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The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Imagine Lubbock Together Public Information Sharing Session May 13, 2014

Vol. 22 No. 5 May 2014 Spring Quarter Water Smart Winner: Costco pg. 5

2014 Business Expo

Leadercast 2014

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In the news this month:

2014 Board of Directors

Costco Wins Spring 2014 Water-Smart Award...... 5 2014 Business Expo................................................6-7 Leadercast 2014....................................................... 8 Lesser Prairie Chicken Statement.........................10 ILT Public Information Sharing Session...............10 2014 Total Resource Campaign............................10

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. Each day, the Chamber strengthens, promotes and serves its member businesses through numerous programs and events. The Chamber advocates on local, state and federal levels and offers diverse programs for both large and small as well as minority-owned businesses.

Share your News! To submit an article or sponsor an issue, contact the Chamber at (806) 761-7000.


Executive Committee

Chairwoman Alona Beesinger, Suddenlink Chairman-Elect Jay Jacobus, Scarborough Specialties, Inc. Immediate Past Chairman Carlos Morales, Caprock Home Health Services, Inc. Treasurer Beth Bridges, South Plains Mall Office Secretary Eddie McBride , Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Vice Chairwoman, Business Development Diannah Tatum, Sanford & Tatum Insurance Agency Vice Chairman, Communications & Marketing Peter Hur, RFS Financial Services Vice Chairman, Education & Workforce Development

Gabe Vitela, Twisted Root Burger Co.

Vice Chairman, Leadership Sidney Hopper, United Supermarkets LLC Vice Chairman, Government & Community Relations David Park, Atmos Energy Vice Chairman, Membership & Investor Relations Brice Foster, City Bank

Board of Directors Carmen Aguirre, Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains Sharon Hyde Bass, Volunteer Center of Lubbock Ron Betenbough, Betenbough Homes Michael Calvillo, Michael Calvillo Bail Bonds Renee Gonzales Davis, Alderson Enterprises/Mercedes-Benz Scott Fagin, First United Bank Linda Gaither, WestMark Realtors- Gaither/Ratcliff Sonny Garza, City Bank Clayton Isom, The Isom Group Dan Jackson, KCBD TV-News Channel 11 Brent King, UMC Health System Robert Lacy, PYCO Industries, Inc. Jason Medina, Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, LLP Jessie Mendoza, FirstBank & Trust Co. Kathy Oaks, American Cancer Society Richard Parks, Covenant Health Bill Patton, Robinson, Johnston & Patton, CPAs Tony Pena, FirstCapital Bank L. Timothy Perrin, Lubbock Christian University Norval Pollard, City Bank Cathy Pope, StarCare Specialty Health System Cory Powell, TTU Mentor Tech Jorge Quirino, Essential Home Health Care/Absolute Home Medical Shirley Schleuse, Lamar Outdoor Advertising Frank Silvas, AFLAC-Frank Silvas Polly Vann, V-tech Environmental Services Irasema Velasquez, Velasquez Insurance & Worksite Benefits Dr. David Vroonland, Frenship Independent School District Chuck Walker, FirstCare Health Plans Mitch Watson, FirstBank & Trust Co. Connie Wharton, Centennial Bank


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Upcoming May 5 Cinco de Mayo Luncheon May 8 Business Expo Business After Hours hosted by Lubbock Moonlight Musicals May 9 Leadercast May 13 Imagine Lubbock Together Public Information Sharing Session

The Cinco de Mayo Luncheon starts at 11:45 a.m. on Mon., May 5th at the Civic Center! Presenting Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors: Gene Messer Toyota, Montelongo’s Mexican Restaurant, Texas Tech University System

