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Network The Lubbock Chamber Commerce Newsletter Newsletter The Lubbock Chamber ofof Commerce

Vol. 21 No. 6 June 2013

Introducing Tammi Hoffman 5 2013 Expo: Scaling New Heights 6 ILT Strategic Plan Unveiling 10 Read More>>>>

2013 Business Expo: Scaling New Heights Working for Business. Believing in Lubbock.

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In the news this month: Cinco de Mayo Luncheon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Tammi Hoffman Joins Chamber Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Scaling New Heights Business Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Ambassador of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Imagine Lubbock Together Community Report. . . . .10 20 Under 40 Awards Banquet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Top Social Media Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

A Message from the Chamber Since 1913, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce’s mission of strengthening, promoting and serving its member businesses has positively benefited the entire region and local quality of life. As the largest business federation on the South Plains, the Chamber represents almost 2,200 members who employ approximately 73,000 workers, and account for around $900 million in economic impact in Lubbock and West Texas. This is accomplished without the use of tax dollars.

2013 Board of Directors Executive Committee Chairman Carlos Morales - Caprock Home Health Services Chairwoman-Elect Alona Beesinger - Suddenlink Communications Immediate Past Chairman Tim Collins - Collins Tile, LLP Treasurer Peter Hur - RFS Financial Services Secretary Eddie McBride - Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Vice Chairman, Business Development Division Sidney Hopper - United Supermarkets, LLC Vice Chairwoman, Communications Division Polly Vann - V-tech Environmental Services Vice Chairwoman, Hispanic Business Divison Irasema Velasquez - Velasquez Insurance and Worksite Benefits Vice Chairwoman, Leadership Division Beth Bridges - South Plains Mall Office Vice Chairman, Legislative Affairs Division Jay Jacobus - Scarborough Specialties, Inc. Vice Chairman, Membership Division Robert Lacy - PYCO Industries, Inc. Hispanic Business Division Representative Gabe Vitela - Texas Land & Cattle Steak House Board of Directors

Carmen Aguirre, Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains Ron Betenbough, Betenbough Homes Each day, the Chamber strengthens, promotes and serves its member John Brock, NorthStar Surgical Center businesses through numerous programs and events. The Chamber advocates Michael Calvillo, Michael Calvillo Bail Bonds on local, state and federal levels and offers diverse programs for both large and Renee G. Davis, Alderson/Mercedes-Benz Scott Fagin, First United Bank small as well as minority-owned businesses. Brice Foster, Southwest Bank Linda Gaither, WestMark Realtors- Gaither/Ratclif Sonny Garza, City Bank Clayton Isom, TAO Development Group Dan Jackson, KCBD Brent King, UMC Health System To submit an article or sponsor an issue, contact the Chamber at 806.761.7000. Gabe Martinez, Ramar Communications, Inc. Brandon Mulkey, Chick-fil-A South Plains Crossing David Park, Atmos Energy Richard Parks, Covenant Health Keith Patrick, American Cancer Society Bill Patton, Robinson, Johnston & Patton, CPAs Tim Perrin, Lubbock Christian University Norval Pollard, City Bank Cathy Pope, StarCare Specialty Health System Cory Powell, Texas Tech University Rudy Rosales, Montelongo’s Mexican Restaurant Shirley Schleuse, Lamar Outdoor Advertising Frank Silvas, AFLAC Diannah Tatum, Sanford & Tatum Insurance Agency David Vroonland, Frenship Independent School District Mitch Watson, FirstBank & Trust Co. ® Connie Wharton, Mulcahy Wharton Business Consultants Gary Zheng, Lubbock Power & Light

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Cinco de Mayo Luncheon: Perez Urges Lubbock to Join ILT Effort


