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Thursday, March 09, 2017Workshops

Save Money on Health Insurance

Save Money on Health Insurance
Please join us for an informational, comprehensive Health Insurance Seminar, focusing on the following topics:
How To Save Money on Health Insurance
Understanding HSA’s (health savings accounts)
Self Funding

When:
Thursday, March 09, 2017 8:30 AM thru 10:00 AM
Where:
Session held at the
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
134 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Presented by: Brabo Benefits, Speakers: Scott Hokanson, Kevin O'Keefe, Kevin Hennessey, Julie McGoff
Registration:
Members & Non-members are welcome to attend, but registration is required.

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For more information:
Pam Boucher
508-958-4149
pboucher@brabobenefits.com

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Friday, March 10, 2017Ribbon Cuttings

Planet Fitness Ribbon Cutting

Planet Fitness Ribbon Cutting
Join Us for Our Grand Re-Opening Celebration!

WATD 95.9FM broadcasting live from the club!

We will have food, refreshments, prizes and giveaways!

When:
Friday, March 10, 2017 12:00 PM
Where:
Planet Fitness Plymouth
84 Shops at 5 Way
Plymouth MA 02360
508-732-8900
Registration:
Please register in advance

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017Business After Hours

Joint Business After Hours- Tiny & Sons Glass Co.

Joint Business After Hours- Tiny & Sons Glass Co.
Join us for a great networking night with the Pembroke Chamber of Commerce!

When:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:30 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
Tiny & Sons Glass Co.
575 Washington Street
Pembroke MA 02359
Registration:
Registration is required to attend event

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017Workshops

Public Speaking 101 - Conquer Fear & Build Confidence

Conquer Fear & Build Confidence

Are your public speaking and presentation skills holding you back?

During this workshop you’ll learn and practice strategies to conquer fear and build confidence. Learn simple tools to control your nerves, appear confident and formulate your thoughts so you can feel comfortable presenting to groups, networking, or talking to clients. Program includes light movement, breathing activities, and limited speaking practice/feedback.

When:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:30 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Session held at:
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce Offices
134 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Presented by: Stacey Shipman, Shipman Communication
Keynotes, Presentation Skills, Leadership Retreats
Registration:
Public Speaking 101 Conquer Fear & Build Confidence
Cost is $65 or attend the series for $150.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017Workshops

Public Speaking Series presented by Stacey Shipman

3 Part Series Presented by Stacey Shipman, Shipman Communication

Public Speaking 101
Conquer Fear & Build Confidence

Business Storytelling 101
Tell Your Story to Unlock Opportunity

Present Like a Pro
Deliver Confident, Compelling Presentations

When:
from Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:30 AM
thru Thursday, April 06, 2017 10:30 AM
Where:
Session held at:
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce Offices
134 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Presented by: Stacey Shipman, Shipman Communication
Keynotes, Presentation Skills, Leadership Retreats
Cost is $150
Registration:
Register separately for each class, or for the three part series for $150.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017Workshops

Advanced Excel

Advanced Excel
Advanced Excel
Topics will cover:
·Excel database functions of Creating
·Sorting and Querying a Table
·Creating and applying criteria ranges subtotals
·Database functions
·SumIf and CountIf functions
·Pivot tables if majority of class with benefit from this topic
·Importing Excel into Word creating Linked and Embedded features.

When:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:00 AM
Where:
Session Held at
Curry College
20 North Park Avenue
Plymouth, MA
Cost is $35 for members & $45 for non-members
Registration is required.
*Must have prior knowledge of Excel
Registration:
Online registration is required to reserve your space.

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For more information:
Amy Naples
508-830-1620
amy@plymouthchamber.com

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Thursday, March 23, 2017Women Mean Business Lunch

Women Mean Business Luncheon- Tavern on the Wharf

Women Mean Business Luncheon- Tavern on the Wharf
Women Mean Business Luncheon is sponsored by Benchmark Mortgage

Join us at Tavern on the Wharf for a delightful Women Mean Business Luncheon!

Starters
Chopped Garden Salad with Celery, Carrots, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Asparagus, and Broccoli. Served with Radicchio and Endive tossed with Balsamic Syrup, EVOO

Entrees
Chicken Rollatini
All Natural Chicken Breast filled with Asparagus, Prosciutto, and Fresh Mozzarella. Served with Mashed Potato, Sautéed Medley of Vegetables, and Port Wine Demi Glaze.

Sesame Salmon
Sesame Seed Crusted Salmon Atlantic Salmon with Roasted Potato, Braised Bok Choy, and Sweet Chili Glaze.

Dessert
Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

When:
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 PM thru 01:30 PM
Where:
Tavern on the Wharf
6 Town Wharf
Plymouth MA 02360
www.tavernonthewharf.com/
Registration:
Registration and payment is required prior to event.
For More Info:
Meaghan
508-830-1620
meg@plymouthchamber.com

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017Workshops

Business Storytelling 101

Business Storytelling 101
Tell Your Story to Unlock Opportunity

Facts tell, stories sell. Learn how to unlock opportunity and build client relationships by telling your business story.

