It’s a magical time of year and the 2018 Summer events season is about to launch. You survived the cold winter and the snow is beginning to melt…for the second and third time! Visitors are planning their trips to Three Lakes and over the coming months our community will welcome these guests with the warmth and friendliness that is the culture of Three Lakes.
We are currently in a “timing sweet spot” for executing strategic planning for 2019 events. Right now, you have a clearer idea of how you will execute your 2018 events. While the Chamber is also working on 2018, we’re thinking well into 2019 and want to help our community organizations with 2019 priorities so we can keep the marketing ball rolling.
The idea planning the 2019 calendar may seem quite early at this point, so we hope you’ll join us for a conversation on April 18 at 4 PM at Northernaire to discuss what it takes to plan your calendar, organize your events, and develop strategic partnerships with other community organizations and volunteers in order to execute your events flawlessly. Before the crowds arrive in Three Lakes, we hope you will spend an hour meeting with other community members for a conversation on how we can make plans and develop ideas that will support the work of each other’s organizations.
Bring your own lunch to the Demmer Memorial Library on Monday, February 26 at 11:30 AM and get some great tips on doing media interviews–from the experts! Join WXPR radio reporter Ken Krall and WJFW television reporter Phylicia Ashley as they coach you on how to effectively communicate your message during media interviews.
Do you have an area of expertise you’d like to share with Three Lakes chamber members? Contact the Three Lakes Chamber office for more information.
The Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is now offering an advertising opportunity for special events taking place in 2018 in Three Lakes.
The Three Lakes Events Advertising Program provides approved events with advertising campaigns that are managed and funded through the Chamber of Commerce. Events are a vital aspect of the town of Three Lakes, creating memorable experiences for tourists and a strong sense of community for residents and guests, both local and regional. All organizations planning events for 2018 are encouraged to apply.
Types of events to be considered (but not limited to) include street festivals, parades, community events, sport/recreation events, and art/cultural events.
Complete the Three Lakes Events Advertising Program Application Form and return to the Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce by April 1. Late applications will not be considered. Approved applications will be notified by April 15. If you prefer to submit a paper application, CLICK HERE to download. You can scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at the chamber office.
Strategic marketing is key to running any business successfully. But strategic doesn’t have to mean pricey. There are lots of ways businesses of every size can experience growth while on a budget. Social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and others are resources to help build an audience and deliver your message. If you want more people to know more about your business, here are some basic strategies to get you started. (more…)
Setting goals is the common practice for so many people at the start of a new year. I am no exception and you probably aren’t either. But goals often fall to the wayside because of procrastination, lack of self-confidence, and sometimes even negativity. 2018 is the year to be different—set goals and stay focused!
Once you’ve determined your goals for this year, you need to be intentional about staying on track with them. This may mean communicating about these goals with key players in your organization—teamwork! Carve out time on your calendar for planning and strategizing. Set up reminders so that your smart gadgets alert about the next step in your master plan. The steps needed to accomplish your goals are as important as the goals themselves!
The Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has many goals for 2018 and beyond.
- Create and deliver more value for our members (see our updated benefits!)
- Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing strategy
- Improved use of technology
- Increase in press coverage
- More member engagement
- Steady involvement in community events
These are just some of our goals for 2018 and beyond. The steps to make these goals happen are in the works. Tell us what your goals are for 2018 and let us know how we can help you. Let’s make things happen!