November 6, 2015


The competition among communities and economic development organizations  for jobs and investment is as fierce as ever and in many areas of the country, economic development and chamber of commerce professionals are realizing the need to do what every successful compa...

October 28, 2015



The Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce has enjoyed an outstanding 2015 and accomplished a great deal in a short amount of time thanks to the efforts of our incredible investors and volunteers.  Some of the organization's 2015 highlights so far include:



September 30, 2015

The power of tourism is evident in many larger cities but it may be even more crucial today in America's traditionally rural communities.


The nature of tourism is like everything else in our economic and sociological development - always changing.  Today's travelers do...

September 22, 2015

“Don't tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I'll tell you what they are.”                               - James W. Frick...

May 18, 2015


I know whenever traveling it is very wise to have a map or GPS. I’ll drive for a while toward my destination but every now and then I have to check where I’m at and how much further I have to go. 


Last week, the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce board of directors and s...

May 1, 2015


I get most of my news via the Internet but this week I have been watching a lot of news on CNN and other news networks, and I am baffled by the events in Baltimore. I really have a difficult time understanding the lack of respect and utter stupidity demonstrated in ou...

April 23, 2015


I find it interesting to see how the attitude or climate of a community can change with just a little bit of communication between groups. 


The last two weeks we have seen levels of public participation at local informative sessions unmatched in quite some years from...

April 17, 2015

It did not look promising but through the thunderstorm, an audience gathered and it was a great start to the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce quarterly breakfast series. Joe Humphreys of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Houston-Victoria provide...

April 9, 2015

Who are going to be the new leaders in Port Lavaca?


Progressive communities are much like a business in that to ensure continued progress there must be a succession plan in place.  The leaders of the past and present won’t remain in their positions forever.  The only c...

March 27, 2015

Most important efforts in economic development happen right here at home.


Community development in some instances is really complex but then again in most instances it’s not.  Where do most people want to live?  In a town with good schools, safe streets, places to shop...

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