Development

Development

Business Solutions

PROMOTING EMPLOYER TO EMPLOYEE–ENGAGE TO EDUCATE, E2E

It is important we tell our story. That is why we have produced Coffee Conversations with Kelly. These videos discuss national, state, and/or local issues that impact your business and the lives of your employees. Chamber members will receive a link which will direct them to a flyer that can be shared with employees, friends, and family.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY AND WEBSITE LISTING

Included in your membership investment is an alphabetical and categorical listing for your business/organization in the Longview Chamber of Commerce Business Directory.

REFERRALS

Members receive priority referrals when calls are received regarding Longview. Additionally, members can supply the Chamber with flyers, brochures and business card to be included in relocation and visitor packets we distribute to people looking to move to or visit the Longview area.

COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT

Membership in the Longview Chamber of Commerce provides you with an opportunity to get involved.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

Promote networking by sponsoring monthly Business After Hours Mixers at your business. The mixers are an excellent opportunity to meet other Chamber members and to learn about their businesses. Other special events such as the Business Solutions Conference and Business2Business Luncheons also provide great opportunities for members to network with other business professionals.

REPRESENTING BUSINESS TO GOVERNMENT

The Longview Chamber of Commerce represents business concerns to local, regional, state and federal entities. Action Alerts and other legislative information is available on the Chamber’s website and is sent to members via e-mail throughout the year.

ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The mission of the Business Solutions Online Training Center and Global Classroom is to use technology and the Internet to advance and support business and economic development through education and training by providing access to quality online business, technology and career readiness content across multiple digital devices anywhere…anytime.

BUSINESS FORUMS/SEMINARS 

Business forums/seminars are regularly scheduled. Members are invited to attend these educational opportunities at a lower rate than non-members.

TOOLS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS 

The Chamber provides this resource for businesses that are starting up, expanding, struggling or going strong and want to continue. Tools For Business Success is an added value service at no cost to chamber members and the community. Looking for a specific solution to a challenge in your business or just for a resource of ideas to help your strategically build your business, this is one resource you will come to appreciate.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER – LONGVIEW SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

 Serving small businesses and Entrepreneurs in Gregg · Harrison · Marion · Rusk · Panola · Upshur   Counties.   The UT Tyler-Longview SBDC is part of a nationwide network of a thousand centers dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses start, grow and thrive.  We provide business consulting and advising services free of charge to entrepreneurs and small businesses in order to foster local economic growth through entrepreneurial development, business starts, job growth and access to capital. 

Leadership Development

  

If your interests include education, networking and community service, these programs provide an exceptional way to learn about the our region, make connections, and further one’s participation in making our area a great place to live.

Leadership Development

  

If your interests include education, networking and community service, these programs provide an exceptional way to learn about the our region, make connections, and further one’s participation in making our area a great place to live.

Leadership Longview is a 9-month program that provides participants the opportunity to better understand our community by meeting with and learning from today’s community leaders. Applications are available the first of June for the class that begins in mid-August. Covering one topic a month, which includes Education, Community & Economic Development, Health & Emergency Services, Quality of Life, Criminal Justice, and Leadership Development, the class celebrates their educational experience and newly developed friendships with a graduation in May.

Graduates of Leadership Longview strive to have their members remain engaged in the program and the community.  Special events are held throughout the year specifically designed as social events and there are also tours arranged at points of interest in the community.

Among the Alumni Program offerings are:

  • Connecting Opportunities
  • Leadership Training Alumni
  • “Behind the Scenes” tours
  • Social activities

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