Calendar of Events - Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Marijuana in the Workplace, What Do You Do? A business, HR and legal perspective
12/8/2020
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Events in the month of October 2020
10/1/2020
Twitter? What's Twitter? It is that app that people use to find small bite sized pieces of information on topics, trends, and people that they follow. While it may not be the largest social media platform, it is certainly in the top 10. Believe it or not, the platform still boasts around 300 million monthly active users. The key to success on Twitter is going back to the basics, understand your target audience. In this webinar, we will cover some of the best practices to using Twitter effectively for your business and review some of the various tools and resources you have to ensure your overall success!
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10/6/2020

Let’s face it, there’s no business reason to get a patent if you can’t make money from it.  We will discuss how to make money from patents through licensing the technology to others. We will also cover patent law suits and how they can be used to monetize inventions. 

 

Presented by: Matthew Grumbling

NGUYEN TARBET LLC


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10/7/2020
HOT! US Chamber & Congresswomen Lesko To Address Local Businesses! 

An informal chat dealing with the status of additional COVID-19 funding and the upcoming elections is scheduled for Oct 7, 10:30 to 11:30 Live (Webinar and Facebook Live). Get your questions in now. Have a voice! 


The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce plans events to provide important news and updates specifically for the small business community. The Chamber works to represent the collective voice of the business community. Whether it's setting legislative goals, working with our lobbyist, sending out Action Alerts or connecting businesses with influencers,  the goal is ensuring an environment where business can prosper.


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10/8/2020

Explain Your Products and Services with Infographics

Learn formats and strategies for tackling an infographic’s writing and development so that your customers can move forward with a purchase. Read more





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10/8/2020

When Snapchat first came out, perception was that it was a risque social media platform full of kids and inappropriate pictures. Years later, they have worked hard to change their brand image and now, they are a social media powerhouse. Snapchat boasts over 210 million users, the majority of them are between the ages of 17 - 24 (73%). If that is your target demographic, then you need to attend this webinar. Learn how to leverage some of the newer tools and resources on Snapchat for business and how to engage a younger audience for years to come.

Presented by: No Boundaries Marketing


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10/13/2020

Did you know there are multiple types of patents? Which one do you want to file? What if you just want to keep something as a trade secret?  We will discuss the types of patents available to entrepreneurs and the requirements for maintaining proprietary knowledge as a trade secret. 

Presented by: Matthew Grumbling

NGUYEN TARBET LLC


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10/14/2020

Women-Owned Startups in Rural America - Learn About Useful Tools & Resources

This lively discussion will delve into the available training and resources for women business owners and entrepreneurs in rural America. Read more

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10/15/2020

Where’s The Money NOW? Position Your Business for the Future of Small Business Lending

Identify the crucial factors lenders are evaluating now, and steps you can take to position your business for financing in the coming months and years. Read more

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This year’s economic crisis has resulted in rapid changes to small business lending. It's more important than ever to identify the crucial factors lenders are evaluating now, and steps you can take to position your business for financing in the coming months and years.

Nav's Education Director Gerri Detweiler helped individuals and small business owners navigate the 2008 financial crisis and is working to educate business owners through the current crisis.

Attend this webinar and learn about:

  • The current lending landscape
  • Who is lending?
  • What has changed?



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10/20/2020

Increase Your Sales with Online Reviews

Actionable strategies to increase sales and influence customers by increasing online reviews. 
 

90% of people claim that positive reviews influence their purchasing decisions. Do you know how your business appears online?

Join Deluxe product experts, Joann Do and Cortney Vargas, as they outline actionable strategies to increase sales and influence customers by increasing online reviews.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Where customers might be reviewing your business and how to monitor comments, questions, and complaints
  • The benefits of getting more reviews
  • How to gather reviews from happy customers
  • How to respond to criticism so that customers feel heard
  • How to use online reviews to improve your product or service

 

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10/20/2020

We will go into more depth about how to get a patent, as well as how to fight to preserve your patent in an opposition.  We will delve into some of the details of navigating the sometimes turbulent waters of the United States Patent Office, both during examination and during post-examination proceedings.

