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    Monday, September 21, 2020
    6 Ways to Improve Customer Trust  People buy from those they know, like, and trust.  Knowing comes from marketing and advertising.   Like is cultivated by showing potential customers your human and endearing side. But how in the world do you help someone with minimal interaction with you and your business, trust you? It’s not as hard as you may think. 1. Be Transparent in Your Copy Stay away from ...read more
    Categories: Business Development, General News Article, Chamber
    Thursday, September 17, 2020
    National Small Business WeekAbout National Small Business Week For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year is one unlike the half-century that has come before. We are facing unique challenges together. However, American ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Business Development, Press Release
    Monday, August 10, 2020
    Customer Experiences Will Build or Destroy Your Business  Written By:  Dan Bates, President/CEO, Greater Hamilton ChamberSmart businesses understand and recognize the value of positive interaction.  Customers generate the revenue a business needs to thrive but the circles of influence those customers have can make or break the future of a business or organization. With today’s social media, ...read more
    Categories: Business Development, Education, Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, July 06, 2020
    I have a friend who used to say “never have more personal things in your office than you can tuck under your arm.” He believed in a fast getaway and joked about never wanting to have to pack up a box and be escorted out of the building. That friend went on to open his own business and I wonder if he kept to his rule being able to tuck all of his worldly office possessions under one arm.   If ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Fun Facts, General News Article
    Wednesday, June 24, 2020
      Manufacturing Tips: 7 Ways to Improve Employee PerformanceOne of the surest formulas for manufacturing success is to pair advanced technology with highly trained workers. In recent years, finding qualified workers has been challenging for many companies. So, when you find the right people, consider these seven suggestions to maximize their skills — and retain ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Business Development, Chamber
    Wednesday, June 03, 2020
    9 Easy Ways to Get More Business Through Instagram   About a billion people (serious stat, not hyperbole) use the Instagram platform every month. 500 million people use the platform's stories feature every day. This year, Instagram is expected to reach 112 million users in the US alone and it's the fastest growing social media platform in Canada. If your target demographic is under the age of ...read more
    Categories: Business Development, Chamber, Fun Facts, General News Article
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    As a small business owner, your reputation is everything. It will make or break your business. Warren Buffet understood the value of a good business reputation when he said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.”  But protecting your reputation in the days of social media is hard. According to the White House ...read more
    Categories: Business Development, Chamber
    Friday, January 11, 2019
    The business landscape changes on a near daily basis and that drives almost a constant need for professional learning. Never before has it been more essential that you not only keep up with the details of your own job and industry but others as well. If you don't, there's a good chance your business will struggle.   If you want to stay on top of your industry and continue to attract new ...read more
    Categories: Business Development, General News Article, Chamber
    Friday, August 03, 2018
    Being a business owner has its rewards and its challenges. If you’ve been in business longer than a hot second, you’ve likely experienced both. Often the freedoms override the dissatisfaction, but if you find that the negatives are wearing on you, don’t get discouraged. The earlier you recognize the most common challenges of business ownership, the more likely you’ll be able to take them in ...read more
    Categories: Business Development, Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, June 01, 2018
    If it's been a long, cold winter for your business, it's time to kick things off with the season that generally equates to tourism and travel. Here's how you can capitalize on those things and get your marketing in a position to capture some of those summer crowds.Honor Groups with Discounts Use your social media profiles to create flash discounts for different groups in your community. For ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Fun Facts, Business Development, Education, General News Article
    Monday, April 16, 2018
    20 Inexpensive Ways to Surprise and Delight Your Customers There's a lot of noise out there right now. It's hard for a business to break through. But let's say you do and someone is trying you out for the first time. How can you not only exceed their expectations but delight them in a way they'll be talking about you later. Here are a few ideas on how you can make a big impression: Making a big ...read more
    Categories: Business Development, Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, February 23, 2018
    Join us to meet the new Catalyst Class at North Second Tap for "brews and a bite" AND great networking February 28th starting at 5:00 PM!Navigating the Military to Civilian Transition, the Catalyst Program’s mission is to help Veterans and their families carry over their success from the military to the civilian space through strategic corporate partnerships.  Network and welcome the latest class ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, February 15, 2018
    Do you need more customers? Are traditional ways of increasing revenue not working for you? That may be because today's customers want to get to know you as a business. One way to help make that happen is by participating in social media. Another way is by hosting an in-person event. Whether you host a business event in partnership with a charity to help them raise money or simply have a ...read more
    Categories: Business Development, General News Article, Chamber
    Thursday, November 02, 2017
    thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance suspension solutions and top employer in the Hamilton area, has been named 2017 Employer of the Year by the Ohio Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities. The employers selected are considered a symbol of all who have significantly contributed to employment opportunities for people with disabilities. “Hard ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
    Friday, June 30, 2017
    Well I am six months into my role as President and CEO of this organization and just had to share some thoughts. First of all, I want to thank the staff and members of the Greater Hamilton Chamber for their support these first six months. I also want to express my thanks to the City of Hamilton for welcoming me as a partner in the incredible journey of this great City. Last night at the ...read more
    Categories: Business Development, Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
    Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    It's been a year and one month since I moved here from the Philadelphia suburbs and I continue to be amazed by everything this area has to offer. After living in the East (Philadelphia and New York) for over 30 years, one of the best decisions I ever made was to move to Hamilton, Ohio. The next great decision was seizing the opportunity to be the President of the Chamber of Commerce in this ...read more
    Categories: Business Development, Community, Chamber, Economic
    Thursday, January 19, 2017
    Not PCI-Compliant? It’s a Risky Move for Your Business Here’s the truth: Any business that accepts credit card payments needs to be PCI-compliant. Why? Because if your business is non-compliant and a customer’s cardholder data is compromised as result of your negligence, you’re the one who pays. What Is PCI? The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements ...read more
    Categories: Business Development, Chamber, Education, General News Article, Member Benefit
    Thursday, November 17, 2016
    MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:Lynn McInturf Associates, Sandler Training & Development: We are a privately owned business; part of a large international organization, one of 250+ franchises worldwide.  We work really well with privately held companies and entrepreneurs, but we also work with large, big business clients, that generate from 100K/year to a few hundred million/year.  We work closely with the ...read more
    Categories: Business Development, Education, Chamber, Fun Facts
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