• May 28, 2018 Newsletter

  • Weekly Edition No. 257 | May 28, 2018
    The mission of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote economic growth of the business community.
    From the Chamber
    Friday is a big day this week with TWO exciting opportunities to network and meet new people! If you haven’t already, put our LEADS Power Networking meetings on your calendar. We meet every Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. at the chamber office, and it’s the perfect way to connect with other businesses. Give it a try – you’ll be glad you did!
     
    Also, we are ramping our Women’s Division up again with a casual, fun lunch this Friday at Verf’s Grill & Tavern. We want to give women in business more ways to connect and an opportunity to support and encourage each other. This is just a “show up and order from the menu” kind of event, and we would love to have you there!
     
    As always, we put our members first and are constantly looking for more ways to provide what your business needs!
     
    Lori Fickling
    President/CEO
    Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce
    Get Involved
    Women Leading Business lunch
    Friday, June 1, 2018
    11:30 AM
    You're invited to a seat at the table! Join us Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Verf’s Grill & Tavern for our Women Leading Business Luncheon!
     
    Come share your wisdom, experience, failures, and joys with a group of women committed to your growth. No entry fee, just buy your own lunch.
     
    Bring a friend! Hope to see you there!!
    Women Leading Business Conference & Expo
    Thursday, June 28th
    8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    The Women Leading Business Conference & Expo, like the Women’s Division, was created to meet the unique professional and personal educational needs of women in business and women-owned businesses. This day long conference features female speakers with inspiring messages of perseverance, leadership, and success. The conference will also feature mini breakout sessions that offer tangible resources to help attendees achieve success personally and professionally.
    Take part in the 33rd Class of Leadership Lewisville....the BEST Class!
     
    Leadership Lewisville, a program of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce, educates, inspires and provides opportunities to develop and polish your leadership skills. The nine-month intensive leadership development program features substantial community leaders to facilitate, provide information and stimulate discussion on how to strengthen and incorporate leadership each day.
     
    Are you or someone you know ready to take your leadership to the next level? Consider investing in Leadership Lewisville, one of the longest running leadership programs in North Texas. Invest in your future today.
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    Business Food For Thought...
    Trello
    The Simple Reason Why It’s Time To Ban Laptops In Meetings
    A professor walks into a lecture hall and glances around at a packed house of students typing away on screens. As the clock indicates it’s time to get started, she clears her throat and asks everyone to put their laptops away before class.
    Small Business Trends
    10 Things You’re Missing Out on by Using a Personal Email Account to Do Your Email Marketing
    If you’re like a lot of small businesses and organizations, you may be using a personal email account — like Gmail, Outlook, AOL, or Yahoo — to communicate with a group of email contacts.
    Forbes
    The Millennial Workforce Needs Mentors, Not Managers
    Millennials are currently the largest generation in the U.S. labor force and will comprise more than 75% of the workforce by 2025. Not only that, Millennials now have the most spending power of any generation, which means that creating a work environment that they can thrive in matters more than ever.
    Upcoming Events
    LEADS Power Networking
    LEADS Power Networking
    Every Friday from 7:45 - 9:00 AM
    Get to know more than 40 area businesses at our no cost LEADS meetings held on Friday mornings.
     
    June's meetings will be held at the Chamber offices, 551 N. Valley Parkway.
    Ribbon Cutting - Bill Collins Edward Jones
    Friday, June 1, 2018
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Join us in celebrating the new location of Certified Financial Advisor, Bill Collins Edward Jones
     
    Location:
    Forums at the River Walk
    3700 River Walk Drive, Suite 285
    Flower Mound, TX 75028
    Ribbon Sponsor:
    Chamber 101 (Member Orientation)
    Tuesday, June 5th
    8:30 - 9:30 AM
    Whether you are a new member or a long-time member, the Chamber Staff invites you to attend member orientation. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with other members, meet the Chamber Staff, and gain a better understanding of the membership benefits and chamber programs.
     
    There is no fee to attend this informative session, however, you must RSVP. Seating is limited
    Hot Deals
    Receive a FREE Employment Compliance Audit & Consultation - Contact Us Today
    As a member of the Chamber, you have the opportunity to offer special discounts to other Chamber members. When you login to your profile in the Chamber's website, click the "Hot Deals" button on the left-side of the Welcome page and you'll be able to see all of the Hot Deals members have available.
     
    At the top of the Hot Deals list, click the "Add Hot Deal" button to create one, or the "Manage Hot Deals" button to update your existing deals.
     
    We will start listing various Hot Deals in our Monday Memo, so be sure to add yours today!
    Resources
    Building Business Success
    SCORE provides no cost confidential one-on-one business counseling to help individual business owners succeed.
    Schedule a Mentoring Session:
    (972) 436-9571
    Contact the North Texas SBDC at
    (940) 498-6470 for free Business Counseling in Denton County.
    Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce
    972-436-9571
     
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