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Spring Chamber Seminars

The Chamber of Commerce announces a series of seminars open to all Chamber members.

 The seminars will focus on a variety of issues pertinent to business including communication, harassment, violence in the workplace, Internet marketing and legal issues. The seminars will presented through a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, Chamber members and the Chapel Hill Police Department.

 The seminars will begin in late August and run through December. The cost of attending a seminar is $5 per person for Chamber members, $15 per person for non-members.

  Below is a schedule of topics, dates and locations:

All seminars are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted. OCSDC refers to the Orange County Skills Development Center on West Franklin Street. Contact Robin Vincent at the Chamber for information or to register for a seminar, call 967-7075


Violence in the Workplace/CHPD      

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

(Campenella Caffe & Gallery)

Homicide is the second leading cause of death on the job for US workers, after motor vehicle crashes.  In this seminar, we'll discuss predictors and indicators of potential workplace violence situations.  These discussions will include type of business, location, workplace attitudes, and suggestions for diffusing volatile situations.


Personal Safety & What to do in a Robbery/CHPD

Tuesday, April 2, 2002

The Weathervane Café (A Southern Season)

What would you do if someone grabbed you right now?  How about an armed intruder in your business?  In this seminar, we'll discuss ways to recognize suspicious behaviors, how to respond to threatening persons, tips for setting up procedures in your business to deal with crises. 


Computer for the Small Businesses/Steve Bromberg

Tuesday, April 16, 2002


Most small businesses need a computer(s) to support their activities.  Do you find you have little interest in the care and feeding of one of your most important support tools?  During this seminar we will discuss simple steps to insure that your system performs as expected.  We will cover topics such as virus protection, system maintenance, and Plan B (what you do when everything else fails).  We will also deal with how your system can provide you with many additional benefits. 


Identity Theft/CHPD

Tuesday, May 7, 2002

The Weathervane Café (A Southern Season)

Did you know that with a minimal amount of your personal information, someone can obtain credit cards in your name, write bad checks from your account, buy cars and rent apartments in your name.  This crime is costing US citizens $40 billion annually.  In this seminar, we'll define Identity theft, tell you how it happens to you, and provide tips to reduce your chance of being victimized.


Do You Know What Your Sexual Harrassment Policy Is?

Tuesday, May 21, 2002         


This workshop will teach business owners and managers about harassment prevention (yes, harassment happens, even in small businesses) in the workplace.  You will learn about the laws that prohibits harassment, how to write and implement a policy and a training program, what your responsibilities are regarding the maintenance of a harassment-free workplace, and how to keep you and your business out of trouble.  If you don't have a policy, or you have one gathering dust in a manual on the office shelf, this workshop is for you.


Open Forum with Chapel Hill Police Chief Greg Jarvies

Tuesday, June 4, 2002

The Weathervane Café (A Southern Season)

This will be an opportunity to hear the Chief of Police talk about his mission for the Chapel Hill Police Department.  Attendees will get a chance to ask questions, and hear the unique perspective of the Chief on Chapel Hill, including his plans for providing police services to keep up with growth.


Topic TBD

Tuesday, June 18, 2002



Employee Theft & Inventory Control/CHPD

Tuesday, July 1, 2002

(Top of the Hill            8:30-10:00 am)

Did you know that 80% of your business losses are due to theft by your own staff?  In this presentation, we'll outline some of the ways employees defraud their employers, with tips to avoid being victimized.  We'll also share ideas for creating a work environment that is less attractive for theft.

Dot.common Sense

Tuesday, July 16, 2002

(The Siena Hotel    9:30 – 11:00 am)

Further Reference: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce