June 29, 2020
MONDAY MEMO
Our Mission: Promote economic growth of the business community.
Denton County OPEN Phase II offers $20 million in grants for businesses
One week left to apply

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.
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.

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. 
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NO LEADS Networking this Friday!

No Leads meeting this Friday, July 3rd, due to the July 4th holiday.

But join us the next week - Friday, July 10 - only on ZOOM!
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT

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.
READY FOR BOOKINGS!

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 :
Florists
Caterers
DJ's
Musicians
Restaurants
Bakeries
Salons
Rental companies
Photo booth
Photographers
Wine shops
Officiants
Makeup/lashes
Valet services
Wedding planners
Bartenders
Promotional products
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Stay up-to-date on everything going on at your Lewisville Area Chamber by signing up for our text alerts. This is an easy way to stay connected and we promise not to overload you!

It's easy - just text the phrase "LewisvilleAlerts" to 76226 or follow the instructions in the video to get started.
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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Medical City Lewisville Receives Patient Safety Excellence Award
Healthgrades award places hospital in top 10% nationally for patient safety

For the third year in a row, Medical City Lewisville is in the top 10 percent of U.S. hospitals recognized for patient safety according to  Healthgrades , the leading online resource for information about hospitals and physicians.

Medical City Lewisville received the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, which recognizes excellent performance in safety provided for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for 13 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

“It is a great honor to receive this award, which is indicative of our hospital’s unwavering dedication to providing the highest quality, safe care to our patients. It is even more meaningful to receive the Healthgrades’ Patient Safety Excellence Award at a time when patients’ and the community’s need for the delivery of care within a safe environment is needed the most,” said LaSharndra Barbarin, CEO of Medical City Lewisville. “This award exemplifies our continued commitment to our mission and to the care and improvement of human life.”

Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were significantly less likely to experience complications including collapsed lung, hip fracture following surgery, pressure sores, and catheter-related bloodstream infections, among others. In addition, if all hospitals in the country performed at the high level of award recipients for each of the 13 patient safety indicators, nearly 110,864 patient safety events could have been avoided.

“We are proud to recognize the recipients of the 2020 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, which shines a spotlight on the hospitals that are preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications, for patients during their hospital stay,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud these hospitals and their commitment to providing the best possible care for every patient.”

On April 30, 11 Medical City Healthcare hospitals were also awarded an “A” in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. Medical City Healthcare received more top safety scores than any other North Texas hospital system.

Medical City Lewisville is a part of Medical City Healthcare . For more information, visit MedicalCityLewisville.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter .
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940-498-6470 for free Business Counseling in Denton County.
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