New event offers networking, resources for small businesses
To help you strengthen your business, the Chamber is launching a new event on the first Friday of the month starting in March. Enlighten, a lunch-and-learn event that is part of the Business University suite of programming, will provide small business networking and education resources exclusively to Chamber member businesses. Event topics will offer easily applicable and timely tips for small business owners and managers, including ways to finance a business expansion, things to consider before filing your taxes, marketing your small business and more.
In March, attendees will learn how to build an effective employee benefits and wellness program from Brad Knowles, Heritage Trust, and Mark Burson, MassMutual Oklahoma. In April, the topic will be "What You Need to Know to Finance a Business Expansion." Ashley Colston, vice president and commercial lending credit administrator with Arvest Bank, will discuss what steps to take to become bankable, what things to avoid and what to expect when meeting with a commercial lender.
The events will be held at Walker Terrace, 1300 N Walker Ave., on March 1 and April 5 from noon to 1 p.m. A $25 ticket includes a boxed lunch. Seating is very limited, so register at OKCChamber.com/events to ensure you have a seat. Special thanks to Signature Sponsor MassMutual Oklahoma.