April 2, 2019
Corporate America Can't Afford to Ignore Gen Z
by Tiffany Kary, Bloomberg News

Why it matters:
Brands courting Gen Z consumers will need to devise new marketing tactics to win over a group that doesn't care much about brands and depends more on word-of-mouth and social influencers than TV commercials and email campaigns. The group, which generally consists of people born in the mid-1990s to mid-2000s, is more likely than previous generations to spend money with companies that share their values.
It will be interesting to see if Gen Z sticks to its current preferences or ends up succumbing to the economic pressures that often come later in life. Ideals don't become principles until they cost you blood or treasure ... and things like mortgages and mouths to feed can weigh heavily when it comes time to choose between idealistic shopping and principled shopping.

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Champion Education: Ware East Texas Montessori Academy 5th Grade Career Showcase 

Friday, April 26, 2019
Ware East Texas Montessori Academy
601 W. Garfield Longview, TX 75602
Our employers offer and helps today's students become better equipped to become tomorrow's workforce. Together with Longview Economic Development Corporation and Junior Achievement of East Texas, showcase your company's career options to Longview ISD's Ware East Texas Montessori Academy 5th graders! 

Convene to Hear From The Candidates!   City Council District 6 Candidate Forum
Get to Know Your District 6 Candidates!
Join us for a structured candidate forum for Longview City Council General Election District 6. The candidates are:
  • Councilman Steve Pirtle 
  • Cierra Evans
There is the possibility of live streaming the event. The forum will be held in the Vera Bank Board Room at the Longview Chamber of Commerce Building.   Seating is limited.

For City Council District 6 election cycle:
  • Voter registration ends April 5, 2019
  • Early voting begins April 22, 2019

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Know the Risk!  Raise Your Shield!  Spear Phishing

Foreign intelligence entities, which may include foreign governments, corporations, and their proxies, are actively targeting information, assets, and technologies that are vital to both U.S. national security and our global competitiveness. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center is dedicated to raising awareness among government employees and private industry about these foreign intelligence threats, the risks they pose, and the defensive measures necessary for individuals and organizations to safeguard that which has been entrusted to their protection.

Your Chamber is Championing this effort by increasing awareness among the business community utilizing NCSC communications products.  These will enable personnel to better understand these threats and provide guidance and tips for protecting the sensitive information, assets, technologies, and networks to which employees have access.  It will also serve to help them protect their personal, confidential information that may be used by others to gain their trust.

Know the Risk - Raise Your Shield: Spear Phishing
Know the Risk - Raise Your Shield: Spear Phishing

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U. S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Awards

In partnership with MetLife, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the Dream Big Awards program. 

Dream Big recognizes companies for their dedication to the principles of free enterprise and contributions to restoring jobs and supporting economic growth. All businesses are evaluated in five key areas - business strategy and goals, growth and performance, employee practices, customer service, and community involvement.
If you know a small business that is committed to its customers, employees, and community, give them the special recognition they deserve by nominating them for the 2019 Dream Big Awards! Click here to nominate a small business now. Or, if you're interested in applying for a 2019 Dream Big Award, please click here.

There is no fee to submit a nomination or apply, and the online nomination form takes only minutes to complete. There is no limit to the number of businesses you can nominate.

Be sure to submit an application or nomination before the deadline on June 14, 2019.

The winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize and will be recognized during the Small Business Summit, October 16-17, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Learn more about the Dream Big Awards Program at

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