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Thursday
May 3, 2012
Solar Collaborative Networking
Applied Technology Integration

The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce Solar Collaborative is hosting its first-ever event on May 3 at Applied Technology Integration in Maumee.

The event will feature Michael Forrester, energy program developer for the Ohio Office of Energy. Michael will share his thoughts on the progress of the State of Ohio's current solar initiatives.

There will also be networking time following the presentation. Craig Winn, president and CEO of The Applied Group, will also lead a tour of their new state-of-the-art facility.

Don't miss this opportunity to find out more about solar initiatives in Northwest Ohio and meet the people behind the innovation!

No cost to attend but reservations are required.

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Thursday
Jan 31, 2013
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce 2013 Annual Meeting
Premier Banquet Facility

This annual event provides the opportunity to share with the Chamber, its members, volunteers and staff the accomplishments of the past year and look ahead to the new year and the Chamber's Program of Work for 2013.

The Chamber is pleased to announce that Bill Taylor, co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company magazine, will deliver the keynote address at its annual meeting on Thursday, January 31, 2013.

Bill is an agenda-setting writer, speaker and entrepreneur who has shaped the global conversation about the best ways to compete, innovate and succeed. In addition to his work at Fast Company, he is the author of several books on transforming business through innovation. His latest book, Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself, is based on in-depth access to 25 organizations that are making deep-seated changes under the most trying circumstances imaginable.

While Practically Radical is Taylor's most recent project, it is just the latest chapter in a career devoted to challenging conventional wisdom and showcasing the power of business at its best.

At this year's Annual Meeting, Bill will share what he's learned with us and offer strategies and practices for radically transforming your company from within!

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Thursday
Mar 21, 2013
Start-Up Business Basics (March)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn:

A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive:

Attendees receive a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start - Quickbooks' simplest financial management tool - and information software from Intuit on point of sale and accepting credit cards. Attendees also have access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting services.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

Register: https://toledoohcoc.wliinc19.com/external/wcpages/wcevents/eventregistration.aspx?eventID=9L5X5N

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Thursday
Apr 18, 2013
Start-Up Business Basics (April)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn:

A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive:

Attendees receive a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start - Quickbooks' simplest financial management tool - and information software from Intuit on point of sale and accepting credit cards. Attendees also have access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting services.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

Register: https://toledoohcoc.wliinc19.com/external/wcpages/wcevents/eventregistration.aspx?eventID=955H67

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Thursday
Jul 18, 2013
Start-Up Business Basics (July)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn:

A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive:

Attendees receive a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start - Quickbooks' simplest financial management tool - and information software from Intuit on point of sale and accepting credit cards. Attendees also have access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting services.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

Register: https://toledoohcoc.wliinc19.com/external/wcpages/wcevents/eventregistration.aspx?eventID=935G96

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Thursday
Aug 15, 2013
Start-Up Business Basics (August)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn:

A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive:

Attendees receive a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start - Quickbooks' simplest financial management tool - and information software from Intuit on point of sale and accepting credit cards. Attendees also have access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting services.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

Register: https://toledoohcoc.wliinc19.com/external/wcpages/wcevents/eventregistration.aspx?eventID=9F5R0H

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Thursday
Sep 19, 2013
Start-Up Business Basics (September)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn:

A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive:

Attendees receive a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start - Quickbooks' simplest financial management tool - and information software from Intuit on point of sale and accepting credit cards. Attendees also have access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting services.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

Register: https://toledoohcoc.wliinc19.com/external/wcpages/wcevents/eventregistration.aspx?eventID=956H17

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Thursday
Oct 17, 2013
Start-Up Business Basics (October)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn:

A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive:

Attendees receive a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start - Quickbooks' simplest financial management tool - and information software from Intuit on point of sale and accepting credit cards. Attendees also have access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting services.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

Register: https://toledoohcoc.wliinc19.com/external/wcpages/wcevents/eventregistration.aspx?eventID=9D6P2F

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Tuesday
Nov 12, 2013
Coffee & Connecting: social media
Toledo Club

Coffee & Connecting Presented by Eastman & Smith Ltd.

Cost: $20 includes a full breakfast

B.J. Fischer from FLS Marketing will show how social media can be used to further your business and your career.

Toledo Regional Chamber Board of Trustee elections will also take place.

