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

 

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

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

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.)

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 

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

Marketing 101

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
Registration:
Free to members and non-members

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Friday, March 20, 2020Business Development

Professional Development Series: Session 3

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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Friday, March 27, 2020Business Development

Professional Development Series: Session 4

Professional Development Series: Session 4

— a program of Leadership Lebanon Valley

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.

 

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

  

When:
Friday, March 27, 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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Friday, March 27, 2020Business Development

Business Roundtable: Interviewing/Hiring/Firing

Business Roundtable: Interviewing/Hiring/Firing

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

Interviewing/Hiring/Firing

This great session, presented by Sage Schott Reed of The Assessment Network is destined to give you guidance through these difficult, and often tricky, HR issues.

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:

  • 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, March 27, 2020 12:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:

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Friday, April 03, 2020Business Development

SCORE Luncheon: Understanding Financial Statements

SCORE Luncheon: Understanding Financial Statements
To explain in plain language basic financial terms and concepts that small business owners need to know to help you understand how to do a financial SWOT and plan how you want to achieve your ROE financial objectives. Presented by SCORE Lancaster Mentor Lou Davenport.

Lunch will be provided!

ABOUT SCORE
Our individual, confidential mentoring services and workshops are FREE and whether you have a single question or need help designing and executing a comprehensive business strategy, SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon is here to help.

When:
Friday, April 03, 2020 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Open to members and non-members.

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Monday, April 06, 2020Business Development

Presentation Skills: Get Your Pitch Ready!

Presentation Skills: Get Your Pitch Ready!

Please join us for this workshop as business specialist and Certified SCORE Mentor, Bob Hadfield, prepares you to make your business pitch for THE GREAT Lebanon County PITCH or any presentation. 


When:
Monday, April 06, 2020 1:00 PM thru 03:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Free to members and non-members

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Friday, April 24, 2020Business Development

Business Roundtable: Franchise Vs. Private Business

Business Roundtable: Franchise Vs. Private Business

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

Franchise Vs. Private Business

This session will feature a panel of franchise owners and small business entrepreneurs to provide insight on the pros and cons of both set-ups.

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

Lunch is provided courtesy of Dominos 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:

  • 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, April 24, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:

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Friday, May 29, 2020Business Development

Business Roundtable: Customer Service & Customer Experience

Business Roundtable: Customer Service & Customer Experience

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

Customer Service and Experience

We could all use a little insight on making our customer service and experiences better. Join us and service expert Mary Foltz of Service Counts! for this informative session. 

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:

  • 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, May 29, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:

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Thursday, June 04, 2020Business Development

SCORE Luncheon: Marketing, Next Steps

SCORE Luncheon: Marketing, Next Steps
The four P's of Marketing, Product, Price, Place and Promotion, will be reviewed with a heavy emphasis on digital promotion of your business. Presented by SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon Vice President of Marketing Joann Brayman. This workshop is free and open to the business community. Lunch will be provided.

ABOUT SCORE
Our individual, confidential mentoring services and workshops are FREE and whether you have a single question or need help designing and executing a comprehensive business strategy, SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon is here to help.

When:
Thursday, June 04, 2020 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Open to members and non-members.

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Friday, June 26, 2020Business Development

Business Roundtable: Updating Your Business Plan

Business Roundtable: Updating Your Business Plan

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

Updating Your Business Plan

Do you even have a plan? Learn how to write one or review/update one.

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:

  • 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, June 26, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:

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Friday, August 28, 2020Business Development

Business Roundtable: Do You Speak Millennial?

Business Roundtable: Do You Speak Millennial?

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

Do You Speak Millennial?

Come on in for a great presentation on understanding and motivating employees from different generations. Presented by Amanda Hoover, Training & Development specialist from BELCO Credit Union. 

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:

  • 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, August 28, 2020 12:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:

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Friday, September 11, 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.

 

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: September 11

Self-Evaluation – Temperament: 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: September 18

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 3: September 25 

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

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

 

Session 4: October 2

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, September 11, 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

Register

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

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Friday, September 11, 2020Business Development

SCORE Luncheon: Personal Development

SCORE Luncheon: Personal Development
In order to become a braver leader, we need to lean into courage.  We will discuss the four pillars of the courage of leadership that are observable, measurable and teachable. Presented by Tricia Nabors of Nabors Coaching.
This workshop is free and open to the business community. Lunch will be provided.

ABOUT SCORE
Our individual, confidential mentoring services and workshops are FREE and whether you have a single question or need help designing and executing a comprehensive business strategy, SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon is here to help.

When:
Friday, September 11, 2020 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Open to members and non-members.

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Friday, September 18, 2020Business Development

Professional Development Series: Session 2

Professional Development Series: Session 2

— a program of Leadership Lebanon Valley

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 September 11 event listing. 

  

When:
Friday, September 18, 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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Friday, September 25, 2020Business Development

Professional Development Series: Session 3

Professional Development Series: Session 3

— a program of Leadership Lebanon Valley

Session 3: 

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 September 11 event listing. 


When:
Friday, September 25, 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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