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2014-04-09 Leadership Waco Accepting Applications
Leadership Waco, a program conducted by the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce to identify potential community leaders and provide these individuals with information about various facets of the Greater Waco community, is accepting applications now through May 31, 2014.
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2014-03-14 Baylor Alumnus Rob Engstrom to Speak at State of the Nation Luncheon March 20
The Greater Waco Chamber will host a State of the Nation Luncheon featuring Rob Engstrom, senior vice president of the Political Affairs and Federation Relations Division and national political director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at 11:30 a.m. on March 20 in the Waco Convention Center.
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2014-02-19 Area Chambers Form McLennan County Chamber Alliance
Ten Chambers of Commerce formed the McLennan County Chamber Alliance by way of a formal Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony conducted on Tuesday, February 18 at the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
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2014-01-31 Allergan Expands Facility/Product Line, Hits Major Milestone inGreater Waco, Texas
Allergan LLC Waco announces another expansion of its North American manufacturing facility located in Waco, Texas.
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2014-01-27 Register Today for the 2014 Annual Membership Banquet
The Greater Waco Chamber Annual Membership Banquet is February 13, 2014 at the Waco Convention Center.
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2013-12-05 First National Bank Central Texas First Pitch Luncheon Tickets Available Now
The First Pitch Luncheon presented by First National Bank of Central Texas will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 24, 2014 at the Ferrell Center at Baylor University.
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2013-11-19 Waco Chamber Recognizes First Annual Business Innovator Award Winner
The Greater Waco Chamber recognized Waco Transit System as their First Annual Business Innovator Award winner at a luncheon on Tuesday, November 19.
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2013-10-04 S2G Job Fair on October 7
Support Services Group (S2G), a Waco based outsource solutions provider, is hiring 65 positions to support a new multi-year client.
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2013-09-25 Con-way Freight Announces Major Expansion in Central Texas
New $3.7 Million Freight Operations Center in Robinson to Increase Local Capacity, Add Jobs
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2013-09-23 Homer Drew to Speak at 25th Annual Tip Off Luncheon
Valparaiso Coach Homer Drew will be the guest speaker at the Tip Off Sports Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on October 24 at the Baylor University Ferrell Center.
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2013-09-12 Greater Waco Aviation Alliance to Host 2013 Freedom Ball on Sept. 14
The Greater Waco Aviation Alliance will host the 2013 Freedom Ball from 6 p.m. to midnight September 14 at its new location in the Downtown 301 Event Center.
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2013-09-06 Greater Waco Chamber to Host Schmooza Palooza Sept. 12
Schmooza Palooza Party and Business Expo will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. September 12 in the Extraco Events Center Exhibit Hall.
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2013-09-05 2nd Annual State of the City and County Set for September 19
The Greater Waco Chamber will host the 2nd Annual State of the City and County address featuring McLennan County Judge Scott Felton and Waco City Manager Larry Groth.
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2013-08-28 Vossloh to Open United States Rail Fastener Production Facility in Waco
Vossloh AG announces a United States production facility for Vossloh rail fastening system in McLennan County, Texas, and will absorb a 100,000-square-foot facility adjacent to the TRANE facility along Highway 84.
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2013-08-19 MaxFlight Relocating Headquarters to Waco
Max Flight Advantages, LLC has announced the relocation of its headquarters and major maintenance facilities from Dayton, Ohio to the Waco area.
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2013-08-13 One Book One Waco Announces 2013 Selection
One Book One Waco announces the 2013 book selection, Paddlefish by Austin author Christine Warren. The book tells the first complete narrative ever published on the Texas Water Safari.
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2013-08-06 Waco Chamber Announces New Senior Vice President for Economic Development
The Greater Waco Chamber is pleased to announce that Kristina Collins has been named the organization’s new senior vice president for economic development.
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2013-08-05 25th Annual Kickoff Luncheon to Salute Floyd Casey Stadium
The First National Bank Central Texas Kickoff Sports Luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. August 21 at the Baylor University Ferrell Center and feature six Baylor University football alumni players.
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2013-07-26 Greater Waco Chamber Mid-year Membership Luncheon July 31
Greater Waco Chamber Mid-year Membership Luncheon July 31 to feature Matt Meadors.
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2013-07-08 TriWaco Gearing Up for Fifth Year
TriWaco will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 28 in Indian Spring Park. Up to 1000 participants are expected for this event.
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2013-06-21 Waco Industrial Foundation Purchases Property in Robinson
The Waco Industrial Foundation (WIF) has purchased 634.694 acres in Robinson, Texas from Dove Hill Partners, LP continuing its efforts to grow the economy through the attraction and expansion of business in the Greater Waco area.
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2013-05-31 General Dynamics Information Technology opens call center in Lacy Lakeview
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), is locating a 68,312-square-foot Customer Support Center at 1205 N. Loop 340 in Lacy Lakeview (former Blue Cross Blue Shield building).
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2013-04-22 Central Texas Young Professionals Summit

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2013-04-03 Roberts announces resignation from Greater Waco Chamber
Sarah A. Roberts, who leads the Greater Waco Chamber’s regional economic development program as senior vice president, has announced plans to resign to pursue other business opportunities effective May 2013.
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2013-02-22 Greater Waco to become creative start-up capital of Texas
The Greater Waco Chamber is partnering with Baylor University to launch thInc Space, an incubator for creative start‐ups. thIncSpace is located on the first floor of 801 Washington Ave. in Greater Downtown Waco. A combined incubator, community gathering place and professional support network for creative start‐ups, thIncSpace also will be new headquarters for the Baylor Accelerated Ventures program and its related businesses. Baylor starts eight new high growth, scalable businesses each year through its Accelerated Ventures program, which will provide free office space, professional support, networking and mentoring for a year for graduating businesses.
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2013-02-18 Registration is open for 15th annual Starburst Junior Golf Classic

