A Message from the Chairman
Dear Chamber Members,
Never second guess the extreme value of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce. These men and women consist of local leaders, managers, business owners and Chamber staff, and they all have a passion for making Odessa a great place to work and live.
I first joined the Chamber when we opened El Chico Mexican restaurant almost 25 years ago when Lorraine Perryman was our mayor. It didn’t take long to see that the Chamber works in good faith and supports all business, not just its members. As someone who deeply cares about Odessa, I feel it’s my obligation to be a member and so should you.
The Odessa Chamber is the community’s “number one resource,” with connections to local, state and federal leaders. The Chamber helps develop our community as well as to shape the future. We are working on projects today that will affect our grandkids and great-grandkids. Other programs… Economic Development, which brings in new business growth to Odessa; Convention and Visitors Bureau, which brings in events to show off Odessa while locals and out of towners spend money in our businesses; Leadership Odessa, Jr Leadership, and Young Professionals of Odessa, all developing our future leaders. Plus the Odessa Chamber helps to champion education by leading the way for local business and educators to come together for quality education.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be your chairman this year. It’s a very exciting time for Odessa. We are so blessed to have great people that care about our community.
2017-18 Chairman of the Board
ChairmanThe BarnDoor Steakhouse
Past ChairPinkie's, Inc.
Chair Elect/TreasurerLone Star State Bank
Vice Chair, Legislative AffairsSouthWest Bank
President/CEOOdessa Chamber of Commerce
Vice Chair, Conventions & Visitors BureauOdessa Regional Medical Center
Lee Anna Good
Vice Chair, Area RelationsSafe Place
Vice Chair, Economic DevelopmentFrost Bank
Vice Chair, Workforce DevelopmentOncor Electric Delivery
Johnson, Miller & Company, P.C.
First Basin Credit Union
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP
University HealthMart Pharmacy & Medical Supply
Charles “Choc” Harris
Gulf Coast Authority
Rosa's Cafe/Bobby Cox Companies
Leeco Properties, Inc.
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Standard Sales Company L.P.
10 Sports Bar & Grill/Sage Catering Company
The Midessa Group
Star Care Health Services
Craig Van Amburgh
CVA Advertising & Marketing, Ltd.
Standby Monitoring Systems, Inc.