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Inc. Magazine x Amarillo

Boost Your Networking Skills with These 7 Tips

Networking lets you put your best face forward. Put yourself out there and good things happen.

There are many paths to small business success, but every road has at least one thing in common: networking. You can't grow a company if people don't know who you are and what you do. Whether you're a networking novice or an experience hand shaker, you can always improve your business bonding skills. Here are seven ways to up your game.

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Lisa Silvestre

Getting To Know Amarillo

An Intern's Thoughts on the Amarillo Intern Experience

Hi, it’s Lisa Silvestre, the Amarillo EDC’s summer intern. I recently participated in the Amarillo Intern Experience, a program that gathers college-age interns who are working for local businesses for a variety of events that showcase what Amarillo has to offer.

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Sabrina Meck Perez

Recruit to Amarillo (Even During a Pandemic)

With an ever-changing workforce climate, we understand that you want to hire the right people, and ultimately keep the right people in order to build and grow your organizations. In your search to hire (specifically during a pandemic setting), you may find yourself exhausting your resources or your HR departments. We at the Amarillo EDC wanted to create tools for you to recruit and retain talent and ultimately grow your business.

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Inc. Magazine x Amarillo

An Unexpected Team Plans to Supercharge Amarillo's Economic Growth

Business, higher education, and the community at large are working together to heat up everything from commerce to jobs.

In a bold move, Amarillo's businesses, colleges and universities, and overall community are teaming up to fuel growth in the region. The Panhandle Workforce Development Board's Integrated Plan for 2017-2020, a recently released blueprint for the region's economic development, calls out "innovative employment and training opportunities that are developed through the creation of new partnerships" as one of the region's most notable strengths.

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Savannah Tarbet

Amarillo EDC Launches Amarillo Intern Experience

This initiative aims to show college-age interns what Amarillo has to offer

Today, the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced the launch of its latest initiative, the Amarillo Intern Experience. The program aims to show college-age interns who are not from Amarillo what the city has to offer through community-based events. The official launch of the program follows last year’s pilot launch with a small number of businesses.

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Sabrina Meck Perez

All Your Workforce Resources, In One Place

In an unprecedented time of people working remotely, there are new opportunities to engage both the current and future workforce. "Now more than ever employees are taking the time to look within to determine who they are and what is important to them. A crisis naturally has folks pause and look within," said Margaret Graziano, High-Performance Culture Strategist, KeenAlignment.

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Kevin Carter

Business Resource Portal Released In Response To COVID-19 Outbreak

Organizations ban together to launch website to support local businesses

The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) in partnership with the Northwest Texas Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the WT Enterprise Center, and Workforce Solutions Panhandle, launched a website of business and employee resources specific to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in an effort to help citizens stay informed and make appropriate business decisions.

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Savannah Tarbet

Amarillo EDC Adds Job Board to City's Interactive Community Website

The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) today announced the launch of a job and internship board on TakeRootInAmarillo.com, the new community website that gives businesses, job seekers, students, and individuals looking to learn more about city life a special look into the rich cultural, economic, and social benefits of living and working in the city of Amarillo. As an employment resource, the website now has a live job board section, where employers can post local job opportunities that offer a salary of over $45,000 a year. In addition to jobs, internship positions for students and community members will be posted by local companies.

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Sabrina Meck Perez

Local Leader's Guide to Hiring

The latest episode of Amarillo Economic Development Corporation’s Build Your Talent Toolbox was focused on Hiring the Right People. Margaret Graziano, a leading talent management expert from Keen Alignment, spoke about creating purpose-driven roles and setting the right expectations for employees. Sabrina Meck Perez, AEDC’s Director of Workforce Attraction & Retention, sat down with local employer Joshua Raef, owner/operator of Chick-fil-A Georgia Street, to get a local perspective of how to hire the right people in the Amarillo area.

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Sabrina Meck Perez

A Conversation on Culture – with Sam Silverstein & Cal Zant

During the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation’s latest episode of Build Your Talent Toolbox, Sam Silverstein, national keynote speaker, helped employers see the value in building a culture to retain the right employees. Sam teamed up with Cal Zant, President of Betenbough Homes, a local employer in Amarillo, Lubbock, and Midland.  After they shared their experience and expertise on work culture, Sabrina Meck Perez, AEDC Director of Workforce Attraction & Retention, sat down with both Sam and Cal to share their thoughts with you on the importance of being purposeful with work culture.

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