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Event Corner

Hosting numerous workshops, presentations, and events with members and community leaders provide entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn, network, and get inspired. These events focus on the various stages of business growth. Make sure to add them to your calendar.

Coffee & Conversation: Visual Merchandising

Friday, October 19, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Gearing up for holiday shoppers.

Join in the discussion of sharing best practices, tips and tricks that keep customers coming back for more.

Speaker: Lara Herter brings 17 years of retail management & merchandising experience to the discussion.

Vinny & Bay’s Coffee and Eatery, 310 Harrison Ave.

In collaboration with Vinny & Bay’s Coffee and Eatery, the Business Innovation Center brings Coffee & Conversation into the community, making it more convenient for local businesses to join the discussion.

This is a no cost event.

 

Export University 101

Tuesday, October 30

EXPORT UNIVERSITY is a training program developed by the District Export Council to help companies begin an export
initiative and to gain skills and innovation in their international sales. Delivered by the U.S. Commercial Service (U.S.
Department of Commerce), Export 101 is designed for new‐to‐export firms that would like expert advice and tools on the
export basics. Attendees will receive a certificate following completion of this course.

This course is ideal for marketing and sales management and staff, export operations personnel, purchasing, logistics, and anyone with a responsibility for export functions. Course goals include: 1) evaluating export readiness; 2) developing an export marketing plan; and, 3) understanding the basics about U.S. export regulations, 4) international logistics, and 5) how to ensure that you get paid.  This course will not cover the topic of foreign or outsourced manufacturing or importing into the U.S.

Cost: $45 (breakfast and lunch provided)

 

Coffee & Conversation: Social Media

Friday, September 28, 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Let’s talk about sharing.

Start your day with us! Sip a cup of coffee and join in discussion with Holly Pituch, Marketing Manager for Sweet Bay to find out the importance of keeping social media interesting, helpful, real and most importantly shareable.

In collaboration with Vinny & Bay’s Coffee and Eatery, the Business Innovation Center brings Coffee & Conversation into the community, making it more convenient for local businesses to join the discussion.

This is a no cost event.