Joining the Chamber Staff
Morgan Mentzer, Communications Coordinator, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
This past March, I started my journey at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce as the Events Associate, and within a few short months, I was promoted to the Communications Coordinator role. When I initially took the position at the Chamber, I had recently graduated with my Masters from George Mason University and was looking for an event marketing position at a nonprofit organization. Besides the opportunity fitting perfectly with my career objectives, I was drawn to the Chamber because its work to better the Arlington community through bolstering a thriving economic environment. I feel very fortunate to work for an organization that has such a tangible impact on the community.
By Corey Shields, Ntiva
Consumer preferences for communication have come to affect both internal and external business communications. Simple desk phones and legacy telephony systems aren’t enough to maximize workforce productivity or sustain great customer experiences.
Today’s employees and customers expect seamless access to modern tools –advanced email clients, instant messaging, videoconferencing, messaging tools and more. As remote working and business travel become more and more accessible, desk phones just won’t cut it anymore. Rather than trying to force outdated phone systems to work for the modern, mobile workforce, businesses can benefit by taking advantage of cloud-based “unified communications.”
By Mike Beargie, MainSpring Inc.
As technology expands, so do the boundaries of the modern office. The tools of virtual meetings have changed the way modern business happens. Gone are the impersonal conference calls of old, as software today opens up screen sharing and video chatting for entire teams. Virtual meetings pay for themselves with time-saving convenience and the ability to quickly organize.
To use these tools to their best efficiency, it’s important to understand what makes a good virtual meeting happen. With proper planning and simple guidelines, anyone can host effective virtual meetings as part of their technology toolkit.
By Indre Bauza, Supporting Strategies
Restaurant owners face unique bookkeeping challenges. Did you know, for instance, that if you include an automatic gratuity in the bill for larger parties, that's considered a service charge and not a tip — and thus has different IRS reporting requirements?
Combine potential regulatory banana peels with the long hours that restaurant owners typically work, and you have a compelling reason for outsourcing your bookkeeping responsibilities. But if you need additional convincing, here are a few more things to consider.
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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