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Thoughts & Visions

Thoughts & Visions delivers valuable insights from successful business leaders in the Irving-Las Colinas area and shows the value of joining the Chamber through engaging storytelling.

The interviewer is Bob Kaplitz who has more than three decades of experience interviewing U.S. Presidents, CEOs, chief marketing officers, entrepreneurs, and many successful business leaders both for the American Marketing Association and for CBS News.

OUR VISION FOR THE CHAMBER AND ITS INVESTORS

We use the power of video and optimization to increase the visibility and value not only of Chamber representatives but also their investors. Each Chamber representative benefits from a 30 second elevator Wow video, including coaching on what to say and how to say it. Same for chamber members as part of a major benefit joining the chamber. The videos will be in high definition and optimized for search. The Chamber will post them on their site plus individuals can “spread the love” through the power of social media.

Wael-Bob provide this service as proven dedicated Chamber members. Our credentials and reputations are significant. We’re active Chamber members and have spoken at major events.

Chris’ responsibility to ensure a member of his team helps schedule his staff. He’s also responsible for introducing us and what we do to the Chamber member executives, who will benefit from our service as they’re free to use the videos however they wish. As importantly, they will receive help in messaging and delivery from one of the nation’s foremost experts in the field.

Our questions and the answers they elicit will both help the Chamber the members. For example, for Chamber members:

  • What do you value most about the Chamber?
  • What’s been your best experience?
  • Why would you recommend joining the Chamber to others?
  • What’s the most important thing people should know about your company?
  • What are you most proud of in your business?
  • Why do you find doing business in Irving Las Colinas special?
  • What’s the best advice you’ve ever received about running a company?
  • What you value most about living in the Irving Las Colinas area?
  • What you do for fun?

For Chamber staff:

  • How I can help you achieve your goals as a Chamber member?
  • What I enjoy most about serving Chamber investors.


Cindy Schamp

Cindy K. Schamp assumed her role as President of Baylor Medical Center at Irving on July 7, 2008. Since joining Baylor Irving, the hospital has opened an Imaging Center in Grand Prairie, a Hyperbaric Wound Program in north Irving and a Spine Program.

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Jeff Youngblood

We leverage our marketing and sign knowledge, state-of-the-art technology, project management and innovative thinking, to help your business, event or organization realize its full potential. Our goal is to help you solve your visual communications challenges.

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Ann Goin

The professionals at Glory House have many years of experience and possess the knowledge and training to make your catering, receptions or bistro experience an a professional marketing tool or a sentimental memory to be cherished for years to come. Glory House will visually set the tone with beautiful displays that enhance your chosen theme. Once the atmosphere is set, your guests will be treated to your choice of delicious hors d’oeuvres, salads, main courses and desserts.

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Chris Wallace president of the Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

Chris Wallace, IOM is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, the fourth largest Chamber in North Texas and the first national Five-Star Accredited Chamber in Texas. He also manages the Irving Economic Development Partnership. Wallace serves on the prestigious U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 as well as on the boards of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives, Texas Prosperity Project, and the Congressionally-commissioned National Multi-Modal Transportation Steering Committee.

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