Chamber launches new communication initiatives

By Chris Cooper -

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Communication is key to success- in relationships, the workplace, with leaders, co-workers, team members, and as a citizens of our community, knowing what is going on is what keeps progress moving forward.

The Logan County Chamber of Commerce prides itself on being a representative of the community. It’s large member base, mixed with its desire to promote local business and industry makes it one of the most important organizations within the county.

Being able to communicate with its members and the community at large, is of the utmost importance to the Chamber board. This is why the Logan County Chamber has launched two new initiatives that will better allow for the exchanging of information and highlighting accomplishments within the community.

The “Brag Basket” and the “Logan Chamber Blog” are two ways people can share and experience what is going on in Logan County.

“We at the Chamber have found a much more effective way to communicate with one another,” said Chamber Director Ryan Craig. “We came up with the idea of the “Brag Basket” when seeing a national organization use this tool to highlight accomplishments. We thought this would be a great way to feature our own businesses here in Logan County as well.”

The “Brag Basket” appears on Facebook and will soon be on Twitter, said Craig. “When something good happens in our community, or if there is something big coming up, or even if someone has an anniversary at their workplace or is retiring after years of service, we want to make sure they get recognized.”

If you have an accomplishment such as this, you can contact the Chamber at 270-726-2206, or email the Chamber at

Another way of communicating to the Chamber members and community is through the new “Logan Chamber Blog.”

The Chamber used to send out a printed newsletter every quarter. Now, the board has decided to create a blog that is emailed each week to its members and is accessible to anyone who wishes to find out what is happening in their community. You can access the blog at

“We have been having great success so far in both of these communication ventures,” said Craig. Instead of having a newsletter mailed out once every three months, we are able to better get important information out weekly. This has increased the amount of support for events the Chamber hosts.”

Craig says he tries not to be to long winded in the blog. He said he wants it to be informative but get right to the point, so those visiting can find the information they need without getting tired of reading through long posts.

“This gives people an opportunity to stay more connected,” said Craig.

For example, right now the blog has information about the 2015 Tobacco & Heritage Festival. The Chamber will be updating the information as the event approaches. People can visit the blog and find out what they need to know about up and coming events.

The following are a few other examples of what you can find on the “Brag Basket” and “Logan Chamber Blog.”

* Construction is underway on the new Southern Ego Catering Co. food trailer. It will be used as a mobile kitchen to cater events and as a breakfast & lunch trailer during the week. Look for it this fall in Russellville!

* Don’t delay getting your tickets for the Women in Business Luncheon on Sept. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Logan County Extension Facility. The cost is $15. The speaker this year is Evelyn Richardson, who will discuss the role women have played in businesses in Logan County. We have a full house each year, so get your tickets now! Call Amanda at the Chamber at 270-776-2206.

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By Chris Cooper

To contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

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