Tomah Chamber & Visitors Center Newsletter October 2019 Newsletter - Page 16

MembershipTips fromMegan by Megan Divyak, Membership and Events Coordinator Resource: Frank Kenny You’ve joined, now what?? Think about your goals for chamber membership. Why did you join in the first place? The reasons behind your chamber membership will give you some insight into how to make the most of your mem- bership. But first, some important advice: Read what the chamber gives you. It’s likely when you joined, they gave you brochures, sent emails, or even a welcome video. Whatever welcome content they provided, take a look at it. They may have given you a nice list of next steps or “Did You Know?” content. Take a look at the chamber calendar and make note of anything that interests you. Follow their social media feeds. Assuming you’ve completed the steps above, it’s time to think about what you want from the chamber. Why did you join? Some of the most common reasons include: Getting more customers. Increasing your reach so more people know about you. Improving your reputation or becoming a larger part of the community. Meeting like-minded business people. Or maybe you have your own reason to join. Whatever it is, the reason you joined, the goal behind your membership dictates what step you should take next to make the most of your chamber membership. The Wellness Bite: StayingPositive as the Seasons Change! With fall upon us, we get less sunlight and start feeling a bit of a crisp chill in the air. This time of year, it’s Packer football, sweatshirts and the comfort food. Sounds so cozy right? Fall is a wonderful time for many people, but there’s also a lot of people who find this to be a difficult time of year. The shorter days can effect us in ways of depression or fatigue. There are a number of ways that we can prevent feeling a bit bummed as we start to lose precious sunlight. See the tips below and truly enjoy this season! Start taking a Vitamin D supplement. We get most of our Vitamin D from the sun, so our intake decreases when the weath- er is colder since we spend most of our time inside during the fall/winter seasons. If you find you are not getting outside much, a Vitamin D supplement can boost your mood and immune system! Take some time to yourself. Autumn and winter are the Earth’s way of telling us to slow down. Start a journal or track your moods to get more in touch with how your feeling. Boost your immune system. You can do this by drinking plenty of water, washing your hands often to prevent sickness, and eating nutritious foods. Make some plans for the cold months. In the winter, we tend to hibernate if we don’t have things to keep us busy. Stay active! It can be easy to just sit around all the time, but it’s important to get in some movement throughout the day. Raking leaves or shoveling snow counts! Do some “spring cleaning” in the fall. Clean out your closet, organize that back room, and rid yourself of things you don’t need.