislative Session, which ran from January to May, is well behind us. This was a highly productive…

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Nevertheless, She Persisted: An Interview with City Councilwoman Andrea Barefield

Dec 18, 2019
Nevertheless, She Persisted: An Interview with City Councilwoman Andrea Barefield

Article written by Samantha Baker, Special Events Marketing Coordinator at the Greater Waco Chamber, published in the 2019 third-quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   If you’re living in Waco, chances are you know Andrea Barefield. Andrea currently serves as the Mayor Pro Tempore for the City of Waco representing District 1 and is…

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Staying Relevant in Today’s Workforce

Aug 28, 2019
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

Aug 23, 2019
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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From Job Fair to Job Offer: TSTC Provides Guidance Every Step of the Way

Aug 8, 2019
From Job Fair to Job Offer: TSTC Provides Guidance Every Step of the Way

Article written by TSTC Staff, published in the 2019 second quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   TSTC goes beyond Job Fair to Job Offer Texas State Technical College (TSTC) separates itself from the rest of higher education by making sure its students are more than just job-ready. The college works to make sure…

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Small Business Q&A with David Mercer, Entrepreneur

Aug 1, 2019
Small Business Q&A with David Mercer, Entrepreneur

Article published in the 2019 second quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine. Small businesses are the engine of our economy in the Greater Waco community – more than 70 percent of our membership is considered “small business.” We love introducing small businesses and their owners in our “Small Business Spotlight.” This allows us to…

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It Takes Two: Serving the Community That Brought Them Together

Jul 25, 2019
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

Jul 19, 2019
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

Jul 12, 2019
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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