March 19, 2019
How to Get Your To-Do List Done When You're Always in Meetings
by Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Each morning, you emphatically write at the top of your to-do list, "Work on presentation!" Perhaps you even underline it a time or two for emphasis. But at the end of the day, your resolve has turned to dismay: yet again, you spent most of your time in meetings. And when you had a bit of time between them, you didn't make any progress on your presentation.

So you keep waiting for the "perfect time" to sit down and knock out the whole project in one go. n a flurry of activity, you work day and night to get it done. You meet the deadline, but suffer in the process and dread the next time you need to finish another large task.
if this way of working has been your life-long pattern, you can develop a more sustainable and less stressful approach to projects. Here are some tips on how to get project work done even when you need to start and stop for meetings.
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2019 Business Before Hours - Healthy Solutions Edition at AAON Coil Products, Inc.
2019 Business Before Hours - Healthy Solutions Edition at AAON Coil Products, Inc.

Convene With Chamber Members for the first Healthy Solutions edition of Business Before Hours!  Enhance B2B Relationships and learn about what this company is doing to advance the health of their organization! 

Join us for a morning of building connections,
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WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019
7:45-9 a.m.

AAON Coil Products, Inc.
203 Gum Springs Rd
Longview, TX 75602

Contact Elisa Flores at 903.236.4403 for information or 
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Friday, April 26, 2019
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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!  Limited availability!

Convene for Better Health: Feel Good, Look Good, For Life!
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The HealthyVIEW initiative has really begun to resonate with business leaders in our area. The goal for the emphasis is to serve as the catalytic driver to convene key stakeholders in order to share information and pool resources related to wellbeing. Organizations from across industry clusters are seeking proven wellbeing tools with a ROI.  Through HealthyVIEW we aim to advocate for real, tangible solutions to create a culture of health for our community. 

We are excited to have secured Angela Gaffney, speaker, corporate consultant, wellness coach and author of  Feel Good, Look Good, For Life , as the keynote speaker for the 2019 HealthyVIEW Summit.

Angela is the President of Essential Health & Wellness, a firm focused on building healthy communities and organizations.     
The event will take place on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Infinity Event Center. 
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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.

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