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Brenda Easter
Executive Director
Indianola Chamber of Commerce
111 N. Buxton, Suite 117
515-961-6269
Feb 13, 2019
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5 Things Great Leaders Do to Motivate Their Employees
Over the years, I have come to realize that the people I regarded as the best in their field were not just ones with an incredible amount of skill sets and work ethic. They had those attributes too of course, but there was something ...
Inc.
We need to stop striving for work-life balance. Here’s why
Recently, I received a question from a contact on LinkedIn. She asked me whether I thought work-life balance was dead. My answer: I hope ...
Fast Company
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Growing a Multi-Million Dollar Business with a DIY Social Strategy
One of the biggest complaints about social media marketing and advertising is lackluster ROI, or at least difficulty in accurately ...
Forbes
#ThinkIndianolaFirst As You Finish Your Holiday Checklist
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Expose your business to more customers! Consider advertising on the Chamber's billboard. Available dates are May 30 - June 26, August 23 - September 18, October 17 - November 14. Reserve your space at 515/961-6269.
Indianola Chamber of Commerce
Maximize Your Chamber Benefits to Drive Your Business
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Do you want to do business with more local people, RAGBRAI and summer visitors? The free 1-hour workshop will provide you with the tools to make it happen. See schedule of upcoming workshop dates on the calendar on www.indianolachamber.com

Indianola Chamber of Commerce
3 Ways Authentic Leaders Inspire and Retain Employees
To be human is to err. Why is it, then, that leaders insist on pretending they're perfect in front of their teams? People don't want ...
Entrepreneur
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How to Help Your Team Get More Creative
I applaud your efforts to demand creativity from your team. Creativity is essential to innovation, and innovative strategy is the ...
Strategy + Business
Why Every Meeting Should Be Optional
"You say to make every meeting optional. That's provocative, but is it practical? How would that work? Does anyone do that?" In my research ...
Inc
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How Do You Build a Software Company?
How do you build a software company? It's a trick question. There are certainly things you need to do and not do on the way to building ...
E-Commerce Times
Leaders Can Open Up to Their Teams Without Oversharing
In the age of social sharing, people who work together know more and more about each other. In general, this is a good thing for peers ...
Harvard Business Review
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Choosing Between A Mobile App And A Website For Your Business
In recent years, we've seen a trend known as the "appification of the web" where businesses are focusing on creating a fully-fledged mobile ...
The Startup Magazine
Improve Your Public Speaking Skills in Just Two Hours, And for Less Than $10
When you think about it, public speaking is a lot like dying: everyone dreads the inevitable moment they have to do it themselves. Sure ...
Entrepreneur
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7 Ways to Grow a Service-Based Business
Service-based businesses have their own ways of operating, and therefore their own unique methods for growth and development. Entrepreneurs ...
All Business
Cartoon
"I know a lot of highly-confidential company secrets, so my boss made me get a firewall installed."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
The American journalist Ida Tarbell is known for her expose of the corrupt practices of which giant company?
See the answer below.
One Simple Thing Every Employee Wants From You. (It's Not Money.)
In a quest for expansion, growth and profit, it's easy for organizations to forget about the people whose talents they rely on. But failing ...
Forbes
What Year Was It?
Donner Party Rescued
What Year
The first rescuers reach surviving members of the Donner Party, a group of California-bound emigrants stranded by snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The day was Feb 19. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen."
Scott Belsky, Behance co-founder
Trivia Answer
The American journalist Ida Tarbell is known for her expose of the corrupt practices of which giant company?
Answer: Standard Oil
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