The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced their 2015 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Winners for their success, innovation, and contributions to economic growth and free enterprise. Winners were selected out of a a record number of applicants from communities across the nation. Applicants are evaluated in four key areas including strategic planning, employee development, community involvement, and customer service.
The Installation of a one-of-a-kind 3D window decal will begin at 9:00 a.m. on December 2nd in downtown Longview. This transformation will take place at 101 West Tyler Street and will be placed by Sign Pro of Longview. A must-see design, the decal is the second 3D version to be installed in the state of Texas; the first decal was unveiled in Fort Worth.
The annual planning session for the Longview Chamber of Commerce will take place on October 30, 2014. Board members will look to fine tune the focus for the Chamber of Commerce to ensure the organizations strategic intent remains in alignment with the mission, vision and core values of the organization.
Longview Mayor Jay Dean will take the stage during the Longview Chamber of Commerce's Membership Luncheon on Friday September 19, 2014, for his last State of the City address. Elected officials, business leaders and community leaders will come together to celebrate the accomplishments of the Longview Community. The luncheon will be held at Pint Crest Country Club from 11:30am-1:00 pm.
LONGVIEW, TEXAS-Effective today, the Longview Chamber of Commerce is introducing Save Local Now, its newest "Buy Local" program. Save Local Now (savelocalnow.com) is a website and iPhone and Android app that gives people access to exclusive offers from their favorite businesses. Locals and tourists alike can use Save Local Now to access deals, events and savings where they shop, eat and play from any browser on any device. Saving money and buying local in the Longview area has never been easier.
The Longview Chamber of Commerce recently announced the completion of the second phase of the Way-finding project for Longview. The Chamber, through the Longview Main Street launched its way-finding initiative in the summer of 2008 to provide a clear visual language and graphic standard that can be universally understood. More than just signs, this innovative navigational system provides the critical function of helping people find their way to popular landmarks and service districts in Longview.
Longview will be represented at the Oklahoma Economic Development Institute in Dallas, Texas on May 5-8. Diana Northcutt, Retail Development Coordinator for the Longview Chamber will be attending OU EDI, the only professional level program of its type in the U.S., provides professional economic developers with up-to-date knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in today's constantly changing economic development marketplace.
The Longview Chamber of Commerce will be well represented at the Northeast Texas Roundtable in Paris April 22. Kayla Cantey and Diana Northcutt with the Longview Chamber of Commerce will be among the attendees at this year's event.
The city of Longview was well represented at this year's Texas Travel Counselors Conference held April 13-18 in South Padre Island. Margie Harris, Tourism Services Manager, for the Longview Chamber of Commerce Convention & Tourism Bureau, participated in this annual event.
Longview was well represented at the 2014 Fort Worth Home and Garden Show held at the Fort Worth Convention Center February 21-23.
Kilgore and Longview Chambers of Commerce Team up for Elected Officials' Forum
The Longview Chamber has hosted annual elected officials' forums for a number of years. Due to the successful partnership with Kilgore Chamber on advocacy trips to Austin, it was decided to host joint events when it was in the best interest of the county. This is the FIRST joint elected officials' forum hosted by the chambers.
Top local industry experts highlighted the 2014 Retail Forecast held at the Omni Dallas Hotel January 30. Diana Northcutt, Retail Development Coordinator with the Longview Chamber of Commerce, attended this year's conference and gained insight into the retail forecast for 2014.
Longview Main Street has been commended for successful annual progress as a designated Main Street community. The Texas Historical Commission's (THC) Texas Main Street Program (TMSP) made the announcement at the winter gathering of Texas Main Street managers in Seguin, an original 1981 Texas Main Street city.
Longview Main Street was well represented at the 2014 Main Street Conference in Seguin. Kayla Cantey, Convention Meetings and Main Street Manager, was one of hundreds of Main Street Managers who attended. Session workshops include inclusion in the workplace, how to manage and market downtown property inventory, panel discussions of successful special events and how to promote Main Street programs through social media.
Longview was well represented at the 2014 Katy Home and Garden Show January 26 & 27.
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