Sociocracy: A New Management System for Better Decisions

Sociocracy: A New Management System for Better Decisions Companies find increased employee buy-in and morale, and better information for decisions by Sheella Mierson, Ph.D., and Sarah Lozanova   During the financial crisis of 2008, Creative Urethanes, a plastics manufacturing company based in Virginia, saw business dry up almost overnight, with...

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April 2016 Newsletter

NEW SEASON AT THE CHAMBER Helping our business community grow and impact our city. VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE                        WWW.RCOC.COM The Richmond Chamber of Commerce exists to provide services, resources and advocacy to foster growth in the business community and...

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Dynamic Leadership: Getting Around Blind Spots

by Sheella Mierson, Ph.D.   What if you could use a decision-making process to make your organization smarter than any one leader or even a small leadership team? Businesses and nonprofit organizations ask leaders to encourage honest feedback – to make good decisions, measure the impact of those decisions, and...

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Legal Services Plans Help Small Businesses Afford Protection

by David Schoenthal An astonishing number of small business owners face legal challenges, largely on their own, according to a 2013 survey by Decision Analyst, one of the largest privately owned research firms in North America, but those that subscribe to a legal-services plan report 100 percent satisfaction with the...

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7th Annual Summit to Prepare Students for Tech Careers

by Stacey Street Businesses and schools in Northern California will be coming together in Richmond on May 17th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Craneway Pavilion to help prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. The 7th Annual Northern California Summit on Children and...

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Creating Healthy Business Climate

By Tom Butt, Mayor of Richmond As a Richmond business owner for more than 40 years, I understand that a healthy business climate in Richmond is essential to increase jobs, municipal revenue, and economic diversity and opportunity. That is why I have worked with civic and business leaders throughout my...

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Go Solar and Become a Powerhouse

by Gene Manalo   You can take control of your energy costs by generating your own clean, more affordable solar energy with SolarCity. It’s a simple way to protect against rising energy bills. Utility rates can rise unpredictably. But with a SolarLease from SolarCity, you can have a solar energy system...

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