Tiny micro-small independent businesses often are too small to benefit from “pro-business” policies and programs. These businesses add community character even if they aren’t economic engines.
Disseminating information to business owners is a key function of the Chamber of Commerce
Mark Zuckerburg knows that you live in Oak Park; like kittens, pictures of newly remodeled kitchens and yoga; and follow social justice causes. Using that information, he can create targeted ads aligned to your interests that will appear in your Facebook feed. So can I. Rest assured that I don’t know it is you and…
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,…
Round of Applause – OPRF and Forest Park Chambers collaborate on their 3rd annual Golf Outing
We need specific tools to keep the #shoplocal movement going. Viral posts are great but not enough to capture the momentum at the cash register.
Local moms on Facebook came to the rescue when undeserved, negative reviews of local small businesses appeared online over the weekend.
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…
Keeping up a consistent stream of social media content is a challenge for small business owners. An Accountability Partner helps.
Activists are calling on local business owners to publicly pledge non-discrimination and equal treatment for all people in their shops and restaurants.