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Business Webinars

Updated April 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
 
Below is a listing of business-related webinars that may be helpful.

Success in 90 Seminars

June 2 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Disaster Preparedness: Protecting Your People and Your Data
In this session you will learn what exercises, drills and training are important to conduct to ensure everyone remains safe in the face of a threat and the key steps necessary to ensure that both your people and your sensitive data are secure.


Tennessee Small Business Development Center Resource Webinars

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is hosting a myriad of online training webinars to assist you in all facets of your businesses.

Take advantage of training opportunities with the SBDC at no cost. Most workshops are currently being offered virtually.

View a full list of upcoming workshops and trainings with the SBDC or request a free advising session.

April 15 from 10 a.m.-noon
Government Contracting 101, Part 2

April 20 from 9-10 a.m.
Business Start-Up: The Essentials

April 20 from 10 a.m.-noon
Time Management & Goal Setting for your Small Business

April 21 from noon-1 p.m.
Maximizing Facebook for your Business in 2021

April 22 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Facebook for Business 101 - A Beginners Guide

April 27 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Email Marketing: Nurture Leads into Profitable Customers

April 29 from 10-11 a.m.
Social Media Content Creation

May 12 from 10 a.m.-noon
Government Contracting 101, Part 1

May 13 from 10 a.m.-noon
Government Contracting 101, Part 2

May 18 from 9-10 a.m.
Business Start-Up: The Essentials

 


Dale Carnegie Workshops

Find more free Dale Carnegie workshops here.

April 22-July 1 (every Thursday for 12 weeks) from 4-7:30 p.m.
Dale Carnegie Course -- This course gives you the human relations skills to thrive in any setting. Discover how to form closer, more rewarding relationships built on trust and respect.


Professional Development Opportunities

May 17 from noon-1:30 p.m.
Women in Business
This virtual Women in Business meeting led by Sharon Hannum. 


A.M. Connect Virtual Networking

We bring connections to you with our virtual networking option. Held the second Friday of every month, these online meetings are a companion to our in-person coffee clubs. Here you have the opportunity to meet new people in breakout rooms.

June 11 at 8:15 a.m. sponsored by Brand Shepherd


Maximize Your Membership

Learn more about the Blount Chamber and the many opportunities that go along with being a member. Learn how to make the most of the benefits afforded to you. Please click the link below to register.

April 22 at 10 a.m.

May 25 at 2 p.m.


Past Webinars

2021

March 3 -- Difficult Conversations with Team Members presented by Colber Prosper & Vandy Kemp of Prosper & Partners.
March 4 -- Economic Briefing Recap presented by UT Professor of Economics Donald Bruce

2020

April 2 -- "Making Sense of the Morass: The Impact of Workplace Laws New and Old During The Pandemic" presented by Howard Jackson and Ed Trent of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC.

April 3 -- "Understanding the SBA Loan Process and the Major Business and Tax Provisions of the CARES Act" presented by Chris Trump of Egerton, McAfee Armistead & Davis, P.C.

April 3 -- National Small Business Town Hall presented by U.S. Chamber and Inc.

April 6 -- "PPP Loan: Applying, Spending, Record-keeping, and not Being Bitten," presented by Tab Burkhalter of the The Burkhalter Group.

April 7 -- "Workers' Compensation and COVID-19" presented by TN Chamber and Michael Haynie of Mainer & Herod law firm.

April 13 -- "Big Picture: Road Map to Recovery" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program. 

April 14 -- "Tennessee Business Response Conference" presented by TN Chamber.

April 16 -- "Deep Dive: Testing" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program

April 20 -- "Childcare Barriers to Returning to Work" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program

April 23 -- "Maximize Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness" presented by Chris Trump of Egerton, McAfee Armistead & Davis, P.C.

April 23 -- "Masks, Temperature Scanners and More" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program

April 27 -- "Transportation: Overcoming Barriers for Returning to Work" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program

April 30 -- "Integrating Employees Back Into Your Business" presented by Keeli Boyce of Express Strategic Services

April 30 -- "How is the Pandemic Influencing Consumers?" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program

May 6 -- "LinkedIn Best Practices" presented by Epic Nine

May 7 -- "Lessons from Companies in Other Countries" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program

May 14 -- "Sports, Entertainment & Restaurants: How restrictions to mass gatherings will impact key industries" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program

May 15 -- "Respectful Workplace: It Still Matters" presented by Howard Jackson and Ed Trent of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC.

June 3 -- "Workplace Violence Prevention" presented by Kathryn Scourby, KNS Consulting

December 15 -- What's Next for PPP Recipients?
PYA Principals Debbie Ernsberger and Mark Brumbelow discuss the PPP and related year-end tax strategies as we wind down 2020. 
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COVID-19 Community Conversation Series

Blount Partnership President/CEO Bryan Daniels embarks on journey to visit with community leaders across all areas of Blount County to find out how they've been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along the way, we hope to find out what they've learned and how they see themselves and their organizations in the future. So, join us and bring your questions.
 
May 20 -- Visit with Dr. Mike Winstead, Maryville City Schools
 
May 21 -- Visit with Greg McClain, City of Maryville
 
May 27 -- Visit with Rebecca Stone, Alcoa City Schools
 
May 28 -- Visit with Teri Brahams, Pellissippi State Community College
 
June 1 -- Visit with Rob Britt, Blount County Schools
 
June 2 -- Visit with Don Heinemann, Blount Memorial Hospital
 
 
 

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