Chamber Pros, Check Out this Nimble Smart Contacts App Overview

If you believe that business is about relationships, this is for you. If you believe that people do business with those they know, like, and trust, this is for you. Are you a Nimble user? I am a user. I pay every month, gladly. I am not paid by Nimble. This isn’t a sponsored post. […]

Chambers and the Collaborative Economy


It is time for chambers to look for big new opportunities now that the collaborative economy is fully here. There is a new discussion on this topic in the Chamber Professionals group on Facebook. Read this article and then join the discussion.     Get Frank’s Chamber Specific Social Media Checklist Save time, be more consistent, […]

What To Do When Your Chamber Website’s Been Hacked

What would you do if your chamber website was hacked?

According to the National Small Business Association’s 2013 business survey, 44% of responding small businesses had been hacked. Sadly, this number is growing and chambers are not immune. This happened yesterday to the Mason City (Iowa) Chamber. They were hacked by a group claiming to be ISIS. The hackers posted a message and overrode the chamber […]

5 Awesome Chamber Tweets and What Makes Them So

How to begin a chamber blog

Are you looking for ways to engage your members or prospects through Twitter? Who isn’t, right? Then check out some of these fun tweets from chamber professionals across the country. Awesome Chamber Tweets and How You Can Replicate Them   Introduce the Yum Factor We all love bold images but how about bold images of […]

Ideas for Chamber Volunteer Appreciation Events

How do you thnak your chamber volunteers?

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: We are looking to host a member appreciation function – maybe breakfast (full or continental, lunch or picnic) and seeking thoughts on management in regards to Budget and how many to expect or prepare for. Any lessons learned would be appreciated. We have […]