SACC Chamber News

It’s a Very Good Time to be an SACC Member…

It’s been a full and busy late winter and spring at the Chamber… We’re taking a breather this week just to look back at what we’ve accomplished in the first quarter of 2013—and take a peek at what lies ahead.

Special thanks to Karey, Krhys and Andy in the office who have done a stellar job with day-to-day operations.

Our #1 goal is to provide you the tools, connections and education to help you do what you most want to do—make more money and experience more success in your business.

So… this spring we’ve offered a host of educational opportunities from impressive area experts to more than 100 Chamber and community members.   

Here are some of the topics we’ve covered…

Board Members and Legal Experts Jay McRostie & Rod Barker shared the 5 Biggest Legal Issues Affecting Business Owners at two of our luncheons. 

Feng Shui Expert Paula Springer gave us 10 Ways to Ignite Workspace Mojo by making changes in our office space. People brought in photos for some one-on-one advice from Paula.

brown bagPromotions & Marketing Expert Eric Torgerson shared some cool promotional products along with teaching us how strategically using these products is a powerful tool for connecting with existing and potential clients.

“Job Therapist” Lea McLeod taught a great Brown Bag on “Bossonomics”—and gave us several very good ways to improve the relationship between employees and bosses for a much more productive workplace.

We’ve held Good Morning and Good Evening Sandy at the following locations:

Peak Trophy & Engraving

Kiwanis

Party Lite

Antfarm

HoodView Academy
Dita’s Chocolates

SHS Health Clinic

Take Shape for Life

Island Oasis

In March, we worked with Antfarm to host a special Chamber After Hours and Board Q&A Session.

We’ve reinstituted our great Ambassador program and, headed by Lisa Foster, they held a successful first Cash Mob at the very charming Gifts of Past to Present, where more than 20 people shopped local and picked up wonderful items. (If you haven’t been in for a while, you’ve got to check out all the beautiful gifts.) The next one happens this Saturday, May 18th. Location TBA on Wednesday!Cash Mob 7

We’re also in the middle of a Chamber Mini-Mob campaign, encouraging both Chamber and community members to shop local and leave a special card that enters the business they’ve visited and themselves in a June drawing.

With our partner Like That Productions, we’re gearing up for a better-than-ever Music Fair and Feast from July 11-14. We’re working with generous local businesses bring this popular annual event to the Sandy Mountain Days—with more for kids, and a special Sunday celebration.

We welcomed First Friday visitors to the Visitor Center in April and May—with art exhibits by local painter Clair Harrison and photographer Rod Stroh. Come see Rod’s beautiful photographs on display until June.Rod Stroh

Thanks to the generosity and expertise of the Small Business Development Council at MHCC, we’re very excited to announce a series of Summer Business-Building Classes. We’ll be offering six (free or low-cost) workshops this summer on topics of great value of business owners—from Bookkeeping and Insurance, to Social Media and Website basics. Keep an eye out for more on these upcoming classes.

Chamber Member Cherokee Designs has been busy creating a very clean and user-friendly new website, www.sandyareachamber.org—we now offer a full community calendar and online payment option for your convenience.

We’ve welcomed many renewing Chamber Members (thank you for continued support of your chamber!) and brand-new members. We’re so glad you’re here and have made the decision to invest in your community and your business by joining the SACC.

New Members:

Rose Country Realty

L’BRI

The Local Buzz

Peak Trophy & Engraving

Douglas Ridge Rifle Club

Buddha Kat Winery

Coming up on June 12, we’re welcoming the CEO of Your Marketing University, Ely Delaney, as a very special guest speaker at the Chamber Luncheon. Marketing is the #1 most important thing we can do as small business owners, but as we all know, it’s often the thing that slips to the bottom of the to-do list. Don’t miss Ely’s presentation,“Discover the 5 Steps to Becoming a Marketing Rockstar in Your Industry.”

It’s a great time to be a Chamber member and we’re here to work for you.

Please let us know how we can serve you and help you to be as successful as you can be in your business. Thanks for your continued membership in and support of the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

On behalf of the SACC Board,

Madeleine Eno

President

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