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Good Afternoon Chamber Members –
Many thanks to all who attended our Strategic Planning meeting last week.  We were very happy with the questions and feedback from the meeting and the support for the presented fee increase.  We appreciate the unanimous support to move forward with the fee increase, both at the meeting and through online voting.  We have lots of new information to share with our members and you will see additional information in the coming weeks.  We look forward to discussing the changes and priorities with you.   Some updates include: Volunteers Needed – The success of our strategic plan is based on our ability to work with committed volunteers who wish to contribute to the Chamber’s goals.  Click Here to find out more about the volunteer opportunities at the Chamber.

Gravenhurstchamber.com – Visit our new website and let us know what you think.  Launching a new website is a big project, one area that we cannot afford to discount is our membership directory.  We hope to have our enhanced directory launched by early next week allowing visitors to search by categories, keywords, business and owner information.

Logo – To accompany our fresh new online presence, we have updated our logo to represent the progressive focus of our organization.

Online Marketing – Emphasis will be placed on increasing our online presence ensuring content is originated from our websites gravenhurstchamber.com and experiencegravenhurst.com.  Social media, mail chimp and third party websites will be used to share the information that will start from our home sites.

You will notice that From The Ground Up will be transforming over the next couple of editions, with highlights being featured in the newsletter but gradually encouraging newsletter subscribers to visit gravenhurstchamber.com and experiencegravenhurst.com for your up-to-date source for information. As with most business owners, we are committed to ensuring we have a more robust online appearance but understand the learning curve involved.  Is increasing online presence a priority or goal for your business this year?  We would love to discuss with you and share ideas, resources and options for improvement.  I have learned that growth is gradual and setting up a series of smaller goals and a timeline is often the best way to start a large project.

We look forward to seeing you at all the upcoming Winter Carnival Activities.

Have a great week –
– Danielle

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