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Keeping our members informed on the region, best business practices, and marketing. The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting articles from members to post as blogs on the Chamber’s website. These should contain useful information relevant to your industry and might solve a problem member companies may be having or alert members to and describe a new trend. You will get by-line credit for writing the article and we encourage you to include a brief bio about yourself and your business or organization. These are not intended to be a sales pitch. All articles must be approved by the Chamber staff before they are posted to the website. Depending on the number of submissions, we reserve the right to schedule articles for later postings. If you have questions or would like to submit an article contact Nick Sharps at or (301) 387-5237.
Monday, July 6, 2020
5 Ways to Communicate Difficult Business Messages

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.

Christina R. Metcalf

Thursday, June 4, 2020
3 Common COVID Personalities and How to Market to Them

People handle challenges in different ways and this pandemic is no exception. While your business may target a particular demographic, it's likely this demographic has split since COVID-19. You now have people who while they may fall into the same age group, income bracket, gender, geographical region or other similar characteristics, their reaction to the coronavirus may differ greatly. As things begin to open up, it's essential that you understand the personalities you're dealing with and how best to

Christina R. Metcalf

Thursday, March 19, 2020
How to Write an Effective Coronavirus (COVID-19) Message for Your Business

If you have had time to look in your email inbox recently, it's likely cluttered with messages from big brands telling you what they’re doing as we're facing the global pandemic of COVID-19. The point behind these communications is to quell fear and reassure people that it’s safe to patronize these businesses. If you have a physical location, it's likely you need to write one too. People are scared and when fear is a motivator, logic goes out the window. Business owners must convey important messaging to

Christina R. Metcalf

Friday, September 6, 2019
Mastering the Emotional Draw for Your Business

People do business with those they know, like, and trust. Luckily, social media has opened up our ability to reach more people and build the types of relationships that will stay with potential customers until they are ready to make a buying decision. But if you’re merely going through the motions on social media and in your marketing, and you’re not sharing of yourself and your inspirations, you’re wasting your time. Here are a few areas you can work on to become more personable for increased sales.

Christina R. Green

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