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2013-01-28 Roberts earns ‘40 Under 40’ award in economic development
Sarah Roberts, senior vice president of economic development for the Greater Waco Chamber, has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession’s “40 Under 40”awards, the first-ever awards program recognizing young talent in the economic development profession.
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2013-01-22 Equipment Depot Mid-Tex Farm & Ranch Show Feb. 5-6
The Greater Waco Chamber will host the 42nd annual Equipment Depot Mid-Tex Farm & Ranch Show Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 5-6, , in the Coliseum and General Exhibits Building at the Extraco Events Center, home of the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo. Show hours will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 5 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 6.
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2013-01-22 Greater Waco Chamber will host legislators for Waco Day in Waco
The Greater Waco Chamber will host the district’s state legislators at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1 to discuss items important to the 83rd Biennial Session. This will be an opportunity to meet and gain insight from elected officials on issues important to the community. The event will begin with breakfast, followed by presentations from Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, Rep. Kyle Kacal and Sen. Brian Birdwell.
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2012-12-19 Behlen Mfg. Co. expands to Texas
Behlen Mfg. Co., with global headquarters in Columbus, Neb., announces the long-term lease (subject to final approval of local incentives) of the former Smead Manufacturing plant in McGregor, Texas, part of the greater Waco region. This 180,000-square-foot building will be used to manufacture farm and ranch equipment for its Behlen Country® business unit. Employment is expected to exceed 50 jobs by the end of 2013. The plant will serve Texas and the surrounding area which represents a significant and growing percentage of our business.
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2012-12-05 InterviewStream is acquired by Brazos Higher Education Service Corporation
InterviewStream has been acquired by Brazos Higher Education Service Corporation, a firm started in 1975 providing educational funding to students, with more $10 billion in managed assets. InterviewStream is a nine-year-old video interview provider that serves more than 500 global clients and will remain independent as a wholly owned subsidiary of BEHSC and relocated its headquarters from the Philadelphia metropolitan area to Waco.
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2012-11-16 One Book One Waco announces 2012 essay contest winners
One Book One Waco congratulates the eight winning essays written in response to the fall 2012 book selection, “Where Dreams Die Hard: A Small American Town and its Six-man Football Team” by Carlton Stowers.
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2012-11-15 Waco-Temple-Bryan ranked No. 3 for standout credit scores
Waco-Temple-Bryan is ranked No. 3 on MSN Money’s list of 10 standout cities for credit scores. The analysis is derived from Experian’s 2012 State of Credit report and the cities were ranked by credit score change since 2007.
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2012-11-08 TriWaco named regional qualifier for national championship
The 2013 TriWaco Olympic distance race on July 28 in Waco will be the special regional qualifier for the USA Triathlon Intermediate National Championship.
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2012-11-06 Lark United Manufacturing opens facility in McGregor
Lark United Manufacturing of Texas, LLC has opened a manufacturing facility in McGregor for the assembly of enclosed cargo trailers in various sizes, including single, tandem and triple axel gooseneck.
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2012-11-06 Gov. Perry to speak at State of the State Luncheon Nov. 27
The Greater Waco Chamber will host a State of the State Luncheon featuring Gov. Rick Perry at noon Nov. 27 in the Brazos Room of the Waco Convention Center.
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2012-10-01 Mayo-Parker to speak at Chamber Membership Media Luncheon
Sharon Mayo-Parker, communications manager at Six Flags Over Texas & Hurricane Harbor, will be the guest speaker at the Chamber’s annual Membership Media Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at Galloway Suite at Floyd Casey Stadium.
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2012-09-20 One Book One Waco to host panel discussion, author visit
One Book One Waco will host a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame for its 2012 book selection, Where Dreams Die Hard: A Small American Town and its Six-man Football Team by Carlton Stowers.
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2012-09-20 Greater Waco Aviation Alliance to host 2012 Freedom Ball
The Greater Waco Aviation Alliance will host the 2012 Freedom Ball from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Sept. 29 in the Col. James T. Connally Aerospace Center at Texas State Technical College Airport. The event benefits scholarships for aviation careers and recognizes past and present military personnel
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2012-09-17 Meadors begins role as Chamber president

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2012-09-07 Bowlsby to speak at 24th Annual Tip Off Luncheon
Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby will be the guest speaker at the First National Bank of Central Texas Tip Off Sports Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Baylor University Ferrell Center.
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2012-08-17 Chamber seeks support to retain economic development funding
McLennan County Commissioners are currently finalizing the FY2013 budget that includes a modest tax rate increase to maintain the current level of services provided. Unfortunately, proposals are in place to cut several important programs including $1.25 million used for economic development incentives for new companies recruited by our Greater Waco Chamber and for expansions by existing firms in our target sectors.
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2012-08-06 Chamber announces Meadors as new president
Matthew T. Meadors of Evansville, Ind. is named president and CEO of the Greater Waco Chamber.
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2012-07-01 Greater Waco Chamber will be drop off point for USO Fort Hood water collection
The Greater Waco Chamber will serve as the bottled water collection point for USO Fort Hood’s Operation Hydration from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 26. Collection day also will include a program at 10 a.m. with speakers Sen. Brian Birdwell and Rep. Ralph Sheffield.
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2012-06-22 Greater Waco Chamber to host Mid-year Membership Luncheon July 27
The Greater Waco Chamber will host its 2012 Mid-year Membership Luncheon, presented by C&M Outdoor Power Equipment, at 11:30 a.m. July 27 at the Lee Lockwood Library.
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2012-06-22 Greater Waco Chamber to host Schmooza Palooza Sept. 6
Schmooza Palooza Party and Business Expo, presented by Allen Samuels, will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Extraco Events Center Exhibit Hall.
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2012-05-18 2012 Starburst Junior Golf Classic June 11-13
The 14th annual Starburst Junior Golf Tournament will be June 11-13 at eight area golf courses. Junior golfers from Mexico and nine states will compete for 11 divisional championships for ages 7-18.
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2012-05-18 April unemployment figures reflect employment growth
Greater Waco's target industries including Aerospace and Defense, Health Care, Advanced Manufacturing, Professional and Financial Services, and Supply Chain Management all experienced growth either monthly and/or annually in the last year. The unemployment rate has dropped to 6.1 % for Greater Waco, which is still ahead of the state rate at 6.5% and the United States rate at 7.7%.
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2012-05-04 March 2012 Employment Figures:
The number of people unemployed in Waco MSA dropped by 752 between March 2011 and March 2012 and unemployment rate is down to 6.7%. Both C.L.F (1.2%) and employment (1.4%) reflected an increase over February.
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2012-05-04 Roberts Awarded IAMC Fellow Designation
The Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) awarded Sarah Roberts, Senior Vice President Economic Development, Greater Waco Chamber, the designation IAMC Fellow.
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2012-05-04 Greater Waco Chamber accepting applications for Leadership Waco
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for Leadership Waco Class XXIX. Download the application, which is due May 31.
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2012-05-04 Greater Waco Chamber announces enhanced site selection website
Businesses considering a Greater Waco location now have a Web 2.0 tool enabling them to access important site selection information faster than ever before. The Greater Waco Chamber announced today that its WacoProspector.com tool, created by GIS Planning, has been transformed using new Software as a Service technology
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2012-02-08 Vaughan announces retirement

