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3 Easy Ways to Spice Up Your Newsletter This Year

By Guest Author | January 13, 2021

I know what you’re thinking…who has time for a newsletter, right? If you want more sales and a more loyal audience, you need to find the time. The magic of newsletters is they are a way to distribute your content on a regular basis straight to someone’s email inbox or phone. It creates a privileged…

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4 New Years Resolutions for your Small Business

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Small Business

By Guest Author | January 4, 2021

This year has been a little more difficult to figure out new year’s resolutions. Part of that is because we’re all still reeling from the “lessons” we learned in 2020. Even the best prepared businesses lacked preparation for a global pandemic. Still, the new year is a great time to reexamine what you’ve been doing…

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Bring in Last-minute Shoppers with These 4 COVID Precautions

By Guest Author | December 21, 2020

As I write this, we are just 4 days away from Christmas. And while it may feel like the holiday season has already been decided with everyone from the post office to mail-order businesses saying there’s no way they can meet Christmas deadlines, now is the time that local small businesses can shine. Show Customers…

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2020: The Year that Made Us Stronger

By Carlton Tidwell | December 20, 2020

Almost a year ago I wrote a column called “2019: A Year of Change,” which reflected on the many changes we experienced internally at the Chamber last year. If you had told me then that all of those changes in 2019 wouldn’t hold a candle to 2020 and we’d be living through a pandemic most…

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Start Selling Through Social with 3 Awesome Post Examples

By Guest Author | December 14, 2020

According to recent research by BlueVenn, 17% of shoppers do not plan on shopping in stores this year (up from 8% in 2019) and it makes sense that 61% of brick-and-mortar businesses trying to market in Terrell fear losing business to online sources. If you’re one of those marketers or businesses who worries your customers…

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3 Small Business Lessons to Learn During COVID

3 Small Business Lessons to Learn During COVID

By Guest Author | December 8, 2020

This has certainly been a weird year. As we begin to adjust to our new reality, there are some things you could be doing in your business that may help you out in the post-COVID time. We can’t say it will ever be a return to normal. We’ve lost our innocence in some ways. Preparing…

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10 Pieces of Content That Can Help You Get More Online Sales

By Guest Author | December 1, 2020

According to, “The first set of holiday data and analytics from Adobe reveals online spending is set to increase by 33% in 2020 over 2019.” It’s also likely that this trend will continue as we enter into 2021 and if the pandemic numbers keep increasing. People won’t stop shopping, but they may stop shopping…

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Christmas in Terrell: A Time for New

By Carlton Tidwell | November 21, 2020

The holiday season is here! With that comes different festivities, including some longstanding traditions as well as some new options to celebrate the season while being safe and supporting local businesses. One annual Christmas event that Terrell residents look forward to each year is the Stanley Ballard Senior Christmas Parade. We plan to move forward…

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Terrell Chamber Online Auction a Success

By Carlton Tidwell | October 31, 2020

Often people resist change. We get comfortable with things being a certain way and the thought of changing can be terrifying. Sometimes, though, we are forced to make changes. Nearly everyone has been forced to change in some way in 2020, both individually and in the way we do business. We’ve experienced significant change firsthand…

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A New Look for the Civic Auction

By Carlton Tidwell | September 27, 2020

You may have heard by now that the 39th Annual Civic Auction will be completely online this year. After 39 years of successful in-person auctions, we had to make the difficult decision to switch formats for the safety of everyone involved. Our typical auction draws about 800 attendees and takes more than 100 volunteers to…

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