August 7, 2017

7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business

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Grow your small business with LinkedIn by using these seven proven tactics.

There are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States, but only half of them will make it past five years. To ensure your small business is in the successful half, we encourage you to capitalize on the various ways LinkedIn can evolve your business.

With LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, you can generate leads, produce sales, and hire top professionals to fuel your growth. Here are seven ways to grow your business using LinkedIn:

1. Create a LinkedIn Company Page

We’ve found that LinkedIn members are 50% more likely to buy once they’ve engaged with your business on LinkedIn. But they can’t connect with you if you don’t have a LinkedIn Company […]

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July 26, 2017

Leander Ranked One of the Most Financially Secure Cities in Texas

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Using Experian’s licensed dataset, LendEDU ranked every Texas town according to their average credit score. Leander ranked in the top 150 at #74.

The full report and methodology can be found here: https://lendedu.com/blog/ranking-texas-towns-cities-credit-score/

Having financially secure residents is very important, and Leander has some of the most financially secure in all of Texas.

Leander Ranked One of the Most Financially Secure Cities in Texas 2017-08-09T13:12:38+00:00

Why Attend the Leander Chamber Gala?

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Before I worked at the Leander Chamber, I would have never gone to a Chamber Gala.  Frankly, the idea of attending something like that seemed old and boring to me. Obviously, I no longer feel this way because now I know it is anything but old and boring. I would like to share with you why attending is fun, valuable, and important for the community.

1. It’s an extremely well-planned party where all you need to do is show up and enjoy yourself! 

While I don’t know what the philosophy was behind the Gala 90 years ago, I can tell you that the Gala Committee works hard to make each year’s Gala is the best party ever.  We spend hours […]

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Austin Job Growth & Unemployment

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  • Austin added 28,300 net new jobs, growth of 2.8%, in the 12 months ending in May, making Austin the 12th fastest growing major metro.
  • Transportation, warehousing and utilities was the fastest growing industry in the Austin MSA, increasing jobs by 6.7% (1,100 jobs) over the last 12 months. Education and healthcare added the most jobs—6,400 (5.5%).
  • Outpacing private industry growth for the second month in a row.Austin manufacturing jobs grew 3.2% year-over-year.
  • Austin’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 3.3%, unchanged from April. The rate was 3.1% one year ago.

The Austin metropolitan area added 28,300 net new jobs, or 2.8%, in the 12 months ending in May, according to Friday’s releases of preliminary payroll jobs numbers by the Texas […]

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June 19, 2017

St. David’s Emergency Center Leander Coming This Fall

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St. David’s HealthCare celebrated the groundbreaking of a new healthcare facility in Leander in May. Construction is beginning with a freestanding emergency center, which is expected to open this fall. Remaining plans for the 52-acre site include a full-service hospital with 80 beds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3hx69hqtsQ&feature=youtu.be

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Leander Ranks as the Top City to Raise a Family in Texas

2017-08-09T13:10:28+00:00

In a new study, SmartAsset analyzed 87 Texas cities to find the best places to raise a family in the Lone Star State, and Leander takes the number one spot!

Leander offers some of the best education opportunities in the state. The city has a graduation rate of 96%, the seventh-highest rate in the study. And kids here aren’t just graduating, they are excelling. About 33% of students take at least one AP exam, and over 73% of students who took an AP exam scored a 3 or greater. For both of those metrics, Leander ranks in the top 10.

Details on the study, including full methodology and rankings, can be found here:

https://smartasset.com/mortgage/best-places-in-texas-to-raise-a-family.

Leander Ranks as the Top City to Raise a Family in Texas 2017-08-09T13:10:28+00:00

Leander Among 50 Safest Texas Cities in 2017

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In a recent report, SafeWise.com ranked Leander no. 26 among its 50 safest cities in Texas for 2017.

To identify safe cities, SafeWise.com reviewed the most recent Federal Bureau of Investigation crime report statistics and 2015 population data from Texas cities with more than 10,000 in population. Cities were then organized based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1000 people, on average.

Leander has been ranked a top-50 safest city by SafeWise.com for four consecutive years.

Source: https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-texas/

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May 23, 2017

Thanks to all who participated and attended the Living Leander Expo

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Mar 30, 2017

It’s been a month since the Living Leander Expo and we have enjoyed hearing your feedback. The Masterson family was the lucky winner of the $500 cash prize to use at any of the businesses and upon picking up their prize from our office, we learned about their time at the expo. They were attending primarily to watch their daughter’s choir performance, and while there, they were able meet many local businesses and even found their new plumber- and mentioned they discovered their dentist at last year’s expo. They also enjoyed visiting the city’s booth and learning all the awesome new things coming to Leander in […]

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NEW FOR 2017: OLD TOWN 5K

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Mar 20, 2017

The 1st annual Old Town 5K will take place in Old Town Leander. This chip timed event starts in the Heart of Old Town and tours through the streets of Leander. The course is flat and fast with no hills or rough terrain. The post-race festival will include children’s activities, adult beverages/wine tasting, food trailers, and music. This 5K will have limited participation, so sign up early to ensure you can join us for this exciting event.

Race Details and Schedule:

DETAILS: The Old Town 5K Saturday May 20 at 8:30am. The chip-timed course is mostly flat & fast. The race will begin and finish at 100 N. Brushy St. in Old Town Leander. Every 5K entrant will receive […]

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