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OC Chamber of Commerce launches ‘Business Matters’

OC Chamber of Commerce launches ‘Business Matters’

Posted: Monday, February 8, 2010 11:13 am

The Messenger 02.08.10
After several conversations with Obion County Chamber of Commerce members, local chamber officials have learned it is more important than ever for business owners and managers to commit to ongoing learning and skills training to maintain a competitive edge and stay abreast of the changing times.
“We also understand that in a tight-knit community like the one we are blessed enough to live in, people want you to care about them first and their business second. Well, we believe that every business is a ‘people business.’ Therefore, the people and the business go hand in hand,” said Robbie Green, office and communications manager at the Obion County Chamber of Commerce.
She said the chamber staff’s committment to chamber members is to respond to their needs in efforts to help grow their businesses.
“Chamber members have spoken and we have listened,” she said.
Starting Feb. 16, the Obion County Chamber of Commerce will hold its first-ever morning networking event, “Business Matters.”
The free event will provide opportunities to learn from community business leaders who come to share their subject matter and business expertise. Each “Business Matters” event will consist of a light breakfast at 7:45 a.m. and then an informative program from 8-9. There will be a speaker at each session, offering information local businesses can actually use to make their businesses more successful.
“The Obion County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to providing education and support to strengthen and enhance economic success for its members, businesses and the region,” Mrs. Green said. “Potential topics like ‘Motivating Employees’ and ‘Business Survival’ are pertinent ‘Business Matters’ because your business matters.”
The program will be held the third Tuesday of each month at the Obion County Public Library. The first event will feature helpful tax tips for businesses, brought to you by Obion County Chamber of Commerce members ATA.
“These monthly gatherings are also a great way to meet and network with other business owners in the area, a way to make connections that can lead to potential business,” Mrs. Green said. “Chamber members should not miss this free educational opportunity. However, if you are not a chamber member yet, do not despair. Non-chamber members can attend Business Matters two times out of the year if they are invited by another chamber member. Once they become members, they can attend every session of ‘Business Matters.’ Remember — membership has its privileges.”
Space for the upcoming event is limited and those who plan to attend should make their reservations now by calling the chamber at 885-0211 or by e-mailng rgreen@obioncounty.org.
“It has never been a better time to become a member of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce. It is a new day and we are moving ahead in the right direction,” she added.
“Business Matters” is sponsored by the Hamilton-Ryker Company.

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