Chamber Connections  
May 15, 2020
Small Business Seminar
Time Management for Virtual Meetings
Wednesday, May 20 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Time Management for Virtual Meetings from the CRUX Learning Series #ProductivityInTheWild

Virtual meetings have potential to lose a lot of time, money, and energy. This presentation will leave you with actionable items to stop that bleed of time and money, through the following ways:
  • Understand the major pitfalls of wasteful virtual calls
  • Plan accordingly and align your agenda
  • Facilitate with time & objectives in mind
This is a 60 minute presentation, with questions throughout, and more in depth Q & A at the end. This hour presentation has that same time back guarantee. Give me your attention for 60 minutes and you’ll get at least that much time back in your schedule!
About Laura Reiss 
  • For those wondering, Laura’s last name is pronounced Rice. Like the food. 
  • Her mission is to make: Systems, Process, and Structure no longer dirty words!
Laura is all about creating a great life, through organization & structure, to maximize creativity and productivity. In the free time that creates she can be found running, reading mysteries, cooking, or spending quality time with friends and family.
Membership 101
Thursday, May 21 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Small Business Seminar
Don’t Get Stuck: Preparing Your Team or Organization’s for Post COVID Reentry/Reopening  
Wednesday, May 27 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
This interactive 90-minute virtual workshop explores HOW organizations and businesses should navigate the critical conversations that will unlock the collective wisdom within their organizations as we all consider re-opening.

As more and more businesses begin to discuss teams and employees returning to some form of normal - don’t get stuck! Whether it’s days, weeks, or months before you begin to transition your workforce back to the “office,” you cannot just flip a switch and have everything go back to what it was before COVID. Successful organizations coming out of this will be the ones that intentionally leverage the experiences of the past few months to learn, grow, and evolve who they are to their employees and their customers. It will be those organizations that will find themselves positioned to thrive with heightened levels of engagement with the people with whom they work.
Let UMBC Training Centers help! Come learn and experience how to design a generative, interactive micro-summit for your organization that will allow the very best of what was, what is, and what could be. This innovative session will leverage all that you and your employees and/or customers have learned about themselves, each other, your business and the world so you emerge as a better, faster, stronger organization.
Small Business Seminar
Master Virtual Networking
Wednesday, June 3 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
With COVID-19 changing the way we do business, the way we network and make connections is also changing. Jim Ries from Offit Kurman is a master networker, well known in the local networking circuit, and Jim will show you how to thoughtfully master our new normal; virtual networking.
Jim Ries is Director of Business Development at Offit Kurman. They are a full-service law firm, serving the legal needs of small and mid-size privately-held owner managed businesses with 230 attorneys in 14 offices from Charlotte to New York City, with a heavy concentration here in the Maryland/DC/Northern Virginia region. Jim has access to a deep network of attorneys in every practice area, and he is able to connect business owners to the right attorney who can resolve their legal disputes and protect their assets. Jim is a master networker, and he prides himself on being able to make meaningful connections. Let Jim be your Google.
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