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2012-01-24 Waco metro employment growth ranks in top 10% of nation
Employment growth in Waco is among the best in the nation, according to the Garner Economics LLC Metro Jobs Report.
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2012-01-05 Equipment Depot Mid-Tex Farm & Ranch Show Feb. 7-8
The Greater Waco Chamber will host the 41st annual Equipment Depot Mid-Tex Farm & Ranch Show Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 7-8, at the Extraco Events Center, Home of the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, in the Coliseum and General Exhibits Building. New show hours will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8.
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2012-01-05 First National Bank Central Texas First Pitch Luncheon Feb. 1
The First Pitch Luncheon presented by First National Bank of Central Texas will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Ferrell Center at Baylor University.
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2012-01-03 Putting the "MOCK" in Democracy!

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2011-12-20 Best Wishes for Holidays

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2011-12-09 Waco Proud

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2011-12-01 Baylor vs UT this Saturday!
We as a community have a unique opportunity to witness a special event at 2:30 p.m. this Saturday at Floyd Casey Stadium. The 17th ranked (BCS poll) Baylor Bears host the University of Texas Longhorns in a game that has many ramifications, and your support is needed. I know most of you have tickets and will attend, but you can be a big player in recruiting fans to purchase tickets and come see one of the most exciting Baylor football teams in quite some time.
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2011-11-21 SpaceX hosts rocket test, signs economic development agreement
SpaceX included its neighbors in a picnic and rocket test Nov. 19 while also marking the occasion by signing a long-term economic development agreement with the City of McGregor.
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2011-11-15 One Book One Waco hosts Wes Moore

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2011-11-08 Central Texas Economic Forecast Luncheon

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2011-10-28 Greater Waco Chamber selects 2012 board
The Greater Waco Chamber board of directors has elected officers for 2012. The are: Stewart Kelly, president/CEO, Kelly, Realtors, chair; Ed Page, regional operations director, H-E-B, chair-elect; Scott Felton, president-retired, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Michael J. Reitmeier, president, Jaynes Reitmeier, Boyd & Therrell, P.C, vice chairs; Don Moes, president, Turner Manufacturing Co., immediate past chair; and James G. Vaughan Jr. president/CEO.
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2011-10-27 Smith receives 2011 Frank Fallon Sportsmanship Award
Steve Smith, senior vice president of sports and special events for the Greater Waco Chamber, received the Frank Fallon Sportsmanship Award Oct. 26 at the 2011 First National Bank Central Texas Tip Off Sports Luncheon.
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2011-10-20 Community leaders to discuss The Other Wes Moore
One Book One Waco and the Greater Waco Chamber invite the citizens of Greater Waco to attend a panel discussion of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore. Panelists represent diverse leadership in our community. Their wide array of backgrounds and experiences will influence the discussion and what this community can learn from the book regarding poverty and education.
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2011-10-13 Waco Breaks Ground on Central Texas’ First Hawaiian Falls
Total waterpark value to exceed $10 milion. New park to open Spring 2012.
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2011-10-12 You're invited - Membership Media Luncheon Oct. 19
Please join us as we welcome Evan Smith, editor-in-chief of TexasTribune.org and former editor of Texas Monthly. Smith's insights into the Texas politcal scene span nearly two decades. He has won numerous prestigious awards as a journalist and hosted the Lone Star Emmy Award-winning weekly interview progream, Texas Monthly Talks, that aired on PBS statewide for eight years. He currently hosts a new show, Overheard with Evan Smith, that airs on PBS stations nationally. A New York native, Smith has a bachelor's degree in public policy from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University.
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2011-09-22 One Book One Waco announces 2011 selection
One Book One Waco announces the 2011 book selection, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore. The book is the true story of two boys with the same name, who started out poor in similar circumstances, and ended up in drastically different places. The author, a Rhodes Scholar and Army combat veteran, explores the issues of poverty, education, community and personal responsibility and how they work together, or don’t, to influence the lives of those in poverty.
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2011-09-02 Chamber staff celebrates College Colors Day

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2011-08-25 Waco ranks No. 15 as best place to live in "youngest" category

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2011-08-19 Haggard & Stocking celebrates grand opening of Woodway facility
Haggard & Stocking Associates, Inc., celebrated the grand opening of its 20,000-square-foot warehouse facility at 251 Douglas in Woodway. The new site capacity is four times larger than their original facility, which was located at 7201 Santos Circle. The $1 million investment will allow H&S to better serve the Central Texas region. The mission of H&S is to communicate effectively with customers to determine the optimum products and services to meet or exceed expectations and to reduce total operating costs.
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2011-08-16 C3 job fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 19

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2011-07-22 Texas Small Business Forum Aug. 9
The Greater Waco Chamber has partnered with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism and the Texas Workforce Commission to host the Texas Small Business Forum Waco Regional Conference from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Waco Convention Center.
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2011-07-12 FedEx Ground, partners commemorate groundbreaking for facility in Hewitt

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2011-06-01 Program to help children in hunger this summer
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children eating healthy while school is out. During the school year, 27,000 McLennan County children participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
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2011-05-06 Greater Waco Chamber in 2011 Energy Star's Battle of the Buildings
The Greater Waco Chamber has been selected to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings to help improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings and protect the environment. In the spirit of popular weight-loss competitions, the Chamber will battle it out against hundreds of other teams from buildings across the country to work off the waste through improvements in energy efficiency with help from EPA’s ENERGY STAR program.
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2011-05-06 Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment in Waco

