April 19, 2021


Chamber Corner: Sutherlin is a city focused on service | Business

In Sutherlin, our chamber of commerce and our visitor center have a unique and successful partnership. The mission of the Sutherlin Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote, protect, enhance and expand both the economic vitality and the quality of life in our unique community. The mission of our Visitor Center is to attract visitors for the purpose of enhancing the local economy and help existing and future residents find activities, businesses and resources in our community.

The visitor center functions as a destination management organization. With that in mind, we feel strongly about bringing attention to all the opportunities

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7 Secrets To Keeping Your Service Business Clients For Life

By Susan Guillory

We’ve all heard it before: It’s cheaper to retain an existing client than it is to acquire a new one. That’s especially true for service businesses, whether that’s accounting, graphic design, or marketing. Existing clients already know what your business does and are happy with the results. New clients, on the other hand, see you as an unknown. They’re not sure what they’ll get with your company, so you have to spend more time wooing them.

I can personally attest to the benefits of

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No Shoes, No Mask, No Service? Businesses Now Write the Rules on Face Coverings

Getting a beer at Hills & Dales Ice House in San Antonio doesn’t require wearing a mask. But getting a coffee at the


franchise located a third-of-a-mile away still does. At Scout & Molly’s women’s wear boutique 20 minutes south, masks are recommended but not required. Heading to lunch for sushi at Piranha Izakaya next door, though, means putting one on until seated at the table.

As Covid-19 restrictions loosen in several states, the shopping plazas and small businesses of Texas tell corporate America—and its consumers—what to expect as the country reopens. We have months of inconsistency ahead of

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Veterans to receive new banking, financial service options from Department of Veteran’s Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced in a tweet Sunday that veterans and their beneficiaries will have new banking and financial service options, including receiving their benefits via direct deposit.

The agency’s announcement is part of the Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP), a partnership with the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) established in December 2019, which aims to give America’s heroes and their families a safer, faster and more inexpensive way to receive and manage their

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Local matchmaking service customers are calling a waste of money

DENVER — Elizabeth Young first saw ads for It’s Just Lunch in airplane magazines.

After not having luck with other online dating apps, Young, a 41-year-old school counselor, said she decided to write a check to It’s Just Lunch Denver. It cost Young $2,700 for a lifetime membership and then a fee of roughly $90 per month.

The dating service sells itself as an elite international matching service that has offices across the country, including in Denver.

“What they say is ‘It’s Just Lunch is the world’s No. 1 personal matchmaking service. It’s personal, it’s private, it’s convenient, it’s real.’

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Parler announces it’s back online with new hosting service

After more than a month offline, the social media platform Parler relaunched using a new web hosting service, the company announced on Monday.

Parler, which has more than 20 million users and was first launched in August 2018, is currently back online for current users and will be available for new users starting next week, the company said.

“Parler’s new platform is built on robust, sustainable, independent technology,” a news release said.

The return was not without hiccups. The site appeared to experience technical difficulties following the announcement. Inquiries

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