We are officially 13 days into the new year and the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce is more ready than ever to take on 2021. At the beginning of each year, the chamber sets a goal of a certain number of new members to acquire throughout that year. Last January, the goal was set at 100 and by mid-December we not only surpassed that goal by 15 but broke the record number of new members in one year! We are extremely grateful for the support we see day in and day out by our community and thankful for such an amazing year despite the ups and downs.

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Ellis County continue to increase, the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that all upcoming in-person events will be taking place virtually and or postponed. This decision was made at the end of last week after a Chamber Chat interview on 1390 KBEC between chamber president/CEO Sandy King and pulmonologist/director of ICU at Baylor Scott & White Waxahachie, Dr. Amir Khan. Khan shared that, as of last Wednesday, Baylor Scott & White is at maximum capacity.

That being said, this decision will be revisited at the end of February by the chamber staff and board of directors. The chamber would also like to note that the office will be closed, and staff will be working remotely and meeting by appointment only until further notice. Until COVID-19 cases decrease, we want to do our part in keeping our community healthy and to lighten the load for our healthcare professionals in any way possible.

To tune into the following virtual events, check out our Facebook page @Waxahachie.Chamber.

• Jan. 13: Ribbon Cutting: Divine Flowers & More (4:30 PM)

• Jan. 15: Ribbon Cutting: Landez Boutique (3 PM) and Ribbon Cutting: Flora (4:30 PM)

• Jan. 29: Ribbon Cutting: Danceworks of Waxahachie (1 PM)

Chamber Member Spotlight: Crux Storage

Owners of Crux Storage and members of the Waxahachie Chamber, Siyan Fayiga and husband Dr. Yomi Fayiga, opened their indoor storage business in July 2019. The couple decided to open this business after noticing a shortage of climate-controlled storage in the area.

Asked what her favorite part of Crux Storage is, Fayiga said, “Being able to offer people an uncluttered space where they live or work and yet have easy access to their stuff. We’re within city limits in the historic west end.” Their business offers renters climate-controlled units, onsite security and video surveillance, drive-up access, online rent payments, and sizes 10x15 feet to 10x20 feet.

Fayiga also noted what she loves most about the Waxahachie Chamber: “It’s awesome to be a part of the business community and drive the vibrancy of our precious city. Our chamber is the best! Interested, capable and SO supportive.”

Crux Storage is located at 1111 W. Main St. Waxahachie, TX, 75165. To find out more about the Fayiga’s indoor storage units, check out their website at www.cruxstorage.com.

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