5 Engagement Ideas Your Chamber Can Do in Minutes a Day

Engagement doesn't take that much time. It just takes effort. How is your chamber engaging members?

Time. It’s the biggest problem chambers have. Not enough time to effectively engage everyone you want to. It’s time to make the most of your stolen moments — minutes in between meetings, waiting for someone to pick up the phone, things you can do while you’re texting someone, etc. — all of that time we […]

Chambers and Recruiting the Young Entrepreneur

How does your chamber recruit young entrepreneurs?

There’s an interesting conversation going on at the Chamber Professionals Group on Facebook. A chamber professional wanted to know what other chambers are doing to attract the young entrepreneur. How do I get younger entrepreneurs into the chamber. I am struggling with the perception that the Chamber is for old people. the few that come […]

Ideas for Incentives for Chamber Referrals

Do you reward businesses who refer new chamber members to you?

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: Do you provide incentives to members who bring new businesses to join? We have talked about giving a discount on membership to the member when a new member joined through their referral. But it seems like a lot to track and keep on […]

Is Your Chamber Helping Meet the Educational Needs of Future Business?

How is your chamber shaping the future educational needs of business?

Skilled labor is a pressing issue for companies. It’s nearly impossible to carry out your chamber’s economic goals if you can’t attract new business and you can’t attract new business to your community without keeping (or attracting) young talent. For this reason, many chambers have launched campaigns to attract young professionals, particularly in the technology […]

Keeping Content Fresh on Your Chamber Website

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Often you’ll hear reference to Web 2.0. One of the characteristics that marked the change from the Web to Web 2.0 is when businesses moved from static, electronic brochure-type websites to a more interactive experience. Page rankings are partly based on the currency of your content. You can search on keywords and recency of posts. For […]