Accepting Applications for Chamber’s Small Business Marketing Academy, January to June 2021

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Applications for the Augusta Metro Chamber Small Business Marketing Academy are now being accepted for the January to June 2021 program.  The Academy, presented by South State Bank, assembles small business owners/managers to learn, share and plan for a growing, thriving business.


Participants come together one day a month for six months to learn from local industry experts, engage in round table discussion for practical advice and best practices, and develop their own personal marketing plan.  Classes are held the last Wednesday of the month.  Day one of the January to June 2021 program is scheduled for January 27 and will cover “Essential Marketing Plan Ingredients.”


"This class gives marketing representatives a chance to meet other professionals in the business and bounce ideas off one another.  It's the perfect networking opportunity.  It's also a great way to make sure we have the tools we need to stay connected to our community,” said Marketing Academy graduate Juli Means with Jordan Trotter Commercial Real Estate.


Class size will be limited to 12 participants and social distance guidelines will be in place.  Applicants must be in operation at least two years; submit an application; agree to the terms of enrollment and tuition fee of $150 Members ($300 prospective members); complete a self-assessment of their business prior to the start of the program; and pledge to attend all classes of the program.


Bill Phillips of CounterSync, an Academy graduate, says he “signed up for this class to have a better understanding of how to improve our marketing efforts, as well as determine what is the best cost-effective strategy for CounterSync. Small Business Marketing Academy has exceeded my expectations.  I look forward to the benefits of this class for many years to come."


Download the January to June 2021 application at Application and full payment must be received by January 22, 2021 to be eligible.