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Event Calendar

National Bubble Bath Day @ National Bubble Bath Day
Jan 8 all-day

On a cold winters day, relaxing in a nice warm/hot bubble bath sounds like the perfect way to commemorate National Bubble Bath Day, which is celebrated annually on January 8th.
The bubbles on top of the water (also known as foam bath or foaming bath) insulate the bathwater, keeping it warmer for a more extended period.
• Children find bubble baths fun and enjoy playing with the bubbles, which entice them to take their baths.
• Some bubble bath, bath foam, or foaming bath serves a dual purpose and can also be used to wash skin or hair.
• Bath foam preparations may be in the form of a liquid, gel, or as solids in the form of powders, grains, or tablets.

National Winter Skin Relief @ National Winter Skin Relief
Jan 8 all-day

As winter kicks into high gear, National Winter Skin Relief Day on January 8 reminds us of all the ways we can keep our skin from withering under the harshest of elements.
The dropping temperatures outside and rising thermostats inside sap the amount of moisture in the air. Our skin is first to notice.
Joshua Zeichner MD, Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research at The Mount Sinai Hospital, makes a few recommendations to help us keep our skin hydrated through the winter. When the chill sets in, avoid the temptation to take those long, hot showers. The heat strips skin of its natural oils (called ceramides) and causes inflammation. Causing the skin cells to swell, when they dry they become loose like poorly grouted tiles and crack.
Instead, take shorter, lukewarm showers and use gentle cleansers. Harsh soaps with surfactants and claims of pH balance can be harsh on the skin. And don’t scrub! Be tender and let the water and lather do the work.
If you have dry, cracked skin, look for a cream or ointment with light petrolatum, hyaluronic acid and ceramides – the natural fats that make up the grout between the skin cell tiles. ~ Joshua Zeichner MD
After bathing, pat the skin dry with a soft towel. Rubbing causes more irritation and inflammation. With the door closed to keep the humidity in, add a moisturizer.
When dressing, wear layers. The closest layer should be made of natural fibers. Soft fabrics like flannel and cotton cause little to no irritation compared to synthetic materials. Layers also are more effective against cold weather.
Winter skin relief comes many forms. Our skin needs hydration at night, too. Adding humidity to the air with a cool mist humidifier will not only hydrate your skin but will also provide a more restful sleep.

Census Job Fairs @ Census Job Fairs
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Census job fairs each Thursday (9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th) at the Workforce solutions in Amarillo at 1206 W 7th St.

Wildfire Preparation Meeting @ Wildfire Preparation Meeting
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wildfire preparation meeting set Jan. 9 in Canadian

The Northeast Texas Panhandle “Wildfire Preparedness Meeting” will be on Jan. 9 in Jones Pavilion, 1101 N. 6th St., Canadian.

Tim Steffens talks about pasture recovery after fires in Hemphill County in 2017. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter)
This joint meeting is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agents in Ochiltree, Lipscomb, Hemphill, Roberts, Wheeler and Collingsworth counties.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and there is a $10 fee. The program will begin at 10 a.m., and lunch will be provided, sponsored by Plains Land Bank, Pampa/Perryton.

The program will include the following speakers and topics:

– Tim Steffens, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension range specialist, Canyon – “How Do I Prepare for a Potential Wildfire?”

– Ashley Johnson, Texas A&M Forest Service, Amarillo and Childress regional fire coordinator – “Fuels and Fire Within Moments.”

– Fire Chiefs Paul Dutcher/Perryton, Robert Ford/Wheeler and Scott Brewster/Canadian – “How to Help Your First Responders Fight Less Fire Faster.”

The program will conclude with all speakers participating in a panel discussion.


Andy Holloway

Kay Ledbetter

Introduction to Business Ownership @ Introduction to Business Ownership
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Introduction to Business Ownership
January 9th 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

What is sales tax?
What is a tax ID?
What is a DBA or an LLC?

Learn the best way to develop your business concept, determine a market strategy, organize your business operations and determine your legal structure.

Feel free to bring your lunch.

Quick Quack Car Wash 20th Anniversary Celebration @ Quick Quack Car Wash 20th Anniversary Celebration
Jan 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Quick Quack Car Wash
20th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, January 9th

In January, Quick Quack Car Wash will be celebrating 20 years of being in Amarillo. Many people don’t know, but the history of Quick Quack started in Amarillo, TX in 1999!

We are hosting a small check presentation and celebration, and I was wondering if you would be able to attend?

This will be on January 9, 2020 beginning at 12:30 PM. We will be presenting two checks to two local nonprofits, and we will also be introducing our Clean Car for a Cause nonprofit.

Amarillo Fire Department: Badging Ceremony @ Badging Ceremony
Jan 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Information Release

January 8, 2020 – On Thursday, January 9, 2020, the Amarillo Fire Department will be conducting a Badging Ceremony for ten firefighters who recently completed their probationary year with the department. The ceremony will be hosted at AFD’s Fire Administration Building, 310 S. Van Buren and will begin at 3 p.m.

