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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Shop owner lauded as Hamilton’s Small Business Person of the Year Eric Schwartzberg Staff Writer 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 HAMILTON The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Person of the Year is a woman who helped pave the way for economic growth and promote revitalization in downtown Hamilton, nominators say. Sara Vallandingham, owner of Sara’s House, ...read more
Categories: Business Development, Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, August 24, 2017
#HamiltonProud Success Story - ALEC BULLARD – (HHS Class of 2013) Hamilton High School's NJROTC Program gave Alec the drive and determination to set a goal to go to college and become an officer in the United States Army. The values he learned from his teachers in NJROTC, the science labs, and honors classes have instilled in him a strong work ethic to conquer the tough STEM course ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Hamilton Chamber honors woman’s community involvement Eric Schwartzberg Staff Writer 7:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 HAMILTON A woman who said she spends as much time as she can giving back to the community was honored Tuesday by the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. Cindy Dingeldein received the chamber’s Hamilton Heritage Award for Outstanding Community Involvement. ...read more
Categories: Business Development, Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Major overhauls of a business take time, buy-in, and frankly, they can be a little frightening. Not so of these mini tweaks. These seven things can help you move the meter in your business in less time than it takes to wolf down a sandwich and check your voice mails. Find Out What They Like Your customers are more valuable to your business than from just a revenue perspective. Knowing what they ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Development, Education
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Courtesy of the Journal-News, Butler County This month’s question comes from a client who is building a business plan and using an outline I supply for that purpose: “I see where I need to specify the positions and identities of my strategic team. Exactly what is that, and how do I go about assembling one?” LEARN MORE: Free services offered by the Butler County SBDC Assembling a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Development, General News Article
Friday, June 30, 2017
Well I am six months into my role as President and CEO of this organization and just had to share some thoughts. First of all, I want to thank the staff and members of the Greater Hamilton Chamber for their support these first six months. I also want to express my thanks to the City of Hamilton for welcoming me as a partner in the incredible journey of this great City. Last night at the ...read more
Categories: Business Development, Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Categories: Business Development, Chamber, Member Benefit
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Courtesy of the Journal-News, Butler County Today’s question comes from several clients, and has implications across a wide spectrum of businesses: “Should I hire employees or use independent contractors to staff my business?” LEARN MORE: Free services offered by the Butler County SBDC A business owner needs to first determine the amount of control that is desired over the ...read more
Categories: Business Development, General News Article
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Courtesy Journal-News Today’s question actually comes from a variety of clients and other people I meet. “Where are my customers? I’ve built this great business … why is the store empty and the phone not ringing?” These business owners have fallen into the “if I build it, customers will surely follow” trap. The fact is, you have to work hard at getting ...read more
Categories: Business Development, General News Article
Monday, April 03, 2017
Courtesy of the Journal-News - Butler County Our question this month comes from W. A. In Hamilton: “I have just started a small retail business and I want to make sure I am covering all the different taxes Ohio has for my business. Besides sales tax, what should I be worried about?” Well, it is appropriate for you to be asking questions about state business taxes. You can negotiate ...read more
Categories: Business Development, General News Article, Chamber
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Courtesy of the Journal-News - BUTLER COUNTY Today’s question comes from a reader in Middletown, and echoes a question I hear quite often: “Where can I find government grants to help me start my business? I am a female entrepreneur, and I feel like the government should offer me financial assistance, so that I can fund my venture.” It is initially important to establish some ...read more
Categories: Business Development, General News Article, Chamber
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
It's been a year and one month since I moved here from the Philadelphia suburbs and I continue to be amazed by everything this area has to offer. After living in the East (Philadelphia and New York) for over 30 years, one of the best decisions I ever made was to move to Hamilton, Ohio. The next great decision was seizing the opportunity to be the President of the Chamber of Commerce in this ...read more
Categories: Business Development, Community, Chamber, Economic
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Not PCI-Compliant? It’s a Risky Move for Your Business Here’s the truth: Any business that accepts credit card payments needs to be PCI-compliant. Why? Because if your business is non-compliant and a customer’s cardholder data is compromised as result of your negligence, you’re the one who pays . What Is PCI? The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a ...read more
Categories: Business Development, Chamber, Education, General News Article, Member Benefit
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
When I first arrived in the Cincinnati region and working with the Sharonville Chamber I would often post what I considered to be the gems of the area. This entire region has so much to offer but now I am with the Greater Hamilton Chamber, and in my new position I am exposed to planning and movement behind the economic development in Hamilton. As a resident of this wonderful city I could see ...read more
Categories: Business Development, Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Friday, December 09, 2016
UPDATE ON BUTLER TECH “I’m going to college to find myself.” Remember hearing friends say that back in the day? Unfortunately in the 21 st century, that same philosophy can mean a college graduate “finding themselves” under a mountain of debt. Some estimates put the total student loan debt burden for Americans at $1.3 trillion. What’s worse, many of those in ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
I am happy to announce the appointment of Dan Bates as the Greater Hamilton Chamber's new President/CEO. Dan has most recently worked as the President for the Sharo nville , OH Chamber of Commerce. Over the past year, he h as been a ca talyst for positive change bringing strategic leadership, vision, excitement, meaningful collaboration, new industry-focused events and revenue to the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
FIND IT ALL IN HAMILTON! We invite you to shop Small and Local. A wide variety of businesses from the area will be participating in Small Business Saturday! Check out the list of participating businesses and the specials they will be offering HERE ! Download the List of Participating Businesses
Categories: Chamber, Business Development, Community
Thursday, November 17, 2016
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Lynn McInturf Associates, Sandler Training & Development: We are a privately owned business; part of a large international organization, one of 250+ franchises worldwide. We work really well with privately held companies and entrepreneurs, but we also work with large, big business clients, that generate from 100K/year to a few hundred million/year. We work closely with the ...read more
Categories: Business Development, Education, Chamber, Fun Facts
Monday, October 31, 2016
10 Easy Ways to Increase Sales One of the most obvious ways t o boost revenue in your business is to make more sales. Here are ten ways you can start doing that today: 1. Do You Have A Sales Strategy? Most businesses think they have a strategy, but they don’t. Now is a good time to develop one. You need to consider who your ideal customer is and what are the products and services that ...read more
Categories: Business Development, Chamber
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
History at a Glance By Jim Blount The wide, angular at-grade South Hamilton railroad crossing (SHX) has been a concern since the first train arrived in 1851. Since the 1890s, ten proposals for an underpass or overpass skirting the busy railroad yard were unsuccessful due to varied circumstances, local and national. A 1909 plan was the first City document proposing a remedy. Support intensified ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Fun Facts, History