Corsicana & Navarro County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Annual Golf Classic

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Play as much as you can, as Long as you can.
Hole in 1 - Prize Carl White 2014 Chevrolet Malibu LS
The Chamber's Annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser is being held on Friday, May 2nd, 2014. With several sponsor levels, we hope to have participation from every Chamber member. Your business can be a Gold Sponsor, Silver Sponsor, Hole Sponsor or just join us for some golf, fun and fellowship.

The golf tournament is a 4 person scramble. There will be prizes awarded to the three teams with the lowest gross scores as well as the three teams with the lowest net scores. Additionally, we'll have closest-to-the-pin prizes on a couple of holes, and we’ve also added a “Putt Off” this year with $100 prize going to the winner. Ned Polk is again sponsoring a hole-in-one contest on several of the par 3's where someone could win some really great prizes. Prizes will be awarded at dinner
immediately following tournament play.
Please Call 903-874-4731 "See You at The Green" :)


 Corsicana & Navarro County Chamber of Commerce

Integrated Pipeline Project
A couple new public projects are coming to Navarro County in the coming years including the renovation to the court house and a new water pipeline being constructed by Tarrant Regional Water District and the City of Dallas.

Monday, the chamber met with Tarrant Regional Water District and the City of Dallas to discuss a large water pipeline project that will be coming through Navarro County. There will be a lot of good opportunities, but our businesses have to be prepared. If you are a disadvantaged, minority or women owned business please check out these sites to become certified. (Not sure what a disadvantaged business is – check out the sites for more details.) Not only will it help with this project, it will help with all projects operated by a public entity.

• North Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA) - www.nctrca.org
• DFW Minority Supplier Development Council - www.dfwmsdc.com
• Women Business Council Southwest - www.wbcsouthwest.org
• Historically Utilized Business (HUB) - www.sba.gov/hubzone

Be sure to check out the Tarrant Regional Water District’s Integrated Pipeline Project (IPL) web site and sign up for the pre-screening, it is a great marketing tool for you with the prime contractors. (https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=CQXWpMRTjfAHrfeS1ugmIQ#)

In addition, there will be a networking event in the area sometime later this summer – stay tuned for more details. In the meantime for more information on the IPL project, checkout its web site at www.iplproject.com.


 Retail Is Economic Development

How To Create Aggressive Recruiting Strategies In Today’s Economy
By C. Kelly Cofer, CCIM, President/CEO, The Retail Coach, LLC

Retail IS economic development and should be a component of your community’s comprehensive economic development strategy.


Your success will bring increased sales and property tax revenue; new jobs; more shopping and eating options; and reduced outflow of dollars to other communities. Retail choices also enhance your community’s quality of life, which is a component in recruiting businesses and a capable workforce.

Volunteer leaders and city staff charged with achieving these important goals have faced tremendous challenges during recent years brought on by a difficult economy. But the horizon is looking brighter for retail recruitment and expansion.

File: Retail Is Economic Development (PDF, full article, 2.2MB)   
 Chamber Launches Advocacy Site

The Corsicana and Navarro County Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website: Corsicana Advocacy. The purpose of this new website is to unify and channel interests and voices of local businesses and residents in respect to local, state and federal government.

While everyone can advocate individually, a large number of voices communicating similar or resembling messages, ideas and interests are more likely to be recognized.

Through our new site you can:

  • Contact lawmakers about issues relevant to you
  • Get the latest local, state and national news
  • Read about the positions of the Corsicana COC in relation to legislative affairs that impact your business
  • Acess voter resources as well as find information on your elected officials and contact them conveniently, if you wish to do so.


The Corsicana Advocacy Site will also provide its users with additional resources and information about the upcoming 2012 elections. The according update/addition to the site will take place in a few days. This update, as well as the administrative software and general resources are provided by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. However the actual content of the Advocacy Site is provided and maintained by the Corsicana and Navarro County Chamber of Commerce.

Link: Corsicana Advocacy Site

 Kohl's

MISSION
“Our mission is to be the leading family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering quality exclusive and national brand merchandise to the customer in an environment that is convenient, friendly and exciting.”
Expect great brands. Exclusive lines. Premier names
Be part of bringing quality and fashion to Kohl’s customers!


What is Kohl’s philosophy around developing internal talent?
At Kohl’s you can expect continuous learning, training, mentoring and feedback. We are committed to developing our internal talent and we want to see you succeed. Our Associates have the opportunity to evolve their skills and career by utilizing a variety of performance management systems and tools such as Talent Management, Performance Appraisals, Success Factors, Leadership Development Plans and formal training through Kohl’s University.
What is the best way to apply for a position at Kohl’s?
We encourage you to visit the job search section of our career site and apply online. You can apply to either a specific position or to our organization. We offer part-time positions, hourly positions, salaried positions and new store career positions as well.
View our current employment opportunities and apply online.
What benefits does Kohl’s offer?
You can expect great rewards at Kohl’s. Kohl’s benefits are designed to help meet our Associates’ unique needs – now and in the future. We offer health benefits such as medical and life insurance, long-term benefits such as a 401(k) savings plan and lifestyle benefits such as vacation and tuition reimbursement. Each program is carefully designed to deliver competitive coverage levels, high-quality service and real financial value.
In addition, in our corporate office we offer a wide array of on-site services and resources, called Perks, to ease our Associates’ work-life balance and make their personal lives more flexible, enjoyable and rewarding.


Link: Kohl's Careers

 Navarro County Community Assessment

A Community Assessment conducted by the Community Services Center of The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work, and funded by United Way of Navarro County, is available to interested residents, community leaders, businesses and other organizations. Choose either a brief summary of findings or review the full report.




Link: United Way
Link: http://unitedwayofnavarrocounty.com/Documents/brief_report.pdf

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