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You have got to consider employee time when computing your chamber events profitability. They may look profitable until you consider the effort employees put toward your events.
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Are you using Twitter at your chamber?
A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook recently asked: Does anyone find value in using Twitter? We think LinkedIn is best to engage our members and attract new members. F
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Are you still going to ask for the like?
One thing that social media experts have been espousing for a while now is to simply ask for the share. Encourage your audience to share your content by politely asking them to. Guess what? Faceboo
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Having a blog, or at least a place you control for hosting your chambers original content, is an absolute most for a modern chamber. Their are an infinite number of ways to leverage your chamber's blog.
A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked:  Questions for the guru's out there: If you blog what is your expectation from it? Strictly SEO Members will read it Dee
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Are you trying to manage multiple Twitter accounts. That's probably a mistake. Here's why.
As a chamber of commerce, your social media posts contain all sorts of: congratulations to members on milestones, best practices on a range of topics for businesses, and accolades for people in your c
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Are you doing cash mobs at your chamber?
Most businesses join the chamber for business and networking opportunities. Cash mobs help chambers provide these in a very direct way. A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Fa
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A member of the Chamber Professionals Group on Facebook asked: Beating my head against the wall trying to come up with a logo gift/giveaway to give our members at our Annual Meeting. I am torn betwee
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What are you doing to keep up?
I am blessed to be surrounded by people who want to excel in business and in life; chamber professionals, entrepreneurs, and small business executives. Almost all of them are making great efforts to k
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Do you have ambitions to be a public speaker. People had better start disagreeing with you : )
I had a person ask me recently if it was ever uncomfortable to have, every once-in-awhile, a person disagree with me when I was giving a presentation or consult. He ask, “Did the hecklers and questi
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A lot of people over the years have asked me how I became a public speaker. I thought I would share that story and also answer, over time, a few other questions that come up often. My Speaking Jou
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    Speaker, author, & consultant., present
    I am an entrepreneur and former Chamber President/CEO. We support local chambers and their members through business training and professional development. Be part of our thriving Community. Learn. Share. Grow.
  • Founder Bigfoot SM Conference
    Professional development conference
  • North Mason Chamber
    President/CEO, 1996 - 2010
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We help Chambers and businesses innovate and grow. Keynotes, webinars, retreats, member and staff training, strategic planning. #SocialMedia #DigitalMarketing
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  • Chamber
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I am an entrepreneur and former Chamber President/CEO.

I serve a tribe of several thousand chamber professionals, providing professional development and continuing education opportunities to them and their small business members. 

Working together, we created a unique resource for chamber professionals (and the world-wide chamber of commerce community). Using technology and techniques that didn’t exist even 5 years ago, we:

* Save you time, save you money, and help you (and your staff) to be more successful

These resources are available 24 x 7 x 365, not just once a year at the annual chamber conference. And the content isn’t brought to you by one or two experts. It is peer and colleague driven.

We cover all aspects of the chamber of commerce industry including:

Events, sales, tourism promotion, membership retention, economic development, non-dues revenue growth, membership development, government affairs & advocacy, leadership development, business training, digital marketing, social media, more.

This tribe of seasoned and new chamber of commerce professionals invite you to:

The 750+ member strong Chamber Professionals Group on Facebook - Great place to engage and ask questions of your peers

The Chamber Professionals Community – More than 3,000 monthly visitors. Loads of content

Our chamber industry specific email list – More than 2,000 subscribers

Our social media properties including more than 20,000 followers on Twitter plus Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest

Free monthly Chamber Professionals Webinars with more than 500 attendees

The weekly Chamber Focus Show and YouTube Channel - More than 8,000 views

Online interviews with chamber industry experts

Through the members-only Community, we provide: Chamber audio lessons, chamber training videos, chamber industry forum, peer group conference calls, chamber training webinars, chamber makeovers and reviews, more.

More information can be found at http://FrankJKenny.com. Join us.

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Doubled the chamber's membership in 18 months through digital marketing and social media
Education
  • Wayne Memorial
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  • Eastern Michigan
    Business, 87 - 91
  • University of Phoenix
    MBA
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Program Based Budgeting
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Chamber Cash Mobs Help Businesses Flourish
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Most businesses join the chamber for business and networking opportunities. Cash mobs help chambers provide these in a very direct way. A me

Why Twitter is a Great Chamber Tool
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Chamber Promotional Items vs. Giveaways
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Chambers: Facebook Killed the Ask
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5 Tips For Keeping Up With Social Media
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The Danger of Having 1 Chamber Social Media Person
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While your brand is no longer (solely) owned by you, your social media passwords and profiles should be. In a recent question on the Chamber

A Few More Reasons Your Chamber Must Blog
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Do People Disagree With Me? Yes. All the Time.
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I had a person ask me recently if it was ever uncomfortable to have, every once-in-awhile, a person disagree with me when I was giving a pre

One Twitter Account for your Chamber
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My Big Hairy Audacious Goal
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A lot of people over the years have asked me how I became a public speaker. I thought I would share that story and also answer, over time, a

Tips on Speed Networking for Chambers
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Speed networking was all the rage several years ago but if your chamber hasn't tried it, you might just want to give it a go. A member of th

How Chambers Deal with 1 Member and 2 Businesses
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A recent question on the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Facebook Group got quite a few people talking. The chamber professional asked: Qu

Chambers of Commerce and the Cloud
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First a disclaimer - I am not a techie, but I did work for a software company for nearly 5 years so some of it rubbed off. Let's talk cloud,

Increasing Nominations for Chamber Awards
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Questions about awards for chambers come up a lot on the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook: how do you get nominees, how d

Chambers: Do You Welcome New Residents?
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A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: Do you hand out new resident packets? How do you organize the var

New Social Media Tool. Could Be A Game Changer For You
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I am going to share with you a new social media tool that is coming on the market soon. I was lucky enough to get my hands on it early. But

What Did You Do With Your Last Chamber Compliment?
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I recently stayed at a very nice (chain) hotel. They had all of the special touches: using your name upon check-in and valet; adding a perso

5 Great Ideas on Celebrating your Chamber’s Birthday
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Chambers: What Are We Going to Do About Facebook?
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A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked recently: Your thoughts on what we can do as Chambers not only for