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Tuesday, April 07, 2020Special Event

MoCo Employeers Free Teleworking Webinar

MoCo Employeers Free Teleworking Webinar

Want help managing employees who must suddenly work from home?

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many employers had to quickly implement telework programs – with little to no preparation. Are you finding it challenging to manage staff resources while so many of your employees are working remotely? Wonder what types of technology solutions, organizational structure or communications strategies might help you and your staff be more productive under these circumstances? 

 

Montgomery County Commuter Services is hosting this webinar to address these and other questions you may have about telework. You will hear from our telework experts on managing for success and get ideas that you can implement right away.  

 

Topics covered will include:

  • Best practices for quick-starting and ramping up a telework program
  • Tips for successfully implementing management controls and productivity
  • Adaptations to the current situation that can work for both employers and employees
  • Low-cost tech solutions that can make a big difference in the ease of working from home

Answers to your most important questions 

 

To submit your questions in advance, email commuter.services@montgomerycountymd.gov by noon, Monday, April 6. 

PRESENTERS:

  • Elham Shirazi, Principal, e-planning, has 33 years of experience developing telework and flexible scheduling programs, creating resource materials, conducting training workshops, and evaluating the impacts of telework and flexible scheduling on employers, employees, and trip reduction. She has worked with hundreds of employers and has also helped develop regional telework resources and assistance programs across the country.
  • Drew Kaliszewski, Vice President, Partner Consulting has more than 25 years of experience in telecom and IT telephony, implementation and complex project management.  He has acted as adviser for the State of Connecticut’s telework programs, has authored a number of articles on telework, and has conducted telework assessments for a broad range of private sector companies.

MODERATOR:

Sandra L. Brecher, Chief, Commuter Services Section, Office of Transportation Policy, Montgomery County Department of Transportation

  

When:
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 3:00 PM thru 04:00 PM
Where:

ZOOM - https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4AHfx3geQvq_vdDVej9dLA 


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You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit:

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Tuesday, April 07, 2020Special Event

Virtual Networking Happy Hour

Virtual Networking Happy Hour

Finish Your Day With Your Friends at the GGCC – Virtually!

 

Just because we can’t all be in the same room, doesn’t mean we can raise a glass and continue networking. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber invites you to its “Virtual Happy Hour”, a happy hour networking event from the comfort of your home.

 

Let's be real: Times are tough! You may be working remotely or in back-to-back virtual meetings all day long. The only thing that's getting you through it all is the glorious happy hour at the end of the tunnel.

 

The GGCC Virtual Happy Hour event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, April 8, from  5:00-6:30 PM, with registration online.

 

The format will depend on the size of the group. We will want to hear how you are doing and ways you are keeping sane during this crazy time.

 

The dynamics are rapidly changing and we want to let you know we are still here for you & want your business to grow & succeed.

 

When:
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 5:00 PM thru 06:30 PM
Where:

 

ZOOM


Topic: Finish Your Day With Your Friends at the GGCC!
Time: Apr 8, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

ZOOM Login will be sent prior to the meeting.  


You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit:

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020Special Event

CARES Act & Beyond Webinar

CARES Act & Beyond Webinar

What the CARES Act Means for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

On Friday, March 27, President Trump passed the highly anticipated CARES Act. While the focus in the news has been on the stimulus checks to individuals and families, and other individual benefits. We've taken the time to pull out the most important benefits for small businesses and nonprofits with 5-500 employees. During this webinar, we'll guide you through the Payroll Protection Program and other notable elements of the CARES Act.

Speakers include:

Brett Friedman, DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors

Brett joined the DeLeon & Stang team in 2006 and is currently the Director of Business Development. He specializes in the tax and financial planning areas for individuals and corporations. His expertise extends to investment management, insurance, employee benefits, estate and retirement planning. Brett is focused on helping his clients reach their retirement goals and achieve the most efficient tax liability. He also provides clients with tax and financial planning advice through his blog titled "My Two Cents". In 2016, Brett was chosen as a Five Star Wealth Manager by Five Star Professional and was invited to co-host with DeLeon & Stang Partner, Rich Stang, on the Executive Leaders Radio program.

Brad Hoffman, DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors

Brad joined DeLeon & Stang in 2012. As a partner and head of the firm’s Leesburg and Frederick offices, he provides tax and consulting services to a wide variety of clients. Specifically, he specializes in work with trade contractors, government contractors, construction contractors, residential and commercial properties, professional services, business acquisitions and business start-ups. Additionally, he draws upon his extensive training from The Partner Institute to offer executive coaching services to many of his business clients. With more than 20 years of experience in accounting, Brad believes he is an advocate for his clients. He is focused on providing exceptional service by getting to know each person on an individual level and treating their business or situation as if it were his own. The personal relationships he has developed over the years, coupled with his expertise and undeniable compassion for the industry, continue to benefit both the firm and the clients he serves. As a partner and leader at Deleon & Stang, Brad focuses on the person, empowering his team to handle most aspects of client interactions.

