The Canyon Chamber of Commerce provides a leadership role which encourages the improvement of the community's economy, creates and fosters a professional environment, cultivates prosperous business opportunities and endorses integrity and good will.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mandy Williams, President
The Cake Company
Dr. Brad Johnson
West Texas A&M University
Casey Renner, Vice-President
Palo Duro Creek Golf Course
Matador Inc. DBA Chicken Express
First United Bank
Monica Aragon, Secretary
Happy State Bank
Canyon Economic Development Corporation
Randall County Sheriff’s Office
Robin Lannou, Treasurer
Amarillo National Bank
The Canyon Chamber strives to lead by example and also provide distinctive opportunities to young adults in the Canyon community in two employment positions within the Canyon Chamber.
The Canyon Chamber offers a Jr. Ambassador position to young adults in their senior year of high school or just beyond graduation from high school. The goal of this position is to inspire and enable young adults to realize their full potential as productive and responsible adults. Through guidance and experience from the Canyon Chamber, our Jr. Ambassadors are trained in areas of community service, leadership development and given the opportunity to work directly with business leaders in the Canyon Community. This process not only provides an understanding of the functions of a Chamber of Commerce, but provides a unique education of experience in a professional setting.
The Canyon Chamber also works directly with the Canyon High School PRO Internship Program to employ one CHS Senior each year to work in the Canyon Chamber office for a few hours each week and extra hours during special events. This internship with the Canyon Chamber is similar to the Jr. Ambassador position as it holds the same goals of professional experience and development. This position also requires a year end project as decided by the Chamber staff and the CHS Pro Internship Director.
While committed to the future, Canyon is also loyal to preserving the past. The City was recognized as a 2002 Texas Main Street City. The Main Street program offers an approach to downtown revitalization that has been successful in more than 1,000 towns and cities throughout the country. With this designation, Canyon will continue to preserve the past while planning for the future. Resources have been dedicated toward restoring Canyon’s celebrated brick streets, as well as enhancing the inherent qualities around the square and within the central business district.