August 23, 2019 – Hewitt, TX – The McLennan County Chamber Alliance representatives meet on a quarterly basis to exchange ideas, share strengths, overcome challenges and collaborate on a regional level.

The purpose of the MCCA is to facilitate collaborative work on issues of common interest and importance, in an effort to improve the region’s overall economic competitiveness and quality of life.

Membership in the MCCA is constituted from chambers of commerce within McLennan County who embrace the vision of regional collaboration, and have executed a formal Memorandum of Understanding stating their desire to be a part of the Alliance.

Chambers are encouraged to share with their members as a tool for hiring, as well as promoting the Find Your Waco Life event to be held Oct. 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Hilton Downtown Waco.

Ideas such as “Principal for a Day,” where local leaders may learn what a day in the life of a Principal looks like may be arranged in the near future. As an alliance, representatives are also invited to participate in public policy committees including education, infrastructure and healthcare.

All chambers were represented and communicated current events, available scholarships, needs, accomplishments, challenges and upcoming signature event dates. Lorena and West chambers are currently in a rebuilding phase and working to establish strong leadership teams.

Robinson offers Taco Mixers to discuss new ideas for their community Robinson Festival and will hold their annual Christmas Parade in December.

Hewitt’s golf tournament will generate funds for their scholarship program and State of the District with Midway IDS was a huge success. Fall publication production is in progress while the annual banquet date has been set for Jan. 30, 2020, featuring special guest Johnny Quinn, US Olympian (Bobsled) and Author.

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber received a small chamber business award and announced their banquet date is Oct. 10. A back to school backpack event was held at Richland Mall that was a huge success. This may be a project all chambers in the alliance could promote/support in future years.

McGregor will be working with Texas Treasures as they celebrate businesses that have been in established for 50 years or more to receive special recognition.

Next MCCA meeting to take place Nov. 22.