Entries by Petal Area Chamber of Commerce

The FAM Jam Remedy

When was the last time you talked with your neighbors? Not just a passing hello, but an actual, heartfelt conversation? If it has been a while, you are not alone. Research shows fewer and fewer people even know the names of the people who live on the same block, let alone choose to socialize or […]

Can We Pull Off the Biggest Homecoming in Years?

Our community and many others have lost workforce talent to larger metro cities for decades. While the reasons behind it are complex, the steady loss of young, educated workers seemed unstoppable. Much more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has also seemed unstoppable and even more devastating. However, it sometimes happens that you can use one problem […]

How Long Can These Low Mortgage Rates Last?

Homebuyers have a unique opportunity to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates, according to Freddie Mac. Before the global pandemic, no one could imagine mortgage rates of less than 3% on 30-year fixed-rate loans. In this new world, rates have trailed below that level for months. Additionally, 15-year loans are also on the decline. […]

New Stimulus Bill….What’s in it for Me?

Here’s What Is in The New Stimulus Bill On Monday, December 21, 2020, the Senate approved a massive emergency economic relief package, government funding, and tax cuts designed to counter the effects of the pandemic and stimulate economic growth. The legislation, introduced as a 5,593-page bill, was passed with a 92 to 6 vote following […]

There’s a Pandemic Startup Surge

While some of us were learning to bake or binge-watching Netflix during quarantine, others, especially those who were away from their regular workplace, were doing something entirely different. The number of new businesses that opened during COVID-19 is, well, a start-up pandemic. Here at the Petal Chamber, we are taking note of how new and […]

Designing the first 15 feet of your store

They say that you only get one chance to make a first impression, and nowhere is that more important than in the retail industry. You’ll need to draw customers into your store from the moment they step foot inside, and this requires care and attention to detail when planning the entrance to your shop. Here’s […]

Find GREAT Gifts at our Local Salons

Buy Local Series Gifts from salons are ideal for anyone who enjoys pampering themselves, but people don’t often think about stopping by the local salon when searching for the perfect gift. However, the variety of gifts available might surprise you. Learn more about what type of gifts salons offer to determine which of your loved […]

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 […]