The Importance of Professional Development

Continuing to learn and expand knowledge is important for everyone, regardless of age. The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce understands the importance of Professional Development and also the difficulty that many companies have paying to offer Professional Development to their employees. In an effort to fill the gap in the area the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce hosts an educational seminar each month. This seminar is titled Rise, Shine and Share Portage. This monthly educational seminar is free and a perk of membership with the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce.

Rise, Shine and Share Portage is hosted the second Thursday of each month from 7:30am-8:30am at the Portage Best Western. The seminar opens each month with introductions of all attendees, then there will be a 35-40 minute presentation on an educational topic, and the seminar closes by going around the room again to allow attendees to promote their business or organization.

Educational topics that have been covered during Rise, Shine and Share Portage include: Get Found on Google Maps; Creating a Business Culture; Preparing for Year-End Taxes; Grow Your Business Online with Google; Tips for Working an Expo; SEO and Voice Searching; Active Shooter Preparation; How to Build a Productive Staff; Becoming a POWER Delegator, the Use of Social Media; Using Adwords & Mobile Optimization for Business