The Odessa Chamber of Commerce and its board of directors and employees are heartbroken with the tragic events that occurred in our city on August 31. This senseless tragedy has shaken us at our foundation. But, as Odessans, we pull together in our time of need. If you would like to contribute to the victims and their families affected by this sad event, we have established a PayPal account to assist families affected.

August 31st Protocol




The Odessa Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer business organization providing leadership to further develop and market the city of Odessa, Ector County, and the Permian Basin.

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce is your connection to Odessa's business community. With more than 900 members, we are the premier business advocacy organization that continues to improve business and living opportunities in Odessa. The Chamber is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization with three departments:

  • Operations, which is funded through membership dues, sponsorships, and nondues revenue
  • Economic Development, which is funded by the Odessa Development Corporation
  • Convention & Visitors Bureau, which is funded through the City of Odessa Hotel/lMotel tax.

The Odessa Chamber's core focus areas are:

  • Business and Workforce retention, expansion and attraction
  • Small Business and Entrepreneur support
  • Advocacy
  • Networking opportunities
  • Leadership Training
  • Quality of Life Issues