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President’s Message

July 19, 2022

One of the most important aspects of a thriving community is its people. Those currently leading and working and those who will go on to do this in the future. That’s why investments in workforce development and education are vital to economic development. Several years ago, there was a Fortune 500 company that was looking…

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10 Ways to Get More Business Reviews 

July 18, 2022

According to an article on SmallBizTrends.com last week, “Small business owners’ expectations for better business conditions over the next six months fell by seven points to a net negative 61%. So far expectations for better conditions have worsened every month this year.” That’s not great news. With rising costs, many businesses are struggling.   When it comes to…

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5 Essential Efficiency Tips for the Small Business Owner 

July 13, 2022

Small business owners often resolve to work more hours for the freedom of choosing their own boss. But any way you look at it, we all have only 24 hours in our day, so working longer has its limits. Still, most business owners wouldn’t trade the stress and long hours for anything in the world.…

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President’s Message

July 12, 2022

I hope you are enjoying your summer. It’s certainly been a beautiful one. At the end of June, we celebrated 15 of our best and brightest seniors who won the Alameda Foundation’s Scholarship Awards. They each received a check to help defer the cost of the next step in their education. What an exciting time!…

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How Can the Chamber of Commerce Help Your Business?

July 11, 2022

This week, I saw a video on Smallbiztrends.com that advised that for a small business to get the most value out of a chamber of commerce membership, it shouldn’t ask about what the benefits are, but rather ask themselves “how can I help the chamber help me.” Help the Chamber Help You There are many benefits behind…

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5 Cheap, Yet Effective, Ways to Start Using Video in Your Business 

July 6, 2022

Many business owners think about using video but they don’t know where to start. They worry it will be costly and require a lot of expensive equipment.  Or, more likely, they hate the idea of seeing themselves on camera. While there’s only so much we can do about that, we can help you understand the…

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President’s Message

July 5, 2022

We started this week by celebrating Independence Day. Many people expressed their thoughts about freedom, some feeling like their personal freedoms are being trampled on. But that is one wonderful thing about our country. When you disagree about something, you can do so in public without fear of being locked up or worse. You can…

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Acing the Basics of Grant Writing

July 4, 2022

Hiring a grant writer isn’t cheap. Some charge a flat fee, while others base their fee as a percentage of the grant amount. If you’re a small business or nonprofit, you may not be able to afford to hire someone. But it is worth it. To take on grant writing yourself, you’ll miss out on…

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4 Fun Crowdsourcing Ideas for Your Business

June 29, 2022

When people participate in something, they feel a sense of ownership and responsibility to see it succeed. That’s one of the reasons why it’s a good strategy to involve customers, and potential customers, in crowdsourcing parts of your business.  Ever notice all the food manufacturing companies that run contests to help them pick the next…

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President’s Message

June 28, 2022

Tomorrow is our job fair co-hosted by the Alameda Emerging Leaders Group. I’ve been thinking a lot about the workforce and its needs these days. Finding the right employee is critical to the success of any business as is holding onto those employees. You can have a fantastic service or product, the best in the…

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