By; Heather Tramp, Executive Director - Klamath County Chamber of Commerce and Joe Spendolini, Chairman - Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee
Last week, the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce held its 3rd annual Klamath Day at the Capitol, an important day of advocacy for the Klamath Basin. The delegation met with over 40 Senators and Representatives as well as 4 different agencies to address opportunities and concerns of the local community. “This helps give the Klamath business community a voice with our elected officials,” said Heather Tramp, the Chamber’s Executive Director, “I believe it’s one of the most important things we can do for our membership – represent business interest and advocate for opportunity and solutions.”
Gala 2019 is almost here! Over the past two months, we have collected over 80 nominations from the Klamath Falls community for our eight different Gala awards. From there, recipients are chosen from the nominees by an independent committee and are revealed on stage at Gala 2019 on January 19th. What better way to see who won than to watch it happen? Grab your ticket and see who will win! Without further ado, here is our complete list of nominees!
Nominations by Category
A few years ago, we reviewed our events and programming and asked ourselves what was missing. We surveyed our membership, asked lots of questions, and finally, we decided we needed an event that:
- Saved our members time and money
- Brought opportunities for our businesses to grow
- Highlighted (and showed off) our community
- Convened rural business leaders from far and wide and strengthened our collective (rural) voices around the state
- Became THE conference for rural business on the West Coast
To meet these goals, we started the Rural Business and Innovation Summit.
You wanted opportunities to grow and learn about things like social media marketing but as a business owner in a rural community, it can be hard to find the time to travel out of the area. You’re busy running your business and have little time to attend conferences. We created an event for you that requires no travel.
Where has the time gone, Chamberverse? It's already October; leaves are falling and making a riot of colors outside my office window. It snowed up on the mountain passes already, meaning travel (and the pace of life/work) will slow a bit. The days are shorter, and the festivities of the holidays will be here before I can blink.
I often think of fall as a time for reflecting back on the busy-ness of the year, and since I joined the Chamberverse, it's also a time when I get ready to knock out our "At a Glance" infographic. I'll post that for you in the next message, since I just started thinking about it. But it has been quite a year!
Like rapid gun fire, her fingers fly across the keys of her computer’s keyboard, a mad dash to create the perfect, to the gut, 140 character message. Never missing a beat, her fingers curl around her coffee cup and she takes a swig, a gleam in her eye as she turns her attention to Facebook.
Perhaps you’ve got an image of this madcap social media mafia boss in your head. Likely, you’ve envisioned a Millennial, one of those young, misunderstood youths of today who grew up on Twitter feeds and Facebook walls. Heck, in this day and age, this keyboard virtuoso could be your five year old cousin. But you’d be wrong.
Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Part Five of Five (The Recap)
The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Okay not really. But how weird is this eclipse business going to be? I mean, let's think about it...
Moon: "Hey Sun, you're in the way."
Sun: "Um, noooo....it's my turn to play with the sky. You're supposed to be asleep."
Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Part Four of Five
We're almost at the finish line, Chamber-verse. The eclipse is only a couple short weeks away. Are you ready!? Let's see...here are a couple of checklists to make sure you're on top of things.
Watching the Eclipse from home:
- Complete all shopping the week before
- Have drinking water (just in case)
- Vehicles filled with gas the week before
- Prescriptions picked up
- Grocery shopping completed the week before
- Pets/livestock have a safe place
- Eclipse glasses on hand
Business Eclipse Checklist: