The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is offering several educational seminars kicking off on May 12 as part of its Small Business Celebration. All seminars will be offered via Zoom and there is no cost to attend. The sponsors for the seminars are FNB Bank and Lundberg Medical Imaging. Pre-registration is required at paducahchamber.org.
The seminars include:
Wednesday, May 12, 8 a.m., “Grow Your Business Through Federal Contracts,” featuring Nancy Brown, State Director, Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center (KYPTAC), and Cory Hicks, Business Services Director, Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership (FRNP). This seminar will provide information about how KYPTAC can help small businesses grow through various services and certifications, including HUBZone and Women Owned Small Businesses. As a local contractor at the Paducah DOE Site, FRNP ensures that at least 50 percent of federal procurement dollars are spent with small businesses, which provides greater opportunities for small businesses in our region.
Wednesday, May 19, 8 a.m., “Make the Most of Non-Traditional Lending and Employee Retention Tax Credits,” with presenters Lori Noel, FNB Bank, and Mike Karnes, Williams, Williams & Lentz. This seminar will discuss non-traditional lending options and how to take advantage of the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), even if the business received a PPP loan/forgiveness.
Wednesday, May 26, 8 a.m., “Pathway to Success: Why you should be a part of the Chamber’s First Mastermind Cohort Program,” featuring presenters Katie Englert of Compass Counseling, Chris Hill of Entreneering, and Chris Wooldridge of Murray State University’s Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development (CEED). Nationally recognized entrepreneur and author Mike Michalowicz’s book, “Fix this Next,” will be the basis of study during the cohort program. The Chamber is looking for 25 to 30 small business owners with a desire to invest in themselves and their future business success through a six- to nine-month executive education cohort program. The webinar will discuss why a business owner should join the cohort.
Wednesday, June 2, 9 a.m., “Be a Better Leader with a Business Coach,” with Chad Beyer, i5 design group. A coach can help take your company to the next level. During this seminar, Beyer will share his reasons for choosing to work with a business coach and how this investment has helped him focus on the big picture and long-term strategies.