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Wednesday, February 05, 2020Chamber Special Event

Economic Forecast Breakfast

Economic Forecast Breakfast

We're planning another great financial update from three phenomenal speakers. This signature event brings out our membership for a morning of networking, breakfast and great presentations.

 

Please note this event has CHANGED LOCATION. 


Presenters include:

  • M.L. Fletcher, Regional Investment Consultant, Vice President for T. Rowe Price
  • Andrew Hildebrand, Professor, Lebanon Valley College "The market is up, taxes are down, what could keep a CFO awake at night?"
  • Kevin Courtois, Congressional and Public Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Federal Legislative Update

 

Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

 

  

Thanks to our speaker sponsor:

 

Steve Goodhue 

 

Thanks to our Advisor Sponsors:

          

  

When:
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 7:45 AM thru 09:45 AM
Where:

NEW LOCATION

Stoneridge Retirement - Poplar Run

440 E Lincoln Ave Myerstown, PA

Registration:

$30 Members 

$45 Non-members 

Registration cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the event or attendees will be charged. All non-members must pay in advance or at the door.

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For More Info:
Karen Groh
717 273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Thursday, February 06, 2020Business Development

First Steps to Starting Your Business

First Steps to Starting Your Business

The Small Business Administration and Kutztown Small Business Development Center will present a "First Steps to Starting your Business" workshop.

 

This workshop covers a number of critical issues relevant to starting and operating a small business. Professional presenters include attorneys, insurance agents, accountants, financial specialists and zoning and codes staff. The workshop is designed for both entrepreneurs thinking about opening their first business and existing business owners looking for a “checkup”. 


When:
Thursday, February 06, 2020 10:30 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Free to members and non-members but registration is requested.

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For More Info:
Karen Groh
717 273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020Chamber Special Event

Non-Profit Roundtable - What is 211?

Join us for our next Non-Profit Roundtable topic: What is 211?

Brooke Smith, CEO of United Way of Lebanon County, will be providing an overview of the 211 system and how it impacts our community.


When:
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:30 AM thru 09:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon
Registration:
For More Info:
Jessica Stankovich
(717) 273-3727
jstankovich@lvchamber.org

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Friday, February 28, 2020Business Development

Business Roundtable: Cyber-Security

Business Roundtable: Cyber-Security

Please join this month's Business Roundtable as we present:

Cyber Security - Keeping Your Data Safe

This session, presented by Rodney Royer of LYLAB Technology Solutions and Robert Yeagley of Eagle Secure Solutions, will be sure to provide some insight on keeping your data safe.

This presentation is free to Chamber members and is part of our monthly Business Roundtable workshop.

Lunch is provided courtesy of Domino's Pizza, Lebanon. Drinks are provided by the Chamber.

While the roundtable is free, registration is requested.

 

Please mark your calendars for all of our Business Roundtables:

  • March 27: Interviewing/Hiring/Firing
  • April 24: Franchise vs. Entrepreneur
  • May 22: Customer Service & Customer Experience
  • June 26: Updating Your Business Plan
  • July: NO ROUNDTABLE
  • August 28: Do You Speak Millennial?
  • September 25: Unemployment & Workers Compensation
  • October 23: Your Company’s Brand
  • November 20: Getting Credit for Your Business
  • December 18: Setting SMART Goals

When:
Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:

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Friday, March 06, 2020Business Development

Professional Development Series: Session 1

Professional Development Series: Session 1

— a program of Leadership Lebanon Valley

Purpose: To provide education, training and tools to employees or anyone in the workforce who may be ready to advance to a managerial position. Individuals attending the training will enter the workforce with a greater skill set. This is an accelerated leader on-boarding program.

 

“The Chamber's Professional Development Series is a necessary investment to our employees and company. Our supervisors came back from each class with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and a greater perspective on the business world. The presenters really impressed my team and I look forward to sending another group for the next class!”

Jenn Thompson, SHRM-CP
Manager, Human Resources
 - VF Corp

 

Who might utilize this program:

  • Any member business with employees that does not have an internal training program
  • Students and individuals who are looking to advance their skills before applying for a position
  • Employees moving into entry level supervisory positions

 

Program Structure:

  • Classes will run one time a week for four weeks from 8:00 -10:30 am
  • Classes last 2½ hours each for a total of 10 hours of training

 

Program Details:

  • Each class after the first will begin with a 30-minute reflection/discussion on how participants applied their new skills throughout the previous week
  • Participants will leave with a toolkit of resources and information to back up the lessons

 

Training includes:

Session 1: March 6

Self-Evaluation – What are your professional strengths and weaknesses, how can you utilize your strengths as a leader and develop strategies to overcome weaknesses.

