• October 9, 2017 Newsletter

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    Monday Memo_ Stay Informed
    Weekly Edition No. 226
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    October 9, 2017 
     
    Yesterday I received an email with an attachment and a message to download important files from a director level staff member of a neighboring Chamber of Commerce. I do know the person sending the email but I have never communicated with them via email.
     
    I called and left a message concerning the authenticity of the email. Late this morning, I received a returned phone call stating that they were hacked yesterday and for me not to open any emails.
     
    This is a timely reminder of the importance to have the latest information on Cyber Security. As you may know, we are partnering with Microsoft on a morning one-hour training on Wednesday. A few seats remain so If you want to attend please reach out to us today.

    Ray Hernandez IOM
    At your service,

    Ray Hernández, IOM
    President
    Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce
    Business Food For Thought...
    Free Enterprise
    Small Businesses Are Big Targets for Cybercriminals, Here's How to Thwart Them
    As 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 Review
    Forming Stronger Bonds with People at Work
    Connecting 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 Business
    The Lingering Impact of Promotional Price Cuts
    In 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.
     
    Entrepreneurer
    6 Strategies for Avoiding the 'Race to the Bottom' Price War You Don't Want to Win
    RFP. 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.
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    2018 Business & Community Guide

    Have you received a phone call about advertising in the Chamber's Business & Community Guide?

    2018 Lewisville Chamber Business _ Community Guide The Chamber has partnered with Metro Media Publishing to produce the 2018 Business & Community Guide.

    NEW this year is an enhanced digital edition that will be distributed via email to all members.

    Promote Your Business
    1. Make sure your directory listing is up to date
    2. Consider purchasing additional advertising space in the publication
    Ready to advertise? Contact Tammie Easson, our Metro Media representative, at (417) 629-7935 or [email protected].
     
    What's Happening
    LEADS Power Networking
    LEADS Power Networking
    Every Friday
    8:00 - 9:00 AM
     
    Get to know more than 60 area businesses at our no cost LEADS meetings held on Friday mornings.
     
    October's meetings are sponsored by, and held at Attiva Lewisville, 901 N. Garden Ridge Blvd, Lewisville, TX 75077.
    Exclusive Microsoft Training_ Safeguard Your Business
    Wednesday, October 11th
    7:45-9:00AM

    Learn how solutions from Microsoft can provide your business with built-in protection as well as resiliency and recovery capabilities at every level of your technology platform.  Register Today!
     
    Texas Chamber of Commerce Week Proclamation
    Monday, October 16th
    7-7:30pm
    2017 Texas Chamber of Commerce Weel
    We 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, TX
     
    Chamber Night Out
    Thursday, October 19th
    October 2017 Chamber Night Out
    October Partnership Luncheon
    Tuesday, October 24
    11:30am - 1pm
    October 2017 Partnership Luncheon
    Southern Denton County Business & Community Expo 2017
    November 2
    Southern Denton County Business _ Community Expo
    Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce
    972-436-9571
    551 North Valley Pkwy
    Lewisville, TX 75067
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