To SEO or not to SEO: That is truly the question!

Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Ron Le Vine, Efficient Portal

Over the years, we have had many people ask us about SEO. So, I thought I would write about it for a bit. First, I will start with some history and then get into how to think about SEO in the current times.

Back in the early days of the Internet people would build a site and then tell their friends and colleges about it. Sometimes the sites were useful. Sometimes not.

Later on, the search engines were developed with the idea of providing users of the Internet a way to search the thousands of websites for information they needed. Sites like Infoseek.com, Yahoo.com, and so on, came into being and successful by providing this service.… Read the rest

CONNECT YOUR BUSINESS WITH A CAUSE

Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Edge One Media

If you are passionate about a certain cause, consider connecting your business to it! Edge One Media is passionate about making an impact against cancer and has been heavily involved with organizing its local Relay for Life for 5 years! While doing our best to benefit the fight against cancer, inversely, being involved with Relay for Life has benefitted Edge One. We’re sure that we can all agree that supporting a good cause while growing your business is a pretty good deal!

Our main goal as businesses is to reach those who need our services while distinguishing ourselves from our competitors. In this ever-evolving business environment, consumers already expect great service, now they are weighing how you are making the world a better place as well.… Read the rest

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS EXPO

Find The Talented New Employees You Need

Grow & Retain Your Existing Talent

This is a FREE EVENT

Thursday, April 5th  11:30-1:00 pm

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Clackamas County small, medium and large-sized businesses seeking solutions about workforce-related challenges

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING!

Meet County, State and Non-Profit organization that offer free and/or low-cost services to help you with your workforce challenges. Find new employees and grow existing talent.

Find education and training resources to support your organization’s workforce development initiatives such as apprenticeship training, professional development, employee career progression, and leadership training

Location: 

Clackamas Community College in Gregory Forum, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City, OR 97045

 

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5 Ways to Evaluate the Success of Your Team

Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Brad Kleiner of Sandler Training in Wilsonville.

5 Ways to Evaluate the Success of Your Team

Improving your efficiency or effectiveness is only as good as your method of determining and evaluating success. It’s easy to earn a win here or there, but repeated success over a long period of time can only be done through hard work, analysis, and reinforcement. Below, we have outlined five ways to gauge the success of your team, how you got there, and what to do to keep it up.

  1. Establish a clear baseline.

First, you must establish a bottom line. This should be the level that you expect your team to operate at, if nothing changes. This is very much like a control group in a scientific experiment – an unadulterated sample for you to track along with actual performance.… Read the rest

Travel to China with the Wilsonville Area Chamber!

Travel to China with the Wilsonville Area Chamber!

October 13, 2018 – October 22, 2018

 

Join us at the Wilsonville Holiday Inn to learn more about this AMAZING Opportunity
Information Session  Register Here   
April 23, 2018     5:30-7:00 pm

 

This all-inclusive, 10-day China adventure you will visit historic locations including Tiananmen Square, the Ming Tombs, and the Forbidden City. Learn about China’s extensive dynastic history while exploring the ultra-modern cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou. Spend time at the stunning Great Wall of China, walk along the Bund and bask in the natural beauty of Yu Garden.

Thanks to our partners, we are able to offer this top-quality travel opportunity at an unbeatable price! When traveling with the Chamber, you will receive a first class experience starting right here at home.Read the rest