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Get Out of Marketing Overwhelm - July 15

How to focus your time & money to bring in new clients presented by Deborah Gallant.  Workshop will take place on Wednesday, July 15 from 8:00 – 10:00 am at the Chamber Office.  When you own or run a small business there’s always someone telling you what you “ought” to do to bring in new [...]

Business After Hours at Chatham Brewing - August 20

  Business After Hours at Chatham Brewing on Thursday, August 20.  Business After Hours’ offer excellent networking opportunities for area business people. All members of the business community are invited to attend this business event. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be offered during the After Hours. Chatham Brewing is located at 59 Main Street [...]

Ten Things to do in June

Joan Murray Reads her New Book of Poems Joan Murray Reads from New Book of Poems, Sunday, June 7, 2–4 p.m. at Chatham Bookstore. Old Chatham writer Joan Murray reads from her new book, “Swimming for the Ark: New & Selected Poems 1990-2015,” at the Chatham Bookstore on Sunday, June 7, from 2 to 4 [...]

7 Numbers You Should be Tracking in Your Digital Marketing

Digital marketing, or web marketing, and social media have a very low cost to entry but that doesn’t mean we should ignore tracking our investment and return. While ROI is not entirely possible when it comes to measuring the success of a relationship and loyalty, it can be applied to the proof of such – [...]

Consumers Favor Chamber Members

A national survey of 2,000 adults reveals that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers, and are involved in the community. The study, conducted by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based strategic [...]

A big issue for small business.

COLUMBIA COUNTY – Steele Andrews, owner of the Silvanus Lodge on Route 22 in Hillsdale, believes he and other small business owners are being severely overcharged for their Workers’ Compensation Insurance costs. Workers Comp is a mandated cost, Andrews said, “which is good. It covers both myself as the employer, and my staff, should they [...]

Chamber Advocacy

Your membership helps support the Chamber Advocacy efforts for local businesses.  In the past month, Chamber President, David Colby spoke at two local planning board meeting to support member projects.  On May 14, David spoke at the combined meeting of the Claverack and Ghent Planning Boards to support the proposed Ginsberg’s Project.  A new building on Route 66 will help [...]