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Business Webinars

Updated January 14, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
 
Below is a listing of business-related webinars that may be helpful.

Success in 90 Seminars

January 15 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Impactful Storytelling by David Horsewood
This training helps people develop the courage and confidence to expressively be themselves while telling their stories. 


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.

January 15 from 10-11 a.m.
PPP Second Draw: What We Know

January 19 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Business Start-Up: The Essentials 

January 21 from 10-11 a.m.
PPP Second Draw: What We Know

January 26 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Using Pinterest to Grow Your Business

January 28 from 10-11 a.m.
PPP Second Draw: What We Know

January 29 from 10-11 a.m.
High-Tech/High-Touch: Critical Soft Skills in a Virtual World ($49)

February 2 from 6-7 p.m.
Business Start-Up: The Essentials

February 10 from 10-noon
Government Contracting 101, Part 1

February 11 from 10-noon
Government Contracting 101, Part 2

February 16 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Business Start-Up: The Essentials

February 25 from noon-1 p.m.
LinkedIn for Your Small Business or Brand


Dale Carnegie Workshops

Find more free Dale Carnegie workshops here.

January 27 form 9-10:30 a.m. ($29)
Presenting Virtually with Confidence
Would you like to learn how to engage your audience, communicate clearly, and feel confident while leading virtual presentations?

February 10 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Virtual Selling: How to Build Relationships Online (Free Preview)
Would you like to build your virtual sales confidence and pick up key techniques that will help you lead sales meetings?

February 17 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Building Resilience & Handling Stress In Uncertain Times
Do you want to grow your emotional intelligence and better respond to the challenges in your life?

March 5 from 9-11 a.m.
Dale Carnegie Course (Free Preview)
Are you curious about Dale Carnegie? Want to learn how we can help you grow in confidence, competence, and influence?

March 24 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Making Virtual Meetings Engaging and Productive
How do you ensure effective collaboration and communication in your team without face-to-face interaction?


Professional Development Opportunities

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AM 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.

February 12 at 8:15 a.m. sponsored by

March 12 at 8:15 a.m. sponsored by Downtown Digital USA


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.

January 19 at 2 p.m.

February 24 at 9 a.m.

March 11 at 2 p.m.

April 22 at 10 a.m.

 


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
 
 
 

PAST WEBINARS

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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