Business Connections by Adams

2 S U MM E R 2 0 1 8 Always keep your eyes open for new opportunities. You never know where you’ll see the inspiration that might lead to business growth. Speaking of eyes, check out pages 4 and 5 of this Business Connections issue for a Business Spotlight on SPECS , an eye care practice with locations in Quincy, Carthage, and Mt. Sterling. By focusing on excellent customer service, SPECS has set itself apart from the competition. Adams is pleased to help enhance office efficiency by providing Hosted VoIP and Fiber Internet services. On page 3, take a look at The Buy Local Loop . Everyone in the community benefits when we keep our dollars close to home, so look around for ways you can help support local businesses. You’ll find Social Media Advice for Small Businesses on page 6, followed by tips to Make the Most of Networking Events on page 7. Both articles share ideas you may want to implement in order to expand your circle of customers and contacts. If you’ve been using the same old marketing and networking techniques for years, now could be the time for a fresh look. Here at Adams, we not only keep our eyes open, we keep our ears open as well. Listening carefully to what our business customers need is always the first step in planning communications solutions. Give us a call whenever you have a question or request. Sincerely, Jim Broemmer Chief Executive Officer Adams BUSINESS SALES: Darlene Scheuermann LeeAnn Homberger Meredith Roe OFFICE LOCATIONS: 405 Emminga Road Golden, IL 62339 3555 N. 24th Street Quincy, IL 62305 217-696-4611 Business Connections is a publication of Adams Telephone Co-Operative. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, electronic, photocopying, recording, mechanical, or otherwise without the prior written permission of Adams Telephone Co-Operative. All rights are reserved. EDITORIAL AND CIRCULATION CONTACT: Bridgette Northern 217-696-8435 TRADEMARKS: All brand names and product names used in this publication are trade names, service marks, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners. ADDITIONAL ISSUES: Extra issues are available to business customers on a limited basis while supplies last. Contact Bridgette Northern at 217-696-8435 or . POSTMASTER SEND CHANGES TO: Bridgette Northern Adams Telephone Co-Operative 3555 N. 24th Street Quincy, IL 62305 Copyright © 2018 by Adams Telephone Co-Operative and Cornerstone Publishing Group, Inc. BUSINESS connections