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TRC Victory Party – 5:30 p.m. – Lazy S Rock Ranch, 19th & Milwaukee Cinco de Mayo Luncheon – 11:45 a.m. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane Ribbon Cutting: Sleep Number “Breakfast in Bed” 8 a.m. – 5605 Slide Rd. Ribbon Cutting: Heartland Payment Systems – 4 p.m. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane Ribbon Cutting: Business Expo – 9:45 a.m. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane Business Expo – 10 a.m. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane Ribbon Cutting: 1st Choice Fencing – 10:15 a.m. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane Ribbon Cutting: Grady Henley Decorators – 2 p.m. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane Business After Hours hosted by Lubbock Moonlight Musicals – 4:30 p.m. – Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane Leadercast – 8 a.m. – Bacon Heights Baptist Church, 5110 54th St. Groundbreaking: Arbor Hotel Conference Center 10 a.m. – 62nd & Milwaukee Imagine Lubbock Together Public Information Sharing Session – 5:30 p.m. Studios at 5th & J, 1106 5th St. Ribbon Cutting: Muscular Dystrophy Association 10:15 a.m. – Fire Station #16, 4030 114th St. Ribbon Cutting: Red Robin – 11:15 a.m. 4805 S. Loop 289 Ribbon Cutting: Stone Creek Special Events Center 4:30 p.m. – 4709 NCR 1700 Ribbon Cutting: Golf Headquarters – 9 a.m. 5044 Frankford Ave., Suite 100 Ribbon Cutting: Design In Thread – 9:15 a.m. 5044 Frankford Ave., Suite 200 Executive Committee Meeting – Noon – LCOC Leadership Lubbock Gradution Banquet – 6:30 p.m. Mackenzie-Merket Alumni Center, 17th & University Ambassador Luncheon - Noon - Texas Boys Ranch, 4810 North County Road 2800 Business After Hours hosted by Casey Carpet One 5:30 p.m. – 6000 Spur 327, Suite 327 Chamber Offices closed for Memorial Day Groundbreaking: Community Health Center of Lubbock – 1 p.m. – 1610 5th St. Golf Committee Meeting – 4 p.m. – LCOC Board Meeting – 10 a.m. American Cancer Society, 3513 10th St. Ribbon Cutting: Alliance Federal Credit Union 10:15 a.m. – 2220 34th St. For a complete list of Chamber and member events, visit our calendar online at


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Costco Wins Water-Smart Award for Spring 2014 by Haley Howey Quarter The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is proud to congratulate Costco Wholesale for winning the Spring 2014 Water-Smart Business Award. General Manager Scott Huntington expresses Costco’s gratitude for being recognized and awarded. “As a new member of the community of Lubbock, it is a great honor to be recognized so early in our time here,” Huntington said. Costco, a national retailer of a range of products and a membership warehouse club, opened to Lubbock’s community in November of 2013. Huntington continues to say that Costco works closely with the cities to meet or exceed the landscaping expectations during the planning phase, “from indigenous plants and eco friendly watering systems, to environmentally conscious décor elements.” The Chamber recognizes members each quarter for their water-saving measures. The criteria to win can be anything from landscaping to rainfall capture systems to installing low-flow toilets and active promotion of water conservation. “Our approach is to always do the right thing,” Huntington added. “As a low cost operator, a conservative approach to the use of natural resources is almost always a positive. The cost savings in terms of maintenance and utilities are a plus as well as the benefit the community derives from having a business partner that is committed to limiting its impact on the environment.” For more information regarding the Chamber’s WaterSmart Business Award, or to nominate your business, contact the Chamber at 806-761-7000.

Chamber Staff President & CEO Eddie McBride, IOM Executive Vice President Government & Community Relations Norma Ritz Johnson, IOM, CCE CFO & Vice President Administration Sheri Nugent, IOM Vice President Business Development Chrisyte Weld Vice President Communications & Marketing Tammi Boozer

Vice President Education & Workforce Development

Diana Fabing

Vice President Membership & Investor Relations

Colleen Evans, IOM

Government & Community Relations Specialist

Amy Marquez Community Relations & Program Specialist Audrey DeLeon Marketing Specialist Haily Assiter Office Coordinator/Accounting Clerk Patsy Moffett Customer Service Representative Patricia Picon Intern Peyton Waldrip Coree Childree Haley Howey

