Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce hosts upcoming business seminars

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Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce hosts upcoming business seminars

The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting three business
seminars in the upcoming weeks.  With its chamber members in mind, the
Weslaco Chamber of Commerce strives to provide relevant and necessary
information that aids in the development of local businesses.

The Lunch and Learn Series will continue on Wednesday, September 28
with the topic "Staying Calm When the Market Goes Wild", presented by
MFS Investment Management, which is based out of Austin, TX.
Sponsored by Edward Jones Investments, this topic will cover the
timely issue of how to handle your investments in a shaky economy.
The seminar will take place at the Rio Grande Valley Partnership, 322
S.  Missouri.  The fee is $5, lunch included.  Space is limited.
Reservations can be made at 968-2102.

On Tuesday, October 4, the Weslaco Chamber will be hosting business
seminars presented by Techsoft Training.  These seminars involve HANDS
ON learning, with lap tops available for each attendee to follow along
with the lesson.  Techsoft Training is a Houston-based company that
offers a complete range of technology and business skills training
from basic desktop applications to complex business systems. Techsoft
delivers training solutions to businesses and individuals looking to
increase productivity and improve effectiveness.

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Social Media for Businesses – Creating and
managing Facebook business pages, in addition to Twitter and LinkedIn.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Graphic Design 101 with Picknik, PowerPoint, and
Pixir – High quality graphic design on a limited budget!  Learn how to
capture and manipulate images (resizing, cropping, etc.), creating
composites and optimizing images for web and email using cost
effective programs and websites.

For one session, the cost is $75 for members, $85 for non-members.
For both sessions, the cost is $135 for members, $150 for non-members.
Limited seats available.  Payment must be made at the chamber office,
255 S. Texas, in order to reserve a seat.  Seminars will be held at
the Rio Grande Valley Partnership, 322 S. Missouri.  Call 956-968-2102
for more information.

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