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Thursday
Nov 21, 2013
Start-Up Business Basics (November)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn:

A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive:

Attendees receive a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start - Quickbooks' simplest financial management tool - and information software from Intuit on point of sale and accepting credit cards. Attendees also have access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting services.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

Register: https://toledoohcoc.wliinc19.com/external/wcpages/wcevents/eventregistration.aspx?eventID=9R633T

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Thursday
Dec 19, 2013
Start-Up Business Basics (December)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn:

A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive:

Attendees receive a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start - Quickbooks' simplest financial management tool - and information software from Intuit on point of sale and accepting credit cards. Attendees also have access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting services.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

Register: https://toledoohcoc.wliinc19.com/external/wcpages/wcevents/eventregistration.aspx?eventID=9Y6A41

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Thursday
Jan 16, 2014
Start-Up Business Basics (January)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn:

A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive:

Attendees receive a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start - Quickbooks' simplest financial management tool - and information software from Intuit on point of sale and accepting credit cards. Attendees also have access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting services.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

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Thursday
Jan 30, 2014
Toledo Region Chamber's Annual Meeting
Premier Banquet Facility

The Chamber is pleased to announce that business growth expert and author Steven S. Little will deliver the keynote address at its annual meeting on Thursday, January 30, 2014.

An experienced entrepreneur and former Senior Consultant for Inc. magazine, Steven is a recognized expert on the subject of business growth and the future of opportunity. As a former president of three fast-growth companies, he advises thousands of leaders of growing organizations and communities each year. He is also the author of several best-selling books, including Duck and (re)Cover: The Embattled Business Owner's Guide to Survival and Growth.

In addition to the keynote address, the Annual Meeting will feature a look back at the accomplishments of the past year and a look ahead to the new year and the Chamber's Program of Work for 2014. The Chamber will also recognize the efforts of key volunteers and present the prestigious ATHENA Award.

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Thursday
Mar 20, 2014
Start-Up Business Basics (March)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn:

A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive:

Attendees receive a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start - Quickbooks' simplest financial management tool - and information software from Intuit on point of sale and accepting credit cards. Attendees also have access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting services.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

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Thursday
Apr 17, 2014
Start-Up Business Basics (April)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn:

A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive:

Attendees receive a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start - Quickbooks' simplest financial management tool - and information software from Intuit on point of sale and accepting credit cards. Attendees also have access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting services.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

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Thursday
Jun 19, 2014
Start-Up Business Basics (June)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn:

A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive:

Attendees receive a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start - Quickbooks' simplest financial management tool - and information software from Intuit on point of sale and accepting credit cards. Attendees also have access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting services.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

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Thursday
Aug 21, 2014
Start-Up Business Basics (August)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn:

A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive:

Attendees receive a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start - Quickbooks' simplest financial management tool - and information software from Intuit on point of sale and accepting credit cards. Attendees also have access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting services.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

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Wednesday
Sep 17, 2014
Chamber Membership Overview
Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex (U. Toledo)

We invite you to come and meet some of the Toledo Region Chamber staff and hear more about the numerous cost-saving benefits, educational opportunities and networking events the Chamber provides for members. You'll also have the opportunity to meet other area business owners and discuss common issues in this challenging marketplace.

This month's event will be held at the University of Toledo's Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex (NTCC) and Auditorium, which is a recently constructed, 40,000 square-foot facility that boasts large, flexible spaces ready for customization. The facility can support wet and dry labs, pilot manufacturing, and offices. To efficiently and effectively serve its clients, the NTCC can accommodate small businesses and their rapid growth -- starting from one person in the Group Workstation Center...and evolving to open environments of up to 3,000 square feet for lab, office, or light manufacturing space. Dr. Brian Randolph, Associate Dean in the College of Engineering, will also be on hand to talk more about UT and this unique space.

Thursday
Oct 16, 2014
Start-Up Business Basics (October)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn:

A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive:

Attendees receive a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start - Quickbooks' simplest financial management tool - and information software from Intuit on point of sale and accepting credit cards. Attendees also have access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting services.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

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Tuesday
Oct 21, 2014
Quick and Easy Content Plans for Any Business
Toledo Club

Toledo Chamber of Commerce Coffee and Connecting Presented by Eastman & Smith Ltd.

Learn how to develop a strategic blogging and content strategy plan that can be implemented to create a "return on engagement." Several quick case studies and clear recommendations for using a structured social media plan and enhanced blogging efforts to stimulate engagement and create awareness.

