I’ve always found escape rooms to be a microcosm of the workplace in that you have a team working together to complete a common goal within a set amount of time. I’ve worked at Bond’s Escape Room for three years, and during my time I’ve written hundreds of puzzles and watched countless groups try to solve them. I’ve observed many players and corporate teams hash out various strategies for success; however, few have actually worked. In order to “escape,” groups must communicate effectively, think critically, and make-up for each other’s weaknesses. In many cases, a leader naturally emerges to delegate and take charge of the group. I believe these workplace like games can be invaluable for understanding the inner workings of a team.
By Andrew Nicholson, Bonds Escape Room
By Tony Hill, AlphaGraphics
because it sets the tone for your storefront, creates brand association, attracts attention, and serves as an informative tool. There’s an immense amount of importance placed on your business’ signage.
By Marian Marquez, Arlington Economic Development
By Chris Smith, ChangeSmith
By Tara Palacios, Arlington Economic Development's BizLaunch
Yes, take a break. I give you permission. As an entrepreneur, you deserve it. Give yourself time this summer to smell the roses, take care of yourself and recharge the batteries. The following is my list of must-do’s, so you are ready for the fall to further grow and manage your business, and attend more industry events!
By Miki Gilmore, Communications Associate, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
I’ve been at the Chamber for eight months now working in the communications role in a variety of capacities. The opportunity to grow within the role during my time at the Chamber has given me many learning moments that I will take with me for the rest of my career as a graphic designer.
I was born in Yokohama, Japan then moved to Rockville, Maryland in 2006 where I have lived for the past 13 years. In 2017, I graduated Bryn Mawr College with a bachelor’s degree in linguistics. Once I finished school, I found that I wanted to embark on a more creative career path, so I enrolled at Montgomery College to explore a new passion for graphic and web design.
By Indre Bauza, Supporting Strategies
By Sarah DeVoe, Burdette Smith & Bish, LLC
The Ambassador Committee works to strengthen the Chamber membership by making every member feel welcome at Chamber events and encouraging them to become involved. This amazing group of volunteers are the first Chamber members many of us meet, and are always friendly faces throughout our memberships.
All new members are given an Ambassador to the Chamber when they first join. Our Ambassador Committee looks to reach out to new members in their first year, serving as an additional resource as long time Chamber members. Ambassadors serve as a trusted voice to new members on how to maximize the Chamber membership, based on the objectives of the new member, and also look to greet new members at upcoming Chamber events.
To get to know your Ambassadors better, we present Sarah DeVoe, CPA and Partner at Burdette Smith and Bish, LLC.
By Marcio Silveira, Toler Financial Group
Responsible investing is the investment process that integrates the pure financial dimensions of return and risk with environmental, social, and governance considerations, also known as ESG factors. This certain type of investing refers to strategies that integrate these factors into the selection process for employee benefits, including retirement plans.
By Hanna Kim, Intern, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
I have been interning at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce for about seven months, since November 2018. My journey to the United States actually started when I was a student in China. I spent two-and-a-half years studying in China, where I had a lot of opportunity to work on projects with a Korean government agency, an international trade company, and a marketing firm.
Through those experiences, I started to study the growth and decline of small and medium-sized firms. During my last semester, I prepared a thesis about cases of direct investment by Korean companies in China. Once I completed my studies, I realized that I needed a comprehensive understanding of what America is like, because the U.S. and Korea have a close partnership – not only economically, but also politically.
The mission of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is to strengthen businesses and the economic environment for those who work, live and do business in Arlington.
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