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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Building Waco Continues to Support the City’s Healthy Growth

Aug 24, 2018

Article contributed by the City of Waco, published in the second quarter edition of the Greater Waco Business Magazine.   Waco is on its way to becoming a major metropolitan city. The significant growth in recent years has transformed this city into a center of excellence and economic development with dynamic potential. Growth in Waco is good.…

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5G Comes to Waco: AT&T Rolling Out 5G Network in Over 100 Markets Nationwide

Aug 17, 2018

Article by Debbie Keel, Regional Director, AT&T Inc., published in the second quarter edition of the Greater Waco Business Magazine.   AT&T is aiming to be the first U.S. carrier to launch standards-based, mobile 5G services to customers this year. It recently announced Waco as one of the first cities where it will launch 5G…

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Second Quarter Member News

Aug 2, 2018

Featured in the second quarter edition of the Greater Waco Business Magazine.   Do you have great news about your member business? We want to share it! Send your member news to Autumn Outlaw.      La Fiesta Celebrates 55 Year Anniversary After returning home from war in 1963, Samuel Castillo Sr. opened La Fiesta Restaurant…

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Making the Future: Why Students Should Consider a Career in Advanced Manufacturing

Jul 25, 2018

Article by Christine Holecek, Education Specialist, Education Service Center Region 12, published in the second quarter edition of the 2018 Greater Waco Business Magazine   MANUFACTURING IS MAKING THINGS. The manufacturing career cluster focuses on planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as…

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