Power Up and Sharpen Your Technology Skills
Bay-Waveland Habitat for Humanity has joined Hancock County Chamber of Commerce in its alliance with Pearl River Community College (PRCC) and Mississippi State University (MSU) Extension Service to provide area small businesses and homeowners with resources to improve their paths to success.
This fall, the Chamber worked in partnership with PRCC and MSU to hold technology workshops for small business owners in the PRCC Waveland Training Center.
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“Partnerships work,” said Tish Williams, executive director of the Hancock Chamber of Commerce. “When we work together to achieve community goals, we can make sure that our residents and businesses have the resources they need to connect, grow their customer base and enhance their skills.” Through these sessions, Williams says these partners want to empower people to achieve at their highest levels.
December’s workshops — which are free to attend — focus not only on technology like Excel basics and Microsoft PowerPoint, but include sessions on women’s empowerment, with speakers like Dorothy Wilson, publisher of Gulf Coast Woman magazine and co-founder of SUCCESS Women’s Conference. Upcoming workshop topics the group has considered for 2016 include a seminar on writing wills, and another on how to locate affordable homeowner’s insurance.
“We will find out what is important to homeowners and business owners and custom design these seminars to meet their needs,” said Williams.
For seminar registration, contact Brenda Wells at 601-403-1379 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To participate, you must know your email address, social media logins, Apple ID and passwords. Attendance is limited to the first 12 to register. Habitat for Humanity will provide computers to use during the session. You may register for one or all of the seminars offered. Seminars take place at the Bay-Waveland Habitat for Humanity / Hancock Chamber Training Center, 103 Central Avenue, Bay St. Louis.
For further business resources contact the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce at 228-467-9048 or email@example.com.
December Habitat for Humanity / Hancock County Chamber Technology Seminars
9:00am-12:00noon: Excel 1 – Learn the basics of Excel, a spreadsheet program frequently used in today’s workplace or to keep track of your personal finances. John Giesemann, Mississippi State University Extension Service.
1:00pm-4:00pm: Microsoft Word – This session is designed to familiarize you with terminology, screen components and the most commonly used functions offered by Microsoft Word. Emphasis will be placed on proper document formatting techniques and file naming and file management. John Giesemann, Mississippi State University Extension Service.
4:30pm-5:30pm: Women Empowerment – Learn from some of the most successful business leaders in the region on how you can reach your potential to achieve your personal, financial and career goals. Presented by Angelyn Treutel Zeringue, South Group Gulf Coast Insurance and Chairman, Women’s Leadership Roundtable of the Hancock Chamber of Commerce.
Angelyn Treutel Zeringue, CPA, PWCAM, is a Trusted Choice independent insurance agent and President of SouthGroup Insurance Gulf Coast and AST Solutions, Inc. in Bay St. Louis. She has served on numerous community and corporate boards and has chaired the National Insurance - Agents Council for Technology. Treutel-Zeringue is a prolific public speaker on technology, insurance and business issues, includingn Internet Marketing, Workflow Efficiency, and Finance and Insurance. She has been honored as OneCoast Top Community Leader, Hancock County Citizen of the Year, National Top Women in Insurance, and America’s Elite Women in Insurance.
9 a.m. to 12 noon: Excel 2. It is not enough to know various features of Excel. A user needs to know how to use Excel productively. This includes knowing important keyboard shortcuts, mouse shortcuts, work-arounds, Excel customizations, and how to make everything look slick.
1-4 p.m.: Microsoft PowerPoint. Find out how to use this popular presentation software. It is one of the most useful, accessible, and popular ways to create and present visual aids to an audience.
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Women’s Empowerment. Some of the most successful business leaders in the region talk about how to reach your potential and achieve personal, financial, and career goals.
Leading this session will be Gulf Coast Woman magazine publisher and editor Dorothy Wilson. Gulf Coast Woman magazine, the voice of women on the Coast, aims to engage and inform South Mississippi’s women. Wilson also owns DWilson & Associates, a creative circle of editors, web designers, social media consultants, photographer and designers providing services to businesses and organizations.
9:00am-10:00am: Google Basics – What is Google and why do I need it? Andy Collins, Mississippi State University Extension Service.
10:30am-12:00noon: Facebook Basics – Join us to learn about the settings and insights on your Facebook Page. We will demonstrate different features to help you manage your Facebook page better. You must have access to a Facebook Page and have a minimum of 40 likes on the page you are accessing. Andy Collins, Mississippi State University Extension Service.
1:00pm-2:00pm: Internet & Social Media Safety to Protect Teenagers (for parents) - When it comes to online safety, social media has its own unique set of problems for teenagers. Find out how you can be involved in your teens’ use of social media. Find out how you can protect your children. Ryan Giles, AGJ Systems & Networks.
3:30pm-4:30pm: Avoid Banking Fraud - You will also learn how Cyber criminals compromise accounts and complete fraudulent transactions in many different ways through online banking fraud. Find out how you can protect your assets.