Chisago County HRA-EDA    38871  7th Avenue | P.O. Box 815 | North Branch, Minnesota 55056 | Phone: (651) 674-5664


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Congratulations to Nancy Hoffman, our Executive Director, on her Award for EDAM's Economic Developer of the Year!
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Presentation on Eblasts and e-newsletter:  Tried and True way to reach customers in Chisago County

Thanks to the Chisago businesses who attended today's webinar on e-blasts and e-newsletters; and thanks to Chisago HRA EDA and SBDC for hosting us!  We talked about different tools for email lists, how to avoid spam, get read and track interaction.   Recording for online meeting:

Recorded Online Presence Meetings

This morning we met with businesses in Chisago County MN. to talk about Understanding Websites that Get Found.  Really it was a talk on elements you might want to include in your business website.
Here are the topics we addressed:

  • Get found by Google
  • Answer questions for customers
  • Adhere to website standards
  • Encourage interaction
  • Makes it easy for customers to recommend you to friends or on review site
  • Feed your social media channels

I mentioned a site that will check your website’s ADA compliance and we use a checklist of help follow along. Otherwise you can see the video and access the presentation below. On June 17 we are going to talk about the ins and outs of using Facebook for a small business. Recording of online meeting - PowerPoint presentation of online meeting

Assessing Your Online Presence
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Strategic  Planning For Your Online Marketing? 
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Thank you to Chisago HRA EDA and SBDC for hosting us! We talked about how and why to set up a Facebook Page for your business. We also talked about how to get more people engaged in your Facebook page both through ads but also through organic interaction among Facebook Pages (businesses) and profiles (people). It’s amazing what a well-placed tag will do to extend your exposure!






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The Economic Impact of Nonprofit
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Impact on Economy and Employment
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