The Laredo Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of business-oriented initiatives during the year. (Dates are subject to change)

JANUARY

Chamber of Commerce Business Expo
Annual Expo for Chamber Members

JUNE-AUGUST

Customer Service Seminar Series
The 2014 Customer Service Seminar series present topics on a positive transformation in employees by increasing awareness of customer needs, improving skills for dealing with customers, increasing employee’s self-worth and improving communications and cooperation with other employees.

MARCH

Youth Leadership Laredo Mystery Guest (Fundraiser)

Legislative Trip to Washington, DC 
The Chamber’s annual visit to promote local business agenda

APRIL

Vision Outlook Conference
International Conference

MAY

Teacher Appreciation & School Bell Awards   
The Chamber honors Laredo’s hardworking educators DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM

AUGUST

Laredo Business Person of the Year  Distinguished Business Awards
The Chamber honors those who excel in the business community.

SEPTEMBER

Bola Blanca Golf Tournament   
Great prizes! Great Fun!  Great publicity!  This event allows members of the Laredo Chamber of Commerce to network in a fun, relaxed environment while raising funds to benefit Chamber programs to fulfill our mission to promote local economic growth, foster business-friendly public policies, and serve our 658 members through benefits and services. Sponsorship of this tournament is an excellent, cost-effective way to gain exposure for your business. Sponsorships are available at prices to fit every budget .

Cola Blanca Big Buck Contest Awards Banquet   
The biggest hunting contest in South Texas! With over 35 categories, winners are recognized with our unique Cola Blanca bronze trophy. For leaderboard and event information please visit www.colablanca.com .

SEPTEMBER

Awards Ceremony & Recognition of Volunteers   
The Chamber recognizes those who excelled during the year. The selection of the honoree is based on an adaptation of the criteria used by the U.S. Small Business Administration for their annual awards, including:

• Honorees should demonstrate staying power, a substantiated history as an established business;

• Growth in the number of employees, which judges the impact of business on the job market;

• Response to adversity, which assesses problems faced in the nominee’s business and methods used to solve them; and

• Contributions to community-oriented projects, using the nominee’s personal time and resources.

SEPTEMBER

Leadership Laredo Recruitment Luncheon

OCTOBER

Annual Membership Drive   

DECEMBER

Mingle & Jingle   
The annual Christmas Open House is always a great time with lots of food and cheer. Chamber members can make it even more fun by bringing a raffle prize for the drawing! For more information please contact our Member Relations Coordinator at (956) 722-9895 or adriana@laredochamber.com.

Five Star Customer Service Awards     
The Chamber’s Shining Star Awards recognize good customer service