Talk to the heads of local chambers of commerce, and you’ll be struck by recurring themes about maintaining a vibrant organization in 2015.
In a nutshell, it’s not as easy as it once was. A couple of decades ago (or even a few years ago, before the Great Recession), a local business joined its chamber of commerce as a matter of course, said Siobhan Bohnson, who was hired as president and CEO of the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce last year after an extensive search and interview process. These days, businesses think long and hard about how to spend extra money, if they have any. Read More