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Chamber Pros Insider Tip #112 Happy Monday. How’s your week shaping up? Is fall in the air yet where you are? Norma took some amazing photographs while we were visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. The fall colors haven’t hit strong yet here but the flowers and butterflies sure were in their full splendor and glory. On to today’s tip I talk a […]

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Hosting a Chamber Food Drive

There’s been an increase recently in the number of companies who dedicate themselves to a cause. Because of their deep ties to the community, many chambers also are heavily involved in local charity drives and causes. A member of the Chamber of Commerce Group on Facebook asked: Do any you do a food drive by […]

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Chambers, Engage With Your Members in a Way that Scales

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #111 Have you made plans for the weekend? We have decided to take today off and go exploring here in Tennessee. That may require spending the night somewhere. If we go west, we will see Graceland in Memphis. If we go right, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Did you know this? I did […]

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Chambers & CVBs: How do you Balance your Efforts?

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: Our city contracts us as a visitor center, and, we are also a traditional Chamber of Commerce. So, the question (a slight paradox): Do we represent our members or *all* businesses? Or, can we do both? (as I believe we can) I am […]

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Do Your Really Know What Your Members Want From the Chamber?

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #110 I don’t have a whole lot to add to what’s already been said about today. Suffice to say it is a day we will never forget. Remember 9-11. On to today’s tip I was working on our upcoming “Modern Chamber” course, modifying some of the modules to reflect the answers you provided to […]

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Timing Your Chamber Emails

Do you have a consistent time in which you send your chamber emails? I’m guessing you send them on the same day but what about the time? Do they go out whenever you’re done composing them? Or are you consistent with an approximate time of day like morning or afternoon? Time of Send and Open […]

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Chambers, Avoid This When Using Your Facebook Page

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #109 Happy Wednesday. Quick question for you? Do you like to take long walks? I went for a walk today, which I try to do everyday. This walk took me by a creek and down there in the water was this big branch with fish swimming around it. Then, the branch moved. It […]

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How Often is Too Often: Chamber e-Newsletters

Are you disappointed with your email newsletter open rate? Will sending it less often increase the opens? A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: I write a weekly eNewsletter that takes me about 1 hour to put together each week and gets about a 30% open rate within our membership […]

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Chambers, YouTube Videos Not Working So Great For You? This Might Be Better…

Chamber Pros Insider Tip #108 Happy Tuesday. How is your week going so far? We went for a pretty good bike ride last night. That makes for a good start to the week. We didn’t go off road too much, thank goodness. I thought Norma was trying to get me killed on the “Jail Break” mountain biking trail […]

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Launching a Lunch with the Chamber Exec Event

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: I have an idea and need help… every Friday I will go to a member restaurant for lunch- and put the word out that any member who wants to tell me their ideas, comments, suggestions- is welcome to join me…I need to be […]

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