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St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce

St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce

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The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce is the premier representative of the business community. A regional chamber serving central Minnesota, we are supported and led by members and professional staff. We create, enhance, and support a healthy business environment for our members and the communities we serve.
Our primary areas of focus are membership growth and involvement, business advocacy, business and workforce development, business training, leadership development, and convention and tourism services. We also provide management services for the Sauk Rapids and Waite Park Chambers.
Our 5 STAR accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce indicates that we operate under effective organizational procedures and contribute to significant positive change in the community. The accreditation program started in 1964. The St. Cloud Area Chamber has been accredited since 1975.
As a regional organization of diverse businesses we increase business contacts, enhance professional development, and provide leadership and information on local and state business issues.

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Top Hatters welcome you to Chamber Connection!
Gearing up for Chamber Open 2018!
Farm Show Committee
St. Cloud Chamber at Evening at the Capital!
NEXT receives 2018 Reflection of the Year Award from the City of St. Cloud
Sauk Rapids Chamber
Roger Schleper welcomes Chriss Wohlleber as the 2018/19 Board Chair at Star Celebration
Waite Park Chamber

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  • Live video and audio content can be repurposed for use across multiple social media channels.  It all begins with having a plan in place before you start recording, one that outlines the key points, promotional aspects, and opportunities you can maximize when repurposing your content.
    Source: socialmediaexaminer.com

  • When it comes to purchasing or leasing business equipment, the right decision depends on what works for your specific situation.  Conserve working capital vs. a balance-sheet asset?  Long-term investment vs. moving on to the newest technology?  Potential tax deduction vs. greater upfront costs?  As with any decision, researching your options and considering both pros and cons is the best way to determine what works best for your company.
    Source: Nav.com

  • You may have been conducting performance reviews for years, but in the era of COVID-19 everything has changed.  If half of your workforce is working remotely, how do you review their performance?  The Harvard Business Review has several suggestions, including reflecting on the purpose of the review, determining exactly what you're evaluating, and being compassionate.

  • Making a big decision can be paralyzing. Jobs, revenue, even companies can be on the line if you make a bad decision.  How can you learn to move forward without over-thinking a situation?  Look for the decision that both "thinks" and "feels" right and be prepared to adapt.  There's more to it than that, of course, but this process can help you get started.
    Source: Fast Company Online

  • COVID-19 Infects Consumer Confidence
    Like any good virus, the coronavirus spreads rapidly infecting both people and business, by Allison Bily and Lynn MacDonald, St. Cloud State University.
     
    Following are the sources used in this article, which first appeared in the November 2020 issue of Business Central Magazine.
     
    References
     
    Chetty, R., Friedman, J.N., Hendren, N., Stepner, M, and the OI Team, “The Economic Impacts of COVID-19: Evidence from a New Public Database Built from Private Sector Data.” Working paper. September 2020. https://opportunityinsights.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/tracker_paper.pdf
     
    Chetty, R. ET Now. “Coping with the Covid-19 Pandemic,” Interview with Raj Chetty. August 10, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byVeYOaCvoI
     
    Mankiw, N. Gregory. “The Covid-19 Recession of 2020,” forthcoming in Macroeconomics 11e. August 2020. https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/mankiw/files/covid-19_recession_of_2020_aug2020.pdf
     
    Data from: Opportunity Insights Economic Tracker, Explore the Data, National and MN data. https://tracktherecovery.org/. Accessed on September 20, 2020.

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