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Where the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce shares helpful tips, tricks, articles and resources for the Pierre - Fort Pierre business community. The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce is an active membership organization that has served the Pierre and Fort Pierre communities since origination as the Pierre Citizens Union in 1881. The Chamber promotes prosperity, growth, and our way of life in the lower Oahe region.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
As pandemic fears fade, optimism blooms for Ninth District businesses

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, a majority of respondents to the Minneapolis Fed’s quarterly general business survey reported optimism, even if many expected a rough road to full recovery.

Tu-Uyen Tran, Senior Writer, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Monday, October 5, 2020
6 Business Ideas to Launch During a Pandemic

Starting a business during COVID-19 may seem impossible, but these six types of businesses can help you launch a business and even help others during the pandemic.

Sean Peek

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Businesses Must Target These 5 Buyers Groups to Compete in a Pandemic-Changed Landscape

The pandemic has triggered psychological states shaping why and how we buy, nudging consumer-behavior shifts that go well beyond the much-noted surge in online shopping.

Barbara Thau

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
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 Chamber, we are taking note of how new and existing businesses are taking advantage of the changing economic landscape to serve customers in new and unique ways.

Mallory Gordon