Chambers, Post in Context

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #146 TGIF. Usually this would be date night for us but we chose to have that earlier this week. Panama Hatties is a beach view upper-deck outdoor restaurant in St. Augustine. The Ahi salad was awesome. We love it with wasabi. What are you doing for Halloween? Dressing up? Share your photos in the Chamber Pros Facebook […]

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Chambers: Are You Invoicing Electronically?

Over the past 5 years or so, we’ve seen a big change in electronic payment. Many more of us are banking, paying bills and shopping online. Have these changes affected how you collect dues and renewals? A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: Does any chamber invoice via email unless otherwise requested […]

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Chambers, Leverage Your Staff and Tell Your Story

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #145   Are you doing anything special at your chamber for Halloween? I would love to hear about it. In the Chambers on Facebook Newsfeed you will see lots of posts like this.  One of things you want to do with social media is share experiences. You might not be doing anything at your chamber for Halloween but […]

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Advice for a Chamber Newbie

If you’re new to the chamber industry you might have a lot of questions. A new member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked this helpful group: What’s your #1 piece of advice for a Chamber newbie?? In my 4th week as Executive Director and am excited to gain ideas wherever I can.   […]

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Chambers, Convert Your Prospects and Leads Into Members

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #144 Happy Wednesday. Can you believe October has come and gone already? As you may know, each month Norma and I move the RV to a fab and fun new location around North America. Next up is Central Florida. Been there? Looks like an explorer’s dream. By the way, thanks for inviting us to […]

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Are “Off Hours” Becoming “On Hours” for Chamber Professionals?

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook started an interesting discussion: So in the slippery slope of work/life balance in our chosen profession, what are your guidelines for checking and responding to work emails at night and on weekends? This is a topic people feel passionate about. A few people believed it was […]

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Check Out What This Chamber is Successfully Doing on Facebook

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #143 Happy Tuesday. Question for you. Do you ever enter contests or competitions? What kind? Norma just entered this one for National Geographic. Check it out (and share it for her). This image is getting her great reviews on other sites. On to Today’s Chamber Tip Are you looking for new (proven) social […]

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How to Write a Better Chamber Blog Post

You don’t have to be a great writer to be a great blogger. Some things about SEO will bother you if you are a great writer. For instance, writing a title based on words that must be incorporated, or linking in a natural way, can seem limiting for a literary pro, but if you want […]

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Cool New Tool for Chambers (it’s free)

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #142 Happy Monday. Did you have a good weekend? We went for an 18 mile bike ride. Imagine our surprise when we turned a corner after just a little while and found ourselves back at the beginning. Turns out it was 1.8 miles. Oops. Bad signage on their part. Bad research on ours. […]

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What will 2015 Bring for Chambers?

This morning I read an article on one of my favorite “pointless information” sites – Mental Floss that got me in the mood for a few predictions on what chambers can expect in the next few years. The article reminded me that the zany movie Back to the Future II was set in 2015. Go […]

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