Behind the Scenes: A Look at MCC’s Health Professions Lab

Dec 28, 2018

Article written by Lisa Elliot, Director of Marketing & Communications, McLennan Community College, published in the fourth quarter edition of the Greater Waco Business magazine.   In the film and TV production industry, “Scene! That’s a wrap” is a common and expected saying, but do you know it may also be used in the Health…

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Historic Roots in Waco

Dec 21, 2018

By Philip A. Patterson, FACHE, President of Providence Healthcare Network in Waco, TX   For more than 114 years, Providence Healthcare Network has been deeply committed to improving the health and wellness of the Waco community. The first hospital founded in Waco, Providence continues to demonstrate strong roots through our mission to serve everyone, with…

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Waco’s Game Changers

Nov 29, 2018

Article written by Amanda Haygood, Greater Waco Chamber staff, published in the third quarter edition of the Greater Waco Business Magazine.   Waco is changing. Waco is developing. Waco is growing. Being in the spotlight with the increase of new businesses, housing and jobs and with the continual growth of tourism, it should come as no surprise…

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That Little Sweet Spot

Nov 20, 2018

Article written by Mary Drennon, published in the third quarter edition of the Greater Waco Business Magazine.   After the popular show Fixer Upper ended in April, people were holding their collective breath. Would Waco continue its remarkable growth? Talk to nearly any anyone who lives and works in the area and the answer you’ll hear is a…

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Meet Me at The Backyard

Nov 15, 2018

Article written by Samantha Baker, Greater Waco Chamber staff, published in the third quarter edition of the Greater Waco Business Magazine.   We sat down with Brian Brown, co-owner of The Backyard Bar, Stage and Grill and The Backyard Saloon to talk about how he and his business partners found success filling a unique niche in Waco.…

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Small Business Spotlight: Luna Juice Bar

Nov 9, 2018

Small Business Spotlight with Summer Shine, Owner of Luna Juice Bar, published in the third quarter edition of the 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…

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Waco’s Tourism Economy After the End of "Fixer Upper"

Nov 2, 2018

Article contributed by Carla Pendergraft, Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau, published in the third quarter edition of the Greater Waco Business Magazine.   Momentum in the Tourist Sector With Chip and Joanna’s hit HGTV show “Fixer Upper” ending this spring, national headlines have predicted the Waco tourism boom is at an end. “What goes up, must come…

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Find Your Waco Life Fair

Oct 17, 2018

AT&T Announced as Find Your Waco Presenting Sponsor WACO, Texas – The Greater Waco Chamber is pleased to announce AT&T as the 2018 presenting sponsor for the Find Your Waco Life Fair. This event will be on Friday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Freedom Fountain at the Waco Convention Center. This…

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Area Industry Managers Committee

Sep 7, 2018

In the 1990s, a group came together and formed the Area Industry Managers (AIM) committee, an amalgamation of greater Waco industry businesses who recognized the rapid development of advanced manufacturing and wanted to work together to keep Waco ahead of the curve. The Economic Development team at the Greater Waco Chamber is committed to making…

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Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative Helps Greater Waco Ride Crest of Advanced Manufacturing Wave

Aug 27, 2018

Article by Whitney Richter, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Baylor University, published in the second quarter edition of the Greater Waco Business magazine.    When the Great Depression of the 1930s dethroned King Cotton as the powerhouse of the Waco economy, the city’s developing manufacturing industry helped carry it through the lean years…

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