Chamber Membership ROI

In the past 5 years I have worked for a chamber of commerce in two different states. The communities are different but the one thing in common is the misunderstanding of what a Chamber of Commerce does and how being a member can help the businesses and its employees.  Any marathoner will tell you that to succeed you

Make your Contacts Count

  Anyone can learn how to make small talk into smart talk. Networking is the deliberate process of exchanging information, resources, and support to create mutually beneficial relationships for personal and professional success. When you are at a Chamber Business After Hours, Luncheon or professional conference remember to ENGAGE E = Establish Eye Contact Be

‘Soft’ Chamber Benefits

We have spent a lot of time over the past weeks discussing networking skills. There are many ‘soft’ benefits that the Chamber offers businesses. These benefits are difficult to put a monetary value to. For example In the month of July: The chamber Facebook page reached almost 4000 people with almost 900 engagements. Meaning almost

Increasing your Visibility

Last week’s message was about not being a shadow on the wall, how to break into networking experiences successfully. It doesn’t matter how long you have been in a community, being visible allows you to make a name for yourself and enhance your credibility with people who count even before you meet. The best way

Shadows on the Wall

Let’s face it too many people entering a networking situation alone or for the first few times can be intimidating. Most people’s natural tendency is to be invisible, hide in the shadows or stand by the wall. The reality is that business success whether you’re the owner, manager or employee depends on networking for new

Building Successful Business Relationships

If you have not had the opportunity to tune into the weekly Chamber Chats on both the BUCK FM and la perrona we visit about various Chamber related topics. Networking is one of the benefits of membership. There is often a misconception of what ‘networking’ is. Let’s discuss why attending networking events are important to your

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

I want to thank the community for the warm welcome to Jerome. As I have been out meeting people in the community I have meet some who asked, “What is the Chamber of Commerce?” First let me say that if you don’t know you are not alone. When I started working for a Chamber I