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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Today's email includes information on fireworks downtown, small business reimbursement applications through the City of Amarillo, a FREE webinar called "Making A Comeback" happening on July 7th, signup information on the Chamber Open Golf Tournament on July 23rd, 3 more weekly $1,000 winners from Amarillo Matters, and nominations for our Business Excellence Awards. We have also made the difficult decision to cancel our upcoming BusinessConnection tradeshow. Find out details on all of this and more below.

We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and add new information and resources to our COVID Resource Page on our website that may be important to our members.

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, and we look forward to serving you now and in the future. Please let us know what we can do to help your business.

Gary Molberg
President & CEO
Amarillo Chamber of Commerce
806.342.2001 direct
Fireworks Downtown at Hodgetown Saturday
(No Chamber Summer Fireworks Extravaganza Event Planned Due to Covid)
We have been getting lots of calls and questions regarding the Summer Fireworks Extravaganza that the Chamber has hosted with the City of Amarillo over the last couple of years. Due to Covid restrictions, we were unable to plan and implement something in time for the holiday, so the Chamber made the decision NOT to host a fireworks event this year.

The only fireworks we are aware of happening downtown will be part of the baseball game scheduled at Hodgetown at the conclusion of the game on Saturday, July 4th.

For tickets or more information visit or or call (806) 803-7762.
Small Business Reimbursement Applications Open Today
Starting today (Tuesday, June 30) at 1 p.m., small businesses in Amarillo can submit reimbursement requests online to the city for items such as personal protective equipment.

To download the application form and for information on related qualifications and guidelines, go to:
Making Your Comeback - FREE Webinar
Tuesday, July 7th | 10:31am
As we recover from the pandemic and the economic setback it has created, there are key skills that move our businesses forward.

In this program, we will talk about the mindset and skill set requirements of success in a post-COVID economy. The world will be very different for months, if not years, to come. Let's win bigger than ever before and let's do it together.

• We must master the skills of creating psychological safety to return to doing business.
• We must master the science of bringing in new revenue.
• We must master the art of customer engagement.
• We must stay ahead of the Human Resource shifts we are facing.
• We must create a fully engaged workforce that produces at the top of their game.

Join us for an incredible 1-hour webinar as well as a 30-minute Q&A session after the program. The event is FREE, but registration is required via Eventbrite.

Jody Holland
Cell: (325) 829-0401
Sign Up Now for Chamber Open Golf Tournament on
July 23rd at Ross Rogers Golf Complex
We are thrilled to announce that our 21st Annual Chamber Open will be held as planned on Thursday, July 23rd at the Ross Rogers Golf Complex. We have been working with city officials and are staying up to date on any restrictions that may still be in effect so that we can hold this event in the safest manner possible with modifications.

We will be announcing in the coming weeks the schedule, planned activities, and any changes to the traditional scramble format we have used in the past.

We still have a limited number of spots available for sponsors and teams to participate in this fun, outdoor networking activity that has grown to be one of the largest one-day charity tournaments in the area. If you are interested in a team or sponsorship opportunities to get more recognition for your business, contact Jason at 342-2018 or Denise at 373-7800. Take a look at our website for a list of sponsors who have already secured their spot, and watch for more.
BusinessConnection 2020 Cancelled
After much discussion with Chamber board members, event sponsors, community leaders and the Amarillo Civic Center Complex staff, the Chamber has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 BusinessConnection tradeshow that was originally scheduled for May 21st and then rescheduled for August 6th. Due to the most recent information and current increases in COVID cases, we feel it would be socially irresponsible to continue to plan even a smaller event with 2500+ attendees with just over a month away.

Any vendors who have paid for booths for the show will be refunded. We appreciate your patience as we notify all exhibitors and sponsors and process returns.

Should you have questions about this event, please contact Jason at 342-2018 or Mary at 342-2009. We apologize for any inconvenience and are looking forward to resuming this event in 2021!
Nominations for Business Excellence Awards Deadline is July 13th
If you know an outstanding individual or business that you would like to nominate for a 2020 Top 20 Under 40 Award, Top Business Award or Top Emerging Business Award, click on the buttons below to fill out the form and submit the nomination to us by July 13, 2020. We will send nominees an official application to be completed and returned to us by July 31st.. Award winners will be selected by the Business Council of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce and recognized in October 2020.

Should you have questions about the nomination process, please contact Mary at 342-2009.
Small Businesses Still 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 16 business winners, including White Rabbit Antiques, Groovy Pop Gourmet Popcorn, Real Deals - Amarillo, Makie Black, Reserve by HRB Designs, Little Bees Playhouse, Palace Coffee, Snapology of Amarillo, Golden Spread Roofing, Cadence's Canine Creations, The Urban Giraffe, D&D Mattress, Amarillo Grape & Olive, Doche Cleaners, Vaughan's and The Perfect Peach Body Waxing Studio.

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

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.
Congrats to these June 29th Winners
Shop with them this week for a chance to win $500
3119 W 27th, Amarillo, TX 79109
(806) 358-7005

3309 Bell, Suite B, Amarillo, TX 79106
(806) 803-9074

Open Mon -Fri 7am - 6pm & Sat 9am - 1pm

7606 SW 45th, Amarillo, TX 79119
(806) 418-6367

Open Mon - Sat 11am - 2pm & By Appointment

7669 Hillside, Suite 400, Amarillo, TX 79106
(806) 355-5930

Open Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm & Sat 10am - 6pm

Please note, some hours of operation may be affected by Covid-19 guidelines.
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 .

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.
Chamber & Convention & Visitor Council Staff
 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

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

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

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

Tyler Andrews, Andrews & Associates /
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

The Chamber cannot guarantee your success or your profitability, but it can guarantee the right business climate for you to succeed.   

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