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2011-04-14 Waco ranks No. 4 among cities for jobs after military

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2011-04-05 Investing in public transit can save you money

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2011-03-28 Caterpillar celebrates grand opening of precision manufacturing center
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) celebrated the opening of its precision manufacturing center for hydromechanical work tool production March 28, 2011, at the company’s Waco campus.
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2011-03-18 Chamber board adopts resolution regarding 82nd Texas State Legislative session

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2011-02-02 Equipment Depot Mid-Tex Farm & Ranch Show Feb. 8-9
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce will host the 40th annual Equipment Depot Mid-Tex Farm & Ranch Show Feb. 8-9 at the Extraco Events Center in the Extraco Coliseum and Extraco Exhibits Building.
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2010-12-10 Holiday Message

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2010-12-09 Waco earns top ranking for military retirement
The city of Waco may be the prime location for military personnel looking for the perfect place to settle down when they retire.
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2010-11-24 Greater Waco Chamber earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR® for superior energy efficiency
prestigious ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency, for its LEED-certified building at 101 S. Third St. in Waco, Texas. This signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.
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2010-11-12 L-3 Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Waco, Texas Platform Integration Facility
L-3 Platform Integration has celebrated 25 years of operations at its Waco, Texas facility, with a ceremony coinciding with National Aerospace Week.
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2010-11-11 Construction started on new downtown headquarters for regional law firm
A former warehouse in downtown Waco soon will be the headquarters of a growing, regional law firm. Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick Dickson & Squires, LLP broke ground on its complete renovation of the former Nabisco Warehouse building in the heart of downtown Waco with plans to occupy the building by January 2011.
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2010-11-08 Education Summit

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2010-10-27 Waco ranks first in job creation in Texas

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2010-10-15 Greater Waco Chamber wins 2010 Community Economic Development Award
The Greater Waco Chamber received the 2010 Community Economic Development Award for cities with a population between 100,001 and 250,000 from the Texas Economic Development Council Oct. 7 in Houston.
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2010-10-11 Crilley to speak at Chamber Membership Media Luncheon

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2010-10-05 Salome presented Economic Development Leadership Award

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2010-09-20 Chamber finalist for Global Innovator's Award

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2010-09-14 Waco, Texas embraces growth and 'new urbanism'

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2010-08-27 Ekpe Udoh to receive Send-Off

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2010-07-26 Greater Downtown Master Plan Kickoff

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2010-06-10 Greater Waco Chamber supports Baylor University, Big 12

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2010-04-28 Waco seeing growth in young professionals as more jobs, social opportunities emerge

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2010-03-30 Author to speak tonight at Waco Hall

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2010-03-25 Friday is Green and Gold Day

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2010-02-17 Cisco NOW Van visits Chamber

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2010-02-09 Mid-Tex Farm & Ranch Show Feb. 9-10

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2010-02-04 Secretary Andrade visits three Chamber businesses

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2010-01-06 Nolan Ryan to speak at First Pitch Luncheon
The 12th annual First Pitch Luncheon presented by First Community Bank will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Ferrell Center at Baylor University. Nolan Ryan, National Baseball Hall of Famer and president of the Texas Rangers, will be the guest speaker.
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2009-12-10 Caterpillar to expand Waco campus
Caterpillar Inc. has announced that it plans to add a precision manufacturing center for additional work tool production at the company’s Waco campus. The new facility will encompass 75,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space and is expected to begin operations in early 2011. Work tools are attachments used on a wide variety of Cat machines. The production of these new work tools requires specialized manufacturing methods in a controlled environment, including precision machining, heat-treating and assembly and testing.
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2009-12-02 Workshop to address hiring the hidden workforce
The Greater Waco Chamber and Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas wants to help local businesses learn about hiring the hard-to-hire population, which includes the poor and homeless, disabled and others who are struggling to re-enter the workforce.
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2009-11-20 Unemployment drops in Waco area
The Texas Workforce Commission reported today that the Waco MSA experienced a drop in unemployment rate for the month of October to 6.9 percent. The area added a net 400 jobs from September to October, while the entire labor force grew also. The Waco MSA continues to maintain a lower unemployment compared to the state of Texas (8.1%) and the country (9.5%).
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2009-11-19 Central Texas to receive state bond money to widen I-35
(AUSTIN) -- The Texas Transportation Commission today approved staff recommendations for widening Interstate 35 in McLennan, Hill, and Bell counties through bond proceeds approved by Texas voters in 2007. Rep. Charles "Doc" Anderson, R-Waco, hailed the vote as "critical step to improve the safety, mobility, and economic vitality of McLennan County, Central Texas, and the entire state which depends on a safe 'Main Street of Texas'."
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2009-10-30 Chamber celebrates LEED certification

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2009-10-29 Freedom Ball tickets on sale now

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2009-10-28 Chamber celebrates LEED certification today

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2009-10-23 Join us for Greater Downtown Waco Workshops

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2009-10-16 International Economic Development Council recognizes Chamber
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recognized the Greater Waco Chamber for its exceptional multiyear economic development endeavor and Waco Prospector Web site at is annual conference Oct. 4-7 in Reno, Nev.
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2009-10-08 Chamber names new director of community affairs
The Greater Waco Chamber has named Alexis Weaver as director of community affairs for the organization’s community development department.
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2009-10-06 Forbes names Waco No. 3 among best cities for new jobs
Forbes has named Waco No. 3 on its list of best cities in America for new jobs. Based on the number of employers who are hiring or firing, Waco came out way ahead compared to many other locations.
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2009-09-28 Greater Waco Chamber earns LEED designation at gold level
The Greater Waco Chamber has earned a LEED® certification at the gold level for its headquarters at 101 S. Third St. ­, and the designation is generating national attention for the economic and community development organization and for Waco
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2009-09-18 TRC surpasses goal!

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2009-09-14 H1N1 Flu Recommendations for Employers
The H1N1 virus is not to be called “swine flu” anymore. There has been significant misinformation about the virus. The virus cannot be transmitted by eating pork or any food. It is transmitted like other seasonal viruses: by a person with the illness sneezing or coughing on another person, or on an object that is contacted by another who touches their eyes, nose, or mouth without appropriate cleaning of the hands or object before doing so.
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2009-09-12 College Day is cancelled
The weather does not look to clear up and may get worse. To avoid the effort of packing and unpacking, we are going to cancel the College Day event in Heritage Square. Thank you for your support of this event. We will be in touch in the next week to get your input about possibly rescheduling the event. Stay tuned.
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2009-09-11 Schmooza Palooza caught on video!

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2009-09-04 Sun, Stone and Shadows selected as fall book
The Greater Waco Chamber has announced Sun, Stone and Shadows: 20 Greater Mexican Short Stories as the fall book for One Book, One Waco.
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2009-08-24 Employers: Time to update major employers list
The Greater Waco Chamber is updating our major employers list. If you have more than 45 employees in McLennan County, please take this brief survey by Sept. 10. For more information, call Alexis Weaver, research manager, at (254) 757-5628.
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2009-08-24 Waco Prospector expands across social media platforms
WacoProspector.com, the clearing house for commercial and industrial real estate in McLennan County, has gone social. Now, with the click of a button, users of the site can “virally” share any of the available property, demographics, business, and labor force reports across a number of social networks, including Twitter, Linkedin, MySpace and Facebook. Contact Chamber staff with questions, or see for yourself by visiting WacoPropspector.com.
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2009-08-24 Waco MSA’s unemployment rate remains below state, nation

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2009-08-24 Start-Ups Are Poised For Latest Space Race
In America's latest space race, a new breed of scrappy entrepreneurs could be facing off against some of the government's largest, long-established aerospace contractors.
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2009-08-19 Greater Waco Chamber launches Green Business Network

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2009-08-14 2009 Total Resource Campaign By-the-Numbers

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2009-08-12 Waco VA Hospital nets national pharmacy contact center, 224 jobs

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2009-08-04 Chamber takes Grand Award at national convention

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2009-07-28 Schmooza Palooza Business Expo & Mega Business After Hours

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2009-07-13 Greater Downtown Master Plan Presentation

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2009-06-23 Business Week names Waco among top places to start over
Business Week’s list of 20 U.S. markets where jobs are available and real estate is affordable lists Waco at No. 14.
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2009-06-18 One Book, One Waco announces summer reading list
The Greater Waco Chamber announces Little Chapel on the River by Gwendolyn Bounds as the summer 2009 book selection for One Book, One Waco.
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2009-06-05 Starburst Junior Golf Classic is world’s largest youth tournament
The Starburst Junior Golf Classic is now the world’s largest youth tournament with 1050 players registered for the 2009 event.
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2009-05-18 Chamber featured on AT&T Real Yellow Pages
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce headquarters is featured on the cover of the new 2009 AT&T Real Yellow Pages directory serving the Waco area.
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2009-05-15 Greater Waco Chamber wins Keep McLennan County Beautiful Award
The Greater Waco Chamber has received the Recycling Business of the Year Partners in Pride award from Keep McLennan County Beautiful. The award recognizes the Chamber’s efforts regarding recycling in its facility and at Chamber events as well as encouraging its members to establish recycling programs.
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2009-05-01 Baylor, businesses team up to show spirit

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2009-04-20 Workforce grows raising unemployment rate to 6%
The unemployment rate rose from 5.8 to 6 percent from February to March primarily due to more people in the workforce, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
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2009-03-25 Greater Waco Chamber wins Keep Texas Beautiful award

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2009-03-18 Greater Waco Chamber announces Business Awards honorees

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2009-03-03 Greater Waco Chamber takes Best of Show at Addy Awards
The Greater Waco Chamber won Best of Show Feb. 28 at the Waco Addy Club Awards for its Grand Opening Box celebrating the opening of the first green Chamber building in America. The box was sponsored by Wells Fargo and the structural design and printing was done by Englander Container & Display. The project also took a gold award at the event.
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2009-03-03 Clearview's new data center in Waco features next level of business continuity, disaster relief services

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2009-02-19 Greater Waco Aviation Alliance endorses One Book, One Waco, announces scholarship
The Greater Waco Aviation Alliance endorses the One Book, One Waco’s spring book, Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam, and announces the establishment of an Aviation Alliance scholarship.
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2009-01-28 Edwards to speak at 2009 Membership Banquet
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce will host its annual membership banquet Feb. 19 at the Waco Convention Center.
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2008-11-24 Waco area continues to add jobs
The Waco Metropolitan Area continued to add jobs in October. Based on data released from Texas Workforce Commission, the Waco area workforce added 200 people, and the employed ranks grew by more than 100 people. This led to a lower unemployment rate of 4.7% compared to September figures of 4.8%.
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2008-11-24 Downtown Waco building wins statewide award
The Greater Waco Chamber’s Salome Commerce Center was named Best New Construction Project by the Texas Downtown Association (TDA).
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2008-11-18 Linking town and gown

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2008-11-17 Education Summit Nov. 19-21

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2008-10-21 Seavest breaks ground for two medical office buildings in Waco

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2008-10-16 Cooper trained by Gore to deliver educational slideshow on climate change
Greater Waco Chamber Research Manager Alexis Cooper is one of 1,200 Americans personally trained by Nobel Laureate Al Gore to spread the message about the challenges of and solutions to the climate crisis. Cooper completed The Climate Project (TCP) training program in October 2008.
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2008-10-08 Greater Waco Aviation Alliance announces Freedom Ball
The Greater Waco Aviation Alliance will host its inaugural Freedom Ball from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 25 in the Act I Hangar at Texas State Technical College Airport.
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2008-09-24 Chamber flips the switch on solar panels

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2008-09-19 Chamber to host Membership Media Luncheon

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2008-09-18 Business BEFORE Hours Friday
Please join us for our first Business BEFORE Hours at 7:30 a.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites South at Central Texas Marketplace at 2501 Marketplace Drive (Highway 6 and Interstate 35). End your week networking with Chamber members....bring your business cards and eat breakfast in this wonderful new hotel.
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2008-09-17 Join us for lunch hour Web chat on the economy

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2008-09-05 Leadership Waco announces Class XXV

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2008-09-02 Vaughan named Green Hero
It’s not every day that the first green Chamber building in America opens, and when that happened this summer here in Waco it caught the attention of the National Audubon Society’s TogetherGreen initiative. The program has named Greater Waco Chamber President and CEO James G. Vaughan Jr. a Green Hero for his vision that businesses can be green while making green.
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2008-08-28 Greg May Father-Son Tournament
A new tradition will start this fall when the Greg May Father-Son Tournament tees off Sept. 13-14 in Waco. Professional and amateur teams of father / son, father-in-law / son-in-law, stepfather / stepson or grandfather / grandson combinations are welcome in the 36-hole tournament.
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2008-08-21 Associated Hygienic Products announces Waco facility
Associated Hygienic Products LLC ("AHP") announces that in partnership with the Waco-McLennan County Economic Development Corporation and the State of Texas, the Company will build and operate a new disposable baby diaper manufacturing and distribution facility in Waco, Texas.
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2008-08-12 Baylor-Wake tickets still available for $20

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2008-08-12 The Big Read and One Book, One Waco announces Fall Book
The Big Read, a nationwide initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, and One Book, One Waco have joined forces to announce Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury as the communitywide reading selection for fall 2008.
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2008-08-11 Baylor-Wake tickets available for $20 through Chamber discount
The Greater Waco Chamber and Baylor University are teaming up to make tickets to the first home game, Baylor vs. Wake Forest, Aug. 28 available for $20.
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2008-07-28 First Community Bank Central Texas 20th annual Kick Off Luncheon is sold out

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2008-06-06 First green Chamber building in America opens in Waco

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2008-05-20 Green Mountain Energy Company donates solar array for new Chamber headquarters
Waco’s new Chamber of Commerce headquarters is going to be even ‘greener’ thanks to a donation by Texas-based Green Mountain Energy Company. Green Mountain and the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce today began installing a 9.6 kilowatt (kW) solar array on the rooftop of the Chamber’s new headquarters. The installation will be one of the few solar arrays in Waco. The new Chamber building will open June 6 and is located at 101 S. Third St. at Heritage Square.
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2008-05-16 One Book, One Waco announces Marley and Me for summer
The One Book, One Waco communitywide reading program has announced that the Summer 2008 reading selection will be Marley and Me by John Grogan.
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2008-05-12 Voters approve school bonds
Voters on Saturday approved $248 million of bonds for school improvements in the Waco and Midway Independent School Districts.
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2008-03-26 Chamber supports Waco ISD bond
The Greater Waco Chamber board has passed a resolution supporting Waco ISD's $172.5-million bond package that will build a new high school, three new elementary schools and allow renovations and upgrades to almost every other campus Waco Independent School Distict currently serves more than 15,000 students spread across 33 campuses and five support facilities.
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2008-03-12 Local students win One Book, One Waco essay contest

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2008-03-10 Young Professionals meet Tuesday

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2008-02-22 One Book, One Waco to feature author presentation
The spring One Book, One Waco program will wrap up with a presentation by the authors of Same Kind of Different As Me at 7 p.m. March 3 in Waco Hall. Ron Hall and Denver Moore will discuss their story with members of the Waco community.
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2008-02-13 Coca-Cola Enterprises breaks ground on new Waco facility
Coca-Cola Enterprises will broke ground Wednesday on its new Waco sales and distribution center on Texas Central Parkway in Texas Central Park. The approximately 60,000-square-foot facility represents a multimillion dollar investment in the market place and the retention of valued jobs.
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2008-02-13 Chamber seeks nominations for Business Awards

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2008-02-06 Tractor Supply Company breaks ground on expansion
Tractor Supply Company breaks ground on the expansion of its distribution center on Interstate 35, more than doubling the size of its current facility. The $10.2-million project will substantially increase their workforce and bring the size of the center at 2801 Corporation Parkway from 305,000 square feet to 654,221 square feet.
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2008-02-01 Chamber to host 2008 Membership Banquet
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce will host its annual membership banquet Feb. 19 at the Waco Convention Center.The reception will be at 6 p.m., and the banquet will begin at 7 p.m. in Chisholm Hall.
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2008-01-28 New Caterpillar Service Parts Center selects Waco, McLennan County
Building on the strength of a best-in-class global service parts distribution network, Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. ( Cat Logistics), a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), is announcing plans to open a new parts distribution center in Waco, Texas. The new facility marks the beginning of a multiyear expansion and enhancement of the Caterpillar service parts distribution network throughout North America.
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2008-01-28 Staff to recommend I-35 tolls as option
Memorandum to directors and members from President Jim Vaughan: The subject of utilizing toll revenue to pay for additional lanes on I-35 in McLennan County has received considerable news coverage recently. Considering that the Office of Management and Budget says the federal highway fund faces a $4.3 billion shortfall in two years, I believe our leadership would not want the Metropolitan
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2008-01-24 One Book, One Waco kicks off Jan. 29
One Book, One Waco will kick off its schedule of spring events with a book review and discussion Jan. 29. The program, which encourages reading and discussion in the community, will spotlight Same Kind of Difference As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore.
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2008-01-22 Starburst registration begins Feb. 14
On-line registration for the 10th annual Starburst Junior Golf Tournament begins at 8 a.m. (CST) on Feb. 14. More than 1,000 junior golfers will be accepted into the 2008 tournament. The 10th annual Starburst Junior Golf Classic will be June 9-11 at seven area golf courses. The three-day tournament is open to all boy and girl junior golfers ages 7 to 18. In 2007, the tournament had 1020 players from 16 states and four countries.
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2008-01-17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce will be closed Jan. 21 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As we pause to recognize his contributions to society, we reflect on his words that moved a generation and carry on to remind us of his message of peace and brotherhood.
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2008-01-10 Chamber participates 100% in United Way

