PEC supports, celebrates communities during Texas Chamber of Commerce Week
We’re proud and active members of 35 chambers in our service area
Humming away in the heart of your city is an organization dedicated to your community’s growth, prosperity and future — even its survival. It’s your local chamber of commerce, and this week, it’s in the spotlight.
“October 16th to 20th is Texas Chamber of Commerce Week, and we’re very excited to support and celebrate our chambers,” PEC Community Engagement Representative Diana Gonzales said.
PEC is a proud member of 35 chambers of commerce across our 8,100-square-mile service territory, and as our chamber liaison, Gonzales meets and works with each. Chambers are dedicated to the business growth of their cities and act as community organizers, liaisons between business communities and municipal governments, business advocates and more. At the heart of their wide-ranging activities is a dedication to community growth and an understanding that when local businesses thrive, so do area residents and vice versa.
Gonzales and PEC Community Engagement Director Trista Fugate are passionate about the importance of chambers of commerce, especially in the rapidly growing Texas Hill Country.
“Chambers play a role in the economic sustainability of our community,” Fugate said. “In the same way that we power and empower the Hill Country, our chambers of commerce power our businesses and communities. That’s something we can get behind.”
Chambers are dedicated to the business growth of their cities, acting as community organizers, liaisons between business communities and municipal governments, business advocates and more. At the heart of their wide-ranging activities is a dedication to community growth.
Executive Director of Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Aaron Cox echoed this sentiment at our Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Week breakfast on Oct. 17.
“Communities that have talent win,” Cox told the more than 25 area chamber representatives present. “At the end of the day, if you’re educating your children and they have the knowledge to compete, you win. If your citizenry is educated, and you have the talent to retain those folks, you win. Because businesses keep coming. And people are able to open businesses. So your communities keep growing.”