Achieving More Virtually Web Series
The Augusta Metro Chamber’s Achieving More Virtually Web Series is a twice-weekly webinar series designed to provide informative and instructional virtual events to support the success of our members.
May 21, 2020 - City of Augusta Launches COVID-19 Small Business Relief Program. Featuring Daniel Evans, Community Development Manager for Augusta Housing & Community Development and James Heffner, Vice President of First Community Bank, who provided what the program is offering to small businesses and how to achieve the goal of businesses remaining open and providing employment.
May 19, 2020 - PPP Loan Forgiveness - What You Need To Know. The Augusta Metro Chamber hosted an educational webinar on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness that featured a panel of experts from Elliott Davis. The panel provided the latest guidance for repayment & forgiveness of PPP Loans and current information regarding new income tax implications for small businesses receiving these loans & forgiveness. They also covered other provisions of stimulus funds for all small businesses.
May 14, 2020 - Economic Sustainability: Georgia Chamber Resiliency & Recovery Task Force. Lead Staffer of the Georgia Chamber’s Resiliency and Recovery Task Force and Vice President of Georgia Chamber Foundation, Daniela Perry shares insights of sustainability for the New Georgia Economy (NGE), post COVID-19.
May 12, 2020 - E-Commerce: Essential for Small Business. Daniel Stewart and Wes Childers of Wier / Stewart, a local strategic creative firm addressed affordable options for retailers and restaurants in regards to E-Commerce, how to be prepared for a longer recovery, and shared the ability to adapt static websites to online shopping for members quickly.
May 7, 2020 - The Path to Public and Economic Health. State Representative Dr. Mark Newton, CEO of MedNow Urgent Care, discusses the outlook for COVID-19 testing and its potential role as workers return to work.
May 5, 2020 - Real Estate Forecast: Commercial & Residential Trends. Tom Blanchard, III, President of Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate and Dennis Trotter, Partner with Jordan Trotter Commercial Real Estate, share current trends regarding our regions’ commercial and residential real estate markets as we move toward future recovery during this unprecedented time.
April 30, 2020 - COVID-19 Small Business Town Hall. Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. and Ashley Bell, SBA Regional Administrator & Entrepreneurship Policy Advisor for the White House Opportunity & Revitalization Council, host a webinar for small businesses featuring COVID-19 response and recovery updates from the federal and local level including updates on the Paycheck Protection Program. Panelists include Jay Forrester, Regional President, South State Bank; Dr. Richard Franza, Dean James M. Hull College of Business & Professor of Management, Augusta University; and Sue Parr, President/ CEO, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.
April 28, 2020 - Adapting Non-Profit Funding Strategies During COVID-19. Gateway Grant Services shared key take-aways on ways non-profit organizations are able to adapt their funding strategies during COVID-19. Presenters Faith Edmondson and Ashley Ashe, Co-Owners and Consultants, along with Sarah Darr, a member of their team, provided valuable information and resources to guide organizations in the right direction for funding assistance.
April 23, 2020 - What to Do About Your Dues - Financial Relief Ahead. Hear from President Sue Parr on how the Chamber has responded and will continue to address the needs of our members during the disruptive, plateau and recovery phases of the Pandemic, including outlining the 2020 Pandemic Membership Dues Relief initiative.
April 21, 2020 - Business Innovation: Adapting in an Evolving Environment. Frank Andrew, Carole Fabrics; Leighton Lunger, Profile by Sanford; Havird Usry, Fat Man’s Hospitality Group; and Dana Keen Phillips, Keen Signs & Graphics shared how their local businesses found ways to adapt in this evolving environment.
April 16, 2020 - Workforce Guidance: Unemployment, Displaced Workers & Short-Term Placement. Georgia Department of Labor, LOOP Recruiting and Sitel focused on answering questions regarding unemployment claims, displaced workers and short-term placement opportunities.
April 14, 2020 - Steps to Protect Your Business Against Future COVID-19 Related Claims. Local law firm Enoch Tarver, PC shared essential tips on ways to shield your business from future claims, and how to best safeguard in order to mitigate potential liability risks.
April 9, 2020 - Tips for Working Parents to Successfully Homeschool. Richmond County Board of Education, educational consultants and coaches with 9owl Educational Solutions, and a parent with first-hand experience homeschooling provide tips for parents who are managing work productivity while providing education to their child/children.
April 7, 2020 - Understanding Georgia's Executive Order: Essential & Non-Essential Business. Augusta Economic Development Authority, Georgia Department of Economic Development, and Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute and GaMEP address details of the executive order, classification of essential and non-essential businesses, and what this ultimately means for your business.
April 2, 2020 - Strategies Using Online Resources to Promote Business Growth. Alison South Marketing Group shares Social Media Strategy and strategic ways to leverage your online resources to promote business growth with current customers.
March 31, 2020 - Emerging Loan Opportunities for Small Business. UGA Small Business Development Center in Augusta and South State Bank share information on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program as well as other emerging loan opportunities for small businesses.
March 26, 2020 - Tax Relief Opportunities for Mandated Employee Paid Leave. Hear from SME CPAs about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that provides tax relief for employers who are supplementing wages for furloughed employees.
March 24, 2020 - How to Lead and Manage a Remote Workforce. Learn about tips, resources, and support as an employer to maintain engagement and communication with your employees from MAU Workforce Solutions, Georgia Power, and Catalyst Executive Advising and Development.
March 19, 2020 - Grow With Google Marketing Workshop. Led by Google speaker and trainer Demming Bass and designed to grow your business. Reach customers online with Google.
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