Local Businesses and The Chamber of Commerce with Kelly Hall

Local Businesses and The Chamber of Commerce with Kelly Hall

Kelly Hall is the president and CEO of the Longview, TX Chamber of Commerce, and she has a wealth of knowledge to share about the topic. More specifically, because of her years of experience working inside various chambers of commerce--Greenville, TX and Claremore, OK--she knows the intricacies of the organization and breaks down the role, function, power, reach, and overall strategy of what a chamber of commerce does for local businesses in the community. She encourages all types of businesses to get involved and support their local chamber of commerce. They really are fighting for every entrepreneur in their community, and they need your support and reinforcement.

Jonathan Fanning - Creating a Culture of Innovation

Jonathan Fanning - Creating a Culture of Innovation

Our guest today is Jonathan Fanning, author of three books, celebrated speaker, entrepreneur, and all around expert on creativity and injecting positive culture into companies. In this insightful talk, Jonathan shares a wide variety of historical and cultural examples of what constitutes good creative practices in the workplace. Jonathan’s insights are a useful reminder for anyone looking to effectively practice innovation and become more involved in their workplace.

Leading with Character with Dave Anderson

Leading with Character with Dave Anderson

Our guest is co-author of the impactful book Becoming a Leader of Character: 6 Habits That Make Or Break a Leader at Work and at Home. Dave shares his 6 habits of character and walks you through the importance of every habit, from courage, humility, and integrity, to selflessness, duty, and positivity. He also talks about the necessary tools that leaders need, making sure to stress that good character should be the first item on the itinerary.

Personal protective equipment and weather fluctuations with Energy Weldfab's Jacob Palmer

Personal protective equipment and weather fluctuations with Energy Weldfab's Jacob Palmer

It's fall in Texas! That means that while you could start your day shivering, you could be sweating by lunchtime. Michael and Jacob discuss the perils of getting dressed without much thought. Listen and hear why hoodies are a huge no for some shop workers and Jacob's recommendations on shop-appropriate fabrics.

Crisis management for small businesses, entrepreneurs with Jenny Wells, communication liaison, certified crisis communication trainer and social media expert

Crisis management for small businesses, entrepreneurs with Jenny Wells, communication liaison, certified crisis communication trainer and social media expert

On this episode of Manufacturing Leadership: An Oil and Gas Podcast, Energy Weldfab's Michael Clements sits down with Jenny Wells, senior PR specialist with the City of Tyler to discuss crisis management. 

Jenny, a certified crisis communication trainer, provides suggestions small businesses without trained professionals on staff might overlook, as well as strategies for those getting started far too late.

Generations in the workplace with Matt Tibbetts, sales & training coordinator at Express Employment Professionals

Generations in the workplace with Matt Tibbetts, sales & training coordinator at Express Employment Professionals

Energy Weldfab's Michael Clements sits down with Matt Tibbetts from Express Employment Professionals to discuss the benefits and challenges each generation brings to the workplace. They also discuss what it means for a company to be millennial-friendly and why some in generations 'live to work' and others 'work to live.'