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Monday, December 10, 2018 - 10:16

It’s holiday time as I write this and countless employees across various industries have told me they aren’t in the mood to work. Sound familiar? Even if your employees haven’t been so brash as to tell you this, it’s likely their struggling. And if they’re struggling, your business is too.

But you don’t want to come off as Ebenezer Scrooge!

So how do you get your employees more focused and productive without alienating them and decreasing morale? It takes a balance but these productivity and motivation tips can get you through the holidays and all the other times as well.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 14:05

One of the most embarrassing things you can do on social media for your business is to mess up a post. For some of us, that might be a spelling or grammar mistake, for others, it may involve a humiliating auto-correct situation. For others still, it might mean giving away a company secret earlier than intended. Whatever it is that you’ve done or might do, you can ensure it doesn’t happen again with this handy social media post checklist.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 16:16

Get to know more about our chamber staff and the skills they bring to our chamber.   Our team has depth and breadth of experience that they bring to our members and our chamber programs.  Learn more on our updated staff bio page!

Tigard Chamber CEO - Debi Mollahan                             

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 13:03

Surveys aren’t the way to good customer service. They might’ve been five years ago, but they’re being used with such an annoying regularity that no one wants to take part in them. But how do you improve your business’ customer service if you don’t know what your customers want? Trust us. There are other ways. Here are a few things you need to ditch in order to begin providing better service.

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 09:52

Businesses need to evolve periodically. Whether you like it or not, you have to look at the trends going on around us and make decisions accordingly. These decisions may involve reaching out to a new demographic, offering new services or products, or changing the way you do things like tailoring your marketing writing to Google’s ever-changing rules.

If it’s been a while since you’ve innovated in your business, now might be the time to consider a facelift.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 15:16

August 30th, 2018 – For Immediate Release

Contact Information:

Debi Mollahan                       Megan De Salvo                 Tim McBratney 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 10:41

Some people think a chamber membership is all about networking and because of that they see it as obsolete. After all, you can just meet other business people online, right? Search on Facebook and a number of business groups will come up, many geared to a certain profession or business size.

Some of these groups are private so you have to apply to get in. A few even require you to answer questions and promise to play nicely with others. Upon acceptance, you can spend all day chatting it up with other like-minded business owners (for free!).

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:41

Efficiency is key these days as we’re pulled in hundreds of different directions. If running your business seems like a struggle, it’s time to make things easier. Some businesses choose to do that by hiring additional people, but if you don’t have the budget for that right now, there are other things that can be done to help you make the most of the hours in your day.

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:23

Ask someone a question they don’t know the answer to and they’ll often “Google” it or they’ll ask an AI like Siri or Alexa for help. Ask someone how to do something they’re unfamiliar with and they’ll probably turn to YouTube for instruction.

In a recent article in HubSpot, the author Amanda Zantal-Wiener wrote about a study by Market Intelligence Central that listed the highest visited websites in the US as Google, Facebook, and YouTube, in that order.

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:50

Content creation takes a lot of time and energy in trying to find things that appeal to your audience. But a lot of the challenge is in thinking about what to post. If you know your audience well, it becomes infinitely easier to create and curate content they’ll enjoy.

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