Need Content? Look no Further than your Chamber Members

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: QUESTION: Do you offer your members to provide content for your blog or website? Are there any specific policies you have staff follow for the contribution? – please share. THANK YOU! Chamber members are a great source of content and if they’re willing to […]

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Chambers, Likes Are Great. But If They Don’t Lead to Engagement, They Are Virtually Worthless

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #80 How’s your Thursday going?  We are in Illinois now, sitting in the parking lot of a truck stop. I tried to use their wifi but it isn’t working.  O well, there is Verizon 4G here so all is good. On to today’s tip. I was having a discussion today with a chamber pro […]

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Why You Should Consolidate Chamber Facebook Pages

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: I’m looking to simplify. We currently manage 5 facebook pages for our chamber and community events. The audience segmentation is good but it’s a lot of administrative work and I’m sure it dilutes the chamber’s association as host of the events. Has anyone […]

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Chambers, Track Your Social Media Numbers with Dashboards

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #80 Happy Wednesday. How is your week going? Tonight we are going to have a campfire and enjoy our last night in Missouri.  We are leaving Hannibal, MO tomorrow and heading east. We will stop in Pinckneyville, Illinois to say hello to Craig Williams, founder/CEO of CommunityLink and then make our way to Cincinnati for the […]

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Deciding on Professional versus In-house Chamber Videos

There was a question recently in a LinkedIn group I belong to – maybe you saw it – What type of videos are more effective to communicate the Chamber’s message? Those done by a professional company or in-house? It’s one of those questions that has an obvious answer, high production video yields a high price […]

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Get More Facebook Reach in a Targeted Way

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #79 Happy Tuesday (is it Tuesday already? Good grief, where does the time go?) Check out this little frog that Norma captured on her walk. Such an amazing variety of life here on the Muddy Mississippi. The Ol’ Miss. Ol’ Man River… On to today’s tip. I received this notice from Facebook […]

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Answering Chamber Ambassador Questions

Chamber Ambassador programs are crucial to helping chamber staff with recruitment, field questions, and get the word out in the community. Every chamber runs their program a little differently so questions about them come up frequently in the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook. This blog post is a compilation of questions asked in […]

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3 Ways Chambers Can Use Instagram

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: Is your chamber on Instagram? If so, what type of photos do you post? Similar to your organization’s facebook page? According to an infographic that appeared on HubSpot, articles with images are shared almost 3x as much as text-only articles. Content creators know that […]

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Chambers, Bring Back Your Facebook Fans

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #78 Good Monday Afternoon. Did you have a good weekend? Norma, being the photographer, dragged me through the woods looking for elusive butterflies and other critters. I can’t complain through. We came out of the woods near a winery so we picked up a bottle of Sawyer’s Creek Blackberry wine. We sampled about 10 […]

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Chamber Promotions: Ribbon Cuttings and Member Spotlights

While chambers do more than ribbon cuttings, it’s still a very popular topic on the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook. From questions on where to find those enormous scissors to debates over performing ribbon cuttings for non members, it’s clear that every chamber is unique.  One of the many advantages to the Facebook […]

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