As I discussed last week, challenges are inevitable. However, it is how we react to those challenges and how, together, we can overcome each challenge with an end result of creating opportunities that’s important. What an exciting week within Sampson County as we continued “working together for total community development,” from Roseboro Chamber Day to seminars to Round Table discussions.
Each month, we set aside a specific day as our Chamber Day in one of the municipalities of Sampson County. What a unique opportunity to be able to speak with businesses one on one about not only one’s challenges but also the opportunities the Chamber provides. Having the chance to sit down with each business is priceless. We are able to discuss what is going on with their business, the challenges they face, what resources they would like to learn more about, and how the Chamber can assist with providing opportunities to network, attend seminars, advertise and market, and more.
Thank you to Mayor Alexander and the Town of Roseboro for hosting the Chamber Day at the Town Hall. Our November Chamber Day will be in Newton Grove.
This past Wednesday, we had our first in the fall seminar series, “Breakfast Bites,” in partnership with the Small Business Center at Sampson Community College. The attendees enjoyed breakfast provided by Hardee’s followed by a seminar led by Todd Johnson from Black, Chestnutt and Johnson, CPA’s. We discussed a small business tax update where Todd highlighted a wide variety of small business tax “must knows,” including how to get started with setting up your taxes as a small business, what is the current legislation with small business taxes, trends we could see in the future and how to handle the changes and opportunities. We look forward to our next Breakfast Bites seminar on Oct. 31 with “Putting the WOW in Customer Service,” led by Steve Carver. For more information about the seminars the Chamber and Small Business Center provides, give us a call at 592-6177.
The journey continues on Thursday as we held our second 2012 Round Table Forum hosted by Sampson Regional Medical Center, held at The Center for Health + Wellness. The Sampson Leadership Council consists of principle-oriented, successful and committed community leaders, visionaries, business leaders, educators and others who demonstrate a powerful commitment to the betterment of our communities and its citizens. Our purpose is to collectively and productively serve the best interests of our county and to foster an environment of cooperation that will serve as a model to others. This morning we will discuss the challenges that each faced and again what are solutions, and how, together, can this challenge become an opportunity.
What are your businesses or organizations challenges and how can the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce be of assistance? How can you be a part of the economic growth in Sampson County? To learn more about the Clinton-Sampson Chamber’s mission and our members, visit the website at www.clintonsampsonchamber.org or give us a call at 910-592-6177. We look forward to the continued growth of Sampson County businesses and organizations and an increased quality of life.