FROM: Leslie Leerskov Director of Small Business Development Center Corsicana Campus   Small Business Owners: I hope that all of you are staying safe. I wanted to touch base with each of you and provide an update as best I can regarding the SBA Disaster Programs. If you applied online for the SBA Economic Injury…

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Watch the video HERE. This webinar featured Ahmad Goree the Lead Economic Development Specialist/Public Information Officer for the Dallas/Fort Worth District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. He offered an in-depth look at applying for the emergency assistance loans offered to small businesses and non-profits, then answered a variety of specific questions.

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Did you know that most customers will spend more than the value of the gift card when they enter your store to redeem? Gift Cards also give you a way to promote customer loyalty and new customer acquisition. There are several ways to create online and physical gift cards quickly for your business! From Visually.…

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Dear Chamber Members, I know it may have been a difficult couple of weeks as the COVID-19 virus has spread across the country impacting businesses and events. However, I want to assure you the Chamber is here to help — we are all in this together and we will get through it! The Chamber is…

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Gerdau plans an $80 million investment in solar power on existing land.  Project Description: Ellis Solar, LLC, a subsidiary of 174 Power Global, proposes to construct and operate a solar photovoltaic (PV) generating facility, on behalf of Gerdau, on approximately 700 acres of land within the city limits of Midlothian, Texas, in the northwest…

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In every workplace, there are three basic kinds of people: givers, takers and matchers. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant breaks down these personalities and offers simple strategies to promote a culture of generosity and keep self-serving employees from taking more than their share. This talk was presented at a TED Institute event given in partnership with…

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A major area of focus for many companies during 2020 will be sustainability and eco-friendly initiatives. A recent survey by Futerra found that 88% of consumers want to help brands be more environmentally friendly and ethical, and 96% of consumers think their personal actions (including purchasing behavior) can make a real difference in the world. So…

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