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5 Key Connections Every Leader Must Have in Their Professional Network

5 Key Connections Every Leader Must Have in Their Professional Network Cultivating strategic connections is crucial for leadership success, like a chessboard where every piece is key. Engaging with industry insiders provides insights and competitive edge. Mentors offer personalized advice to navigate leadership challenges. Collaborating with innovators sparks new strategies, keeping leadership forward-thinking. Connectors open…

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Is It Time to Hand Over Your Brand to Your Customers?

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Is It Time to Hand Over Your Brand to Your Customers? For years now, marketers have touted word-of-mouth marketing as the most powerful, influential, and effective marketing out there. Business owners heeding this advice have begged, borrowed, and bribed people to review them. But it’s been an uphill battle for most. That’s because when customers…

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Networking 101

Networking 101 It’s International Networking Week! If you’re the sort of person for whom small talk doesn’t come easily, you might share my initial reaction when I found out this existed- “How can I skip this?” Making small talk with people I only vaguely know is not my preferred way to spend time. And I…

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Should You Add ‘Near Me’ to Your Business Name? Get the Lowdown on Google Search Rankings

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Should You Add ‘Near Me’ to Your Business Name? Get the Lowdown on Google Search Rankings Adding ‘near me’ to a business name does not guarantee improved search rankings Google Business Profile is crucial for improving local search rankings Factors like relevance, distance, and prominence influence how businesses rank in local search results Building a strong…

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Think “Chamber”.

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Think “Chamber”. Ever thought “Wouldn’t it be great to have a listing of local businesses?” The Chamber has it. Ever thought, “Is there anything happening in our area this weekend?” The Chamber has it. Looking for a list of references for starting, developing, or growing your business? The Chamber has it. Needing to give your…

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Turning Gift Returns and Exchanges into Business Opportunities

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Turning Gift Returns and Exchanges into Business Opportunities You hate to see it coming—a customer with your bag in hand. You know where that’s headed. No matter how helpful you were or how great your products are, the holiday season isn’t a holiday without a wave of gift returns and exchanges. While it’s easy to…

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Chamber Year in Review: 2023

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Chamber Year in Review: 2023 We’ve done quite a bit over the past twelve months- thank you members! Take a look at our Top Hits and see where we’ve been: Member directory hits grew to match pre-covid numbers, and member link-outs have surpassed all years since the website started (2015). ‘Hits’ refers to the number…

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Maximizing Momentum From Small Business Season

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Maximizing Momentum From Small Business Season Movie franchises, sequels, and prequels are all the rage in Hollywood these days—and for good reason. They make money. They’re a known commodity. If you’re an entrepreneur who’s thinking about launching a second business, a spin-off can be wildly popular. Before you decide to go after a brand-new market,…

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9 Tips for Creating an Instagrammable Small Business Season

9 Tips for Creating an Instagrammable Small Business Season The holiday season (and Small Business Season!) is upon us! It’s the perfect time to capitalize on the festive spirit to attract customers and boost sales. As a small business you also want to invite people to linger, especially if you’re in retail. According to the…

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Not a Retail Biz? You Can Still Be a Strong Part of Small Business Season

Not a Retail Biz? You Can Still Be a Strong Part of Small Business Season The holiday season is upon us, and ’tis the season for shopping! As a small business owner, you might think that participating in the “Shop Local” movement or Small Business Season is reserved for retail and restaurant establishments. That’s not…

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