Are You Hurting Your Chamber Brand?

Where are your chamber members and what are they doing?

In today’s world that is focused on engagement, engaging in the wrong way can be as detrimental as not engaging at all. If you’re doing (or not doing) any of the following you may want to reconsider its effect on your chamber brand. Things That Hurt Your Chamber Brand   Nobody hurts their brand on purpose but […]

How Your Chamber Can Encourage Hometown Tourism

Are you sacrificing information for story?

Living in Florida I have lots of opportunities to be a tourist in my own hometown because we do quite a bit of entertaining, particularly after this winter. But many people are not as fortunate as I am to have out-of-town relatives (wink, wink) so they don’t explore their own towns often. Creating a Play […]

Chamber Conference Room Policies

Do you make your chamber conference room available to members?

Do you have a conference room in your chamber building? Are members allowed to use it? On the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook, a member recently asked: Looking for conference room policies, please. If members may use for free, do you have a set number of hours per month/year? If you charge, what […]

Improve Your Lunch and Learn Sessions With These Crowd-Pleasing Topics

What are your most popular chamber lunch and learn topics?

A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook  asked: What are your best attended seminar/lunch & learn topics? Chamber professionals from all over the country rang in and here are some of the most popular topics they suggested for drawing a crowd: Google+ Seminar (or other social media learning): everyone thinks they should […]

5 Engagement Ideas Your Chamber Can Do in Minutes a Day

Engagement doesn't take that much time. It just takes effort. How is your chamber engaging members?

Time. It’s the biggest problem chambers have. Not enough time to effectively engage everyone you want to. It’s time to make the most of your stolen moments — minutes in between meetings, waiting for someone to pick up the phone, things you can do while you’re texting someone, etc. — all of that time we […]