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    Christina R. Metcalf
    Monday, August 17, 2020
    Are you tired of the words “new normal” yet? If you're like most business owners, you probably are. But whether we recognize it as a new shift in how we do business or a temporary tack we take to survive the current economic storm, the point is how you do business has to change if you want to continue to connect to your audience. Read more
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    Christina R. Metcalf
    Monday, August 10, 2020
    Six months into the COVID and we’re all still trying to figure out what’s going on. Should masks be required? Will kids be going back to school? Do we need goggles? But what we do know is that a lot of customers are still concerned about their health and the health of those around them. Because of that, there are several things you should be doing (and marketing) in your business. Read more
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    Christina R. Metcalf
    Monday, July 20, 2020
    You likely have heard the phrase, “you need to spend money to make money.” I'm not here to argue that from either side but digital marketing has allowed businesses with very small budgets to make a big impression. While it hasn't exactly leveled the playing field, it certainly has helped businesses gain a larger audience with very little investment. Read more
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    Shelley Iverson
    Thursday, July 16, 2020
    We are living and working in an unsure reality and fear of the COVID 19 virus. The governor of Wisconsin has closed schools and also has banned gatherings of 50 or more people. Many of the public events are canceled. Obviously, this is going to have an impact on our economy. Small businesses will take the biggest hit. We don’t know how long it will last or how people we will get through these times. And a primary concern for many is how does your business “stay afloat”? Read more
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    Christina R. Metcalf
    Monday, July 13, 2020
    With numbers of COVID infections increasing daily in many states, people are wondering when it will end and when we can begin to start feeling confident in an economic recovery. No one knows for sure when recovery will begin. In the meantime, there are a few things we know about how business and customers have changed. You can use that knowledge to restructure your marketing in order to better position your business for a stronger recovery. Read more
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    Shelley Iverson
    Friday, July 10, 2020
    LinkedIn is described as the world's largest professional network with over 500Million people with a 'profile'. Influencer James Potter goes as far as to say that "LinkedIn is NOT social media! We can discuss that in another blog, for now, we are going to talk about what not to post on LinkedIn. I see a lot of people sharing articles, sharing pictures, writing blogs and commentary which is fun and makes me laugh at times, however most LinkedIn professionals will say that this is wrong. Read more
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    Annika Frame
    Thursday, July 9, 2020
    In 2020, one of our goals is to continue telling our members’ stories. We want to share with our audience who are members are and why they are a crucial part of making this community thrive. To start out, we wanted to highlight our Chamber Trustees. Chamber Trustees are the Chamber’s top partner and without them, a lot of what we do would simply not be possible. Today, we are highlighting a long-term partner, State Bank of Cross Plains. Read more
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    Shelley Iverson
    Thursday, July 2, 2020
    Technology changes and social media evolves. We see it all the time! The days of a platform being just for family and friends to chat, share photos, or post funny videos is long gone. Social media is crucial for marketing business brands. Marketers are under significant pressure to not only improve their own social media presence but to also be up to date with the latest marketing trends and then apply them to business. Read more
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    Christina R. Metcalf
    Monday, June 29, 2020
    If there's one thing 2020 has shown us, it's how to bolster our communication skills. We've had cause for a lot of really difficult conversations with our customers. Nobody ever wants to give bad news but 2020 seems like the year we have to keep reiterating and sharpening our communication skills with difficult messages. But if you feel like you've had challenge after challenge and you're still wondering the best way to deliver those difficult messages, let's take a look at a few tactics you might use. Read more
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    Shelley Iverson
    Friday, June 26, 2020
    Bing allows you to test the mobile-friendliness of your website easily Mobile-friendly websites are important, and statistics back that up. For years now, statistics have been telling us people are using phones and mobile tablets to do business more and more. It is crucial to understand just why mobile-friendly websites are important. Statistics are telling numbers: if your website is not mobile-friendly, now is the time to rectify that unfortunate fact. Read more
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