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Phyllis Snodgrass

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Economic Development San Marcos – A love story

I LOVE San Marcos! The FIRST thing that people said to me when I told them I accepted this position was, I LOVE San Marcos – and it was with that same passion. What’s not to love about this place? We have new schools, true destination detail that is recognized internationally, and flanked by a

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Why shop locally

THE POWER OF CHOICE Every time you make a purchase, you’re exercising power of choice. There are lots of places where you can choose to spend your money… at merchants in San Marcos, in the “big cities”...

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

"No-Match Regulation: Bad for Business"

What would you call a federal regulation that gives employers no choice but to fire workers if they are unable to resolve discrepancies over records kept by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the social security number...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Chamber of Commerce Blog: Publicity for Small Business

By PHYLLIS SNODGRASS President San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Need a publicity boost but you don’t seem to have the money to fund it? Down in the dumps because everyone seems to be getting more publicity than...

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

San Marcos Names New Economic Development Director

By PHYLLIS SNODGRASS San Marcos – The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Amy Madison, formerly of the City of Schertz and the City of Leon Valley as the new director for Economic Development –...

Monday, March 17th, 2008

» Chamber of Commerce Blog: The economics of early childhood education

By MICHELLE POPE After moving from the Midwest nearly 12 years ago, I was immediately struck by the pride that people have as Texans. To be a Texan, I learned, is to be proud of one’s history...

Monday, March 10th, 2008

» Chamber of Commerce Blogs: Technology deductions

by PHYLLIS SNODGRASS Are you one of those business owners working with outdated-if not actually obsolete- equipment because you think of technology purchases solely as a sunk cost? Or perhaps you just put off making necessary upgrades...

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

» Chamber of Commerce Blog: How employers can improve their bottom line

by PHYLLIS SNODGRASS What better time to take control of our health than springtime?  Many of us pledged to do just that in 2008, but time has now passed and we are on track?  In an effort...

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

» Chamber of Commerce Blog: Got LEADS?

by PHYLLIS SNODGRASS Getting leads in the business world is the easiest way to maximize the resources you already have in place and grow your business. It is one of the simplest things you can do but...

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

» Chamber of Commerce Blog | Education equals economics

By PHYLLIS SNODGRASS The overall educational attainment of our residents is the key to our future Economic Development. Research demonstrates that people with higher levels of education earn more over the course of a lifetime. Those students...

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