Saturday, May 31-
Georgio’s Pizza in The Arboretum in South Barrington will be hosting a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, June 4th from 11:00-12:30 pm. Julia Kline, best-selling author of The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Sleaze-Free Selling will be speaking. Tickets are $32/person.
More details, including registration, are available here.
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May 21, 2014-
Access daily, full-text articles from Wall Street Journal and monthly articles from WSJ magazine. All you need is your Barrington Area Library card to get started!Add a comment
May 19, 2014-
From the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce:
Register today for the 2014 BACC Women's Biz Net Athena Award Luncheon on May 29th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington.
The Athena Leadership Award celebrates exemplary leadership and is presented to women across professional sectors who have accomplished the following: demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession; provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community, and activity assist women in achieving their full leadership potential. The Athena Leadership Award's rich history, international scope and focus on mentorship, distinguishes it as one of the most prestigious leadership awards that one can receive.
Join us in honoring the following seven women who are nominated for their distinguished contributions: Bonnie Conte, Marlene Frykman, Karrie Gibson, Dee Dee Johnson, Eleanor Sweet McDonnell, Ellaine Sambo-Reyther and Jane Svensson Washburn. The Athena Leadership Award recipient will be announced at the luncheon.
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May 16, 2014-
From the Small Business Development Center at Harper College:
Hands-on class designed for entrepreneurs with little experience working with QuickBooks. Topics include: setting up a new company, accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions, bank reconciliation, credit card reconciliation, running basic financial reports, tracking and paying sales tax. Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to work on their QuickBooks file during the session.
Saturday, June 7 from 8:30 am- 2:30 pm
650 East Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, in the Harper Professional Center, (not on main campus) Suite 18N
$150 per person, includes lunch and QuickBooks manual
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May 15, 2014-
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a Social Media Boot Camp on June 3, 10, 17, 24 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Harper College. See image for more details.Add a comment
May 14, 2014-
The Careers College, job search training and career resource center, is a great resource to help you at any step of your job search process. With The Careers College, you can take classes about overcoming job loss, preparing for an interview, and starting a new job. You can also find out what careers best match your skillsets and work history, as well as formulate your Return On Investment to negotiate for a higher salary. This resource is free with your Barrington Area Library card. Access it here.
Another resource to keep in mind is JobScout. JobScout is designed to improve your job search skills, build a resume, and network with other job seekers. It is free once you create an account. Access JobScout here.
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May 13, 2014-
From the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce newsletter:
Leaders The Keeling Family Foundation-VetTech US, Support All Veterans Equally, Illinois Department of Employment Security, 85th Support Command, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Pritzker Military Museum & Library and HandsOn Suburban Chicago are collaborating to host the Veteran Hiring Expo: Welcome Home to Careers & Resources event on May 15, 10am-4pm at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. The event connects military, veterans and families to benefits, education, employment, housing, legal, disability, mental health, family/children services and much more. The expo provides a networking for employers and veteran support organizations which enhances quality support programs and services, and in turn helps point thousands of attendees to future paths. FREE, open to the public. For more information, visit www.VeteranHiringExpo.org.Add a comment
May 12, 2014-
Coursera.org offers hundreds of free online courses taught by professors from all over the world. Here is a list of upcoming courses in Business & Management, as well as Economics & Finance, that you can take for free- all you need is a login and password.Add a comment
May 7, 2014-
Don't forget to look at the Barrington Area Library's SlideShare page for step-by-step tutorials on Business & Technology research tools that are available for free with your Barrington Area Library card.Add a comment
Leaders Eat Last: why some teams pull together and others don't by Simon Sinek is now available at the library.
Simon Sinek, motivational speaker and leadership author, discusses the biological implications that lead certain organizations and businesses to pull together during the hardest of times and lead others to fail. Analyzing our ancestral roots and bio-chemical make-up, Sinek explains how our oxytocin, endorphin, dopamine, serotonin, and cortisol levels are affected by different managerial styles and business models. These can have long-term ramifications on our emotional and physical health, feelings of safety, employment status, and the economy as a whole.
Sinek gives a multitude of examples from businesses of all sizes that prove how the right setting and leadership style can create a profitable, successful, and above all, happy and fulfilling work environment. At the same time, the wrong type of leadership can lead to an untrustworthy and hostile business with shaky economic ground. As Sinek explains, "leadership is the choice to serve others with or without formal rank" and Leaders Eat Last explains how we can all be leaders that contribute to successful and fulfilling organizations.
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