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Reagan Hales

Educational Organizations Team Up To Boost Amarillo's Economy

Communication and collaboration are the keys to success. Often, however, businesses focus more on competition than collaboration.

Several organizations in Amarillo are trying to change that.

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Barry Albrecht

Telling Amarillo's Story: A Look Back At 2017

At the beginning of 2017, the Amarillo EDC committed to increasing and improving our communications. After all, Amarillo has an incredible story. We needed to do a better job of telling it – both on a local and a national level.

So how did we execute this commitment, and did it bring any tangible outcomes?

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Reagan Hales

Meet The Millennial: Melissa Sager, Owner Of Things Like Us

Melissa Sager is a millennial, senior designer at Cre8 Direct, Inc. and the owner of Things Like Us. Born and raised in Amarillo, Sager moved away to attend the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Fifteen years later, after she and her husband had their first child, she moved back to her hometown.

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Reagan Hales

Midsized Cities Better For Businesses, New Study Finds

Could living in a mid-sized city actually be advantageous for your business?

According to a recent study, this may be the case.

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Reagan Hales

Meet The Millennial: Zivorad Filipovic, Marketing Manager At The Amarillo Symphony

Millennial Zivorad Filipovic works as the marketing manager at the Amarillo Symphony. He received the "Top 20 Under 40" award from the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce in 2017. He has a passion for Amarillo’s local art events, the Amarillo Community Market and the theater productions.

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Steve Smith

How Amarillo Stood Out At The 2017 Inc. 5000 Conference

It was an honor for me to have been invited to attend the Inc. 5000 Conference in Palm Springs, CA, to represent Amarillo College and Amarillo.

It's exciting and humbling to join a team of community and business leaders from the Panhandle that is so focused on the vision of growing Amarillo and bringing companies and jobs to the Panhandle region.

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Reagan Hales

What We Learned From The EShip Summit This Summer

The last time I talked at length about ecosystems was likely in my high school biology class. Or perhaps it was when I helped my son with his science project in 5th grade.

Until I attended the Kauffman Foundation’s inaugural EShip Summit this summer in Kansas City, I certainly hadn’t considered my community as a complex ecosystem, with each business, organization and resident playing a vital role.

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Reagan Hales

Meet The Millennial: Mindi McLain, Partner & Lawyer At Burdett, Morgan, Williamson & Boykin

Mindi McLain is a 35-year-old partner and lawyer at Burdett, Morgan, Williamson & Boykin (BMWB). She attended Texas A&M University for her undergraduate degree and earned a law degree from Texas Tech University. She is a problem-solver, helping local entrepreneurs and business owners grow and execute plans for success.

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Barry Albrecht

What Amarillo Needs To Be Selected For The Amazon HQ2

Last month, Amazon announced plans to open another headquarters in North America. Called "HQ2," the facility will cost at least $5 billion to construct and operate, and will employ as many as 50,000 workers.

Cities and regional economic development organizations have been invited to submit proposals, due by October 19.

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Reagan Hales

How Earning A Spot On Inc. 5000 Impacted Smart Chemical Services

This past August, Inc. Magazine released its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, highlighting the fastest-growing businesses in the nation.


Among those was
Smart Chemical Services, a local business that provides chemical and operational solutions for drilling, oil field production, water, and more for the oil and gas industry.

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