While the Chamber has MANY member benefits, one that is not taken advantage of as often as you might think is the use of our “rolodex”. By that I mean our long list of contacts, connections, and access. This is especially true when it comes to local, regional, state and federal contacts. If you and or your business need to contact a local agency, legislator, or governing body keep in mind that the Chamber can help get you started in the right direction. A lot of that contact information is available on our website, often with a direct link the party you are looking for. If you can’t find it, or are not sure who you need, give us a call; we are always happy to help. On the local level, we work closely with our city leaders, various departments, and city personnel and we can often get you in touch with the right person with a simple call or two. And as for access, don’t forget that the chamber can also help hook you up with a personal visit with our County Mayor, State Representatives or Senator, City & County Commissioners, etc. And if you all you need is for someone to pass along an idea or suggestion, let us know that too. The Chamber leadership meets regularly with many of these people and we are always happy to help make the connections and get things done.
After a long, tough, dusty, and trying 3 years, N MJ Road is complete and we are “Open for Business” again. Starting on Friday, June 8th and running thru Saturday, June 16th, local merchants are promoting the “Re-Discover North Mt Juliet” promotion featuring MJBINGO.
Of all the areas of web design and development that I enjoy the most – our Web Design meetings really rank highly for the part they play in ensuring a great website result for the client.
The key to the success of those meetings starts with analysis & research before the meeting, which can include reviewing the client’s business and marketing models , their current website, and industry leading websites for comparison and samples. Key communication actually starts in the sales cycle and should be in full “voice” – during the design meeting. Clients should be engaged in identifying their needs, aims and outcomes and the whole team (client and designer) should establish a collaborating process to ensure a successful outcome.
I’d like to make you aware of a new program started recently by the MJ Chamber of Commerce. While we are only a couple of months into this, the emerging Young Professionals are already off and running. Having held their first mixer in March and one just last week, nearly 20 YP’s (Under 40 is the cutoff) attended each one. The folks leading this effort are doing a fantastic job and watching them work as a team is great.