The first step that every business owner should take is to joining their local Chamber of Commerce

The Wichita Falls Chamber strives to build a strong community through economic development and business support.  

Our number one goal is to ensure that every business in Wichita Falls is successful and experiencing growth.  

The Chamber hosts regularly scheduled networking events on a weekly, monthly and annual basis where business owners can get to know each other, share leads and generate innovative ideas together.

Business Services, Professional Development & Membership Benefits

Business Owners Sharing Solutions (BOSS) is a seminar held quarterly that showcases a different topic related to businesses and their employees.

Topics have included:

This program has been in place since 2016. Find out about our next event! Email our Director of Events now!

One of our most popular events is the monthly Business After Hours (BAH). Typically held the third Thursday of each month from 5:00 to 7 p.m. at a different location each month. There is usually food, drink, and plenty of friendly faces to network with.

Average attendance is around 150 so be sure to bring some business cards and register for door prizes to be given away!

All guests are encouraged to drop in $1 and a business card to be entered into drawings for door prizes. At the end of the BAH, the cash is given away in a drawing. 

Wake Up Wichita Falls is a monthly event with opportunities to network, great food, and door prizes.

Wake Ups are from 8-9 a.m. to accommodate those whose schedules are more flexible in the mornings and has an attendance between 60-100.

Like BAH, attendants are encouraged to drop in $1 and a business card to be eligible for door prizes.

 

Ribbon Cuttings can occur at any time and day of the year!  These ribbon cuttings happen frequently, in which the public is typically invited to tour new facilities, sponsor events, learn about new businesses or businesses which are making major changes.

Ribbon cuttings are a great way to get to know Wichita Falls Chamber members and those who are considering joining but haven’t yet, or for Chamber members to begin reaching out to those who are not involved in the Chamber.

Ribbon cuttings are only hosted for organizations who are Chamber members, but anyone is invited, whether they work in government, with the press or with another company that may have something to offer.  These events are open to the public and offer a great way to network.  Make sure to bring your business cards!

Annual Meeting

Each year the Chamber hosts its Annual Meeting to recognize key volunteers, thank our members, and gives us a great opportunity to recap the year and state our goals for the future. Attendance each year is over 300 members and their families!

 

See Photos from 2018

Each November, the Chamber invites a speaker from around the country to discuss economic issues, opportunities, and general information.
Past speakers include Mike Randle, from Southern Business & Development magazine.

Find out about sponsorship and attendee information by emailing Rebecca.

New Program for October 2019. This exclusive event is for members at specific tiers. Our 2019 program is “Learning Conflict Resolution” with Leslie Harrelson.

We are excited to add this program to our list of events. Please email Director of Member Relations Jinna Barrett for more information.

COMING IN SPRING 2020

COMING IN 2020

 

Tours designed to showcase Wichita Falls to Military Spouses from Sheppard Air Force Base.

Provides professional development, networking, and community involvement to spouses coming into Wichita Falls. To find out more about this program, please email Director of Business Intelligence Adrene Wike.

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