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#LCCEXPO2014: Launching Bold Pursuits “Launching Bold Pursuits” is the theme for the 2014 Business Expo, proudly presented by American National Bank and hosted by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. Mark your calendars to attend the largest business networking event on the South Plains, Thurs., May 8th, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. If you haven’t reserved your booth yet, the time is now! Booth space is selling fast with only a few spaces left in the Expo Hall. There is no better way to meet over 5,000 in one day to tell your business story and meet potential clients. The day starts with a ribbon cutting at 9:45 a.m. and ends with the close of exhibits at 4 p.m., followed by a Business After Hours, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. sponsored by Lubbock Moonlight Musicals. New this year is the Wellness Zone! Located in the Banquet Hall, the Wellness Zone will showcase businesses with products,


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services and resources focused on health and wellness. Be sure to visit the Wellness Zone to launch your quest for a healthier you and to register for special door prizes. Exhibitors will compete for awards in eight categories: Most Innovative, Most Fun, Best First Time Exhibitor, Best Giveaway, Best Staff, Best Interpretation of Theme, Best Dressed and Best of Show. Complimentary tickets are available now at the Chamber offices, 1500 Broadway, Suite 101, until 5 p.m. May 7th. Tickets are also available for $5 at the door the day of the event. For more information, contact Christye Weld at christye., or call the Chamber at 806-761-7000.

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Thank you to our Business Expo Sponsors! Presenting Sponsor

Diamond Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Lanyard Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Golf Cart Sponsor


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Calling All Leaders....!

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and presenting cosponsors Benchmark and Chick-fil-A are proud to bring you the 2014 Leadercast. Leadercast is a one-day leader development event broadcasted LIVE from Atlanta, Georgia on Fri., May 9th to hundreds of websites throughout the world. The Chamber will host a live viewing at Bacon Heights Baptist Church from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Last year, over 100,000 leaders from 14 countries attended Leadercast, and the event is expected to be bigger than ever, predicted to reach its largest audience to date this year. Leadercast seeks to make an impact in its 15th year with influential speakers and its theme, Beyond You. By channeling this theme, the event aspires to reach out to those who possess the desire to meet a higher standard of personal leadership growth and to challenge leaders to focus outward rather than inward. Speakers for this year’s event include: • Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States, 2001-2009 • Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Laureate and human rights activist

by Haley Howey

• Malcom Gladwell, award-winning journalist and best-selling author • Bill McDermott, co-CEO and Executive Board member of SAP • Laura Schroff, former advertising sales executive and best-selling author • Simon Sinek, leadership expert and best-selling author • Andy Stanley, leadership author and communicator • Dr. Henry Cloud, clinical psychologist and leadership consultant • Randall Wallace, screenwriter, director, producer, and songwriter Leadercast will begin with registration at 7 a.m. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided by presenting co-sponsor Chick-fil-A. Please contact the Chamber for more information.

New Century Leadership Graduation Banquet The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the successful graduation of the 2014 New Century Leadership graduates. Forty-three students celebrated their accomplishments on Mon., April 28, at the Jones AT&T Stadium West Side Stadium Club. The banquet signaled the end of an eight-month leadership development program for local high school juniors. The Lead Out Loud (LOL) awards were given that evening as well. The LOL awards are given as a result of a points system implemented throughout the duration of the program. Students who display leadership, teamwork, great attitudes and community responsibility attributes are given points. 1st place - Wesley Jackson, Shallowater ISD; 2nd place tie - Gage Nugent, New Deal High School; and Erin Beasley, Monterey High School; 3rd place - Paden Shelburne, Lubbock Christian School The highlight of the evening came when three $500 scholarships were awarded that evening from sponsors Atmos Energy, Lubbock Cooper ISD and Suddenlink. Thank you to our sponsors for their investment in our community leaders’ future! This year’s


by Diana Fabing

recipients are: Kallie Scott, New Deal High School; Erin Beasley, Monterey High School; Caitlin Caminade, Lubbock Cooper High School.

Texas Tech men’s basketball player, Jaye Crockett, speaks about leadership.

