SMALL BUSINESS
SUMMIT

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU® + PORTLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE + GORHAM SAVINGS BANK PRESENT:

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020

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LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

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THE CONFERENCE STARTS IN:

LEARN. GROW. CONNECT.

Spend a day working ON your business, not IN your business.


Learn from industry experts & thought leaders on an array of topics to help you grow personally & professionally, and provide actionable steps to help your business thrive!

The Small Business Summit will give you the tools you need to better your business!

ORGANIZERS

SPEAKERS

Ali AL Dhamen

Information Security Officer, Gorham Savings Bank

Molli Morrill

Fraud Program Manager,

Gorham Savings Bank

Rhoda McViegh

Regional Director,

KMA Human Resources Consulting Services

Paula Mahony

President/CMS,

Words@Work

Donna Davidge

Owner,

Sewall House Yoga Retreat

Rich Brooks

President,

flyte new media

Michelle Neujahr

Business Consultant,

Nu-Yar Business Consulting

Senior Area Manager,

Small Business Administration

Brad Currie

THE AGENDA

Virtual Small Business Summit Agenda + Details

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

Choose your own experience!

Stay connected the entire time or join the sessions that work with your schedule!

10:00 AM

WELCOME + OPENING REMARKS

Better Business Bureau® + Portland Chamber of Commerce + Gorham Savings Bank

Welcome to the Small Business Summit!

10:30 AM

PREVENTING FRAUD, STRATEGIES FOR MAINE BUSINESSES

Ali AL Dhamen + Molly Morrill, Gorham Savings Bank

Fraud and cybersecurity attacks can be devastating to a business, if they’re not prepared. Learn about the latest fraud trends, some mitigating strategies, and cybersecurity best practices.

11:00 AM

HR + TALENT PLANNING AS YOUR

WORKPLACE REOPENS

Rhoda McVeigh, KMA Human Resources Consulting Services

Successful companies will be those that anticipate and plan for the people-side of their business and their employees' updated expectations. This program will help prepare your business for reopening the workplace after COVID-19.

11:30 AM

UNDERSTANDING COMMUNICATIONS: MESSAGES THAT CONNECT DURING COVID TIMES

Paula Mahony, Words@Work

In this workshop we will discuss how messages and marketing need to change in order to successfully connect with target audiences. We’ll look at how brain chemistry influences decision making and simple but effective ways to communicate.

12:00 PM

LUNCH +

MEDITATION FOR CALMING THE MIND AND BODY

Donna Davidge, Sewall House Yoga Retreat

Let's take a break for lunch and enjoy meditating to calm the body and mind with Donna Davidge of Sewall House Yoga Retreat.

12:30 PM

HOW TO GENERATE MORE REVENUE FROM YOUR WEBSITE

Rich Brooks, flyte new media

Making your website more findable and more functional will greatly increase your online leads and sales. In this session, you'll discover specific, actionable items you can implement to increase your visibility, traffic, and revenue from your website.

1:00 PM

GROW YOUR BUSINESS NOW! NINE STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

Michelle Neujahr, Nu-Yar Business Consulting

Business owners will be challenged to overcome their current obstacles, renew the passion they once had for their business and figure out which strategies they need to focus on in order to reach a new level of success. Michelle will share her "9 Strategies for Business GROWTH," a valuable toolbox, attendees can use to grow their business in 2020.

1:30 PM

RECOVERING AND MOVING FORWARD WITH THE SBA

Brad Currie, Small Business Administration

Brad will share the Small Business Administration's programs and services to help small business owners recover, regain control, and grow in 2020.

WHY WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THE

SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT

The first half of 2020 has upended the plans that many small business owners across our state and country had for their businesses. The SBA has responded with several programs to assist small businesses in surviving this crisis and return to work. We’re excited to participate in this event to help get the word out about the wide variety of programs and services available to help small businesses as they pivot to address the changing market.

Brad Currie,

SBA

The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the Better Business Bureau and Gorham Savings Bank to present this meaningful event. The Chamber remains committed to the 1,000+ small business members that are most affected by COVID-19 and will continue to bring resources like this to the community.

Tommy Johnson,

Portland Chamber of Commerce

LEARN. GROW. CONNECT.

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