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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 .
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Today's email is jam-packed with exciting news. Check out the face mask donation from UniFirst and find out how your business could get some for your employees. You'll also find information for Amarillo EDC's new "Amarillo Is Open" marketing initiative that kicks off Friday and could mean money for your business' marketing efforts. There's an After Hours coming up on June 25th, and we are also looking for feedback in a quick survey about your safe return to business. Check out the 2 newest winners from Amarillo Matters and more.

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
UniFirst Donates 10,000 Face Masks to the Chamber
for Local Businesses
UniFirst Corporation is partnering with the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce to donate 10,000 protective face masks to local businesses in need, as part of a company-wide initiative to support the small business community. As state shutdowns are lifted and the economy begins to reopen, many small business owners are struggling to source and provide their staff with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) required to meet government guidelines. The Amarillo Chamber of Commerce will divide and share the donated masks with a number of small businesses in our community. Be sure and check out the quick 1-minute video to learn more about this PPE donation to the Chamber for small local businesses.
How can you get masks for your employees?
If you are a small business in need of masks for your employees, please contact Denise at the Chamber at 373-7800 or email her at to reserve some for you to pick up at the Chamber between the hours of 9am - 3pm Monday through Friday. Businesses may also walk in during those hours to pick some up on a first-come-first-serve basis. Our goal is to be able to share with as many small business Chamber members as possible
We're excited to announce that the #AmarilloIsOpen Marketing Partner Initiative will officially launch this Friday morning, June 12th at 8:30 AM.

This program allows 200 qualifying businesses to become marketing partners with the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation and receive $5,000 for their efforts. Qualifying businesses will receive marketing materials such as yard signs, posters, and social media graphics that will be displayed during this campaign.

Make sure you keep a look out for an email on Friday with the website link to the official #AmarilloIsOpen application. You can also stay up to date by filling out a form on this page:

Kevin Carter
President & CEO
Amarillo Economic Development Corporation

Business After Hours at Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo Arena
Thursday, June 25
We've missed networking as much as all of you. Although we are still doing our best to maintain proper safety precautions, we want to share with you our first "unofficial" Business After Hours to take place since the pandemic started in March. The Will Rogers Range Riders were on our schedule for months to do an After Hours event as a kick-off and preview to their annual rodeo that will take place July 2-4. We will be sharing more information about this event in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. If you have question about this event or their upcoming rodeo, give them a call at (806) 622-2102 or email
ALL IN for a Safe Return Survey
ALL IN for a Safe Return would be a voluntary program for businesses to adhere to Governor Abbott's guidance for specific types of businesses, along with a brief set of local guidelines.

Participation would show customers and employees that your business is concerned for their health and safety.

Click here to complete the short, 3-question survey to indicate whether this program would be beneficial for your business.
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 9 business winners, including White Rabbit Antiques, Groovy Pop Gourmet Popcorn, Real Deals - Amarillo, Makie Black, and Reserve by HRB Designs, Little Bees Playhouse, Palace Coffee, Snapology of Amarillo, and Golden Spread Roofing.

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 8th Winners
Shop with them this week for a chance to win $500
405 S Crockett, Amarillo, TX 79106
(806) 379-8222
  Open 8a - 4p

Amarillo, TX 79119
(806) 414-5353
Open by Appointment

Please note, some hours of operation may be affected by Covid-19 guidelines.
The 2020 Census is underway. Keep tabs on how many households in your community have responded with a map of self-response rates from across the country. Start here.

Click here to check out the 2020 Census Infogram for the latest news and information for the Denver/Dallas Region.
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.
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 if you are not already on the list and would like to be included for free.
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

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