Steve Barber, Supporting Strategies

Steve has over 25 years of accomplishments in finance and operations, from improving capabilities and efficiencies to providing insights for quality decision making. He brings his business leadership and commitment to helping businesses succeed to Supporting Strategies, launching the Montgomery, Frederick, and Carroll counties, Maryland location in 2018.

When:
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 10:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:

ZOOM

Topic: CARES Act & Beyond Webinar
Time: Apr 8, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time

 REGISTRATION REQUIRED

ZOOM Information will be sent one day prior to event.
 

  
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020Special Event

Fitness Tips Tuesday

Fitness Tips Tuesday

 

  • How to Stay Fit During COVID-19
  •  
  • With our daily routines disrupted, it is much harder to maintain healthy fitness habits. It is no secret that people who exercise regularly feel better and have more energy, and are thus more productive. Join us for Fitness Tip Tuesday -  a brief break in your day to give you that boost you might need.

 

This week's presenter is Brittany Hilton of Brittany Hilton Fitness


When:
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:00 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:

ZOOM

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.

NEW TO ZOOM?  You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit: https://bit.ly/33O8LE1

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020Special Event

Tips for Working From Home Webinar

Tips for Working From Home Webinar

Are you an employee who must suddenly work from home and could benefit from help and guidance on how best to do so?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many employers had to quickly implement telework programs – with little to no preparation. Are you finding it challenging to manage your workload and manager’s expectations? Wonder what types of technology solutions, organizational structure or communications strategies might help you to be more productive under these circumstances?

Montgomery County Commuter Services is hosting this webinar to address these and other questions you may have about telework. You will hear from our telework experts on managing for success and get ideas that you can implement right away.

Topics covered will include:
• Adaptations to the current situation that can work for both employers and employees
• How to set up your workspace and ways to manage your time
• Tips for setting productivity goals and reporting results
• Ideas for staying connected with your colleagues and communicating effectively
• Low-cost tech solutions that can make a big difference in the ease of working from home
• Ways to maintain a healthy work-life balance
• Answers to your most important questions 

Speakers

Elham Shirazi
Elham Shirazi, Principal at e-planning has 33 years of experience developing telework and flexible scheduling programs, creating resource materials, conducting training workshops, and evaluating the impacts of telework and flexible scheduling on employers, employees, and trip reduction. She has worked with hundreds of employers and has also helped develop regional telework resources and assistance programs across the country.
Drew Kaliszewski
Drew Kaliszewski is a Vice President at Partner Consulting and has more than 25 years of experience in telecom and IT telephony, implementation and complex project management. He has acted as adviser for the State of Connecticut’s telework programs, has authored a number of articles on telework, and has conducted telework assessments for a broad range of private sector companies.
Sandra L. Brecher
Chief, Commuter Services Section, Office of Transportation Policy, Montgomery County Department of Transportation

When:
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:00 PM thru 04:00 PM
Where:


Register:  https://bit.ly/2xnfcSD


You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit:

https://bit.ly/33O8LE1 

 

  
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020Lunch and Learn

Members Helping Members Webinar: COVID-19 & IT Hackers

Members Helping Members Webinar: COVID-19 & IT Hackers

COVID-19 & IT Hackers Webinar

During this one hour webinar you will learn:
 

1. To learn processes to safeguard your business with a remote workforce

2. Tips to effectively use Zoom and prevent Zoom bombing

3. Three steps to take right now to help your business survive and thrive

4, And an exclusive discount at the conclusion of the webinar 

 

Speaker: Scott Raba, Chief Technology Officer, Mindspout, LLC   

  

When:
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:00 PM thru 02:00 PM
Where:
 Register at: https://bit.ly/2UQgM8m 
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Thursday, April 16, 2020Special Event

MOCO Small Business Grant Program: How To Webinar

MOCO Small Business Grant Program: How To Webinar
The Montgomery County Small Business Grant Program- PHEG-is now accepting applications. The Chamber will be providing "How To" Webinars to help our members determine their eligibility and to complete the application.

When:
Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:00 PM
Where:

ZOOM

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.

NEW TO ZOOM?  You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit: https://bit.ly/33O8LE1

  
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Friday, April 17, 2020Special Event

GGCC Couch Con!

GGCC Couch Con!

Being at home on the couch, doesn’t mean we can’t get work done, so let’s get back to networking.