4 Young Professionals First Tuesday Networking 5:30 p.m. – Windsor Creek By Diana Fabing Apartments, 5301 Chicago Ave. On May 1st, the Chamber hosted the 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo Luncheon at 6 Ribbon Cutting for Action Printing the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Richard Perez, President and CEO of The 10 a.m. – 2407 82nd Street Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, made a lasting impression on the Ribbon Cutting for Scoggin Dickey Lubbock community. Perez is the 4:30 p.m. – 5901 Spur 327 first Latino head of the Chamber 7 Transportation Committee Meeting and oversees a $3.5 million dollar 10:30 a.m. – LCOC budget. 11 Ribbon Cutting for BodyScapes Medical Spa During his speech, Perez spoke 11:30 a.m. – 7008 Indiana Ave., Suite B about his background growing up Ribbon Cutting for Locker Room Haircuts in San Antonio and how great it is 4:30 p.m. – 305 Frankford Ave. to now be leading the San Antonio 12 Ribbon Cutting for Ribbons and Bows 2020 effort. This community-wide Intimates Richard Perez, President of the Greater San visioning effort is similar to the 4:30 pm. – 4414 82nd Street, Suite 216 Antonio Chamber of Commerce speaks to 13 Ribbon Cutting for Southwest Home Buyer Imagine Lubbock Together visioning the crowd. Approval Services effort here in Lubbock. He spoke 11 a.m. – 3301 66th Street, Suite B about a community that cannot grow unless it grows together and everyone YPGL Lunch & Learn has a vested interest in it. He also encouraged the audience to be aware of and 11:30 a.m. – Wells Fargo Building, 2nd participate in ILT. Floor The Chamber was thankful to hear from and share ideas with an even larger Executive Committee Meeting Chamber of Commerce that is also doing a visioning project. The Chamber hopes Noon – LCOC to continue building relationships with other Chambers across Texas. Business After Hours hosted by Fox & Hound English Pub and Grille 5:30 p.m. – 4210 82nd Street 14 Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting By Samantha Cavanaugh 10:30 a.m. – LCOC 19 Ambasador Monthly Luncheon Noon – Breedlove, 1818 N Martin Luther King Blvd 20 Board of Directors Meeting 10 a.m. – Lubbock Country Club, 3400 On May 4, over 150,000 kids across 36 cities participated in this year’s Mesa Rd. Lemonade Day. Here are some highlights from the community event. To see more Impact of Obamacare on Lubbock Businesses, pictures and learn more about Lemonade Day, check out their Facebook page. Lunch & Presentation 11:45 a.m. – Lubbock Country Club, 3400 Mesa Rd. “The way Lubbock embraces Lemonade Day exemplifies why we are one of 25 Young Professionals Committee Meeting the 100 best communities for young people. Parents and mentors get involved, Noon – LCOC the businesses support it, the schools incorporate it into their curriculum, and

Lemonade Day

the community at large turns out in droves not only to buy lemonade but also to encourage the young entrepreneurs. The YWCA is proud to be part of the team that offers this exceptional event to our youth.” Jana Hunter, YWCA Lubbock Lemonade Day City Director

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Tammi Hoffman Joins Chamber Staff As VP - Communications & Marketing By: Keely Hamman

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce announced May 10 that Tammi Hoffman has been hired as the Vice President of the Communications and Marketing Division. She will begin her duties June 3rd. An Indiana native, Hoffman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Hoffman joins the Chamber

Tammi Hoffman will join the Chamber staff on June 3.

Texas Tech System Luncheon By: Keely Hamman

On May 22nd, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Texas Tech University System, held a luncheon featuring speakers from the Texas Tech System including Chancellor Kent Hance, Texas Tech Interim President Lawrence Schovanec, and TTUHSC President Tedd Mitchell, MD. The luncheon focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach of the Texas Tech University System. Chancellor Hance opened the ceremony talking about his goals and expectations for the upcoming school year, Chancellor Hance & President which includes recruiting Schovanec entertained the crowd at more students than in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. the past and a need for more scholarship funds. Hance asked for help from the business community in aiding Tech to reach its goal of 40,000 students by 2020. “With more endowment money for scholarships, we will be able to attract those top tier students that are going to enhance our University,” Hance said. Following Chancellor Hance, Schovanec took the podium with his ideas on more degree options, hiring of new staff, including two National Academy Members, and introduced the building of a new student housing facility specifically for graduate

