Workshops


Effective Leadership Lunch and Learn
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Summit Center at The Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts
Click HERE to register for this FREE workshop!

Are your employees giving you their best? Does your company struggle with retention? Join Bill Ford from SESCO and the Smyth County Chamber of Commerce in this FREE workshop to learn techniques to encourage your employees and keep the talent that you have. Bring your lunch and join us for this “Lunch and Learn.”

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Past 2017 Workshops:


Get Your Business on the Map – Smyth County! with People, Inc.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Summit Center Room 217 at The Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts
Click HERE to register for this FREE workshop!

People in Smyth County and beyond are looking for what you offer–and they’re looking online. That’s why People Inc. has teamed up with Google and the Smyth County Chamber of Commerce to host a free workshop to help you and your fellow businesses get online and on the map.

Small business owners are invited to attend this FREE workshop and networking opportunity to hear and implement free resources from Google.

You should attend this workshop if you…

  • Started a small business but don’t have an online presence yet.
  • Plan to start online marketing or e-commerce but don’t know where to begin.
  • Have a foothold in the web and are ready to take the next step.

The workshop will feature lessons on:

  • Get Found on Google Search and Maps
  • Build Your Free Website
  • Growing Your Business Online

“4 out of 5 consumers use search engines to find local information nearby, yet only 37% of businesses have claimed their listing on a search engine,” says Soo Young Kim, Head of Small Business Engagement at Google. “Small businesses are the engine of local economies and when they flourish, their communities do as well.”

The first 15 registered attendees get exclusive Google swag!

Participants are welcome to bring their own lunches.
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Is Your Life Hackable?
Is my life secure from hackers?
How safe is public wi-fi?
What technology should I be aware of?
Answer these questions and more at our FREE workshop!

Tim Ringley, Information Security Officer with the Bank of Marion will be demonstrating some hacker technologies that could potentially impact your life. You will learn what you can do to be a smart consumer and tech-user.

Bring your own lunch, or order a $10 lunch delivered from Sister’s Café! Register now!

Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Henderson School of Appalachian Arts

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