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How Sweet Are Your Sponsorships?

How Sweet Are Your Sponsorships?

As soon as October hits our calendars, it seems like everyone begins the discussions of pumpkin spice and sweaters. While the season of changing colors is my favorite time of year, thoughts of falling leaves and crackling fires quickly fade to the sound of four...

Make ‘Support Your Local Chamber Day’ Work for You

Make ‘Support Your Local Chamber Day’ Work for You

Sometimes the best way to encourage support of your chamber or organization is not to encourage support of the organization itself but of its members. That’s the idea one chamber takes each year for Support Your Local Chamber Day. The Greater Vidalia Chamber of...

Continue Providing Covid-19 Leadership

Continue Providing Covid-19 Leadership

None of us could have imagined when the Covid-19 pandemic began that we would still be dealing with the challenges of it today. But that is the reality of the situation for you and your members, both as business owners/leaders and as individuals. And now is the time...

Sponsorship Psychology

Sponsorship Psychology

(This blog originally appeared on the IOM website as a guest blog. Jason E. Ebey, IOM, serves on the Institute Faculty.) How you think about your businesses and their life cycles can make a difference in their responses to you when you speak with them about...

Plant Seeds of Growth in Your Community

Plant Seeds of Growth in Your Community

You must plant the seeds long before you enjoy the harvest. The “chamber field” is ready for a lot of planting right now. Businesses are exhausted, fatigued, confused, wondering, questioning, unsure…and the list goes on. They’re looking to us, as Chamber...

Volunteers = A Chamber Secret Weapon

Volunteers = A Chamber Secret Weapon

One of the fundamental differences between a Total Resource Campaign (TRC) and a staff-driven sponsorship drive is the use of volunteers in a TRC. Through the years, we have experienced an assortment of reactions when chamber professionals are told how many volunteers...

Guest Blog: How are you ‘Resetting’ Your Chamber?

Guest Blog: How are you ‘Resetting’ Your Chamber?

Have you found yourself wanting "things" to be the way it was pre-pandemic or perhaps you are tired of the mixed emotions you are still experiencing? Well, you are not alone!   Recently, I was listening to a message about being intentional post-Covid...

Annual Session Provides R&D Opportunities

Annual Session Provides R&D Opportunities

Chamber professionals are known for adhering to a strict “R&D” operating procedure. If you don’t know R&D, you are either outside of the chamber world or brand new. “Rip Off & Duplicate” is one of the best ways to gather new ideas for your chamber. Another...

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