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Grow Your Business...and Have Fun Doing It!

May 24, 2017

In our busy technology-driven world, we often forget the importance of face-to-face interaction and time away from our desks. Implementing both contributes to our personal well-being and allows opportunities to develop relationships with others in the workplace and business community. With summer around the corner, now is time to take advantage of opportunities to grow your business, promote staff morale and give back to the community - all while having fun! 

Join your local chamber of commerce

As a business owner, your schedule is packed full. Why should you add yet another commitment to your busy calendar? One of the biggest reasons is that when you become a member of your local chamber, you receive multiple benefits that help grow your business. These benefits include:

  • Networking events with fellow business owners
  • Insights into community issues and trends
  • Increased consumer trust and visibility

Moreover, your membership also supports other businesses in the chamber. To join the Ed/Glen Chamber of Commerce, visit

Attend a conference or workshop

No matter how many years of experience you have in your field, there is always more to learn. Therefore, regardless of your industry, conferences and workshops are great opportunities to grow your business, collaborate with fellow experts, increase your knowledge of the market and strengthen your relationships with your employees. Another added bonus is the goodie bags. Does it get any better than that? You can find countless conferences, seminars and workshops relevant to your business online and register for them with a click of a button. Simple as that.

Host a company luncheon

Treating your team to a lunch is a great way to break the ice with new employees and strengthen current relationships with existing ones. In addition, it's a nice change of scenery from the office. Going out for an afternoon bite at the local pizza parlor or taco joint downtown offers a relaxing, fun environment for brainstorming. While your team members conjure up great ideas, your business is also supporting a fellow local business. It is a win-win, right?

Sponsor a community event

Local festivals and events are great ways to expose your business and boost your brand through a sponsorship. Sponsorship typically requires businesses donate money, products or time to the organization hosting the event. In return, your business is affiliated with this event and prominently featured in its marketing materials and publicity. Customers appreciate local businesses that serve their community, which means that the event is a hub of potential clients to work with. The best way for your business to be noticed is for it to be noticeable; supporting a community event differentiates your business from big brand competitors and offers a fun evening out for your team. From folk festivals to city homecomings, there is a multitude of fun, unique events for your business to get involved with!

At Cork Tree Creative, our team strives to provide exceptional marketing and public relations services to our clients. Not only that, but we like to have fun doing it! From brainstorming lunch dates at Cleveland-Heath to networking events in downtown St. Louis, we enjoy stepping outside of our office to get things done. Are you looking for innovative and creative ways to market and grow your business? Our team can help! Contact us at 618-656-7333.