Morning Connections Has a New Name and Format!

Chamber Connections logoLast year's Morning Connections program was very popular and well attended, but based on your input, this year will see a few changes.

  • First, a new name — Chamber Connections!
  • Second, the venue will change for each meeting. This will give you an opportunity to see a variety of Chamber businesses when they host the event.
  • Third, not all meetings will be in the morning. There was a great deal of interest in having after-work Connections as well. Our first evening Connections is scheduled for March at 6:00 PM.
  • Fourth, make sure to check the date, as not all meetings will be on the same day of the month as in the past.

Chamber Connections has a great lineup of programs planned for this year on a variety of topics, designed to help our Brown County businesses succeed and prosper. Remember, you don't have to be a Chamber member to attend, everyone is welcome.

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Buyer Beware!

Recently, Chamber members have reported an uptick in phone solicitors trying to sell them advertising on various products. A common tactic with these companies is to claim that a chamber of commerce or local government office is sponsoring or endorsing their product. If you are contacted by a sales company claiming the support of a local organization, contact that organization before making a purchase.

One Chamber member reported being contacted and harassed by a company called Totes to Go, while another member reported a company selling magnets and claiming the endorsement of the Chamber and local government offices. Be advised that they are not working with the Brown County Chamber of Commerce and do not give them your credit card information. Totes to Go is a subsidiary of Universal Adcom which operates several other advertising scams, including magnets and maps, across the country.

If you feel that you have been the victim of sales fraud you can file a consumer complaint with the Indiana Attorney General's Office or call 1.800.382.5516 and request a complaint form.

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Launch Brown County Space Now Available

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Launch Brown County offers affordable office and meeting space to qualified  businesses. Members receive furnished, shared office space, high speed internet, assistance from successful business members of the Chamber and other local resources to assist in starting a new business venture. It's a simple process, short application, with prices designed to give you a boost.

Contact Lisa Kelp for more information or to make an appointment to view the space · 812-345-9341 · e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Upcoming Meetings and Events

February Chamber Connections

February 17, 2016 8:00 am

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You are invited to attend our monthly Chamber Connections Meeting. Join the Chamber at Sweetea's Tea Shop for a complimentary breakfast and a presentation on "Hiring Employees."

If you looking to hire staff for your business, this presentation will give you ideas on where to look, resources to use and how to participate in the Chamber Job Connect job fair coming up in March 2016. This is a great opportunity to learn about finding employees and to network with other business owners. Everyone is welcome and you need not be a Chamber member to attend.

Sweetea's Tea Shop · Coachlight Square · 8:00 am





March Chamber Connections

March 14, 2016 6:00 pm

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Join us for and evening Chamber Connections at Creekside Retreat and a presentation on "Consumer Fraud Protection." Learn how to protect your personal and business information from phishers and phone scammers and how to report incidents.

This is important information that everyone should be aware of. You need not be a Chamber member to attend and we encourage you to bring a friend or family member.

Creekside Retreat Conference Center · 6:00 PM





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