National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
Formed in 1984, the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) is the national trade association for the PEO industry. NAPEO's vision is to represent an industry that is well-recognized and widely acknowledged as providing a valuable employer service to the United States business community.www.napeo.org
American Payroll Association (APA)
Founded in 1982, the American Payroll Association is the professional society for Payroll Professionals.
APA is the nation's leader in payroll education.
International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE)
The IAFE began in 1885 with a half dozen fairs. Today, the IAFE represents more
than 1,300 fairs around the world, and more than 1,300 members from allied fields.
Throughout the years, the IAFE has remained true to its purpose of promoting and
encouraging the development and improvement of fairs, shows, and expositions.
International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)
Representing public assembly facilities from around the globe, IAVM Active members
include managers and senior executives from auditorium, arenas, convention centers,
exhibit halls, stadiums, performing arts theaters, and amphitheaters. Member facilities
represent huge expenditures of public and private funds. They attract millions of
patrons to an astonishing variety of events from football to basketball, from baseball
to hockey, from rock concerts to conventions, conferences, ballets...the list is
almost endless. IAVM also counts more than 400 Allied companies among its members.
These companies provide products and services used by managers. Through their IAVM
membership, these Allied members are able to present their products to this vast
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association
devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in
over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances
the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated
chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.
Western Fairs Association (WFA)
Founded in 1922 and incorporated in 1945, Western Fairs Association (WFA) is a non-profit
trade association serving the fair industry throughout the Western United States
and Canada. The association's primary purpose is to assist in maintaining the highest
professional standards within the fair industry through a voluntary network of individuals
and organizations. The primary objective of Western Fairs Association is to promote
the prosperity of fairs through educational activities, training programs, and legislative
advocacy. Currently Western Fairs serves more than 800 members, representing fair-related
businesses, fair management, fair board directors, festivals, and industry associations.
Canadian Association of Fairs & Exhibitions (CAFE)
The Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions (CAFE) is a non-profit organization
established in 1924 and largely funded by membership fees. We represent Canadian
rural fairs, urban exhibitions, agricultural societies, provincial associations,
industry service providers, and affiliate associations, with a direct interest in
Texas Payroll Conference (TPC)
Texas Association of Fairs & Events (TAF&E)
Florida Federation of Fairs and Livestock Shows (FFFLS)
Kentucky Association of Fairs & Horse Shows (KAFHS)
Oklahoma Association of Fairs & Festivals (OAFF)
Ohio Fair Managers Association (OFMA)
Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs (PSACF)
Washington State Fairs Association (WSFA)
Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
For 99 years, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has been working to build a better Lubbock.
The Chamber works for its member businesses in many ways, including offering networking and educational opportunities.