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“The Follow-Through”

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Jefferson Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to have a surge of new members, invigorating the organization with fresh ideas, increased potential for community outreach, business strategy and planning, as well as a combined effort to affect public policy. There are so many ways to effectively incorporate the Chamber into your strategy for personal and professional success.
Of course, none of these things exist without your involvement and engagement. Volunteerism and activism are the catalysts for change and advancement. Joining the ...

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Keys to Success

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Keys to Success

If you follow us on facebook or twitter, or read “Jefferson Chamber makes membership push, tops 1,000 members in the Times-Picayune – Nola.com,” then you know that we had an extremely Continue Reading →

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Excellence–Continued

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My last blog talked about our members exceeding their potential and being recognized for awards. We have received notice of another example of this in our very own Holiday Inn Metairie New Orleans Airport Hotel. They have been awarded 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence as a top performing hotel as reviewed by travelers on the world’s largest travel site. “Only the top=-performing 10% of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.” Certificate_of_Excellence_Press Release

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More Voices. More Action.

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Is Education important to you? Are legislative policies that effect how you live and/or do business important to you? Is your community important to you? What else is important to you? Your Chamber can impact change in these areas. Your Chamber can speak out against change in these areas. There is strength in numbers. We are embarking on a campaign to secure more voices to ensure more action. Your Chamber is focused on being a relevant voice of business and ...

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Toot Your Own Horn!

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Some of you have seen a demo of our new and improved member dashboard. If you haven’t, let me take a minute to give you the quick and easy explanation.  Each one of you has a chamber web portal login and password. If you don’t know it, send us a message and we will send it to you. Using this portal will give you and your business an even greater return on your Chamber investment. From this portal, you can ...

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Advertising + Promotion = Sales

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Each of your businesses offers a product or service.  That product or service is only effective if it is in the hands of your customers.  For customers to buy your product or service, they first need to know about it.  Below are two unique and effective options for getting your message heard and/seen by po

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Women in Business

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Member Spotlight:

One of our very active Chamber Members, JoAnn Keegan, is the Chair for the New Orleans Chapter of Women Presidents’ Organization. There are a total 101 chapters around the world and the New Orleans area Chapter is one of the newest. This group is a peer advisory group based on the 4 C’s of WPO: Collaboration, Confidentiality, Commitment and Connections. If you are interested ...

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Win Free PR Contract!

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PR is a luxury only for profit organizations can afford, right?  Not anymore!  One of our members, Gambel Communications, is celebrating their 4th anniversary! In honor of that, they are giving away a $4000 PR Contract to a lucky nonprofit. If you are a nonprofit, enter now. If you have a relationship with a nonprofit, please let them know. Submissions will be accepted through March 27, 2013.

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Cost-Saving Secrets Revealed Part 1

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What a busy couple of weeks it has been for membership over at the chamber office! Last week the membership committee met and confirmed the details of our next New Member Orientation. Through the collaboration of Tom Meyer, Julie Willoz, Doreen Parnell, and Archie Corder it is set for April 2. It will be at the East Jefferson branch of the library with coffee and doughnuts ...

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Football, Baseball, and Hardball

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Football (well, sort of): I know you have heard of the Brees Dream Foundation. Did you know that they conducted a Super Service Challenge and the winning foundations will receive up to $25,000? The Chamber Foundation entered the challenge and needs your vote! Public voting is now open and will close on January 18, 2013 at 5pm. Please vote a 10 for the Foundation and encourage family and friends to also vote ...

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