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Annual Session Provides R&D Opportunities

Chamber professionals are known for adhering to a strict “R&D” operating procedure. If you don’t know R&D, you are either outside of the chamber world or brand new. “Rip Off & Duplicate” is one of the best ways to gather new ideas for your chamber. Another...

Tend to your sponsorship garden

Spring is beginning, and I love to see the flowers beginning to bloom. This spring has been anything but usual, but we have seen people out tending to their gardens. In fact, we have seen a few more flowers and gardens popping up around the neighborhood. I think...

Support Your Local Teachers

One of my greatest joys in working with YGM clients is the sheer joy and “aha” moments from chamber executives when I’m able to share new, innovative programs and events with them.  The brainstorming sessions of sponsorship inventory are some of my most enjoyable...

Give Motivated Volunteers a Chance

Do your Vice Chairs or Team Captains ever ask what type of people make the best volunteers? As expected, we have tips of all sorts, but sometimes the best tip is to remind your Vice Chairs and Team Captains that anyone with a wide range of business contacts can...

Who is the Best TRC Chair for your Campaign?

If you have ever conducted a Total Resource Campaign, you know that in many ways, they become synonymous with their chairs. When I begin to discuss a TRC with a Chamber and to strategize for it, thinking of who would be an ideal chair is one of the first things we...