Education Workshops

All workshops are held at The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce – 134 Court St, Plymouth. A benefit as a member of The Pembroke Chamber of Commerce is discounted rates on the workshops. These vary with each workshop. For registrations and further information, please contact Amy at 508-830-1620 or amyc@plymouthchamber.com.

2016 Workshop/Seminar Schedule

June 16, 2016   Explore What’s Next – Discover Your New Direction (Workshop)

8:30 am -10:00 am

Free to attend

Presented by Beth Davis, Learning for Leaders & Alison Berglund, Encore Age

After a lifetime of achievement, do you really want a retirement where work grinds to a sudden halt?  Are you left to figure out your next steps on your own?   Join us for a 90-minute workshop with other woman to discuss successful transitions and to share some hopes and fears.  You will walk away with some inspiration, confidence knowing you are not alone and ideas on how to begin your journey to your “what’s next.”

June 21, 2016 Cool Tips for PowerPoint

9:00 am 12:00 pm

Presented by Massasoit Community College

Cost is $79

Course Description:  Say goodbye to boring slides!  Set yourself apart by learning some cool features, and get ready to use PowerPoint like a pro.  Features covered are slide animation, slide transition, inserting media files, and much more that is guaranteed to help you amp up your next PowerPoint slide deck.

June 22, 2016 Introduction to Microsoft Excel

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Session held at Curry College, Plymouth Campus, 20 North Park Avenue, Plymouth

Instructor Noreen Carey

Cost: $35 for Members $40 for Non-Members

Attendees can expect to learn beginner functions of Microsoft Excel;

Training topics include:

Creating formulas including AutoSum

Max, Min Average functions

Applying relative and absolute referencing to formulas

Creating basic charts/graphs;

Worksheet formatting and file saving.

This class will provide introduction training to Microsoft Excel.

June 29, 2016 The 7 Deadly Sins of the Entrepreneur

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Presented by Will Shain, The Alternative Board
The Seven Deadly Sins are alive and well in small businesses today.

In this workshop, you will learn to recognize the Seven Deadly Sins of Lust, Gluttony, Sloth, Wrath, Greed, Envy and Pride, if they exist in your business. But if they do, you will come away with tangible solutions to neutralize the “sins” in your business that take away from operational efficiency, company productivity and profitable growth.

The first seven (7) to sign up and attend this event will receive a copy of the Amazon best seller, “Timeless Principles of Exceptional Businesses – Shared Wisdom from 25 Years of TAB”. Everyone will leave with an action plan.

July 13, 2016 Intermediate Excel

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Session held at Curry College, Plymouth Campus, 20 North Park Avenue, Plymouth

Instructor Noreen Carey

Cost: $35 for Members $40 for Non-Members

Intermediate excel topics will cover:

Financial Functions

If Statement

Data tables,

Conditional formatting

Named ranges

Creating templates

Working with multiple worksheets

Advanced Chart features.

**One should have prior knowledge of Introduction to Excel topics.

July 20, 2016 Put Your Business on the Map with Google

8:30 am – 10:00 0m

Session held at the Plymouth Are a Chamber, 134 Court Street, Plymouth

Presented by Douglas Willett, LunaTech 3D

a Google Trusted Photographer, and Google Certified Geo 3D Developer

Businesses that are online grow 40% faster than those that aren’t. Let’s help every local business get their info online.

Attend this Google Seminar & you will learn:

  1. HowToGoMo – Going Mobile
  2. Optimizing Your Listing
  3. Google My Business
  4. Google Business Views
  5. Google Analytics
  6. Google Trends
  7. Google Alerts
  8. Google My Business App for analytics and sharing

Google has helped 1,451 businesses get on the map in Plymouth, MA.  Are you one of them??

July 21, 2016 Rock Your Business with SBA

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session held at the Plymouth Are a Chamber, 134 Court Street, Plymouth

Presented by the SBA

Looking to Start or Expand your Business?

Gain a better understanding of SBA Programs and Services

General information will be provided on the following:

-MSBDC – Mass Small Business Development Center

-SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business

-SBA Guaranty Loan Programs:

-7(a) Loans  –  Microloans  –  SBA Express Loans  –  504 Loan Program

-Government Contracting Opportunities:

-8(a) Business Development – HUBZones (Historically Underutilized Business Zones)  –  Small Disadvantaged           -Business  –  Surety Bonding  –  Disaster Assistance

-CWE – Center for Women & Enterprise

July 27, 2016 Advanced Excel

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Session held at Curry College, Plymouth Campus, 20 North Park Avenue, Plymouth

Instructor Noreen Carey

Cost: $35 for Members $40 for Non-Members

Advanced excel topics will cover:

  • Excel database functions of Creating
  • Sorting and Querying a Table
  • Creating and applying criteria ranges subtotals
  • Database functions
  • SumIf and CountIf functions
  • Pivot tables if majority of class with benefit from this topic
  • Importing Excel into Word creating Linked and Embedded features.

August 9, 2016 Basic Life Support-CPR & AED

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Presented by Massasoit Community College

Cost is $67

Certification of CPR & AED.

August 11, 2016 Working on Wellness, Partnering for a Healthy Workforce

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Session held at the Plymouth Are a Chamber, 134 Court Street, Plymouth

Presented by Mari Ryan, MBA, MHP, CWWPC, CWP

Free to attend.

Invest in your company by investing in your employees’ health and well-being!

Application Deadline is September 16th, so you don’t want to miss this session.

We are excited to share an opportunity for Massachusetts businesses to engage in Working on Wellness, a comprehensive statewide worksite wellness initiative. Working on Wellness provides a financial support to offset the cost of launching a wellness program, while also offering expert training, technical assistance and an on-line learning community that allows you to collaborate with similar businesses.

How the Working on Wellness Program Works:

-Seed Funding. Up to $10,000 to start or boost a wellness initiative.

-Technical Assistance. A Worksite Wellness Advisor who provides guidance and support in a group setting.

-Training. An online training that reflects the elements of the Worksite Wellness Development Cycle

-Online Support Resources. Access to articles, newsletters, tools, case studies, and other resources through an online portal.

-Best Practices Forum. Opportunity to attend an annual event to share best practices, lessons learned, and success stories.


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