September 4, 2019

Make Work Fun Again!
by Michael Pietrzak

"Here, memorize these dates or you'll end up living in a van down by the river!"

I just summarized Western education; you're welcome.

Our disdain for discipline starts soon after our first day of school and grows as the stakes are artificially inflated. We're taught to pass arbitrary tests, but not why work matters.

We learn that work is drudgery, something that's reinforced when we enter The Real World.
How do we opt out? You could always sell your worldly possessions and live in a Bhutanese monastery. (I hear it's tricky to get a visa.)

But it's far easier to change your mindset.

I propose a platform we can all get behind:  Make Work Fun Again.Let me show you how.
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Longview Regional Medical Center 

Express Employment Professionals

Spring Hill State Bank

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. 

Maximizing Your Investment Dollars
Why just buy advertising when there is so much more you can do to develop your company's brand?

Advertising is great, but public relations and community affairs build relationships. Sponsoring events and programs through the Longview Chamber of Commerce includes all three branding strategies in one effective multifaceted strategy.

Sponsoring these events and programs gives your company the publicity and 
brand recognition you need in a positive and receptive environment.   Business leaders recognize and appreciate companies that help them gain knowledge and make important contacts.

The 2019 Total Resource Campaign (TRC) is kicking off soon. The Campaign will run until November 6.   Click here for more on TRC!

If you interested in volunteering or supporting this year's TRC, please contact Stephanie Raudales

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!


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RC - Education by Design

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September 19
RC - Fabrication Solutions & Technologies

September 24
BAH - Southside Bank

September 30
East Texas Coalition - Capitol Connection

October 4
The Chamber Classic

October 17
RC - Bear Creek Smokehouse

Need information on ribbon cuttings?  Contact  Bianca Adams
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