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President’s Weekly Update: March 24

March 24, 2021

Members of the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce:


Spring has sprung and we are having a great week in San Angelo.


This month’s luncheon was a great success. We learned about the outstanding things going on at Goodfellow Air Force Base from 17th Training Wing Commander Colonel Andres Nazario. The level of cooperation between the Base and our community is strong and, in many ways, unprecedented.  We appreciate the folks at Goodfellow for all the great things they are doing for our nation and for San Angelo!


Our community continues to respond well to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are grateful to all who are involved in the distribution of vaccinations. The #SleevesUpSanAngelo campaign is going well. We are happy to see that the rate and pace of vaccination is continuing to be strong. If you are over 16 years of age you can schedule an appointment and get your vaccine at by clicking here. I got my first vaccine installment last week and it was extremely quick and easy. The whole process took 20 minutes and was free of charge. Why not schedule your appointment today?


It is both a sacred right and a civic duty to vote. Being an informed voter is also a responsibility. Our elections are important since local elected officials will set the future agenda for our community. The Chamber is always politically neutral with respect to the candidates, but we certainly and enthusiastically support the election process. We will be holding two candidates’ forums in April. The Mayoral Candidate Forum will be held on Monday, April 12 and on Wednesday, April 14 we will hold the City Council Candidate Forum. Both events will be held at the Fort Concho Stables and will begin at 6:30 pm. We will have a structured program and will be entertaining written questions from the audience. Please register for this event to save your spot by clicking the links above or by visiting


I want to remind everyone that our new airline service from San Angelo to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport is starting soon with United Airlines offering twice daily service to Houston. The inaugural flight is on April 21. Bookings are available now on Book your travel today!


With ten consecutive months of increasing net membership, our Chamber family continues grow. If you know of a business that isn’t yet part of our chamber family, please let them know that they are most welcome!


We have a great calendar of activities planned so visit our new and improved website at often as we are continually providing updates. We have successfully navigated some very challenging times together as a community. I believe more than ever that in good times and in times of challenge there is nowhere else on the planet that I would rather be than San Angelo, Texas!



Walt Koenig

President and CEO

San Angelo Chamber of Commerce

Personal Cell: (321) 474-1332