The summer has been busy at the Chamber and while I know July will slow some as people decamp for vacation, we have worked hard over the last month to continue our mission goals.
May is now behind us and we’re entering summertime in El Paso. I’ve always been a fan of the month of May. While the heat and abundant sunshine is enjoyable for most, including myself, it also serves as a reminder that our region has enormous opportunities becoming a global leader in sustainability. The Chamber recognizes the important economic and environmental role our community can play in the energy transition and the Chamber has a unique position to develop collaborations to ensure we can meaningfully impact the climate change challenge.
Every month, the El Paso Chamber highlights one member business to impart their business acumen and learnings about doing business in El Paso. This month, we selected Vincorion to be our May Business Highlight. President/CEO, Yvan Drewinsky, shares with us what makes his business a success.
The Innovation Network for Manufacturers, powered by The El Paso Chamber, the UTEP Aerospace Center, W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation, The City of El Paso and the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NDCMM), hosted its first-ever Aerospace and Defense Supplier Summit on May 4-5, 2022.
April was an important month for us. The Chamber has always maintained an important role as an advocate for business across the region, but over the past month, we’ve ramped up our advocacy efforts in support of four key areas in our strategy: transportation, military and veterans affairs, advanced manufacturing, and electrification.
The agenda sets out EPC’s official position on a wide range of political issues impacting the local business community.
The El Paso Chamber hosted Senator Cesar Blanco and Representative Joe Moody for the 2022 EPC State of the Legislature on April 13th at the Hotel Paso del Norte. This was the latest addition to the EPC State of Series.
Every month, the El Paso Chamber highlights one member business to impart their business acumen and learnings about doing business in El Paso. This month, we selected CDA Architects to be our April Business Highlight. Founders Carl Daniel, Hugo Saldana, and Steve Franco shared with us what makes their business a success.
Read the letter here.
As many of you have heard, David Jerome, our former CEO, is headed to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. We are proud of all that we have accomplished together, and humbled in knowing that the work that we’re doing is so transformational, that Hollywood wanted to undergo that same type of transformation. Our success at the Chamber has been greatly enhanced through our partnerships and deep collaborations. We continue to work on helping businesses thrive long into the future by creating a strategy guided by global trends that will position El Paso as a globally competitive city by 2030.
The El Paso Chamber (EPC) had the privilege of bringing the spirit of bright ideas to the El Paso community at TEDxElPaso on Saturday, March 5, 2022.
Every month, the El Paso Chamber highlights one member business to impart their business acumen and learnings about doing business in El Paso. In honor of Women’s History Month, we have selected FastSigns El Paso to be our March Business Highlight. EPC Staff asked Monica Velasco, owner of FastSigns, to share what makes her business a success.
The El Paso Chamber announced that its board of directors has accepted the resignation of David Michael Jerome as President and CEO, effective April 15, 2022. Mr. Jerome has accepted an offer from the Hollywood (CA) Chamber of Commerce.
Every month, the El Paso Chamber highlights one member business to impart their business acumen and learnings about doing business in El Paso. We have selected The Berkeley Cocktail Lounge to be our first business highlight of 2022.
It has been an exciting start to 2022 and as I shared last month, the Chamber is endeavoring to set ambitious and important benchmarks for ourselves and for the business community in El Paso. Despite the turmoil on the global stage, innovation continues to be an important part of our path forward this year, both as we execute our strategy and as we look for new horizons to explore.
Happy 2022 from the El Paso Chamber! Nothing is more exciting to me than the turn to a new year. A new year allows us to strive toward higher, more complex benchmarks and infuse everything we do with a sense of purpose and optimism.
The year is almost over and as we enter the holiday season, I wanted to extend my gratitude for your support of the El Paso Chamber over this last year.
Today, the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) announced that the West Texas Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Coalition has been named a finalist for the EDA’s “Build Back Better Regional Challenge.”
The El Paso Chamber is thrilled to welcome its board for the 2022 calendar year. Max Villaronga, CEO for TFCU, will serve as the Chair of the Board in 2022.
First, friends, thank you for joining us at this year’s EPC Gala. Your support means the world to me and the staff at the Chamber.
October is the beginning of this year’s Leadership El Paso, our first, fully face to face cohort since the pandemic started and I am very excited to welcome this class into the program.
The El Paso Chamber, through the El Paso Mobility Coalition (“EMCO”), aggressively advocates for policies and projects that address our community’s current and future transportation needs.
September was an important month for the Chamber as we hosted our annual Women in Business conference. The Chamber has maintained an important role as the connector, coach, advocate, and innovator for women in business across the region.
The El Paso Chamber hosted Congresswoman Veronica Escobar for the 2021 State of Congress event on August 17th at the Paso del Norte Hotel. Excitement was palpable for the event as it was the first, face to face, State Of in more than a year!