October 9, 2017 Newsletter
October 9, 2017 Newsletter
Weekly Edition No. 226In This IssueJoin Now
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At your service,
Ray Hernández, IOM
Lewisville Area Chamber of CommerceBusiness Food For Thought...Free EnterpriseSmall Businesses Are Big Targets for Cybercriminals, Here's How to Thwart ThemAs Internet tools become an indispensable part of running a company, small businesses have increasingly become lucrative targets for cybercriminals wielding ransomware, phishing scams, and adware-like weapons, according to Alejandro N. Mayorkas, deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security.Harvard Business ReviewForming Stronger Bonds with People at WorkConnecting with others is at the heart of human nature. Recent research emphasizes that the power of connections can help us be creative, resilient, even live longer. But we can easily overlook the importance of these bonds.Stanford BusinessThe Lingering Impact of Promotional Price CutsIn the brick-and-mortar marketplace, one of the risks of offering splashy short-term price cuts is that shoppers can become desensitized to such promotions, forcing sellers to continue feeding their customers' "deal addiction" in a cycle of ever-deepening discounts.Entrepreneurer6 Strategies for Avoiding the 'Race to the Bottom' Price War You Don't Want to WinRFP. If you're an entrepreneur who ever has to go to tender with your product or service - those three little letters can raise your blood pressure and unleash a barrage of expletives. Why? Inherently, we know that a high percentage of the time, Requests For Pricing (or Proposal) are often decided by the lowest cost provider. Of course, this is not always the case, as several variables may influence the decision, but you get the point.Did You Know?What's Important to you,Is Important to Us.Please take a few minutes to let us know what's most important to you and your organization in this quick survey.2018 Business & Community Guide
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8:00 - 9:00 AMGet to know more than 60 area businesses at our no cost LEADS meetings held on Friday mornings.Wednesday, October 11th7:45-9:00AM
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Texas Chamber of Commerce Week ProclamationMonday, October 16th7-7:30pmWe are excited to celebrate Chamber of Commerce Week in Texas October 16 - 20, 2017. Join us on Monday evening for our proclamation event at City Hall in Lewisville, 151 W Church St, Lewisville, TXOctober Partnership LuncheonTuesday, October 2411:30am - 1pmLewisville Area Chamber of Commerce
972-436-9571551 North Valley Pkwy
Lewisville, TX 75067
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