By Ann Rosser, Finding Resolution Consulting
How are those new year’s resolutions going now that we are a couple months into 2020? Have you made the changes that you wanted to or did life get in the way and bog you down? Are there still changes that you want to make in 2020? How about a new career, better life balance, help your team get better results, become a better communicator? Here are seven ways to help you incorporate change this year.
By Kate Bates, President & CEO, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Dear Arlington Chamber Members,
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our businesses and our broader community in significant ways, and we know that more is still to come. The Arlington Chamber is here to support you in any way we can. Public health during this time is top priority. As we adhere to social distancing guidelines, we are as prepared as ever to support our member businesses and the broader community.
By Morgan Mentzer, Communications Coordinator, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
The coronavirus has arrived in Arlington, with a local resident and a Crystal City worker testing positive for the disease. This spreading virus is having an impact not only on the health of those who contract the disease but also on the economy. The Chamber has heard concerns from a number of our members about the coronavirus and its potential impact on their personal and professional lives.
As the situation continues to evolve, we want to provide tools and resources so our members can take preventative measures. We’ve compiled resources developed by Arlington County, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to provide businesses and their employees the necessary information they need to ensure a healthy workforce.
By Ed Barry, Capital Bank
With the advent of the digital age, one-on-one conversation is becoming a thing of the past. With it has gone the fine art of listening — one of the most valuable tools for any relationship, both business and personal, using emails as a substitute for really listening and gathering feedback. In fact, if you fail to listen to your clients, you fall short in understanding their needs. That, in turn, can put you out of business — fast.
Why the deaf ear to clients? When you’re running a business, you’re busy — you have inventory, your books, and your employees, with product development always top of mind. You can become execution-minded and forget to take a step back and ask if you’re fulfilling the needs of your clients. What’s working and what isn’t, and why? What can make their jobs easier and their business more profitable?
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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