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Showing Entries for 2021 - August

24
AUG, 2021
Two women smiling at a computer, one giving the other a side hug, next to text that reads 'Benefits of Joining a Chamber For New Businesses'

Every new business is looking to establish itself in its industry. Not only do they want to turn a profit, but they also want to become a respected member of their community. Joining your local chamber of commerce is one of the best ways to not only improve your bottom line but also establish yourself as a source of local inspiration.

24
AUG, 2021
A women shakes hands with a person off camera, surrounded by two other employees that are smiling. An overlay of text reads 'Sites, Strategies, Professionalisms' and 'Resources for Finding Workers'

One of the hardest parts about filling a position within your company is connecting with a job hunter who is qualified for the work. Likewise, it can be very difficult for someone searching for a job to find an opportunity that both suits their skill level and meets their desired pay.

24
AUG, 2021
 'Grants for small business' and two circle framed pictures of small business owners working, one a woman packaging an order and the other a woman and a man at a table

There are thousands of grants available to all types of businesses and all it takes is a simple application to get access to money that can revitalize your business. The hard part is finding them. 

16
AUG, 2021

The Chamber Energy Program, powered by Community Energy Advisors (CEA), isn’t just about saving money on electricity and gas in the short term. It’s about having a partner that looks out for your members’ best interests and helps them manage that budget long term. Electricity and natural gas rates have been climbing in the past few months making it important to mitigate those increases by locking in your rates as soon as possible. 

11
AUG, 2021

To keep up with today’s tech-savvy consumers, businesses are searching for ways to create a seamless, consistent shopping experience from beginning to end. Insert cloud- based point-of-sale (POS) solutions. As one of the leading trends in the payments industry, cloud-based POS adoption is expected to increase by 50% by the end of 20211. And with today’s ever-evolving technology and consumer demands, it’s easy to see why.

9
AUG, 2021

Do I Need HR?

AUG 9, 2021

The quick answer is the typical rule of thumb is to have one HR professional for every 100 employees. However, depending on the scope of the role and how proactive your organization is, this number may be more like 1.5 HR professionals per every 100 employees (Bloomberg Report).

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