LEAD Program Awards $84,500 in Scholarships to 16 Local Students

May 26, 2022

High school students in the Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) program attended their year-end recognition banquet Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. the Carleen Bright Arboretum, where more than $84,000 in scholarships were awarded to 16 local students. The annual $20,000 Bradley Ray Hulse Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Madison Lindell, a La Vega High…

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Greater Waco Chamber Launches Talent Recruitment Initiative

Jan 21, 2022

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the City of Waco, McLennan County, Cargill, Hello Bello, L3Harris Technologies and Mars Wrigley Confectionery to launch a national talent recruitment initiative, called inWACO, as part of its strategic priority to attract and retain talent in Greater Waco. The Chamber’s economic development strategic plan includes concentrated…

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Greater Waco Chamber Announces 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award® Nominees

Sep 13, 2021

Each summer, the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce collects nominations for the ATHENA Leadership Award®, which is presented at the Leading Waco Women Serving Summit. The ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented to an exceptional leader who has achieved excellence in their business or profession, has served the community in a meaningful way and has assisted…

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Greater Waco Chamber Introduces Leadership Waco Class XXXVIII

Aug 5, 2021

Leadership Waco, with presenting sponsor Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP, 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 XXXVIII includes 32 business and civic leaders representing a variety of industries throughout the Waco area: Liz Barton, Extraco Banks…

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Waco Under 40 Honorees Announced!

Jul 1, 2021

The Greater Waco Chamber is proud to announce the 2021 Waco Under 40 Honorees! Mark Arias, American Bank Eduardo Garcia, Helados La Azteca & Lalo’s Coffee and Pastries Benjamin Gomez, Neighborly Brands Natalie Kelinske, Waco Foundation Eric Linares, Eastside Market Israel Loachamin, FBC Waco & La Puerta Stephanie Mabry, United Way Waco-McLennan County Aaron Mize, Communities In Schools of…

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LEAD Program Awards $70,500 in Scholarships to 17 Local High School Graduates

Jun 25, 2021

This year, high school students in the Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) program were presented scholarships at home! The Greater Waco Chamber team as well as members of the LEAD committee caravanned to the houses or schools of each of the students who earned LEAD scholarships this year. “This is the largest amount of money…

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More Than 40 Leaders Nominated for Waco Under 40

Jun 15, 2021

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Waco Under 40 nominees! In its third 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 in…

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Winter Weather Recovery Response Efforts

Feb 22, 2021

Your Greater Waco Chamber is thankful for the leadership shown during Winter Storm Uri. We are immensely proud of the Greater Waco community for coming together to support our neighbors and show the world the Waco Way. Your Chamber has compiled resources for you as you navigate this trying time. Resources Resources from the City…

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Uzin Utz North America, Inc. to Build Second Manufacturing Facility in Waco, Texas

Jan 21, 2021

Waco, TX – Uzin Utz North America, Inc. has selected Waco, Texas to build its second North American manufacturing facility. Uzin Utz North America is a subsidiary of Uzin-Utz AG based in Ulm, Germany and is a vertically integrated manufacturer of product installation systems for all types of floor coverings worldwide. The $34 million (USD)…

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Hello Bello Selects Waco, TX For First U.S. Diaper Manufacturing Center

Dec 16, 2020

Hello Bello, a leading brand of baby and family care consumer products co-founded by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, announced they’ve selected Waco, TX for the company expansion of its first wholly-owned diaper distribution and manufacturing center. The custom, one-of-a-kind 312,000 square-feet integrated facility has received local support for the project and expects to create…

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