Workforce training funds for Falmouth Chamber business series

Participants in workshops will now qualify for tuition reimbursements

FALMOUTH - The Falmouth Chamber of Commerce was notified by the Workforce Investment Board that their Business Educational Series held each winter was approved for Workforce Training Funds. This is the first time that the Chamber has qualified as a trainer through this state-run employee training program. This designation will make it possible for participants in the business classes to qualify for a 50 percent reimbursement of the tuition spent for the series. It is particularly important during tough economic times to update skills and employee capabilities.

The reimbursement will be facilitated through the Express Program of the Workforce Training Fund and can be accessed by businesses and labor organizations with 50 or fewer employees when the business pays at least 50 percent of the training costs. After a small amount of paperwork and proof of payment, at the completion of the class, the training will be reimbursed at 50 percent of the total cost.

Christine Ross, President & CEO of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce noted, "We are very pleased that participants in the Chamber's Business Educational Series are eligible to apply for tuition reimbursement. This will make is easier for more business people to take advantage of this innovative training at incredibly affordable rates. In the spirit of collaboration we will also offer the Falmouth Chamber member tuition rate to businesses wishing to participate, who are members of any local Chamber of Commerce across the Cape and Islands."

Chairman of the Falmouth Chamber Board of Directors, Jody Shaw commented, "The Business Educational Series has gotten more popular each year, confirming for us that there is a real need and desire that exists for professional development within the local business community. The Falmouth Chamber is perfectly positioned to provide these services."

This eight class series begins on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 and will be delivered at the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce second floor boardroom, 20 Academy Lane, off Main Street in Downtown Falmouth.

The class schedule is as follows:

1. Setting Up Your Office Technology 101 & 102
Presented By: Peter Karlson, NeuEon
January 23: 3:00 - 5:30pm and 6:00 - 8:30pm

2. How to Grow & Succeed Online through Search Engine Marketing, Email Marketing & New Web 2.0 Tools 101 & 102
Presented By: Chris Corriveau, Genevate Corp.
January 30: 3:00 - 5:30pm and 6:00 - 8:30pm

3. How to Create Cash Flow and Keep It
Presented By: Dr. Cliff Robbins, UMASS Small Business Development
February 6: 6:00 - 8:30pm

4. QuickBooks Essentials - From Setup to Tracking Profitability
Presented By: Frank Guinan, Integrity Business Solutions
February 13: 6:00 - 8:30pm

5. Human Resource: Conflict Resolution, Customer Service & Legal Compliance 101 & 102
Presented By: Ann Egan, The Navigation Group
February 27: 3:00 - 5:30pm and 6:00 - 8:30pm

6. Business Planning: "Vision and Value" How to Develop A Succession Plan
Presented By: Gregory Bachand, JD.
March 6: 6:00 - 8:30pm

7. Intellectual Property for Business Owners: Avoiding Traps, Protecting Your Assets
Presented By: Eugene Curry, Esq.
March 13: 6:00 - 8:30pm

8. Sales Training for You & Your Staff - Hard Core
Presented By: TBD
March 20: 6:00 - 8:30pm


For more information and to register online visit the Chamber's website here.

Visit the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce here or call 508-548-8500.

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