Great Chamber Ideas for Helping Struggling Businesses

How are you helping struggling businesses?

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Group on Facebook asked: When a small business owner comes to you and says “Help. I’m struggling.” What are some specific things you do as a Chamber to help them? Would like to see what other Chambers out there are doing specifically to help struggling small businesses. It’s […]

Does Your Chamber Offer an e-Plaque for Member Websites?

Do you give chamber members a badge for their websites?

We’re all familiar with member plaques and member window clings, but have you offered your members an e-logo for their websites (like the one pictured)? A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: Does anyone allow their members to post an “e-plaque” on their website indicating that they are proud members […]

5 Things to Get Clear with Your Chamber’s Social Media Volunteer

What should you tell a social media volunteer?

Many chamber professionals are turning to volunteers and interns for their social media needs. From posting to finding content, these helpers can be extraordinary time savers. However, don’t assume they know your business like you do. Here are 10 things you need to get straight/communicate before you turn it over to them: Your social media […]

Offering a Money-back Guarantee on Chamber Membership

How do you handle difficult chamber board members?

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked whether any of the other chambers offered a money-back guarantee on membership. It’s an interesting concept. When you have a product or service that you stand behind, it’s easy to offer a guarantee. But when your service depends on the actions and initiatives […]

5 Things This Chamber Website Does Right and Why You Should Copy

Does your website contain these basic pieces needed for conversion?

One of the many great things about the chamber profession is its congeniality. Very few chambers are actually competing against one another, in the complete sense, so sharing and copying innovative ideas are strongly encouraged. There are very few businesses where this is the case. For that reason I am happy to share this chamber […]