Community & Membership Events

Allen Samuels Chamber Classic

The Allen Samuels Chamber Classic is one of the number one networking events in Waco. Players enjoy a day at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course for team competition, great food and prizes at this annual golf tournament.

Chamber Big Cup Classic

Celebrate Halloween on the green with 15” holes, a costume contest, networking, games and so much more. This is going to be the area’s most unique golf tournament.

Find Your Waco

Connect with our city! This is an opportunity to explore careers offered by our local employers, interest groups, social scenes, activities and local flavors.

First Pitch Luncheon

This event previews the upcoming baseball and softball season for Baylor University and McLennan Community College and features a guest speaker.

Freedom Ball

This annual event benefits scholarships for aviation careers and recognizes past and present military personnel.

InterCity Leadership Visit

This annual visit to a different city is designed to expose Greater Waco leaders to new innovations and economic development ideas to adapt and implement in the Greater Waco community.

Kick Off Luncheon

The prelude to the Baylor football season. Hear from Baylor coaching staff and a featured guest speaker.

Leading Waco Women series

This three-part leadership summit series provides professional development and networking opportunities for women and men of Waco’s business community.

Member Celebration

Typically held early in the year, our Member Celebration brings our members together to celebrate a successful end to the last year and look to the future. This event also formally recognizes our immediate past chair and incoming board chair.

MidTex Farm, Ranch & Garden Show

A forum for farm, ranch and garden exhibitors to present their products and services to Central Texas farmers and ranchers.

Mid-Year Membership Luncheon

The membership gathers mid-year to get a “state-of-the-Chamber” report on breakthrough initiatives and other goals constantly in progress.

Starburst Junior Golf Classic

Over 300 junior golfers and their families come to Waco for this Northern Texas PGA-powered junior golf tournament.

The Texas Food Truck Showdown

Forty food trucks and thousands of foodies gather in downtown Waco for great food, a beer garden, KidsZone, pop-up market and live entertainment throughout the day.

Sports Luncheon Series

Join us to usher in the college basketball season for McLennan Community College and Baylor University. Come enjoy lunch, a guest speaker and coach projections for the season.

TriWaco

Located in the scenic Indian Spring Park, over 900 athletes compete in TriWaco, a USA Triathlon-sanctioned Olympic and sprint distance event.

Waco Under 40

This luncheon celebrates young leaders who have distinguished themselves in their careers and in the community. The luncheon features an award presentation to honorees, networking and a speaker.

Workforce Resource Summit

This annual event is designed to provide professional development to human resource professionals and community leaders.

Public Policy Events

State Of Series

The State Of Series is designed to engage elected officials from the city, county, state and federal levels and inform our membership and the community about a variety of topics, including current political happenings, current affairs affecting public and higher education in Texas and issues that impact our business community.

Waco Day in Austin

Every other year, Waco leaders visit the State Capitol to engage with elected officials while the Texas Legislature is in session.

Washington D.C. Fly-In

Each year, Chamber and local leaders travel together to Washington, D.C. to discuss legislative policies/policy priorities.

Business Development Programs

1,000 Friends of Waco

Be in the know about what’s coming next for Waco and share your ideas and upcoming events during this roundtable meeting.

Business After Hours

This is a premier networking opportunity to connect with other members and guests at different member businesses throughout the year.

Business PowerHour

Learn about valuable business development resources and programs to maximize your professional growth.

Hour Economy

Each quarter, this event provides a brief overview of the economic index and recently announced projects. We also invite different guest speakers to present on relevant subjects including emerging economic trends and new developments in our community.

Networking Forum

Each month, we host Networking Forum at various business locations. Attendees are encouraged to build relationships that can ultimately lead to productive referrals and strong contacts.

Technology Business Briefing

During each quarterly briefing, attendees learn about regional and national tech-driven innovation.

Leadership Development Programs

LEAD

A business/education partnership that pairs high school students in McLennan County with business leaders in order to foster mentor relationships that expose students to a variety of business fields.

Leadership Waco

This program identifies potential community leaders and provides them with information about various facets of Waco.

Teen Leadership Waco

The goal of this program is to provide Waco’s high school students the opportunity to learn more about the community and help develop them into future leaders.

Waco Young Professionals

This organization is for young leaders in the community who are interested in connecting with their peers in the community.