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New Century Leadership: Top Secret Day New Century Leadership’s Top Secret Day was filled with excitement and a hint of sadness as students boarded the bus knowing it was the last class day of the year. Armed with snacks, they boldly made their way to the Texas Tech Football Training Facility where they were greeted by Jeff Jones, Manager of the Football Training Facility and Defensive Coordinator Matt Wallerstedt. A presentation, short video, and Q&A provided in-depth knowledge of Texas Tech football and then a tour of the facility culminated in an on-the-field visit. The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts provided a touch of artistic creativity as the students visited and toured the facilities available to the public. Scarborough Specialties

by Diana Fabing

treated the students to a brisket lunch, presentation and tour, and then students made the brief trip to Hub City Fieldhouse where they learned of the College Baseball Hall of Fame and Brooks Wallace Award. The NCL Olympics drew laughs and further offered a bonding experience for the students as they separated into teams and then tried to outdo each other in a game of stamina, speed and quick reflexes. The New Century Leadership banquet celebrates the accomplishments of our young stars and will be held on Mon., April 28, at the Jones AT&T Stadium West Side Stadium Club.



Leadership Lubbock: Sports, Recreation & Entertainment Day “Emulate the leader others want to follow.” Profound words rang a silent echo in the City Bank Rooms of the United Spirit Arena and as Tom Stone, Texas Tech head women’s soccer coach, spoke about the investment and time leaders must take in employee leadership development. Leadership Lubbock was off to an inspirational start, and following a tour of the facilities and some basketball games, the group visited the Texas Tech football facilities for a presentation and to learn about Quarterback Sack, a Ronald McDonald House Charities annual fundraiser. A tour followed with an opportunity to practice kicking a field goal at Jones AT&T Stadium. Texas Tech Athletics Director, Kirby Hocutt, made a powerful impression with his presentation during lunch, on being a leader, speaking of the future of Texas Tech University Athletics, and his goal of building a culture of character and consequence

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through leadership development. Afterwards, a trip to Lowery Field at PlainsCapital Park yielded an amazing presentation from John Osborne (LEDA) about our city’s entertainment venues and the Lubbock Sports Authority. Leadership Lubbock classmate, Raymond Richardson (Lubbock Christian University), presented on the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees President, Steve Massengale, spoke of the efforts by LISD to create a high school sports facility to promote community growth, pride, and address a community need. After a tour of Lowery Field at PlainsCapital Park, the class day concluded with a visit to Triple J Chophouse & Brew to learn about the beer brewing process. The final Leadership Lubbock class will be on Fri., May 9, at Leadercast. The graduation banquet is scheduled for Tues., May 20.


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Chamber Issues Official Statement on “Threatened” Listing by Norma Ritz Johnson of Lesser Prairie Chicken Late last month the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the Lesser Prairie Chicken would be officially listed as “Threatened” species. The Lubbock Chamber had advocated for the species not to be officially listed but to allow voluntary conservation agreements instead. Below is an official statement released by the Chamber last month upon having learned of the federal agency’s move. Statement of Chamber Chairwoman Alona Beesinger Regarding March 27 USFWS “Threatened” Listing for Lesser Prairie Chicken The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is disappointed in today’s “Threatened Species” listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This issue is extremely important to us, given that a “threatened” listing under the Endangered Species Act for the Lesser Prairie Chicken has a potentially significant impact on the economy of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. However, we are encouraged that an unprecedented special rule regarding multi-state conservation plans was also part of this misguided listing. We hope this will allow the agriculture and energy industries to address this listing while not hamper-

ing the economy, job growth and farming and ranching activities. Looking to the future, we hope common sense and sound science will be utilized to account for ongoing species recovery developments. We continue to urge that economic impact be utilized in such assessments as well as in the listing process. Although the listing process for wildlife species is not required to include economic impact, the Lubbock Chamber reminds federal officials that listings such as that issued today do have an impact on jobs and economic growth for local economies. Crop production in the High Plains region accounts for about 15 percent of the entire area’s economy. When livestock production is figured in, the agriculture industry as a whole attributes to about one-third of the total local economy. Almost 20 percent of the nation’s conventional energy production and an exponentially increasing amount of renewable energy such as wind power originates in West Texas. We stand by the job creators in the energy and agriculture industries as they deal with today’s decision.

