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President/CEO Gary Molberg

Finance & Administration Dianne McClish, VP Christy Bigler Mary Garcia

Membership Andrea McClintock, VP Lupe Fasano Linda Palmer

Communication Penni Bentley, Director

Business Development & Governmental Affairs Jason Harrison, VP Kim Woolsey

Quality of Life & Arts Becky Zenor, VP Lupe Fasano K. Lynn Kiihn

Convention & Visitor Council Jerry Holt, VP Mindy Bradley Jutta Matalka Eric Miller Tina Teague Tiffany Redinger Rick Matchett K. Lynn Kiihn Dulcy Carden

Visitor Information Center & Gift Shop Mary Ramirez, Manager Helen Martinez Nancy Simpson Ann Beach Kay Cochran

PO Box 9480 Amarillo, TX 79105 806.373.7800 806.373.3909 fax Amarillo-Chamber.org

AUG/SEP

2010

1000

SOUTH

POLK-AMARILLO,

TEXAS

Good Friends, Good Food, Good Times

Celebration Barbecue Cook-Off was Huge Success

What started with just a few cooking teams in our parking lot, has grown to more than 100 cooking teams with around 8,000 attendees in the past 15 years.

“We have maxed out on the real-estate needed for an event of this size...we now take over 4 city blocks and have put cooking teams in every avail- able square inch. No one realized or dreamed this event would grow to this magnitude and be as successful as it has been. We are just thrilled to put on a quality event that is fun for our members, as well as the entire community,” said Gary Mol- berg, Chamber President/CEO.

Paper Company, McDonald’s of Amarillo, Miller of Amarillo, NuStar Energy, Owens Corning, Rabern Rentals, Sam’s Club, Scarborough Specialties, Inc., SmokeZilla! Catering, SOS Staffing Solutions, Sprouse Shrader Smith, P.C., Street Toyota, Sud- denLink Communications, Sutherland’s, United Su- permarkets, Wal-Mart SuperCenters, Wells Fargo Advisors, Wells Fargo Bank, Xcel Energy

Area Trailer Sales & Rental, Commercial Industrial Builders, Inc., Country Barn Steak House, Herring Bank, Northwest Texas Healthcare System, Pinna- cle Financial Group, Royal Architectural Products, Southwest Airlines, Tom Velasquez & the Global Nomads, Yellow Book USA

We couldn't host an event like this without the help of Tyson, Coors of Amarillo and Arctic Glacier Ice. In all, more than 80 sponsors helped make this event so successful. Thanks to the following 2010 event sponsors:

Arctic Glacier Premium Ice, Coors of Amarillo, Ty- son Foods, Inc.

Budweiser Distributing Company, Chambers Elec- tric, Ltd., Glazer's Wholesale Distributors, Panhan- dleTickets, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Waste Wranglers, Inc.

Affiliated Foods, Amarillo Coca-Cola, Amarillo Na- tional Bank, AmeriPride Services, Atmos Energy, Bank of America, Bell Helicopter, B&W Pantex, Cus- tom Trophies, Entrania Springs Ranch, FirstBank Southwest, Gillispie Bros Farms, H&H Printwear, Happy State Bank, KAMR/KCIT/KCPN-TV, KFDA NewsChannel 10, KGNC AM/FM, KVII-TV, Mayfield

A-Team Rentals, Allstate Security Industries, Inc., Amarillo Civic Center, Autco Tire Inc., Autocraft Total Car Care, Bekins Moving & Storage, Big State Remodeling, Ltd., Carpet Tech, Cumulus Broadcast- ing, Document Shredding & Storage, Duke Electric Company, Inc., Education Credit Union, First Bank & Trust, First Pres Young Adults, First United Bank, New Day Pro- ductions, Pride Home Center, Red Mud Bar- becue Sauce, Red River Steakhouse McLean TX, UniFirst Corp., Union Street Band, Unique Individuals LLC, Verizon Wireless In this issue: BBQ Cook-Off New Members 1-2 3,6-9 Business Excellence Awards 4-5 Business Resources Panhandle Days Renewing Members Golf Recap CVC News Ribbon Cuttings Chamber Promotion Insurance Editor’s Corner 6 8 10-11 12 14-15 16-18 17 19 21 See page 2 for event results, photos and more.

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