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Achieving Business Continuity Amidst Coronavirus

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A message from our Chamber CEO and President, Julie Coons Dear Chamber Members,   These days we’re all experiencing an onslaught of news and change surrounding the COVID-19 / Coronavirus as positive cases have now been confirmed in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.  I’d like to take this moment to reassure you that your Chamber is concerned with your safety and is …

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Emotional Intelligence In the Workplace

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In today’s business climate, leaders are constantly thinking about two areas: new strategies to help propel growth and how to hire and retain the best people. What I’ve found as an HR professional is that there is one widely effective skill that can be a huge differentiator and set companies apart, and you might be surprised to learn it’s a …

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All You Need Is (Business) Love…

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I’m a fan of Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages. It is actually my standard gift for newly engaged couples and I’ve come to find it highly applicable to business settings as well. If you haven’t read it, I recommend it, as it will help you understand how important the expression of love is regardless of the relationship.    According …

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Five Tips For Turning Your Passion Into a Successful Small Business

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Do you feel like you have more to offer than what you’re currently doing in your nine-to-five job? Do you have a passion you’d like to share with the world? Are you looking for ways to create additional revenue streams? Then perhaps now is the time to take a chance and dip your feet into the gig economy.    Today, more …