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  • Welcome to the Fox Valley Chamber of Commerce Members Blog Wars Page! Below you will see select blog posts from two diverse chamber members. On this page, you have the opportunity to vote for your favorite. Web logs are a great way to get to know other businesses, gain knowledge about other areas of expertise and support fellow members. Voting for each Blog Wars posting will be open for one month, after which the next contenders will be available for voting (previous submissions will reside further down the page). Blog Wars will be posted bimonthly; all members will be notified via email when the new blogs are online.
    May the best blog win! 
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  • Fun Fit Blog – Jan Silverman

    What Makes a Good Wellness Plan?

    Wellness (wěl-'nĭs):  noun.   

    1. the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.

    2. an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treatment of diseases.

    As a gym owner, I have put a lot of thought into what makes a great wellness plan.  A good plan addresses more than just “fitness” activities.  A good plan looks at many aspects of lifestyle­ – including fitness, nutrition, rest and recovery, stress and personal habits.  I recently wrote about sleep and plan to address each of these over time.  Today’s topic is the fitness plan.

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    The Fun Fit Blog was created by Jan Silverman, owner of Geneva Fit. In addition to being certified as a CrossFit Level 1 instructor and NASM personal trainer, Jan holds a master's degree in labor and industrial relations, a master's in social work, and a bachelor's degree in psychology. The mission of Geneva Fit is to make fitness and a healthy lifestyle accessible for all. Geneva Fit strives to help people live a healthier and more satisfying life through fitness activities tailored specifically to individual interests, goals and ability.  

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  • Go Girl Blog – Patti Minglin

    The Jewelry Industry to Women: Welcome Back​

     It seems odd that a category such as jewelry is not really in the marketing to women business.  Of course they market to women, but until recently, women were not the primary target.

    “During the ‘60s and ‘70s, the incidence of female self-purchase was small,” says Hedda Schupak, in an interview with Racked. “For one thing, there were relatively few women in the workforce, so there wasn’t a lot of female spending power for costly items. But also at that time, both men and women typically considered jewelry to be something a woman received as a gift. If there was female purchasing at the time, it was more likely to be female-to-female occasion gifting, like mother/daughter, or grandmother/granddaughter.”

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    The Go Girl Blog was created by founder and CEO Patti Minglin of Go Girl Communications. Patti Minglin is a Word Warrior, believing that words have the power to change people, change businesses and eventually change the world. Her expertise is in content strategy, editorial development and advertising, with a strong background in sales and marketing, as well.

  • Image One Blog – Joyce Cannon

    Locating The 4 Dirtiest Places in Your Office and Proper Cleanliness

    Keeping a clean building is important for your employees and customers. In many office settings, some areas fail at proper cleanliness than others do when it comes to cleaning. Over time, this can lead to seriously dirty patches, mold, mildew, and other harmful contaminants.

    To figure out which areas are dirtiest, researchers swabbed surfaces and tested them for adenosine triphosphates. These molecules are in animal, vegetable, bacteria, and mold cells. The higher the number, the more bacteria and viruses the surface is hosting. Here are some of these unexpectedly dirty surfaces in your office and how you should clean them:

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    Joyce Cannon with Image One Facility Solutions has been in customer sales and service her whole life, and is working on her sixth year with Image One. If you've met Joyce, you know that she loves meeting and connecting with people face to face. Her secret to success is building a strong rapport with customers and vendors, and maintaining those ongoing relationships!