Canby Chamber & economic development
In late September the Economic Development Department unveiled two plans to increase tourism and to renovate downtown.
These plans, worked out using consultants, were weighty and long. To help people develop a better understanding of these documents, Chamber Executive Director Kyle Lang plans to summarize the information at the Nov. 5 Chamber luncheon.
That meeting also will feature candidates for the Chamber's board who will introduce themselves.
But there are other things happening in the new year. A new executive leadership training series begins next January and it's open to Chamber members and non-members.
It is a series of sessions starting on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 a.m. and will be held the third Wednesday of the month from January through June at the Willamette Valley Country Club.
Cost is $25 per session for members or $125 for the entire series ($40 per session for non-members or $200 for all the sessions).
The six session program will have three trainers and topics include:
> Jan. 15 — Blind Spots in Your Business;
> Feb. 19 — Employees Want to Be Developed;
> March 18 — Coaching 101;
>April 15 — Your Success or Failure is Based on Your Manager Being a Leader;
> May 20 — Using DISC for Effective Communication; and
> June 17 — Personal Strategies for Managing Change.
Other news from the Chamber includes the Chamber's 2020 trip, which will be to the French Riviera.
Attend the November First Thursday event at the Canby Public Library to learn more about the trip. There will be a representative from Collette Travel to discuss trip details and get any questions you have answered.
Lang has been working with several workforce agencies and is thinking about putting together a career fair for the Canby area. He hopes to receive feedback from businesses and others who have worked at career fairs before.
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