Would You Use a Chamber Volunteer Who Refused to Go to Meetings?

Are you working with or against chamber volunteers?

Chambers are recognizing the member is expecting more personalized attention. Offerings have evolved from a parental idea of what members need to accommodating what members want. Providing value, from the member’s perspective, is the best way to ensure they will renew next year. How Far Does Accommodating Members Go?   This is not a question […]

Are These Chamber Content Mistakes Getting in the Way of Shares?

How to recognize good content?

Some content is more shareable than others. For instance business content shared to my personal Facebook stream (which is predominated by mommies and techies, not sure why but most of my friends fall into those categories), doesn’t go very far. They simply don’t need information on how to market a small business. Imagining one of my […]

Is It Time for Flying Cars at Your Chamber Events?

Find a theme members will want to get excited about

The members of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook share some amazing ideas with one another. This event theme worked on so many levels it simply had to be shared. Hats off to the Strathroy & District Chamber of Commerce. This will undoubtedly be an amazing event. A Memorable Event Starts with a […]

Starting an Educational Foundation at the Chamber

thinking about starting an educational foundation?

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: We have established an Education Foundation. We are looking for creative ways to enhance the Foundation especially in the areas of fundraising, community involvement, programming, etc. I appreciate your input! There are a number of ways to develop educational foundations that strengthen your […]

Tips for Chambers on Hosting Debates

How does your chamber handle candidate debates?

Many people find that the process of narrowing down political candidates, understanding their platforms, and ultimately selecting a candidate who best fits their world view is difficult. And while it feels very time consuming, it is also an important decision that affects the community. Chambers can help by sponsoring Meet the Candidate nights. But how do […]