Thursday, March 15, 2012

At Your Service - The Clovis Chamber Connection

Welcome everyone and thank you for taking time to check out the latest social media avenue the Clovis Chamber is venturing down. Actually we are re-launching our blog to increase your opportunities to connect with us and with each other. You can look forward to 3 post every week that are aimed at keeping you up to date with Chamber happenings, informing you about all the great benefits that are available to members and sharing news and information about fellow members and the Clovis community. Your suggestions on topics to cover are welcome and needed.

My name is Kim Kaiser and I am a new Chamber member. I’ll be sharing a fresh point of view with you, as well as, managing posts submitted for inclusion here. I’d like to begin by saying that joining the Chamber is already proving to be a great opportunity for me as a microprenuer to grow my business by meeting other like minded people and having the chance to connect with you here. At last week’s new member orientation, Beth Bridges highlighted a long list of events and learning opportunities that are free or nearly free and designed to promote the success of members. 

I’d like to take this opportunity to re-introduce you to some of them. First, and arguably the most important, I met 8 connections and several Chamber Ambassadors who share a common interest. They all work for or own a local business and joined the Chamber for the same reason I did, not just to network but to connect. Those connections are what make Chamber participation the ultimate social network. Speaking of social networking, I learned that the Chamber also promotes your business by offering hands on training to get your business on Facebook and attracting followers in one short afternoon. Do you use Facebook to promote your business and communicate with your customers? If you don’t then a very small investment $20 for members and $40 for non-members and 2 hours of your time will get you ready to be “liked” by the many who support your business and appreciate your service or product. 

The list of benefits and events is a long one so check back later this week for more reminders about the membership benefits that are available to increase your companies success.

And if it's been awhile since you've attended a Chamber function we encourage you to come out next week for what is one of the best events of the year the BIG HAT MIXER next Wednesday March 21st from 5p-7p hosted by Sierra Vista Mall in the Community Room.

Please look for and say hello to new fellow members.

  • David and Judy Spengeman from JKS Training
  • Jane Furney - New Manager for long time Chamber member Dartmouth Tower
  • Lori Ryan - the Credit Card Gal
  • Jordan Bane and Joe Cornaggia from Cohesive Marketing
  • Denny Viloria from Hinds Hospice Thrift Store
  • Carolina Hogg from the Boutique at Outlaw Printing
  • Kim Kaiser from Kimico Writing Services

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