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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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2017 InterCity Leadership Visit – Cincinnati USA

Dec 27, 2017

The Greater Waco Chamber hosted its 10th Annual InterCity Leadership Visit to Cincinnati USA in September. The purpose of these visits is to expose Greater Waco leaders to innovative communities and economic development ideas, programs, initiatives and best practices which may be adopted and implemented in the Greater Waco area, and to engage in high-level…

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WACO AREA INCREASES 163 PERCENT IN EXPORTS FOR 2016

Dec 4, 2017

AUSTIN, WACO METROPOLITAN AREAS TALLY RECORD INCREASES IN EXPORTS FOR 2016   The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) recently released a report highlighting goods exports from U.S. metropolitan areas for 2016. The International Trade Administration’s 2016 Metropolitan Area Export Overview indicates that goods exports from both the Austin-Round and Waco metropolitan areas…

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Primer on Property Tax and School Finance

Sep 19, 2017

The Connection Between Property Tax and School Finance By Jessica Attas As published by the Waco Tribune-Herald.   Few are the people who take delight in paying property taxes. Yet when we understand where our dollars go and have confidence they are being spent wisely on services and infrastructure of benefit to us all, the…

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Greater Waco Chamber’s Leadership Waco Class XXXIII Remodels Space for Homeless Teens at The Cove

Aug 16, 2017

WACO, Texas – The Greater Waco Chamber’s Leadership Waco Class XXXIII, as a community service project, spent several Saturdays designing, shopping and decorating a special safe haven for homeless female teens located within The Cove Heart of Texas, Inc. The Greater Waco Chamber’s ribbon cutting for the space will take place on August 17, 2017…

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McLennan County Approves Support for First Solar Farm Project

Aug 9, 2017

McLENNAN COUNTY, Texas – Cypress Creek Renewables announces, in partnership with McLennan County and the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, a $13,000,000 solar farm project in McLennan County near Bruceville-Eddy. The 88-acre, 13 megawatt solar farm will generate enough power to support the energy needs of 1,000 homes annually, further supporting Central Texas’ growth and…

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