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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.
Monday, April 26, 2021
Shop #Loyal2Local and Save

Celebrate May Day with the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce by shopping our May Day Extravaganza promotion and support local businesses. Graduation, Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays and wedding gifts can all be found at the click of a mouse on PierreArea.ShopWhereILive.com; you’ll find summer clothes, treats, electronics, gift cards and so much more!

Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce

Monday, January 4, 2021
4 New Year's Resolutions For Your Small Business

This year has been a little more difficult to figure out new year’s resolutions. Part of that is because we’re all still reeling from the “lessons” we learned in 2020. Even the best prepared businesses lacked preparation for a global pandemic. Still, the new year is a great time to reexamine what you’ve been doing and how it can get better. Here are a few ideas:

Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Facebook's Holiday Boost

Get ready for the holiday shopping season by learning how to strengthen and manage your online presence, build exciting content, and increase sales to help your business resonate with customers. This training is a must attend for chambers whose members rely on holiday shoppers to bolster their year end sales.

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The Value of Chambers of Commerce for Businesses

This guide explores the business value and ROI of joining a chamber of commerce. Small business owners and entrepreneurs often overlook chambers of commerce because they are unfamiliar with them. However, this guide provides a useful introduction to the benefits of joining a chapter, the fees and choices available to business owners, and how to become a chamber member.

OnlineMBA Staff

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Legislative Candidate Forum for District 24 House of Representatives

Get to know your legislative House of Representative candidates for District 24: Mike Weisgram (R), Will D. Mortenson (R) and Amanda Bachmann (D).

Jamie Seiner

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Satisfactions vs Loyalty: How to turn customers into promoters

According to Nielsen ratings, 92% of consumers trust their friends' and family's recommendation over traditional advertising. That doesn't mean you can simply sit back and assume that the quality of your product is so much better than your competition's that customers will be raving about it to their friends without any extra effort on your part.

Mallory Gordon

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