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    Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    How much is too much: navigating social sharing for business Part of telling your business story – and encouraging customers and potential customers to know, like , and trust you – is to share personal things that your audience can identify with. As is true in building any relationship, with social media for business it is important to let people in. You want them to see your ...read more
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    Monday, April 24, 2017
    On Your Mark, Get Set… Image via Pixabay / TanteTati ​ At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, the stage was set for Derek Redmond as he was favored to win the gold in the 400 meter race. Four years earlier in the Seoul Olympic competition, Redmond was forced to pull out of the opening round of the 400 meters due to an injury to his Achilles tendon. In the 1991 World ...read more
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    Monday, April 10, 2017
    Do You Have the Heart of a (Business) Leader? © Can Stock Photo Inc. / airdone Many years ago I was given the book “Heart of a Leader.” It’s a very small book, the kind of thing you can read quickly. I have used that book for the past 17 years, and as small as it is, I learn something every time I open it. It’s a very good book for business owners and I wanted to ...read more
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    Monday, April 03, 2017
    4 Business Leadership Lessons from General Patton that Are Still Applicable Today Last week I watched a movie on General Patton, and it brought back memories of reading about his views on leadership. It’s not surprising he was an inspirational leader, his job required that. The amazing thing about his thoughts on leadership was that he penned them as a cadet at West Point, long before he ...read more
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    ON THE JOB TRAINING (OJT) PROGRAM ADVANTAGES TO USING THE OJT PROGRAM Cuts the cost of wages for employers by a minimum of 50% during the training time. Reduces the employer’s costs for advertising and recruitment. Allows employers to make all hiring and firing decisions. Guarantees a quick referral process. Requires minimal paperwork. May involve a single placement, a number of people for ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    Recommendations for Anti-Retaliation Programs released OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Programs has issued Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs to help employers create workplaces in which workers feel comfortable voicing safety and other concerns without fear of retaliation. The recommendations, which are advisory only and create no new legal obligations, are intended to apply ...read more
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    Monday, January 16, 2017
    3 Lessons Learned From Frogs About Making Procrastination Croak Having recently watched The 10 Commandments , starring Charlton Heston, I was reminded of the Biblical account of the plagues that came upon Egypt, most notably the plague of frogs and how we can sometimes feel overrun by all the things we need to get done. There was no escaping frogs. They were everywhere. Frogs were in their ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    Business Program Excites Local Students There is an award-winning summer program that for nearly four decades has been exciting the imaginations of high school students throughout Pennsylvania about the world of business and private enterprise. That program, Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) , will be celebrating its 39 th storied year this July and August. PFEW was founded specifically ...read more
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    Monday, January 09, 2017
    What DOES emotional intelligence HAVE TO DO WITH Business? There are trends in business that seem like they are dreamed up by coaches selling services. The difficulty today is in identifying which ones are necessary to your business and which ones you can sit on the sidelines watching for a while. Some will turn out to be fads, and you needn’t bother. Others will become important parts of ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 03, 2017
    How Inspiration Can Improve Your Business Marketing © GraphicStock Content creators will tell you the key to great content is to create content that is educational, entertaining, or inspiring. Educational content is extremely needed even with the plethora of content on the Internet. A good meaty piece will keep people from having to do additional research. Often it will get shared and ...read more
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    Monday, December 05, 2016
    How to Increase Your Business’ Referrals © Graphic Stock One of the easiest and cheapest marketing tactics today is building a referral network. If you concentrate on growing referrals and word-of-mouth (WOM) marketing you can cut your marketing budget. Not only does WOM marketing not cost you anything, it’s more believed by potential customers. A recent survey by PowerReviews ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 09, 2016
    SOCIAL MEDIA AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS POLICY POLICY STATEMENT Adopted June 6, 2016 The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce fully acknowledges and recognizes the emergence and influence of Social Media and Electronic Communications in the modern world, as well as the rights of individuals to actively participate in the undertaking of such activities. The goal of electronic communication ...read more