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2007-12-20 Coca-Cola Enterprises to Construct New Waco Facility
WACO, Texas – A valued corporate citizen for more than 102 years, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Waco announced it will build a new sales and distribution center in Waco, Texas. The approximately 60,000-square-foot facility represents a multi-million dollar investment in the market place and the retention of valued jobs. The company has selected a site on Texas Central Parkway in the Texas Central Park with the intention to begin construction in the first quarter of 2008.
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2007-12-19 Hewlett Packard chair to speak at luncheon
Hewlett Packard Chairman Mark Hurd will be the guest speaker at a Chamber luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 11 at Ridgewood Country Club.
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2007-12-19 L-3 Expanding Waco Operations with P-3 Wing Refurbishment Facility
L-3 Communications Integrated Systems has announced the expansion of its Waco operation to include a wing refurbishment facility. The wing refurbishment facility will be used to structurally refurbish wings for P-3 Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance aircraft. L-3 currently refurbishes P-3 aircraft for the U.S. Navy, the Department of Homeland Security, as well as international customers.
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2007-12-11 Chamber unveils book for community program
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce announced today that Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent will be the One Book, One Waco community book for Spring 2008.
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2007-12-05 TriVan Truck Body announces Waco location
TriVan Truck Body announces the establishment of a Texas location in Waco. The multi-million dollar project will create up to 50 jobs and retrofit 35,000-square-feet of manufacturing and office at 3120 Gholson Road.
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2007-11-20 Chamber hosts Downtown Summit

