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Chamber President’s Message: Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

Wednesday is Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day. (And no, we didn’t make this up!) There are a lot of benefits to membership in the Chamber and we hope you are making the most of them. However, this year may be the most important time for you to examine your benefits and understand the…

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Free (or nearly so) Training for Your Employees

Brownie Wise (the saleswoman behind the success of Tupperware) said, “If you want to build a business, build the people.” This is incredibly important but now more than ever. With the hiring shortage going on, you must do something to make your business stand out and helping potential employees understand they can have a career…

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6 Resources and Tips to Make Your Holiday Business Better

Concern over the holiday shopping season is one that’s looming large on most business owners’ minds.  Will it be a good one? Can it be so good that it makes up for a disappointing spring and summer? If you’re concerned about these things, you’re not alone. And there are actions you can take–even if you don’t…

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Alameda Economic Forecast Event Set for September 25, 2020

Alameda Chamber of Commerce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alameda, CA. The Alameda Chamber of Commerce is hosting a signature event, the Alameda Economic Forecast on September 25th, 2020. The annual event will stream live this year with speakers from the public and private sectors presenting their views on the economic development of the region and future forecast.  This exclusive event brings…

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Why Alameda’s Economic Forecast is the Must-Attend Event of the Business Year

Alameda Chamber Signature Event

I get asked on a daily basis what I think the future of business in Alameda and our area will be. When will things reopen and what will the total impact of COVID be when it finally passes? I wish I had the answers but I can only see what is happening right now. But…

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9 (More) Marketing Tips for the “New Normal”

Are you tired of the words “new normal” yet?   If you’re like most business owners, you probably are. But whether we recognize it as a new shift in how we do business or a temporary tack you take to survive the current economic storm, the point is how you do business has to change if you…

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How Do I Start a Business in Alameda?

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“I want to go into business.”   At the Alameda Chamber of Commerce, we love hearing this phrase. There is no better feeling than when someone wants to invest in our community. While the barrier to entry has been reduced significantly in so many industries, there are still some things you should know about starting a business. Here’s some…

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10 Easy Ways to Increase Sales

One of the most obvious ways to boost revenue in your business is to increase sales. But during our current pandemic, how do you make that happen? It’s easier than you think and you don’t even need a huge budget to get it done. 10 Ways You Can Start Increasing Sales Today   1. Get a…

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I’m a New Alameda Chamber Member. Now What?

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Have you recently joined the Alameda chamber? New chamber membership brings a lot of benefits, but also a lot of questions. We’re here to help and ensure you are as excited a year from now as you are right at this moment, Alameda Chamber member! Keep reading if you’re overwhelmed by the number of chamber…

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5 Selfies You Need to Take for Your Business

By now you probably know pictures are great conversation starters and receive a lot of shares. They are a great marketing tool for your business. But there are some business selfies that get better traction than others. Here’s our list. Selfies are no longer the domain of duck-faced teenaged girls. (Remember that trend?) They’re popular…

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