from pforymWELL where she served as Communications and Operations Manager. In addition, she previously served as the Associate Director of Athletics Communications in the Texas Tech Athletics office from 1999-2011. Hoffman fills the Chamber position responsible for creating and implementing meaningful communications, marketing and public relations programs and enhancing communications initiatives. She will also inform, communicate and market both events and issues facing the business community to Chamber members. Hoffman will be a great asset to the Lubbock Chamber and we are excited to have her on board!

Big Events for 2013 Golf Classic Tournament – July 22 Football Kickoff Breakfast – August 28 Fiestas Patrias Luncheon – September 13 Harvest Luncheon - September 20 Hub City BBQ – September 26 Business Mercado – October 10 Ireland Trip – November 19-26 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon – December 5

students. Doctor Mitchell rounded out the event with a presentation on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Through a PowerPoint presentation, Mitchell showed how enrollment throughout the seven health centers across the state of Texas, President Schovanec educated has increased. In 2012 attendees on the impact of Texas Tech alone, 1,674 degrees were on the Lubbock business community. awarded to hard working graduates. He emphasized Tech’s prominent role in the continued expansion of rural health care and the new degree programs focused on producing more primary health care physicians. Throughout the presentation, Chancellor Hance and Presidents Schovanec and Mitchell promoted Texas Tech’s motto: From here it’s possible.

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MAY 9, 2013

“Scaling New Heights” was the theme of the May 9, 2013 Business Expo, presented and hosted by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. #EXPOdition LUBBOCK MEMORIAL CIVIC CENTER The event included an exclusive Business-to-Business networking hour, 214 exhibitors and an EXPOdition game designed to move attendees throughout the Civic Center. The day concluded with Business After Hours hosted by Civic Lubbock and Select-a-Seat. 2013 Award Categories: Check out more photos of the 2013 Business Expo on Facebook.

“Best of Show” Lubbock Invest

“Most Innovative” Nothing Bundt Cakes

“Best Interpretation of Theme” Buffalo Springs Lake

“Most Fun” Battery Joe

“Best Giveaway” Llano Estacado Winery

“Best Dressed” Benchmark Business Solutions

“Best Staff” IntegraCare Home Health & Hospice

“People’s Choice” Signs on the Go

“Best First Time Exhibitor” American National Bank

Danny Soliz, Director of Business Development for Workforce Solutions South Plains, was this year’s Chairman and had the following comments: “What a great networking business to business opportunity was exemplified at the 20th Annual Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. Where can you network with over 200 businesses under the same roof? As a business you could learn about budgeting from the financial institutions that attended. Small business owners had an opportunity to connect and collaborate with other businesses. They were able to promote and demonstrate their new products and services. They were able to generate new accounts with other businesses they may never have come in contact with. This, plus more, is what the 20th Annual Business Expo brought to its members who attended. What a way to ‘scale to new heights’!”

