The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is offering several educational seminars during the month of May as part of their Small Business Appreciation Month. There is no charge to attend, they are open to the public and will be held at the Commerce Center in the Paducah Bank Community Room, 300 South 3rd Street. The sponsors for the seminars are FNB Bank and Lundberg Medical Imaging. WPSD Local 6 is the video sponsor.
The seminars include:
Wed., May 1, 8 a.m. – “Small Business 101” featuring a panel of small business resource experts including: Jim Arndt, City of Paducah; Susan Baier, McCracken County Public Library; Ike Nichols, FNB Bank and Chris Wooldridge, Murray State University Small Business Development Center. The panel will make short presentations on available small business resources and will be available for questions on all things small business related from taxes and permits to loans and banking.
Wed., May 8, 8 a.m. – “Checks & Balances to Prevent Employee Theft” featuring presenters from FNB Bank and the Paducah Police Department. FNB Bank team members will discuss accounting and banking best practices to help eliminate theft within a small business. Representatives from the Paducah Police Department will discuss recent theft trends and help educate business owners on preventative measures.
Wed., May 15, 8 a.m. – “Finding & Keeping a Skilled Workforce” featuring presenter Mary Anne Medlock with the West Kentucky Workforce Board. This seminar will take an in-depth look at strategies to strengthen recruitment and on-boarding processes that will ultimately increase employee retention.
Wed., May 22, 8 a.m. – “How Customers Find Your Business in Today’s Market” featuring presenter Amy Houghtling with WPSD Local 6. This seminar will help business owners understand the changing customer and the digital tactics needed to ensure your business is ready to engage today’s comsumer.