WCC in the Picayune May 2017

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May 04, 2017
I watched a story on television the other day about a Blockbuster video store that is still thriving, albeit in Alaska.  That led to a conversation about things that were once a common part of our lives that today’s generation has either never heard of or never seen.  Do you remember carrying binders full of music CDs in your car, a ballpoint pen that changed colors depending on which lever you clicked, a homemade mix tape recorded from the radio, the sound of a typewriter, rolling down a car window with a hand crank, or when a hashtag was called a pound sign?  A lot of those things go way back, but others are fairly recent.  Change can be good.  Things progress.  Our lives can get easier. 

What isn’t easy sometimes is keeping up with all those changes.  That’s why this month’s topic for the Westlake Community Luncheon is one we can all benefit from.  It’s called “The Other Side of the Table – Sales Strategies for Current Day Business”.  Let’s face it, it’s not just the little things in our lives that have changed, but today’s business environment has changed as well.  We have more diverse generations in the marketplace and more tools at our disposal.  Even our expectations for transactions have changed.   

The Westlake Community Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 16th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Austin Country Club and is open to everyone in the greater Westlake community.  Our speaker this month is Steve Zbranek, successful business owner, seasoned buyer, and professional speaker.  Reservations may be placed at www.WestlakeChamber.com.

Susan Difani, Executive Director
Westlake Chamber of Commerce             
Member Spotlight: This month we’d also like to spotlight a local favorite and valued member of the Westlake Chamber: Westlake Hills Vision Center in Davenport Village.  Dr. Adam Drees, O.D. takes great pride in offering every patient the best in eye and vision care. Whether he's conducting a routine eye exam, helping with a pair of hard-to-fit contacts, or helping to diagnose and treat an eye condition/disease, he strongly believes in taking a patient-centered approach, carefully explaining all treatment options, and making sure you're well informed. He'll never hesitate to spend a few extra minutes answering any questions you may have or addressing your concerns, as his goal is to make sure you leave the office satisfied and confident in the eye care services you've received.  In addition to Dr. Drees, the office is run by a great team of eye care professionals and office staff who assist with everything from scheduling appointments and processing insurance paperwork to vision pre-testing and everything in between. We truly believe that our team is what makes Westlake Hills Vision Center the best optometry office in the area.
The Chamber would like to welcome our newest members ClosetBox and Victoria Bogdanovitch, CPA.
We would also like to thank Baylor Scott & White Health, Kirk Ingels State Farm, Southside Bank, Chinatown Westlake, BB&T Branch Banking & Trust, Jensen Pediatric Dentistry, and VIK Complete Care for their continued support of the Westlake Chamber.
Thank you to the Westlake Chamber of Commerce Partners Benchmark Bank, Austin’s Granduca Hotel, and Independent Bank for their contributions throughout the year
We’d also like to thank our Diamond and Gold Members for their continued support.  Our Diamond Members are Austin Plastic Surgery Institute, Baylor Scott & White Health, BB&T Branch Banking & Trust, Commerce National Bank, Kerbey Lane Café, Merry Maids, Seton Family of Doctors plus Express Care, The Hills Dental Spa, Tumble Tech, and Westlake Hills Vision Center. 
Gold Members are American Bank, Brain Balance, Dolce, Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa, Independence Title Company, Prosperity Bank, Results Physiotherapy, Southside Bank, Synergy Dance Studio, VIK Complete Care, and Texas Energy Engineering Services, Inc.
Upcoming Events for the Westlake Chamber of Commerce
Event Details & Registration Details Online at www.westlakechamber.com or by calling 512.327.3088.
Tuesday, May 9th 11:30 am- 1:00 pm
Business Builder Lunch
Texas Land & Cattle
Tuesday, May 16th  11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Westlake Community Luncheon featuring Steve Zbranek & “The Other Side of the Table: Sales Strategies for Current Day Business”
Austin Country Club
Wednesday, May 17th 9:00 am – 4:30pm
Education Workshop in partnership with SCORE: Essentials of Starting a Business
SCORE Austin
Thursday, May 18th 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
New Member Orientation
Chamber office
Monday, May 22nd 5:00 pm – 6:30pm
Ribbon Cutting at Baylor Scott & White Health Clinic in Westlake
Thursday, May 25th 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Business After Hours
Susan Difani, Executive Director
info@westlakechamber.com, (512) 327-3088

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101 Westlake Drive, Austin, TX 78746 – (512) 327-3088 – info@westlakechamber.com