President & CEO
Tourism Customer Service
Lucas McCall State Farm Agency
Dr. Vern Lindquist
Richard Bland College
Dominion Virginia Power
Baymont Inn & Suites
John Randolph Medical Center
Riley E. Ingram, Jr.
Ingram & Associates
Mark Bric Display
Container First Services
Burnett & Williams PC
City of Hopewell
Prince George County
Hopewell/Prince George Jaycees
|We hope your 2017 is off to a strong start!
This newsletter, our first, will keep you up to date on what's happening in the Chamber and in the business community around us.
We will provide news that is informative, insightful, and current on issues that affect you.
Be sure to give the whole page a read over. Let us know how we're doing.
Let's make this the best year yet!
|Chamber's Mission for Member
& Community Visibility
|The Story of an Improved Website www.hpgchamber.org
We've had the current website for two years. Time to enhance it! Lots of things have changed with search engines, and business and tourism marketing. This update is important.
Thanks to a member referral, we have located McCord Web Services; McCord specializes in assisting small businesses and organizations with their online presence. Becky and I interviewed Nancy and we are so excited about this project.
We can't believe how much we've accomplished in just one week. Nancy is using Google Analytics to research the best keywords to include in our Meta description of the website. We'll be higher on a search results list when certain keywords are searched for - this is called building up your keyword density. Nancy discovered a hack to our site that was effecting our ranking and fixed it. She is also going to make sure all aspects of our webpage are mobile friendly so the site is still easy to navigate even when using a phone. These changes will bring about more visibility to our community and Chamber members.
Most importantly, enhanced tracking of results will help us all with our marketing.
|NEW! Member to Member Offers
|Part of our activities to connect member businesses to each other is to have member to member special offers. We have solidified the below benefits. Claim these savings from fellow Chamber Members!
Loss Control Innovations - Members receive 10% discount on hourly consultation rate ($125.00/hour)
BluePay - Members receive free cost analysis with honest feedback and no hard sales tactics. "Cost plus" pricing structure with no hidden fees, no startup costs and No Early Termination Fee. Members will also receive special pricing on "EMV" capable terminals (FD130 or VX520) along with next day funding on all card types (Visa, MC, Discover, Amex)
Chamber Board Room - Members may schedule the use of the Chamber Board Room for FREE in downtown Hopewell. The room comfortably seats twelve. Contact the Chamber Office for available dates and accessibility after and before hours.
Hopewell News - New Members receive FREE 3-month subscription to the Hopewell News.
Wilkinson Advertising aka Whiz Bang Promotions - Claim your members only 20% discount for promotional items. Call for details. Compare today! Call Becky Hammond (804)605-2581.
Heaton's Lawn Maintenance & Landscaping - 10% discount when you mention you are a Chamber member