3 Creative Ways to Become Top of Mind

Do you want people to think about your business before all others? Of course, you do. The first step to patronizing your business is remembering it exists. Imagine you have a free evening, and you want to go out to eat. It doesn’t matter how amazing the food is at the...

4 Ways to Attack (and Attain) Your Business Goals

When you run your own business, you’re the person deciding on the direction. You’re in control of start dates and marketing promos. You’re the one who must hold yourself back from the shiny object syndrome. And yet, so many of us fail on that last one and it’s easy to...

2021 Chamber Business Awards Nominations Open

2021 has been a whirlwind of a year but we are pleased to get to celebrate the businesses that make our community an amazing place to live, work, shop, and play. The Yelm Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the opening of nominations for the 2021 Chamber Business...

Why Does a Restaurant Gift Card Make the Best Gift

A 2021 National Restaurant Association survey of 1,000 adult consumers found that 62% say they’d like to receive restaurant gift cards this holiday season. Here’s a list of 5 reasons to buy restaurant gift cards You can support local businesses Gift cards always...

Thankful for Small Business Owners

While I’m writing this at the beginning of Thanksgiving week, which will end with Small Business Saturday, saying thanks to small business owners is important year round. Small business owners are a crucial part of our economy. According to a recent Forbes report over...

Yelm Chamber Announces 2021 Marshalls of Merriment

In conjunction with the City of Yelm – Government ‘s Park Advisory Board, the Yelm Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2021 Yelm Christmas in the Park Marshalls of Merriment, Tad and Debbie Stillwell! Tad and Debbie were selected based on their...

Keep The Cheer Here Contest Rules

  Keep the Cheer Here How to Enter & Claim Prizes Submit photo of original receipt (dated between November 18-December 22), from a locally owned Yelm area restaurant or retail small business to director@yelmchamber.com, with your name, mailing address and...

Celebrating Small Business Season

We’re gearing up for another holiday season amid COVID. Luckily, the virus numbers are down, and people are venturing out more these days. It’s time to market the importance of shopping local or shopping small. While Small Business Saturday is a good start, why stop...