• News for Human Interest

    Monday, July 22, 2019
    Guess what? You need an email list.   Even if you’re only occasionally sending out emails and can’t/won’t commit to a newsletter, you MUST HAVE a list. I’m not even exaggerating or trying to scare you. In today’s business climate, most products and services aren’t instantaneous decisions. Generally, the person making the purchasing decision thinks about it before they even step foot in your ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, General News Article, Chamber, Human Interest
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    There’s been a lot of talk over the past several years about the younger generation’s desire for mentors. It’s an odd combo of wants for them. They’ve been told for decades by their helicopter parents that they can do anything. But in spite of that constant reassurance, they desire a consultative relationship with someone who knows what they’re doing, someone who’s been around the “rodeo” a few ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Business Blog, Human Interest
    Monday, May 13, 2019
    If you’re online for business, you’ve likely been told to engage and be human. But what does that look like? And can you do it wrong?  Yes, you can but it’s also easy to avoid these common mistakes.   Not knowing their audience. Humanizing your brand online is easy if you know who you’re talking to. If you try to be all things to all people, you’ll find connecting and engaging to be a lot ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, General News Article, Chamber, Human Interest
    Monday, May 06, 2019
    Personal branding is incredibly important these days. If you’re not marketing yourself and your career as part of your brand, you should be. Your personal image is critical to your business because customers and potential customers want to do business with people they know, like, and trust. Expanding your personal brand can help you connect on a deeper level with your audience and give them those ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Business Blog, Human Interest
    Monday, April 29, 2019
    If you’re looking for a new way to reach your clients or customers or to increase your exposure to a new generation of visual learners, you should consider YouTube. It’s easy and engaging and helps your audience get to know you more effectively.   Your small business social media strategy most likely includes Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and maybe even LinkedIn. Pundits will tell you that you ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Business Blog, Human Interest
    Monday, April 22, 2019
      According to the American Institute of Stress (yes, that’s a thing) and its Attitudes in the American Workplace VII Report, 80% of workers feel stress on the job and nearly half say they need help handling that stress. If you’re one of those nearly 50%, we have a few productivity hacks that may help you tame an otherwise stressful situation.  These hacks will assist you in prioritizing workload ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Business Blog, General News Article
    Monday, April 08, 2019
    Emojis are unbelievably powerful in business and yes, it pains me to write this. I’m old school and maybe you are too. Maybe you see emojis as a dumbing down of business communications but the reality is that they are here to stay...at least until our AI assistants start handling the emotions for us.   All joking aside, emojis are a powerful form of communication and one you should be embracing ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, March 25, 2019
    The story is told of Albert Einstein who was once traveling from Princeton on a train when the conductor came down the aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger. When he came to Einstein, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He couldn't find his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets. It wasn't there, so he looked in his briefcase but couldn't find it. Then he looked in the seat beside ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    The Value of Trading Locally  I love living in a place where the people who I trade with on a daily basis will take time to understand my needs and have the expertise to help me.Not too long ago, I saw something online that sparked my creativity and gave me a great idea for a weekend project, but it was definitely not something I could buy off of a shelf. After doing more research, I headed to a ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, November 19, 2018
    David Aaker is well-known for his expertise in marketing and his ability to help businesses thrive and exceed their goals. His branding concepts, including identifying customer's interests and creating a community or story around those interests has made him an icon in the business world. In a constantly evolving marketplace, David Aaker's work can teach us to develop strong leadership in the ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    The talent shortage is affecting businesses across a variety of industries. As our world has moved firmly into the digital age, more and more businesses are looking to hire employees who have digital skills, including web design, digital marketing, social media and more. However, many businesses are finding that there just aren't enough job applicants who possess the required skills, resulting ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic
    Monday, October 15, 2018
    The average American spends over 90,000 hours at work , or more than 10 years over the course of their lifetime, which can be seen as either a blessing or a jail sentence, depending on your perspective. Whether you love your job or dread it could be a matter of science - neuroscience that is. Can You 'Choose Happiness'? Scott Crabtree Thinks So Scott Crabtree has dedicated his entire 25-year ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Economic, Chamber, Human Interest
    Monday, October 08, 2018
    As the owner of a small-to-medium size business, chances are good that you already spend you time answering countless questions every single day from employees, suppliers, customers, and prospects. The issue here is this - how much time to you spend asking yourself questions about your business? According to the Harvard Business Review, "companies often fail to address the tough questions ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, Community, Economic, Human Interest
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