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Monday, January 7, 2019 - 16:24

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 customers while retaining old there are a few key skills you should master this year.

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 10:35

The Tigard Chamber Board of Directors has approved the Tigard Chamber 2019 Business Advocacy Agenda. 

Focus areas for the 2019 Business Advocacy Agenda include:

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 10:32

I've been doing some background work for a strategic planning session with a board committee which will include reviewing and updating our chamber mission statement and crafting a vision statement.  I've helped develop both in my career, but was looking for a tool that could help guide our process as I've used templates and tools before for this. 

I found this great 4 page worksheet that is simple and helps you develop those two strategic statements.  As many businesses are developing their next year plan I thought I'd share it.

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 16:39

Tigard, OR – The Tigard Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the application process for the 2019 high school senior scholarships is now open! The Chamber will provide three scholarships in the amount of $1000 each to graduating seniors that will be continuing their education at either a trade school, professional training, two year college or 4 year college. These scholarships are made possible through the generous donations of Pride Disposal, over 80 Tigard Chamber Members and other sponsors.

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 10:16

It’s holiday time as I write this and countless employees across various industries have told me they aren’t in the mood to work. Sound familiar? Even if your employees haven’t been so brash as to tell you this, it’s likely their struggling. And if they’re struggling, your business is too.

But you don’t want to come off as Ebenezer Scrooge!

So how do you get your employees more focused and productive without alienating them and decreasing morale? It takes a balance but these productivity and motivation tips can get you through the holidays and all the other times as well.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 14:05

One of the most embarrassing things you can do on social media for your business is to mess up a post. For some of us, that might be a spelling or grammar mistake, for others, it may involve a humiliating auto-correct situation. For others still, it might mean giving away a company secret earlier than intended. Whatever it is that you’ve done or might do, you can ensure it doesn’t happen again with this handy social media post checklist.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 16:16

Get to know more about our chamber staff and the skills they bring to our chamber.   Our team has depth and breadth of experience that they bring to our members and our chamber programs.  Learn more on our updated staff bio page!

Tigard Chamber CEO - Debi Mollahan                             

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 13:03

Surveys aren’t the way to good customer service. They might’ve been five years ago, but they’re being used with such an annoying regularity that no one wants to take part in them. But how do you improve your business’ customer service if you don’t know what your customers want? Trust us. There are other ways. Here are a few things you need to ditch in order to begin providing better service.

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 09:52

Businesses need to evolve periodically. Whether you like it or not, you have to look at the trends going on around us and make decisions accordingly. These decisions may involve reaching out to a new demographic, offering new services or products, or changing the way you do things like tailoring your marketing writing to Google’s ever-changing rules.

If it’s been a while since you’ve innovated in your business, now might be the time to consider a facelift.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 15:16

August 30th, 2018 – For Immediate Release

Contact Information:

Debi Mollahan                       Megan De Salvo                 Tim McBratney 

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