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5/15/2014 4:30:47 PM
RECon is the global convention for the shopping center industry and provides networking, deal making and educational opportunities for retail real estate professionals from around the world. With over 32,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors it is the largest industry convention, making it an unparalleled opportunity to do a year's worth of business in just three days!
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5/1/2014 11:22:14 AM

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.


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4/30/2014 11:37:22 AM
The next Discover Longview tour will be held on Friday, May 9 in conjunction with AlleyFest. To sign up go to www.LongviewChamber.com to register online or call (903) 753-3281 for more information.
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4/29/2014 4:25:15 PM
The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984. Localized events are presented in cities, states and travel businesses nationwide to champion the power of travel.
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4/23/2014 3:49:49 PM
The Longview Chamber of Commerce will recognize outstanding businesses in our community at the 2014 Small Business Awards Luncheon & Leadership Longview Graduation May 6 at Maude Cobb Convention Center.  The Chamber will recognize the following companies and individuals:  Small Business of the Year - Cynergy Technology; Minority Business of the Year - bc SPA by Beauti Control; Family-Owned Business of the Year - Longview Glass;  Entrepreneur of the Year - Robert & Jo Ann Crawley, Robert's Coffee & Vending  Services and Tourism Partner of the Year - Natalie Rabicoff.
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4/16/2014 1:57:41 PM

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.


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4/16/2014 11:49:18 AM

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.


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2/25/2014 1:35:01 PM

Longview was well represented at the 2014 Fort Worth Home and Garden Show held at the Fort Worth Convention Center February 21-23.


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2/3/2014 12:41:31 PM

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.




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1/30/2014 4:48:45 PM

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. 


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1/30/2014 9:33:11 AM

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.


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1/30/2014 9:30:34 AM

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.


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1/28/2014 3:34:26 PM

Longview was well represented at the 2014 Katy Home and Garden Show January 26 & 27.

 


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1/15/2014 2:40:29 PM

Special guest Gary Hoover will be presented at the Longview Chamber of Commerce as keynote speaker at their annual membership banquet January 14, 2014.  In keeping with the theme of this year's event and the 2014 program of work, Gary Hoover will share his successful experiences as an entrepreneur.  Hoover began his entrepreneurial journey at an early age.  His question about enterprises was, "What separates the losers from the winners?" At age 30, Hoover created pioneering book superstore BOOKSTOP which helped change the nature of book shopping in America.  When the company was seven years old it was sold to Barnes & Nobel for $41.5 million cash.


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1/15/2014 9:13:28 AM

Longview will be well represented at the 2014 Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus’ Mid-Winter Conference January 20-23 2014 in Dallas.  Margie Harris, Tourism Services Manager for the Longview Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau, will attend conference sessions presented by professionals in the tourism and convention industry to learn new techniques and best practices of other CVBs and to network with CVB professionals and industry experts.


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1/15/2014 9:10:17 AM

Local leaders of industry and C-level executives will share their experiences and insights into the business world with the next generation of CEOs in a roundtable discussion January 23 from 5:30 p.m.  - 7:00 p.m. at LeTourneau University in the Glaske Center for Engineering, Science & Technology.


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11/15/2013 2:24:45 PM
Encouraging excellence in the Longview business community is why the Longview Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding achievements of our members.   One of the ways this is done is  through awards presented at the annual banquet each January.  
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11/15/2013 2:19:19 PM
If you have ever said, "If they would just do it MY way" or "Why can't we all get along?" then this workshop can help you answer those questions.
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11/6/2013 3:39:41 PM
Retail Development Coordinator Diana Northcutt, Longview Economic Development Corporation board member Keith Honey and City of Longview Planner Michael Shirley represented Longview at the 2013 Texas Conference Deal Making November 6-8 in Dallas.  
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10/31/2013 2:08:11 PM

The Longview Chamber of Commerce will recognize three outstanding emerging leaders at its annual luncheon on December 5, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Pinecrest Country Club.


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10/30/2013 3:09:39 PM
Representing Longview at the 2013 Dallas Travel & Adventure Show will be Margie Harris, Tourism Services Manager with the Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau November 2-3 at the Dallas Convention Center.
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10/29/2013 11:16:30 AM
Representing Longview at the 2013 Texas Downtown Association annual conference will be Kayla Cantey, Main Street and Convention Sales Manager.  The conference is being held in Bastrop, Texas.  This year's conference theme is Downtowns...Yes We're Open for Business!


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10/17/2013 2:06:06 PM
The Longview Chamber of Commerce will host the 2013 Fall Leadership Institute, "Understanding Diversity in the Workplace" November 21 at The Summit Club.
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10/16/2013 3:00:45 PM
Students from the Longview Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy 2013-14 gear up for the yearlong program with a field trip to Edible Art - a local, thriving small business.
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10/3/2013 3:55:36 PM
Longview will be represented at the 2013 National Business Incubation Association Training Institute October 8 in Fort Worth.  Attending from the Longview Chamber of Commerce will be Chelle Brown, Director of Entrepreneurialism and Advocacy.
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