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    August 20, 2013

    Get back to school ready with business education

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    This fall, we have ten programs coming up that are sure to help your business succeed. Whether it's learning a new skill or just taking a refresher course, our business education and networking sessions offer something for everyone.

    How Bankers Think: What You Need to Know to Access Capital
    Wednesday, September 4, 2013 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
    Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber – 300 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    Free to Gold Members; $40 members; $60 nonmembers
    Register

    Banks are happy to make loans. Seriously, they really are, but are you properly prepared to apply? This session will help small and midsize business owners understand the loan approval process bankers go through and the factors considered when making a decision. We will also review how to manage a banking relationship in order to increase the chances of having loan requests approved.


    Boosting Your Personal & Professional Influence with Social Media
    Friday, September 6, 2013 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Trustaff, Inc. – 4720 Glendale-Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    Free to Gold Members; $40 members; $60 nonmembers
    Register

    Social media has infiltrated both our personal and professional lives in many ways, and its presence is only growing. But as a business professional, using social media in its various iterations can both help and hurt you. In this interactive presentation led by Jackie Reau, CEO of Game Day Communications, we will discuss how to strategically harness the power of social media to build your professional and personal influence.


    Big Data: The Industrial Revolution of Data
    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Qfact Market Research - 9908 Carver Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
    Register.

    It's hard to miss the buzz around big data - in fact, it's been called the industrial revolution of data. Thanks to the increasing ubiquity of mobile devices and the Internet of Things in our everyday business and personal lives, the amount of data that's being captured is growing exponentially. What exactly is big data - and how can you harness it to help your business? Join us to talk about the power of big data for predictive analytics, keeping your data secure, privacy implications, and more.


    Search Engine & Social Media Optimization
    Friday, September 13, 2013 | 9:00 am – Noon
    Boy Scout Achievement Center – 10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241
    $109 members; $149 nonmembers
    Register

    Most businesspeople realize that Google and other search engines can be an excellent source of highly-targeted website traffic, but many firms don’t know how to earn the top positions for the most critical terms for their businesses. Attendees of this session will come away with a good overview of how SEO works and how they can either implement an effective SEO program in-house or manage a Search Engine Optimization vendor.


    The 10 Commandments of Networking
    Thursday, September 19, 2013 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Various Views Research – 11353 Reed Hartman Highway, Cincinnati, OH 45241
    Free to Gold Members; $40 members; $60 nonmembers
    Register

    How many times have you arrived at a networking event, walked in, looked around, and realized you had no idea where to start? Too many networkers leave these events empty handed and discouraged, but equipped with a plan of action and the right mindset you can turn these functions into actual business. Learn how to tailor your introduction to start a conversation, versus ending one, how to make the right connections, have the right conversations, and get the highest return possible on your investment of time and money.


    Speed Networking
    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm
    Meier's Wine Cellars Inc. - 6955 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
    Free to Gold members; $20 members; $40 nonmembers
    Register

    Take this opportunity to put a fun spin on business networking. You'll meet with other Chamber members and area professionals in a speed-networking style, plus sample wines by Meier's Wine Cellars. Take the intimidation out of networking and put the fun back in - and bring plenty of business cards.


    Leveraging Social Media to Increase Customer Loyalty
    Friday, October 4, 2013 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Qfact Market Research – 9908 Carver Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
    Free to Gold Members; $40 members; $60 nonmembers
    Register

    Jackie Reau, CEO of Game Day Communications, will offer an interactive session on how to incorporate social media into your current sales and marketing plan to increase customer loyalty and engagement. The program will focus on using social media platforms as a new customer service channel as well as creating viral content as a resource for customers.


    Take LinkedIn to the Next Level
    Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Various Views Research – 11353 Reed Hartman Highway, Cincinnati, OH 45241
    Free to Gold Members; $40 members; $60 nonmembers
    Register

    Sure, you have the profile, and several connections, but how can you use LinkedIn to the fullest to advance your business and career? This in-depth presentation is designed for those who want to learn more about online networking, personal reputation management, and social media marketing specifically through LinkedIn.


    Referral Success 101
    Friday, October 18, 2013 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Various Views Research – 11353 Reed Hartman Highway, Cincinnati, OH 45241
    Free to Gold Members; $40 members; $60 nonmembers
    Register

    Business owners understand the value of referrals, but they don't often have control over their referral business. If you are willing to invest the time to learn specific referral marketing strategies, tools, and techniques, you can increase sales without spending additional marketing dollars. In this session you will learn how to develop a strategic referral network - who should be in it, how to find them, and how to motivate those people to refer business to you.


    PLUS: Save the date for our fall SchmoozaPalooza!

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    SCHMOOZE \’shmuz\ (verb):
    to converse casually, especially for social and business connections
    PALOOZA \’pa lu zah\ (noun):
    a large scale party!

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 3 - 7 pm
    Manor House | 7440 S. Mason Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45040


    Join us - and hundreds of your closest friends - to connect and play with other area professionals at SchmoozaPalooza, a business expo and a fun, funky night of networking for all businesses in Cincinnati USA! Now accepting reservations for both business and restaurant exhibitors. Register today.

    Download a business exhibitor registration form.
    Download a restaurant exhibitor registration form.

     

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