We have a joke here in Florida that it’s not so much the hurricanes that cause panic and dread but the idea that we could be without air conditioning. You may have a similar concern over your business’ internet. If you heard about the recent Comcast Xfinity “external network issue” outage that affected 40,000 customers across the U.S. on a Monday afternoon for no apparent reason, you may be rethinking your business internet structure.
But what can you do? You can’t ...Continue Reading → Share
If you’re a small business you may find it’s difficult to keep up with the resources and marketing dollars of megabrands. But don’t get discouraged. There’s an underutilized tool that can help you much more than you ever considered.
Social media can bring you a world of attention for very little money. Its only cost is time. But if you don’t have a good, strong following you’re just shouting into the wind. Still, when you need attention right away, growing a ...Continue Reading → Share
The hottest trend in content marketing for business is video. It’s everywhere and with multiple social media platforms investing serious resources into video in 2016, you can assume it’s not going away.
Using Video for Your Business
The “old-fashioned” way of using video–and I mean this facetiously because it’s how we did it a year ago—was to sit down and record a video. You then would spend hours editing or paying someone to do it for you.
Today, it’s all about live video, ...Continue Reading → Share
Get up, get out and #ShopSmall on November 26th, 2016!
Celebrate #SmallBizSat with us!
Spend the day visiting your local businesses to answer each of the clues. The address to each participating business is located on the back of your sheet. Turn your completed clue sheet into the Chamber by Wednesday, November 30th. Each correctly answered sheet will be entered into a drawing. 5 winners will be selected and announced on social media. Good Luck and most of all……HAVE FUN!!!
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As humans we love telling and hearing great stories; however telling a company’s story isn’t always as easy as it sounds.
Why do we tell stories?
In a TED talk by Bill Harley, he talks about the power of storytelling. Harley suggests that stories are how we assign meaning to things. Humans are “creatures of context” and we always are looking for ways to put things in context. He defines stories as being patterns made ...Continue Reading → Share
Light Up Monroe County!
It’s that time of year again – the weather is cooler, the shoppers are out, and there’s a celebration of the season in the air. With December upon us, it’s time to get the county bright with lights. The tradition of Light Up Monroe County returns as a friendly neighborhood competition throughout the county to light up residences and businesses. Share pictures of your own lights or the fantastic lights you’ve spotted in ...Continue Reading → Share
29th ANNUAL FORSYTHIA FESTIVAL SEEKING LOGO
The 29th annual Forsythia Festival is requesting original submissions for the 2016 festival logo. The logo art contest is open to Monroe County residents of all ages. The winning logo embodies the festival spirit and will be used on festival T-shirts, pins, and advertisements. All submissions will be on display in the Forsythia Festival Art Show. The Forsythia Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year. It’s a time to ...Continue Reading → Share
Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce recognizes students in the middle school grades who have maintained all A’s on their report cards throughout the school year. This year we have 88 students! Please contact the Chamber if you would like to sponsor a child. Banquet held Friday, May 9, 2014Continue Reading → Share