Join us for the Amalfi Coast Info Night March 15th Amalfi Coast Square

Have you ever wanted to see the Amalfi Coast, but didn’t want to go alone? Wondering what this area is all about?

Join the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce and C I Destinations for an Amalfi Coast Info Night, March 15, 2023, starting at 5:30 PM. Register Now

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More about the Amalfi Coast and the trip

The Amalfi Coast is a captivating combination of great beauty and gripping drama: coastal mountains dotted with picturesque towns and lush forests plunge into the sea. UNESCO had the entire area declared a World Heritage Site in 1997 for its unarguable beauty and uniqueness of its natural landscape. Mountains erupt from the waters of the Mediterranean and pastel-painted buildings cascade down cliffs.… Read the rest

Forget Resolutions – Make Simple Changes Instead Six practices to make a better future

This time of year, many people are focused on “new year, new me” or making “New Year’s Resolutions.”

Year ago, Einstein (or someone else) famously said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting the same results.”

And year after year, we fail at these ideas. And while we know this won’t work, we do it anyway. Partially because we know it won’t work so we self-sabotage, and partially because we don’t have a better way.

But there IS a better way, at least to TRY and do something longer lasting. Authors Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka, coauthors of the 2019 book The Wise Company, recently developed “six practices to make a better future” to help leaders focus on the most important drivers of simultaneous success.… Read the rest

Making the Most of Your Minutes

Small business owners usually have more on their to-do lists than there is time in the day. If becoming more productive is one of your New Year’s resolutions, we have a suggestion for you that could be a game changer.

One of the biggest productivity challenges is interruptions. But as a small business owner they’re practically in your job description! You never know when someone will walk in or call. And while you want potential customers to do this in abundance, interruptions impact what you accomplish during the day. 

One of the best ways to remain productive through interruptions is by planning. While you can’t plan interruptions, you can create a list of things you need to do sorted by the amount of time it takes to do them.… Read the rest

Morning Spark Networking at Black Bear Diner February 8, 2023 Black Bear Diner Morning Spark 02082023

We’re excited to have our February Morning Spark Networking at Black Bear Diner and meet the new owner, Amber Moore!

Our Morning Spark networking events are great for meeting and making new business connections within the community. Facilitated introductions between attendees ensure you will meet everyone.

Everyone is eligible to win great door prizes!

Guests are welcome to join us for a fun and business-building morning.

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7:45 | Attendees are welcome to arrive early to meet and greet

8:00 am | “Free-Range”/General Networking among attendees

8:15 am | Meet Amber Moore, new owner of Black Bear Diner, Wilsonville

8:25 am | Ribbon Cutting

8:35 am | Round the Room Introductions

8:50 am | Announcements and Business Shoutouts

8:55 am | Raffle Drawing

9:00 am | Event Concludes

* Non-members are limited to two Morning Spark events before joining the Chamber.… Read the rest

3 Storytelling Tips for Marketing a Boring Product/Service at the Holidays Tips for Marketing a Boring Product or Service During the Holidays

We’re not here to call your baby ugly. But let’s face it, if you’re reading this article, you must think your product or service isn’t the sexiest, easiest to market. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t good potential. Storytelling can help enliven even the most common products. Through these marketing suggestions you can finish the holiday season strong and carry that momentum through next year.

Storytelling Tips for Marketing Boring Products and Services

Find the Hero of The Story

Your product or service—no matter how (traditionally) uninspiring—helps someone. Just figure out who and how. For instance, if you own a 5-minute oil change business, it may not be the sort of thing people get excited about, but you offer a very convenient service.… Read the rest