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Staying Relevant in Today’s Workforce

Aug 28, 2019

Article written by John Hutchens, Corporate Training at McLennan Community College, published in the 2019 second quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   Do you and your employees have the skills and mindset to adapt in an ever-changing workforce? If you want to revolutionize and motivate yourself or your workforce, become an indispensable part…

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Investing in the Future: How Extraco Banks Supports the Next Leaders

Aug 23, 2019

Article written by Christina Helmick, digital marketing specialist at Extraco Banks, published in the 2019 second quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   The recent growth in Waco has made our hometown a hot spot for young professionals and entrepreneurs to stay or relocate after graduation. This explosive growth has created opportunities for businesses…

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From Job Fair to Job Offer: TSTC Provides Guidance Every Step of the Way

Aug 8, 2019

Article written by TSTC Staff, published in the 2019 second quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   TSTC goes beyond Job Fair to Job Offer Texas State Technical College (TSTC) separates itself from the rest of higher education by making sure its students are more than just job-ready. The college works to make sure…

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Small Business Q&A with David Mercer, Entrepreneur

Aug 1, 2019

Article published in the 2019 second quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine. Small businesses are the engine of our economy in the Greater Waco community – more than 70 percent of our membership is considered “small business.” We love introducing small businesses and their owners in our “Small Business Spotlight.” This allows us to…

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It Takes Two: Serving the Community That Brought Them Together

Jul 25, 2019

Story written by Samantha Baker, marketing and communications specialist at the Greater Waco Chamber, published in the 2019 second quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   Michael Heins is the Regional Director of Productivity for H-E-B. Born and raised in Gonzales, Texas, Michael moved to Waco in 1989 at the age of 18 to…

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The ART of Workforce Development

Jul 19, 2019

Article written by Fiona Bond, executive director of Creative Waco, published in the 2019 second quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   When you think of workforce development, the cultural arts may not pop into your mind immediately. However, there are many great examples of arts-based workforce development with far-reaching impact beyond the creative…

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What Veterans Bring to the Waco Workforce

Jul 12, 2019

Article written by Mary Thompson, COO at Neighborly, published in the 2019 second quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   Business is booming in Waco. We may still consider ourselves a “small Texas town,” but according to a 2018 Forbes report, we are among the top 200 cities in the United States recognized as…

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The Employee Handbook: A Business Management Tool

Jun 21, 2019

Legal Minute written by Teresa Schiller, Attorney, published in the 2019 first quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine. Waco businesses employ a sizeable workforce – our economy has more than 56,000 employees. During 2016 and 2017, Waco’s employment rate exceeded the national unemployment rate, meaning that the amount of unused human resources is relatively…

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A Family Affair: Valley Mills Vineyards

Jun 21, 2019

Small Business Q&A with Joey Bagnasco, Valley Mills Vineyards, published in the 2019 first quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   Name: Joey Bagnasco GM of Valley Mills Vineyards   Why did you decide to expand your business in Greater Waco? We wanted our guests to experience the romance of the grape growing process…

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Building Our Local Economy One Business at a Time

Jun 7, 2019

Article written by Samantha Baker, McLennan Small Business Development Center, published in the 2019 first quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   GULP! The idea of starting a business and working for yourself can make anyone feel intimidated, even fearful. But because of the many advantages of working for yourself, small businesses and entrepreneur-owned…

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