Presented by: Matthew Grumbling

NGUYEN TARBET LLC


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10/21/2020
Sandra Watson, CEO Arizona Commerce Authority 

Join the West Valley Chamber Alliance, comprised of the Buckeye, Glendale, Peoria, Southwest Valley, Surprise Regional, and Wickenburg Chambers of Commerce, for this special Biz Build Up featuring Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President & CEO. This FREE, virtual event will feature a compelling presentation from Watson and plenty of time for questions. 

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries.

Participants will learn:
  • Strengths despite the pandemic: updates on the current state of Arizona’s economy
  • Recent project highlights: West Valley
  • Economic development indicators: trends the ACA is seeing in our project pipeline
  • 2021 legislative session: areas of focus and priorities

But make sure and register TODAY because this complimentary webinar is only available to the first 100 people to register! Make sure that you provide your correct email address in your registration because the Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the event to access the webinar.

Sandra Watson's Bio:
Sandra Watson is an economic development professional with 28 years of leadership experience in business attraction and expansion, innovation, entrepreneurship, economic policy and workforce development. She and her teams have worked with more than 1,000 companies that have committed to creating more than 160,000 quality jobs and investing more than $15 billion in capital in the state.

Currently, Ms. Watson serves as the President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), a public-private partnership that leads statewide economic development. The unique structure of the ACA brings together leaders from private industry, academia and all three branches of state government.

In addition to leading the ACA and serving on its Board of Directors, Ms. Watson also serves on Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s leadership team as his Senior Economic Policy Advisor. She was instrumental in advancing Governor Ducey’s vision for the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM) in Arizona and is a Founding Partner on the IAM Board of Directors. She is also a current member of the National State Science and Technology Institute Board of Trustees. Ms. Watson also served as Executive Director of Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano’s Council on Innovation & Technology which advanced Arizona’s first innovation and technology roadmap.

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10/22/2020

Planning Tips to Make Your E-Commerce Business Prosperous During Peak Season

 
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E-commerce has escalated during the COVID-19 crisis. With this growth comes challenges for both shippers and buyers.

Join this session where Kym Kyker of FedEx will review some creative ideas of how to navigate through peak season and ways to improve the experience for merchants and consumers.

You'll learn about: 

  • Earlier deals to drive sales before Thanksgiving holiday
  • Utilizing convenient network locations
  • Enhancing your brand
  • Improving packaging; utilize creative labeling or branded boxes
  • Working weekends to improve service
  • Website banners to communicate delivery delays
  • Enabling international shipping to reach a new audience
  • Shipping local and offering same-day delivery


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10/27/2020

Patent strategy includes applying for, and obtaining, original patents, licensing others’ patents, asserting patents against others, working around others’ patents, and invalidating others’ bad patents. We will discuss strategies for procuring and asserting patents, as well as working around and, where necessary, invalidating others’ patents.

Presented by: Matthew Grumbling

NGUYEN TARBET LLC


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10/28/2020
Hospice of the Valley’s New Song Center for Grieving Children will hold a free online discussion 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, to hep bereaved parents and caregivers deal with the challenges of the holiday season.
 
Families who are grieving the death of a loved one may find it even harder to cope during the holidays. Just the thought of celebrating, decorating and continuing old traditions can be overwhelming. Our experts will cover self-kindness, holiday grief triggers and handling the stress of meeting others’ expectations. They will discuss new and creative ways to prepare for the holidays and successfully manage celebrations with family and friends.
 
New Song Clinical Director Jill Lovill and Pediatric Bereavement Counselors Erica Schwartz and Amanda Sahli New Song are hosting this educational presentation, in collaboration with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Ryan House.
 
To register and receive a Zoom link: email rsvp@newsongcenter.org. Information: 602-776-6811.
 
 

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10/29/2020

Funding Options for Hispanic Owned Businesses in the "Missing Middle" Gap

Access to capital continues to be one of the major factors blocking the progress and growth of Hispanic business owners. Read more

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10/29/2020

Local search is one of the most important concepts for a business to understand. The fact is, most business owners don't even understand how a Google search page is laid out. The search landscape is competitive so learning how to compete effectively in this space will most certainly benefit any business out there. In this session, we will discuss the SERP (search engine results page) and how each of these sections work. From there, we will focus specifically on the local maps block and organic search, and how to get your business found online!

 

Presented by:  No Boundaries Marketing


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