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2007-11-02 LEAD program kicks off
The LEAD program celebrated its kick-off Nov. 1 at the MCC Conference center. Principals, business leaders, and school selected liaisons were present to celebrate the 45 students in attendance.
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2007-10-24 Chamber celebrates Topping Out
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce mark a milestone it the construction of its new headquarters with a Topping Out event at 10 a.m. Oct. 23. Join us as we place the final piece of steel and move forward with the building of Waco's first official "green" building.
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2007-10-12 Roberts elected to Texas Economic Development Council
Sarah Roberts, vice president of economic development for the Greater Waco Chamber, has been elected to the board of the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), an Austin-based non-profit professional association dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas.
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2007-10-10 Chamber board elects 2008 officers
The Board of Directors of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce has elected its 2008 officers.
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2007-10-05 Heart O' Texas Fair kicks off!
The Greater Waco Chamber staff joins the community in celebrating the Heart O' Texas Fair.
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2007-09-27 Greater Waco Chamber receives economic development award
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) presented its Special Purpose Web site award to the Greater Waco Chamber Sept. 18 at IEDC's Annual Conference in Phoenix, Ariz.
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2007-09-26 12th ANNUAL FIRST COMMUNITY BANK CENTRAL TEXAS TIP-OFF LUNCHEON
WACO—The 12th annual Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon presented by First Community Bank Central Texas will be at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Waco Convention Center. Ron Franklin, ESPN’s primary college basketball & football play-by-play man for Big 12 games, will be this year’s featured guest speaker.
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2007-09-25 Junior College All-Stars to face off at Baylor Ballpark
WACO—The top junior college baseball players from New Mexico and Texas will compete in the eighth annual Pizza Hut Junior College All-Star Weekend Sep. 28-29 at Baylor Ballpark.
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2007-08-24 Chamber announces Leadership Waco Class XXIV
Leadership Waco, sponsored by Pattillo, Brown & Hill announces the participants for Class XXIV.
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2007-08-17 Chamber, City offers hospitality event for national media
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce and Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted a media hospitality event Aug. 16, 2007, at the Crawford media center. The Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute served Dr Pepper floats in commemorative cups with the help of advertising icon “Peggy Pepper.”
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2007-08-07 Total Resource Campaign scores homerun
The 2007 Total Resource Campaign celebrated a victory Aug. 29. The campaign raised $688,741 surpassing the $650,000 goal.
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2007-07-11 Chamber board supports water treatment facility
The Board of Directors of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution today in support of the DAF water treatment facility.
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2007-07-10 Clean up day planned for Downtown Waco
Downtown Waco will get a facelift Aug. 18 with the help of Keep Waco Beautiful, Baylor University students, Sherwin Williams and businesses in the Public Improvement District. Downtown businesses are encouraged to submit a request for ground-level, exterior tasks to be completed. These include painting over graffiti, sanding, cleaning and planting. Please click here for complete information.
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2007-07-06 Chamber earns four awards this summer
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce brought home first and second place awards June 26 from the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives media competition. The Waco We Do branding campaign took first place in the marketing campaign category. WacoChamber.com, the Chamber’s main Web site, won second place in the Web site/Internet category. The Greater Waco Chamber was judged against Chambers of similar size.
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2007-07-02 Chamber launches We Do Arts Web site
Who says there’s nothing to do in Waco? Check out WacoWeDoArts.com, a new calendar-style Web site featuring live music, performing arts and visual arts. The Web site is managed by the Greater Waco Chamber to help area venues and artists have a presence on the Internet and give residents and visitors easy access to arts events.
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2007-06-27 Wingo to speak at Kick Off Luncheon
First Community Bank Central Texas is proud to present The 19th Annual Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce Kick Off Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at the Waco Convention Center. Trey Wingo, host of ESPN’s NFL Live and anchor for SportsCenter, will be the guest speaker. A Baylor University graduate, Wingo joined ESPN in 1997 as an anchor for ESPNEWS. In addition to SportsCenter and NFL Live, Wingo has also hosted ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and ESPN2’s NFL 2Night and NBA 2Night shows.
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2007-06-27 Chamber recognized by state organization
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce brought home first and second place awards June 26 from the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives media competition. The Waco We Do branding campaign took first place in the marketing campaign category. WacoChamber.com, the Chamber’s main Web site, won second place in the Web site/Internet category.
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2007-06-13 Starburst parent wins $2,500
Debbie Brister of Paradise City won $2,500 in the Time Warner Cable Golf Ball Drop June 12 at the ninth annual Starburst Junior Golf Classic. Some 1,500 numbered golf balls were dropped from a helicopter at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course, the home base course for the second largest junior golf tournament in the world. The event was part of the three-day tournament that included more than 1,000 players ages 7 through 18.
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2007-06-08 Chance to win $2,500
Time Warner Cable is the new sponsor of the annual helicopter ball drop, a tradition at the Starburst Junior Golf Classic. A maximum of 1,500 golf balls will be sold for $5 each prior to the tournament. They will be dropped from a helicopter onto a green at 8 p.m. June 12 at Cottonwood Creek. The closest ball to (or in) the hole will win $2,500. Tickets for the balls are available at the Chamber office, Time Warner Cable, Rosati’s and Cottonwood Creek Golf Course. For more information about the ball drop or the tournament, visit www.starburstgolf.com or call (254) 752-6551 or info@wacochamber.com.
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2007-05-23 Starburt Junior Golf Classic June 11-13
The ninth annual Starburst Junior Golf Classic will be June 11-13 at seven area golf courses. The three-day tournament is open to all boy and girl junior golfers ages 7 to 18. This year’s tournament will host more than 1020 players from 16 states and four countries.
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2007-04-27 Greater Waco Chamber Announces Business Award Honorees
WACO – The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce will honor five local businesses at the 15th Annual Business Awards Banquet May 21 at the McLennan Community College Conference Center at 4601 N. 19th St. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. with a dinner following at 7 p.m. This year’s recipients are Crawford-Austin, Dealers Electrical Supply, Equipment Depot, Powers Embroidery/Chenille and Sun Belt Insurance & Associates.
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2007-04-26 Greater Waco Chamber accepting applications for Leadership Waco
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for Leadership Waco Class XXIV due May 31. Leadership Waco, sponsored by Pattillo, Brown & Hill, L.L.P., is a program of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce designed to identify and develop potential community leaders. The program is open to applicants who are at least 25 years old and have either lived or worked within the city of Waco, its extraterritorial jurisdiction or any city or community within that jurisdiction for the past 12 months. Applicants must be able to commit one day each month for nine months to the program.
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2007-04-25 17-acre mixed-use development planned for Downtown Waco
(HOUSTON, TX) April 25, 2007 – SWB Heritage Square Partners, L.P. (SWB) recently announced plans to help revitalize downtown Waco with the construction of a new 17-acre mixed-use development. Located in the heart of downtown, Waco Town Square will consist of upscale retailers and restaurants, professional office space and residential living, including a student housing development for students at Baylor University, McLennan Community College and Texas State Technical College.
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2007-04-20 Chamber installs live construction camera
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce has installed a live online construction camera at its building site at 101 S. Third St. at Heritage Square in downtown Waco giving the community a first-hand look at this project around the clock. The Chamber broke ground on its new $4-million headquarters building April 11.
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2007-04-11 Chamber breaks ground on headquarters
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce broke ground on its new headquarters April 11 at 101 S. Third St. at Heritage Square, a landmark site in downtown Waco. Celebrate with us as we begin construction on a new marketing center for Greater Waco.
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2007-03-14 New Waco sign unveiled on interstate
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce joined the Heart of Texas Builders Association, Keep Waco Beautiful, Texas Department of Transportation and the City of Waco March 7 to reveal the new Waco sign on Interstate 35. The community identifier and entry sign has been made possible through the partnership of these groups. The 40-foot-by-10-foot sign constructed of white Austin stone and cast concrete is located at exit 335 at Forrest Lane on the southbound side of the interstate.
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2007-03-14 Chamber Board supports City Bond
The Board of Directors of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce unanimously approved a resolution this morning at its regular meeting to support the proposed $63-million city bond. The bond would provide capital needs for six major projects: the Waco Convention Center, fire station, police station, parks, Texas Ranger Museum and Hall of Fame and library.
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2007-03-02 Chamber president receives Difference Maker Award
Waco Chamber President Jim Vaughan received a Difference Maker Award Feb. 28 from the Waco Tribune-Herald. Vaughan is one of 16 citizens who were honored for their efforts in making Greater Waco a better place to live and work. They were all nominated by the community.
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2007-02-28 Waco We Do Campaign earns top honors at local Addy Awards
INNOVATiON, The Marketing Team, took home top honors Feb. 24 at the annual Addy Awards, hosted by the Waco Advertising Federation. Their work on the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce “WACO WE DO” campaign won Best of Show.In total, INNOVATiON won three Gold Addys, three Silver Addys and six Bronze Addys.
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2007-02-26 TXU plans to become private company
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce is encouraged by the new direction announced by TXU Corp. on Feb. 26. The TXU Board announced that the company’s acquisition by an investor group will make TXU a leader in conservation and energy efficiency. TXU’s new strategic direction will seek to achieve top environmental performance in the industry and greater involvement and dialogue with environmental, government and community leaders.
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2007-02-20 Chamber announces Challenge Greater Waco total
Building Chair Bob Davis announced at the Chamber’s annual membership banquet Feb. 19 that the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce has raised $6,017,563 in its Challenge Greater Waco campaign. Davis said the campaign continues, and funds will be used for the new Chamber headquarters and implementation of the strategic plan.
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2007-02-06 Chamber launches innovative online mapping tool
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce has just sped up and simplified the process of attracting job growth in the City with the launch of WacoProspector.com. The innovative Web site, accessed directly or through the Chamber Web site (wacochamber.com), is an online program to help the attraction of new investment and jobs in Greater Waco. The goal of the program is to simplify the process of obtaining detailed information for relocation and expansion decisions.
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2007-02-02 Caterpillar announces new logistics center in Waco
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has announced that it will establish a logistics center in Waco, Texas. From this location the company will distribute its machine work tools and related attachments. The 975,000-square-foot facility will provide Caterpillar additional capacity to serve a growing business segment, and is expected to create 40 jobs and generate $7.9 million in capital investments by 2010.
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2007-01-26 Greater Waco Chamber launches new Web site
Releases 2007 Relocation Guide & Membership Directory
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2006-12-05 Sears Methodist Retirement System, Inc. announces a new senior living community in Waco
Retirement center welcome in Waco
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2006-10-15 Chamber launches branding campaign
Waco We Do!
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2006-01-12 Sanderson Farms announces hatchery, processing facility
Huge job boom to follow
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