Montgomery Business Journal

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October 2015

DIVERSITY SUMMIT

The Chamber’s eighth annual Diversity Summit was held at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center and the theme was “Moving from Good Intentions to Workable Applications.”

The featured speakers were author Joe Gerstandt and Hamlin Grange, president and co-founder of DiversiPro Inc. There were breakout sessions about inclusion matters; developing a diverse talent pipeline; diversity training; differences are strengths; subtle discrimination and crucial leadership skills.

PROCUREMENT ASSISTANCE

The Chamber and Alabama State University have partnered with the Alabama Procurement Technical Assistance Center to offer counseling to Chamber members wanting to conduct business with the government.

CHAMBER HOLDS IT FORUM

The Chamber held an information technology forum on the topic of “Using Big Data to Grow Profits.”

CTS Vice President of Technology Innovation Matt Jones discussed how big data technology is changing the business world and how it can be used to increase profits. Jones presented an overview of how to obtain special data about actual and potential customers using tailored processing of large data sets across groups of commodity servers.

The Chamber’s IT forums are held quarterly, featuring speakers and presentations for information technology users, professionals and anyone whose business requires knowledge of current technology.

The cost is $10 for Chamber members; $15 for nonmembers; and includes a light breakfast.

FOCUS ON LOCAL RESTAURANTS

The Montgomery Chamber Convention & Visitor Bureau created a Montgomery Restaurant Week in connection with Alabama Restaurant Week.

Using the hashtag #EatMGM, the Chamber promoted the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The participating restaurants offered $5, $10 and $15 lunch specials and $10, $20 and $30 dinner specials. The promotion included a food truck pop-up lunch at the corner of Tallapoosa and Commerce streets. Some of the restaurants participating were Central, That’s My Dog, Kudzu Noodle Bar, India Palace, Chris’ Famous Hotdogs, Dreamland Bar-B-Que, Café M, Railyard Brewing Co. and Scott Street Deli.

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Calendar of Events

BizTalk MGM Radio Broadcast
Mon, 23 Oct 2017
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Business After Hours
Thu, 26 Oct 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Family Business Bootcamp
Fri, 27 Oct 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

BizTalk MGM Radio Broadcast
Mon, 30 Oct 2017
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Chamber Orientation
Wed, 01 Nov 2017
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Scaling a Mission-Driven Brand
Thu, 02 Nov 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Military Appreciation Week - Freedom Isn't FreeEvent spans multiple days
Sun, 05 Nov 2017 -
Sat, 11 Nov 2017

All Day Event

BizTalk MGM Radio Broadcast
Mon, 06 Nov 2017
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Business 101: Start It Up
Tue, 07 Nov 2017
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Past Performance in Government Contracting
Tue, 07 Nov 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

60 Minute Coffee
Wed, 08 Nov 2017
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

EVERYONE COMMUNICATES, FEW CONNECT
Thu, 09 Nov 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Small Business Success Virtual Conference
Thu, 09 Nov 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

INNOVATE MGM Event spans multiple days
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 -
Fri, 17 Nov 2017

1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

BizTalk MGM Radio Broadcast
Mon, 13 Nov 2017
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

River Region Economic Summit
Tue, 14 Nov 2017
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
(America/Chicago)

Apps Unleashed: Grow Your Business Using Just Your Phone
Thu, 16 Nov 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Business After Hours
Thu, 16 Nov 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Point of Light Award Deadline
Mon, 20 Nov 2017
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

BizTalk MGM Radio Broadcast
Mon, 20 Nov 2017
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Business 101: Start It Up
Tue, 21 Nov 2017
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

4 Ways to Market Your Business Locally
Tue, 21 Nov 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


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