Marketing Monday

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Here’s your Marketing Monday tip:

Put your Web site to work!

I found a good article from Ken Burgin with tips for making your Web site work for you. Here’s some of what he had to say.

  • Use YouTube to show product demonstrations. This also makes your Web site more likely to be found.
  • Start selling your product online. This makes you open for business 24/7 which can increase profit.

For Burgin’s complete article visit Duct Tape Marketing

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Member Spotlight Header copy Here’s how a Chamber member is using Monday’s Marketing tip (ask for testimonials) here’s what Lori Sorlie had to say about her experience, “I had been thinking about LASIK for awhile, but was unsure if I was a candidate. After speaking with Dr. Ferguson I was very pleased. This procedure has changed my life for the better. If you are thinking about LASIK this is the best place!”

Want to know more? Three businesses all under one roof: Dunes Eye Consultants, River’s Edge Optical, and Vision Correction Center all located at Dakota Dunes.

  • Diagnose, treat, and manage all of your eye needs from pink eye to glaucoma.
  • Large selection of designer frames, including Chanel, sun wear, and sports frames.
  • Offer outcome-based LASIK surgery, and free monthly seminars about LASIK to determine if you are a good candidate.

For more information visit www.duneseye.com and www.visioncorrectioncenter.com

Chamber Trivia

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Question: Can you name the song these lyrics belong to? I drove a herd of cattle down from old Nebraska way, That’s how I came to be in the state of Iowa.”Trivia Logo Siouxland

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.

Positively Siouxland

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Here is this weeks Positively Siouxland radio update from Chris McGowan.

Former Sioux City Musketeer Going for Stanley Cup No. 2

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photo courtesy: Wikipedia

photo courtesy: Wikipedia

See if former Sioux City Musketeer, Ruslan Fedotenko, now Pittsburgh Penguin, can pull off a win in game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight. The Penguins take on the Detroit Red Wings on home ice. Catch the game at 7:00 central time on Versus.

Before breaking into the NHL Fedotenko was a Sioux City Musketeer during the 1998-99 season. He went on to play for the Philadelphia Flyers until 2002 when he signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. It was here that Fedotenko had his first Stanley cup victory scoring the game winning goal in game 7 of the 2004 finals, bringing the cup to the Tampa Bay franchise for the first time. Fedotenko brought “Lord Stanley” back to Sioux City on August 15, 2004 to share with over 3,000 fans at the Tyson Events Center.

Fedotenko’s going for cup number two in this year’s Stanley Cup Finals. Pittsburgh is down by one game in the series going into game 4 tonight. Pittsburgh is looking for revenge after losing to Detroit in game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals last year.

Good luck to Ruslan!

A Little Peek of What Goes On

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Ever wonder what goes on in the board room during a ribbon cutting?

We recently welcomed Iwire to the Siouxland Chamber family.  Congratulation!  Check out the little bit of video that we took of  Chris Lambertsen doing a demonstration. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgyxCSgZvAI]

Iwire Electronics does numerous home and car installations.

Home Installs: Whole House Audio, Surround Sound, Security, Intercom, Home Theater, Home Automation, Structured Wiring

Car Installs: Remote Start, Security Systems, Heated Seats, Mobile Video & Navigation, Back-up Sensors &  Cameras, Home link, Keyless Entry, GPS Tracking Systems

Make you Home a Smart House! For more information contact Chris Lambertsen, System Integrator, (712)898-5277

And the Winner is…

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Last Friday the question was asked: “What is considered to be the oldest structure in Sioux City?

And the Answer is…Bruguier’s Cabin

Everyone that commented with the correct answer was entered in a drawing, and the winner of this week’s Chamber Trivia Question is Jenna. Congratulations, you can pick up your prize (a set of golf balls from The Siouxland Initiative) at the Chamber office during normal business hours.

Thanks to everyone for guessing and be sure to check back tomorrow for the new question. If your organization would like to sponsor the Chamber Trivia Question of the week contact intern@siouxlandchamber.com for more details.

Lt. Governors’ Challenge for a Healthier Siouxland

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topLieutenant Governor Patty Judge was in Siouxland today speaking about the Lieutenant Governors’ Challenge for a healthier Iowa. The challenge is part of the public health campaign “Your Heart is in you Hands” and will take place from June 15-September 6. The 12 week program allows participants to set and track both fitness and health goals for themselves.

The programs website provides a list of activities and foods that have a point value associated with them. Any participant that racks up 140 points or more receives a medal. Before ending her speech at St. Luke’s this afternoon the lieutenant governor challenged Siouxland to have over 1,000 participants sign-up within 24 hours. She gave the same task to those in Council Bluffs this morning.

For more information and to register www.ltgovernorschallenge.us

Chamber Golf Classic

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09 Golf LogoHave you signed up yet? Spots are going quickly so get your’s reserved for the 17th Annual Siouxland Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic.

Here’s what you need to know

Interested in attending just the networking dinner at Bev’s on the River? Tickets are $50 plus you’re entered to win the great prizes as well!

For more information or to register call the Chamber at (712) 255.7903

Chamber Weekly Update 6.3.09

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This week’s update is from Chamber Director of Investor Relations, Beth Trejo. Don’t miss weekly updates from the Chamber every Wednesday.