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Lubbock Business Network “I appreciate the opportunity to attend this year’s business expo as a guest of our Valpak of Lubbock franchisee, Mike Lambert. I was very impressed at the attendance, organization, enthusiasm and professionalism of the event, staff and all participants. This was the most outstanding Chamber-type meeting that I have attended. It was very obvious how important your organization is to the local business community and how advantageous it is for a local business to be involved with your team. I commend you on a successful event!” Greg Rauckhorst Franchise Development Consultant Valpak “This was Breedlove’s third year in a row to be an exhibitor at the Business Expo. As always, the opportunity to rub shoulders and build relationships with others in the business community and meet new people is difficult to put a price tag on. The name recognition that occurs as a result of participating in the Business Expo is well worth the investment. In my three years in attendance, this was the best yet. The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce somehow manages to outdo itself each year.” David R. Hankins Director of Donor Development and Marketing Breedlove Foods, Inc. “In Business since 2006, we have found the Business Expo to be one of the most profitable opportunities to get in front of future clients each year. You do not know what you do not know if you are not a part of the Business Expo.” Blake Templeton Director of Operations Lubbock Invest “Lubbock Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Business Expo was hands-down the best and most enjoyable way to network with successful business owners and organizations in the area. In addition to all of the contacts, it is a chance to view all of the innovative ways others are conducting business in order to be successful. I also enjoyed a wonderful lunch by sampling all of the delicious cuisine from some of my favorite participating restaurants. We are already signed up for 2014 and looking forward to the next Business Expo!” Kim Lehman Public Information Officer & Director of PR and Marketing Workforce Solutions South Plains Thank you to the 2013 Business Expo Sponsors! Presenting Sponsor: Signs on the Go Media Sponsors: Fox 34, Telemundo Lubbock, My Lubbock TV, Lubbock’s CW, MeTV, Fox Talk 950, Double T 104.3, Magic 93.7, 97.3 YES FM!, 107.7 The Eagle Diamond Sponsors: RD Thomas, Suddenlink Platinum Sponsors: Benchmark Business Solutions, Bodyworks , Chick-fil-A, FirstCare Health Plans, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Workforce Solutions South Plains Gold Sponsors: American National Bank, Bliss Dental, Blue Layer, Caprock Home Health Services, Covenant Health, Express Employment Professionals, Lubbock Invest, Texas Dive Center, Thrify Nickel Silver Sponsors: Ashley Furniture Homestore, Mr. Credit Solutions, Switch I.T. Support Banner Sponsors: Childress Photographic Group, Choice Media, Familia Dental, J Ferg Roofing & Foam, Kings Tire Warehouse, Prosperity Bank, Racer Classic Car Wash, Sam’s, South Plains Mall, Starbucks, Valpak of Lubbock and Windsor Creek Apartments Sharpie Sponsor: Occutest Solutions EXPOdition Sponsors: National Travel, Southwest Airlines The 2014 Business Expo registration form may be found at For additional information, contact Robin Raney at or (806) 761-7009.

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Ambassador of the Month: Molly Harris By Samantha Cavanaugh

Congratulations to Molly Harris for being awarded the Business Expo will be another quality event with her at the helm,” Chamber’s Ambassador of the Month for April! Harris is the said Robin Raney, VP Business Development at the Chamber. Regional Director of Business Development with Along with her contributions to the Chamber, Fundamental Long Term Care which operates Harris is also involved with CASA of the South Lakeside Rehab & Care Center and Hospice of Plains and “See Us, Save Us,” a Lubbock the South Plains. motorcycle awareness organization. Harris has been involved with the Lubbock Harris believes the Chamber’s bi-weekly Chamber of Commerce for over seven years, networking event, Business After Hours, is an starting out as an Ambassador and continuing effective way to give these words of wisdom to her involvement for the friendships that have prospective Chamber members. developed and the business network she has built. Molly Harris accepts her “If you are truly interested in networking and award from David Putman, “The opportunities for networking and building Ambassador Chairman. promoting your business, joining the Chamber is a lasting relationships are endless,” Harris said. “You great way to get your face and name out to a vast get out of the Chamber what you are willing to put into it.” number of people if you attend Business After Hours,” Harris said. Harris recently served as the co-chair of the 2013 Business “Many people attend this event, so you’re able to market yourself Expo and will serve as the Chair for the 2014 event. and your business in a short amount of time to a large number of “Molly has been ‘hands on’ with the Business Expo for the people.” last couple of years working in several capacities. I know the 2014

Business of the Month: Standard Sales

Ambassador Program sponsored by

By Samantha Cavanaugh

Congratulations to our June Business of the Month, Standard Sales! Standard Sales has a proven track record of supporting the Lubbock community through its participation in multiple community outreach programs and its sponsorship of the Chamber. Recently, the organization hosted the Total Resource Campaign Victory Party at its warehouse in North Lubbock. “Hosting events like this with the Chamber really allow us to promote some of our less prominent products to the community,”

