Ribbon Cutting for On the Edge and L-Ann Imaging

The Victoria Chamber of Commerce will be cutting a ribbon for On the Edge and L-Ann Imaging’s brand new location on Thursday, April 3rd at 4:00 pm located at 203 Laurel right off Main St. Please join us as we show our support for On the Edge and L-Ann Imaging.  For more information call (361) 573-5277.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration – May 3rd

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

May 3, 2014 – Noon till 11 pm

Deleon Plaza – Down Town Victoria

This event will be a celebration of music and family-oriented traditions, featuring food, crafts, children’s fun area and entertainers from the Gulf Coast of Texas.  Proceeds from the event will finance college scholarships for our youth, the future of Victoria.



12:00pm – 1:00pm           Mariachi Serpientes De Oro            

1:00pm – 2:00pm             VISD Ballet Folklorico

2:00pm – 3:00pm             The Krystals

3:15pm – 4:15pm               Los Fabulocos

4:30pm – 5:30pm              A.S.G. Los Amigos

5:45pm – 6:45pm              Los Hermanos Farias (Tropa F)

7:00pm – 8:00pm             VALLEJO

8:15pm – 9:15pm              Chente Barrera

9:30pm – 11:00pm           Jimmy Gonzalez Y Grupo Mazz




Minority Business Council

Victoria Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 2465, Victoria, TX  77902

VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.victoriachamber.org

March Victoria Chamber Luncheon

Chamber-profile-placeholderCome join us at the March Victoria Chamber Luncheon on March 19, 2014 starting at 11:30 am at the Multi-purpose Room located at 3007 N. Ben Wilson on the UHV Campus. This month will feature Aaron Farmer. Mr. Farmer is Vice President with The Retail Coach and will speak to the Chamber about the Victoria Retail Market Analysis conducted for the City of Victoria. Should be very interesting. For reservation or more information call (361) 573-5277.

Groundbreaking for the VCS Companies

New ScissorsThe Victoria Chamber of Commerce will be Groundbreaking for the VCS Companies on Wednesday, March 19th at 4:00 pm located at 105 Twin Fountains Dr. Please join us as we show our support for the VCS Companies.  For more information call (361) 573-5277.

Lola Castro

Martin Aguayo

Board Member


HEB Food Stores

Dan Easton

Board Member


Victoria Advocate

Dr. Robert Jaklich

Board Member,


Victoria Independent School District

Victoria Chamber Quick Facts for February 2014

Welcome to the February Victoria Chamber Quick Facts.  We hope that the information in this email will benefit your business.


Local Housing

The average sales price for residential homes was $166,579 for the 12 months ending December 2013, up -1.0% versus the same period ending December 2012. Total sales of residential homes in the Victoria MLS for the same period was 909, 5.8% higher than the same period in 2012. Median home price for Victoria over the past 12 months is $151,000 up 2.0% from the same period in 2012. Total volume of sales was $151,420,093 compared to $144,497,832 up 4.8% from 2012. Active listings are 211 compared to 257 in 2012 down 17.9%. The average Days on Market for residential homes for the 12 months ending December, 2013 was 96, 1.0 % shorter than the same period last year.

There is a 2.8 Months Inventory in the Market.  Six months of inventory is considered a balanced market.

  • Information provided with permission by Lee Swearingen Report.


City Building Activity

The month of January saw 9 new residential permits issued. The total permitted valuation for residential permits is $1,598,495. There was 2 new commercial construction permits issued in Victoria for the month of January totaling $2,975,000.  New signs permits for the month of November were 5 with a total permitted amount of $47,463.  So for this fiscal year, 32 residential permits were issued with a valuation of $5,031,496 and 10 new construction permits were issued with a total valuation of $23,165,468.  The City’s fiscal year begins in October.


Texas Overtakes California in Tech Exports

Surpassing California for the first time, Texas is leading the nation in technology-related exports, according to a new report. State companies that make computers, semiconductors and communications equipment, among other products, exported more than $45 billion in products in 2012, according to the TechAmerica Foundation, a tech industry lobbying firm.



Eagle Ford Helps Anadarko Achieve Record Onshore Production

Anadarko set a new record for onshore U.S. sales volumes with 590,000 boe/d of production in the third quarter. The record was achieved through growth in areas like the Eagle Ford.

Anadarko’s Eagle Ford production grew 4% from the previous period to 50,000 boe/d in the third quarter. More impressively, the company has grown production from the play by 38% over this time in 2012.



Port of Victoria

Quite a bit is happening at the Port of Victoria.  In the Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting this week, Randy Bena with CivilCorp, reported that approximately 2 million barrels of oil are being exported out of the port each month.  The port now has 8 terminals up and running with the port looking to build another oil dock that will allow 2 and possibly 3 barges loading at the same time.  A barge parking facility is being built on a 1,800 acre site that the port owns South of INVISTA.  This will allow barges to be parked and stored for use.



2014 Victoria Chamber Transportation and Development Conference

Join us for the 2014 Victoria Chamber of Commerce Transportation and Development Conference, Title Sponsor, CivilCorp.   Panel discussion on transportation updates in the crossroads area with city, county, and state participation.  Economic Development Update with VEDC and leading industry in Victoria.  Continental breakfast and lunch.  $15 to attend.  March 6, 2014 at the UHV Multi-purpose Room at 3007 N. Ben Wilson from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm.  Sponsorships available. For more information or to make a reservation call (361) 573-5277.



New Chamber Members

All State Insurance Company                              Citius USA, LLC

5803 John Stockbauer                                                     1604 N. Ben Wilson

Victoria, Texas 77904                                                       Victoria, Texas 77901

(361) 578-3050                                                                  (361) 687-4153



DaVita Spring Creek Dialysis                               Elegant Limousine & Charter

301 E. Airline                                                                     1508 N. Ben Jordan

Victoria, Texas 77902-3343                                            Victoria, Texas 77902

(361) 572-3343                                                                  (361) 894-5466

www.davita.com                                                               www.elegantride.us


Rabo AgriFinance                                                    The Victoria Plastic Surgery Center

101 W. Goodwin, Suite 925                                            110 Medical Dr.

Victoria, Texas 77901                                                      Victoria, Texas 77904

(361) 249-4011                                                                 (361) 572-9833

www.raboag.com                                                             www.vpsc.net

Victoria Chamber’s Quarterly Newcomers Social

Hotel ExteriorThe Victoria Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Newcomers Social will be held on February 13, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 123 Huvar St.  If you are new to Victoria, come out and join us as we introduce you to some of the amenities of Victoria and tell you a little bit about our community.  Appetizers will be provided.  Cash Bar.  For more information call (361) 573-5277.