Chamber Radio for the week of Sept. 5

On The Air

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce internet radio business show, Henry Bell talks about the upcoming Chamber Annual Meeting which will be on October 4th at Harvey Convention Center. You can listen to the details online at

The spotlight is on “Safety Issues” at Tyler businesses in September with the “Work Safe, Texas Summit,” hosted by Texas Mutual Insurance Company. Texas Mutual represents a broad range of industries in the Tyler area, with strong representation in the construction, services and oil and gas sectors. Woody Hill, vice president of Safety Services, said, “Every industry faces its own hazards, from paper cuts to severe industrial accidents, and Texas Mutual is here to help you prepare a strategy for keeping your workers safe on the job.” The Work Safe, Texas Summit is from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on September 21st at the Holiday Inn Tyler, South Broadway. There will be a panel of experts addressing safety issues as well as the unveiling of “Safety in a Box, A Virtual Reality Safety Experience.” Hill, a former official with OSHA, will give OSHA updates and help companies prepare for an OSHA inspection, especially the unannounced one. There is no charge for the safety summit. A free breakfast is provided starting at 8 a.m. You can register at

It’s called “shared office space,” and it’s new to Tyler. Co.Work will open this innovative co-working office space on September 15th at 112 East Line St, Suite 204, across from the Chamber building. Co-founder Blake Moser said, “Many entrepreneurs who work from home want an office where they can be around other business people. Research shows the number one complaint from people who work from home is loneliness. We’re not at our best unless we’re happy at some level and we’re not happy unless we have relationships with other people.” Co.Work offers flex co-working desk, dedicated space, private offices, conference room, kitchen, meeting room, as well as phone booths for quiet conversations. It is also great for sales representatives who mainly work out of their cars. You can learn more online at Co.Work and on Facebook at CoWorkTyler. The phone number is 903-600-0304.

Route2 Advertising Agency has a simple philosophy: Do what works. Mike Hill, owner and creative director, said, “Sometimes that means dynamic creative that commands attention. Sometimes it means delivering a simple message in a memorable way. Sometimes it simply involves redistributing your current message to hit the correct demographic target.” Mike Hill has over 20 years experience meeting the needs of local, regional and national clients. Route2 can convert older format websites into “mobile friendly” versions. It guides businesses in the use of television, radio, print, outdoor, web, branding, or social media placement. Hill says, “We cater to our clients’ needs quickly and efficiently, and find that putting our clients first and taking the time to listen creates great longstanding relationships.” You can learn more online at or call 903-504-5921.

Camp Tyler is nature’s classroom where students learn through discovery. Starting in mid September through next March, TISD fifth graders will spend three days and two nights on an adventure at Camp Tyler. Besides learning about nature and science, the focus is on “learning to work together.” Jim Cunningham, executive director, said, “We really challenge the kids to focus on that and work with each other and enjoy their time here.” Camp Tyler also has facilities and services for businesses to hold retreats. Cunningham said, “We have cabins that sleep up to 24 and a lodge with a full commercial kitchen. We also have low rope, zip line, and survival skill courses. We can put together a package that is just right for the business.” You can learn more online at or call 903-565-4475.

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