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said branch manager, Les Gillit. Additionally, Standard Sales participates in the Chamber’s Ambassador program, Business After Hours and the Hub City BBQ. However, it’s not just their participation with Chamber events that allows them to reach out to the community. Recently, 25 employees helped to build a sensory garden in Lubbock, and the company continually volunteers together with the Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Miracle Network and other local non-profit organizations. “We try to always consider our role in corporate social responsibility throughout Lubbock,” said Cindy Scruggs, Standard Sales’ office manager. “What is good for Lubbock is good for our business and other businesses throughout the community.”

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Leadership Class Thank Yous Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Leadership graduates and thanks again to all of our sponsors!

FOCUS LUBBOCK Focus Lubbock Sponsors: Suddenlink West Texas; University Medical Center; Covenant Health System; TTU Career Center; TTU International Cultural Center; Bacon Heights Baptist Church; TTU Animal Food Sciences; and The Texas Tech Club.

NEW CENTURY LEADERSHIP New Century Leadership Sponsors: Taylor’s Farm; Ronald McDonald Charities; Lubbock Christian University; LISD; Scarborough Specialties and Schlotzsky’s.


LUBBOCK Leadership Lubbock Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: Chick-fil-A Platinum Sponsors: First Care; United Supermarkets; LEDA Day Sponsors: Spirit Ranch; First United Bank; Atmos Energy; Lubbock National Bank; Betenbough Homes; Bayer CropScience; South Plains Mall; Standard Sales; TTU Office of the President; Taylor’s Farm; AgTexas; Covenant Health System; Caprock Home Health Services; Ballet Lubbock; Lubbock Christian University; LISD; Suddenlink West Texas; Wells Fargo; Bacon Heights Baptist Church; City Bank; Triple J’s; and Grace Clinic

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Chamber Staff President & CEO Eddie McBride, IOM Vice President Administration Sheri Nugent, IOM Vice President Business Development Robin Raney, IOM Vice President Communications & Marketing Tammi Hoffman Vice President Hispanic Business Division Diana Fabing Vice President Leadership Phyllis Jones, IOM Vice President Legislative Affairs Norma Ritz Johnson, IOM, CCE Vice President Membership Services Colleen Evans, IOM Retention Specialist Amy Marquez Project & Research Specialist Audrey DeLeon Administrative Assistant Kathy Bass Office Manager/Accounting Clerk Patsy Moffett Customer Service Representative Patricia Picon Interns Samantha Cavanaugh Keely Hamman



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Imagine Lubbock organizers unveil “elements for Lubbock’s future” Contributed by Adam Young, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Plans are moving to the next phase after more than 20 months of discussion by the Imagine Lubbock Together steering committee and contributions from more than 2,000 Lubbockites at community forums since last fall. And that phase could mean more bike trails along the Canyon Lakes, eye-appealing gateways to the Hub City and more shopping centers, organizers hope. From developing arts and culture to cultivating water and energy resources, revitalizing downtown and promoting more opportunities for education and employment, Imagine Lubbock organizers laid out what they say are Lubbock residents’ goals for the city.The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce-launched Imagine Lubbock Together steering committee unveiled what it called a draft plan for the city’s future during a community report event Tuesday, May 14, at the Cactus Theater.

and ideas and spent the last several months compiling the ideas into a draft plan of goals, said David Seim, “Implementation is co-chairman of the going to be driven by steering committee.

you, the citizens of this

“We’ve been blessed community.” - David by so many Lubbock Seim , Co-Chair citizens who care about our future and have helped participate in this process,” he said, adding, “This brings closure to the first stage of this visioning and planning process.”

Volunteer committee members provided brief descriptions of what they’ve categorized into eight main elements based on suggestions from participants in public Imagine Lubbock events last fall and winter.

“We think we’ve done an excellent job collecting these citizen inputs and putting them into an action plan for Lubbock’s future,” said Connie Wharton, co-chairwoman of the steering committee.

