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  • 07/28/2017
    There’s a saying in chamber circles that a chamber membership is like a gym membership. You get out what you put in. You can’t join a gym, never go, and expect to have abs like Ryan Gosling. But is a chamber membership really like going to the gym? That depends on whether you like going to the gym or not.Getting Out What You Put in to MembershipFirst, even if you never go to a single c...
  • 07/28/2017
    The chamber offers volunteer opportunities, networking possibilities, help with marketing and so much more. If that’s not enough, joining the chamber is also a great way to make a difference in the economic development of your community.Whenever I think of the work of the chamber and its importance, I always think of the Bruce Springsteen song “My Hometown,” particularly the lyri...
  • 07/28/2017
    A chamber membership is an investment in your business. As an investment, you undoubtedly expect a return. While it’s easy to look at what you paid for membership and how many new customers were sent you way through the chamber and calculate your return that way, there’s more to it than just that. For instance, did you know that your customers receive multiple benefits from you being a...
  • 07/28/2017
    When was the last time you heard someone say, “I have too many followers and too many likes on my business page.”? Uh, never. I assume. Whether you’re just beginning to get your business into social media marketing or you’ve been there a while, you can always use some help. The chamber is one of those little-known places that you can get it for less than the cost of employi...
  • 07/22/2017
    The chamber of commerce is often seen as a Better Business Bureau of sorts. People have confidence in using businesses that are members of the chamber. Chamber membership equates to business respectability in many customers’ minds, which often means greater sales for business members.Many people see chamber membership as a ringing endorsement of good business. While we don’t advertise...
  • 04/27/2017
    It used to be that years-long dedication and loyalty to a company was the surefire way to get ahead in your career. You worked hard, paid your dues, then the success would follow. As the global economy has evolved, so has the workforce’s circumstances. Now we need to find better ways to stand apart from our competition. And with many ways to market yourself both on and offline, the...
  • 04/17/2017
    There are likely professional development pieces you must keep up with for your business. Items like certifications, licenses, and other must haves. But what about the secondary training you need to learn to keep your business relevant in today’s changing marketplace? Are you keeping up? Can you afford to? What do you need to know? Here are the top skills most businesses need today and an in...
  • 03/27/2017
    © Graphic StockContent marketing provides the kind of quality content your audience is looking for. Marketers in today’s business climate must yield to the interests of their customers to be successful in the same way that party planners who want people on the dance floor must select music the vast majority of people in attendance will find appealing.Content marketing has to start somew...
  • 03/04/2017
    Networking opportunities are everywhere. You no longer must leave your house to be able to network, but studies now show that online networking doesn’t hold the same power as in-person networking. Networking is critical to landing a job, learning about opportunities before they are broadcast, and getting more sales for your business.You need to do it, even if you hate it, and one of the easi...
  • 12/27/2016
    The most wonderful time of the year can often be the most hectic time. Between the parties, gift shopping, kids’ recitals, cooking, and visiting family, there is a lot to juggle during the holidays. And for those taking care of an elderly parent or relative, ‘tis the season for a lot more added pressure. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, family members who serve as caregivers...

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