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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 25, 2022
10 Ways to Get More Business Reviews

According to an article on this week, “Small business owners’ expectations for better business conditions over the next six months fell by seven points to a net negative 61%. So far expectations for better conditions have worsened every month this year.” That’s not great news. With rising costs, many businesses are struggling. When it comes to dealing with these pressures, you have two options to improve revenue: new growth or new marketing efforts. New growth means pursuing new avenues

Christina R. Metcalf

Thursday, June 25, 2020
7 Tips on Improving Your Local Search Ranking

Most businesses want to improve their search engine optimization (SEO). It means more customers at less cost, and almost everyone wants more customers. But how you improve your organic reach on a global scale is very different from how you do it on a local level. While the two have some things in common, you can usually affect your local rankings much faster than the larger scale ones. You can generally see movement in a handful of days, assuming your local competition isn’t busy doing the exact same thing.

Christina R. Metcalf

Thursday, September 19, 2019
How to Get More Reviews for Your Business

There’s a joke in this title. The easiest way to get more reviews is to stink at what you do. People are always more apt to give a negative review than a positive one. Then there are the people who never review anything. You’ll often read, “I don’t usually write reviews but this experience was so amazing I had to…” The truth of the matter is a giant problem for businesses: • People tend to write negative reviews because they feel vindicated in doing so. • People don’t write reviews for good customer

Christina R. Green

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