“The public has told us what they want and the challenge has been to turn all that input into eight major elements,” Seim said last week.

Co-Chairman David Seim unveils the strategic vision

The steering committee and chamber will encourage the city, county, school districts, other organizations and the private sector to pursue goals and specific projects with an emphasis on the next five years, organizers said.

The event comes of the Imagine Lubbock Together implementation draft. after Lubbock residents shared ideas online through Imagine Lubbock’s website “Implementation is going to be driven by you, the citizens and through several public gatherings last fall. Organizof this community,” said Gianni Longo, a lead consultant ers drafted submitted ideas into visual plans for the future with the ACP Visioning + Planning firm working with the of Lubbock over the course of a five-day public charette Lubbock Chamber of Commerce in getting the Imagine in December. They collected more than 1,250 comments Lubbock project together.

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2013 * YPGL 20 Under 40 * Awards Banquet By Phyllis Jones

Congratulations again to our 21 recipients: Nick Atwood, Mass Mutual; Kenny Border, Shallowater ISD; Lauren Dustin Burrows, McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf Law Firm; SullivanElizabeth Dannenberg, Kathleen Nichols Dentistry; Shannon Dawson, Elrod, United Supermarkets; Ron P. Garcia, Underwood Law TTUHSC Firm; Holly Haseloff, West Gaines Seed, Inc.; Danny Holwerda, School of Vista Bank; Julie Hubik, Cornerstone Audiology; Gabe Martinez, Nursing; Telemundo/Fox 34 News; Jennifer Moritz, Buffalo Springs Lake; Michael Tatum, Elvis Moya, Texas Tech Athletic Department; Michael Nelson, Sanford & Tatum Insurance Agency; Kristin Thomas, Parkhill, Suddenlink West Texas; Kathy Oaks, American Cancer Society; Smith & Cooper; Patrick Tran, Boy Scouts of America; Cole Andrew Penney, Frenship ISD; Chera Soper, Superior HealthPlan; Watts, The Door Sober Living Community The May 30 banquet was outstanding. Special thanks to Jeff Klotzman for emceeing the evening, and a huge thanks to our business sponsors that made this event possible.

LCU Awarded Private University of the Year By Keely Hamman

Lubbock Christian University was selected as the Private University of the Year from The Washington Center. Chosen from over 450 colleges and universities, including public and private institutions, LCU stood out from all the rest. Dr. Stacy Patty, director of LCU’s honors program and LCU Washington, said “This award highlights the national prominence Congratulations to of Lubbock Christian University as a prestigious award! leader in high-level, professional internship

placements. It places LCU on par with institutions like Wake Forest University, Villanova University, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa, while highlighting the important emphases of LCU – Christian values, moral leadership, and the formation of vocation. ” “Not only does this award benefit the academic state of LCU, it also brings in well rounded, career LCU on their driven individuals to the Lubbock community.”

Impact of Obamacare on Lubbock Businesses: Lunch & Presentation (Presented by FirstCare Health Plans)

Featuring: Marianne Fazen, President and CEO, Texas Business Group on Health A local panel of experts will also weigh in! • Thursday, June 20 • 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Lubbock Country Club, 3400 Mesa Road Register Now online here: Deadline for reservations is 12 noon Monday, June 17. Reservations are $20 for members and $25 for prospective members. Gold Sponsor Reserved Tables of 8 are available for $350. Sponsorships are still available! Contact Norma Ritz Johnson at or (806) 761-7000.

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2014 Directory Ad Sales Begin It’s been over a year since the Chamber published a directory. YOU will not want to miss out for 2014. The Chamber is preparing to publish its 2014 Business Directory and Resource Guide. As a member, your business will automatically be included in the alphabetical and classified listings. There will also be many additional opportunities to highlight your business both locally and across the United States with additional listing options and sponsorship space. Phyllis Jones will be handling all ad sales. She is looking forward to talking to you about your ad size and placement. To find out more about your options, contact Phyllis at (806) 761-7003 or

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Blue Ribbon Awards Congratulations to all of our Blue Ribbon Award winners who were represented in Washington D.C. at the US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit last month.

