The Amesbury Chamber views it as part of our mission to provide education and information for our businesses about programs, initiatives, and ways to improve their operation. Working with our partners at Gould Insurance Agency, we have taken our Business & Breakfast program and adjusted it so as to maximize the benefit to our membership. Previously, this program was in-person, where our chamber would provide breakfast and host a discussion on a specific topic. However, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we recognized our businesses needed access to information more than ever, but that it would have to be done remotely.
When we previously held our Business & Breakfasts in person, the information provided by our speaker(s) was only accessible if you were able to attend the event. By working with Gould to move this program online, our informative speakers are now accessible at our members’ convenience. Just check out the below videos!
You can still attend our Business & (remote) Breakfasts by checking our Local Events page and registering to attend them remotely. It gives our members a chance to hear the information live, while also providing the opportunity to ask follow-up questions.
TOPIC: JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER: MAXIMIZING YOUR STOREFRONT TO ATTRACT CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS
Shannon Carroll of DesignsbyShannon walks us through how owners and operators of Amesbury area storefronts can make no-cost / low-cost adjustments to that storefront that can lead to a big impact on how customers are attracted into their spaces.
To access the slideshow used by Shannon in her presentation, click HERE.
TOPIC: SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)
Joe Poirier of 8 Waves Creative walks us through why SEO is important and the tools available for businesses to maximize SEO to their benefit.
To access the slideshow used by Joe in his presentation, click HERE.
TOPIC: PAID FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE
Amesbury Attorney Maureen Pomeroy leads a presentation on the Paid Family & Medical Leave Law, specifically how it impacts employers.
TOPIC: MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH CONNECTOR FOR BUSINESSES
Tune into the discussion on how to the Massachusetts Health Connector makes it easy for businesses to understand and select health care plans that meet their and their employees’ needs.
TOPIC: MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF TRAVEL & TOURISM
Keiko Orrall, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism joined us for a discussion about initiatives to support Massachusetts businesses and attract visitors. You can view her power point HERE.