September 17, 2019

3 Ways to Build a Culture of Collaborative Innovation
by Kate Isaacs and Deborah Ancona

All organizations have the ability to be smarter than the sum of their members' intelligence and talent. Unfortunately, most are actually dumber. The good news is there are a handful of practical steps to boost collective intelligence.

Create tools that allow everyone to communicate strategically about innovation. Good ideas can come from all corners of a company, but would-be innovators may need help developing a strong strategic argument. 
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the innovative government agency focused on transformational breakthroughs in national security, uses a set of simple q uestions called the Heilmeier Catechism (named after a former director), to think through and evaluate proposed research programs:

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Longview Regional Medical Center 

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Spring Hill State Bank

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Capitol Connect!

86th session review with our five state elected officials:  
  • Senator Hughes
  • Representative Clardy
  • Representative Dean 
  • Representative Hefner
  • Representative Paddie  

Nine area chambers - Gladewater, Henderson, Jacksonville, Kilgore, Lindale, Longview, Nacogdoches County, Shelby County, and Tyler - come together to provide this important regional discussion. 
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Reservations required. Sign up online:
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Time for Large Business and Manufacturer Award Nominations
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Nominations now being accepted for the Longview Chamber of Commerce 2019 Large Business and Manufacturer Awards. Nominate your company or a company you feel has created growth through innovation and financial sustainability, and has corporate citizenship exhibited throughout the Longview community. 

We are accepting nominations until September 27, 2019.  

Awards to be presented at the 2020 Annual Banquet. 

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2019 Business After Hours - Southside Bank
2019 Business After Hours - Southside Bank
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Contact Kelley Moses at 903.757.4000, for more information or to donate a door prize.

Community Health Survey
Take part in a study to obtain community input as we explore ways to build a strong culture of health and well-being across diverse community sectors. Conducted by the Longview Chamber of Commerce.  Click here to access the survey.

On behalf of the Longview Chamber's HealthyVIEW Task Force we are asking for your help. Would you complete the HealthyVIEW Survey as well as share it with your friends and family in the Longview trade area?
The purpose of the study is to get your input as we explore ways to build a strong culture of health and well-being across diverse community sectors. The results will be used in planning and decision making. Dr. Albert Reyes, CEO of Buckner International will present the findings at the Chamber's annual meeting on January 28, 2020. 

The survey looks at a wide range of issues, grouped broadly into five categories:
  • Physical Health
  • Financial Health
  • Community Health
  • Mental & Spiritual Health 
  • Workplace Health
Thank you in advance for completing the HealthyVIEW Survey!  

Uniquely Longview Sesquicentennial Edition Opportunity

The special 2020 edition of Uniquely Longview will highlight Longview's past, present and future, serving as a keepsake piece and an opportunity for supporters to join in the City's sesquicentennial celebration.  By purchasing a commemorative ad space in UL 2020, you have the occasion to share your Longview story with thousands of readers in the Longview metropolitan area!

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Call 903.758.1773, Ext. 106 

Connect by Volunteering for Chamber Classic

Title Sponsor - VeraBank
Gift Sponsors - Gym Box, ServiceMaster 
Par 3 Poker Hole Sponsor - Alco-Air

The Classic will be held once again at The Pinecrest Country Club on Friday, October 4, 2019. Volunteers needed for shifts throughout the day. Wear your company logo and promote your business while you serve!


September 18

September 19
RC - Fabrication Solutions & Technologies

September 20
RC - Your CBD Store

September 24
BAH - Southside Bank

September 30
East Texas Coalition - Capitol Connection

October 2
RC - CSS Healthcare

October 4
The Chamber Classic

October 17
RC - Bear Creek Smokehouse Store

Need information on ribbon cuttings?  Contact  Bianca Adams
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