Professional development can be costly for companies, that's why the Walker County Chamber of Commerce and SouthCrest Bank have teamed up to offer a one-day business conference, all without having to leave town. Eight speakers will present a variety of topics on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Walker County Civic Center. Registration is $50 for members (early bird rate ends Sept. 1) and the cost includes breakfast and lunch.
Vincent Phipps, Communication VIP Training & Coaching
"Amplify Your Attitude"
Our keynote speaker is an award-winning international speaker, author, trainer, and CEO of Communication VIP Training and Coaching. “Amplify Your Attitude!” combines what Vincent calls the three most important dynamics of attitude: Motivation, Communication, and Leadership. (Watch a video clip here).
Meagan Jolley, Rock City
"How to Grow Your Business Through Facebook"
What is an editorial calendar and why should you have one? What are the different types of Facebook posts and how can you build an engaged audience? Learn this and more from the professionals behind the best-known brand in the southeast.
Lt. Pat Cook, Walker County Sheriff's Department
"Personal Safety and Situational Awareness"
Learn tips about safety & security that you can implement at your workplace. Lieutenant Pat Cook with the Walker County Sheriff's Department will be on hand to discuss personal safety and confrontational issues inside the workplace, as well as tips to help you stay safe and aware of your surroundings wherever your busy schedule may take you.
Scott Goble, CPA, Sound Accounting
"Cash Management/Ask the CPA"
Workshop participants will learn different methods for managing cash when bills are certain and revenue or collections isn't. Planned topics include how to calculate your working capital needs, the different types and sources of working capital, matching loan terms to spending needs, cash flow budgeting, and methods for accelerating collections. Bring your questions for a Q&A session with the CPA
Rhonda Beasley, Roper Corporation
"HR in 2017: What Employers & Managers Need to Know"
Keep up with the latest changes in the HR industry and become a better-informed employer and manager with these tips for managing employees.
"Protecting Yourself from Internet Fraud"
Protect yourself and your company from internet fraud by utilizing these simple tips, presented by our sponsor, SouthCrest Bank
Wade Rowan, ACT Business Machines
"A Proactive Approach to Office Technology"
How can you take a proactive approach to your company's IT solutions? Learn some simple tricks to shift from reactive to proactive when it comes to your office technology.
Lacey Wilson, Walker County Chamber
"Bonus Session - 5 Tips to Enhance Your Marketing Efforts Instantly"
After the conference concludes, you're invited to stay around for this bonus session presented by the Chamber. What's a branding guide? How can I automate my company newsletter? Where can I create professional graphics & websites on a budget? Leave the conference with 5 tips to immediately enhance your marketing efforts during this bonus session.
Are you ready to gain a broader understanding of the issues facing our community? Are you prepared to use the information and skills you will gain from this experience to become a leader in the community? If so, then Leadership Walker County may be a good fit for you. This 9-month program gives participants a first-hand look at operations of city and county governments, the educational systems, and public safety, as well as local businesses in the agricultural, manufacturing, tourism and non-profit sectors. Space is limited to 24 participants, so reserve your spot today!