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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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    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

    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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    Reagan Hales

    Inc. BrandView Site Highlights Amarillo

    As part of the partnership with Amarillo EDC and area community partners, Inc. Magazine has created a page on its website to highlight the entrepreneurial and growth potential of Amarillo.

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    Reagan Hales

    Inc. Magazine To Feature Amarillo In New Campaign

    Corporate and educational institutions in Amarillo,Texas, announced Friday night that they will be partnering with Inc. Magazine in a two-year campaign to highlight the city as a destination for entrepreneurs and growth-oriented companies.

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    Jacob Breeden

    Just One Word

    The Amarillo EDC and the West Texas A&M Enterprise Center is sending eight local entrepreneurs to represent our thriving business community at the INC. 5000 Conference & Gala in San Antonio in October. Each of the attendees has offered to contribute a blog about their experiences as an entrepreneur working in the Texas Panhandle. This is a guest post by Jacob Breeden, owner of Process Art House.

    I have always been a devotee of pursuing experiences. From my earliest years and through today, I have sought out opportunities to explore life from new and challenging perspectives. It has not always led me down the best of paths, but in my failures I find I learn the more profound lessons.

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    Sammi Gallagher

    Community & Diversity: A New Perspective On Economic Development

    The Amarillo EDC and the West Texas A&M Enterprise Center is sending eight local entrepreneurs to represent our thriving business community at the INC. 5000 Conference & Gala in San Antonio in October. Each of the attendees has offered to contribute a blog about their experiences as an entrepreneur working in the Texas Panhandle. This is a guest post by Sammi Gallagher,‎ Project Director at ROI Online, an internet marketing agency.

    Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Sammi Gallagher, Project Director at ROI Online, a nationally recognized internet marketing agency right here in Amarillo, Texas. I moved from Grand Blanc, Michigan, to Texas in 2011 and my only regret is not getting here sooner!

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    Kyla Frye

    Chase Your Dreams — Right Here In Amarillo

    The Amarillo EDC and the West Texas A&M Enterprise Center is sending eight local entrepreneurs to represent our thriving business community at the INC. 5000 Conference & Gala in San Antonio in October. Each of the attendees has offered to contribute a blog about their experiences as an entrepreneur working in the Texas Panhandle. This is a guest post by Kyla Frye,‎ Marketing Communications Director - ‎West Texas A&M University Enterprise Center.

    Growing up in Amarillo, there was always a stigma about staying here upon graduation or returning after college. Maybe every town goes through this, but I felt that it was said too often and continues to resonate in the minds of Amarillo’s youth.

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    Kim May

    Having it All – [Raw and Uncensored]

    The Amarillo EDC and the West Texas A&M Enterprise Center is sending eight local entrepreneurs to represent our thriving business community at the INC. 5000 Conference & Gala in San Antonio in October. Each of the attendees has offered to contribute a blog about their experiences as an entrepreneur working in the Texas Panhandle. This is a guest post by Kim May, President of Nobox Creative.

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    Alejandro Magallanes

    Amarillo: A City Of Great Support And Immense Love

    The Amarillo EDC and the West Texas A&M Enterprise Center is sending eight local entrepreneurs to represent our thriving business community at the INC. 5000 Conference & Gala in San Antonio in October. Each of the attendees has offered to contribute a blog about their experiences as an entrepreneur working in the Texas Panhandle. This is a guest post by Alejandro Magallanes, President of Spirit Solz & EasyMath App.

    If I were to ask you, the reader, to describe yourself, how would you start?

    Male or female? An entrepreneur or an employee? A professional? A parent? Passionate? Quiet?

    Now let’s make things interesting. If I were to ask your friends to describe you, how would they start?

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