Presenters include members of the Social Media Breakfast Toledo - Kevin Cesarz, Janeile Cudjoe, Patrick Giammarco and Mike Driehorst.

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Thursday
Nov 20, 2014
Start-Up Business Basics (November)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn:

A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive:

Attendees receive a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start - Quickbooks' simplest financial management tool - and information software from Intuit on point of sale and accepting credit cards. Attendees also have access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting services.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

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Thursday
Dec 18, 2014
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Thursday
Jan 29, 2015
Toledo Region Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
Premier Banquet Facility

This annual signature event provides the opportunity for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and its' members to look back at past achievements during the 2014 calendar year, including receiving ACCE's Chamber of the Year Award!

The event also allows the Chamber to present its Program of Work for 2015 and to recognize the efforts of key volunteers. Our 2015 event is a special one as we take time to recognize the numerous contributions of our retiring president Mark V'Soske during his 23-year tenure as leader of this organization.

The keynote speaker will be Dan Roselli, Co-Founder of the Packard Place - a successful entrepreneurial start-up center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Cost: $50 per person; reserved tables for 10 guests are $500

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Thursday
Feb 5, 2015
Learn about DevelUp Toledo
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

Join us at 8am to learn more about DevelUp Toledo - a program designed to help entrepreneurs realize just why It Matters Where You Make It.

Join the DevelUp Toledo team on February 5th to learn more about our program. You can also share your business ideas for a chance at a year-long business development program aimed at helping you build a viable and long-standing business as well as one year of rent-free space in Downtown Toledo.

No formal presentations are necessary, but plan to talk about your business for 3-5 minutes. New businesses, businesses currently operating online or in-home, as well as established small businesses outside the Downtown area looking to expand are encouraged to attend.

One to three businesses will be chosen for the program this year with the goal of opening in either the Spring or Summer of 2015.

No cost to attend.

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Thursday
Feb 5, 2015
Learn about DevelUp Toledo
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

Join us at 4pm to learn more about DevelUp Toledo - a program designed to help entrepreneurs realize just why It Matters Where You Make It.

Join the DevelUp Toledo team on February 5th to learn more about our program. You can also share your business ideas for a chance at a year-long business development program aimed at helping you build a viable and long-standing business as well as one year of rent-free space in Downtown Toledo.

No formal presentations are necessary, but plan to talk about your business for 3-5 minutes. New businesses, businesses currently operating online or in-home, as well as established small businesses outside the Downtown area looking to expand are encouraged to attend.

One to three businesses will be chosen for the program this year with the goal of opening in either the Spring or Summer of 2015.

No cost to attend.

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Wednesday
Feb 25, 2015
Success Story: CentraComm
Premier Banquet Facility

This new year brings a new luncheon series for Toledo Regional Chamber members and guests. Each month we will hear from a successful business owner or officer - a good news story of how a company achieved growth or succeeded in some other way.

Our first Success Story is CentraComm and we will hear from its President, Mark Robinson. CentraComm was formed in 2001 as an Internet Service Provider (ISP). They quickly made a name for themselves, providing routing solutions for customers in a variety of industries and providing exceptional customer service.

As customer needs changed, so did the services CentraComm provided. Today, CentraComm is an industry-leading managed service provider, operating on a global level. Mark Robinson will share with us the strategies and actions that led to this success.

Prior to hearing from our featured speaker, representatives from the Regional Growth Partnership, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and the Toledo Regional Chamber will provide updates on what these organizations are focused on.

Cost: $25 for Chamber members; $35 for Non-members

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Thursday
May 14, 2015
Reputation Management & Social Media
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce's "Chamber U" series presents: Reputation Management & Social Media.

No cost to attend.

One of the most important assets of an organization is its reputation. Whether it's business or personal, your digital reputation is your reputation. Join us for this information-packed session to learn more about reputation management.

