Viewpoint - March 2014
By Ernie Colburn - CEO of SACC
Chamber Business Journal goes on line: Effective with the March 2014 edition of the “Business Journal” we’re moving to an online format. The March printed version will be the last. After nearly 17 years of publication, the Chamber’s Executive Committee has decided it’s more economically feasible to create and maintain an online version. The cost of printing and distribution monthly has increased considerably and with the shift in the information world that we want things “now” instead of later through laptops, tablets, and smartphones, the Executive Committee felt this was the best way moving forward. The Chamber thanks Bryant and Carol Richardson of Morningstar Publications for their support and dedication over the past 17 years as publishers of the Business Journal for the Chamber.
Under the new online format, you will still be able to obtain the same news as in the printed version and MORE! With the online version, we’ll post updates daily and weekly so the Journal will be “fluid” instead of a printed monthly fixed publication. Primarily, our key categories will be Business, Chamber, Community, and Government. Under the “Business” category we’ll cover information from our Business & Economic Development Division that includes business affairs, economic development, workforce development, and business sectors of agriculture, tourism, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, business services, energy and utilities, technology and communication, marketing and public relations as well as human resources. Under the “Chamber” category we’ll cover membership recruitment, retention and recognition including feature articles on new and existing business members. Under the category of “Community” we’ll cover beautification and environmental affairs, education as well as our arts and entertainment. Under “Government” we’ll cover advocacy issues on city, county, state and federal levels with the support of the United State Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
The “SBY Business Journal” as it will be named online will be available through its own website www.sbybizjournal.com or through our Chamber website www.salisburyarea.com using a drop down tab on the home page entitled “News & Issues”.
Advertising opportunities are available with different sized ads and extremely reasonable monthly pricing. For more information on posting an advertisement online, contact Sophia Smecker, Director of Public Relations and Media at the Chamber 410-749-0144, Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm.