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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!
Monday, November 22, 2021
Shop Small Too Big For Just One Day

In 2010 American Express launched Small Business Saturday in an effort to encourage consumers to buy locally and help sustain their economy. The campaign has been a huge success since its inception and we in McDowell are on board to help our residents find local vendors to celebrate Small Business Saturday not only on one day, but all year long!

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,

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Small Businesses Matter

Take the #100DollarChallenge! We thought we'd be sharing hot cocoa, coffee, visiting friends, and attending gift exchanges. At a time when our community would normally be singing about "the most wonderful time of the year," it's an understatement to say that 2020 has had other plans. If you've replaced 'wonderful' with some other choice words, I promise, you are not alone.

Kim Effler

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
How To Set Up Your Business At A Holiday Market

Learn why Holiday Pop-Up Markets are a great way to market your business, establish your small business in the community, reach new customers, and make extra sales.

Annie Pilon of Retail Trends

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Small Retail Businesses Hire Nearly 40% of All Retail Employees

From a recent research project from SCORE, the data shows that independent retailers are indeed a huge economic engine in local communities. SCORE compiled the latest 2019 retail statistics into an easy-to-understand infographic.

Michael Guta, SmallBiz Trends Magazine

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Keep Your Heart In Marion This Valentine's Day--Where are the Deals?

Show your community a lot of love this Valentine's Day by visiting one of our local eateries, pubs, or music venues with your sweetheart! There is plenty of love in the air such as huge chocolate covered strawberries at Holly's Deli (makes a great gift-I already ordered mine), heart-shaped cheesecake from none other than Bruce's Fabulous Foods, or how about a limo ride to dinner from Boondock's Sports Bar & Grill!

Tina Wolfe