During this workshop you’ll learn and practice strategies to find, develop and deliver relevant and engaging business stories. Discover the types of stories to tell, how to structure them, and how to deliver them online and in person. Program includes story writing and limited speaking practice/feedback.

When:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 8:30 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Session held at:
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce Offices
134 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Presented by: Stacey Shipman, Shipman Communication
Keynotes, Presentation Skills, Leadership Retreats
Registration:
Business Storytelling 101 Workshop
Cost is $65 or attend the series for $150.

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Thursday, April 06, 2017Workshops

Present Like a Pro, Be Memorable and Engaging

Present Like a Pro
Be memorable and engaging

Up your game for connecting and influencing.

This workshop will teach you how to make your presentations more memorable and engaging. Come learn simple tools to build trust, engage audiences and get more from your next business presentation, elevator speech or sales pitch. Program includes limited speaking practice and feedback.

When:
Thursday, April 06, 2017 8:30 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Session held at:
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce Offices
134 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Presented by: Stacey Shipman, Shipman Communication
Keynotes, Presentation Skills, Leadership Retreats
Registration:
Present Like A Pro and be memorable and engaging Workshop
Cost is $65 or attend the series for $150.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017Workshops

How to Select and Hire the Best

How to Select and Hire the Best
This workshop is for managers and HR staff responsible for recruiting and hiring employees.  Those who participate in this workshop will learn how to use special tools and techniques for:

• Sourcing candidates using social media (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram), external job websites, employee referrals, educational events, and open houses
• Screening and selecting potential candidates for interview
• Preparing for the interview so that the candidate has a positive experience regardless of whether selected for hire
• Conducting an interview using a variety of techniques, including behavioral interviewing
• Evaluating candidates
• Extending offers and following up with candidates not selected for hire

In addition, participants will learn what interview questions are considered illegal and discriminatory, and therefore, put the company at risk if asked.  Participants will also be provided guidelines for making good hiring decisions and for establishing a clear recruiting process.

By using the tools and techniques and guidelines presented in this workshop, an organization should achieve better hiring results that lead to:

• More satisfied and productive employees who tend to stay longer
• Employees who have the skills for the job and enjoy their work and their work environment
• Employees who perform at...  More >>

When:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:30 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Session held at the:
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
134 Court street
Plymouth, MA 02360

Conducted By:  Louise Backaler, Sr. HR Consultant
Continental breakfast and coffee included.
Registration:
No cost to attend, but registration is required.

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For more information:
Amy Naples
508-830-1620
amy@plymouthchamber.com

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Thursday, April 13, 2017Women Mean Business Lunch

Women Mean Business Luncheon at Mirbeau Inn & Spa

Women Mean Business Luncheon at Mirbeau Inn & Spa
Women Mean Business Luncheon is sponsored by Benchmark Mortgage

Join us at Mirbeau Inn & Spa at the Pinehills for a delightful Women Mean Business Luncheon!

Meal Choices:

Petite Filet
Broccolini & Mashed Potatoes

Vegetarian upon request

When:
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 PM thru 01:30 PM
Where:
Mirbeau Inn & Spa at the Pinehills
35 Landmark Drive
Plymouth MA 02360
Registration:
Event is sponsored by Benchmark Mortgage

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For More Info:
Meg Doherty
508-830-1620
meg@plymouthchamber.com

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Thursday, April 20, 2017Workshops

Rock Your Business with SBA

Rock Your Business with SBA
- Looking to Start or Expand your Business?
- Gain a better understanding of SBA Programs and Services
- General information will be provided on the following:    

· MSBDC - Mass Small Business Development Center
· SCORE - Counselors to America’s Small Business
· SBA Guaranty Loan Programs:
7(a) Loans  -  Microloans  -  SBA Express Loans  -  504 Loan Program
· Government Contracting Opportunities:
8(a) Business Development - HUBZones (Historically Underutilized Business Zones)  -  Small Disadvantaged Business  -  Surety Bonding  -  Disaster Assistance
· CWE - Center for Women & Enterprise

When:
Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:00 PM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
Session held at:
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
134 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

Free to attend
Registration:
Seminar is free to attend, but registration is required.

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Friday, April 28, 2017Workshops

Compensation Strategy and Market Pricing 101

Compensation Strategy and Market Pricing 101
This workshop is for owners and managers responsible for developing an organization’s compensation strategy and making compensation decisions.  The first part of the workshop will focus on compensation strategy, including a model for driving organizational performance.  In the second part of the workshop, participants will learn:

· Compensation basics, including resources for survey data and guidelines for selecting survey data
· Common approaches to designing base pay programs and strategies that are a best fit for each approach
· Strategies for using variable pay programs (i.e., bonus, incentive, and recognition programs) to drive organizational performance and to help manage rising cost of base pay programs

By participating in this workshop, participants should gain an understanding of how to use compensation to drive the achievement of organizational goals and different approaches for designing compensation programs.

