It's a tradition for businesses in Amarillo.  It's a day to network and pass out swag.

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It's the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce's Business Connection.

It's back and ready to showcase businesses all over Amarillo.  It's also back at the Amarillo Civic Center after a small change last year due to COVID.

Business Connection will take place at the Amarillo Civic Center on Thursday, May 19th.

Business Connection is a chance for people to meet the faces of our local businesses.  Maybe you're looking for a new bank, you'll be able to visit several banks and the people who run those banks.  Need a new plumber?  You'll be able to find several plumbing companies at Business Connection.  The list of businesses goes on and on.  In fact, you'll be able to find over 200 businesses at Business Connection.

We had a chance to talk with Penni Bentley about the event:

Another great thing about Business Connection is all the great goodies you can collect from all the different businesses.  One of the best things I ever got from Business Connection was a yardstick.


VIP Show 10 am—4 pm
If you are a chamber member you can get  FREE VIP Tickets at the Chamber Office through 5 pm on May 17th or show your business card for free admission.

General Public Show 1 pm—4 pm
$5 Admission or show your business
card for free admission.


Tradeshow Food Court 11:30 am—1:30 pm
$10 adv / $15 day of
Delicious food and beverages from 15 different restaurants and providers in the Civic Center.  This is located in the Regency Room.

This is one event you don't want to miss.

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