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Art Contest for Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival

Art Contest for Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival Vareity of previous shirt graphics. The Astoria-Warrenton Chamber is seeking artwork / graphic design to use in promotional materials for the Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival. The annual Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival offers great coastal cuisine, arts and crafts, wine tasting and…

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2023 Outstanding Service Awards

2023 Outstanding Service Awards Community Members Honored for their Service at 151st Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet sponsored by Pacific Power   About 175 community members attended the 151st Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, January 27, 2024. As a chamber of commerce, we offer…

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Small Business Season: Returns and Exchanges

Small Business Season: Returns and Exchanges Turning Gift Returns and Exchanges into Business Opportunities You hate to see it coming—a customer with your bag in hand entering the door. You know where that’s headed. No matter how helpful you were or how great your products are, the holiday season isn’t complete without a wave of…

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Small Business Season: Maximizing Momentum

Small Business Season: Maximizing Momentum Movie franchises, sequels, and prequels are all the rage in Hollywood these days—and for good reason. They make money. They’re a known commodity. If you’re an entrepreneur who’s thinking about launching a second business, a spin-off can be wildly popular. Before you decide to go after a brand-new market, consider…

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Small Business Season: The Nice List

Small Business Season: The Nice List 7 Things to Put Your Small Business on the Nice List As of this writing, there are about three weeks left in the largest retail spending season of the year. If you own a small business and you want to ensure you bring in the most revenue possible in the…

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Small Business Season: Harnessing FOMO

Small Business Season: Harnessing FOMO Harnessing the Fear of Missing Out During Small Business Season Years ago, when Black Friday was one day and not six weeks long, I suffered from fear of missing out (FOMO) when it came to bargains. I felt (which was indeed the marketer’s goal) that I had to buy at…

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Small Business Season: Acknowledge Various Holiday Celebrations

Small Business Season: Acknowledge Various Holiday Celebrations How to Embrace More Than Just Christmas in Your Business The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and increased consumer spending. For small businesses, this time offers a tremendous opportunity to maximize sales and connect with customers on a deeper level. But if you think of…

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Small Business Season: Meeting Sensory-Friendly Customer Needs

Small Business Season: Meeting Sensory-Friendly Customer Needs Inexpensive Sensory-Friendly Ideas for the Holiday Season The holiday season can be overwhelming with the twinkling lights, music, and crowds under the best of circumstances. For about 16.5% of the US population, overstimulation can be torturous. Over the last decade, sensory-sensitivity condition diagnoses, such as autism, have increased.…

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Small Business Season: 16 Questions to Prepare for Success

Small Business Season: 16 Questions to Prepare for Success Do you find yourself wondering how you’re going to compete with larger, national stores with big marketing budgets and attractive loss leaders that bring in a crowd? How will you capture the attention of local shoppers, dinner, or service users? Well, we’re here to equip you…

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Small Business Season: 9 Tips for Creating an Instagrammable Displays

Small Business Season: 9 Tips for Creating an Instagrammable Displays The holiday season (and Small Business Season!) is upon us! It’s the perfect time to capitalize on the festive spirit to attract customers and boost sales. As a small business you also want to invite people to linger, especially if you’re in retail. According to…

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