Entries by Petal Area Chamber of Commerce

Don’t Get Your Dental Floss in a Wad!

Whether you’ve recently relocated, you’re dissatisfied with the care you’ve received at your current dentist, or you’ve just never gotten around to finding one, choosing the right dentist can feel overwhelming. Before you get your floss in a wad, take a look at tips for choosing a great dentist. Check Your Insurance If you have […]

How the talent shortage affects your kids

The talent shortage is affecting businesses across a variety of industries. As our world has moved firmly into the digital age, more and more companies are looking to hire employees who have digital skills, including web design, digital marketing, social media, and more. However, many businesses are finding that there aren’t enough job applicants who […]

Should you lower prices now?

The impact of COVID-19 will go well beyond the pandemic itself, with serious effects expected on the global economy as well as on people’s lives. During periods of economic downturn, people’s incomes are limited, and their spending habits change significantly. To stay afloat and retain customers, some businesses will choose to revise their prices and […]

Rent Due? Renegotiate?

Should You Renegotiate with Your Landlord and Vendors in the Wake of COVID? COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for small and medium-sized business owners and managers. While we’re still learning what the true economic fallout of this pandemic will be, one thing is clear: companies that want to survive, and even thrive, need to double-down […]

Our Task Moving Forward

Moving forward and accepting new realities is the task businesses, churches, non-profits, corporations, and individuals face ahead.   The destructive path of COVID-19 is much broader than health concerns.  It hasn’t left anyone behind, and in one form or another, we will all be affected. There is a silver lining to the devastation that has struck.  […]

It’s About Main Street USA

As the world starts to ask what’s going to happen when this pandemic is finally over and we can look at what it will take to jumpstart the economy again, one venture capitalist says we have to save Main Street and not bail out banks and hedge funds. Chamath Palihapitiya said in a CNBC interview […]

Petal Counts!

The 2020 Census is live online! I can’t stress enough how important it is to complete the census. It can be completed online or you may have received the questionnaire in the mail. IT IS NOT A SCAM!  I have seen several posts from people questioning whether they should complete the form.  YES!!!  It is […]

WOW! IT WAS STUNNING!

I can’t say enough about the success of our Star Spangled Celebration on the River.  The weather was perfect, the vendors were wonderful, the music was super, the crowd was huge and the fireworks were stunning.  Most of all, we had a great time.  The estimate is that there were between 4,000 – 5,000 at […]