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‘Taking Care of Business’ Workshop Series Slated

CHICOPEE — The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Common Capital Inc., is presenting a six-part part workshop series, “Taking Care of Business: How to Develop and Grow Your Business.” This series addresses best practices for all types of businesses.

The first session, being held on Sept. 5, is “From Start-Up to Finish: Financing Your Business.” This first workshop will be staged at the Residence Inn by Marriott Springfield/Chicopee and covers micro-lending, intermediate-level loans, and commercial loans. Presenters are Roberto Nieves, director of Business Development for Common Capital; Jeremy Casey, vice president of Small Business Banking at First Niagara Bank; and Trent Taylor, vice president of Commercial Loans at Chicopee Savings Bank.

The other five seminar topics are: “Negotiating and Understanding Leases,” “Human Resources: Best Practices for Small Businesses,” “How to Retain Your Top Talent,” “Is Your Website Working for You?” and “Strategic Networking: Networking to Increase Profitability.” Facilitators for each seminar are experts in their respective fields.

The cost is $20 per workshop for chamber members and $30 for non-members, or $100 for all six sessions for chamber members and $130 for all six sessions for non-members. Register online at www.chicopeechamber.org under Upcoming Events, or call (413) 594-2101.

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