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Wednesday, June 28, 2017Reception

Farewell/Welcome Reception

After serving 15 years leading The University of Texas of the Permian Basin and overseeing a period of unprecedented growth and evolution, Dr. W. David Watts announced that he would retire as president of the university in July. Dr. Watts is the longest serving president at UTPB, making a mark in both the university and in the Permian Basin community since he assumed this position in June 2001.

In honor of his commitment and dedication, Dr. Watts will be honored with a reception at the Odessa Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, June 28th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. In addition, we will formally welcome his successor, Dr. Sandra Woodley, who will take on the role as UTPB President in July. Woodley is no stranger to the UT System, serving as the System’s vice chancellor for strategic initiatives from 2010 to 2013.

Sponsorships for this reception are available for $350. Deadline to sponsor is Monday, June 19. Those interested can contact Lynn Van Amburgh at 432-333-7862 or by emailing (NOTE: please provide a hi-res logo if available for signage) Click here to access sponsor form.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 5:00 PM thru 06:30 PM

Odessa Chamber of Commerce 700 N. Grant, Suite 200 Odessa, Texas 79761

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Thursday, July 06, 2017Reception

Texas Tech Medical Reception

The Texas Tech Medical Student Reception is held each summer to welcome 3rd-year medical students to the area. Sponsors for this event are recognized on all event advertising and signage. You may also donate gifts valued at $25 or more to be placed in the students’ gift bags. If you would like to participate, please call Lynn Van Amburgh at 432-333-7862 or email

Gift ideas for this event:

Gift Cards for restaurants, coffee shops, movie theaters, car washes and oil changes
Electronics - USB flash drives, portable charges
Coffee tumblers, water bottles and lunch bags/coolers

Thursday, July 06, 2017 5:00 PM thru 06:30 PM
Odessa Chamber of Commerce
700 N. Grant, Suite 200
Odessa, Texas 79762
For More Info:
Lynn Van Amburgh

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017Chamber

New Teacher Welcome Breakfast

The New Teacher Welcome Breakfast is our annual exciting breakfast that welcomes more than 300 new teachers to the area each year. Join us as we welcome newly hired teachers to the Permian Basin and honor their committment to educating our children in Odessa. Invited guests include principals, ECISD Superintendents and ECISD administrative staff. Chamber Members are invited to participate in the Community Gallery Walk, an expo featuring Chamber member businesses, services and organizations. Every teacher will walk away with your company’s information when you donate to the gift bags.

Sponsorship opportunities are available:

$1,000 Breakfast Sponsor: Includes two 8' tables with four chairs, prime location nhear entrance and food stations, recognition on signage at event and on all advertising.
$500 Co-Sponsor: Includes Two 8’ tables with four chairs, outside location and recognition on all advertising.

$150 Table Sponsor – Includes two 8’ tables with four chairs

$100 Table Sponsor – Includes an 8’ table with two chairs.

***All vendors MUST bring 300 promotional items to hand out***

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 8:00 AM thru 10:00 AM
Ector County Colliseum,
Building G
For More Info:
Lynn Van Amburgh

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