Active Listening

Listening is one of the most important skills we can have. How well we listen has a major impact on our effectiveness on the job and with relationships with others. However, in today’s high-tech, high-speed world we seem to be devoting less and less time to really listening to one another. Genuine listening has become

Advocacy

Myth Buster! Is a Chamber of Commerce apart of the local city government? No, we are not a division of the city of state government. The Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership-based business. What does a chamber do? A chamber helps strengthen the local businesses community through competitiveness in economic growth. This includes providing

Word of Mouth Marketing

The Best Marketing Tool You Have!! Can you think of the last time you saw something and you just had to tell your friends about it? Do you remember having a great experience at a restaurant and later on tweeting about it? These could be products of word of mouth marketing (WOMM). It is an organic way

Art of Good Conversation

I have been reading a few professional development books. One book by Daniel H. Pink, titled “To Sell is Human” discusses how we are all in sales. Regardless of our position and career choice, we all sell to others. If you’re in a professional industry such as the medical field, doctors need to sell patients

Stop Saying I’m Busy

When People Ask You How You Are, Stop Saying “Busy”​   I am constantly on the lookout for tips and good topics to research to bring to the Chamber Members. When I came across an article on LinkedIn about how we need to stop saying we are “Busy” I paused and reflected that I have

Creating a Dynamic Work Culture

A company’s culture is its identity. Creating workplace cultures that can withstand the uncertainty of changing business models, increase workforce diversity and a flood of technology is a challenge for every employer. Creating a culture where employees are excited to come to work and take ownership of their responsibilities. Great workplace cultures provide a crucial

Business of the Week – New Program

There are many benefits to supporting your local Chamber of Commerce. Membership provides you with networking, advocacy, growth, opportunity, and credibility. One of the most important aspects of your business success is your visibility. Consumers consider visibility equal to credibility. If consumers don’t know who is, they won’t choose your business. Visibility is an investment

Surviving the Business Holiday Slump

The Holiday season is here. Life is busy with family, work and community parties galore. This busy season can have a major impact on your revenue.  Businesses need to be creative to find ways to attract consumers during the holiday slump. 1.           Use the downtime to Brainstorm When we are happy, we are more creative,