Imagine Lubbock Together Public Information Sharing Session by Audrey DeLeon

The Imagine Lubbock Together Steering Committee invites you to our next Public Information Sharing Session on Tuesday, May 13. The meeting will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at the ‘Studios at 5th & J’ in the downtown arts & entertainment district (1106 5th St.). This Charles Adams Studio Project building is located at 5th and Avenue J, directly north of the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts and directly east of the Post Office. This information sharing session will give you the opportunity to learn what has been happening with the Imagine Lub-

bock Together eight key element areas since the Implementation Phase started last July. We have enjoyed continued progress with our many partners on the community-wide strategic plan based on our previous year-long visioning process. RSVPs are requested but you may come and go as time allows. We want to thank everyone for their previous involvement and continued participation in the ILT project. We would not be where we are today without the help, support and collaboration of all of our partners, sponsors, committees, task forces and participants. As a reminder, the entire plan can be found on the Chamber website by clicking here.

2014 Total Resource Campaign: Above and Beyond The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce staff along with volunteers and sponsors will celebrate at their Total Resource Campaign Victory Party on May 2 at the Lazy S Rock Ranch. Volunteers with the Total Resource Campaign (TRC) reached more than 107 percent of the final goal of $450,000 by April 30 with additional contributions to come. Almost 350 member businesses took advantage of the sponsorship opportunities in the TRC, and the Chamber could not have made this progress without the hard work and dedication of its volunteers. The official number of contributions will be released in May.Top five cash volunteers for the 2014 TRC include Myndee Pool of Carpet Tech, Marcus Young of United Supermarkets, Brad Wilson of SouthWest Bank, Chuck Parr of American National Bank, and Grace Garza of FirstCare Health Plans.


by Sheri Nugent

During the TRC, members chose from a “menu” of Chamber programs, products and services in which to invest for the remainder of 2014 and through the first half of 2015. Once the member is contacted through the TRC, the member will not be contacted for these programs again, which streamlines the process for both the business and the Chamber. The company only has to commit once, which is beneficial for budgetary planning. For more information about opportunities to promote your company, please contact the Chamber at (806) 761-7000.

The Big Picture 2014 Total Resource Campaign

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March Ambassador of the Month: Rex Andrews Rex Andrews is the Chamber’s March Ambassador of the Month. Andrews has been a Chamber Ambassador for four years. He has been named Ambassador of the Month three times. He was Ambassador of the Year in 2012. As the Co-Chair of the Ambassador Program this year, Andrews will serve as the Chairman of the program next year. “The most rewarding part about being an ambassador is the relationships,” Andrews stated. Andrews became an ambassador in 2010 because he enjoys and appreciates the networking opportunities that the Chamber Ambassador Program offers. “It gives me a lot of good connections,” Andrews said. His favorite Ambassador events to attend are the ribbon cuttings. His favorite Chamber events are Business After Hours. Andrews has been a Sales Representative for 25 years. He is currently employed by Edge Concepts, LLC, Edge Homes, Innovative Designs, Metro L&L, LLC, and Shaded Acres Tree Farm. Andrews’ engagement with Chamber activities keeps the companies he represents involved in the Chamber on a weekly basis. “It keeps me up to date on what’s happening and what’s coming to the city of Lubbock,” Andrews said. “This is highly important being in the building industry.” Andrews stays heavily involved in Lubbock’s business community as well as the Chamber, where he serves on the Golf Committee, Business Expo Committee, and Total Resource Campaign. As a team captain for the Chamber’s 2014 Total Resource Campaign, Andrews has exhibited a strong lead for his team to follow. At this point, Andrews has completed 76 percent of his team’s TRC goal. The team, as a whole, has achieved 122 percent of their goal.

by Peyton Waldrip

Rex Andrews (left) receiving his award from Brooks Jay (right) of Alan Henry Insurance Agency.

