It finally happened. Your board approved a budget that would allow you to get some long-needed help. You want a general assistant. But your board thinks you would be better off with someone with a specific skill set–such as a marketer, membership salesperson, or a legislative person. Everyone wants the new addition to be a […]
On September 1, 2023, we lost a big name in music–Jimmy Buffet. As always happens when a celebrity passes, suddenly everyone is talking about him and his myriad contributions to entertainment. But Buffet’s popularity wasn’t because of his complex songs or his professionally-trained voice (he had neither). Buffet had something else. He became known as […]
The chamber board is one of the biggest factors in a heathy board. Here’s how you can give it your best.
If your chamber brand is feeling stale, it might be time for a rebrand. But before you go off and get lost in color and font choices, let’s get a few things straight. Hammering down these considerations will contribute to creating a solid brand from the beginning with fewer redos and a better outcome.
Economist and New York Times columnist wrote, “If you’re doing your job right, some substantial group of people [is] going to be mad at you.” If anyone knows this to be true, it’s the chamber of commerce professional. While you’re trying to support the business community, bring about greater prosperity, increase economic development programs, advocate […]
Engagement is one of the most challenging aspects of hosting a networking event. You have serial networkers who work the room in an aggressive way. You also have people who attend knowing they must build a network for their business but the idea of making small talk with strangers is an activity about as appealing […]
AI is all anyone seems to be talking about these days. There are the converts who love it and the people who are certain this is the beginning of the end. If your members are covering that spectrum of emotions, it’s time to introduce AI webinar topics. They may be curious about what AI can […]
According to a 2021 Harvard University study on loneliness, 36% of all Americans felt “serious loneliness.” The deepest affected were 18-25-year-olds (61%) and mothers of young children (51%). And it’s not improving as quickly as you might think now that concerns over the global pandemic have subsided. Loneliness rates have been increasing since the 1970s. […]