October is Membership Month

There is strength in numbers.   In chamber-world, we mean number of members.  Today, our membership comprises just under 30% of all local businesses.  We hope to grow that number. This October, we are launching a focused membership drive.  “Membership Month” features special offers for businesses just joining us and a chance to win prizes…

Poaster Helps You Shop Local and Save

It’s here! Poaster is ready for prime time. This Friday, residents will start seeing advertisements on social media, email and print for this new “shop local” app. For a resident consumer, Poaster allows you to connect with local businesses and save money. Using an app on your smartphone, the Poaster website or even through Facebook,…

The Communications Challenge

Notwithstanding these weekly three hundred and fifty words, the Chamber of Commerce struggles like all small businesses to send out its message in the manner in which our audience wants to hear it. Newspapers, social media, printed newsletters, email, podcasts, telephone, in-person announcements – there are more options but it is harder than ever.  The…