Looking to boost your professional and personal know-how? The Chamber is hosting several training and development opportunities in April. These include:

April 11: Your Chamber is a Gold Mine

This workshop is intended to help members and prospects see the value of a chamber membership. Learn how to maximize your membership by developing strategic partnerships and creating a referral network that helps move your business forward.

April 12: Survival at Home

Looking for ways to save money? Learn how to better manage your financial resources by creating a monthly budget. Attendees will discover easy ways to cut costs as well as develop lifelong financial goals.

April 18: Small Business Owners: You Took the Risk, Reap the Rewards!

Starting a small business can be risky. This session is designed to help business owners with the basics of starting a business while also showing them how to collect a paycheck while they’re at it.

April 20: Crim Training Program

Starting in May, runners and walkers of all fitness levels will meet weekly to train together and have fun preparing for their Crim races. Hear testimonials from past participants and group leaders in the CrimFit Adult Training Program and learn how to use the training experience as a platform to launch into a physically fit life.

April 21: INSPIRE Leadership Series: Dr. Bobby Mukkamala

Enjoy lunch and a presentation on leadership from Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, who opened his practice in 2000 and now serves as Chair for the Michigan State Medical Society Board of Directors. Dr. Mukkamala is also greatly involved in the Flint community, where he co-owns several restaurants and serves on the board of directors for Bishop International Airport Authority, Crim Fitness Foundation and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

April 24: Navigating the ISO 9001:2015 Transition

The latest edition of ISO 9001, ISO’s flagship quality management systems standard, was published in 2015. New additions include Risk-Based Thinking, Organizational Knowledge, and Concept of the Organization. Manufacturers will learn about the most recent changes, how that will impact their businesses and Quality Management Systems, as well as how to address critical updates sooner rather than later.

April 25: 2017 Employment Law Updates

From compliance with the Affordable Care Act, immigration and at-will employment to wage and hour disputes, pregnancy discrimination and managing employee medical issues, employment issues abound. This seminar will present an overview of Michigan and federal laws in relation to current trends and updates.

To review the Chamber’s professional development opportunities for the entire year, visit www.flintandgenesee.org/training.