May 15, 2017 Newsletter
May 15, 2017 Newsletter
Weekly Edition No. 205In This IssueJoin Now
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This month's Chamber Night Out is sponsored by Bistecca, An Italian Steakhouse, and will be held at their restaurant at 2300 Highland Village Rd., Highland Village, TX 75077.Although it is free to attend Chamber Night Out, we ask you to register so that we can provide an accurate head count to Bistecca. See you there!Join us for food, fun and networking, and don't forget to bring extra business cards!
LEADS Power Networking
8:00 - 9:00 AMGet to know more than 60 area businesses at our no cost LEADS meetings held on Friday mornings.SAVE THE DATE
Monday, September 25, 2017 - Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 Annual Golf ClassicThursday, November 2, 2017 - Southern Denton County Business & Community Expo 2017Did You Know?Did you know the Ambassador Program is always accepting new members? Ambassadors are the first to meet and greet new members. They are the goodwill representatives of the organization. Learn moreSeeking the 2017-2018 LeadershipLewisville Class
Leadership Lewisville, a program of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce, educates, inspires and provides opportunities to develop and polish your leadership skills.Are you or someone you know ready to take your leadership to the next level?Find out more and and apply here.Business Food For Thought...For The Love of Solving ProblemsI don't know when curiosity took over. I grew up a fairly normal kid in a fairly normal family. I can remember taking things apart to see how they worked. Rarely did I get them back to working order afterwards. Sometime in late elementary or early middle school I built a telegraph station for a science project from an old board, a hinge, a bolt, a spool of wire, and a Coke can cut down to use as a switch to close the circuit.Do the smart thing, not the easy thing: hire diverse teamsDuring the first 20 years of my career, I rarely wrote or spoke about diversity. The focus of my work was primarily on healthcare and leadership transformation. However, as I took over the leadership of our UK and Ireland office in 2014, I knew I would get asked about diversity. Does diversity really matter for a company's financial performance? If so, how?EntrepreneurWhat Really Happens When You Hire the Wrong CandidateNo business owner wants to hire the wrong person for a job. Not only because they'll need to find a replacement candidate sooner than they'd like but also because making a bad hire drains energy and time and can cost a business in a number of ways.From the PresidentThe Denton County Women Leading Business Conference and Expo is fast approaching and attendees are in for an incredible day of inspirational learning. This is the event your entire team should attend as they will have the opportunity to network with their peers, visit with presenters who have presented to international audiences and learn in a safe environment without competition.Be sure to stay in touch with all things Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and subscribing to our YouTube channel. The Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce consistently brings new and exciting happenings to our business community that may benefit you, so be sure to stay connected with us.
At your service,
Ray Hernandez, IOM
Lewisville Area Chamber of CommerceLewisville Area Chamber of Commerce
972-436-9571551 North Valley Pkwy
Lewisville, TX 75067
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