• The Chamber Weekly Blog

    A collection of articles that we believe will add value to you and your business!
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    Christina Metcalf and edited by Julie Carroll
    Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    In this challenging time, while you are dealing with your own concerns over stretching your paycheck, we want to share some things you might not realize. Read more
    Christina Metcalf and edited by Julie Carroll
    Wednesday, June 15, 2022
    We know you’re stressed and anxious, but we are here for you. Small businesses like yours are the backbone of our community and our country. You are not in this alone even though it can feel that way as a business owner. Read more
    Christina Metcalf and edited by Julie Carroll
    Friday, June 3, 2022
    It’s that time of year again and many of us are preparing for a return to normal when it comes to the seasonal onslaught of tourism. Even with high transportation costs people are traveling and still—hopefully—buying. If you’d like to attract more tourists to your place of business, here’s how you can prepare. Read more
    Christina Metcalf and edited by Babs Knowles
    Wednesday, May 11, 2022
    Every business is convinced they offer stellar service, but if you can’t think of a company in your area that offers bad service, it might be you. It’s statistically impossible, not to mention an abuse of a superlative, for every business to offer “the best” service. One is better than the other. We aren’t all 5-stars all the time. Read this quick article to see how to improve your customer service. Read more
    Christina Metcalf; Edited by Babs Knowles
    Tuesday, April 19, 2022
    If you’re a small business, you probably bootstrapped your website content, picking it up here and there, copying what you like from other sites (hopefully not word for word), and adding as you go. That’s the way most small businesspeople do it unless you’re lucky enough to know someone who offered their writing services or have it in your budget to have it written for you. But do you ever wonder if you have the type of content that will transform the casual web visitor into someone who buys? Here are the components you need on your website to ensure more sales conversions. Read more
    Edited by Babs Knowles; Written by Christina Metcalf
    Tuesday, March 29, 2022
    Do you need more attention? Do you feel like your business isn’t top of mind in your community? People won’t buy from you if they don’t think of you. Here are a few ideas to help get your business the attention it deserves without breaking your budget. Read more
    Written by Christina Metcalf and Edited by Babs Knowles
    Tuesday, March 22, 2022
    Creating an atmosphere at work where employees and staff know that their health is important leads to better retention and better production. Whether it is mental or physical health, employees need to know that bosses care about their well being. The results will be beneficial to all. See the article for encouraging and inexpensive ways to boost good health at work. Read more
    Christina Metcalf and Edited by Babs Knowles
    Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    Cyberthreats are real now, even for small businesses. You need to budget for, invest in, and actively pursue protection. Here are some suggestions. Read more
    Edited by Babs Knowles
    Tuesday, March 8, 2022
    If you are looking to reach an "Under 35" audience, TikTok is a marketing tool you need to master. These tips will help you get over your initial learning curve. Read more
    Babs Knowles and the SBA
    Thursday, February 24, 2022
    The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low interest loans to small businesses, agricultural cooperatives and most nonprofits if these entities were affected by floods in March of 2021. The deadline is approaching quickly though, so this press release information is just to serve as a contact and reminder. Read more