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Leadership Rockwall Learns About Rockwall Economy

By skirkland_shaun@rockwallchamber.org | March 17, 2022

The Leadership Rockwall Class of 2022 had a day full of learning about economic development and city government in March.  In fact, there were six stops throughout the county! The first stop was the City of Rockwall’s council chambers where the group was addressed by City Manager Mary Smith, Mayor…

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Leadership Rockwall Goes To School

By skirkland_shaun@rockwallchamber.org | March 10, 2022

The Leadership Rockwall Class of 2022 went to school in February. The fine folks at the Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy hosted the group all day at the state-of-the-art campus. The day started with a brief welcome from the Rockwall ISD Foundation followed by a tour of the…

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Twelve Ways To Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

By skirkland_shaun@rockwallchamber.org | December 30, 2021

The New Year is a perfect time to update your social media profiles. We’ve gathered 12 ways from EveryOneSocial.com to quickly & simply amp up your personal LinkedIn Page to better attract clients & potential employers. Below are the twelve actions you can take before you head out on New…

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Leadership Rockwall Attends Rockwall County Commissioners Court

By skirkland_shaun@rockwallchamber.org | December 15, 2021

The Leadership Rockwall Class of 2022 went on a multi-stop field trip this month that took them all around town. The day started in the Commissioner’s Court where Judge David Sweet educated the group on its activities followed by a tour of the historic jail.  Many of the participants were…

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Cities Report Strong Sales Tax Revenues – from the Rockwall Herald Banner

By skirkland_shaun@rockwallchamber.org | December 13, 2021

Almost all of the cities in Rockwall County received an early Christmas present as they came to the end of their fiscal years by recording substantial boosts in the amount of sales tax revenue they collected during the past year, according to a report issued Wednesday by Texas Comptroller Glenn…

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Stop Complaining About Your Colleagues Behind Their Back – from Harvard Business Review

By skirkland_shaun@rockwallchamber.org | December 9, 2021

Summary. Many of us believe that we’re above workplace gossip, and that we never engage in it. But, if you’ve ever participated in a “confirmation expedition” – whereby you 1) ask a colleague to confirm their own negative or challenging experience with a third colleague who is not present, or…

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Leadership Rockwall Class of 2022 Attends City Council Meeting

By skirkland_shaun@rockwallchamber.org | November 23, 2021

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 23, 2021) – Members of the Leadership Rockwall Class of 2022 attended the regular Rockwall City Council meeting on Nov. 15 as part of their curriculum, as well as to spread the word about the Leadership Rockwall program and goal. Class Advisor & Leadership Rockwall Class of…

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Leadership Rockwall Class Participates In ‘Eye-Opening’ Societal Simulation

By skirkland_shaun@rockwallchamber.org | November 16, 2021

The Leadership Rockwall Class of 2022 attended a special program this month here in Rockwall.  The cohort participated in a program called “SIMSOC,” which is a societal simulation that involves being placed in a virtual community of people with a variety of resources and needs.  The purpose is to emulate…

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Leadership Rockwall Class of 2022 Leaps Into Retreat Weekend

By skirkland_shaun@rockwallchamber.org | October 21, 2021

Leadership Rockwall Class of 2022 ROCKWALL, TX – October 11, 2021 – The Leadership Rockwall Class of 2022 trekked to Denton to take part in a two-day teambuilding exercise at the beautiful Stony Ranch. The group cooperatively scaled a 12-foot vertical wall, ziplined more than 300 yards from a height…

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Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce Now Accepting Nominations For Its Board of Directors

By skirkland_shaun@rockwallchamber.org | October 5, 2021

The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce is a diverse organization with approximately 720 members. Each year a nominating committee is appointed by the Chairman of the Board to select candidates to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term. Chamber partners who have an interest in being considered…

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