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Betting on Rockets: A Tech School in Waco Dreams of Becoming a Spaceport

May 29, 2018

Story by Joe Pappalardo, featured in the first quarter edition of the 2018 Greater Waco Business Magazine — this story was originally published in the Dallas Observer   A funny thing happened to spaceflight in the late 20th century: Engineers began to design new launch vehicles that could reach space but operate like airplanes. Instead…

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Independent Pilot: Denton Finley

May 18, 2018

Story written by Denton Finley, featured in the first quarter edition of the 2018 Greater Waco Business Magazine   I have been interested in aviation ever since my childhood. When I was five years old, my parents took my sister and me on vacation to California. We went to Disneyland, Universal Studios, the beach, and…

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Small Business Q&A with Jay Ehret, Owner, Pickup Outfitters

May 14, 2018

Featured in the first quarter edition of the 2018 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’ve decided to introduce a “Small Business Spotlight” to our quarterly magazine to showcase some of…

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Preparing Our Students to Take On the Universe: It IS Rocket Science!

May 10, 2018

Article by Jessica Attas, featured in the first quarter edition of the 2018 Greater Waco Business Magazine   Fascination with space and the universe has long been a part of our national culture and leadership in research and exploration a part of our national identity. As science evolves, knowing what we used to consider “the…

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2018 Institute for Family Business Spring Symposium, Friday, May 4, 2018

May 1, 2018

Press release from Baylor University   Owning a business is tough. Few understand the pressures and the pain. That lonely feeling of bearing life’s burdens falls on you, the owner.  You struggle with fears that you can’t let others see: The Institute for Family Business @ Baylor University is a ‘tribe’ committed to the art…

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18 Achievements the Chamber Impacted

Mar 12, 2018

The following list of 18 achievements in the Waco community demonstrates a small glimpse of the impacts the Chamber has had, beginning with its predecessor organization, the Waco Business Men’s Club to the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce. Throughout our history, we have been dedicated to growing the local economy and showcasing Waco as the ideal location…

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Legacy Award presented to Tom G. Salome, Jr.

Feb 14, 2018

At this year’s Greater Waco Chamber’s Member Celebration Reception, the presentation of the inaugural Legacy Award was presented to Tom G. Salome, Jr. He is a Central Texas business owner and longtime Chamber supporter. Salome has been an influential community and civic leader in Waco for over 50 years. Boasting an impressive resume, he has…

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2018 Member Celebration Reception & Legacy Award Presentation

Jan 31, 2018

The Greater Waco Chamber’s Member Celebration Reception is an opportunity to show appreciation for our members, volunteers and community partners for support throughout the year!   This year’s reception will also include the presentation of the inaugural Legacy Award to Tom G. Salome, Jr., a Central Texas business owner and longtime Chamber supporter. Salome has been an influential…

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January is National Mentoring Month!

Jan 21, 2018

Trevion Freeman – The LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development) program is a fantastic experience which allows student such as myself an opportunity to get a small glimpse of the business world from various perspectives. When I was first given the opportunity to be a part of LEAD I was apprehensive that the program would hinder my…

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Newly Designed Greater Waco Business Quarterly Magazine

Jan 5, 2018

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the arrival of Greater Waco Business, our newly redesigned quarterly magazine! We are excited to bring you the same great content with a fresh new look.   Greater Waco Business features a fresh new cover style, with each edition featuring photos of important local individuals.…

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