February 22, 2013Volume 17  Issue 3
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Chamber News   
Chamber Hosts a Trip to Italy

Join us at Mineral Area College in the Private Dining Room (next to the Cardinal's Nest in the gymnasium) at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26th for a 
fun filled hour highlighting Italy's Treasures!!

To find out more about the trip and to register to attend the presentation, visit the Event/Registration page on the Chamber's Website at:  Or the Facebook Event Page at:  
First Friday Coffee - March 1, 2013

Please join us on Friday March 1st from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Belgrade State Bank in Desloge for the First Friday Coffee.

Find out all the details and register to attend by clicking here:  MARCH FIRST FRIDAY COFFEE 
Chamber Hosts Social Media and Online Marketing Seminar

Social Media provides virtually instant access to information throughout the world, thus giving businesses the ability to share news about their products and services with people that were once out of reach.

With these thoughts in mind, your Park -Hills Leadington Chamber of Commerce will be offering a two-part "Social Media Seminar" coming up in March and April, designed to help you understand Social Media and Internet Marketing to boost business development results.

To find out more, or register for the event, visit the event page at:  SOCIAL MEDIA SEMINAR
Hump Day BBQ 22 - March 20, 2013

For those of you who are badly craving that sweet, tangy bbq flavor, or the creamy taste of the Chamber's famous hashbrown casserole, it's official... the date has been set!  March 20th, the grills will be lit and the craving will be filled!

Find out all the details and even place your order by visiting the event page at:  HUMP DAY BBQ 22 
Post Your Job Listings on the Chamber's Webpage
Do you have a job vacancy that must be filled? Looking for new employees? Do you want to reach an employee pool from outside our area?

It's free!  It's easy!  It's included in your membership!   And you just log into your chamber member portal to do it!

Go to www.chamberlogin.com. 

Enter your login name and password. 

Click Job Postings in the left-hand menu. 

Click Add a Job Posting. 
Complete the fields in the Add a New Job Posting screen.
Click Submit for Approval.

Upon approval, your job posting will appear on the Chamber's website within your Member Information Page and on the job listings page at: http://business.phlcoc.net/jobs.

Serious job seekers will take note of jobs posted on the Chamber's website by active chamber members like you.

Check it out and contact us with additional questions or for more information.  

Investor Announcements 
Friends In Action Club House

5th Annual Art Exhibit Almost Here Art Exibit
March 16, 2013 is quickly approaching!  The 5th Annual "Inspired by My Mental Illness" Art Exhibit will again be held at "The Factory" located at 200 West First Street in Farmington. 

Click on the photo to the right for more information...
Mineral Area College


MAC Jazz to Celebrate 27 Years  

Mineral Area College is gearing up for the 27th Annual Carol Moore Memorial Jazz Festival on March 2. This year's festival will feature legendary saxophonist, Phil Woods.

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Arts Council Welcomes Concert Pianist March 22nd Pianist  

The Steinway Grand piano in the beautiful sanctuary of one of Farmington's churches will soar to life on the evening of March 22.


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Campbell MAC Instructor Appointed to Nation Wide Taxpayer Advocacy  Panel
The Treasury Department and IRS recently announced 26 new members to serve on the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), one of whom is Stephanie Campbell, Mineral Area College associate professor of economics.


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Other Local Happenings  
Bonne Terre Chamber of Commerce

Bonne Terre Chamber Hosts Disaster Preparedness Seminar 

What would you do if your business was destroyed today?  Who would you call?  What plans would you have in place to continue your business?  What would happen to your employees?  What could you have done to minimize the disaster?


The Bonne Terre Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Disaster Preparedness Seminar on Monday, March 25 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  with speaker Rob O'Brien - President of the Joplin Chamber of Commerce.  This is a FREE event. 

Click on the photo to the right for more information... 

Around Missouri  
Enjoy Winter Outdoors In Missouri

We know it is tempting to just sit in your living room and wait for spring; after all, it is warm and dry in there. As winter tightens its grip, a person's fancy often turns to thoughts of . . . skiing (snow, not water) and canoeing.

You can do both right here, in Missouri. No need for a 12-hour road trip through treacherous mountain terrain, or to endure the long, demanding lines of airport security. Missouri's tourism website, VisitMO, has listings for everything you need to get out and experience nature, even in winter.    


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All About Business 
T-Time With Banks

The 3 Ts of a Good Banking Relationship: 


Nearly everyone looking for a loan learns the five Cs of credit from my earlier article, which are: character (how trustworthy you are), capacity (your financial strength), capital (the amount of your own money invested in the business), collateral (assets available to back up the loan), and conditions (the state of the economy and your industry). 


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6 Tips for Writing SEO-Friendly Content

Content SEO - optimizing your content for search engines - is crucial to getting your web pages, blog posts, articles and ebooks found by searchers.

Current search algorithms are designed to rank pages based on keyword relevancy, site structure, and the freshness and quality of a website's content. With that in mind, I would like to share 6 content SEO strategies that will greatly improve your website's performance in search engines.

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