December 2015
In This Issue
Holiday Open House
This year's Holiday Open House was one for the books. Special thank you to all of our event sponsors who made the night such a great one, and to all those who came to celebrate with the Odessa Chamber!


Business After Hours
Save the Date!

January 5, 2016
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Medical Center Health System
Health & Wellness Building
8050 E HWY 191

February 2, 2016
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Chase Bank
3800 E. 42nd St.

Meet the Newest Face at the Chamber
We are so excited to welcome the newest employee to the CVB team, Melissa Aguirre. Melisssa is the new Sports and Convention Sales Specialist, and will be responsible for sales, promotion and coordination of all sports related activities, including the oversight of the Sports Committee. In her past experience, she worked as a regional sales manager for a local hotel group.
Melissa is an Odessa native with two wonderful daughters, and enjoys working out, movie nights, various projects and spending quality time with her family. Welcome to the team Melissa, we are so happy to have you!

First Basin Credit Union Wins Philanthropy Award
Congratulations to First Basin! Last month, the First Basin Credit Union was named "2015 Outstanding Philanthropic Business" by the Permian Basin Chapter of Fundraising.

The Permian Basin Chapter of Fund Raising recognized the ongoing charity work in which the credit union and its employees volunteered time and money to more than 35 local organizations. Special thanks to the First Basin Credit Union for all their charitable work and community involvement!. 
Junior Leadership Still Seeking Sponsors

  The 28th Annual Junior Leadership Odessa, a program sponsored by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, will kickoff on Sat., January 23 with the annual retreat. The goal of this program is to acquaint high school juniors with all aspects of the Odessa community and encourage them to become actively involved in its future. 

The cost to sponsor a student is $175 and sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring a student, please contact Lynn Van Amburgh at (432) 333-7862 or email

UTPB Early College High School Puts Focus on Higher Education
The new high school at the University of Texas Permian Basin's (UTPB) campus recently opened up its doors to the public earlier this year, and held its ribbon cutting event earlier this month.

According to UTPB website, the Early College High Schools (ECHS) provide at risk students with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and sixty college credit hours. These schools also provide dual credit, at no cost to the students, an increase in college readiness, and help to reduce barriers to college access.
Welcome New Chamber Members!
Angel Veterinary Clinic
3412 W University Blvd
Odessa, TX 79761

Glenn Shepard Seminars
PO Box 210559
Nashville, TN 37221

Rose Investment Properties, Inc.
415 N. Grant Avenue
Odessa, TX 79761

Happy Anniversary, November Members!
Alderson European Motors, 2009

ARS Towing, 2014

Betsy A. Triplett-Hurt, 1991

B-Line Filter & Supply, Inc., 1993

Clay Dugas & Associates, 2014

Commercial State Bank, 2004

Dixie Electric, LLC, 1989

Ervin Plumbing & Supply, Inc. 2005

James B. Goates D.D.S., Inc. 1978

Halliburton Energy Services, 1995

Investment Corporation of America, 1993

Johnson Bros. Oil Company, 1951

Jonnie's Design & Home Decor, 1994

Kelly Grimsley Auto Group, 1994

Odessa American, 1948

PEMCO Equipment, Inc., 2003

Platinum Bank, 2007

Platinum Pipe Rentals, LLC, 2012

Prosperity Bank, 1956

Standby Monitoring Systems, Inc., 1994

Western Tank Company, 1948

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