Skip to content

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!

Although media marketing books can help you understand the objectives of outreach and engagement, social media can be a different beast altogether. You need to specifically get social media books to understand and master this landscape. That is why you will need books about social media in your reading list. Our list of the best social media marketing books will help you better understand how to use it for the success of your business.

Our State Magazine is now accepting submissions for its annual Made in NC Awards to showcase all of the wonderful talent! Submission requests are for Food, Drink, Style, and Home & Garden products.

As people move to online stores to find local food, farmers are expanding their options for consumers with online stores and state-sponsored apps!

We need complexity to navigate complexity. I call this the chewing gum method. You know: what's the best way to remove a wad of chewing gum that you've just stepped into from the bottom of your shoe? More chewing gum! The same goes for navigating complexity. Apply creativity, a complex system, to navigate these complex times.

Chris Cavanaugh, founder and partner of the Magellan Strategy Group offers six steps for planning a post-covid-19 marketing recovery.

These are difficult times and the hardest part is waiting for the processes for funding to be worked out. I find myself in a unique position of hearing the frustration on both sides--the businesses and the lending organizations. What I do know is that no one wants businesses to fail, people to go hungry, or people to lose their lease.

When you hear the phrase “building team culture” you might envision lively office parties and team lunches, but with geographically-distributed teams and 70% of the world’s workforce working remotely, culture in the future of work means thinking beyond the physical office. With more companies than ever having to figure out how to implement remote work, having a great relationship with your team is key.

A new year brings new opportunity. As we celebrate the 2nd year of the Tax Cuts Jobs Act, small businesses are well positioned to grow and prosper.

According to recent results of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce & MetLife Small Business Index (SBI), a quarterly survey of 1,000 small business owners nationwide,* optimism is at an all-time high. This rise in business confidence points to a rebound in the national outlook and reflects the highest levels yet recorded in this survey's seven quarters, to date. Let's see why and what you can apply to your business.

Americans are ready to spend this holiday season. Deloitte’s 26th annual survey of holiday spending reports that three out of five consumers plan to spend the same or more this year compared to last.

Upcoming Events

Programs & Services