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The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce is celebrating many “wins” this week in terms of growth, internally and externally. Although COVID-19 has taken its toll on all of our lives in one way or the other, we are not only proud to announce that within one month we have grown the chamber by welcoming in 30 new members, but extremely fortunate. Each year we make it our goal to enroll at least 100 new members and we have surpassed our goal with two more months left to spare!

Considering our record-breaking membership growth, elevating service to our members was a priority. Therefore, we’ve expanded our own team by two. We are welcoming in Shanna Dunn, who is now our investor relations manager, and Kelsey Poynor, who is now our marketing manager. These two ladies are elated to begin their journey at the chamber and can’t wait to get to know everyone in our community.

In the midst of this transitional period, we would like to remind the community that the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, along with John Houston Custom Homes, of the upcoming 2020 Leader Summit – “Lead Where You Are.” The event will take place from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 23, at The Oaks, 777 S. Interstate 35E in Red Oak. Speakers include New York Times bestselling author and leadership guru Dr. John Maxwell, stand-up comedian Michael Jr., CEO and co-founder of BellaVaughn Inc., LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers, and more. Tickets for the event are still available online and you can choose to attend in-person or virtually.

To view prices, purchase tickets and learn more, visit 

Here’s a word from chamber members Rodney and Shawna White, owners of Ellis County Pest Services, who opened their business in Ellis County in 2006:

Why did you choose to open your business in Ellis County?

We are from Ellis County and call it home – we wouldn’t want it any other way!

What is your favorite part about what you do?

Meeting the people and building long term relationships with them! It’s great to see everyone out and about and we all stop to chat!

What do you love most about the Waxahachie Chamber?

I love what the chamber does for Waxahachie! It’s such a contribution to our community people and businesses.

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