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Economic Development Marketing: How Supply Chains Mirror Marketing Plans

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In a world where connections are key, the parallels between a supply chain and a marketing plan are more profound than one might think. Just as a supply chain orchestrates the flow of goods and services across the world, your marketing plan…
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Chartwell Agency Earns Five International Hermes Creative Awards

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Chartwell Agency, an award-winning marketing firm based in northern Illinois, recently received five international Hermes Creative Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Hermes Creative Awards is one of…
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Chartwell Agency Develops Regional Overview for Rockford’s Economic Development Organization

Chartwell Agency, an award-winning marketing firm based in northern Illinois, recently developed a Regional Overview for the Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC) – now the Greater Rockford Chamber of Commerce (GRCC). GRCC…
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Strategic Marketing Moves for Economic Development Organizations in 2024

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As we enter 2024, experts predict a tumultuous economic landscape that could bring new challenges to businesses. With those, opportunities arise for economic development agencies to enhance their marketing and communication efforts to better…
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Manufacturing Matters: 5 Tactics to Use During Manufacturing Awareness Month

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Over the past two years at Chartwell, I’ve had the privilege of leading our economic development vertical. Along with that opportunity comes the honor of getting to know manufacturers and economic development engines across the country.Manufacturing…

Website Best Practices for Economic Development Organizations

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Recently, we did a deep dive into the country’s 25 fastest-growing communities, specifically, how their chambers and economic development organizations represented themselves through their virtual front door: their websites. While each approached…
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Is LinkedIn Worth It? 5 Reasons Why It is Beneficial for Economic Development

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If you’re in economic development, you need to be using LinkedIn to network and connect, grow your brand, promote your offerings, and generate leads.All that sounds good, right?  However, buying in and understanding why a platform that…
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Chartwell Agency Designs New Website for Ingenium Aerospace

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Chartwell Agency, an award-winning marketing firm based in northern Illinois, recently designed a new website for Ingenium Aerospace creating a solid foundation and communications structure to grow its marketing materials to reach more clients,…

The Value of Marketing for Third-Party Logistics Companies

A few weeks ago, my husband and I packed up our two kids and headed East for our annual family beach vacation in Delaware. We made our way through Chicago traffic, on to Indiana toward the Rust Belt and the Ohio and Pennsylvania turnpikes.…

Storytelling is Vital for Economic Development Organizations

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Economic development is the lifeblood to a region’s vitality and storytelling often gets a bad rap as “soft” marketing versus the more aggressive approach many ED organizations are known for overall. From chambers of commerce, economic…