Tuesday, January 10
The Small Business Resource Association will host a Tune-Up Workshop, “New Year’s Resolutions – The Ones You Haven’t Made, But Should Have,” on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. morning, virtually via Zoom. In this session, John Whitehall will introduce the idea of making resolutions for businesses and review a “baker’s dozen” of good resolutions to help grow a business in 2023. Registration: https://us02web.zoom .us/meeting/register/ tZAtc-Cvrz8iEtCfF51WJcoo1JlIuXZJJ4Qu. This event is free to the public.
Tuesday, January 10
The Manufacturer Resource Center will host a webinar, “Strategic Planning: Take Control of Your Business,” from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., virtually via Zoom. Denise Haney will give a powerful, inspirational presentation that will introduce attendees to the Six Key Components of a Successful Business. Attendees will leave with a set of simple, practical tools that they and their leadership teams will use immediately to focus on priorities, get clarity on issues, and gain traction together. Full description and registration can be found at: www.mrcpa.org/events. Contact: Diane Lewis at email@example.com or 610-628-4578. Cost: Free – but registration required.
Friday January 13th
The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) will host a networking breakfast with Berks County Commissioners, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Reading, 701 Penn St., Reading. Attendees will hear an update on commissioners’ goals for 2023, including economic development, Imagine Berks, 2030 planning initiatives, funding for the American Rescue Plan, restoration of passenger rail and many other issues in the county. The county’s new chief operating officer, Kevin Barnhardt, will share the projects he worked on as a commissioner in 2022 and his vision for the county as he transitions into this new leadership role. Registration required at: greaterreading.org. Cost: $35 for members, $50 for non-members.
Thursday 19 January
The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce will host a “REACH: Time Management Luncheon,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Copperfield Inn at Lakeside, 594 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick. Led by Audrey Faust, business advisor, CFO and certified NeuroCoach, the luncheon will help attendees learn how to stop feeling “overwhelmed, overwhelmed and committed.” Cost to attend is $45 for members; $90 for non-members. To register: https://business.tricountyareachamber.com/events/details/reach-luncheon-time-management-857868?calendarMonth=2023-01-01
Tuesday January 24th
The Small Business Resource Association will host a Tune-Up Workshop, “The Economy and the Financial Market Landscape,” on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. virtually via Zoom. This session, presented by Dianne Manges of Truist Foundations, will include: An overview of the current economic landscape; the outlook for financial markets; implications for small business activity. Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvdeGhrjsjE9IQY3HBUP4GWk9bWs93HThi. This event is free to the public.
Wednesday 25 January
The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce will host a membership breakfast, “Internships: Are They Right for Your Business,” from 8 to 9:30 a.m., Spring Hollow Golf Club, 3350 Schuylkill Road, Spring City. This morning the membership will present an internship panel discussion and discuss the support, opportunities, requirements and benefits of working with students in the region. Cost to attend is $35 for members; $70 for non-members. To register: https://tricountyareachamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/857977.
Wednesday 25 January
Berks LaunchBox Presents Webinar “Step-by-Step Class to Build a Business Model Canvas,” 6:30 to 7:30 pm Learn how to create a business plan in a one-page summary with the Business Model Canvas Business – which shows the feasibility, desirability and sustainability of your business. Participants will learn how to articulate their value proposition, how they deliver value, and how to measure that value. They will also have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback on the draft canvas from one of the coaches during a follow-up private meeting. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/step-by-step-class-to-build-a-business-model-canvas-tickets-488658640147. This class is free to the public.
Every second Tuesday
The SHRM Berks County Chapter will meet virtually from 7:30 to 9:00 am. The meeting includes a presentation on a relevant HR topic. Visit www.berkspa.shrm.org for details.
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