It seems there’s general agreement that we need more housing that middle income workers can afford. Our working population will never expand to meet our economic needs if there isn’t a place for folks to live affordably. So what’s holding us back?
What social media platforms do they use to tell their story? To connect? To make purchases? These were some of the questions addressed by Rich Brooks, Founder of Flyte New Media and Agents of Change during the Jan. 20 Lunch & Learn social media lunch entitled “How to Reach Your Audience on Social Media… and Sell to Them” hosted by the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Brooks is a nationally-recognized speaker on entrepreneurial digital marketing and social media and founder of The Agents of Change. He is also a regular contributor to the SocialMediaExaminer and WCSH Channel 6’s evening news show 207 as the “tech guru.”
Have you been hassled recently by signature collectors for one ballot question or another? It seems like every time I go out there’s someone wanting me to sign a petition to put something on the ballot for voters to decide.
And I have to say, they aren’t always pleasant conversations. My polite ‘”No thanks” has produced high pressure tactics and rudeness. It’s uncomfortable, but that’s not my concern.
What I do worry about is that many voters don’t know what they are signing, or what their signature means.
I spend a lot of time talking about the Chamber’s work in the regional community, but none of what we do would be possible without our members’ support. So why do more than 1,300 employers in our region belong to the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce? Here are three reasons:
Just before the holidays, the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a meeting with our partners at Coastal Enterprises Inc., the Maine State Chamber and Maine Development Foundation. We had about 25 people sitting around our boardroom table, and the message was clear: Our workforce demographics leave no doubt we are facing a serious problem that will only get worse as more baby boomers retire. Just like the editorial says – we need more workers, and we need them now.