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  • Chamber Insight

    Chamber Insight connects you to ideas and inspiration from the Madison area. We'll give you ideas and inspiration from local businesses, as well as leaders in our community. The Madison, Indiana area is full of excitement. Find things to do, see, and experience here. It is all within your reach.
    Monday, August 30, 2021
    Low interest rates for your savings

    In a volatile market, transitions to safer but lower yield investments during and approaching retirement is important. However, low return rates early in retirement are much more damaging to retirees than experiencing low yields a decade or so in. What Is The Sequence Of Returns Risk, And How Can You Manage It When You Retire - Sequence risk is the idea that wi

    Steve Dybwad

    Monday, August 16, 2021
    5 Fun Fall Themes for Your Business

    Fall is a favorite among many people. The temps are enjoyable, weather is crisp and clear, and the smell of leaves can be intoxicating. That’s what makes this season such a hit with marketers. Here are a few fall themes you can incorporate into your business for more engagement with your target audience.

    Christina Metcalf

    Monday, June 14, 2021
    Important Beneficiary News

    Time and changing circumstances often require a change in beneficiaries or in the way assets are distributed to heirs. Remarriage, divorce, the birth of grandchildren, estrangement, and other common familial transitions should trigger a review of the beneficiaries listed on your assets.

    Steve Dybwad

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021
    How COVID Is Changing the State of Work

    Are you ready to return to normal yet? If “normal” means life without COVID, we’re not that far away from herd immunity. But if your definition of normal is getting back to how things used to be before the pandemic, I’m afraid that likely isn’t happening. The state of work has changed. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for life on the other side of the pandemic.

    Christina R. Metcalf

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021
    3 Things in Business That Aren’t Worth It

    We only have so many hours in the day so the last thing you want to do is spend time doing things that aren’t worth the time. Being labeled as “not worth the time” doesn’t mean they are annoying to do. In fact, some of the things you’re doing in your business may be very enjoyable but aren’t worth the effort in that you don’t get the return out of the time you’re investing.

    Christina R. Metcalf

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    Marketing Services and/or Micro-Grants Available

    AnnuityFreedom.net is offering Marketing Analysis and Monthly Micro-Grants to Small Business Owners and Artist with websites!

    Cassey Higdon

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    4 Reasons You Need to Get Involved with the Chamber Today

    Businesses join the chamber of commerce for several reasons. Years ago, it may have been expected; just something you did when you opened a business and wanted to be in good standing in the community. But these days it’s more likely a business joins because there is a direct advantage to them personally. Maybe they wanted a ribbon cutting or need the advocacy or wanted a marketing opportunity that membership allowed them.

    Christina R. Metcalf

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    Build Your Business/Brand Retreat at Richwood on the River (April)

    Join The Social Gathering Retreat April 13 – 16, 2021 in Madison, Indiana at Richwood on the River to learn how to build your brand.

    The Social Gathering Retreat

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    25 Ways to Become a Fun Business

    Do you want to appeal to a younger demographic? Want to get people talking about you? Maybe you want to attract an ultra-cool influencer or celebrity customer? If you do, rebranding and becoming a “fun” company may be just the way to get more attention. Why are we suggesting “fun”? With Gen Y being the largest generation in the U.S. in 2019, with an estimated population of 72.1 million, they have strong purchasing power. They also enjoy experiences and tend to tell others about products and businesses they

    Christina R. Metcalf

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    6 Signs of a Healthy Business

    Many of us have spent this year concerned over the health of our businesses or those in the community. Ultimately, a healthy business has a good balance sheet. It has more coming in than it does going out. But that is not the only indicator of business health. In today’s world, where a quick decision from a politician can radically affect your business overnight, it’s important to know the early indicators of business peril. This of these things as your business’ “canary in the coal mine.”

    Christina R. Metcalf