October 23rd, 2018 - October 23rd, 2018

Fall 2018 Business Education Series at Brandon Town Hall

The Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to offer these informative seminars as part of these season’s Business Education Series. Cost per session is free for Brandon Area Chamber Members or $10 for non-chamber members. Pre-registration is required. See the bottom of this page for registration information or call the Chamber at 802-247-6401.

Let’s Get Digital

Learn how to market your company and products online. Engage a new demographic and customer base outside your current reach. Learn the tips and tricks to digital marketing.

Presented by: Anthony Hylton, Palehorse Body Works Date/Time: September 18, 2018, 6-7:30 pm

Intro to Using Quickbooks Online

Quickbooks can help to keep track of your personal and/or business income and expenses and make your life easier at tax time. Learn about Quickbooks Online including setting up accounts, entering and invoicing customers, entering vendors and paying bills, recurring entries, reconciling your bank statement, recording payroll, and options for sending information to your tax preparer.

Presented by: Sharon L Stearns, Sharon L Stearns CPA PLLC Date/Time: September 25, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.

Make a Powerful Website Using a Content Management System

We’ll show you how to create a Joomla! Website that is easy to update, secure, and looks good. This is a much more powerful option than the free webpages many internet service providers offer. Joomla! Can be used for: corporate websites or portals, intranets and extranets, small business websites, online magazines, newspapers and publications, e-commerce and online reservations, government, non-profit and organizational websites, community-based, school and church website or portals, personal or family homepages. We’ll build a sample website during this session.

Presented by: Greg Smela, Simple Systems of Vermont, LLC Date/Time: October 2, 2018, 6-7:30 pm

Google Docs

Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides are a word processor, a spreadsheet and a presentation program respectively, all part of a free, web based software office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service. Learn to how to use this free software and its many uses to share and edit files, etc. In addition, we can briefly discuss Google Forms and its ability to pull multiple user responses into a spreadsheet for you and give you contextual response data right in the form itself.

Presented by: Chris Towle, E-Sports Director/Technology Integration Specialist, College of St. Joseph Date/Time: October 9, 2018, 6-7:30 pm

An Introduction to “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey is arguably the most important book of the past 25 years. With over 25 million copies sold, it is the most widely read book of its kind in history. Jim Collins, author of “Good to Great,” among other books, says, “Covey created a standard operating system (“The 7 Habits…”) …for personal effectiveness, and he made it easy to use.” In this presentation, Ross presents a brief overview of “The 7 Habits..” so that attendees can appreciate the power and applicability of this incredible program.

Presented by: Ross Gibson, Director, Client Operations & Consulting, The Richards Group Date/Time: October 16, 2018, 6-7:30 pm

Intro to Using Quickbooks Desktop

Quickbooks can help to keep track of your personal and/or business income and expenses and make your life easier at tax time. Learn about Quickbooks desktop software including setting up accounts, entering and invoicing customers, entering vendors and paying bills, recurring entries, reconciling your bank statement, recording payroll, and options for sending information to your tax preparer.

Presented by: Sharon L Stearns, Sharon L Stearns CPA PLLC Date/Time: October 23, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m


Registration Information

Cost per session: Free for Brandon Area Chamber Members, $10 for Non-Chamber members ****Pre- Registration is Requested**** Location: Brandon Town Hall (1 Conant Square) – Downstairs Meeting Room

Light Refreshments Provided by: National Bank of Middlebury and Village Spa and Wellness Studio

Registration is online at Town of Brandon Recreation Department website Go to: townofbrandon.com Click on Departments, Recreation, Click on link for online signup (an activityreg.com link). On the Recreation online page, create an account, (on right) if you do not already have an account, or login, (it will ask for date of birth, residency and emergency contact because these are fields for the recreation department), select family member the registration applies to or add another family member, click on ‘Register,’ then ‘programs or activities,’ click ‘Business Education Chamber Series,’ click ‘Business Education Chamber series’ again, Classes will appear, click ‘sign up’ for the class you want to register for, scroll down and answer if you are a chamber member, read and agree to terms and conditions, click ‘add to cart,’ click ‘register’ to add more classes, when finished click on ‘cart,’ and review order, click ‘check out’ to complete order, enter your name in ‘Name on Credit card field’ (even if balance due is zero) and you should receive a message that “Registration is complete’ with a receipt. You should receive a registration confirmation email.

Questions: Email: bacceducationseries@gmail.com or contact BACC Education Committee Sharon Stearns or call Bernie at Brandon Area Chamber at 247-6401