• Press Releases

  • TWIA Votes Zero Rate Hike

    Posted on: December 10, 2019

    The Texas Windstorm Association (TWIA) Board of Directors voted 7-0 for a zero percent rate increase for 2019 and 2020.  Over 400 Coastal Bend residents and elected officials turned out to tell TWIA: NO RATE HIKE!... Read More >

     

    Business Community Continues Fight Against TWIA Rate Hike

    Posted on: December 3, 2019

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, along with area chambers of commerce, will host a press conference on Thursday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. at the Omni Hotel to alert the media and the public about the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association's (TWIA) plan to raise rates on policyholders again... Read More >

     

    Business Community Opposes TWIA Rate Hike... Again!

    Posted on: October 8, 2019

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, along with the Port Aransas Chamber, Ingleside Chamber, Rockport-Fulton Chamber, Portland Chamber and Aransas Pass Chamber will host a press conference on Monday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center to alert the media and the public about the Texas Windstorm Association's (TWIA) plan to raise rates on policyholders again.  Members of our Texas Legislative Delegation and other elected officials are invited to attend... Read More >

     

    Lemonade Day National Recognizes United Chamber for "7 Sweet Years" of Lemonade Day in the Coastal Bend

    Posted on: October 8, 2019

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation was recognized by Lemonade Day National for seven years of dedication to the Lemonade Day mission and youth in the Coastal Bend community.  The certificate of recognition was presented to the United Chamber on Friday, September 27, during the Lemonade Day National City Director's conference in Houston, Texas... Read More >

     

    48 Coastal Bend Business Leaders Headed to Washington, D.C. for Annual "CB to DC" Advocacy Trip

    Posted on: September 9, 2019

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the start of the 2019 "CB to DC" Advocacy Trip.  While in our nation's capital from September 10-11, a delegation of 48 community and business leaders from around the Coastal Bend will meet with legislators and administration officials to advocate for policies that benefit our region... Read More >

     

    Texas Land Commissioner, George P. Bush to Provide Keynote at United Chamber's Salute to the Military Event

    Posted on: August 14, 2019

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce will host the 2019 Salute to the Military luncheon presented by Valero Bill Greehey Refineries on Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center.  The event will feature a keynote address from Texas Land Commissioner, George Prescott Bush... Read More >

     

    We Won! No Rate Hike!

    Posted on: August 6, 2019

    The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association's (TWIA) Board of Directors met today at the Tremont House Hotel in Galveston to consider a rate hike in 2020.  CEO's from the Coastal Bend area chambers of commerce, State Representative Todd Hunter, State Representative Mayes Middleton, State Representative Briscoe Cain, representatives from Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa's office, the San Patricio Economic Development Corporation and Corpus Christi City Council Members Ben Molina and Greg Smith were all in attendance and stood united to oppose the rate increase... Read More >

     

    Business Community Opposes Rate Hike

    Posted on: July 25, 2019

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce along with the Port Aransas Chamber, Ingleside Chamber, Rockport-Fulton Chamber, Portland Chamber and Aransas Pass Chamber will host a press conference to alert the media and the public about the Texas Windstorm Association's (TWIA) plan to raise rates by 10 percent on policyholders... Read More >

     

    United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation Announces Leadership Corpus Christi Class 48

    Posted on: July 15, 2019

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation is pleased to announce the participants for Leadership Corpus Christi Class 48... Read More >

     

    United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Announces John LaRue as President/CEO

    Posted on: June 3, 2019

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee announces the appointment of John LaRue, former Executive Director of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, as President/CEO... Read More >

     

    United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce to Host Judge Barbara Canales' Inaugural State of the County Address

    Posted on: May 30, 2019

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce will host the 2019 State of the County Luncheon, presented by CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery, on Thursday, May 30... Read More >

     

    TWIA Policyholders Win at the Statehouse

    Posted on: May 24, 2019

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce and Coastal Bend United have been fighting TWIA's proposed 10 percent rate hike since it was proposed last August.  We circulated a petition up and down the Texas coast and garnered over 5,000 signatures opposing the increase due to the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Harvey... Read More >

     

    United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Announces Resignation of President/CEO

    Posted on: April 5, 2019

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce announced today that Cleo Rodriguez, Jr. will be stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer on May 3, 2019... Read More >

     

    Corpus Christi Selected to Join Four Other Communities in National Inclusive Development Network

    Posted on: April 2, 2019

    Today, Corpus Christi announced that it is one of the five communities joining the Inclusive Development Network (IDN), an ambitious new initiative designed to advance inclusive workforce development within the selected regions through a focus on reaching undeserved populations... Read More >

     

    United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce to host Mayor Joe McComb's 2nd State of the City Address

    Posted on: March 18, 2019

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce will host the 2019 State of the City Luncheon, presented by CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery, this coming Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the American Bank Center.  The SOLD OUT event will feature a keynote address from Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb... Read More >

     

    80+ Business Leaders Headed to Austin to Advocate for the Coastal Bend

    Posted on: February 26, 2019

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce will travel to the State Capitol tomorrow with a delegation of 80+ Coastal Bend elected officials and business leaders for "Coastal Bend Day at the Capitol."  The purpose of this trip is to promote policies that will benefit our community... Read More >

     

    United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Announces 2018 "Best in the Biz" Award Winners 

    Posted on: December 20, 2018

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 "Best in the Biz Awards" for Coastal Bend Business Excellence.  The Best in the Biz Awards were designed to recognize and honor businesses, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated exemplary planning, operations and community involvement throughout the last year... Read More >

     

    United Chamber Endorses All Six of the City Bond Propositions on the November Ballot 

    Posted on: October 30, 2018

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce has passed a resolution in support of all six of the City Bond propositions on the November ballot.  This endorsement comes after long discussions and work with the City, in addition to careful consideration of the pocketbooks of business owners and residents... Read More >

     

    United Chamber Announces Finalists for the 2018 "Best in the Biz" Coastal Bend Business Excellence Awards

    Posted on: October 25, 2018

    The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2018 "Best in the Biz" Award Finalists.  The "Best in the Biz" Coastal Bend Business Excellence Awards will recognize and honor businesses, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated exemplary planning, operations and community involvement over the last year... Read More >