Friday, June 23, 2017
Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Waco)
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Texas Workforce Commissioner Julian Alvarez III
The Commissioner will be a special guest speaker Friday morning. He is driving from Austin and will provide a short presentation concerning small business grants. He will deliver a 15-min speech, and allow for 15 mins for Q&A. He must leave by 10:30 AM sharp to make an Austin meeting at noon.
10:45 AM – 1:45 PM Economic Development Tour
Waco Hispanic Museum tour stop
Magnolia Silos tour stop
Dr Pepper Museum tour and lunch
Drive through Baylor Campus to LaSalle
Stop Hispanic Chamber Building
Tour Waco’s history and future from museums to Magnolia! Don’t miss the fun.
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM FUNdraising: Partnerships & Sponsorships
John Welch, Pepsi Co Waco Plant Manager
Claire Kultgen, Bird Kultgen Ford Vice President
Joel Burnias, Aramark Resident Director
Panel discussion featuring local corporate and small business leaders. Learn the strategy they use to invest their money in community organizations and events. Get tips to help maximize your relationships.
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Complimentary afternoon beverages and snacks
Provided by: Pepsi Co and Walmart
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Economic Development Snapshot
State Representative Charles “Doc” Anderson, District 56
Dale Fisseler, City of Waco City Manager
Panel discussion featuring Waco’s government leaders. Gain insight from various political views. Find ways your Chamber can provide solutions to help government leaders meet their objectives and needs.
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM National Mexican American Leadership, Policy, and Action Committee (MALPAC)
Juan Rangel – Chicago, Illinois
This is a new leadership program that will first be introduced to the leaders of TAMACC. Participants in the MALPAC Leadership Training will be challenged on common perceptions of public leadership, power, self-interest, relationships and the effect that each has on policy. Participants will develop a firm understanding and appreciation for the need to build power through public institutions and organizations. The Mission of MALPAC is to train and organize Mexican and Mexican American leaders who will lead a centrist national agenda to influence public policy for the empowerment of their own community for its long-term growth and success.
6:30 PM Brazos River Reception
Enjoy a beautiful night under the stars as we dance and dine on the Historic Suspension Bridge spanning the Brazos River. Papa Bear’s Catering will be cooking LIVE just for you: sizzling hot steaks cooked to order with all the trimmings. Johnny Joe Ramos will be providing the music and setting the stage for a night you’ll never forget. It’s the perfect time connect with old friends and meet new colleagues.