Greater Waco Chamber Launches Talent Recruitment Initiative

Jan 21, 2022

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the City of Waco, McLennan County, Cargill, Hello Bello, L3Harris Technologies and Mars Wrigley Confectionery to launch a national talent recruitment initiative, called inWACO, as part of its strategic priority to attract and retain talent in Greater Waco. The Chamber’s economic development strategic plan includes concentrated…

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Congratulations to our ATHENA Leadership Award® Finalists

Oct 11, 2021

The Greater Waco Chamber is pleased to announce the 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award® Finalists. These four women exemplify the qualities ATHENA International and the Leading Waco Women Series strive to highlight. Our finalists will be recognized during the upcoming Leading Waco Women Serving Summit on Thursday, November 18 at Ridgewood Country Club. They will participate…

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Greater Waco Chamber Announces 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award® Nominees

Sep 13, 2021

Each summer, the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce collects nominations for the ATHENA Leadership Award®, which is presented at the Leading Waco Women Serving Summit. The ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented to an exceptional leader who has achieved excellence in their business or profession, has served the community in a meaningful way and has assisted…

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Nine Students to be Presented with Scholarships at the Stars & Stripes Music Fest

Sep 3, 2021

High school and college students in the Greater Waco area recently underwent a rigorous virtual interview process with the Greater Waco Aviation Alliance’s Scholarship Selection Committee, and nine of those students were awarded a total of $17,000 in scholarships. These students will be recognized at the Stars & Stripes Music Fest on Sept. 4. Applicants…

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Greater Waco Chamber Introduces Leadership Waco Class XXXVIII

Aug 5, 2021

Leadership Waco, with presenting sponsor Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP, is a Greater Waco Chamber program designed to identify and develop emerging area leaders and encourage them to become more involved in the community. Class XXXVIII includes 32 business and civic leaders representing a variety of industries throughout the Waco area: Liz Barton, Extraco Banks…

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Waco Under 40 Honorees Announced!

Jul 1, 2021

The Greater Waco Chamber is proud to announce the 2021 Waco Under 40 Honorees! Mark Arias, American Bank Eduardo Garcia, Helados La Azteca & Lalo’s Coffee and Pastries Benjamin Gomez, Neighborly Brands Natalie Kelinske, Waco Foundation Eric Linares, Eastside Market Israel Loachamin, FBC Waco & La Puerta Stephanie Mabry, United Way Waco-McLennan County Aaron Mize, Communities In Schools of…

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LEAD Program Awards $70,500 in Scholarships to 17 Local High School Graduates

Jun 25, 2021

This year, high school students in the Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) program were presented scholarships at home! The Greater Waco Chamber team as well as members of the LEAD committee caravanned to the houses or schools of each of the students who earned LEAD scholarships this year. “This is the largest amount of money…

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More Than 40 Leaders Nominated for Waco Under 40

Jun 15, 2021

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Waco Under 40 nominees! In its third 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 in…

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37th Leadership Waco Class Celebrated Graduation

May 27, 2021

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that we have graduated our latest class of Leadership Waco students. Yesterday, we hosted a luncheon to celebrate the graduates. “We are incredibly proud of this class,” said Rachel Martinez, program director. “They’ve persevered through an unprecedented year and participated as we worked through virtual…

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Uzin Utz North America, Inc. to Build Second Manufacturing Facility in Waco, Texas

Jan 21, 2021

Waco, TX – Uzin Utz North America, Inc. has selected Waco, Texas to build its second North American manufacturing facility. Uzin Utz North America is a subsidiary of Uzin-Utz AG based in Ulm, Germany and is a vertically integrated manufacturer of product installation systems for all types of floor coverings worldwide. The $34 million (USD)…

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