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  • Guest Blogging Guidelines for Members Guest Blogging Guidelines for Members

    Thanks for your interest in helping to advance the Lethbridge business community through a guest blog on www.lethbridgechamber.com.  Please review this document to understand what we are looking for and what we require from you to make this happen.

    As Lethbridge’s leading business organization our audience consists of businesses and business people that span virtually every facet of the southern Alberta business community.

    We are however a member-based organization that exists to help our members succeed, and as such, only submissions from individuals at member companies will be considered.

    Quality requirements

    We are looking for top notch subject matter experts to share deep insight beyond general knowledge and discuss issues that are particularly relevant at this time.

    Posts should provide thought leadership and value to our readers, while avoiding topics that have been covered many times. An effective Lethbridge Chamber guest blog post should either inform our readers on information that will affect their long-term strategy or make our readers want to stop what they are doing and spend the day applying what they have learned to their website or business.

    We have limited opportunities each year for guest blogs, and we receive many more offers than we can accommodate. As such, we are very selective with the guest blogs we put forward.

    What to submit initially

    Before you spend the time crafting a full blog post, please take a minute to provide us with this content initially:

    • Brief author bio
    • Writing sample
    • Proposed article title
    • Proposed article outline

     

    Example topics

    • Business strategy
    • Leadership
    • Human resources
    • Marketing
    • Accounting/financial management
    • Small business advice
    • Import/export
    • Energy
    • Current trends

     

    How to submit

    Send an email with the above items to policy@lethbridgechamber.com (Subject: Guest blog submission) and we’ll let you know if we’re interested, at which point we may request you write the complete article and set a deadline. 

    Please allow 1-2 weeks for a response.

     

    Not-So-Fine Print

    • Submissions must meet the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce’s quality requirements in order to be published, those requiring substantial editing will be returned
    •  Self-promotion and partisanship should be limited to your author bio
    • Proper attribution must be given to facts, figures, and phrases
    • The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to edit/adapt/promote or reject your guest blog as we see fit

     

    Full article writing suggestions

    • Keep your post to less than 700 words
    • Spend extra time crafting an engaging headline
    • Divide your post into short, easy-to-skim paragraphs
    • Use subheadings for each meaningful point and mark them with [h2] tags when submitting your draft post
    • End your post with a powerful conclusion and an open question to engage readers and encourage comments
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