Category: Articles

10 holiday marketing tips for small businesses

Date: November 20, 2018 Category: Articles

By: Rhonda Abrams, American Express For many businesses, the holidays are the make-or-break season, but this crucial time of year can easily sneak up on you. It's time to get ready now, before you get overwhelmed by the day-to-day holiday r...

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Chamber members gear up for Small Business Saturday spotlight

Date: October 31, 2018 Category: Articles

By: Holly Allen, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Saturday has gained plenty of traction since American Express first gave it legs in 2010 as a way to support small businesses. The holiday falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and is ...

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Real-Time Payments to Make Impact in B2B Sector

Date: October 24, 2018 Category: Articles

According to a recent survey, real-time payments technology is beginning to impress the B2B community. The survey suggests a shift in the market, with B2B businesses putting more emphasis on faster payment capabilities with the hopes that it will bolster ...

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Trustworthy resources for small business owners

Date: October 23, 2018 Category: Articles

Mari Jo Vazzo, Cox Media Group Ohio contributor There are 28 million small businesses in the US, which outnumber corporations more than 1500-to-1. Seventy percent of small business are run by a single person, which means there are a lot of small busine...

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Check Out The Benefits Guide Today

Date: October 23, 2018 Category: Articles is a handy guide to navigating health care. With informative articles written in easy-to-understand language, gives you access to a wealth of useful information. You’ll find information on regulatory updates, id...

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How medical marijuana will affect your business’s safety procedures

Date: September 19, 2018 Category: Advocacy, Articles

It may be several months before the first dispensary opens its doors in the state of Ohio, but effective September 8, 2018, medical marijuana is legal here. Many member businesses have posed questions regarding how this change will affect their approach t...

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Fraudsters target call center chats & non-voice channels

Date: August 23, 2018 Category: Articles

According to, cybercrime targeting call centers and non-voice channels to obtain payment data more than doubled in 2017, jumping by 113% from the year before. Recently, call centers have become the primary customer-company interaction point, as...

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Supreme Court sides with American Express on merchant fees

Date: August 14, 2018 Category: Articles

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with American Express (Amex) on upholding a provision in its contract that prohibits merchants from persuading shoppers to use credit cards with lower fees. In a 5-4 ruling, the court held that the company’s anti...

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Ohio sales tax holiday questions answered

Date: July 30, 2018 Category: Articles

Chamber members in the retail industry are preparing for an influx of customers for Ohio’s 2018 Sales Tax Holiday. We've teamed with the Downtown Dayton Partnership to provide this overview of the holiday: Beginning at 12am on Friday, August 3 and en...

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6 Steps to Protect Your Business from ID Theft

Date: July 12, 2018 Category: Articles

For small- and mid-sized business owners, whose time and energies are dedicated to growing the company, data security often falls to the bottom of the list. But it shouldn’t. Protecting your business and your clients’ financial data is critical to ave...

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