Presenter/facilitator: Dennis Mellott - Team Builders

 

Session 2: March 13

Professional Standards in the Workplace: ethics, behavior, time management.

Presenter/facilitator: Dr. Marianne Bartley, Time to Think.

 

Session 3: March 20

How to Manage Staff: motivation, managing difficult employees, scheduling, understanding HR and legal requirements, hiring and firing.

Presenter/facilitator: Sage Schott Reed, The Assessment Network.

 

Session 4: March 27

Becoming Part of the Company Team – advancing the mission and goals of the company, adding innovation and ideas for growth, making the change to management, managing the work-life balance.

Presenter/facilitator Robert Hadfield, Certified SCORE Mentor.

  

When:
Friday, March 06, 2020 8:00 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Members - 4 week course: $300
Non-Members - 4 week course: $500

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For More Info:
Karen Groh
717-273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020Business Development

Simple Steps to Starting a Business

Simple Steps to Starting a Business

Simple Steps is a comprehensive program offered by the SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon Chapter with the goal of assisting and equipping small business entrepreneurs with the tools needed to develop a successful business plan. The program will help business entrepreneurs start and grow their business. The program consists of five 2+ hour sequential classes.Who should attend? Individuals or business partners considering starting a business, buying a business or small business owners who want to enrich and grow their business profitably.

 

This 5-WEEK program carries a $100 fee payable to SCORE. Please visit here for details or to register.

 

March 11 - SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 1: Starting a Business  An introduction to the SIMPLE STEPS Program including steps an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business or run a new business. This session provides:

Introduction to SCORE and entrepreneurial colleagues also starting a business– Myths and realities of entrepreneurship– Critical success factors– Types of Businesses– Overview of key business planning components to be addressed in detail in upcoming sessionso Components of business ownershipo Legal considerations (structure, licensing, taxes) Business and Marketing plan overview Financial Plan overview including cash management and funding

March 18 - SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 2 : Business Planning  This session focuses on business planning. It discusses how to develop the business idea/concept, create the business model and data collection of core information to create a professional and viable business plan.– Developing your business concept– Elements of a Business Plan– Identifying customers and competitors– How and where to collect the information to complete a Business Plan

March 25 - SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 3: Marketing This session provides an overview of a marketing plan and guides the participants on the steps necessary to build a successful plan. The discussion will touch on product definition, pricing strategy, competition, target markets, marketing strategies to reach customers and costs elements as related to marketing plan choices.– Define your product or service and the benefits they provide – Define and target your customer and the benefit you provide them– Differentiate your product or service – Promote your product or service – Place your product in the marketplace (retail store, website, mail order, etc.)

April 1 - SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 4: Financial Planning and Projections  This session focuses on financial planning for a successful business. The session is intended to take the mystery out of the“numbers” and provide a clear financial framework and tools for understanding and tracking business performance. Participants will learn how to create:– Forecast of revenue and expenses– Cash Flow Statement and Balance Sheet – Profit and Loss Statement – Break Even Analysis and Benchmarks for your company compared to industry norms 

April 8 - SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 5: Funding and Financing and Panel Discussion with Key Resources  This session discusses financing your business. The discussion includes sources of funds, financial statement analysis,accounting and bookkeeping systems, the six C's of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, monthly preparation andreview of financial statements. A bank loan officer will provide an inside view of how a banker assesses the merits of business plans and loan applications.In addition, a panel of key resources every small business should know will be available to answer questions on why and how to get started. Resources include: Banker, Insurance Agent, Lawyer, bookkeeper and SCORE Mentor.


When:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon

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Thursday, March 12, 2020Business Development

Customer Sales & Service

Customer Sales & Service
“Sales” is a process — your process. Master the fundamentals, add “You,” and apply it consistently. Presented by SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon Mentor Tom Burgum.

