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    Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    Erin Scott
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    Selfies are no longer the domain of duck-faced teenaged girls. (That’s not an insult. It’s a description. Google it.) They’re gaining in popularity among adults and businesses too. Selfies are a way of showing customers and potential customers a “behind the scenes” look at your business. They also are an effective way of telling your business story. In addition to selfies, photo bombs can be lots of fun as they are extremely shareable content. Photo bombs start off as portraits, similar to selfies, but the person in the foreground is upstaged by what’s going on behind him/her. Read more
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    Erin Scott
    Friday, May 11, 2018
    When you’re working long hours and the stress is compiling, your personal life doesn’t go on hold. You still have familial responsibilities, bills to pay, friends to see, and thousands of other things that are on your mind. Let’s face it. There are times at work that are just harder than others. Even the best job can feel…well, like work sometimes. It’s hard to be inspired and do your best on the job when your business mojo has taken a back seat to all the other pressing issues in your life. But if you’re going to be satisfied in your professional life, it’s essential you get it back. Here’s how Read more
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    Erin Scott
    Monday, April 30, 2018
    Networking opportunities are everywhere. You no longer must leave your house to be able to network, but studies now show that online networking doesn’t hold the same power as in-person networking. Networking is critical to landing a job, learning about opportunities before they are broadcast, and getting more sales for your business. You need to do it, even if you hate it, and one of the easiest most effective networking groups is the chamber. But the chamber does more than just introduce you to others. It offers very strong networking tools and opportunities. Here are several things you probably didn’t know about how you can improve your business networking with chamber membership. Read more
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    Erin Scott
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    As summer approaches, and it does every year at about the same time, business owners start to think about ways in which they can use the extra help of available college students. Back when I was a college student at a small liberal arts school in the Midwest, the undergrads waited each spring for the internship listings to be published. Once they were we poured over the ones that were in exciting cities with large stipends. The review took about three minutes because they just didn’t exist. “Exciting city” always equaled free labor. Read more
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    kroetter
    Monday, January 11, 2016
    Celebrating our involvement in the America's Best Communities Contest. We are just days away from the announcement of the Semi-Finalists that will move on to the next phase of the ABC contest. On Wednesday, January 13th, we will learn if we become a Semi-Finalist and continue in the competition. The Connected Community Initiative consists of 4 separate initiatives that come together to address work force needs in our community. The Initiatives are: Sustainable Leadership - finding ways to enhance our current leadership programs and addressing the need for involvement by those of all ages; Technology and Infrastructure - a partnership of the schools and the city to address the growing technology needs and to identify infrastructure needs in our community; Downtown & Riverfront Initiative - the purpose is to create a riverfront corridor that will connect the downtown to the current riverfront development project; and the Community Platform - a community website that will be the one resource for everything Troy, Ohio. The Community Platform will include a comprehensive community calendar. Stay connected to the Connected Community Initiative by liking our Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/Troyohiousa/ Read more
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    kroetter
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    Recently members completed a Membership Survey, we found that business growth was an important need for most businesses. Here is a tip for growing your business from Beth Bridges with a Networked Member Minute...Follow up. Too many times in our busy world, we meet someone, drop off information, touch base, or give a presentation and then we forget to follow up. The follow up is key to building relationships that in turn can turn into growth for you and your organization. Read more
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    kroetter
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    In this Minute in Business learn about the benefits of giving to others. Giving to others can bring big rewards to your business. Read more
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    kroetter
    Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    Many articles and books have been published on networking. Networking is an element each of our organizations are involved in to benefit our members. The key is to stay cutting edge in the field? Yes, like anything we do there’s a right way and a wrong way. Here are my thoughts on the ABC’s of networking from what I’ve read or experienced over the years in the business. Read more
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    kroetter
    Monday, October 5, 2015
    On April 5, 1988, an experienced skydiving videographer was filming an instructor and first-time student as they skydived from approximately 10,000 feet. The videographer had made two successful jumps earlier that day. With technology what it was back then, the recording equipment the videographer used was a heavy VHS deck stored in a backpack that he wore. The camera was unlike the smaller GoPro style cameras used today but was nonetheless mounted to his helmet in order to capture all the action. The videographer was the first to jump from the plane followed by the instructor and student. All seemed to be in order. Shortly after filming the other skydivers for a brief period and hurtling toward the ground at 150 mph, the videographer attempted to deploy his parachute only to discover he wasn't wearing one. The videographer was a veteran skydiver who had made over 800 jumps in his career. Strapping on a parachute would only seem natural to the casual observer. By those who knew the videographer and those present that day, it is believed his preoccupation with the recording equipment, the weight of the equipment itself, and fatigue caused him to lose focus and fail to properly prepare. The videographer free fell nearly two miles and as a result of his improper preparation, he tragically lost his life. While most leaders and business people don't find themselves in this kind of life and death scenario, there are some important lessons that can be learned from this story. Read more
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