The Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business for the greater West Bloomfield area, including Sylvan Lake, Keego Harbor and Orchard Lake. The Chamber is a diverse network of businesses and organizations throughout southeastern Michigan and is dedicated to “bringing business and the community together”.
2018 Key to the Township Awards Dinner – Tuesday, May 15th
Entrepreneurial Spirit + Innovation = B.I.G.
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Event Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
HOW B.I.G. IS THIS NEXT B.I.G.?
IT IS SO BIG THAT
Camille Walker Banks
Executive director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Wayne State University will be our guest speaker. She is an advisor to small and large businesses, specializing in business development and project management. A dedicated economic development professional, Walker-Banks implemented key state and local initiatives around economic development and community revitalization resulting in over $4 billion in new capital investment and over 5,000 new jobs in metro Detroit. Her career in finance and marketing spans Fortune 500 firms, nonprofits and local and state government.
West Bloomfield Public Library
4600 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield
FEBRUARY 27TH 8:30-10:00am
Members-free, Non-members $15
PLEASE RSVP email@example.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT B.I.G. visit our website or CONTACT SUZANNE LEVINE wbloomfieldchamber@gmail,com or Vito Curcuru firstname.lastname@example.org
The Business Innovation Generator will provide ideas for businesses that will help them grow. Many business owners do not have the resources or expertise to fully understand the many facets of owning and operating a business. B.I.G. will fill that gap with its members who will provide innovative ideas in their areas of expertise.
Event Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Tuesday, March 6th 8:00-9:00am
Mix and Mingle-All Seasons of West Bloomfield
5600 Drake Rd., West Bloomfield
Event Date: Monday, March 12, 2018
DROP-IN CASUAL LUNCH
(PAY YOUR OWN WAY)!
MONDAY, MARCH 12TH 11:30-1:15PM
INYO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE OF WEST BLOOMFIELD
7170 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield
LUNCH SPECIAL WILL BE OFFERED!
PLEASE RSVP SO WE HAVE ENOUGH ROOM
248-626-3636 OR WBLOOMFIELDCHAMBER@GMAIL.COM
Event Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
THURSDAY, MARCH 22ND 8:30-10:00AM
WEST BLOOMFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY
4600 WALNUT LAKE RD., WEST BLOOMFIELD
Networking for Introverts, Extroverts and In-Between-Verts
Do you attend networking meetings or company events and walk away feeling like you could have been more successful in meeting more people? Do you wait for others to approach you? Do you feel anxious when you try to start a conversation? In today’s world networking isn’t just for those NOT working. It’s a powerful personal and professional tool we can all use to leverage relationships. To advance in your career, it’s imperative that you get comfortable with networking. But why just be comfortable when it can actually be fun??? Walk away from this interactive event knowing:
How to explain what you do so people will remember you
Why being specific when asking for help is important
How to identify the right networking opportunities for you
What “paying it forward” is all about
Why networking is simply making new friends
How to turn your networking magic into long term relationships
Abby Kohut is an award-winning speaker, author, and Human Resources professional who is known around the world as “Absolutely Abby”. In the past 22 years, Abby held positions such as Senior Director of Recruiting for Kaplan, Interim Director of Recruiting for Continuum Health Partners, and Manager of Global Recruiting for Alpharma. She is responsible for helping to hire 10,000 people in 8 industries and at all career levels. Abby’s website, AbsolutelyAbby.com, was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes and she was also selected as one of the top 100 influential people online according to Fast Company Magazine. She has delivered over 800 live workshops across 34 states on a variety of human resources, job search, social media and business-related subjects during her RV tour around America which began in 2012. Abby has been interviewed on Sirius XM Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, LinkedIn, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. In 2014, CEOWORLD Magazine rated @Absolutely_Abby one of the “Top 25 Women for your Job Search” on Twitter and Business News Daily rated @Absolutely_Abby as “1 of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Jobseeker Should Follow”. To learn more about Abby, please visit AbsolutelyAbbySpeaks.com.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE WEST BLOOMFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY!