The Chamber BUZZ                                                        October 29, 2013


Solutions for Business   
20 Ways to Build Your Team
Last Chance to Register!   


11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.               
October 31
Longview Chamber of Commerce
Citizens National Bank Boardroom
$25 - Member   $50 - Nonmember
You've read the research about how much more productive strong
teams really are.  But do you know concrete ways to build a
more effective team? 
In this creative and fast-paced session you will:
Evaluate your team's status and see how to more forward
Learn principles for building others up
Experience hands-on activities that can be applied immediately
Presenting Sponsor



General Business

Making Meetings Matter


11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

November 14

Longview Chamber of Commerce

Citizens National Bank Boardroom

$25 - Member   $50 - Nonmember


Are meetings boring, ineffective and the dread of every team member? Learn how to make meetings productive 
and interesting.  

In this session you will:
Find proven ways to make meetings work 
Discover tips for invigorating meetings 
Experience a session that accomplishes more in less time 

The facilitator of this session is Brian Brandt. Brian is the CEO of Core Insights, a Texas-based company providing premier training and strategic guidance for businesses, non-profits, schools, ministries and individuals. 


Presenting Sponsor


click here to register


9 Things to Do Now For Small Business Holiday Shopping
When planning for your holiday activities, remember that this year only 26 full shopping days will happen between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  That means a more condensed Christmas shopping season and more frazzled customers.




  2013 Fall Leadership Institute


Understanding Diversity

in the Workplace 




 Elizabeth Campbell

Partner and Chief Diversity Officer

Andrews Kurth, Houston, TX

8:30 a.m. - 12 noon

November 21

The Summit Club

3700 Judson Road


Elizabeth Campbell is a well-known and sought after speaker on the topic of diversity in the workplace. 


Her presentation will include:


* What is Diversity?

* How does our understanding of 

   diversity help us to interact more 

   effectively with co-workers?

Leadership Longview Alumni

Paid Member - $49

Chamber Member - $89


Nonmember - $149


  Presented by

  Network Communications

 click here to register 

  Chamber University
Featured Course:  Advancing Your Business and Career Using Linkedin

You are invited to participate in the Elwood/SOS Staffing Wage and Benefits Survey.  Each year Elwood/SOS Staffing collects data related to Wage and Benefits and compiles an annual report.

To participate in the survey, click here.

Participation is anonymous and all participants will receive a copy of the final report.  Contact information is collected in a separate database after completion of the survey.  The final report will include an analysis of starting wages and benefits for workers in the manufacturing, logistics and oil and gas industries.  



November 2nd

@ Maude Cobb

Convention & Activity Complex

 100 Grand Blvd. 

Longview, Texas


Last Week to Register!


Start in pristine white as you begin your colorful adventure! Head out to course with 5 incredible color zones filled with color bombs and painters.


Walk, run, or skip your way along the 5K route to a spectacular finish line where an epic color party awaits. 

Choose your start time wave!

9:00am, 9:10am, 9:20am, 9:30am




Volunteers Needed for the most exciting event in Longview!  Several shifts and opportunities available. 


Contact Kayla Cantey at

or  903.753-3281.



The East Texas Constitutional Alliance will sponsor the following candidate forums:


November 2 - 2-5 p.m.

US Senate Candidates

November 23 - 2- 5 p.m.

Governor Candidates


All forums will be held at the UT-Tyler Ornelas Activity Center,  3402 Old Omen Road, Tyler


No cost to participate


12:00 noon
October 29
Heaton Eye Associates
2394 HG Mosley Parkway
4:30 p.m.
November 7
Pump It Up
   4000 US Highway 259 North

10:00 a.m.
November 8
A & W Pawn Shop
4117 W Marshall


The Foster Middle School Math/Science Team hosted and handily won the first meet of 2013-14 this past weekend, bettering its competitors by hundreds of points. The Dragons brought home the 1st place trophy with 4,322 points, compared with 3,977 and 3,838 points by Pine Tree and Hallsville, respectively.

The Arc of Gregg County, the East Texas Center for Independent Living (ETCIL) and Pace Opportunity Centers have joined forces to host a Movie in the Park on Saturday, November 9 at Spring Hill Park, 738 Fenton Rd. in Longview from 4-7pm.   The event is free and open to the public. Local organizations who serve people with disabilities will be on hand with information about how they serve the community.* (More at


Sixteen people will depart Longview on November 19th for an eight day tour of Ireland. The tour "Irish Splendor" coordinated by Collette Vacations and presented by the Longview Chamber of Commerce will include Dublin, Killarney, Cong and Tullamore. The tour will return on November 26. Bon Voyage!


Hospice of East Texas has been named a 2013 Hospice Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing hospice agencies providing the best patient care as rated by the patient's caregiver.* (More at


Kristi Glover has accepted the position of Good Shepherd Medical Associates (GSMA) executive vice president and chief operating officer and began this role mid-September. In this newly created position, Glover will be responsible for the operations, growth and strategic vision of GSMA.* (More at


The Chamber's Annual Banquet will be January 14, 2014. Guest speaker will be Gary Hoover of Hoover's, Inc. and the creator of BOOKSTOP.   In Austin, he has worked to develop entrepreneurial thinking among local young people, helping to create a group of students who meet monthly to learn the keys to entrepreneurial success.

Mark the dates of April 13-16 if you are interested in joining the East Texas Coalition on their 2014 Fly-In to Washington DC and visit to Congress. This bi-annual trip happens on even numbered years. Details will be forthcoming.

Business Briefs
is a NEW on-line feature produced by Longview Chamber of Commerce exclusively for Chamber members. The Business Brief appears here in Chamber website The Chamber Buzz and on the.  Content includes news and announcements submitted by its members about or related to their businesses.How to Submit a Business Brief: The preferred method is a one-page news release.  Send your news item to Paul Anderson or Mary Whitton at the chamber of commerce. Second and third party news releases are welcome if they are related to your company's work.  


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