May 11, 2020
MONDAY MEMO
Our Mission: Promote economic growth of the business community.
OPEN Grant Workshop Today at 4:00 on Zoom

To help the businesses that have been closed the longest and negatively impacted by COVID-19, Denton County has launched the OPEN Grant Program , with $2.2 million available through grants for businesses physically operating within Denton County.

Join us this afternoon at 4:00 for an OPEN Grant Program workshop and Q&A with Denton County Economic Development Director Michael Talley. Just click the link to join us on Zoom:


Meeting ID: 878 3022 0400
Password: 906093

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It's easy to sign up - just text the phrase "LewisvilleAlerts" to 76226 or follow the instructions in the video to get started.
Join us every Friday morning for our weekly VIRTUAL LEADS NETWORKING meetings so we can stay connected - and also because we miss your face!

We hope to see you Friday through Zoom. We'll even have door prizes for those who RSVP through the Chamber website!!
COMING SOON!

The 551 Event Center, powered by the Lewisville Area Chamber, will open as soon as allowed by the governor!! This is a destination 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 and let us know:
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
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 business owners and representatives.
“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
  • Marketing to Your Target Audience
  • How to Value Your Employees
  • From Corporate World to Business Owner
  • Effectively Working Remotely
  • Pivoting Your Business Model
  • Leading Through Crisis
  • Reaching Out When Everyone Is In
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.
We are constantly updating our website with the latest COVID-19 news , including updated information on Denton County's Open For Business grants, as well as helpful articles. If you need assistance sorting through these resources, please contact us at 972-436-9571 or at info@lewisvillechamber.org .

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Medical City Healthcare Hospitals Nationally Recognized for Safety
11 Medical City Healthcare facilities earn “A” in spring 2020
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Eleven Medical City Healthcare hospitals have been awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade , more than any other North Texas hospital system.

Medical City Alliance, Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Denton, Medical City Fort Worth, Medical City Frisco, Medical City Las Colinas, Medical City Lewisville, Medical City McKinney, Medical City North Hills, and Medical City Plano are being recognized for protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

“From providing lifesaving and life improving surgeries to responding to the unique challenges of COVID-19, patient safety is always our top priority,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, president of Medical City Healthcare. “These superior safety ratings reflect our patient promise across the Medical City Healthcare system of hospitals to providing excellence always in every action, every patient, every time.”
 
“As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Medical City Healthcare facilities. They are role models in putting patients first and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”
 
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Celebrate Bike Month on the A-Train Bike Trail

The A-train Rail Trail runs alongside DCTA’s commuter rail line and was designed to complement its surroundings and adjacent facilities. The 19-mile trail is part of the agency's efforts to provide safe, customer-focused, efficient mobility solutions to Denton County, connecting transit facilities with key destinations within DCTA's member cities – Denton, Lewisville, Highland Village - and surrounding areas.
CoServ sets up relief fund to help Members and Customers

Our hearts go out to all North Texans who are suffering from COVID-19 and the financial hardships resulting from the shutdown of so many businesses.

Many of our neighbors have lost their jobs and can’t cover everyday expenses. To help these residential Members and Customers during this challenging time, CoServ has established the CCF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. (Note: This only applies to residential accounts; if you are a small business and need assistance, please visit  this special page  established by the U.S. Small Business Administration.) 

Working through the  CoServ Charitable Foundation  (CCF), CoServ has designated $200,000 to  seven social service agencies  to help provide financial assistance during this challenging time. Members and Customers financially affected by the pandemic are encouraged to contact one of the agencies listed below. The CoServ Charitable Foundation is an IRS-recognized 501(c)3 charity. All donations are tax-deductible, as allowed by law. 

In addition, please know that CoServ:
  • Has extended the suspension of residential disconnections for nonpayment through Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • Offers payment due-date extensions that will give customers the time they need to initiate the application process and receive assistance
  • Has created a secure online form that allows one-time tax-deductible donations to the relief fund by Members and Customers who would like to contribute. Log in to your SmartHub account for details.

To request COVID-19 financial assistance, please contact one of these agencies:

If you have questions about your account or need additional assistance, please  contact us .

Click here  for more COVID-19 resources and links. 
Resources
Building Business Success
SCORE provides no-cost confidential one-on-one business counseling to help individual business owners succeed.
Schedule a Mentoring Session:
972-436-9571
Contact the North Texas SBDC at
940-498-6470 for free Business Counseling in Denton County.
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