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Partnering with other Local Businesses, Business brings business


An advantage of small business is the ability to partner with other businesses to promote and grow as a community. Orleans County provides a plethora of goods and services which pair well together. A great way to show customers what is out there is to work with other businesses. They may be familiar with what you offer but only have limited experience with other goods and services that are available.


Our business (Brushstrokes Studios) often works with other businesses and organizations in the community to promote the idea of shopping local. We frequently host paint nights at Brushstrokes Studios. These events tend to sell out in a short period of time and our customers love the items that we pair with painting. Examples of partnerships we have had in the past two years include;


-810Meadworks has been several times with different, mead pairings for paint night.


-Herbalty Cottage coming in with bread and oil samples while with painted bread plates.


-CaseNic Cookies has been used for paint nights, Storytime with Santa and cookies for Father’s Day.


-The Bread Basket often provides pastries and bread bowls for themed nights.


-Meggie Moos paired with us for a discount for student families during a school break.


 -The English Rose Tea Shoppe for a tea set painting afternoon.


-Della’s Chocolate and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery for an adult evening of chocolate and wine.


-Creekside Floral for vases with fresh flowers for Mother’s Day.


-Albion Merchants had us join their hometown holiday event


In addition, we often go into the community for painting events at libraries and with group organizations.


These are just a couple of things we have done to partner with other businesses to help expand our customer base and get the word out about other businesses. Business brings business, this is a fact. Your neighbor’s customers may not visit you today but they will be back, it’s your job to get their attention. Partnership may not work for every business, but think outside the box and you can make it happen.


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Your Business Online, Keeping it Updated


An annual review of your business, on how it’s represented on the internet is extremely important. If you have the time I would recommend to review it quarterly. Most new customers are going to find your business through the internet or word of mouth.


Some of the simple things to check (Facebook, Google, Website):


                -Store Hours and Phone Number


                -Updated photo of the outside of your store


                -Correct Physical Address and Website


In depth Overview:


-Reply to Reviews


-Upload several pictures


-Check other sites (Trip Advisor, Yelp) that apply to your business


-Look at the surrounding stores, do they need to be updated, you can submit edits


This is only going to benefit you so that you are easy to find and accessible to your customers. It’s easy to overlook changes because you are busy when they are occurring.


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Together We Achieve More!

Together We Achieve More!

Collaboration does not take place with effort! People networking can never be unsuccessful.

Every day you can be sure that there will be a time that you as a business person will have the opportunity to be a resource for someone or.....a networking resource can help you. Together we achieve more!

8 Quotes to Inspire Teamwork:

1. "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." Andrew Carnegie

2. "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." Helen Keller

3. " Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only war to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability." Patrick Lencioni

4. "None of us is as smart as all of us." Ken Blanchard

5. "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." Henry Ford

6. "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." Henry Ford



8. "Unity is strength....when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved."

     Mattie Stepaek

As an Orleans County Chamber of Commerce member you have over 150 resources at your fingertips. Let's collaborate with members.....the OCCC us "OPEN" for sharing of business information!

It is my goal to help us all work together for the benefit of Orleans County Business.

Rebecca Charland

Executive Director






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Chamber Welcomes New Members!

Rezolution Print Solutions

9 South Main St.

Lyndonville, NY 14098

Supercuts Hair Salon

11188 Maple Ridge Rd.


Kendall Central School

1932 Kendall Rd.


Niagara / Orleans Electric

10823 Maple Ridge Rd.


Mariachi De Oro

11417 Maple Ridge Rd.


Aniques & Rusty Relics

3570 Fancher Rd.


Gaesser's Tax Service

1979 Kendall Rd.





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Orleans Chamber of Commerce Launching New Website

Orleans Chamber of Commerce Launching New Website

The Orleans Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of its new website, coming in December 2016.  After working with and developing great relationships with the many great small businesses in the area, the OCC saw a need to revamp and re-tool their website to better serve its members.  

The Chamber aims to be a "one-stop-shop" directory for all things local business and to provide its members with the essential tools to thrive in our wonderful community.  

The website will be updated regularly and announcements will be made very soon in regards to its launch date and advertising opportunities.

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PaperBoys Media Announces Free Internet Workshop

PaperBoys Media Announces Free Internet Workshop

The boys down at 509 Main, more commonly referred to as PaperBoys are at it again.  Owners Ryan Pritchard and Chasen Lee have decided to boil their very popular, 5 hour "Internet for Small Business" workshop down to just 2 hours and offer it for free.  During this workshop Ryan, an ex internet marketing executive at a firm who once represented the likes of MTV, Geico, and Cars.com, will be breaking down all the things online that we should and shouldn't be concerning ourselves as small business owners.

If you're interested in attended you can register right here on our site, under the event section.  Click this link to register now.


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