Stan Scarborough and Jay Jacobus of Scarborough Specialities receiving their Blue Ribbon Award from Tom Donohue, President of the US Chamber of Commerce.

Amanda Kuhn and Dan Pope of Benchmark Business Solutions are presented their Blue Ribbon Award. Not pictured: WesTex Documents

Special Offer: TTU Football Season Tickets


On behalf of the Lubbock Chamber Fearless Champions Committee, we want to extend a special season ticket offer exclusively to our Chamber member businesses! Each Chamber member business or employee will get a 20% discount on season tickets for first-time season ticket purchasers only (minimum of 4 tickets). Discount is available in all sections and price ranges. This is a great way to purchase season tickets for your employees and offer payroll deduction within your office as an added benefit! For more information, check out this flyer, or call 742-TECH. The deadline to take advantage of this offer is Friday June 28.

Visit Ireland with the Chamber!

By Colleen Evans

Make plans now to visit Ireland in November with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce! The $250 “Early Booking� discount will expire on July 1, 2013! The price for this wonderful travel opportunity is $2,399 per person (based on double occupancy) and will increase to $2,649 after July 1. The 8 day trip includes roundtrip from D/FW to Dublin, 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners, sightseeing and transportation. In addition to Dublin we will visit Killarney, the Blarney Stone, the majestic coastal route of the Dingle Peninsula, the Cliffs of Moher, and even spend one night in Ashford Castle before returning to Dublin for the last night. For more information, contact Colleen Evans, Vice President-Membership Services at the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, 7617001 or email

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Ribbon Cuttings

2013 Business Expo

Ribbon Cuttings sponsored by

Fairway Mortgage

GenTX College Signing Day

1501 Mac Davis Ln

6202 Iola Ave., Suite 123

Longhorn Steakhouse

McGavock Nissan 6312 Milwaukee

Odyssey Hopspice Veterans Program

Organo Gold Coffee Distributors

The Maize

The Pavilion

4805 South Loop 289 Building 500

Transitional Learning Center Lubbock 4000 22nd Place, Third Floor

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6323 FM 1294

UMC Physicans Network Services

4210 82nd Street Suite #220

Texas Boy’s Ranch

4810 North CR 2800

We’re a Top Social Media Chamber! Here’s how other Texas Chambers ranked! #3 Dallas Regional #9 GreaterSan Antonio #18 Austin Hispanic #29 LUBBOCK #73 Frisco

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce ranked 29th out of the top 100 Chambers of Commerce in the nation in a recent nationwide “Social Media Friendly” Chambers report. To determine the most social media friendly Chamber of Commerce, the staff at, spent weeks gathering and compiling the number of followers, likes, pins, etc. from the social media accounts of more than 550 Chambers that met their minimum requirements for consideration. The Chambers were ranked based on their presence and activity levels on various social media platforms such as: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Linkedin and other social accounts. The data was put into Online MBA’s own formula and voila, the ranks emerged. Those not yet on board with the Chamber’s social media accounts are encouraged to stop by and like or follow, look around through photos, and tweet the Chamber. Some might want to visit the Chamber’s Pinterest page and look up or pin water conservation landscape ideas for the upcoming summer months. Everyone is encouraged to jump on board and get social with the Chamber!

Welcome New Chamber Members!

