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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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Patience and Support Are Key as Another School Year Begins

By Carlton Tidwell | August 29, 2020

This week Terrell students began a new school year. As most things in 2020 have gone, it’s not the typical first day back to school. Some have opted for at-home learning. Others are returning to the classroom. Some are doing a combination of the two. Whatever method it is that your student(s) are participating in,…

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Versatility is Key for 2020 Civic Auction Planning

By Carlton Tidwell | August 1, 2020

It’s hard to believe that we just flipped the calendar to August 2020. August is always a very busy month for us at the Terrell Chamber of Commerce. A month where we begin to eagerly promote and hastily prepare for our annual Civic Auction, which takes place each October. The Civic Auction is the primary…

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Reflecting on my First Year at the Terrell Chamber

By Talana Morris | July 19, 2020

I started my job with the Terrell Chamber of Commerce on June 10, 2019. I was familiar with the Chamber and had worked with them in some capacity over the course of seven years in my contracted role with the City to promote events at Terrell Municipal Airport. When the opportunity arose to apply for…

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