Learn From The Experts

Throughout the past weeks, The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce has hosted a series of webinars to bring you tactical solutions for your most pressing business problems, take your questions and feedback, and continue to support you, your businesses, and your employees. Recaps from each event can be found below so you can catch up on what you may have missed.

Upcoming Webinar Schedule:

Recordings of Previous Webinars:

HIRING EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY

PRESENTED BY:
Samantha Irwin, Kaizen Business Coaching and Consulting

In this webinar you’ll learn how to:
 ~Maximize your time and effort
~Find the best staff for your business
~Reduce employee turnover
~Utilize tools you already have in place
 
Samantha Irwin
Owner, Kaizen Coaching and Consulting

MAINTAINING MENTAL HEALTH & MINDFULNESS DURING COVID-19

Presented by: Nichole Biechler, It’s All a Little Grey, LLC

Nichole Biechler of It’s All a Little Grey, LLC, discusses the ever-evolving conditions surrounding Covid-19 are naturally affecting our individual mental health and our employees. Let’s walk through a list of things to consider, resources available and a unified validation of this “weird” experience we are all encountering.

Resources: 

Nichole Biechler

503.530.6837

[email protected]

It’s All a Little Grey, LLC

Paycheck Protection Program, Reporting and Debt Forgiveness Guidelines

Presented by: Gregory Price, Small Business Development Center

A panel of experts as they will be reviewing what you need to do to maximize the amount of your PPP loan forgiveness. They discuss what the SBA and local banks are expecting in respect to reporting guidelines. A question and answer session follows.

Presented by an expert panel:
*Gregory Price, Director of Columbia Gorge SBDC at CGCC
*Tom Schnell, Business Finance Officer at Business Oregon
*Dillon Borton, Vice President of Key Bank
*Noah Brockman, Capital Access Team Lead for Oregon SBDC Network

Gregory Price, SBDC
[email protected]

Resources: 

Small Business Navigator Hotline – (833) 604-0880

MANAGING A BUSINESS IN CRISIS

Presented by: Gregory Price, Small Business Development Center

Gregory Price, Director of Columbia Gorge SBDC. Gregory looks at managing cash flow, supply chain management, marketing, price and cost containment, technology, and operational and managerial best practices that business can do now and later to be better prepared to operate and succeed in these times. That is something we can consider scheduling if you think it would be of service. Don’t miss out on the crucial information and resources.

Gregory Price, SBDC
[email protected]

CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT

Presented by: Samantha Irwin, Kaizen Zone

In this webinar Samantha talked about customer engagement and how not to lose them during quarantine and maybe even gain a few more fans! How to stand out during this tough time! Samantha also talked about customer engagement, how not to lose them during quarantine and even gain a few more fans!

Samantha Irwin, Kaizen Zone

[email protected]

COVID-19 UPDATES

Presented by: Gregory Price, Small Business Development Center

In this webinar Gregory went over updates regarding PPP and EIDL as well as some other federal and regional programs.

Gregory Price, Small Business Development Center

[email protected]

SIX MONTH STRATEGIC PLAN

Presented by: Rick Leibowitz, RepCFO

In this webinar Rick went over a strategic plan for businesses to start while they are experiencing difficulties during this tough time.

Things such as Assessing opportunities, Improving operating efficiencies, Mapping a course for improved performance & Establishing Milestones!

Rick Leibowitz, RepCFO

[email protected]

RESOURCES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Presented by: Gregory Price, Small Business Development Center

In this webinar, Gregory Price from Small Business Development Center talks about services and resources available to the small business community by the SBDC center. He will also discuss some of the current funding sources offered to small businesses suffering from the economic impact of COVID-19 and some basic things a company can do to be better prepared for emergencies and economic resiliency.

For more info about SBDC click here.

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

Presented by: Columbia Bank

In this webinar, Tamara Mumford & Carmen Myers from Columbia Bank explain the Paycheck Protection Program and answer questions from webinar attendees. Find more information about PPP here.