Business Weekly Agenda for March 16 | Business Weekly

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Tuesday, March 16 The Manufacturers Resource Center presents “Finding real solutions for firms facing declines in sales, employment, and trade” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Any firm that is suffering declines in employment, sales, and is negatively trade impacted will want to learn more information about MATAAC, the […]

Tuesday, March 16

The Manufacturers Resource Center presents “Finding real solutions for firms facing declines in sales, employment, and trade” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Any firm that is suffering declines in employment, sales, and is negatively trade impacted will want to learn more information about MATAAC, the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) and opportunities for financial assistance available to U.S. businesses. Cost: Free. Registration: [email protected] or 610-628-4578.

Wednesday, March 17

The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance presents “Can the Foreign Trade Zone 147 Benefit my Company?” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom.  Could your company benefit from the ability to defer, reduce or even eliminate Customs duties on products? Find out more. Cost: Free to members and non-members. Information: [email protected]

Tuesday, March 23

The Small Business Resource Association is presenting another SBRA Tune Up Tuesday workshop entitled “Have You Listened to Your body Lately?” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. virtually on Zoom. This workshop is presented by Nick Kleinsmith of Miach Herbs and will provide a scientific, intuitive and common sense approach to your well-being, address your personal connection and responsibility to your own health, and outline herbs and nutrition fundamentals. Cost: Free. Registration: https://www.sbrassociation.com/#EVENTS.

The Family Business Alliance and the Delaware Valley Family Business Center present “Lunch & Learn — Honoring Legacy & Leading by Principles: The Essig Family Business Story” from 11 a.m. to noon via Remo Platform. Steve Essig, third generation president of Essig Plumbing & Heating, will share his family’s experiences of negotiating the twists, turns and triumphs of their family business journey. Cost: Free to GRCA, FBA and DVFBCM members. Registration: 610-898-7775 or [email protected]

Wednesday, March 24

The Manufacturers Resource Center presents “Paperwork Reduction in Manufacturing” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. During this session you will learn how the digitalization of standards and procedures can increase uptime, improve quality, improve operational efficiency, and mitigate risk. Learn the positive effects that digitizing your data (going paperless) can do for your business, your workforce, and your culture. Cost: Free. Registration: [email protected] or 610-628-4578.

Thursday, March 25

The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Economic Forecast Breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. via Zoom. Tompkins VIST Bank will be discussing the economic outlook for 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic’s unprecedented impact on the market. Cost: $15 for chamber members, $30 for non-members. Information: 610-326-2900.

Friday, March 26

The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance presents “Lessons in Leadership Excellence and Excution” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with subsequent sessions on April 9, April 23, May 7, May 21 and June 4, at the Center for Business Excellence, 49 Commerce Drive, Spring Township. This course includes: Understanding the difference between leadership and management, creating a motivational environment, building effective teams, thriving during change, coaching for results, interviewing for success and strategic thinking for leaders. Cost: $1,500 for GRCA members, $1,750 for non-members. Information: 610-898-8386 or [email protected]

Wednesday, March 31

Berks Alliance presents Economic Forecast with the Federal Reserve from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Leigh-Ann Wilkins from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will present an overview of economic trends at the national and regional levels. Information: [email protected]

Tuesday, April 6

The Small Business Resource Association is presenting another SBRA Tune Up Tuesday workshop entitled “Smart Ideas for Reducing Your Lifetime Income Tax Bill” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. virtually on Zoom. This workshop is presented by Paul Marrella of Marrella Financial Group and will address how to think differently about your income taxes, how your income taxes affect you over your lifetime and what you can do to prepare. Cost: Free. Registration: https://www.sbrassociation.com/#EVENTS.

Every second Tuesday

The Berks County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management holds its monthly meeting via Zoom from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Each month will feature a speaker presenting a different, relevant HR topic. For more information, visit our website at berkspa.shrm.org or email [email protected] Cost is $10 for members and $15 for guests with money being donated to Helping Harvest Food Bank in Berks.

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