Chamber’s Aren’t Charities

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #136 TGIF. What are you and yours up to this weekend? We are going to a martini place tonight for date night. Then, before too long, we are heading to this area for a month. Should be plenty to see and do there. Have you been to central Florida? On to today’s Chamber […]

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Jazzing up Chamber Ribbon Cuttings

While ribbon cuttings are always exciting for the business owners and the chamber, they can be less than exciting for members of the community. They’re frequently held during the week and people rarely leave work to attend, but it certainly helps when you have a sexy business entering the business community. Take a look at […]

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Chambers, Capture Moments

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #135 Happy Thursday. Looking forward to the weekend? We are looking forward to checking out the middle part of Florida. Looks like we will spend November there. Know of any good places for us to see there? Last night we took our bikes around St. Augustine. What a pleasant sunset we enjoyed. On […]

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The Biggest Mistake a Chamber Can Make in Social Media

The biggest mistake you make on social media is not about what you post or when. Those are minor best practices arguments. This issue is much larger than the look-at-me posts people do without thinking. It’s always easiest to talk about yourself. The Biggest Mistake You Could Make on Social Media   The biggest mistake — […]

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Chambers, Do Your Members and Prospects “See” What You Are Doing For Them?

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #134 How is your Wednesday going? Ours is good. Yesterday, we had some heavy weather blow over us. That usually isn’t a big deal in a house, but when you travel and work full-time from the road, its an adventure : ) On to today’s Chamber tip I would venture to say that […]

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Are Your Chamber Employees Selling Your Chamber?

There are three major qualities your chamber employees must have. If they don’t, they aren’t doing you any service. Being a swell person is just not enough these days. Before anyone gets the idea that I’m advocating firing your right hand person because she doesn’t do these things, don’t. If your employees aren’t doing the following, […]

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Chambers, Your Website Has More Work to Do

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #133 How is your day going? Yesterday we shared some email tips and after the post, chamber technology guru Stephan Wurzburg shared Unroll.Me in the Facebook group. Thanks Stephan. Worked great. On to today’s Chamber tip Let’s chat about your website in the age of social media and digital marketing. A quick story to […]

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Are you Making These Mistakes on Your Chamber Website?

Have you ever chosen not to do business with someone because of their website? I have. When you see a bad website, you wonder how professional the group is. You wonder what resources they have. You wonder what century they think it is. It may not be right to judge a book by its cover, […]

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Chamber Pros, Save Your Precious Time With These Email Tips

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #132 How is your day going? Our day is pretty exciting as Norma won some recognition for this image. Woot! Way to go Norma. On to today’s Chamber tip Chamber pros are busy. You know that. Between dealing with boards, members, committees, volunteers, events, teammates, and your specific job duties, it can be very trying. […]

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Special Events for Young Chamber Professionals

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: Would like to request your opinion and experience on Young Entrepreneurs events within your chamber. We currently have what we have named a NGen Networking event geared to under 40’s and we do fun things like trampolining, had one where a barrista taught us how […]

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