Adam LaFountain has been selected as the 2017 Shining Stars Tigard Youth Volunteer of the Year, named in honor of former Mayor Jim Nicoli, who passed away in 2000. Mayor Nicoli’s dedication to the youth of our community was a fitting way to honor his name and award a youth in our community who volunteers to make a difference.
Lauren Brown, Elizabeth Kerns, Cassidy Thornton and Jake Wolf Named 2017 Tigard Chamber Scholarship Recipients
Ralph Hughes, Owner of Financial WealthCare, has been named the 2017 Tigard Chamber CEO Shooting Star. This award is given to recognize a member’s significant achievement in the launch/implementation of a new program/organization or taking a program to the next level within the Tigard Chamber which has greatly benefited the chambers brand, its members and its visibility.
The chamber offers volunteer opportunities, networking possibilities, help with marketing and so much more. If that’s not enough, joining the chamber is also a great way to make a difference in the economic development of your community.
Whenever I think of the work of the chamber and its importance, I always think of the Bruce Springsteen song “My Hometown,” particularly the lyrics:
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One of the most obvious ways to boost revenue in your business is to make more sales. Here are ten ways you can start doing that today:
1. Do You Have A Sales Strategy?
Most businesses think they have a strategy, but they don’t.
Now is a good time to develop one. You need to consider who your ideal customer is and what are the products and services that provide the best return for you.
The sales strategy should be a brief one-page roadmap that encapsulates:
Jessica Love, owner of Love Blossomed Events and a Tigard Chamber Ambassador has been selected as the 2017 Ambassador of the Year.
Joining the chamber isn’t all about business. There are many incredible friendships that are created in the coming together for the economic betterment of the community. Don’t overlook the potential of deep, meaningful connections with your tribe at the chamber.
Few businesses have enough of a budget to warrant a personal lobbyist to speak on their behalf at the state capital and in Washington, D.C. but it’s those exact small voices that need the representation. How do you ensure your business is represented when it needs to be without keeping a full-time lobbyist or legislative assistant on board?
You join the chamber.
But what exactly are they doing for you and how are they representing your business? Here are a few things that you should know.
Job competition these days is tough and a lot is expected from a resume. High school students trying to get into good colleges worry about volunteer hours. Recent college grads don’t possess enough “real world” experience to work in their chosen industry. Mid-level professionals find it hard to prove to higher ups that they’re ready for the next level. Finally, people are living longer and trying to find meaning in their days after they retire.
But there is an easy solution for all of these struggles in the various stages of life—volunteerism.