June 22, 2020
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Denton County OPEN offers $20 million in grants for businesses

Denton County Commissioners Court is launching the second phase of a small business grant program at noon on Monday, June 22, 2020, through noon on Monday, July 6, 2020, to provide up to $50,000 grants to Denton County businesses who have been negatively financially impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Denton County Commissioners Court continues to be committed to helping our local businesses recover from the financial losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “This Phase II continues our efforts to help in the recovery of our local economy."

In Phase II of Denton County OPEN, for profit businesses headquartered and located in Denton County with 100 or fewer employees (excluding ineligible entities listed below) are eligible to apply.

The amount a business can receive will be based on the documented negative financial impact of COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 and June 20, 2020. 

The $20 million identified for the Denton County OPEN grant is a portion of the stimulus money Denton County received from the US Department of Treasury under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). Denton County is re-investing these funds into the Denton County OPEN program to benefit Denton County businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Michael Talley, Director of Economic Development for Denton County, worked with the Commissioners Court to implement a Chapter 381 Economic Development Agreement to allow the county to administer and develop a program to make grants of public money stimulate, encourage and develop commercial activity in the county.

Click the tab below for specific information or email questions to OPENgrants@dentoncounty.gov or call 940-349-4280 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
In Person TOMORROW or by Zoom
11:30 AM - 1 PM

Join us TOMORROW, June 23, at the newly remodeled Chamber office for our first in-person gathering ! This is a special event as we graduate our 2019-2020 Leadership Lewisville class!

Space is limited due to social distancing requirements so please register TODAY! We would love to see your face!

Lewisville Chamber's 551 Event Center
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This Friday's LEADS Networking meeting is IN-PERSON for all who want to jump off zoom and into a space with other people at the Chamber office - and the rest of our attendees will join us again on ZOOM.

Don't forget to RSVP through the Chamber website HERE !!

Looking for an office space to lease? The Lewisville Area Chamber has a 12' x 14' space available for rent. Perfect for a one person office or for 2-3 people to share a workspace.

Call the chamber office at 972-436-9571 for more details.

The 551 Event Center , powered by the Lewisville Area Chamber, is open for business! This is a space for events large and small. Whether you're planning a corporate event, a wedding, a party, or any other type of event - for anywhere from 10 to 100 - the 551 Event Center is the place for you!

Stop by and see our space - you'll love it!

Also, if you are a member business in any of the following areas and would like to be on our preferred vendor list, please contact us :
Rental companies
Photo booth
Wine shops
Valet services
Wedding planners
Promotional products
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Need guidance navigating these uncertain times in business? It's a great time to catch up on a few episodes of  Mind Your Business , the Lewisville Area Chamber's radio show and podcast, and get a little encouragement and inspiration along the way!

Check out the podcasts anytime or tune in Saturday evenings at 8 PM to join us for a business round-table covering subjects affecting both small and large businesses.
“Mind Your Business” Radio Show & Podcast ALWAYS ON!
660AM The Answer
Saturday evenings, 8:00PM
Listen to our episodes currently available:
  • The Power of Networking
  • Building Fierce Strategic Partnerships
  • Bridging the Generation Gap
  • What Your Body Language is Really Saying
  • How to Value Your Employees
  • Effectively Working Remotely
  • Pivoting Your Business Model
  • Leading Through Crisis
  • Reaching Out When Everyone Is In
  • New Day, New Opportunities - How to Transition
  • Coming Back Strong!
Sponsorship opportunities for weekly or monthly programming are available at reasonable rates. Contact Lisa Vanatta or Lori Fickling for more information.
The 2020 Census is underway and households across America are responding every day.

The Constitution mandates the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

There’s still time to shape the future for our community. Complete your  2020 Census  now online, by phone, or by mail. Visit  2020Census.gov.
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We have a growing commercial department in agency established 24 years ago. Customer Service Rep will work with agent and other CSR, review policies, communicate with customers, process changes, issue certificates, assist with quoting process and more.  

Valid Texas Property Casualty license is a plus. Commercial experience not necessary. Must be detail oriented, willing to learn and able to multi-task.  Email your resume to Kathy Duke at kathy@ciaauto.com.
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