Chambers of commerce grapple with pandemic's burdens on local businesses

Jul 23, 2020
Chambers must navigate a new landscape that includes shutdowns, PPP applications and changing promotional strategies.
COVID-19 has altered the landscape for local chambers of commerce, who function to promote local businesses.
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Keeping the family recycling business afloat

Nov 29, 2018
There have been rough years before, but this year may be the toughest.
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Building bridges and fighting division in small town America

Sep 5, 2017
Folk musician Dar Williams talks about her new book, "What I Found in a Thousand Towns."
 Williamsport, Pennsylvania on July 2017.
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The GOP Convention is bringing uncertainty to Cleveland

Jul 12, 2016
The media and delegates will be at the convention there, but will they shop local?
 A banner welcoming participants of the 2016 Republican National Convention hangs between Quicken Loans Arena and a parking garage on July 11, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 
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Local businesses see boon during Oregon standoff

Jan 15, 2016
For remote community in Oregon, wildlife standoff brings new customers

Franchising pies without losing the secret ingredient

Mar 30, 2015
LA chain the Pie Hole wrestles with expanding while remaining authentic.
Kai Ryssdal stands at the counter of The Pie Hole in downtown Los Angeles.
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Golden Road bets big on craft beer

Jul 9, 2014
A trip to a fast growing brewery in Los Angeles, Golden Road Brewing.

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Businesses help Newtown residents return to normal

Dec 19, 2012
Where do people go to celebrate after the big game? Where do they go for late-night snacks, or a greasy cheeseburger? The same place they go to commiserate together. In Newtown, Connecticut the all-night diner the Blue Colony is one…

The greenwash lurking across the street

Nov 3, 2008
A couple days ago, I wandered into my bank - my secondary bank. I've been loyal to a local bank that has the most incredible community investment...