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Friday, March 15, 2019
As a small business owner, your reputation is everything. It will make or break your business. Warren Buffet understood the value of a good business reputation when he said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.”  But protecting your reputation in the days of social media is hard. According to the White House ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Development
Friday, January 11, 2019
The business landscape changes on a near daily basis and that drives almost a constant need for professional learning. Never before has it been more essential that you not only keep up with the details of your own job and industry but others as well. If you don't, there's a good chance your business will struggle.   If you want to stay on top of your industry and continue to attract new ...read more
Categories: Business Development, General News Article, Chamber
Monday, December 31, 2018
  25 Habits of the Most Successful Business People      The new year is a time of review and introspection coupled with making new promises for the future. We are often filled with a sense of control over our destiny and a desire to begin again. If you’re feeling the same, here are a few ways you can capitalize on the new year’s momentum by embracing the habits of successful ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Business Development
Monday, December 31, 2018
10 Rules for Hosting an Effective Meeting     Meetings are necessary wastes of time, right?   That’s meant to be a funny commentary but it may reflect employee sentiment in your business. If it does, meetings can be hazardous to your company culture and may even be a dreaded part of your employees’ days.     If you think your employees feel this way about your business meetings, it’s time ...read more
Categories: Business Development, Chamber
Thursday, December 20, 2018
WHAT IS THE SBA AND HOW DOES IT HELP SMALL BUSINESSES?   Did you know?  Most privately held businesses in America areeligible to use SBA programs, no matter how high its sales.  The Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) is a federal agency whose mission is to promote the creation and growth of small businesses in America.  They do this by offering a variety of programs, three in ...read more
Categories: Business Development, General News Article
Monday, October 22, 2018
SCORE COMES TO HAMILTON  As one of the fastest growing counties in Ohio, Butler County is experiencing a boom in the number of new businesses.  This mirrors a trend across the country and is expected to continue as new technology and creative entrepreneurs open new opportunities for individual success.  In Hamilton, this explosion is happening everywhere you look.  With the coming of Spooky ...read more
Categories: Business Development, Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Friday, August 03, 2018
Being a business owner has its rewards and its challenges. If you’ve been in business longer than a hot second, you’ve likely experienced both. Often the freedoms override the dissatisfaction, but if you find that the negatives are wearing on you, don’t get discouraged. The earlier you recognize the most common challenges of business ownership, the more likely you’ll be able to take them in ...read more
Categories: Business Development, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, June 01, 2018
If it's been a long, cold winter for your business, it's time to kick things off with the season that generally equates to tourism and travel. Here's how you can capitalize on those things and get your marketing in a position to capture some of those summer crowds.Honor Groups with Discounts Use your social media profiles to create flash discounts for different groups in your community. For ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Fun Facts, Business Development, Education, General News Article
Monday, April 16, 2018
20 Inexpensive Ways to Surprise and Delight Your Customers There's a lot of noise out there right now. It's hard for a business to break through. But let's say you do and someone is trying you out for the first time. How can you not only exceed their expectations but delight them in a way they'll be talking about you later. Here are a few ideas on how you can make a big impression: Making a big ...read more
Categories: Business Development, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, February 23, 2018
Join us to meet the new Catalyst Class at North Second Tap for "brews and a bite" AND great networking February 28th starting at 5:00 PM!Navigating the Military to Civilian Transition, the Catalyst Program’s mission is to help Veterans and their families carry over their success from the military to the civilian space through strategic corporate partnerships.  Network and welcome the latest class ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Do you need more customers? Are traditional ways of increasing revenue not working for you? That may be because today's customers want to get to know you as a business. One way to help make that happen is by participating in social media. Another way is by hosting an in-person event. Whether you host a business event in partnership with a charity to help them raise money or simply have a ...read more
Categories: Business Development, General News Article, Chamber
Monday, January 29, 2018
6 Ways to Improve Customer Trust  People buy from those they know, like, and trust.  Knowing comes from marketing and advertising.   Like is cultivated by showing potential customers your human and endearing side. But how in the world do you help someone with minimal interaction with you and your business, trust you? It’s not as hard as you may think. 1. Be Transparent in Your Copy Stay away from ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Development, General News Article
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Customer Experiences Will Build or Destroy Your Business  Written By:  Dan Bates, President/CEO, Greater Hamilton ChamberSmart businesses understand and recognize the value of positive interaction.  Customers generate the revenue a business needs to thrive but the circles of influence those customers have can make or break the future of a business or organization. With today’s social media, ...read more
Categories: Business Development, Education, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, November 02, 2017
thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance suspension solutions and top employer in the Hamilton area, has been named 2017 Employer of the Year by the Ohio Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities. The employers selected are considered a symbol of all who have significantly contributed to employment opportunities for people with disabilities. “Hard ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
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 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Development, Education
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, 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 set of requirements ...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 21st 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 debt left college without a ...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 Sharonville, OH Chamber of Commerce.  Over the past year, he has been a catalyst for positive change bringing strategic leadership, vision, excitement, meaningful collaboration, new industry-focused events and revenue to the Sharonville ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
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 SalesOne of the most obvious ways to 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 provide the ...read more
Categories: Business Development, Chamber
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
History at a GlanceBy Jim BlountThe 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