Keeping Our Members Connected

Did you know that more than 40,000 come people through the Chamber doors every year? What we love is that these are people from all three sectors (public, private and nonprofit) from around the region, country and even the world. That means there are a lot of opportunities for all of us to learn from … Read Post

Trout Tank H2O Participants Celebrate Water

On #WorldWaterDay, our Trout Tank H2O participants share why they love water and how it has inspired their businesses. Check out what water means to them and join us April 19 for Trout Tank H2O: Pitch Event, where five of these outstanding businesses will share their pitch with the chance to take home a $5,000 … Read Post

Three Ways Community Service Benefits Your Business

Gone are the days when the concept of “social responsibility” was at the periphery of a company’s operations. Today, businesses incorporate volunteerism and giving back at the core of their strategy — not only because it’s the right thing to do but because of the measurable benefits it brings to the business, the employees and … Read Post

4 Lessons Businesses Can Learn from March Madness

As March Madness kicks off, it’s a month of pure competition. When it comes to business, success is based off how you can rally your team, get a game plan and execute. Here are four lessons that you can take from the court to your boardroom. Teamwork makes the dream work No team can take … Read Post

Sm. Biz: Jump Right In to Your Membership

Joining a membership organization, no matter the size, offers great opportunities. You’re meeting new people, attending events and using a new toolbox of resources. Jenn Marshall, adolescent and young adult life coach for Sphere Education, shares her perspective as a small business owner, and how she has made the most of her membership: I went … Read Post

Tax Reform: Impact on Businesses

On Dec. 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the tax reform legislation known simply as “H.R. 1” – informally called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The act represents the most significant overhaul of our tax laws in over 30 years and contains substantial changes to the taxation of businesses, individuals, multi-national companies, tax-exempt … Read Post

Pro Tips for Maximizing the Value of Video

Our evolution as a video-centric species has taken a quantum leap forward in the last decade. Screens capable of displaying top-quality video can now be found not just in the living room, but in virtually every board room, backpack and back pocket. For business, this rapid evolution presents enormous challenges, but the benefits – the … Read Post