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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 21, 2020
Today's update includes information about a new marketing partner initiative with Amarillo EDC, the replay of today's leadership webinar with Glenn Shepard, an energy assistance campaign through Atmos Energy, an email update from the Texas Association of Business, and more.

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
Amarillo EDC Announces Marketing Partner Initiative
# A m a r i l l o I s O p e n

The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation recently announced their upcoming #AmarilloIsOpen Marketing Partner Initiative. This program will give local businesses the opportunity to become marketing partners with the Amarillo EDC and receive funds for their efforts. The program will promote locally and nationally that the city of Amarillo is not only open for business, but is also a great place to grow a business. Currently, the Amarillo EDC does not plan on opening the application process until June. To stay updated with the latest information, fill out the form on this page: https://www.amarilloedc.com/amarillo-is-open-form
Did You Miss It? Replay our FREE Online Webinar
with Management Expert Glenn Shepard
More than 130 members joined us online for a free webinar with management expert, Glenn Shepard, today. If you missed this 45-minute program on "How to Manage Problem Employees & Handle Difficult People," you can still watch it and share it with your management team for free. Click here or the graphic above and enter your name, email, and organization to open the webinar and view it when it's convenient for you.
Sponsored Content.  Click here  to email a sales representative directly
or click on the graphic above to visit their website.
Atmos Energy Announces Energy Assistance Campaign
To help natural gas customers experiencing financial hardship, Atmos Energy has temporarily suspended natural gas disconnections for non-payment and offers payment installment plans. In addition, financial help is available through Panhandle Community Services in the Amarillo Panhandle.  
 
Help us encourage our customers who are struggling to contact us. Making a partial payment will help natural gas customers avoid building up a large balance that will be harder to pay off later. 
 
Click here to read the full press release to learn more about Atmos Energy’s solutions to managing past due balances. 
Read the latest email newsletter from the Texas Association of Business for updates on:

  • PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Critical Clarifications and Documentation Requirements
  • Workforce Recovery Call-to-Action
  • How to Effectively Communicate Your Reopening Plans to Customers
  • US Border Closure Extension
  • and more.
Small Businesses Have Opportunity to Win Money
If you are a Chamber Member business with fewer than 50 employees, be sure you sign up for the chance to win $1,000 for your business and $500 for one of your customers from Amarillo Matters. They have already named 3 business winners, including White Rabbit Antiques, Groovy Pop Gourmet Popcorn, and Real Deals - Amarillo.

To be eligible for prize money, businesses must be locally-owned, have less than 50 employees, and be a member of one of the local chambers of commerce. Businesses can still sign up to participate at www.amarillomatters.com/shoplocal.

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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