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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, April 7, 2020
Your update for Tuesday, April 7th includes a new resource guide from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for employers regarding paid leave/FMLA. You may want to tune into a free webinar at 3:30pm on Wednesday, April 8th hosted by Workforce Solutions Panhandle on employment law. You'll also find more information and links on both of these below, as well as a reminder on completing your 2020 Census, dining out for the Great American Take-Out, and other resources you might have missed.

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 through this trying time.

Gary Molberg
President & CEO
Amarillo Chamber of Commerce
806.373.7800
806.342.2001 direct
NEW Paid Leave / FMLA Employer Guide
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act created new temporary paid sick leave and paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) programs that are 100% reimbursable by the federal government. The effective date of both programs is April 1 and they expire on December 31. Both programs are in addition to any leave you already offer.   Click here or the graphic above to view, download or print the Coronavirus Paid Leave Employer Guide.
MORE Small Business Guides
Click a graphic below to view, print or download these other helpful resource guide PDF's.
FREE Employment Law Webinar
Wednesday, April 8th | 3:30
to Help Businesses with COVID-19 Decisions
Live discussion on employment law during COVID-19 response.
Workforce Solutions Panhandle and Brown & Fortunato employment attorney, Brad Howard, are hosting a special online Q&A Wednesday, April 8, at 3:30 PM, on employment law issues surrounding Covid-19.

Texas Panhandle business are facing huge challenges during the response to the coronavirus pandemic. The mandates ordering businesses to offer limited services or close entirely make it difficult for them to remain viable and financially solvent. The “Answers to Employers’ Most Common COVID-19 Questions” webinar hosted by the Workforce Solutions Panhandle and Brown & Fortunato aims to explain what the legal ramifications are for businesses of all sizes while explaining what resources are available to help them through these challenges.

To participate and submit your questions please ensure you RSVP by either registering online at: https://wspanhandle.com/employer-resources or by calling Workforce Solutions Panhandle’s Business Services Unit at (806) 345-1341.
BE COUNTED in the 2020 Census
You can respond online , by phone, or by mail.
The 2020 Census is happening now, and your response matters. The census can shape many different aspects of your community including health clinics, fire departments, schools, and even roads and highways.

  • Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.
  • The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.
  • It's mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.
DINING from a Distance
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.
Let someone else do the cooking on Tuesday while you support local jobs!

You're encouraged to order at least one meal on Tuesday from a local restaurant offering delivery or pick up and if you can, tip generously. These restaurants employ many of our friends and neighbors and this is our time to come together and support them!
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.
We encourage you to take a  brief survey  about how COVID-19 is affecting your business.
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 Senior Sales Manager
 
CVC Sales Manager
 
CVC Administrative Assistant
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

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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