Business Matters Fall 2018 - Page 8

INITIATIVES QUICK HITS 1 1 BACK TO BUSINESS RECOVERY CONCERT // Coastal Bend United is pleased to present the "Back to Business" Harvey Recovery Concert on Friday and Saturday, November 2-3 at the Community Park (Festival Grounds) in Aransas Pass. In addition to the concert, a carnival will take place November 2, 3 and 4. The vibrant and diverse entertainment lineup includes Rotel & the Hot Tomatoes, The Last Bandoleros, Derek Spence "A George Strait Tribute Band and more! Attendees will enjoy a variety of food choices from some of the finest food trucks in the Coastal Bend and special commemorative t-shirts will be available for purchase. A year after Hurricane Harvey made its way onto the Coastal Bend we are still feeling the impact on our local businesses. It will take years before our small businesses get back to providing the outstanding goods and services we have come to know and love, but we are confident that we are on the right course restoring our area to be bigger, better and stronger than ever before. Together, United we will help restore our communities Back to Business! For "Back to Business" Recovery Concert pricing, information and tickets, click here to visit coastalbendunited.com. 3 2 MEMBERSHIP EVENT COMING SOON TO A "RING" NEAR YOU // Planning is fully underway for a membership recruitment initiative like none other. The Chamber has partnered with Your Chamber Connection (YCC) to conduct a membership event from November 13-16, 2018. Intentionally referred to as an "event" verses the typical membership "drive," this unique and high-energy membership campaign will increase community awareness of the Chamber's role while building the membership base. Stay tuned for more information on "The Main Event!" 3 GOVERNOR'S SMALL BUSINESS WOMEN'S FORUM // The Governor's Small Business Forum for Women will take place in Corpus Christi on Thursday, October 25 at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina. The event aims to provide small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with timely, relevant, actionable advice on how to start, grow and sustain their businesses. The conference will feature private and public small business resources, practical solutions, best practices and expert assistance on a broad range of business topics and challenges. Tickets to attend are $20 and include both lunch and parking. For more information, and to register online, click here! 4 EMPLOYER SURVEY FOR BRIDGING THE TALENT GAP // The Citizens for Educational Excellence, United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, Corpus Christi Independent School District, Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation, Del Mar College, Education to Employment Partners (Regional P16 Council), South