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Expanding Horizons: Governor Shapiro’s Transit Funding Proposal and Its Impact on Westmoreland County

March 1, 2024 / Comments Off on Expanding Horizons: Governor Shapiro’s Transit Funding Proposal and Its Impact on Westmoreland County

The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce recently took part in a momentous event, hosting a joint press conference with Secretary of Transportation, Mike Carroll. This gathering was convened to delve into a groundbreaking development that has the potential to redefine the public transit landscape in Pennsylvania. Governor Josh Shapiro’s 2024-25 budget proposal stands out as…

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Why Employee Benefits Matter

February 29, 2024 / Comments Off on Why Employee Benefits Matter

As most company leaders and workers can attest, employee benefits play a critical role in the long-term success for businesses of all sizes. A comprehensive and well put together compensation package, including both wages and benefits, goes a long way in meeting corporate goals for attracting and retaining necessary talent. A targeted, rich benefit package…

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Mastering Client Connections: Navigating Dinners, Golf Outings, and Events

February 29, 2024 / Comments Off on Mastering Client Connections: Navigating Dinners, Golf Outings, and Events
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Building strong connections with clients is an essential part of the sales process, and one effective way to achieve this is by taking them out to dinner, golf outings, or events. However, successfully navigating these social situations requires a delicate balance between professionalism and personal engagement. Here are some tips to ensure a successful connection…

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49th Annual Prayer Breakfast

February 28, 2024 / Comments Off on 49th Annual Prayer Breakfast

The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce kicked off the 49th Annual Prayer Breakfast, on Friday, February 23rd at Stratigos Banquet Center in North Huntingdon. This event has become a cornerstone in our community, fostering unity, faith, kindness, and love among residents, business leaders, and community members. This year’s Prayer Breakfast was particularly impactful, as the…

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Leadership Impact: Navigating Talent Turnover and Fostering a Thriving Company Culture

February 28, 2024 / Comments Off on Leadership Impact: Navigating Talent Turnover and Fostering a Thriving Company Culture
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Talent turnover isn’t simply about losing one person. It’s about losing a significant amount of knowledge and potential. In a study on workplace satisfaction, 75% of workers reported that their immediate boss was the most stressful part of their job. And that stress has a cost. While your best workers may be attracted to the company mission,…

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The New Tipping Culture and How ‘Tipping Fatigue’ Affects Consumer Behavior & Business

February 21, 2024 / Comments Off on The New Tipping Culture and How ‘Tipping Fatigue’ Affects Consumer Behavior & Business
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Tipping Fatigue is Real Tipping, traditionally a token of gratitude or satisfaction towards service, has recently experienced some culture shocks. It’s now common practice to be prompted to tip before the service has been rendered or even in an online transaction that involves zero human interaction. As tipping opportunities multiply, our readiness to tip has,…

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Chamber Leadership Programs

February 21, 2024 / Comments Off on Chamber Leadership Programs

You are invited to participate in the development of tomorrow’s leaders by playing a role in Leadership Westmoreland, the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce’s leadership development program. A cohort of approximately 20 professionals will begin their 9-month leadership development journey in September 2024 with a retreat setting the stage for a series of monthly sessions.…

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Break the Ice, Break the Stress: Making Remote Meetings More Fun

February 14, 2024 / Comments Off on Break the Ice, Break the Stress: Making Remote Meetings More Fun
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You know the drill. Click “join meeting,” watch the webcam flicker on, and hope the faces you’re staring at feel more enthusiastic than you. How is it that 87% of workers report wanting work-from-home flexibility yet most of us dread virtual meetings? And what’s the cost of boring meetings? Employee disengagement, lost productivity, and poor workplace satisfaction.…

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Unlock Productivity: Case for a Four Day Work Week

February 5, 2024 / Comments Off on Unlock Productivity: Case for a Four Day Work Week
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Case for a Four Day Work Week If you’ve ever felt trapped at your desk on a Friday, anxiously watching the clock until the weekend arrives, you’re not alone. The four-day work week is like a mythical land of increased productivity, reduced burnout, and better work-life balance. But what if this utopia could be a…

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ID Theft and Mitigation of Risk

January 31, 2024 / Comments Off on ID Theft and Mitigation of Risk

ID Theft and Mitigation of Risk With the widespread acceptance of the remote work environment, identity theft has become a greater concern than perhaps ever before. In spite of heightened levels of awareness and implementation of improved technologies aimed at prevention and protection, identity theft continues to increase at an alarming rate, putting both employees…

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