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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Today's email includes a survey about business travel, new deadlines for PPP loans, a reminder about early voting and election day, a few remaining spots for Chamber Open Golf Tournament on July 23rd, nominations for our Business Excellence Awards, a new business podcast from Texas Mutual Insurance, small business reimbursement applications through the City of Amarillo, and more. 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
Taking Flight Survey for Business Travel
In these uncertain times, we at the Chamber and Taking Flight - Amarillo, are trying to get a better understanding of your business's economics, prospects and travel perspectives. Both the airlines and local and federal governments are wanting to understand the tenor of our business community, so as when the "Stay at Home" ban is lifted, they can act quickly in restoring your air service needs at the Rick Husband International Airport.

We would appreciate your feedback with this short survey on your business travel needs. Click here or the button below to complete the survey.
New Deadlines for PPP
The Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act extended the application period. If you're interested in applying, contact your bank!

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The Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act extended the forgiveness period from 8 weeks to 24 weeks! Contact your SBDC if you need assistance maximizing your forgiveness!
Early Voting Through July 10th -- Election Day July 14th
Early voting continues until July 10! Please take the time to let your voice be heard. If you don't vote early, remember to vote on July 14th.

View Sample Ballots for Randall County here.

View Sample Ballots for Potter County here.
Few Spots Remain for Chamber Open Golf Tournament on
July 23rd at Ross Rogers Golf Complex
HURRY! We still have 4 team spots available 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 details coming soon.
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.
Texas Mutual Launches Disaster Preparedness
Podcast Series for Business Owners 
Taking steps for emergency preparedness in your business can help mitigate the impact of a disaster. The Be Ready Texas podcast, hosted by Pete Thomson, features experts discussing timely topics and sharing what you can do to make your business stronger. Explore and find more resources to take action on each topic on our website.

You can also listen and subscribe to Be Ready Texas on, iTunes, Stitcher or where you listen to podcasts. Learn more about the episodes on our website and watch for more episodes to be released in the coming weeks.
Small Business Reimbursement Applications Open
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:
BusinessConnection 2020 Cancelled
Just a reminder in case you missed it...BusinessConnection 2020 has been cancelled. 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!
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.
Watch for More Winners to be Announced Next Week
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.   

                                                    –  Author Unknown
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