Outside of the Chamber, Andrews serves as Chairman of the Board for Alliance Federal Credit Union. He also serves on the Make a Wish Foundation’s North Texas’s Board. Andrews is heavily involved in West Texas Home Builders, and he coaches his sixyear-old granddaughter’s softball team. “I am proud to be a member and an ambassador for the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce,” Andrews stated. Ambassador of the Month Award sponsored by

March Ambassador Team of the Month: Team Soliz

by Peyton Waldrip

Team Leader, Danny Soliz, is pictured on the left and some of his team members are pictured on the right.

Congratulations, Team Soliz, Ambassador Team of the Month! Team Soliz finished March with 371 points and 67 percent participation. The Chamber’s ambassador program is comprised of 189 ambassadors, representing their member businesses. These 189 ambassadors are split up into five teams. Ambassadors compete, every

month, for the most patricipation in ambassador events. Ambassadors are most commonly seen welcoming new businesses and helping existing businesses celebrate milestones at ribbon cuttings and ground breakings. They also serve as greeters and hosts for monthly luncheon meetings, Business After Hours, Cham-

ber 101, and a number of other Chamber special events, receptions, meetings, etc. If you are interested in sponsoring the Ambassador Team of the Month Award through June 2015 or if you are interested in becoming an ambassador, please contact Haily Assiter, Marketing Specialist, at haily.assiter@lubbockbiz. org or by phone at (806) 761-7003.


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Board Member Spotlight: Timothy L. Perrin Getting to know Timothy L. Perrin, Board What is your favorite event or program Member. of the Chamber? There are so many excellent programs! I’m impressed with the How did you get involved with the good work being done by Leadership LubChamber and what keeps you involved? bock, and I thoroughly enjoy meeting up In the fall of 2012, not too long after my re- and coming leaders who are members of turn to Lubbock and to Lubbock Christian the class when they visit the LCU campus. University, I was asked to join the Board of Directors for the Chamber. I was hon- What are some of your other commuored to be asked to serve and have been nity leadership roles? In addition to the grateful for the chance to be involved in Chamber Board, I also serve on the Board the work of the Chamber of Commerce. of the Lubbock Christian University FounI’ve been deeply impressed by the com- dation. I attend the Quaker Avenue Church mitment of the Chamber to improve our of Christ with my family. vibrant community and have marveled at the army of volunteers who work diligently Finish this sentence: Never again will I... to advance the Chamber’s priorities. I stay enjoy the gift of today. Make the most of it. involved in the Chamber because of my desire to preserve and strengthen what makes this community special.

Young Professionals of Greater Lubbock Spotlight: Suzanne Cox

Getting to know Suzanne Cox, Young Why is being a YP member important Professionals of Greater Lubbock mem- to you? I think that is it important that ber. Lubbock continues to enhance the young professional community, and the Chamber Why did you choose to be a member of Commerce is doing this through YP. I of Young Professionals of Greater Lub- want to be a part of an organization that bock? I felt that it was important to join helps encourage other young professionan organization to network and interact als in Lubbock to be involved, to continue with people in the same life stage as me, to grow professionally, and to meet new a young professional building a career in people. Lubbock. I saw YP as different than some of the other organizations that I am in- Where do you work? Texas Tech Univervolved with because the focus is on you sity School of Law as a professional. What is your position? Director of DevelHow long have you been a YP mem- opment ber? Since 2006 What are some of your favorite YP What all does your position entail? I events to attend? First Tuesday Network- oversee all of the fundraising activity for ing events are always a fun, casual way to the Law School. meet people. I really love our Lunch & Learn events, as the speakers are always How long have you been with your fantastic and you always take something current company? I’ve been in my cursignificant away from the event. rent role since January of 2012, but been with Texas Tech since December of 2004 What do you feel is the most reward- (worked in the Rawls College of Business ing part of being a YP member? Hav- and the Whitacre College of Engineering ing the opportunity to get to know other prior to the Law School). young professionals in Lubbock outside of your already established work and friend network.


