Chamber Review

 

Each month, the Chamber Review newsletter lets our members know what's happening in Greater Concord: who's been hired and promoted...where and when our upcoming networking and committee events will be...what forums are slated for discussion...and which educational topics we think are beneficial to you. Business Focus articles are written and sponsored by members of the Greater Concord Chamber. Read on and benefit from your fellow Chamber members' expertise on a range of topics of interest to the business community:

June edition

May edition

April edition

March edition

February edition

January edition


Recent Business Focus Columns:

Ten ways to optimize your health and prepare for orthopaedic surgery

By Jeffrey W. Wiley, MD, Concord Orthopaedics

As a patient, you play an important role in the overall outcome of your orthopaedic surgery. Being in the best possible health prior to your surgery will reduce your chance of complications, improve your body’s ability to heal, and potentially shorten your recovery time - more in the June edition.

Professional service companies face significant cyber risk

By Cameron G. Shilling, McLane Middleton, P.A.

Cyber attacks and costly accidental losses of sensitive personal and financial information are no longer confined to retailers like Target or investment houses like JP Morgan. Professional service firms commonly have fewer resources than larger companies. Consequently, hackers recognize them as easy targets that generate significant yields of this prized information > more in the April edition.

Overwhelmed by social media? Give your audience something to “Like”!

By Laura Miller, Marketplace New England

400 million active on Instagram, 300 million on Snapchat, 300 million on Twitter, over 2 billion active users on Facebook, and so many more sites competing for your customers’ attention. How do you get through the noise of thousands of marketing messages the average person will see every day? > more in the April edition.

Tips for early dementia diagnosis and prevention

By Julia F. Burdick, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Memory impairment is one of the more common concerns among individuals as they age. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, affects more than 5 million Americans today and the numbers are only rising. Dementia is the 6th leading cause of death in our country. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia take a heavy toll on our country, our communities, and our families. Early recognition of cognitive decline can help patients and their families plan and prepare for the challenges that arise when a person is faced with a diagnosis like Alzheimer’s - more in the March edition.

Wireless security essentials everyone should know (and practice)

By Twinstate Technologies®

By its very nature, wireless technology is a great deal more insecure than wired technology. When information gets transmitted between a device and access point over wireless, it’s much more susceptible to interception by anyone within that range. With wireless being such a prolific technology these days, there are lots of people who can and will eavesdrop on your wireless networks - more in the February edition.

A resolution for success: Get to know your financial statements

By Robert A. Dawkins, CPA 

People have been making New Year’s resolutions for thousands of years. The prospect of starting fresh, breaking bad habits and setting new goals galvanizes us every January. Often, New Year’s resolutions center on financial health. For business owners and managers looking to achieve greater financial success this year, remember that you already have a valuable but often underutilized tool at your disposal—your financial statements - more in the January edition.

New year, new approach: Practical steps to help you (finally!) reach your goals

By Helen Dutton, A Vision of Your Own, LLC

The holiday decorations are put away, kids are back at school, and your business is off and running into a new year. Hopefully, you created a realistic budget, but also one that stretches you and your team a bit to grow. Before January ends, I often hear business owners say that their annual goals have fallen by the wayside because life, customers, or business has gotten in the way...again. Your goals and budget become a nice idea, a frustration in the back of your mind because once again, you are failing to pay attention to them - more in the January edition.

 

Interested in contributing a Business Focus article?

Contact Kathy Bacon for more information.