When:
Friday, April 28, 2017 9:30 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Session held at the:
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
134 Court street
Plymouth, MA 02360

Conducted By:  Pamela Sande, Managing Principal
Continental breakfast and coffee included.
Registration:
No cost to attend, but registration is required.

Register HERE!

For more information:
Amy Naples
508-830-1620
amy@plymouthchamber.com

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Monday, May 01, 2017Workshops

ServSafe

ServSafe

When:
from Monday, May 01, 2017 8:30 AM
thru Monday, May 08, 2017 1:00 PM
Where:
Session held at:
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
134 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

Cost: $199 for training & $99 for exam
8:30 am - 1:00 pm Monday, May 1 & Monday, May 8
Registration:
Contact Massasoit Community College at 508-588-9100 x1322 to register.
Registration:
Steve Litcoff
(508) 588-9100 x 1322
SLitcoff@massasoit.mass.edu

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Saturday, May 13, 2017Event

Plymouth Bark in the Park

Plymouth Bark in the Park
Bark in the Park is the ultimate fun filled day for pet lovers and a day packed with loads of excitement for our furry friends! Bark in the Park starts the day off with a 2 mile run, wag, wag race along the beautiful rail trail (a well maintained dirt path that runs along the beautiful Plymouth bay) and then after the race, the festival beings.  Event activities that include approximately 30 pet related vendors & non-profit organizations, food vendors for both pup and people alike, live entertainment, adoption parade, contests, rabies vaccine, Police k-9 demonstration, blessing of the dogs and so much more!  This event puts the “wow” in “bow wow”!

When:
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
Nelson Park
Corner of Nelson Street & Water Street
Plymouth, MA
Registration:
Please contact the PACC for vendor opportunties.

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Monday, May 15, 2017Workshops

Chocker Saver Certification

Chocker Saver Certification

When:
Monday, May 15, 2017 8:30 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:
Session held at:
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
134 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

Cost: $57
Registration:
Contact Massasoit Community College at 508-588-9100 x1322 to register.
Register:
Steve Litcoff
(508) 588-9100 x 1322
SLitcoff@massasoit.mass.edu

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Thursday, May 18, 2017Women Mean Business Lunch

2017 Empowering Women Business Panel

2017 Empowering Women Business Panel
Join Us for Lunch & Spirited Conversation at the Plymouth Area Chamber's Fourth Annual Empowering Women's Panel.

The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce is please to present the 2017 Empowering Women's Panel Luncheon highlighting the position of women as strong and powerful employees, consumers and leaders in the workforce. The event will comprise of a designated panel of five influential business women from different industries and professions that will openly discuss how they and others can make a difference in their communities, conquer the workplace and maintain a positive balanced lifestyle.

A Women's Business Showcase will take place before and after the presentation from 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm.

Registration and Expo- 10:00am-11:00am

Lunch- 11:00am- 12:00pm

Panel Discussion- 12:00pm-2:00pm

Member Pricing: $55.00
Non- Member Pricing: $75.00
Table of 8 (includes Expo Booth): $400

Business Expo- 2:00pm-3:00pm

When:
Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:00 AM thru 02:00 PM
Where:
Waverly Oaks Golf Club
444 Long Pond Rd
Plymouth MA 02360
Registration:
Registration and payment are required to attend event.

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For More Info:
Meg Doherty
508-830-1620
meg@plymouthchamber.com

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017Econ-Dev Bus Tour

Plymouth Economic Development Bus Tour

Plymouth Economic Development Bus Tour
This 3-hour tour will highlight several projects and areas of development in the Plymouth Community by expert tour guides.  Attendees will hear the latest status on all development properties and commercial real estate in the region.  All attendees will also receive a detailed briefing book, and have the opportunity to network while on board the bus.  
The Pit-Stop is also a Bus Tour Highlight.

When:
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 8:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Traveling through Plymouth
Start Location TBD

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Thursday, July 20, 2017Workshops

Rock Your Business with SBA

Rock Your Business with SBA
- Looking to Start or Expand your Business?
- Gain a better understanding of SBA Programs and Services
- General information will be provided on the following:    

·MSBDC - Mass Small Business Development Center
·SCORE - Counselors to America’s Small Business
·SBA Guaranty Loan Programs:
7(a) Loans  -  Microloans  -  SBA Express Loans  -  504 Loan Program
·Government Contracting Opportunities:
8(a) Business Development - HUBZones (Historically Underutilized Business Zones)  -  Small Disadvantaged Business  -  Surety Bonding  -  Disaster Assistance
·CWE - Center for Women & Enterprise

When:
Thursday, July 20, 2017 2:00 PM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
Session held at:
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
134 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Registration:
Seminar is free to attend, but registration is required.

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Public Speaking 101 – Conquer Fear & Build Confidence

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Public Speaking Series presented by Stacey Shipman

March22

Public Speaking 101 – Conquer Fear & Build Confidence

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Public Speaking 101 – Conquer Fear & Build Confidence

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Public Speaking 101 – Conquer Fear & Build Confidence

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Advanced Excel

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Advanced Excel