All in the Family | Civic Leader Group

If Sheppard Air Force Base had an immediate family, it would be the Air Education & Training Command. Headquartered in San Antonio, AETC’s mission is to recruit, train and educate Airmen to deliver airpower for America. It consists of approximately 20 Air Force...

Information Overload Wichita Falls

Data. It’s everywhere As a businessperson, you have access to more data today than ever before, most likely more than you know what to do with. The same goes for site selectors and corporate real estate people looking for new locations for a business. And for them,...

Amazon pulls a switcheroo

Amazon is without a doubt the biggest economic development story of the decade. So, it’s an even bigger story when you hear that they changed their mind. After facing a fierce backlash from elected officials, union leaders and activists in New York about the huge...

Henry Florsheim | Keeping TAB

I woke up in Austin this morning. Following a Tuesday afternoon of meetings with my colleagues from Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives, today and tomorrow will be spent with the Texas Association of Business (TAB) board working on our plan for the year. (Henry is...

How I Got Here – Henry Florsheim

Nearly nine years ago I was new to the Chamber world, having worked for the previous ten at an economic development organization that wasn’t a Chamber. Just a few months into my job as Chamber CEO, a colleague recommended I attend the Institute for Organization...

What is the “Talent-Partnership”?

A “talent partnership” can mean many different things. For the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce it means creating and building connections within the community to aid in generating that “collective impact.” Often times people over lookavailable resources or they are...

Chamber Chatter – Building the Future

Building the future – with the new year comes new leadership at the Wichita Falls Chamber. Scott Poenitzsch with Horseshoe Bend Cellars has taken over the chairmanship from Ripley Tate of Web Fire Communications; we’re looking forward to working with Scott to keep the...