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The Chamber Beat
Marketing your business, profit or non-profit, is a huge component for it’s success. It’s also one of the most difficult tasks for any business large or small.
On December 8 SCORE, AVCOG and the Chamber will host its monthly Business Roundtable at the Western Maine University Community Room in South Paris and the subject will be, “Marketing for 2012.”
The roundtable will run from 8 - 9 a.m. and will include an open disussion about marketing strategies and opportunities. Greg Gould of AVCOG will talk about Market Planning and there’ll be information about various forms of marketing.
If you’d like to join us for this informative and engaging discussion, just call SCORE or the Chamber at 743-2281 and we’ll sign you up. It’s free and we’ll even provide a little continental breakfast from 7:45 - 8 a.m.
I’m always thrilled when I can recognize and congratulate a business and especially a Chamber Member who has been singled out for an award. Norway Savings Bank has recently been recognized and presented with a Gold-Level Well Workplace Award by the Wellness Council Of America(WELCOA).
This award distinguishes Norway Savings Bank as one of the healthiest companies in America. This WELCOA Well Workplace Award initiative is driven by a rigorous set of criteria. The Gold Award recognizes those companies that have successfully built comprehensive worksite wellness initiatives and are demonstrating and capturing concrete outcomes related to behavior change, productivity, cost effectiveness, and a return on investment.
Congratulations to a company that is making a difference in the health and well being of all of it’s employees.
Kiwanis has announced that it will be collecting non-perishable food items for the needy again this year during the Christmas Parade. Key Club from Oxford Hills High School will be collecting those items during the parade so be sure to bring them along with you.
Speaking of the Parade, if you don’t have your float registration in for the Annual Christmas Parade, why don’t you?
Did you know that this parade is the largest Christmas Parade in the state of Maine?
So, of course you want to be a part of it, right?
Our theme this year is, “An Old Fashioned Christmas” If you’ve never had a float in this parade, don’t miss out on a chance to promote your business and bring some holiday cheer to the area. The parade always takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which falls on November 26, so you’ve still got time to put that special float together.
By the way, we have a group of judges who will be choosing winners in the Business and Non-Profit areas. This is one of the largest community events anywhere in Maine, so don’t be left out. You can register on-line or come into the Chamber and get a float registration, or just show up for the line-up on Western Avenue and High Street in South Paris starting at 9 a.m.
And we’ve also added something brand new, the first ever “Festival of Trees”, which will take place at the Four Seasons Restaurant Convention & Function Center on Main Street in South Paris. The parade date is Saturday, November 26 and the Festival of Trees will take place Friday through Sunday, November 25 through the 27.
We have registrations for your business to sign on and create a very unique tree. Your tree will be displayed at Four Seasons Function Center for three days and the public is invited to come and view the trees and buy raffle tickets for a chance to win the tree of their choice. For all the information simply go to our website.
Coming up next week, information on the workshop “Social Media Marketing for Beginners” with SCORE and the Chamber, scheduled for December 14th.
As usual, the Chamber is on top of business throughout the Oxford Hills, and I'll see you next week.