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Chambers, The Reports of Facebook’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #77 Happy Friday. What are you plans for the weekend? Norma and I arrived in Hannibal, Missouri last night. Norma was very excited to see the Mississippi River for the first time. We quickly settled in (after visiting the local winery) and made a fire. #GoodTimes On to today’s tip: I keep seeing […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Chamber Awards

The following compilation of awards questions originally appeared in the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook. Questions in this topic include: Picking winners while avoiding personality contests Why does the chamber give awards? Secret awards versus telling winners Creative award names for young professionals Scholarship award programs and more Read the responses of over […]

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Tips for Exit Surveys for Chamber Non-Renewals

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook posted: We just developed a 10 question survey for non-renewing members. How many of you have an exit survey and what is your percentage of responses and what do you do with your results? If you want feedback from exiting members on how you […]

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Chamber Boards Part II: Showing Up and Stepping Down

Yesterday’s post was a compilation of some of the most popular posts on the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook regarding Board of Directors. Today we continue that conversation with the following topics: Chamber presidents and board attendance Asking a board member not to run Board members and conflicts of interest Who does the […]

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Chambers, Ask For The Sale Deeper In The Funnel

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #76 Happy Thursday. Here is the route we are taking to Hannibal, MO today and Cincinnati, OH soon. Then we plan on moseying south along 75 to Florida. We will spend a few days exploring the Mark Twain Caves, the Mississippi River, and such this week. Are you along the route? On to today’s tip: I […]

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Qualifications for Chamber Ribbon Cuttings

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: Please share what qualifies for a ribbon cutting celebration at your Chamber. Ribbon Cuttings are a popular topic in the Facebook group and every chamber seems to do them a little differently. For some, it’s a members only perk. For others, you can […]

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Chamber Pros, Do You Want To Be Taken Seriously?

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #75 How is your Wednesday going? Trixie is super excited because we told her today that we are heading to Hannibal, Missouri tomorrow. That means lots of new smells and traveling dogs to meet. Life sure is ruff for her! On to today’s tip: You want people to take you seriously, right? You want people […]

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Chamber Boards Part 1: Stepping Up, Stepping Down and Getting Things Done

Many of us have a bittersweet relationships with our chamber boards. They help us in so many ways and then there are times… This post is the first of a two-part collection of the most popular board questions and advice taken from the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook on topics such as:  Soliciting board […]

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Starting a Chamber Foundation

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Group on Facebook asked: I need info on starting a foundation, the focus will be on economic development with a concentration on small business development/recruitment NOT manufacturing. If you have anything you could share, it would be appreciated. I need it asap! Thanks so much!  There are many types […]

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Chambers, Quit Promoting and Start Providing

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #74 Holy smokes it is warm today in Topeka, Kansas. The heat advisory number (humidity and temp) is 107 as a write this. Thank goodness for air conditioning. What’s it like where you are? On to today’s tip. We know that social media isn’t just another advertising channel. Newspapers were one thing. Radio was […]

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