• In an effort to support the businesses in our community, the Byron Center Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a series of webinars to help businesses and their employees weather this storm.  

     

    Upcoming Webinars

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  • Applying for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

    One of the most important components of the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP can be a significant financial lifeline for your business and is forgivable if certain conditions are met. This webinar walks you through the application process, the required information needed and examples from local financial institutions. 

     

     

    Presenter:
    Casey Young, CPA – Partner, Stonehenge Consulting PLC

    About the Presenter

     

     

     

    Sponsor: School Supply Santa

  • Working from Home: Social distance, NOT Social Disconnection.

    Everyone is talking about the power and value of human connection. In many ways, we didn't realize how much we needed it until we had to get creative to make it happen. Let's talk about how you are keeping connected...to projects, to clients, to colleagues and to your community using technology as a resource.

    J.R. Muller, owner of West Michigan Technology and Design Solutions presents some helpful solutions and will have a Q&A session

     

     

    Presenter:
    J.R. Muller, Owner - West Michigan Technology and Design Solutions

    About the Presenter

     

     

     

    Sponsor: Haddie's Calling - Every Child Wakes Up

  • Is your business social distancing too?

    Is your social media presence lacking purpose? We can’t afford for our business to follow social distancing. We will be learning about 3 things you can do immediately to boost your social media presence.

     

    Presenter:
    Oscar Quesada, Founder & CEO of Lifedge LLC
    Online Marketing Agency

    About the Presenter

     

     

     

     

    Sponsor: Buist Community Assistance Center

  • Coping with the Impact of COVID-19 on You,Your Family and Your Business

    Like guiding a whitewater raft through the rapids, business owners need to be at the top of their game to lead their organizations and employees through times of crisis.  Lyle Labardee, a licensed mental health professional specializing in crisis leadership, addresses the nature of pandemic stress, how it impacts us, and how leaders can use the 5 Ways of Wellbeing to perform at their best as they lead and support their family, their business and their employees through these most difficult and challenging days.

     

     

    Presenter:
    Lyle Labardee, MS, LPC, BCC | CEO & Founder, Amplified Life Network

    About the Presenter

     

     

     

    Sponsor: H.U.G.S. Ranch 

  • Preparing for a Safe Return to Work

    • Safely back to work in the new normal
    • Organizing a safe return to work
    • How the HR Services industry can help
    • Enabling a safe return to work
    • How can Covid-19 be integrated into existing Health & Safety approach?
    • How does this help companies?
    • Next Steps & Getting in Touch

     

     

    Presenter:
    Jennifer VanSinger, Business Development Manager, Manpower

    About the Presenter

     

     

    Sponsor: Hand2Hand

  • The Case for Emotional Intelligence: Maximizing Performance During Adversity

    Now more than ever, our emotions and the way we react or respond to what we are feeling can greatly impact our performance. Whether you are working onsite or remotely, our greatest strategy in navigating unknown and unprecedented conditions is staying the course. In this 30 minute webinar, you will learn about:

    1. Four pillars of Emotional Intelligence
    2. Specific strategies for each pillar to stay the course

     

     

    Presenter:
    Lorraine Medici, Director of Training and Development, Express Employment Professionals

    About the Presenter

     

     

    Sponsor: Faith Hospice

  • A Blueprint to Restructure Your Life & Business in This New Reality

    Advancing in the midst of crisis requires a blueprint for going forward and maintaining your mental strength.  During this presentation we map out seven critical questions to think through while developing your next game plan for yourself, family, and business. ​

     

     

    Presenter:
    Angela Musselman, M.A., L.L.P., B.C.C.
    Counseling Therapist - Executive Coach | ProActive Counseling 

    About the Presenter

     

     

    Sponsor: Byron Community Ministries

  • The Investment Puzzle:  Putting the Pieces Together.

    • Will there be a recession this year?
    • How long will the market slump?
    • What impact will politics have on the markets?
    • What are the risks to our outlook?
    • What common mistakes can I avoid?

    Please join us as Financial Advisor, Sheri Postema, takes us through these key questions being asked as we find ourselves in a time of crisis.

     

     

    Presenter:
    Sheri Postema, AAMS®, Edward Jones

    About the Presenter

     

     

    Sponsor: Van Singel Fine Arts Center

  • Ask the Lawyer

    In this 30 minute Webinar, an attorney with Gravis Law will answer questions provided by our members.

     
    Questions that will be answered
     
    1. Can you explain what is going on in the lawsuit between the State Legislature and Governor?
     
    2. What happens to a business if they just say they can’t remain closed anymore and they choose to go against the Governor's Executive Order and open up? 
     
    3. I own a business of less than a year which has been fully closed during this health crisis. Our cash is dwindling rapidly, and I'm not sure we can survive until the economy has fully re-started. My assets now are less than I borrowed to fund my start-up. Before we run totally out of cash and can't pay anything on our debts, should I consider bankruptcy? If so, which option is best for my circumstances?
     
    4. When we're open, we'll use a number of safety procedures (distancing, extra cleaning, etc.). Will I still be legally liable if someone catches the virus while in my business? I don't know how that could be proven, but just want to be extra careful.
     
    5. If we do extra cleaning, "social" distancing, control of people to avoid crowding in our business and so on, is that enough "reasonable" care to protect me from liability in my LLC business?
     
    6. I know that my employees are hurting financially, even with the enhanced unemployment payments. I was not able to get one of the Payroll Protection Program loans. Is there anything else I can do to help them?
     
    7. If people coming to my store will not follow our instructions (such as wearing a mask, maintaining a distance from others, and so on), what are my options? I'm a small business and can't afford extra employees to manage our guests.
    
    8. One of my competitors has re-opened; I think that violates the Governor's orders. Is there anything I can do about that?
     
    The Attorneys
     
    Anthony C. Norman
     
    • Business Law
    • Consumer Protections
    • Litigation
     
     
    Bonnie S. Lent-Davis
     
    • Business Law
    • Consumer Protections
    • Estates and Probate
    • Family Law
     
     
    Amber Soler
     
    • Business Law
    • Consumer Protections
    • Estates and Probate
    • Family Law
     

    Sponsor: SpartanNash YMCA

  • A very special thank you to Bill Sullivan of Sulli Digital for donating his time and services to make these webinars possible.   

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