Mark C. Elliott, Director of Business Development & Human Resources at Eastman & Smith, will present the building blocks of good reputation management, outline the new rules for individual and business reputation and provide helpful tips to proactively manage your reputation.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Thursday
Jul 16, 2015
Start-Up Business Basics (July)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn: A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive: Attendees receive access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting service. Building on what you've learned through this seminar, our staff of consultants - former business owners themselves - can provide additional guidance as you start or grow your business venture. Additionally, as your plans progress, the Chamber's Business Development Services staff can help by connecting you with opportunities for further training, such as the FastTrac entrepreneurial courses, SBA and IRS seminars.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

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Thursday
Aug 20, 2015
Start-Up Business Basics (August)
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn: A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive: Attendees receive access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting service. Building on what you've learned through this seminar, our staff of consultants - former business owners themselves - can provide additional guidance as you start or grow your business venture. Additionally, as your plans progress, the Chamber's Business Development Services staff can help by connecting you with opportunities for further training, such as the FastTrac entrepreneurial courses, SBA and IRS seminars.

The cost for the workshop is $10 per person. Reservations must be made in advance to attend this seminar.

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Tuesday
Oct 27, 2015
ABCs of IP and fun look at patents from NW Ohio
The Park Inn

Coffee & Connecting Presented by Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Park Inn - Orleans Room

Topic and Speaker: Fred Charpie, a registered patent and trademark Attoryney and Partner with Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC, will give a presentation on Intellectual Property.

The presentation will include an introduction to Intellectual Property - the ABC's of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. In addition, he will share facts about Technology from NW Ohio - a fun look at famous patents (historical and current from this area.)

Cost: $20 per person, which includes a full breakfast.

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Wednesday
Feb 3, 2016
Toledo Chamber Annual Meeting
Premier Banquet Facility

This annual signature event provides the opportunity for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and its' members to look back at past achievements during the 2015 calendar year and takes a look at the Program of Work for 2016. The Annual Meeting is also an opportunity to recognize the efforts of key volunteers.

Our keynote speaker is Rebecca Ryan, founder and co-owner of Next Generation Consulting. Part futurist, part economist, and always engaging, Rebecca is one of America's most influential thought leaders, helping cities and companies think around the corner to what's next.

Rebecca will sign copies of her most recent book, ReGENERATION: A Manifesto to America's Next Leaders. Attendees will be able to purchase a signed copy of her book for $20 at the event.

Cost: $59 per person; reserved tables for 10 guests are $590.

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Thursday
Jul 21, 2016
Start-Up Business Basics
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

If you are thinking about starting, buying or expanding your new business, Charting Your Course is a seminar that will take the confusion and guesswork out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes or unnecessary steps.

What You Will Learn: A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.

What You Will Receive: Attendees receive access to the Small Business Development Center's free one-on-one business consulting service. Building on what you've learned through this seminar, our staff of consultants - former business owners themselves - can provide additional guidance as you start or grow your business venture. Additionally, as your plans progress, the Chamber's Business Development Services staff can help by connecting you with opportunities for further training, such as the FastTrac entrepreneurial courses, SBA and IRS seminars.

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Wednesday
Sep 7, 2016
Boost Your Business - Small Business Resource Fair
Pinnacle

Whether you are an entrepreneur in the start-up phase, or a small business in a growth mode, the Boost your Business Resource Fair has the right solutions for you.

This event will offer invaluable insights and exclusive networking opportunities with a wide-range of small business resource providers.

If you are looking to start a small business, or drive your business forward and take it to the next level of success, make sure to join us for this “can’t miss” event where you will connect with resource providers to develop essential infrastructure and business relationships as well as learn from industry experts about:

  • 9am: Crowdfunding. Speakers: Scott E. McIntyre, President/Chair, Board of Directors, Crowdfunding Professional Association and Scott Bowman, Owner, Fowl and Fodder Restaurant
  • 10am: Broadcast Media. Speakers: Buckeye Broadband
  • 11am Healthcare for the Small Business. Speaker: R.J. Rajner, Employee Benefits Consultant, Savage & Associates
  • 12pm: Federal and Local Government Financing Options and Incentives. Speakers: Raymond Graves, Lender Relations, U.S. SBA Cleveland District Office; Steven Powell, Manager of Development, City of Toledo; Matt Sutter, Planning and Development Manager, Lucas County and Kerrigan Quicker, Senior Vice Presidentr, Senior Commercial Lending Officer, Resolute Bank
  • 1pm: How to Manage the Risks of Being an Employer. Speaker: Amy Wolf, Brown & Brown Insurance
  • 2pm: Leveraging Your Banking Relationship. Speakers: Fifth Third Bank
  • 3pm: Harnessing the Internet's Endless Possibilities. Speaker: Tim Saddoris, President, InfoStream Solutions
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