100Th Anniversary of the Laredo Chamber of Commerceby Representative Henry Cuellar
Posted on 2015-01-14
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Mr. CUELLAR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate a momentous
occasion: the 100th anniversary of the Laredo Chamber of Commerce. For
one century, this organization has been an instrumental and encouraging
part of our community that wishes to see our city continue to grow and
The Laredo Chamber of Commerce was founded in April of 1915 in Laredo, Texas. It is the largest and oldest business organization in Laredo, representing over 650 members from numerous industries, including financial institutions, retailers, and service providers. It is a voluntary, not-for-profit association that inspires development in business and tourism, and is a voice for the local business community. The Chamber is also a member of other associations such as the American Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
It is in the Laredo Chamber of Commerce's mission statement that it is their duty to be proactive in order to further the success of the Laredo area while also strengthening the advancement of development in areas such as infrastructure and resources. In addition, the Chamber provides various workshops for community members, such as seminars, trainings, and informative customer service sessions.
Mr. Speaker, I am honored to have the opportunity to recognize the Laredo Chamber of Commerce for their hard work and endless effort in improving our community these past 100 years. I thank you for this time.