Get Involved in Odessa

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce coordinates and hosts events throughout the year that offer networking opportunities, high-visibility celebrations, and just plain fun. From recognition banquets, golf challenges, networking events and holiday events, there’s plenty of ways for you to be a part of this exciting city.

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

The Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner is a signature event that celebrates our volunteers. Each year, this event brings together business leaders, community partners, and Chamber members to reflect on the achievements of the past year and set the stage for future endeavors. We acknowledge outstanding individuals and businesses, honoring their significant contributions to the local community and the Chamber.

Business After Hours Mixers

Business After Hours Mixers are held once a month, October – May and September. Attended by longtime residents and newcomers alike, this casual come-and-go event is a quick, fun way to get plugged into the business community.

Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament

Our annual Chamber Challenge golf tournament is a chance to network at one of the best business tournaments in the area! Join us for a day of golf, business networking, delicious food from the famous Chuck Wagon Gang, exciting raffle items and more!

Citizen of the Year Luncheon

The Citizen of the Year is selected based upon significant contributions or work performed for the good of the community. Individuals are nominated by local community members and selected by a committee of Odessa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Coffee & Connections

Similar to the Odessa Chamber of Commerce’s event Business After Hour, Coffee and Connections is a casual come-and-go event is a quick, fun way to get plugged into the business community.

ECISD New Teacher Welcome

This event is the perfect place to introduce local businesses and organizations such as banks, healthcare, education, city services and other companies to incoming ECISD teachers for the school year. This is a great opportunity for these new teachers to find out about services, businesses and organizations that are available to them in the local area.

Entrepreneur of the Year & Business Hall of Fame Luncheon

This event is hosted to emphasize the importance of Odessa’s small business community; the Odessa Chamber honors one individual each year as the Entrepreneur of the Year. Additionally, the Chamber inducts three or more individuals into the Business Hall of Fame.

Holiday Open House

Be filled with cheer and a festive atmosphere at the annual Holiday Open House. Food and drinks are provided by local restaurants and caterers. Ring in the new year with this festive networking opportunity!

State and National Advocacy at the Capital

Join the Odessa and Midland Chambers as we advocate in person at the State level.

National Civics Bee®

The National Civics Bee® is a way to promote greater civics knowledge and civic participation across the country, and to energize our community with a celebration of civic pride.

SheCan Women's Conference

This event was created to empower and inspire women in the workforce by bringing in local speakers and a keynote to speak about various topics such as perseverance, adversity to a male-lead environment, entrepreneurship, mental health and more. This half day event host 300-400 attendees from around the West Texas area and includes vendors, breakfast, lunch, networking opportunities and other fun activities to celebrate women. Each year is also dedicated to one community leader of the Chamber’s selection who has positively impacted our area through their actions.

Texas Tech Medical Student Welcome Reception

With a growing population, the Permian Basin needs more doctors, and it is the hope of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce that these talented young transplants will make Odessa their permanent home. This reception is sponsored by various Odessa Chamber members and each student will receive a gift that is full of items from donor businesses, organizations, etc.