Andrea Harden Member Spotlight - July

Name: Andrea Harden Where do you work? Midway Plumbing What’s your job title/what do you do? Office manager; I ensure our employees are taken care of when it comes to not only their day to day activities, but any other issues with finances, scheduling, and sometimes even personal issues. All employees turn to me for advice when it comes to different jobs or opportunities that the company may have. I also work side-by-side with the owner, David Ratliff, to ensure all our customers are taken care of to the best of our ability. I’m basically like the mother hen of the chicken coop. Where are you from? Eastland, Texas How long have you lived in Abilene and what brought you here? I’ve been in Abi

Grant Vandever Member Spotlight - July

Name: Grant Vandever Where do you work?: The name of the company is Oddly Natural: Digital, Branding, & PR. What’s your job title/what do you do?: People ask this every once and a while. My official title is Co-Founder/Director of Concept Curation. Where are you from? There is no place like home! I am Abilene, born and bred. What is your favorite thing about living in the Big Country? Don’t even have to think twice - no traffic. What do you do in your free time? “Treat Yo Self!”(hah) Actually, I love to create as much content, specifically about Abilene and the marketing industry, as possible: podcasts, web series, and medium posts. Oh, and movies. I watch A LOT of movies. Do you serve on an

Good Things Happening in Abilene!

Is it just me, or are we in the middle of one awesome summer? Or would that be “awesummer?” Great weather, good rain, things outside are still green, people are out and about…that’s a big deal! Hello AYPeeps! It’s been awhile since I reached out to you, and I have a lot of things that have come across my desk that I want to share with you. First, let me give you a quickie update on what’s up downtown. As you know, the bills we advocated for in Austin have passed and became Texas law on June 18. Those bills, introduced in the House by Representative Stan Lambert and in the Senate by Senator Dawn Buckingham, redirect Hotel Occupancy and sales tax revenue normally collected in Abilene and sent