This ceremony is a fire service tradition and has been conducted by AFD for many years during our annual Awards Ceremony. However, AFD has chosen to celebrate this milestone in these firefighters’ careers with a dedicated event moving forward. When a firefighter begins their employment with AFD, they receive a Probationa1y Firefighter Badge that is worn with their uniform. Each firefighter remains a Probationary Firefighter for one year. Throughout that initial year of their career, firefighters must pass written and hands-on tests, showing competency in their knowledge and skills, learn the policies and procedures of AFD, and integrate with their associated crews as an effective member of the team.

Upon completion of this year, probationary firefighters are relieved of their “probationary” status and awarded an Amarillo Fire Department Firefighter Badge. This is a symbol of membership of our department, the commitment to excellence and their dedication to their job. It is not an award. Rather, it is a symbolic right of passage into the brotherhood of firefighters.

The ceremony will be followed by light refreshments and photo opportunities for firefighters and their family in attendance. Media is invited to attend. Please direct any questions to the A.FD Office of Public Affairs, 806.378.9340.

Business After Hours @ Business After Hours
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our first Business After Hours of 2020! Take advantage of this great opportunity to promote yourself and your business by networking with other Chamber members and guests at our Business After Hours happening Thursday, January 9th from 5-7pm at Ascension Academy at 9301 Ascension Parkway (just behind Street Toyota).

You’ll get to mix and mingle, shake some hands and swap business cards and stories over some great food and drinks. It’s completely FREE for you to attend and enjoy, so get the most out of your membership by getting more involved with your Chamber. Feel free to bring a friend or colleague so they can learn more about the Chamber and how networking can help grow their business. You might even win a door prize.

Be sure and check out below the short video chat we had this morning with Megan Nelson, Director of Marketing for Ascension Academy, about the After Hours, the history of this school celebrating their 20th year and more.

Get more information on our After Hours and see pictures from previous events on our website at http://www.amarillo-chamber.org/after-hours-networking.html .

We hope to see you Thursday at Ascension Academy.

Bulls Hockey! @ Bulls Hockey
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hockey Game
On January 10th, 11th, and 12th at 7:05 PM, you can come cheer on the Amarillo Bulls (the 2018 – 2019 South Division Champions) as they take on the competition at the Amarillo Civic Center Complex!

Amarillo Globe News Center: The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters and The Platters @ The Drifters, Cornell Gunter's Coasters and The Platters
Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Amarillo Globe News Center: The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters and The Platters


Tickets On Sale Now
Amarillo, TX – The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters and The Platters will be together, singing all of their hits at the Globe-News Center on Friday January 10 at 7:30 P.M. Three rock and roll hall of fame legends on the same stage, for one night only. With more than 94 charted records and 45 top 10 hits combined, you’ll hear favorites like Under The Boardwalk, Stand By Me, On Broadway, This Magic Moment, Up On The Roof, Save The Last Dance for Me, Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown, Poison Ivy, Only You, The Great Pretender, Magic Touch, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, and many more. Tickets on sale can be purchased at the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Box Office, by calling (806) 378-3096 or online at panhandletickets.com.
About The Drifters: The history of rhythm and blues is filled with vocal groups whose names — the Orioles, the Cadillacs, the Crows, the Flamingos, the Moonglows, the Coasters, the Penguins — are held in reverence by fanatics and devotees. The Drifters are part of an even more exclusive fraternity, as a group that managed to carve out a place for themselves in the R&B firmament and also define that music, not only at its inception as a national chart phenomenon in the early ’50s but also in the decade that followed. Their place in history is as complex as their role in it, by virtue of the fact that there are two distinct phases to their music and the continuity of their membership, and their extraordinary longevity — only the Platters could claim as great a span of years as an active recording unit.
About Cornell Gunter’s Coasters: The Coasters were one of the few artists in rock history to successfully straddle the line between music and comedy. Their undeniably funny lyrics and on-stage antics might have suggested a simple troupe of clowns, but Coasters records were no mere novelties — their material, supplied by the legendary team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, was too witty, their arrangements too well-crafted, and the group itself too musically proficient. That engaging and infectious combination made them one of the most popular early R&B/rock & roll acts, as well as one of the most consistently entertaining doo wop/vocal groups of all time.
About The Platters: With classics such as “The Great Pretender,” “Only You,” and their rendition of “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” the Platters were one of the preeminent doo-wop groups of the rock & roll era. Under the guidance of manager and producer Buck Ram, the Platters churned out hit after hit during the 1950s, bridging the gap between more traditional vocal-group stylings and the popular R&B grooves of the early ’50s. Their sound was unique, marked by lead singer Tony Williams’ powerful vocals and the feminine touch of singer Zola Taylor.

Han Owens
Marketing Administrator
Amarillo Civic Center Complex