Social Media

August Holidays for Chamber Social Media

One of the easiest ways to fluff up your social media calendar is to post on holidays. You can find specific holidays to promote a chamber member (like promoting your local bookstore on National Book Lovers Day), post a fun picture of your staff celebrating, or sharing a resource to help others learn about the issue. I also like to track job-related holidays as a reminder to reach out or recognize specific members.

Daytona Chamber Facebook on National Lazy Day

Here’s some August holidays that I thought would be a good fit for chambers:

Days

  • 1st Tuesday – National Night Out
    • Looking for a new community event? Consider hosting National Night Out to “promote strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie”
  • August 4 – National Coast Guard Day
  • August 5 – Work Like a Dog Day
    • Technically you’re supposed to celebrate by working hard, but I choose to take it as an excuse to dress your dog up.
  • August 7 – Purple Heart Day
  • 2nd Saturday – National Garage Sale Day
    • Promote or host a community yard sale
  • August 13 – Left-Handers Day
    • An odd way to recognize any staff or volunteers that are left handed
  • August 16 – National Tell a Joke Day
    • What a great excuse for engagement bait! Caption your chosen image with “What’s your favorite joke?” and hopefully you’ll get more comments on your post.
  • August 17 – National Nonprofit Day
  • August 21 – Senior Citizens Day
    • Share a list of chamber members that offer senior discounts or your favorite resources, like the local Council on Aging.
  • August 26 – National Women’s Equality Day
  • August 27 – National Just Because Day
    • In case you need an excuse to reach out to your chamber members.
  • Friday before Labor Day – National College Colors Day
    • Have your office staff wear their favorite sports team and snap a photo.
  • August 31 – National Matchmaker Day
    • This is meant for romantic matchmakers, but what about Business matchmakers?!
Mount Carroll Chamber Facebook post on National Farmers Market Week

Weeks & Month

  • 1st Week – National Farmers Market Week
  • August 19 – Sept. 5 – Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
    • This campaign happens through labor day, but you could also share other vacation or driving safety tips.
  • National Wellness Month
    • A great time to launch a chamber wellness program!
  • Black Business Month
  • National Back to School Month
Information from (and even more holidays listed at) NationalDayCalendar.com.
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