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May Business of the Month: Montelongo’s Mexican Restaurant by Peyton Waldrip

The Chamber extends sincere congratulations to Montelongo’s Mexican Restaurant, May Business of the Month. Montelongo’s has been a Chamber member since 2008. Owner Rudy Rosales’ grandmother and uncle played vital roles in the founding of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Rosales said “Chamber first” has never been just a slogan. Rosales and his staff make extra efforts to volunteer anything they can to help and support the Chamber.

Rosales and his staff realize and value all of the opportunities the Chamber offers. These opportunities are not only realized and valued by Montelongo’s staff, but these opportunities are also seized. Montelongo’s takes full advantage of the Chamber and it’s support of Lubbock businesses. “The membership and networking opportunities have forged relationships, both professional and personal, that I consider invaluable,“ Rosales said. “The organization, Commerciantes Organizados Mexico America (COMA), as it was named originally, was essential in helping Hispanic businesses grow,“ Rosales stated. “Joining the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce just makes good business sense.“

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Alamo Drafthouse 120 W. Loop 289

Blue Ribbon Rally

BodyBrite 5903 82nd St., Suite 300

Children’s Home of Lubbock 4404 Idalou Hwy

Digital Signage Solutions 5811 63rd St.

Edward Jones - Ben Voss 5004 Frankford Ave., Suite 450

Goodwill Education & Operations Center 714 34th St.

Keller Williams Realty 102nd & Quaker

Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic 1307 Martin Luther King Blvd. 13

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Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings cont’d

Lubbock Custom Motorcycles 2833 Clovis Rd.

Pinwheels for Prevention Sondra’s Song

Pita Pit 5707 4th St., Suite 4

Racer Classic Car Wash 315 Frankford Ave.

Relay for Life Kick-Off 3513 10th St.

South Plains Food Bank 56th & MLK Blvd.

South Plains Job Fair

Texas Cotton Ginners Association

The Shack BBQ 2309 N. Frankford Ave.

Ribbon Cuttings sponsored by

Title One Digital Title Services 6102 82nd St.

Want to see your business name here? Contact the Chamber’s Marketing Specialist, Haily Assiter, by email at or by phone at 806-761-7003.


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Welcome New Chamber Members!

3/16/14 - 4/15/14

Please place this addition in your Chamber Business Directory & Resource Guide 1st Choice Fencing Lubbock, TX (806) 787-4069 Fence-Construction, Supply, Sales & Manufacturing

Frasier Performance & Aesthetics 4316 23rd St. Lubbock, TX 79410 (806) 687-2864 Wellness Technologies

Agri-Co International 8509 Valencia Ave. Lubbock, TX 79424 PO Box 53966 (806) 794-6066 Agricultural Realted Businesses

Hair by Stephanie @ Hair Expo 3410 98th St., Suite 6 Lubbock, TX 79423 (806) 778-3991 Beauty Salons and/or Barbers

Airrosti Rehab Centers 5715 82nd St. Lubbock, TX 79424 (806) 781-0478 Physical Therapist American Window Washers Lubbock, TX (806) 283-6999 Window Cleaning Area Wide Construction Lubbock, TX (806) 790-8843 Roofing Contractor Cody Craig Custom Homes Lubbock, TX (806) 281-4402 Home Builders CP Sales & Marketing Lubbock, TX (806) 577-1709 Food Brokers - Distributors Devault Floral 3703 19th St., Suite A Lubbock, TX 79410 (806) 797-0727 Florist Edward Jones - Ben Voss 5004 Frankford Ave., Suite 450 Lubbock, TX 79424 (806) 799-1449 Investments Elite Learning Academy 3514 22nd St. Lubbock, TX 79410 (806) 785-3514 Child Care