When:
Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:00 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Free to members and non-members

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Friday, March 13, 2020Business Development

Professional Development Series: Session 2

Professional Development Series: Session 2

— a program of Leadership Lebanon Valley

Session 2:

Professional Standards in the Workplace: ethics, behavior, time management.

Presenter/facilitator: Dr. Marianne Bartley, Time to Think.

  

Registration for this 4 week course is available through the March 6 event listing. 


When:
Friday, March 13, 2020 8:00 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
For More Info:
Karen Groh
717-273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Thursday, March 19, 2020Business Development

POSTPONED - Marketing 101

POSTPONED - Marketing 101

Marketing: the art of knowing and reaching your customer so they are aware of and enticed to try and buy your products and services. Presented by SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon Mentor Cathy Bonser


When:
Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:00 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon

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Friday, March 20, 2020Business Development

POSTPONED - Professional Development Series: Session 3

POSTPONED - Professional Development Series: Session 3

— a program of Leadership Lebanon Valley

Session 3: 

How to Manage Staff: motivation, managing difficult employees, scheduling, understanding HR and legal requirements, hiring and firing.

Presenter/facilitator: Sage Schott Reed, The Assessment Network.

Registration for this 4 week course is available through the March 6 event listing. 


When:
Friday, March 20, 2020 8:00 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
For More Info:
Karen Groh
717-273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020Webinars

Lebanon County Business Panel Discussion

Lebanon County Business Panel Discussion
Please join the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce as we provide access to a panel to answer your questions. Additional panelists will be added as confirmed.
Confirmed meeting panelists include:
• Senator Dave Arnold (representative)
• Economic Development Specialist: Kim Stout, Small Business Administration
• Kelly Smith, WellSpan Health
• Representative, UPMC Pinnacle
• Employment Law Attorney: Peggy Morcom, Esq., Buzgon Davis Law Offices
• Business Mentor: Jerry Glenn, SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon
• Founder/President: Roger North, North Group Consultants
• Vice President: BT Trefsgar, BenefitWorks Inc.
• Commercial Relationship Manager: Rebecca Witherite, Fulton Bank
• Chief Lending Officer: Rick Rollman, JBT
• Commercial Lender: Steve Snedeker, Members 1st Federal Credit Union
• Business Developer: Craig Connelly, BELCO Community Credit Union
• Fair Lending Officer: Jim Rovito, First Citizens Community Bank

Please register for this ZOOM meeting here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpEscOmhqDMt-ZOHRH1QHuAN5LG5kTn8MA

When:
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 9:00 AM thru 10:00 AM
Where:
Online: Zoom Meeting

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Thursday, April 16, 2020Webinars

Lebanon County COVID-19 Update

 Please join us and the experts at WellSpan as we provide an overview of Lebanon County's current situation and mitigation efforts. We'll also provide an overview of keeping your workplace and workforce safe.

Topics may include:
• COVID-19 in Lebanon County
• Preparations at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital
• Keeping Your Employees Safe
• Where to Get Your Employees Tested
• Masking Recommendations and Other Safety Measures
• Workplace Cleaning Guidelines

A Q&A will be allowed via the Chat window or email.

This is open to the public but registration is required.

 

You must register for this Zoom Meeting online: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtfuGurTgiHtC2iHw1fxa-HXRmeId75oV9

You can join with video or audio.  


When:
Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:
Online: Zoom Meeting

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Thursday, April 16, 2020Webinars

The Importance of Marketing During a Closure

The Importance of Marketing During a Closure
The Importance of Marketing During a Closure

This webinar, hosted by the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce and presented by Fresh Creative (https://freshcreativeinc.com/) provides tips and discussion for business owners on why and how to continue marketing during this time of isolation. What should your messaging say?

Topics of discussion include:

• Keep your website updated
• Landing pages
• Google My Business profile
• Securing reviews
• Social Media
• Videos
• Moving products or services online
• Eblasts
• Make sure your business can be found online through search engine optimization
• Google ad words (pay-per-click) 

You must register for this Zoom Meeting online: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZIofuyvqjMt3leitB4YXBq08k0vOnHuSw 

You can join with video or audio.  


When:
Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:00 PM thru 03:00 PM
Where:
Online: Zoom Meeting

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020Webinars

A Dose of Positivity: Leadership & the Future

Please join us for a series of professional presentations to give you some direction and control of your company’s future. Perfect for any CEO, manager, small business owner or sole proprietor.
 

