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Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Brad Kleiner of Sandler Training Grounded by Cedar Root

Prospecting is the lifeblood of a successful sales career… but many salespeople overlook the basic behaviors that support a consistent prospecting routine. Here are the five necessary behaviors professional salespeople need in order to become successful at prospecting.

Have a cookbook. Prospecting by itself tends to be the last thing that we want to do… with the result that we come up with all kinds of good reasons to do other things during the selling day. Of course, we do need to have a healthy balance between all of your activities. The question is, what daily mix of activities supports our income goals? By crunching the numbers, analyzing the results, and creating a “recipe” for daily progress, also known as the cookbook, we can identify exactly how many deals we need to make, how many conversations we need to have, and so on… every single day.… Read the rest

Float On With These Boat Safety Tips Boat

Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Kyle Bunch American Family Insurance

Float On With These Boat Safety Tips

Does a wave of anticipation wash over you before each day on the water? With common sense boat safety training, there can be less worry and more excitement.

Are You the Captain?

The captain of the boat is the leader on the water. Knowing how to avoid incidents and having a plan if something does happen will give all your passengers peace of mind.

Completing a boater’s safety course before embarking will help you understand state laws and brush up on first aid. State links can be found at boat-ed.com.

Keep your distance. Staying 100-150 feet from shores, docks, buoys, other boats, swimmers, and mooring or swimming fields is required.… Read the rest

Travel to China with the Wilsonville Area Chamber! Is China on your bucket list

Travel to China with the Wilsonville Area Chamber!
October 13, 2018 – October 22, 2018
 ONLY $2,199 

This is a Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce Sponsored Event and is OPEN to the PUBLIC!

To reserve your spot, click the link below to print off the registration form and submit to laurie@wilsonvillechamber.com
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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!… Read the rest

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Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Beltran Properties Group

Ready to Buy a Home?

House hunting can be very fun! And yet the process can get confusing and overwhelming at times. Hiring and working with a strong real estate agent is the best way to ensure a smooth home-buying experience. Since I meet a lot of people in the beginning stages of their house hunting, often at open houses, it becomes second nature for me to recognize the signs of those who may need guidance.

Here’s a short list of expectations to keep front of mind through your home-purchase process.

Get Pre-Approved: As exciting as looking at new homes may be, taking a step back and speaking with a lender should be the first step before actually touring with an agent.… Read the rest

5 MYTHS ABOUT DOWN PAYMENTS dpr down payment myths 2

Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Lori Powers of Academy Mortgage Corporation

Spring is here — and with it comes the most popular time of year to shop for a home. Many people have mistaken ideas about down payments that keep them from becoming homeowners.

Here are five down payment myths and why they’re false:

MYTH 1: I must pay a 20% down payment.

Not true. The typical down payment today is between 5% and 10%, according to SmartAsset.

MYTH 2: My down payment has to be all my own money.

Not true. Borrowers have several options for saving for a home, including gifts from family, such as wedding gifts; grants from nonprofit agencies or public institutions; state down payment assistance programs; and employer assistance.… Read the rest