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    IMPORTANT UPDATE: We are streamlining the process for sharing news and press releases with our members. Members can now add these to the system themselves when they log into their membership accounts. Here’s how: Login to the MIC. Under Shortcuts, click News Releases, and then Add a News Release. Your news will now appear on a new page on our site, under the Member News tab. With 500+ business, organizations and individual members, the CT River Valley Chamber of Commerce works to promote a healthy and thriving business community in Glastonbury, East Hartford, Marlborough and the surrounding region. Membership is open to any business, organization or individual who would like to increase their business with the other business members from throughout the region. For posts before July 2022, please visit thechamberconnection.wordpress.com.
    Wednesday, October 18, 2023
    The Road to Inclusion and How Kindness Helps Us Get There

    The road to inclusion is a journey that requires intentional efforts, cultural shifts, and the active participation of individuals and organizations. Kindness plays a pivotal role in facilitating this journey by fostering an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute.

    Nickhadian Lynch, InterCommunity

    Tuesday, October 3, 2023
    The One Technique that Empowers You to Run a Great Sales Meeting

    What’s the key to running a great sales meeting? What one technique makes a great meeting a more likely, rather than less likely, outcome for both sides? There are four key elements of an up-front contract. You will want to secure agreement on all four when you schedule your meeting, whether it is face-to-face or voice-to-voice, and then reconfirm all the relevant agreements just before the meeting itself begins. Doing this establishes (and re-establishes!) instant equal business stature.

    The SandlerBrief® e-newsletter

    Wednesday, September 20, 2023
    Unleash the Power of AI for Stunning Headshots! GUEST BLOG

    We still need photographers to create the initial image. Only a professional photographer can assure the proper lighting, exposure, composition, retouching, etc. But AI can be an incredible new tool that compliments my business and gives my clients a wide variety of new options.

    Walt Jedziniak

    Thursday, June 8, 2023
    The Importance of Recycling Old Technology

    It is alarming that 83% of global electronics waste is not recycled and ends up in landfills. Toxic chemicals like lead, mercury and nickel can be released into the soil and water. It is also a waste of natural resources. Precious metals like gold, silver, copper and aluminum can be recovered from circuit boards. These materials can be reused to manufacture new products instead of mining the Earth for more metals. Read more to learn how to recycle your electronics safely.

    Jason Felber

    Wednesday, June 7, 2023
    Did You Know That You Could Market to Local Mail Routes?

    One of the best services that the United States Postal Service has to offer is their Every Door Direct Mail service. Every Door Direct Mail is a service that lets a business send their postcard, fliers, or menus out on entire mail routes that are choosen through an online mapping tool.

    Jon Reynolds, Customer Relations, USPS

    Thursday, May 18, 2023
    Workplace Stress: Five Steps to Regain Your Power

    Workplace stress is a widespread issue that many employees experience in silence, and it can have a significant impact on both their physical and mental health. According to the American Institute of Stress (2021), job stress is the leading cause of stress for American adults, with 80% of workers reporting feeling stressed on the job. This is unsurprising given that Americans spend an average of 35 hours per week working. Additionally, work-related stress costs US businesses approximately $300 billion per

    Wendy Garvin-Mayo, The Stress Blueprint

    Saturday, February 18, 2023
    CT Paid Leave Important Deadline

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    Wednesday, February 15, 2023
    Chamber Triple R Membership

    The CT River Valley Chamber is offering a special discounted membership to all local Restaurant, Retail and Rejuvenation (spa/salon/fitness) establishments.

    Kim Collins

    Saturday, November 19, 2022
    Why Shop Small for the Holidays?

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