Lubbock Chamber of Commerce unveils awards, new designs, plans for 2023

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has revealed new designs and plans for the upcoming year, along with winners of 2022 awards on Wednesday.

During the Chamber's Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, the chamber launched its new brand identity, redesigned logo, and website.

"When I joined the Lubbock Chamber team 13 months ago, as a newcomer to our community, I quickly realized I had inherited a strong, award-winning organization," said Kay McDowell, CEO of the Lubbock Chamber. “As we move forward, there is now a need for updated branding that communicates our vision for what’s next."

In 2023, the Chamber will begin two initiatives - Forged by the Flatlands and Renovate to Innovate.

Forged by the Flatlands will be a content series featuring local business leaders to offer insight and inspiration for the business community, beginning in January. Wundertre’s Ryker Taylor will host the episodes. More information about this series can be found at

Renovate to Innovate will be a campaign to "reimagine and redesign the Chamber offices into a space members can and will want to use." The offices, in the McDougal building at 1500 Broadway, are in the planning and development phase.

As for the 2022 awards, the winners were:

  • Ambassador of the Year: Greg Rodriguez | South Plains Hospitality Group

  • Volunteer of the Year: Chase Head | South Plains Food Bank

  • Entrepreneur/Small Business of the Year: Tony Garcia | One Guy From Italy

  • Business of the Year: West Texas Land Guys

  • Business Person of the Year: Dave Marcinkowski | Madera Residential

  • Chair’s Choice Award: Marsha Johnson | Sweet Creations, Cakes by Marsha

Alana Edgin is a journalist covering Business News in Lubbock and the surrounding area. Send her a news tip at

This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Lubbock Chamber of Commerce unveils awards, new designs, 2023 plans