Healthy Meals To Go 5206 82nd St. Lubbock, TX 79424 (806) 722-2727 Health Food & Wellness Products Healthy Skin Clinic, Roberta Beals, DO 4515 Marsha Sharp Fwy., #512 Lubbock, TX 79407 (806) 744-7223 Wellness Center Imagine Homes & Decor Lubbock, TX (806) 702-8459 Home Builders Inland Truck Parts & Service 117 East 70th St. Lubbock, TX 79403 (806) 763-5329 Truck & Trailer Equipment J Ferg Energy Pros 9704 Upland Ave. Lubbock, TX 79424 (806) 771-3374 Energy Jordan Wheatly Custom Homes PO Box 53417 Lubbock, TX 79453 (806) 781-7928 Home Builders Keller Williams Realty - Lindsey Bartley Team 4747 S. Loop 289, Suite 110 Lubbock, TX 79423 (806) 543-6878 Real Estate

Keller Williams Realty - Shannon Hansen 4747 S. Loop 289, Suite 110 Lubbock, TX 79424 (806) 281-4016 Real Estate Keller Williams Realty - Krista Jenkins 4747 S. Loop 289, Suite 110 Lubbock, TX 79424 (806) 928-4359 Real Estate Kylito’s Salsa Company PO Box 6188 Lubbock, TX 79493 (806) 787-7000 Food Processing - Wholesale LifeSpan Home Health 7606 University Ave., Suite D Lubbock, TX 79423 (806) 445-0127 Health Care - Home Health Services and/or Staffing Lite-Netics, LLC PO Box 65467 Lubbock, TX 79464 (806) 239-6409 Lighting Consultants Lubbock Greeter Service 3311 81st St., Suite E (79423) PO Box 53772 Lubbock, TX 79453 (806) 792-9911 Business Consulting & Services Lubbock Piano Gallery 5102 60th St., Suite M Lubbock, TX 79414 (806) 687-1428 Piano - Sales, Service and/or Tuning Pita Pit 5707 4th St., Suite 4 Lubbock, TX 79416 (806) 687-7482 Restaurants Plenary Construction Consultants 12402 Slide Rd., Suite 306 Lubbock, TX 79424 (806) 589-0404 Consultants - Construction


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New Chamber Members cont’d

Professional Alarm System Services 2909 I-27 Lubbock, TX 79404 (806) 702-8972 Alarms - Burglar & Fire Purple Tie Limo 2611 34th St. Lubbock, TX 79410 (806) 773-9123 Limousine Service

R & D Cleaning & Janitorial Service 916 E. 50th St., Suite B Lubbock, TX 79404 (806) 252-5667 Janitorial Service Rawe Yates Media Group 1901 W. Loop 289, Ste. 1 Lubbock, TX 79407 (806) 791-0641 Advertising Agency and/or Public Relations Firm RE/MAX Lubbock - Rusty DeLoach 4703 S. Loop 289 Lubbock, TX 79424 (806) 778-1040 Real Estate

Red Robin 4805 S. Loop 289 Lubbock, TX 79424 (806) 794-4800 Restaurants

Stone Gate Golf Course 11010 Indiana Avenue Lubbock, TX 79423 (806) 748-1448 Golf Courses

River Smith’s 406 Avenue Q Lubbock, TX 79401 (806) 765-8164 Restaurants

TapSnap Lubbock, TX (806) 535-0039 Photography

The Shack BBQ 2309 N. Frankford Ave. Lubbock, TX 79416 (806) 747-1810 Restaurants The Shepherds House 8824 FM 1585 Wolfforth, TX 79382 (806) 863-3663 Retirement and/or Assisted Living Simply Charmed 8004 Quaker, Suite C Lubbock, TX 79424 (806) 368-9841 Clothing - Apparel - Retail

Texas Chiropractic Wellness 6500 Indiana Ave., Ste. #100 Lubbock, TX 79413 (806) 771-4390 Chiropractor Twisted Root Burger Co. Loop 289 & N. Slide Rd. Lubbock, TX 79416 (806) 535-0919 Restaurants With You In Mind Publications 502 N. Main, PMB 116 Weatherford, TX 76087 (817) 599-6167 Magazines

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

Information about all Chamber events can be found on our website.


Business After Hours June 5, 2014 Hosted by Fuddrucker’s 5501 Slide Road 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

June 26, 2014 Hosted by Overton 2322 Mac Davis Lane 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Lubbock Business Network Newsletter - May 2014  
Lubbock Business Network Newsletter - May 2014