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Midland Chamber to kick off 100th anniversary with historic party

Midland Chamber to kick off 100th anniversary with historic party

The Midland Chamber of Commerce is set to launch its 100th anniversary promoting business in Midland at a Centennial Kickoff Soiree on Monday, Dec. 18.

An evening of celebrating the Chamber’s history, and looking to the next 100 years, will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Bush Convention Center, 105 N Main St.

The historic party begins with cocktails and live music, then dinner and a keynote from Chamber President and CEO Bobby Burns.

Since the Midland Chamber began in 1924, this party encourages period or cocktail attire.

Here is the link to register and purchase tickets.

The Midland Chamber sprouted in the spring of 1924 with the help of B. Frank Haag, who wrote the Chamber constitution and by-laws, raised its first budget, and served as its first president, according to the Chamber’s website.  Haag’s first order of business “was to formulate a plan for a system of roads into and out of Midland,” the organization said.

In the early 1940s, the Chamber led the effort to bring commercial airline services to Midland. The Chamber also had a hand in the creation of The United Way of Midland, Midland Memorial Hospital, Permian Basin Petroleum Association, Midland College, Keep Midland Beautiful, Bush Convention Center and Centennial Park. In 2020, the Midland Chamber received four-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber.

To learn more about the Chamber’s history, go here.

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