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The Importance of the 2020 Census

Aug 17, 2020

Written by: Dr. M. Ray Perryman This article was originally published on the Perryman Group website on August 12, 2020. Accurate Census counts are far more than just a matter of interest. They are vital to ensuring adequate federal funding for various programs, appropriate representation in Congress, and an understanding of demographic trends to plan…

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More Than 30 Leaders Nominated for Waco Under 40

Jul 15, 2020

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Waco Under 40 nominees! In its second year, Waco Under 40 is a rare opportunity for the best and brightest from a diverse group of professions and causes to gather and receive much deserved recognition. The luncheon recognizes rising young leaders who have distinguished themselves…

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LEAD Program Awarded $66,500 in Scholarships to 20 Local Students

Jul 2, 2020

WACO, Texas – This year, high school students in the Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) program were presented scholarships at home! Last week, the Greater Waco Chamber team as well as members of the LEAD committee caravanned to the houses of eight students who earned the top LEAD scholarships this year. Additionally, the other 12…

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Appointed Office Initiative

Dec 26, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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