Chambers, Build Online Relationships With This Tip

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #122 Good Monday morning. Recognize this horse? I guess he is kinda famous, being in the Wild Horse Saloon in Nashville. Glenn Shepard and his wonderful wife gave us a great tour of the city. So much fun! We will have more images of the tour soon. What a great city. Nashville rocks. Thanks […]

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5 Quick Fixes for Lagging Chamber Business After Hours Events

Have you noticed a less than respectable attendance at your BAH functions recently? If so, you’re not the only one. A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: What are you doing that has increased Business After Hours attendance?   Here are a couple of quick fixes for your business after hour events […]

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Chambers, Showcase Your Strengths Online Without Coming Off Wrong

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #121 We are in Tennessee for just a few more days. We are looking forward to exploring Nashville tomorrow and seeing a couple more chamber friends before heading to Northeast Florida. We can already smell the ocean breezies. Plus, Trixie has told us she is ready for some new smells. On to today’s […]

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What does a Chamber Say when the Answer is No?

It’s difficult to get rejected, especially from a chamber member who doesn’t want to renew. How does your chamber handle it? Here are a few suggestions on how you might salvage the member relationship. A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: We’re just in the thick of renewal time, and since I’m […]

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Chamber Pros, Your Board Members Probably Think You Have It Made

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #120 Many of your members think your job is easy. They think you are overpaid. They think you have a cushy situation that they could do in their sleep. I am sad to say it but chances are many of your board members feel the exact same way. I shared in the past that once when […]

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3 Ways the Chamber can Provide Marketing Assistance for Members

When a small company goes into business it’s likely, unless it’s a marketing firm, that the founder needs some help with marketing. Some companies hire a staff member to conduct these activities, some outsources it, some flounder. What role does your chamber play in helping these businesses? A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group […]

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Chambers, Close the Deal and Grow Your Membership In These 3 Ways

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #119 Happy Wednesday. How is your week going? Norma has been as busy as ever shooting images. Check out some of her prize winning shots here. Here are some other recent photos from our travels.  On to today’s tip If you are using social media share valuable content with your target market then you probably have […]

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3 Places to Get Content for your Chamber

Google has been quite clear (well, as clear as Google is on those sorts of things), that to be respected as a reputable website, you need good, credible content. Gone are the days of key word stuffing and black hat tactics that were so easy and mindless. Falling down in the ranks? Add some white […]

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This Will Convince Them of Your Chamber’s Success

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #118 Happy Tuesday. How’s your week going? I told you about these photos yesterday. They are now up on our Facebook page if you care to know the whole story. What dream are you going to accomplish? I would love to hear about it. On to today’s tip How do people generally form […]

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When Social Media is Rude: Chamber Presentations

It’s a debate that’s becoming more and more popular – is it rude to use social media during a presentation or meeting? A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked:  At events, do any of you openly encourage tweeting or posting about what is going on? Curious about your thoughts. “This isn’t church. […]

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