Marketing Monday

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Here at the Chamber, we have been tweeting at Twitter for several months. We’ll be the first ones to admit that just about the time we start understanding what it all means, another rule, symbol or trend emerges. Now, not only is it important to learn Twitter, but the many applications that go along side this social media phenomenon. One of the comments that I hear most often is from businesses is “Why should MY company or business use Twitter, I don’t care who is [going to school to pick up the kids].”  It’s true, there are many situations where Twitter can be a huge waste of time and not relevant to use during the workday. However, there are also a lot of very useful ways for businesses to take advantage of this free and viral marketing tool.

RT # @ ?!? What does it all mean? Mashable (a social media site) has put together the Twitter Guide Book. The guide offers resources for beginners to experts and covers topics such as managing your Twitter stream to promoting your business.

Beth Trejo, Director of Investor Relations, Siouxland Chamber of Commerce

Investment in Siouxland

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Starting with the 17th Annual Chamber Golf Classic Monday, this week has been full of green coats, ribbon cuttings, and signs of growth in Siouxland.

17th Annual Chamber Golf Classic: Monday the Chamber Golf Classic kickedIMG_1588 off at Whispering Creek and Two Rivers. It was a hot one, but teams enjoyed a day outside the office full of networking, great golf, and a delicious banquet ending the day at Bev’s on the River.

IMG_1589Perkins Downtown Ribbon Cutting: Tuesday a ribbon cutting was held for the downtown Perkins Family Restaurant complete with new management and great remodel. Bakery goods were handed out to those in attendance.

Girls Inc. Grand Opening: Wednesday a grand opening celebration was heldIMG_1596 for the new building and location (500 main street) of the Girls Inc. facilities. A cookout was held and tours were given to donors of the project.

IMG_1597Ramada Ribbon Cutting and Open House: Thursday Ramada hosted a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate their remodel. Delicious food and drinks were served at this evening gathering.

Scrapbook Your Life Ribbon Cutting: Friday Scrapbook Your Life hosted aIMG_1601 ribbon cutting for their recent move to Southern Hills Mall. This scrapbooker’s store features products unique to Sioux City including local schools, River-Cade, Saturday in the Park, and Awesome Biker Nights.

Chamber Trivia

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Here is this week’s Trivia question: According to it’s label, this drink is “The Granddaddy of all Root Beer”

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Think you know…comment on this post with your answer for your chance at a great prize. Trivia questions will be posted each Friday with anwers and winners announced the following Thursday.

And the Winner is…

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Last week the question was asked: What Indianapolis based firm highlighted the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce blog as being one of the top five nationwide on its Web site?

and the answer is…WebLink International

Congratulations to this week’s winner Judie Campbell. Everyone that answered correctly was entered in a drawing for this weeks prize, 2 tickets to Friday’s on the Promenade! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next Chamber Trivia Question.

Would your business like to sponsor a Trivia Question? Contact intern@siouxlandchamber.com Donate a prize and be featured on our blog.

Weekly Update 6.24.09

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This week’s update is from the Chamber’s Chris McGowan. Don’t miss weekly updates from the Chamber every Wednesday.

Spotted Around Siouxland

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Social Media Intern, Zach Andersen, came out of retirement to help Director of Investor Relations, Beth Trejo, and Chamber Ambassadors at the Golf Classic this past Monday.

Social Media Intern, Zach Andersen, came out of retirement to help Director of Investor Relations, Beth Trejo, and Chamber Ambassadors at the Golf Classic this past Monday.

Marketing Monday

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This week’s Marketing Monday tip is one that I’ve been using a lot here at the Chamber. The article “35 Tips for Getting Started with Social Media” by Mike Fruchter offers excellent advice for anyone looking to get involved with social networking. Trust me you don’t need to know a lot about this stuff to get started.

Fruchter starts by saying “Roll your sleeves up, get dirty and stake your claim” His full article can be found at http://vator.tv/news/show/2008-12-08-35-tips-for-getting-started-with-social-media

Surviving the Elements

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For about a week and a half now the Chamber office has been getting a little 1140004_thermometerwarmer each day. At first I thought this was my intern test, you know subjecting me to the harsh elements of office life. Turns out the air conditioning is broken. I’ve been sweating it out all week, but we’re finally caving in. The Chamber will be closing at noon today. We will reopen Monday at 8:00 a.m. Keep your fingers crossed that everything goes right and we once again have air at the end of next week. Most meetings scheduled here for next week have been moved to an off site location, we won’t subject our guests to this heat. Give Mary a call at the Chamber (255-7903) if you have questions about where your meeting will be held.

Chamber Trivia

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Question: What Indianapolis based firm highlighted the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce blog as being one of the top five nationwide on its Web site?

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Think you know…comment on this post with your answer for your chance at a great prize. Trivia questions will be posted each Friday with anwers and winners announced the following Thursday.

And the Winner is…

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Last week the question was asked? Who was the architect of the Grandview Park Band Shell?

and the answer is… Henry L. Kamphoefner

Congratulations to this week’s winner Mike Krysl. Everyone that answered correctly was entered in a drawing for this weeks prize, 2 tickets to Friday’s on the Promenade! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next Chamber Trivia Question.

Would your business like to sponsor a Trivia Question? Contact intern@siouxlandchamber.com Donate a prize and be featured on our blog.