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Chamber Blog--Positioning For Success

McDowell Chamber of Commerce is invested in the success of our county and works to create opportunities, facilitate economic growth, and promote our area as an enticing place to live, work, and play. Our goal is also to be an advocate for our businesses and help them thrive and grow. In Positioning For Success, we'll share tips, tools, expert advice, and resources to help you do just that--Thrive & Grow!
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Guide to Creating Company Values & Culture

Ask any business owner what their cost of goods are, or their comp sales and they can probably rattle off numbers. Ask about their core values and company culture, they might not answer so quickly. Although vitally important to the success of any business, core values are tough to measure in a tangible way.

Tina Wolfe

Monday, September 13, 2021
Don't Skip Halloween Marketing Promotions For Your Business

Halloween may not seem like a golden opportunity for catching customers — it’s not often associated with major shopping seasons like Christmas or back-to-school. But, even with pandemic-related restrictions in place, the National Retail Foundation reported that the average American spent $92.12 on candy, costumes, and decorations in 2020 and estimated that the country spent a total of $8.05 billion on the holiday. Halloween promotions can help you get in on this spending.

Alaina Brandenburger,

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Adapting To A Changing Workforce

Since Covid-19, the shutdowns, and the subsequent Federal recovery efforts, I’ve been keeping up on the job market, nationally and here in McDowell. And I’m not just reading the news stories and taking note of the job numbers. I’m talking to our members, I’m seeing them struggle to find workers, posting their jobs on our website, and reading their job postings.

Tina Wolfe

Thursday, July 8, 2021
The Basics of Construction Accounting

Just launched your construction business? This free webinar will cover the basics of construction accounting and help you focus on the actual construction.

Tina Wolfe

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
4 Insider Tips For Business Success

Every business needs a solid plan that outlines the road to success. Once the plan is written, what steps should you take next? How can you avoid making mistakes? You can go it alone and get answers by making actual mistakes. Or you could save yourself a little headache and hassle by aligning with an organization like the McDowell Chamber of Commerce and implement the tips below.

Gloria Martinez

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Three Things To Know About the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. Some of our own establishments have taken advantage of this assistance but many more, may not know about the program or how it works. Here are the top three things you need to know about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

Tina Wolfe

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Pricing Strategies That Help Grow Your Business

There are 7.7 billion potential clients out there in the world. And although that number obviously decreases exponentially with each business, the point is, we can’t possibly serve everyone, everywhere. More important than cost of goods or competitor pricing is how well you know your target audience and how much they value your services or product.What every business needs to consider when establishing pricing for its product or service offered. Follow these five tips to determine the value of the products

Tina Wolfe

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
How Companies Can Get Employees Back to the Workplace Safely

Coronavirus made working from home the norm for most of 2020 and into 2021, however some businesses have begun to gradually return to their offices. As people across the world ease into what was once normal, many remain concerned of potential outbreaks at work, massive shut downs, companies policies to avoid infections, among other issues. While the idea of returning to work in person may sound a bit anxiety-inducing, this guide will navigate what precautions companies are taking as well as what employees

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Thursday, February 25, 2021
A Conversation with Earl B. Hunter, Jr.

In celebration of Black History Month I recently featured Earl on a special event, Celebrating Black Entrepreneurship where his words of wisdom, song, and encouragement left us all feeling empowered and committed to giving our best to each other and the community in which we live and work.

Tina Wolfe

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