Please place this addition in your Chamber Business Directory & Resource Guide

Battery Solutions 2301 Ave B (806) 771-3777 Lubbock, TX Batteries

Convergys Coroporation 3701 West Loop 289 (806) 788-8000 Lubbock, TX Telecommunications

Foerster Travel 7021 Kewanee, Suite 2-101 (806) 368-8705 Lubbock, TX Travel Agencies

Benny Boyd Auto Group 5712 Frankford Avenue (806) 368-9815 Lubbock, TX Automobile Dealers - New

Craftsman Printers, Inc. 535 32nd Street (806) 744-4455 Lubbock, TX Printers

Georgetown Mortgage 4747 S. Loop 289, Suite 103 (877) 839-0633 Lubbock, TX Mortgages

BodyScapes Medical Spa 7008 Indiana Ave., Suite B Lubbock, TX Day Spa

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit - 98th Street 5117 98th Street #900 (806) 698-1798 Lubbock, TX Restaurant

Goody’s World Famous Popcorn 6002 Slide Road, Suite B11 Box 68313 (806) 792-2676 Lubbock, TX Gourmet Foods

Care Options for Kids (806) 686-0429 Dallas, TX Speech Pathology Chris Leisinger LAT CSCS 4229 78 Street (806) 239-0188 Lubbock, TX Exercise & Physical Fitness Programs

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit - Slide Road 5412 Slide Road #100 (806) 791-5300 Lubbock, TX Restaurant First Class Awards 3311 83rd Street (806) 793-2312 Lubbock, TX Trophies - Awards

H.G. Thrash Clothier 2010 Broadway (806) 741-0303 Lubbock, TX Clothing – Retail Hassan Radhi & Associates (626) 200-5111 Lubbock, TX Attorney

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Lubbock Business Network Jump N Jungle 12209 Geneva Ave (806) 368-5897 Lubbock, TX Entertainment Kinetico Quality Water System 7311 Marsha Sharp Freeway (806) 771-7638 Lubbock, TX Water Treatment & Purification Lazy Lizard Liqour Store 2217 University (806) 368-9439 Lubbock, TX Liquor - Retail Longhorn Steakhouse 4805 S Loop 289 Bld 500 (806) 783-0015 Lubbock, TX Restaurant Mary Kay Cosmetics - Brandi Driggers 4010 Chicago Ave. (806) 794-6529 Lubbock, TX Beauty Supplies Maupin Endodonties and Microsurgey 6010 82nd Street Suite 300 (806) 589-3390 Lubbock, TX Dentist – Endodontist Hope in Uncertain Times (806) 994-0086 Nazareth, TX Network Marketing

Obsessed Boutique (806) 745-1100 Lubbock, TX Clothing - Women Premier HealthCare Center - East 1904 50th Street (806) 368-6757 Lubbock, TX Clinics Premier HealthCare Center - West 4833 50th Street (806) 771-3565 Lubbock, TX Clinics Pure Water Ice & Tea Company 3333 82th Street (806) 368-8270 Lubbock, TX Beverage Distributors Raider Power Wash (806) 778-1856 Lubbock, TX Cleaning Service Residential Raindrop Foundation 29 Briercroft Office Park Drive (806) 445-6881 Lubbock, TX Non-Profit Organization RE/MAX Lubbock - Tim Grissom 4703 S. Loop 289 (806) 543-8461 Lubbock, TX Real Estate Ruben P. Baeza Insurance Agency PO Box 93896 (806) 448-1340 Lubbock, TX Insurance

State Farm Insurance - Agency Sales Leaders 2710 82nd Street, Suite B (432) 556-1011 Lubbock, TX Insurance TD Industries 5701 40th Street, Suite B PO Box 3246 (806) 773-9177 Lubbock, TX Air Conditioning & Heating Contractors The Rawls Course at Texas Tech 3720 4th Street (806) 742-4653 Lubbock, TX Golf – Public Course Thrivent Financial (806) 702-4492 Lubbock, TX Financial Services Vertical Lift Services (806) 470-6976 Lubbock, TX Elevators – Sales and/or Service Vision Furniture & Appliance 2660 34th Street (806) 771-8846 Lubbock, TX Furniture West Texas Engineering LLC 13105 CR 1820 (806) 687-2552 Lubbock, TX Engineering Services

Current membership information can be found on the Chamber’s online Business Directory. Members can be searched by category 4/16/13 - 5/13/13 or keyword. Membership information can be verified online through the Member Only section.

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