December 14, 2018

What Does a Chamber of Commerce Do and Why Should You Join One?

2018-12-14T10:35:13+00:00
The best way to spread the word about your business is by making connections and that is what we do!  Whether you’re new to the local community or a veteran company that has been around for decades, your reputation grows as you engage in other influential entities within your community.

That’s why so many businesses choose to join a chamber of commerce. These resourceful organizations are made to help local businesses thrive.

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

Local chambers tackle both issues and trends taking place in their community as well as offer resources and services to help local businesses succeed. It isn’t just a goodwill effort, but an effective strategy.

Consider these statistics from American Business Magazine:

What Does a Chamber of Commerce Do and Why Should You Join One? 2018-12-14T10:35:13+00:00

November 30, 2018

5 Interview Prep Tips Every Job Seeker Should Know

2018-11-13T12:55:09+00:00

A company receives an average of 250 resumes for each job opening it posts, according to Glassdoor. If you’re one of the lucky 2 percent that land an interview, you’ll have to convince the hiring managers that you’re the best candidate for the job. Impressing prospective employers requires more than a firm handshake and a professional appearance. If you want an interview to end in a job offer, you need to go in prepared.

These are the tips every candidate should follow when preparing for a job interview.

Research the Company’s Work

An informed candidate is always more attractive than an ill-prepared one. Do your homework and research the company before the interview. Visit their website to learn about the full […]

5 Interview Prep Tips Every Job Seeker Should Know 2018-11-13T12:55:09+00:00

October 15, 2018

How to Calculate the Cost of Employee Turnover

2018-10-15T08:58:55+00:00

We all know that no matter the industry, your employees are your company’s most valuable resource. Since we know this, we realize that high employee turnover is a really bad thing.

Yes, some level of employee turnover is unavoidable. There are instances where employees are not the right fit, change careers, or retire. But even in those instances, attrition is costing you.

While all companies know employee turnover problem, most do not truly realize what it is costing them. Do you?

The fact is, any level of employee turnover comes with a price.

Unless you have already invested the time and energy into calculating the cost of your employee turnover, chances are you are underestimating the figure you are putting on it.

To […]

How to Calculate the Cost of Employee Turnover 2018-10-15T08:58:55+00:00

COOL Week for Teachers: Summer Learning for Classroom Enhancement

2018-10-11T13:41:17+00:00

Teachers from all six Leander ISD high schools participated in COOL Week for Teachers, embarking on professional externships to broaden their knowledge of modern industries and how it pertains to their classrooms. Through a grant from the Texas Rural Capital Area Workforce Development Board and in partnership with the Leander Chamber of Commerce, teachers spent several days learning about a local business, including their processes, workflows, hiring practices and more.

“These educators will bring back invaluable knowledge of today’s work environments to their classrooms, increasing connectivity and relevancy in our curriculum,” said Superintendent Dan Troxell, Ph.D. “It’s just another way that our exceptional teachers are working on their craft during the summer for the benefit of students.”

Businesses that hosted LISD teachers included […]

COOL Week for Teachers: Summer Learning for Classroom Enhancement 2018-10-11T13:41:17+00:00

Starting A Home-Based Business: Tips For Making It A Success

2018-10-02T14:19:56+00:00

Starting your own home-based business has never been more attainable; as more people than ever are starting to realize how much sense it makes to work for themselves, small startups are growing by leaps and bounds. Not only do you get to call the shots, you’ll be able to set your own hours and create a thriving business from the comfort of your own home.

However, just because home-based businesses make sense for many people, it doesn’t make them easy to build. Working for yourself may be the ultimate goal, but it takes a lot of drive, passion, and self-discipline to create a successful business. Not only that, it can become difficult to find joy in your hobbies once […]

Starting A Home-Based Business: Tips For Making It A Success 2018-10-02T14:19:56+00:00

September 24, 2018

Leander’s 12 Days of Hope and Giving

2018-09-24T16:51:07+00:00

Twelve Days of HOPE & Giving is a local fundraising campaign in the city of Leander. A community partnership between Brungot Farms and the Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. As a team, we address the basic human needs in our community. This annual Christmas campaign is designed to give HOPE (Help Other People Everyday) to our community and its needs, as well as bring a reasonable priced resource of Christmas Trees and Christmas Wreaths to Leander. Combined this will make the holidays brighter for your family, along with many local organizations that provide for our families in need of assistance.

During this campaign, a portion of the sales from […]

Leander’s 12 Days of Hope and Giving 2018-09-24T16:51:07+00:00

Chamber President Bridget Brandt Receives The Tom Trotter Scholarship

2018-09-07T11:19:25+00:00

Congratulations to our President & CEO, Bridget L. Brandt. She was recently honored with being selected to receive The Tom Trotter Scholarship from The Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (TACVB).

Because of his influence on the marketing of Texas and the Texas and travel industry, TACVB established a scholarship in the name of Tom Trotter to honor and support outstanding industry leaders. The scholarship has now been in place for 27 years. Brandt is the 28th receipt of the award.

Brandt shared, “I am incredibly honored to be selected as the recipient of this prestigious award. I look forward to carrying his legacy forward as Leander grows and truly becomes a destination for travelers to central Texas.”

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Chamber President Bridget Brandt Receives The Tom Trotter Scholarship 2018-09-07T11:19:25+00:00