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Chamber President’s Message – October 11

Today we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. It’s a day that honors Native Americans and commemorates their customs and culture. Native Americans suffered great loss when explorers came to this country (through the introduction of disease, warfare, forced exodus and later assimilation, and mistreatment). As we honor them today, it’s important to remember the violent history…

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Do You Have What It Takes to Become an Entrepreneur?

Do you have dreams about owning your own business or becoming part of the gig economy? Making your own hours? Working from wherever you want?  Then you’re not alone.  There are an estimated 582 million entrepreneurs (about 775,000 of them in the US) already working for themselves. And that number is growing. According to Guidant…

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3 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid as We Move Toward Recovery

News stations are finally embracing the word that COVID numbers are going down and vaccine administrations are going up. That’s allowing most of us to begin to see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. If you have weathered the storm so far, you know your business is not completely in the clear.…

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How to Create a Business Plan in Uncertain Times

Business planning during COVID is exhausting. As soon as you come up with an idea or a situation where you can pivot to better serve your customers, the environment changes. If only you had an understanding of what would happen in the future. But you can get more visibility into the future. Here’s how you…

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

chamber benefits

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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