Member spotlight with Balsimo Strategic Marketing

This week, we would like to highlight Balsimo Strategic Marketing who joined our Chamber at the end of last year. Balsimo Strategic Marketing (BSM) may be a new member to the Chamber, but owner Mike Balsimo certainly isn’t a stranger to the Mid-Ohio Valley. After 13 years in corporate marketing, Mike established Balsimo Strategic Marketing to help local business and organizations leverage the power of digital marketing to generate more business.

“At Balsimo Strategic Marketing, we specialize in driving measurable business results for our clients through strategic online and social media channels,” Balsimo said. “We do this through a combination of services, including: website/landing page design & development, search engine marketing (SEM), search engine optimization (SEO), social media advertising, email marketing, SMS marketing, geofencing, marketing automation and more.”

We asked Michael a few questions to get to know his business and why he decided to become a member.

What prompted you to join the MOV Chamber? What are you looking forward to getting out of your membership?

“The team at the MOV Chamber was a valuable partner in my career in corporate marketing. I hope to continue to partner with the MOV Chamber to build a successful business that can help other local businesses grow in return.”

Tell us a little known fact about your organization.

“According to Pew research, nearly 80% of all online adults use Facebook. This means your customers use social media. You can advertise directly to your target market with as little as $1 per day.”

Can you tell me a little about some organizations that you are involved with in the community?

“I recently served as Chairman of the Southeast Ohio advisory board for the Children’s Hunger Alliance. I am also an active member of Christian Life Center in Parkersburg.”

What makes your business a special part of the community?

“We are focused on helping local businesses better leverage their marketing dollars. We don’t have any cookie cutter products. We sit down and develop a unique strategy for each of our clients.”

What are some goals that you hope to achieve in the future within your business?

“I hope to expand my business to support multiple full-time employees so that we can attract and keep local talent.”

Is there any exciting news or updates, or special offers that you would like to share with fellow Chamber members?

“We offer a FREE Digital Audit to any local business or organization. A digital audit will include a review of your website, search ranking, and social media presence to see how you align with your target market and undercover new areas of opportunity.”

Visit for more information or to request your free digital audit.

Thank you to Balsimo Strategic Marketing for your membership with us at the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley. We look forward to working with you!


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Megan Hardway is the membership and events specialist for the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley.