July 2015
In This Issue
Chamber, Community Welcome TTUHSC 3rd-Year Medical Students
Third-year medical students entering Texas  Tech University Health Sciences Center  at the Permian Basin School of Medicine  were welcomed recently with a reception by  Medical Center Health System and the Odessa  Chamber of Commerce.

The incoming class consists of 23 students, hailing from out of state as well as a variety of cities in Texas. It is the hope of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce that these talented young transplants will make Odessa their permanent home.

Class of 2017, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin, School of Medicine with Regional Dean Dr. Gary Ventolini.

Thank You, Event Sponsors
A1 Construction; Atkins, Hollmann, Jones, Peacock, Lewis & Lyon, Inc.; Atmos Energy; BarnDoor Steakhouse & South 40 Catering; Betenbough Homes; BHP Billiton Petroleum; Bobby Cox Companies; Chevron; Cisco Equipment; Community National Bank; Crenshaw Flooring; Devon Energy; Frost Bank; Grow Odessa; Home Hospice; La Margarita; Lone Star State Bank; Medical Center Health System; Odessa Pumps & Equipment, Inc.; Odessa Regional Medical Center; Prosperity Bank; Ref-Chem, L.P.; Saulsbury Industries, Inc.; Snelling Medical Staffing; SouthWest Bank; Texas Tech
University Health Sciences Center; XCOR Aerospace, Inc.

All Signs Point To Odessa!

Take a tour in Odessa this July with the Odessa Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Texas Department of
Transportation's Energy Sector campaign as they promote the "Big Signs" tour and road safety.

In conjunction with the campaign, the Odessa Convention and Visitors Bureau is having a contest for the "Best Big Sign" in Odessa. The CVB is encouraging businesses to create catchy traffic safety slogans on their marquee signs. The more creative, the better! Prizes will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place.

This promotion will run Wednesday through July 23 and is open to any business with a marquee sign. To enter, submit your photos to Linda Sweatt,  sweatt@odessacvb.com. Photos will be placed on the Facebook page so send in your photos when your sign is up. All photos must be submitted by 5 p.m. July 24th. Winners will be announced July 31st.

Last Chance to Enroll in Leadership Odessa: Deadline Aug. 14

Leadership Odessa equips future leaders by showing them the resources they have in each other and the Odessa community. Participants dedicate just one Thursday a month (Sept. - May) to day-long adventures throughout the city.

To find out more call Lynn Van Amburgh, 432.333.7862. Leadership Odessa is a program of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce.

Enrollment form deadline is August 14.

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce would like to thank State Senator Kel Seliger and State Representatives Brooks Landgraf & Tom Craddick for a successful legislative session for West Texas.

Senator  Kel Seliger
State Representative Brooks Landgraf
State Representative Tom Craddick

Sponsor Opportunities Available for the ECISD New Teacher Breakfast

There are still sponsor opportunities available for the ECISD New Teacher Welcome Breakfast. Deadline to register is August 3, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Welcome New Chamber Members!

Black Gold Oilfield Services, LLC             

615 Bidwill Ave., Ste 103

Fairbanks, AK 


Coombes Equipment Inc.               

1200 W. 2nd


EmilyKara Coaching                       

186 Quail Run


Home Instead Senior Care             

3001 W. Illinois Ave, Ste #3B1

Midland, TX 


TDR Limited, LLC/ Lash Lounge, The                   

6954 E. Hwy 191


Members Financial Federal Credit Union             

200 Walmart Court

Midland, TX 


Permian Homes                   

13020 Hwy 191 Ste A

Midland, TX 


SIG/ Dansby & Associates Insurance                    

5147 A. 69th St.

Lubbock, TX


Sleep Inn & Suites               

3101 E. Business 20

Happy Anniversary, July Gold Members!


Baker Hughes Inc., 2014


Control Telecom, 2014


Odessa Jackalopes, 1997


Permian Basin Builders Association, Inc., 2007


The Permian Playhouse of Odessa, 2010


Pinkies, Inc., 2010


Rexel, USA,  2014 


University HealthMart Pharmacy & Medical Supply, 1980


Vital Signs, 2013


W74 OIL TOOLS, 2013


West Texas Safety Training Center, 1994


XCOR Aerospace, Inc., 2014

Ribbon Cutting Schedule 


The Lost Cajun
Monday, July 27th at 10 a.m.


The Lash Lounge

Wednesday, August 5th at 4 p.m.


Wells Fargo

Tuesday, August 11th at 10 a.m.


Permian Basin Apartment Association

Wednesday, August 12th at 1:30 p.m.  


Odessa Chamber of Commerce | 432-332-9111 | karissak@odessachamber.com | http://www.odessachamber.com
700 North Grant
Suite 200
Odessa, TX 79761