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WIL: Finding peace in everyday life

Ann Ranson, president, Bottom Line 3 Marketing, talked about finding peace in everyday life. Sponsored by Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Where do you find balance when life is coming at you so fast and from so many directions? Change is inevitable and it's happening all around you, so even though it seems to be happening outside of you, riding the wave of change is really an inside job. In this program, we'll explore how to find peace with the many demands on your time, and how you can pivot from a business presentation to Girl Scouts to home maintenance, without losing your cool. Because these pivots require changes - in attitude, energy, and skill - you'll want to attend and take away specific ideas and tools that you can use when life feels unmanageable.

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HR Committee: Corporate culture, What makes a great place to work

What does it take to be on the Dallas Business Journal's list of the best places to work in North Texas? What is the corporate culture that allows organizations to attract and maintain the best talent?
Rob Schneider, managing editor, Dallas Business Journal
Featuring these Best Places to Work Winners 2018:
Jorge Corral, managing director, Accenture Dallas
Brent Harrolle, executive VP, All Medical Personnel
Buck Jones, CEO, Pegasus Technology

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Mid-session legislature update

President/CEO Bill Sproull talks about the movement of bills through the different houses of the Texas legislature, primarily budget, education and a property tax roll back option.

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WIL Managing Change

Gabrielle Madison, Thomson Reuters

A fireside chat with Gabrielle Madison, director of community relations, Thomson Reuters, moderated by Anna Butler, managing editor, Dallas Business Journal

This compelling discussion with two successful businesswomen will demonstrate that it is the quality time you spend with valued friends and family that can make a difference in maintaining your work-life balance when inevitable change comes your way.

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2019 Richardson Chamber Goals

Chairman Kory Aoyama

Kory talks about the East Arapaho Innovation District, activities within education like iDream Day and the Mayor's Summer Internship Program and filling more of the Class A and B space.

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State of the State

Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Given during the 2019 Annual Meeting, Gov. Abbott talks about the importance of education, increasing pay for teachers and keeping property taxes low.

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Mid-term election recap

Chamber President Bill Sproull

See three trends seen during the 2018 plus the results of local races from the Richardson with some conjecture about future elections.

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Market research

David Slatter, president, ExperiPro

Imagine how much more effective your sales initiatives could be when you really know who your customers are, and why they buy from you (or not), and if you understood who you are competing against and what sets you apart from the pack. This program provides practical advice about how and when to use research, what types of research work best in given situations, and tips & tricks to avoid the most common pitfalls.

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Higher education unplugged

Dr. Richard Benson, president, UT Dallas, and Dr. Joe May, chancellor, DCCCD

Conversations cover challenges with funding, effectively managing growth and the challenges of educating our nation's future workforce.

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Why join the Chamber

Hear from various Richardson leaders about what the Richardson Chamber does for business and community. Includes City Manager Dan Johnson, RISD Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone, Leadership Richardson Kim Quirk, Alamo Drafthouse's Bill DiGaetano, Texas Instruments' Kent Novak, Gabriela Smith, and Richardson Chamber CEO Bill Sproull.

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Online marketing

Joe Constantino, founder and CEO, Einstein's Eyes; Colin Hayes, sr. enterprise account executive, Belo + Company; Tom Gildersleeve, principal, TNT Dental. Almost all small- and medium-sized businesses have some form of digital outreach, but having an online marketing system that gets a head-up on the competition is a challenge Presentation begins at 3:30. Paid advertising, 19:00 SMS texting and apps. 26:00 questions to ask your marketing vendor 28:30 AI. Develop your brand story.

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Practical cybersecurity for businesses

Shawn E Tuma guides businesses with a 10 point checklist of why and how to protect their data and systems. Contact Shawn at www.shawnetuma.com

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Tax change implications

Local tax experts focus on what the changes in the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December really means for business. Panelists also address how those changes are forcing some businesses to make “choice of entity” decisions and what this means for international business. • Chris Luna, VP and general counsel, MetroPCS • Michael Threet, tax attorney with Haynes & Boone • Robert Smith, international tax consultant with Saville, Dodgen & Company

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Succession planning

Finance chair Adam Keller of Atlas Wealth Advisors talks about how small business owners can make sure their valuable businesses are in the right shape to either be handed over or at max value to be sold when the time is right.

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