Chambers, Increase Your Reach and Engagement

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #141 Happy Friday. TGIF, right? For those of you going through the Course, please check out this note: On to today’s Chamber tip You want your Facebook Page posts to have reach (wide awareness, primarily in your target market). But how do you achieve this when the Facebook Newsfeed algorithm limits your reach to […]

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Is Your Town Big Enough for a Chamber and a Networking Group?

When we talk about professional networking groups, we don’t know whether as chambers we want to run up and hug them or give them dirty looks. Is there room enough in your town for them both to exist happily or do these networking groups point out the very flaws in our organization that we’re most […]

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An Update to Facebook’s Page Manager

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #140 Happy Thursday. Making plans yet for the weekend yet? Norma and I have been strategizing dinner for Friday night (date night). Looks like it is sushi time. Are you a fan of Sushi? On to today’s Chamber tip Do you schedule your Facebook Page posts out a week or so? This can […]

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Limiting Categories in Your Chamber Directory

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: How many business categories do you allow your members? Do you charge for additional? In our annual printed community guide we allow one, and up to two extra for $20 each. But our online directory appears to be unlimited. Looking for some best practices here. […]

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Facebook Update: Good News for Chamber Pages

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #139 Happy Wednesday.  A little housekeeping today: Final Notice. You are invited to this new training webinar. Seating is limited. Insiders, use your get-in-free code. For those of you in the Modern Chamber Professionals course, join us for the weekly conference call Thursday. On to today’s Chamber tip You almost undoubtedly have a personal […]

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New Ideas for Cool Chamber Events

Want to know what other chambers have going on? This chamber professional did. A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: Idea sharing time….what is the COOLEST AND CAN’T DO WITHOUT EVENT you have for your members? Not thinking annual meeting or festival stuff here but something your members find value in, encourage […]

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Chambers, Let Your Members do the Work for You

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #138 Happy Tuesday. How is your week shaping up? Have you ever thought of going on the road full time in your RV? It really is a fun way to do business and see the country. I loved this sign in this RV park today. If you have questions about what we are […]

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Feeling like a Chamber Fashion Show?

Have you been considering hosting an event for your female members? Maybe you had a fashion show in mind. A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: We are possible looking to put together a Women’s Fashion Show Fundraiser to one: allow women chamber partners an opportunity to network and socialize, two: allow […]

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Chamber Pros, Give Your Team a Social Media Shout-out

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #137 Happy Monday. Did you have a good weekend? We took our bikes into St. Augustine to do some off-the-beaten-path exploring. We have decided this is the only way to really explore interesting areas. Do you bike? On to today’s Chamber tip There are unlimited ways to use social media. One way you […]

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How are Chambers Celebrating Small Business Saturday?

In 2010, American Express titled the Saturday after Black Friday Small Business Saturday. The program that supports small businesses has been going strong ever since. This year it falls on November 29th. A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: The Shop Small Saturday discussion is getting a lot of attention and I’d […]

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