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How Can You Become More Creative?

How Can You Become More Creative?
Most people assume creativity is something you are born with—that it is an innate talent that is computed into your DNA, just like the fact you have hazel eyes, or that you are right-handed. But what if I told you that everybody is born creative, and creativity is a skill that you develop over time...
January 14th, 2016 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Is it Time to Pivot?

Is it Time to Pivot?
William Wrigley, Jr. was a soap and baking powder salesman. In the 1890s he decided to offer free chewing gum with his purchases. He quickly realized that the gum was more popular than his actual product. Wrigley went on to manufacture his own chewing gum brands, and today the company grosses billions...
December 10th, 2015 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Shopping Small Has Big Benefits

Shopping Small Has Big Benefits
Small businesses have been elevating their local economy by encouraging consumers to shop in their neighborhoods. Of course shopping local benefits the shop owner, but there is a bigger impact than just that. Shopping local helps impact our community, our neighborhood and our economy. Many endeavors...
November 12th, 2015 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Employers – Are you Simply Irresistible?

Employers – Are you Simply Irresistible?
As a part of the Columbus Chamber’s talent team, I always take note of common themes out in the field. Most recently an issue that pops up is retention. So what’s the key to not letting them slip away? Become an irresistible employer. With the ever-evolving employee-work contract, business leaders...
October 8th, 2015 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Columbus Chamber Takes a Stand on Issue 3

Columbus Chamber Takes a Stand on Issue 3
The legalization of marijuana has some complicated and wide-reaching ramifications for the business community. As the Columbus Chamber of Commerce learned more about the proposal, we felt compelled to take a stance and educate the community on our decision to oppose Issue 3, also known as the ResponsibleOhio...
September 10th, 2015 | Chamber Connection | Read More

The Answer to Growing Your Business Can Be Found in Simple Research

The Answer to Growing Your Business Can Be Found in Simple Research
There are two ways to grow profits: increase revenue or reduce costs. Members of the Columbus Chamber are using our research services to do one or both, to the tune of more than 200 research requests per year. Research can help businesses find new customers. Some of our members ask for lists of businesses...
August 13th, 2015 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Don’t forget about YP2s: Why You Should Consider Hiring Young Professional Parents

Don’t forget about YP2s: Why You Should Consider Hiring Young Professional Parents
It seems almost daily we see companies, city leaders and economic developers talk about the importance of attracting and retaining Young Professionals, also known as YPs. These organizations are trying to figure out ways to retain the YPs. Economic developers plan more shopping destinations and dining...
July 9th, 2015 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Networking Do’s and Don’ts

Networking Do’s and Don’ts
You know the saying – “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” Building a strong network is vital to your success. And, I’d like to note that a strong network of 800 friends on Facebook doesn’t count when it comes to business. A firm handshake and an in-person conversation still dominate...
June 11th, 2015 | Chamber Connection | Read More