PROMOTING EMPLOYER TO EMPLOYEE--ENGAGE TO EDUCATE, E2E2
It is important we tell our story. That is why we have produced Coffee Conversations with Kelly. Each month we produce a short video discussing 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. In addition, members will have access to the Coffee Conversations videos.
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. Along with our online directory, a version is printed and distributed to members annually.
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.
Membership in the Longview Chamber of Commerce provides you with an opportunity to get involved. Members are invited to join a committee and add their voice to an area of their interest. Your level of involvement is completely up to you; the more you are involved, the greater the benefits.
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
While you keep your business running, the Chamber watches your back on issues like Workers' Comp, Healthcare, and job killer anti-business bills. 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
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.
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.
Business forums/seminars are regularly scheduled. Members are invited to attend these educational opportunities at a lower rate than non-members.