Workshop teaches how to use phones to boost business
"How Your Telephone Can Ring in Business: The Low Cost of Sounding Big!" is the topic of a business workshop this week by the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce.
It is from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the chamber's 151 Third St. NW offices in Largo. Registration, coffee and networking start at 7 a.m.
The program, designed for business owners and managers, will highlight ways to increase business with affordable telephone technology. Practical ideas on how to create a solid, professional impact over the phone will be demonstrated by seasoned professionals in the telephone communications and technology fields.
Presenters are Kathy Pabst Robshaw of Telephone Effectiveness, who helps companies use telephone technology to attract and retain business, and Gary M. Scarsbrook of Centratel Services, a 14-year veteran of telecom communication solutions.
Cost is $30 for chamber members and $40 for nonmembers. Space is limited to allow group interaction. To register, call the chamber at 584-2321 or send e-mail with "telephone workshop" in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. No-shows will be billed.
Networking event is Thursday at Bascom's
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber will hold its monthly Business After Hours networking event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bascom's Chop House, 3665 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater.
The event is $10 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Advance registration is recommended. To register, call 584-2321 or e-mail events@largochamber.
Trip to Tallahassee slated for April 20-21
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber is spearheading its fourth annual Tallahassee Mission for Pinellas County business leaders April 20-21. It will include a social reception and meetings with the county's elected state delegation.
Roundtables with state elected officers and business associations will also be featured. A briefing with representatives of the Florida Chamber of Commerce will round out the itinerary.
Cost is $350 per person for a single hotel room or $250 per person for those who double up, and includes the cost of most meals. Space is limited to 30 people. For more details or to register, call 584-2321 or e-mail email@example.com.
SCORE business help twice every month
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber is hosting business counseling services provided by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) at its offices by appointment the first and third Thursday monthly.
SCORE counselors are working and retired business executives who volunteer their experience. There is no cost involved. Call 584-2321 for an appointment.