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  • PARTICIPATING BUSINESS LOCATIONS TO CHECK-IN & RULES

    1. 310 LAWN & GARDEN
    2. ACE FIX-IT HARDWARE DUBOIS
    3. ALLURE SPA
    4. ASHLEY DUBOIS
    5. BETTER BARGAINS
    6. BILLIES AWARDS BY DESIGN
    7. BRADY STREET FLORIST
    8. BREAKING BREAD HOMESTYLE RESTAURANT
    9. BROCKWAY CENTER FOR ARTS & TECHNOLOGY
    10. BRUSHED SALON
    11. BUCK'S PIZZA
    12. CAB SALON
    13. CALLIARI'S BAKERY
    14. CARRIAGE HOUSE CREATIONS
    15. CHARLIE'S PUB
    16. COLDWELL BANKER DEVELOPAC REALTY
    17. DAN'S PRO SHOP
    18. DAY SPA DUBOIS
    19. DB'S SMOKIN BBQ
    20. DUBOIS FEEDS
    21. DUBOIS GRANITE & QUARTZ
    22. DUBOIS HARLEY DAVIDSON
    23. DUBOIS MALL (CHECK-IN AT A STORE OR DUBOIS MALL)
    24. DUNLAP LAWN & GARDEN
    25. GARDNERS CANDIES
    26. GREAT CLIPS
    27. GRANITE EXPRESSIONS
    28. GROWING JOY IMAGING
    29. GUZZO'S & COMPANY
    30. HOMESPUN TREASURES
    31. HOSS'S STEAK & SEA HOUSE
    32. HOUSE TO HOME
    33. INFUZED IV BAR
    34. JUNK DEALER'S DAUGHTER
    35. LAUREL MOUNTAIN WINERY
    36. LEGENDS POWERSPORTS
    37. LEGEND'S PARTY BUS & TOURS
    38. LUIGI'S RISTORANTE & CATERING
    39. MADISON MARIE BRIDAL
    40. MARIA'S FRESH PASTA
    41. MERLE NORMAN BOUTIQUE
    42. MILLER HOME FURITURE & MATTRESS
    43. MOMMY & ME SPECIALTY COOKIES
    44. NAPOLI RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA
    45. NOVACARE REHABILITATION
    46. PALUMBO'S MEAT MARKET
    47. PIZZA HUT DUBOIS
    48. PRONTOCK BEER DISTRIBUTORS
    49. RAVEN MOON'S ORACLE
    50. RED LOBSTER
    51. REITZ THEATER
    52. REVOLUTION GAMES
    53. ROSES ON MAIN
    54. SARAH ZWICK STATE FARM AGENT
    55. SCOTTY'S DONUTS
    56. SHOE SENSATION
    57. SMOKE & SAUCE BY TWISTED VINE WINERY
    58. SPHERION
    59. STANDARD PENNANT COMPANY
    60. STAPLES
    61. STAY AT HOME STRUCTURES
    62. STEEPLE FURNITURE OF ROCKTON
    63. THE AVENUE WEST
    64. THE GATEWAY CAFE
    65. THE HITCHING POST
    66. THE MEDICINE SHOPPE
    67. THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM
    68. THE SUB HUB
    69. THE WINERY AT WILCOX DUBOIS
    70. TONI KULBACKI BARBER SHOP
    71. TRIPLE NICKEL DISTILLERY
    72. TRUECHOICE DIAGNOSTICS, LLC
    73. TWO BIRCH WINERY
    74. TWO BROTHERS TEES
    75. UNIQUE BOUTIQUE OF DUBOIS
    76. VENN FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS
    77. VORT MEDIA
    78. WAYLAND FARM SUPPLY
    79. WELCOME HOME CENTERS
    80. WINKLER GALLERY & ART EDUCATION CENTER
    81. WISOR PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

     

    CONTEST RULES

    Check-in at any participating member business location (publicly on social media) and "tag" @DuBoisChamberofCommerce in the post anytime between Sunday November 20th and Tuesday December 20th for a chance to win $500 of Christmas Cash.

    Take a picture of the CHAMBER CHECK-IN FLYER at each participating member location. ONE entry per business location equals ONE entry in to our contest. A winner will be selected on Wednesday December 21st and notified through social media.

    **** DISCLAIMER: The intention of this contest is to promote local shopping during the contest timeline.  If it is determined that the intentions are not in the spirit of the contest, the contestant may be disqualified.

  • Conquering Your Fears of Starting a Business

    Offer Valid: 06/30/2022 - 07/31/2024

    Starting a new business can seem like a daunting task. It is easy to get overwhelmed by thinking of all the complex parts involved in marketing, managing logistics and operations, along with many other facets of running a business. However, it is important to realize that it is not as hard as the big picture seems, and that if you take it one step at a time, you can be well on your way to running a successful business. 

    How to Get Started With Your Vision

    Overcoming the fear of failure in starting your business is the first step to creating something truly great. Remind yourself what your business vision is, and why you set out to make it a reality in the first place. If you have a solid foundation for the beginnings of your business, you’re sure to hesitate much less when the time comes to make important business decisions. Understanding that your business journey will be a winding path of ups and downs can help you to take that crucial first step in starting your business.

    Surround Yourself With a Positive Network

    Aside from affirming your own vision, it helps to surround yourself with supportive colleagues and friends that will cheer you on. Consider getting connected with a mentor who can guide you through the initial stages of starting a business. A mentor has a great deal of experience that can be helpful for guiding you through the starting phases of your business. They also offer an outside perspective ruled less by fear and more by logic, helping you stay clear-headed. 

    Making a Plan for Your Business

    When you begin your business, it is crucial that you draft a business plan to bring clarity and structure to your startup. Your business plan should include information about the structure and organization of your business, as well as the required funding for operations. Additionally, you should include sections on marketing and hiring employees, giving yourself a clear outlook of all the different facets of your business. Having a clear and concise business plan will help you keep organized and better prepare you for success.

    Marketing Your Business

    When marketing your business, diversify with a variety of print and electronic materials. Market research can help inform you whether you want to focus your efforts on email marketing, social media, printed flyers, or any other method. When creating marketing materials, it may benefit you to work in Microsoft Work in order to make significant text and formatting edits that you cannot do on a PDF file. Once you've made these edits, an online conversion tool can instantly upload and convert Word to PDF.

    Creating a Successful Start as an Entrepreneur

    As an aspiring business owner, getting started on the right foot is crucial for guaranteeing long-term success. One step you can take to get connected with other business owners in your area is to join your local chamber of commerce. There, you can find many opportunities for marketing and promotion, as well as join a network of like-minded entrepreneurs. 

     

    This Hot Deal is promoted by Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce.