Community engagement series begins March 1

Events are being organized by the Vancouver chamber

The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce’s is planning a workshop series focusing on community engagement.

The series will kick off Tuesday, March 1, with the topic “Top Events for Businesses to Engage with the Community,” instructed by Stacey Donovan, the special events director at the City of Vancouver.

Workshops will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at the chamber, 1101 Broadway, Ste. 100, Vancouver, from noon to 1 p.m. through March.

Other workshops and topics will include Thursday, March 3, “Maximize Your Presence at Events,” by Ronnie Noize, DIY Marketing Center; Tuesday, March 8, “Empower Your Non-Profit Board to be Community Spokespeople,” by Patricia Zamboni Coash of Aushi Mizani, success coach; Thursday, March 10, “Tips from 20 Years of Engaging the Community,” by Kim Hash, program director at SHARE; Tuesday, March 15, “Internal Customer Service,” by Jody Blackwood, Clark College economic and professional development; Thursday, March 17, “Understanding Your Customers’ Perspective for Deeper Engagement,” by Kevin Hiebert of Resonate: Center for Community Innovation, Dialogue and Leadership Development; Tuesday, March 22, “Using Digital Media to Engage Customers” by Alan Hwang of ACH Marketing; and Tuesday, March 24, “You’re Professional Image: The Importance and Power of Impression Management,” by Kate Singh of Aevum Images and Dr. Carol Parker Walsh of Evolve Image Consulting.

The classes cost $10 per person for GVCC Members; $20 for non-members. The general public is invited to attend.

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