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Ruth Ann Hanson, Chamber Area Director
Ruth Ann Hanson
Lisa Paxton, Chamber CEO
Lisa Paxton
Kathi Nagorski
Kathi Nagorski
Shannon Janco
Shannon Janco

Brainerd Lakes Chamber Gathers Business Feedback on Economic Outlook

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Increased optimism, expectations of maximized resources, and high Chamber rating were key findings of the 2010 annual member survey of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber. As a non-profit organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and managed by professional staff, the Chamber values the results of this annual survey as direction for programs, services, and goals.

Especially in these challenging times, businesses want to ensure they are receiving value for their investments, and the Chamber focuses on delivering a high return and communicating that return to its members.

Overall messages from member businesses were…

- The Economic Outlook is Improving – Or We’re Getting Used To The New Normal
- Hiring in 2010 is Outpacing Layoffs
- Business is Concerned About New Regulations
- Operational Costs are Affecting Businesses
- Members Expect The Chamber to be at the Table with Government and to Encourage Efficiencies
- Marketing the Area of Greatest Value
- Social Media Use Limited
- Chamber Rating – More Than Half of Members Gave us a 10

I encourage you to read the executive summary on all these areas and more at Chamber 2010 Member Survey

As always contact the Chamber staff at any time with feedback, we are here to help you Connect. Lead. and Grow.
Lisa Paxton, CEO



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