Round Rock Chamber sets priorities for 2019, looks back on successes of 2018

Mike Odom will leave the Round Rock Chamber and begin work at the Knoxville Chamber on June 3.

Mike Odom will leave the Round Rock Chamber and begin work at the Knoxville Chamber on June 3.

At the Round Rock Chamber's monthly lunch meeting Dec. 4, President and CEO Mike Odom announced the chamber's top priorities for the upcoming year and looked back on some of the chamber's successes in 2018.

"Our priorities for 2019 were created to deliver meaningful and measurable results for our investors in areas of need," Odom said in a release. "They are designed in coordination with our economic-generation mission and where we can affect positive outcomes."

The chamber's top priorities for 2019 include:

  • strategy for business retention and expansion marketing and outreach;

  • six economic development project wins;

  • apprenticeship strategy;

  • community workforce assessment; and

  • chamber awareness campaign.


Odom also acknowledged several results and successes from the chamber's efforts over the past year, including:

  • five economic development wins, which generated more than 200 jobs and roughly $30 million in capital investment;

  • six business attraction trips, including one in India;

  • 135 business retention and expansion visits; and

  • the accelerated certification program, which resulted in 54 participants receiving certification in HVAC and plumbing.


Other 2018 results included upgrades to the chamber's website, awards and efforts with local entrepreneurs.