Weekly Announcements

Friday January 25th, 2013
Updates and Member Promotions

TWIN TUNNELS Weekly Traffic Advisory Blasting Operations Rescheduled

IDAHO SPRINGS – Daytime and overnight lane closures are scheduled next week at the Twin Tunnels on Interstate 70 at the east end of Idaho Springs for rock drilling, scaling, grouting and wall construction.  Blasting operations – originally scheduled on Tuesday and Friday – now will take place early on  Thursday.  
            The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will implement the following closures:
Blast Away

Operation Round Up® Starts 2013 With A Statement!

At their first meeting in 2013 Sangre de Cristo Electric’s Operation Round Up® board contributed a whopping $3,750 to organizations in need of funding. Operation Round Up® is a voluntary program offered to Sangre de Cristo Electric members that is a unique way for members to help fund worthwhile projects in our community.
Operation Round Up

Now that you are growing your customer base be sure that they keep coming back.

LoyaltyRight© which is powered by GVING revolutionizes how Chambers of Commerce help their local merchants manage, acquire, retain and reward their customers through a maintenance free CRM. Initially, LoyaltyRight© digitizes the traditional paper loyalty card (“Buy 10 coffees, and get 1 coffee free”), which is referred to as a Social Card. Social Cards are connected to extremely rich data that power and updates the merchants CRM in real time. For small businesses and storeowners, LoyaltyRight’s powerful CRM acts as a messaging tool for follow up, a source to understand consumer behaviors through consumer graphs and connect better through social graphs.
Life Long Customers!

6 Things Every Customer Wants

Geoffrey James

All customers want the highest quality at the lowest price, right? Well, sort of. That stuff is important but, surprisingly, the quality vs. price formula is not usually on the top of the customer's list of concerns, especially when it comes to selling B2B.

According to numerous surveys, B2B customers want the following six things from the people who sell to them:
6 Things

Colorado Mountain College ranks in top 20 in nationwide community college study

CNNMoney reports Colorado Mountain College ranks in the top 20 out of nearly 800 community colleges from around the nation for successful graduation and transfer rates. The ranking was created for the news outlet by College Measures, a leading researcher of comparative value within higher education.

CMC’s “success rate” earned the college the No. 17 slot nationally, as well as the No. 1 ranking within Colorado. This places the college in the top 2 percent of success rates among all medium-sized public community colleges.
Way To Go CMC

How to Guarantee ROI With Social Media Participation

John Jantsch

Now that more and more organizations are investing time and money into social media participation, people are looking for ways to measure the return in terms of direct business rather than fans, friends and followers.

But, this seems to be in direct opposition to the common advice offered about social media participation. I mean, everyone knows you can’t sell on Twitter and Facebook.

The fact of the matter is that you can’t really sell anything, anywhere, until you build trust.
Social Media

Thank You!!

We appreciate your support and would like to remind you as a Chamber Member you can include any JPEG in the weekly announcements. Please submit your entry by Tuesday at 4 pm.
Mark your calendars for Business After Hours on Thursday February 21st, 2013 from 5:30-7:30 pm. There will be some exciting information and networking at St. Vincent's General Hospital!

Thank you for your membership!
Weekly Announcements - Friday January 25th, 2013

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