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We are showing support for our city and all of those essential workers serving on the front lines by going All In Amarillo .
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Today's update includes information about Peace Officers Memorial Day, the B-1 Bomber flyover in Amarillo on Friday, a safe harbor period extension for PPP loans, an interactive map of Covid-19 testing sites in Texas, a reminder about an upcoming free seminar for our members, and more. If you are a business with fewer than 50 employees, don't forget to sign up with the Amarillo Matters link below for your chance to win $1,000 for your business and $500 for one of your customers.

We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and are adding new information and resources to our COVID Resource Page on our website daily.

On behalf of our Board of Directors, Staff and the Amarillo business community we want to thank you for your continued support of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce over the past year. We look forward to serving you now and in the future, and please let us know what we can do to help your business.

Gary Molberg
President & CEO
Amarillo Chamber of Commerce
806.373.7800
806.342.2001 direct
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day 
AMARILLO, TX – The City of Amarillo will recognize Peace Officers Memorial Day on Friday (May 15) by flying U.S. flags at half-staff.

Peace Officers Memorial Day, part of Police Week, honors those in law enforcement who have lost their lives in the line of duty – protecting the public.

“Amarillo will join the rest of the nation by honoring and remembering the countless men and women in law enforcement who have lost their lives to protect us,” said Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson. “We also pause to honor the police officers and law enforcement personnel who continue to risk their lives on a daily basis in order to keep their communities safe.”

For more information contact City of Amarillo Communications Manager Dave Henry at
(806) 378-5219 or by email at David.Henry@amarillo.gov.
B-1 Bomber Flyover Friday, May 15th at 11:21am
The U.S. Air Force’s American Resolve Salute to those at the forefront of the COVID-19 response is coming to Amarillo and Lubbock May 15! The 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron will be flying a B-1 Bomber over our Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center in Amarillo at 11:21 a.m. and then over the Lubbock VA Clinic at 11:40 a.m. The B-1 is assigned to Dyess AFB, located in Abilene, Texas, and is part of a regularly scheduled test sortie for the 337th.

The staff and Veterans in the Amarillo and Lubbock VA locations are excited to see the display of American might Friday! We ask all viewers to follow CDC recommended social distance guidelines and not gather in public groups to view the flyovers. #AirForceSalutes #AFFlyover

Click here to visit the Amarillo VA Health Care Facebook Page.
UPDATE: The safe harbor period for Paycheck Protection Program loans has been extended to Monday, May 18. This allows small businesses and nonprofits the opportunity to review and consider their good-faith certification. Borrowers do not need to apply for the extension.

➡️ Learn more about the #PaycheckProtectionProgram: https://www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection
Texas Health and Human Services Commission Testing Sites
Texans: Are you looking for a COVID-19 testing site? Find a site near you using this online, interactive map.

Find your closest site here:  https://arcg.is/0ib4yC
Sign Up Now for a FREE Online Webinar
with Management Expert Glenn Shepard

Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 11:00am - 11:45am
The Amarillo Chamber has hosted management expert, Glenn Shepard, for in-person leadership seminars with our members several times in the past. We are thrilled to offer a FREE virtual seminar with Glenn on Thursday, May 21st at 11am. This will be a SHRM Accredited 45-Minute Webinar with Management Expert Glenn Shepard titled, "How to Manage Problem Employees & Handle Difficult People."

Click here to register and find out why this seminar is a must for all managers, now more than ever, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even though there is no charge for chamber members to attend, we do have a limit on the number of lines available, so please register early.

We look forward to joining you online for this great opportunity on Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 11:00 - 11:45 CST.
Amarillo Matters Gives First $1,000 Prize to Local Business
Amarillo Matters has committed $25,000 to be given out over the next several weeks to encourage Amarillo residents to Shop Local!

​Businesses must be locally owned, members of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, or the Amarillo Area Black Chamber of Commerce, and have less than 50 employees.

Each Monday, a participating business will be selected at random and awarded $1,000. The following Friday, one of the businesses' customers from the week will be selected at random to receive $500.

Businesses must complete the online form to be eligible.
The Chamber has compiled a list of links to helpful resources on our Chamber website. From our homepage , simply click the Learn More button under the COVID-19 Resources section or go directly to the page at https://www.amarillo-chamber.org/covid-19-info--resources.html .

Not only is this site updated daily with the City of Amarillo's daily report card, but we are regularly adding new links from local, state and national sources.
Click here to see a list of restaurants providing curbside takeaway, delivery, and drive thru options in Amarillo. This page has multiple sources for restaurant lists from Facebook groups, the Panhandle Restaurant Association, other websites, and the Convention & Visitor Council's list that our office maintains.

If you have a food service business that offers delivery, curbside or carryout options, please email Braley@visitamarillo.com if you are not already on the list and would like to be included for free.
Chamber & Convention & Visitor Council Staff
President/CEO
 
 Executive VP Governmental Affairs
 
VP of Membership & Business Development
 
Senior Director of Communications
 
Membership Director

Database Administrator
 
Business Development Coordinator
 
Director of First Impressions
CVC Deputy Director
 
CVC Executive Assistant
 
CVC Director of Convention Services
 
CVC Director of Brand Management
 
CVC Tourism Coordinator
 
CVC Sales Manager

See our Staff Directory with photos, direct phone numbers and more on our Contact Us page of the website.
2019-20 Chamber Board of Directors
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Dusty Doyle - Chair
Casey Carpet One Floor & Home

Chris Reed - Chair-Elect
Reed Beverage

John Luciano - Finance Chair
Street Volkswagen

Michelle Reichert - Past Chair
CNS Pantex

Gary Molberg - President & CEO
Amarillo Chamber of Commerce

Brandy Sanchez - Membership Chair
KAMR/KCIT/KCPN-TV

Wes Wright - Business Chair
Wright Law TX, PLLC
 
Bob Murray - Governmental Affairs Chair
AimBank

Leon Church - Agriculture Chair
Potter County Commission

Stephanie Price - Quality of Life Chair
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Angela Knapp Eggers - CVC Chair
Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health

Ginger Nelson - Mayor
City of Amarillo
DIRECTORS

Tyler Andrews, Andrews & Associates / cat.man.du
Blaine Baker, Denton & Baker Agency
David Bishop, Amarillo ISD
Lew Bradshaw, Pat Davis Properties
Lloyd Brown, Amarillo EDC
Kevin Carter, Amarillo EDC
Ryan Chandler, Northwest Texas Healthcare
Richard Constancio, Shiver-Megert & Associates
Joe Graham, Graham Brothers Jewelers
Jason Henderson, Bell
Mark Hodges, FirstCapital Bank of Texas
Julie Imke, WTAMU Amarillo Center
Charles Leard, M&R Liquor
Trent Morris, Workforce Solutions Panhandle
Ed Nichols, Brown, Graham & Company, P.C.
Joseph Peterson, Edward Jones
Aaron Sage, Sage Oil Vac
Doug Street, Affiliated Foods
Wendi Swope, Double U Marketing
Ronnie Walker, Xcel Energy
Peter Warrick, Atmos Energy
Mikel Williamson, Happy State Bank
Lance Wolff, Insurica DFB


Learn more about our Board of Directors
on our website

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