  • Leading Through Crisis: Turning Adversity into Advantage - Dr. Marianne Bartley, Time to Think, LLC.
     
  • Best Practices in Times of Crisis: Small Business Survival Strategies and Recovery
     
  • Tips – Robert Hadfield, Strategic Resources, Inc.

  • Envisioning the Future: Seeing Beyond – Roger North, North Group Consultants
     
  • Q&A 

Open to the public - a service of the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Support our work and join today. lvchamber.org. For your business, for our community.

 

You must register for this Zoom Meeting online: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceisrjojEtBx_T8_iM8vilIAJ5Ku7wiA

You can join with video or audio.  


When:
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:
Online: Zoom Meeting

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Monday, April 27, 2020Webinars

Peer Group: Manufacturers, Distribution Centers, Warehouses

This meeting is co-hosted by the Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation

Peer Groups are designed for those in similar industries or job groups to have conversations, ask questions, stay current and connect with each other, while letting us know what is impacting you and what you need more information on.

This is open to all regional businesses but you must register to get the link to join.


When:
Monday, April 27, 2020 10:00 AM thru 11:00 PM
Where:
Online:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcuCsrzIuHdZLHBdb0_CrJ90IbYSgwxEc

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Monday, April 27, 2020Webinars

Peer Group: Small Businesses (up to 30 employees)

Peer Groups are designed for those in similar industries or job groups to have conversations, ask questions, stay current and connect with each other, while letting us know what is impacting you and what you need more information on.

This is open to all regional businesses but you must register to get the link to join.

When:
Monday, April 27, 2020 1:00 PM thru 02:00 PM
Where:
Online:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcud--rqTovEtf3AFWWWe7Fe3LS5Vo3jjEA

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020Webinars

Peer Group: Human Resources - co-hosted with LVSHRM

This meeting is being co-hosted with Lebanon Valley SHRM
Peer Groups are designed for those in similar industries or job groups to have conversations, ask questions, stay current and connect with each other, while letting us know what is impacting you and what you need more information on.

This is open to all regional businesses but you must register to get the link to join.

When:
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Online:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUof--rqT4pH9F2JE29lFaSZTPXYWBgNef7

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020Webinars

Peer Group: Sole Proprietors, Independent Contractors

Peer Groups are designed for those in similar industries or job groups to have conversations, ask questions, stay current and connect with each other, while letting us know what is impacting you and what you need more information on.

This is open to all regional businesses but you must register to get the link to join.

When:
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:00 PM thru 03:00 PM
Where:
Online:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUof--rqT4pH9F2JE29lFaSZTPXYWBgNef7

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020Webinars

UPMC Pinnacle: Town Hall

UPMC Pinnacle: Town Hall

COVID-19:  Current State, Lessons Learned, and Where We Are Going

 

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are far-reaching and potentially long-lasting.   Join UPMC leaders on Wednesday, April 29, 10 - 11 AM as they share the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business and health care operations to help businesses prepare for the coming months.  

 

Guest presenters will include: 

 

  • M. Brooks Turkel, FACHE, Senior Vice President UPMC Pinnacle, President Lancaster Region
  • Carleen Warner, MD, Medical Director, Pinnacle Health Medical Group
  • James Raczek, MD, Chief Medical Officer, UPMC Pinnacle 
  • Michael Peck, MD, Medical Director, Express Care and Occupational Health  
  • John Delorenzo, UPMC Pinnacle Associate Counsel.

 

Participant questions can be sent in advance to zimmermanmd@upmc.edu.

 

This is open to the public but registration is required.

You must register for this Zoom Meeting online: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqdeqvrzIrG9ai8umZ47tesWNkH7Jmuwtu

 

You can join with video or audio.  

 

 

 

  

When:
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:
Online: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqdeqvrzIrG9ai8umZ47tesWNkH7Jmuwtu

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020Webinars

Peer Group: Large Businesses (over 30 employees)

Peer Groups are designed for those in similar industries or job groups to have conversations, ask questions, stay current and connect with each other, while letting us know what is impacting you and what you need more information on.

This is open to all regional businesses but you must register to get the link to join.

When:
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:00 PM
Where:
Online:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvdOGgqjMjGNe95rp3z4YAXObV4LkrO87D

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