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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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10/1/2013 3:14:57 PM
Representing Longview at the 2013 Small Market Meetings Conference on October 6-8 will be Kayla Cantey, Main Street and Convention Sales Manager.  
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10/1/2013 3:08:31 PM
The Longview Chamber of Commerce will offer a series of solution driven workshops for businesses during the month of October.
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9/19/2013 4:00:21 PM
Longview Chamber of Commerce’s Convention Meetings & Main Street Manager, Kayla Cantey will attend the 2013 Texas Society of Association Executives’ New Ideas Conference September 22-24 in Galveston Island, Texas. 
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9/18/2013 11:05:32 AM

Longview Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Tourism Services Manager, Margie Harris will attend the 2013 Texas Travel Summit conference scheduled for September 22-25 in Corpus Christi.  The objective of attending the conference is to acquire tools and solutions to efficiently fulfill the mission of the Longview Chamber. 


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9/16/2013 4:25:12 PM
Washington - The Affordable Coverage Project, a new coalition launched by leading national trade associations, is urging Congress to prevent the new health insurance tax from taking effect next year and hurting small businesses, families and seniors.

 


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9/11/2013 4:17:37 PM
Mayor Jay Dean will deliver his annual State of the city address at the Longview Chamber of Commerce's membership luncheon September 20 at 11:30 am. at Pinecrest Country Club.
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9/11/2013 4:14:12 PM

The Longview Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Elected Officials Reception for its membership on September 17.


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9/4/2013 10:45:38 AM

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is proud to announce that Carlton Mitchell, Director of Student Support Services with LeTourneau University, Stephen McHaney, Publisher of the Longview News-Journal and Ryan Hamilton, Senior Vice President of Guaranty Bond Bank have been named as the inaugural instructors for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.


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8/28/2013 9:22:16 AM

Diana Northcutt, Retail Development Coordinator for the Longview Chamber of Commerce and Michael Shirley, Longview City Planner represented Longview at the Retail Live! show August 28 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin.


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8/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Longview Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the new members of the Leadership Longview Class of 2013-2014.
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8/8/2013 9:38:01 AM
The Longview Chamber was formed nearly 100 years ago on the premises that the organization would foster an environment to live the American Dream.
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7/31/2013 4:19:35 PM

The Honorable Congressman Louie Gohmert will be the keynote speaker at the Longview Chamber of Commerce's Business Advocacy Luncheon set for August 8 at 11:45 a.m. at Pinecrest Country Club.



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7/31/2013 11:23:00 AM
Margie Harris, Tourism Service Manager, and Kayla Cantey, Convention Meetings and Main Street Manger, will attend Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus Annual Conference in El Paso August 5 – 9
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7/31/2013 11:09:41 AM
Lisa Null, Membership Services Coordinator, will attend the Western Association of Chamber Executives Academy in Sacramento, California on August 4-7.
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7/30/2013 10:08:48 AM
Missy Saunders, Business Development & Special Events Director, will attend the Texas Festivals and Events Association Summer Shindig in San Marcos July 31- August 2
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7/29/2013 2:23:20 PM
Main Street Longview, a project to preserve, promote, and revitalize Downtown Longview, is the official sponsor gearing up for a color party of epic proportion.

 


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7/22/2013 4:27:59 PM
The Honorable Congressman Louie Gohmert will be the keynote speaker at the Longview Chamber of Commerce's Business Advocacy Luncheon set for August 8 at 11:45 a.m. at Pinecrest Country Club.

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7/16/2013 10:46:34 AM

The Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau will conduct an economic impact analysis survey during the 2013 Great Texas Balloon Race.  Conducted by Sarah Page with Sarah T Page Consulting, LLC, this survey will include the financial impact of festivals and events in our community. 

 


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7/16/2013 10:17:04 AM
Kelly Hall, President/CEO and Paul Anderson, Senior VP/Director of Communications with the Longview Chamber of Commerce, will attend the annual American Chamber of Commerce Executives Convention July 23-26 in Oklahoma City.  This year's conference theme is Momentum OKC 2013. 

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7/10/2013 3:56:37 PM
The workplace at times can be buried by an overwhelming amount of paper. Due to technological advances, electronic document systems are available to more companies and individuals.  
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7/3/2013 8:08:23 AM
Longview Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Kelly Hall received the Marvin Hurley Award from the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE), the state association for chamber professionals.
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7/2/2013 5:56:04 PM
The Longview Chamber of Commerce was recognized for excellence in media communications at the 2013 Texas Chamber of Commerce annual conference in Amarillo.  The chamber brought home two first place awards for website and the community magazine, Uniquely Longview.
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7/2/2013 5:34:49 PM

A recent development has led key stakeholders to champion a NEW initiative for the Longview Chamber of Commerce called Young Entrepreneurial Academy (YEA!). 


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7/2/2013 5:02:47 PM

Missy Saunders, Business Development and Special Events Director, of the Longview Chamber of Commerce, recently completed her first year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at The University of Georgia in Athens, GA.


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6/20/2013 9:36:55 AM
Today's workforce is increasingly diverse with employees living in many different stages of life and having varied health benefit needs.  Historically, small business owners who wanted to offer health benefits had limited options because of pricey administrative costs and challenges navigating multiple benefit plans.

 



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6/10/2013 11:22:42 AM
Individuals interested in learning about avoiding security risks with their companies' social media policy are invited to attend a webinar at 11:30 a.m. on June 27 at the Longview Chamber of Commerce.
 
The webinar, What's Legal and What's Not? will teach participants how to effectively and legally manage their companies electronic and digital communication to avoid non-compliance and maintain information security.

 

 

 



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6/10/2013 11:07:14 AM
Women interested in learning how to bring up tough conversations, bad news, and criticism to their employees are invited to attend a webinar 11:30 am on June 20th at the Longview Chamber of Commerce. This informational webinar will help individuals learn to be more confident and less uncomfortable when the difficult situations arise.


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6/6/2013 10:46:06 AM

Hundreds of hospitality professionals will be present at the 2013 Texas Friendly Hospitality Instructor Training June 11-12 at Texas A & M University in College Station. Attending from the Longview Chamber of Commerce will be Margie Harris, Tourism Services Manager and Kayla Cantey, Main Street Manager.



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6/6/2013 10:34:31 AM

Leska Parker, Chief Operating Officer with the Longview Chamber of Commerce, will represent the chamber at the 2013 Certified Meeting Planners Conclave June 8-11 in Spokane, Washington.




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6/4/2013 3:54:13 PM
The Longview Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of the Longview e-Learning Center. Designed to complement the traditional workshops and seminars offered by the Chamber, this online Learning Center is part of the University Network, a learning and training platform developed by Global Classroom.


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5/23/2013 11:18:47 AM
Hudson Printing & Graphic Design was honored in April at the annual Graphic Excellence Awards gala in Irving produced by the Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica.  Hudson won eight awards total, including two Best of Category awards, one of which recognized the 2013 Uniquely Longview magazine, the Longview Chamber of Commerce's annual publication.
 
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5/15/2013 12:36:10 PM

Individuals who are interested in learning about Leadership Longview are invited to attend Lunch & Learn on May 30 at the Longview Chamber of Commerce offices. The meeting will cover the application process, session curriculum, tuition and attendance policies.



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5/15/2013 12:30:52 PM

The Longview Convention & Visitors Bureau participated as a sponsor in the 2013 "We Pine for East Texas” Photography Competition sponsored by the Texas Forest Trail Region.



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5/15/2013 12:23:41 PM
Longview will be showcased at the 2013 International Council of Shopping Centers in Las Vegas, Nevada May 18-May 22. Representing the Longview Chamber of Commerce will be Diana Northcutt, Retail Development Coordinator and  Keith Honey, Chairman of the Longview Economic Development Corporation. The City of Longview will be represented by City Manager David Willard and City Planner Michael Shirley.


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5/8/2013 4:55:39 PM
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013-2014 Leadership Longview
program.

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5/2/2013 3:15:56 PM

AlleyFest 2013, a 3 day street festival, KICKS OFF May 10 .  This year’s lineup includes Westbound 21 and Bleu Edmondson on Friday night.  Saturday night will feature Lulu and the Vipers, Kayla Reeves and Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights. 


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5/2/2013 11:43:49 AM

Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau attended the 58th Annual Texas Travel Counselors Conference and Texas Travel Industry’s Travel Fair in Lubbock April 22-25 according to Tourism Services Manager Margie Harris,

 

 

 

 


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4/26/2013 10:26:46 AM
The first full week in May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984.
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4/23/2013 2:25:23 PM

At this year’s 2013 Business EXPO 2013 slated for April 30, attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of three Business Development sessions.  "Discipline and Documentation” will be the topic in the first of three sessions held during the Business EXPO.  


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4/17/2013 1:41:44 PM
Ramiro Deleon Roel, founder of La Fama Foods, in Longview, Texas, will be inducted into the 2013 Tortilla Industry Association's Hall of Fame at the association's annual conference and trade exposition May 10-11 at Caesars Place in Las Vegas.
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4/3/2013 3:48:24 PM
Dr. Miles McCall will be the keynote speaker at the Longview Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards Luncheon and Leadership Longview graduation April 30 at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center. 
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4/3/2013 2:24:33 PM
The Longview Chamber of Commerce 2013 Business EXPO is set for 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. April 30 at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center.
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3/12/2013 5:18:44 PM

AlleyFest is going back to its roots. The 3-day street festival, will feature all Texas Bands during its 2013 Music Fest performances.  Scheduled for May 10-13 in downtown Longview, the AlleyFest will once again be the foundation of great music, fine art, arts and crafts, Kids Fest, and the annual 5k and 10k Alley Run courses.


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2/27/2013 4:31:12 PM

Lisa Null, Membership Services Coordinator, will graduate from the Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence program at their annual conference March 3-6 in Addison, TX.


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2/27/2013 3:41:29 PM

The Longview Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2013 Salute to Healthcare recipients. This year's recipients are: Volunteer of the Year, Clarence and Jean Norton; Healthcare Professional, Dr. James Woodson and the Dr. Sam Mack Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Byron "Biff" Cook III (posthumously) and Dr. Julia Van Burkleo.


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2/26/2013 1:19:32 PM

Diana Northcutt, Retail Development Coordinator for the Longview Chamber of Commerce, will attend the 2013 Community Development Institute March 4-8 at Lone Star College in The Woodlands. CDI is designed to train community development professionals in the techniques of modern leadership and management of community development efforts.


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2/13/2013 9:34:57 AM
Margie Harris, Tourism Services Manager with the Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau, will represent Longview and partner with the Northeast Texas Tourism Council to promote Northeast Texas destinations at the 2013 Fort Worth Home and Garden Show February 8-13 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
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2/13/2013 9:23:17 AM
Llano, Texas - For the fourth year in a row, Longview 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 Wednesday, January 30 at the winter gathering of Texas Main Street managers.
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1/25/2013 1:22:37 PM

The Longview metro area ranks #6 out of 179 small city metro areas in the nation. This is according to the annual Milken Institute national economic survey which ranks the nation's best-performing large and small cities.


 


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1/23/2013 4:15:47 PM
The Tourism Services Manager for the Longview Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau, will  attend the 2013 Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau's mid-winter conference in Bryan/College Station January 28-31.
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1/23/2013 4:09:00 PM
Longview Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau joined cities in North East Texas to promote tourism in the northeast part of Texas at the Katy Home and Garden Show in Katy Texas. 
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1/17/2013 3:54:39 PM
Longview, TX - The Longview Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launch of a new community engagement website, LongviewTexasListens.com developed by MindMixer, where citizens can engage, communicate and collaborate with local leaders
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1/8/2013 10:59:38 AM
The Longview Chamber of Commerce annual Banquet will be January 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Maude Cobb Activity Convention and Activity Center. This year's event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a PRIME TIME reception featuring chamber businesses.

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11/19/2012 2:04:45 PM
   
The Longview Chamber of Commerce will recognize three outstanding leaders under 40
at the 2012 Emerging Leaders Luncheon set for Thursday, December 6 at 11:30 a.m. at
Pinecrest Country Club. 

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11/7/2012 12:28:35 PM
The 2012 International Council of Shopping Centers Texas Conference and Deal Making will be held November 7-8, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.  Representing Longview, Texas will be Diana Northcutt, Retail Development Coordinator for the Longview Chamber of Comemrce, Michael Shirley, City Planner for the City of Longview and Keith Honey with AEP/SWEPCO and Chairman of the Longview Economic Development Board of Directors.
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10/30/2012 5:37:13 PM
Kayla Cantey, Convention Meetings and Main Street Manager, will attend the Texas Downtown Conference November 5-9 at the Holiday Inn in Wichita Falls.  This annual event is presented by the Texas Downtown Association and the Texas Main Street Program.
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10/25/2012 10:59:47 AM
Kayla Cantey, Convention and Meetings Manager for the Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Cindy Smith, Event Coordinator for the Maude Cobb Activity Center, will represent the chamber and city at the 2012 Small Market Meeting Conference October 28-31 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida. 
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10/19/2012 3:03:37 PM

The Longview Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host an important presentation on the state of energy resources in the United States.  Matt Koch Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be discussing the barriers affecting energy development and how these barriers are and will be affecting the cost of doing business.  This program on Energy Development will be held at 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on October 24, 2012.  The luncheon will be at The Challenge at Oak Forrest on Country Club Drive off Bill Owens Parkway in Longview, Texas. 


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