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Greater Waco Chamber Thanks Educators

Nov 20, 2020

This week, the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce team and a dozen volunteers spent the week delivering special gifts to K-12 schools in McLennan County. “This has been an incredibly rewarding experience,” said Jennifer Branch, director of existing industries and workforce development for the Chamber. “With the help of our wonderful volunteers, we were able…

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Amazon Announces Robotic Fulfillment Center in Waco, Texas

Oct 23, 2020

Today, Amazon.com, Inc. announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in Waco, Texas, which is anticipated to launch in 2021 and will create over 1,000 new full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. “We are proud to be bringing our newest Amazon facility to the city of Waco and…

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Ten Organizations Collaborate to Promote Local, Free Mental Health Services

Oct 9, 2020

Free COVID-19 Mental Health Support Available through Heart of Texas MHMR Ten local organizations are partnering with Heart of Texas MHMR to promote free, confidential mental health services available to all Central Texans. Mental health needs have risen with COVID-19 and these organizations want community members to know there is help available at no cost…

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2020 Leadership Waco Graduation

Oct 5, 2020

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that we have graduated our latest class of Leadership Waco students. We celebrated with a drive through graduation. “We are so proud of this class,” said Rachel Martinez, program director. “They’ve been flexible and remained committed throughout this unpredictable year.” The graduating Leadership Waco Class…

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All In for Downtown Waco Biz Bucks Program Out Now

Oct 1, 2020

A new voucher program, Biz Bucks, is available now as part of the “All in for Downtown Waco” campaign put in place to help support local Waco businesses. The Biz Bucks program aims to boost shopping in historic areas around Waco and was created to help local small businesses who are suffering from the economic…

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Waco Under 40 Honorees Announced!

Aug 21, 2020

The Greater Waco Chamber is proud to announce the 2020 Waco Under 40 Honorees! Dr. Kelsey Baas, Compleo Physical Therapy & Wellness Dr. Brooke Blevins, Baylor University Josh Caballero, Grassroots Community Development Kyle DeBeer, Waco ISD Anna Futral, CASA of McLennan County Karisa Garner, Heart of Texas MHMR – PATH Program Clinton Glaesmann, Midway ISD…

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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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