Getting Started

Accept Invitation

To join a workspace you’ve been invited to, you’ll need to accept the invitation and set up a Slack account for that workspace:


  1. Check your inbox for an email invitation from Slack.
  2. Click Join Now.
  3. Enter your full name and a password, then click Create Account.


  1. Download the Slack app for iOS.
  2. Check your mobile inbox for an email invitation from Slack.
  3. Tap Join Now.
  4. Enter your full name and password, then tap Next.


  1. Download the Slack app for Android.
  2. Check your mobile inbox for an email invitation from Slack.
  3. Tap Join Now.
  4. Enter your full name and tap Next.
  5. Create a password and tap Next.

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Create your profile

  1. From your desktop, click the default profile picture in the top right.
  2. Click Profile from the menu, then click Edit profile
    • Upload a photo of yourself
    • Put your Board title
    • Add your mobile phone number
  3. Click Save Changes.

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Best Practices

  1. Responding to posts – When responding to a member’s post reply in thread to their post. Threads help you create organized discussions around specific messages. They let you discuss a topic in more detail without adding clutter to a channel or direct message (DM) conversation.
  2. Acknowledging Posts – Even if you have nothing to say, thats ok! Drop an Emoji 😀
  3. Bookmark Posts – Bookmark posts to save and easily access directly without having to search through hundreds of messages
  4. @here – Looking to address everyone in a specific channel? Use the @here tag to notify everyone in that channel of your post directly.
  5. @’tag’ – Use the “@” to tag and address a specific individual in a specific post so they can be notified directly. Sometimes this helps to ensure individuals your communicating with see your message

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Using Channels

Channels work like group chats on Facebook but more organized to use. You can send messages and files to the channel/s and everyone in it will receive them. 

Our chamber has created channels to serve as the remote space for committee’s to be able to internally connect with committee members. This will also allow for committee chairs to stay up to date in communications and more easily manage their committee.

Each committee in the group will be assigned a channel and members will be invited to be part of specific channels only. If you sit on the BOD and are not part of the committee but would like to share ideas, reach out to the committee chairs directly or attend their committee meetings.

If you currently want to be part of a committee channel and are not part of that committee:

  1. You must have attended one committee meeting
  2. Have permission from the committee chair to join the committee communications

Slack Interface

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BOD Public Channels

#General – This channel is all about what’s going on in our own backyards. Share public and private events that keep us involved in our counties. Ideas for committee chairs, business referrals for membership, chamber recruitment referrals for student advisory council, Chamber Advisory Council and more leadership activities.

#QuestionsThis channel is great for asking questions and searching to find questions that have already been answered.

#Public Relations – Share ideas and efforts made to track, engage, and organize external public affairs. Share ideas that help build a positive image by generating positive publicity in both government, private and commercial. Look out for  PR Officer Requests!

#Vendor Relations – This channel is for all vendor relations communications. Share new vendor partnership commitments, possible new vendor opportunities and new members that would like to be part of our vendor relations programs

#Membership – Discuss any and all items pertaining to membership such as processes, onboarding, retention, committee needs, and fresh ideas.

#Sponsorships and Partnerships – A channel for all things involving monetary sponsors, in-kind sponsors and different types of sponsorship opportunities.

#County Announcements – This channel is for Director county representatives. Share anything and everything that is going on in your county. Let us know what announcements you’d like included in our Bi-Monthly Newsletter to all our members.

#Fundraising A channel to discuss annual fundraising activities and opportunities such as grants and annual donations

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Private Channels

In some cases, the leadership will make private channels to secure confidential information. These channels are invite-only and you cannot see the messages until you are approved by the admin. 

#Executive Board

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Committee Specific Channels

Committee Channels exist to help committee members have a centralized remote communication tool to discuss all matters within their committee, share resources and allow for BOD transparency. BOD members can view these channels for full transparency; however, are asked to not communicate within the committee channel unless already attended one committee meeting or permission granted by the committee chair.

#Marketing Committee – This channel is for all marketing initiatives, plans and campaigns.

#Events Committee – This channel is for event details and organizing.

#Ambassadors Committee – This channel is for the ambassador committee internal communications

#Community OutreachThis channel is for the community outreach committee. Do you Know of a member looking to promote a service, partner with a specific type of business, has a business question or needs help hiring? Know a business in our counties offering a complimentary service to give back to other businesses?

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Direct Messages

Direct messages (DMs) are smaller conversations in Slack that happen outside of channels. DMs work well for one-off conversations that don’t require an entire channel of people to weigh in, like if you wanted to ask a teammate to reschedule a meeting.

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Formatting Messages

Formatting helps add detail and clarity to your messages in Slack. You can use the formatting toolbar in the message field, or use markup and surround text with special characters. 

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Search in Slack

As you and your team work together in Slack, you’ll create a searchable archive of conversations and decisions. Watch the video below for a short overview, then continue reading to learn more about search.