 

Join us for “Couch Con”, a virtual networking event from the comfort of your couch.

 

As we collectively move through these strange and uncertain times, it’s sometime beneficial to go about our normal day. This is a professional virtual networking event. After all, the Chamber is all about building relationships and we want to continue the practice of providing networking opportunities to our members.


The ‘Couch Con’ event will take place via Zoom with advance registration online.

 

Format of the ‘Couch Con” webinar will include

  • 30-second infomercials
  • Touching base on how we are all doing


The dynamics are rapidly changing and we want to let you know we are still here for you & want your business to grow & succeed.


When:
Friday, April 17, 2020 11:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:

ZOOM

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.

NEW TO ZOOM?  You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit: https://bit.ly/33O8LE1

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Friday, April 17, 2020Special Event

MOCO Small Business Grant Program: How To Webinar

MOCO Small Business Grant Program: How To Webinar

The Montgomery County Small Business Grant Program- PHEG-is now accepting applications. The Chamber will be providing "How To" Webinars to help our members determine their eligibility and to complete the application.

This webinar will go over:

  • Eligibility
  • Documents Required
  • Application Process
  • Q&A
 

When:
Friday, April 17, 2020 1:00 PM thru 02:00 PM
Where:

ZOOM

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.

NEW TO ZOOM?  You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit: https://bit.ly/33O8LE1

  
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020Special Event

Fitness Tips Tuesday

Fitness Tips Tuesday

How to Stay Fit During COVID-19

 

With our daily routines disrupted, it is much harder to maintain healthy fitness habits. It is no secret that people who exercise regularly feel better and have more energy, and are thus more productive. Join us for Fitness Tip Tuesday -  a brief break in your day to give you that boost you might need.

 

This week's presenter is Josh Funk of Rehab 2 Perform

  

When:
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:00 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:

ZOOM

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.

NEW TO ZOOM?  You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit: https://bit.ly/33O8LE1

  
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020Biz Networking After Five

Young Professional Group Virtual Happy Hour Trivia Night

Young Professional Group Virtual Happy Hour Trivia Night

YPG Happy Hour Trivia Night Virtually! 

 

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS! If you are craving some social interaction during these circumstances or simply want to stop by and say hi, we have set up a virtual happy hour via Zoom!  BYOB, and please register in advance to receive the information to login into Zoom. It will be sent the day prior.

 

VIRTUAL FEATURE: Don't let those trivia skills fall by the wayside! You can still practice them while social distancing. Join other young professionals for a fun hour of libations and trivia on Zoom.

 

Ages 21-40 only please.  

  

When:
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:

ZOOM

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.

NEW TO ZOOM?  You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit: https://bit.ly/33O8LE1

 
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020Lunch and Learn

Members Helping Members Webinar: Calm, Cool & Invested

Members Helping Members Webinar: Calm, Cool & Invested

Join Eric Ashmont, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones for the "Calm, Cool and Invested Webinar".

Guest Speaker: Cyrus Bent, Associate Regional Manager for MFS Investment Management will be sharing insight on how we all can stay Calm, Cool and Invested.

 

This free seminar offers people critical tips for investing long term and keeping their emotions in check, especially through volatile markets.

Limited to 50 participants. Registration is required.
  

 

When:
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:

Register at: https://bit.ly/2JRR6BW  

 

After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting. Can't register? Contact support here: https://ej.webex.com/ej/mc  

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Thursday, April 23, 2020Special Event

Virtual Networking Happy Hour: Chamber Kitchen

Virtual Networking Happy Hour: Chamber Kitchen

Finish Your Day With Your Friends at the GGCC – Virtually!

 

Just because we can’t all be in the same room, doesn’t mean we can raise a glass and continue networking. We invite you to a “Virtual Happy Hour, a happy hour networking event from the comfort of your home.

 

Let's be real: Times are tough! You may be working remotely or in back-to-back virtual meetings all day long. The only thing that's getting you through it all is the glorious happy hour at the end of the tunnel.

 

The SPECIAL FEATURE of this event is "CHAMBER KITCHEN" with GIllian Souza of Caribbean Caterers. She will whip a meal, and demonstrate a perfect way to get dinner on the table less time than it takes you to sit in rush hour traffic.

 

The format will depend on the size of the group. We will want to hear how you are doing and share a littlle bit about your business & how dinner time has shifted in your home during these crazy times.

 

The GGCC Virtual Happy Hour event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, April 23, at 5:00 PM, with registration online.

 

The dynamics are rapidly changing and we want to let you know we are still here for you & want your business to grow & succeed.

 

When:
Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:00 PM thru 06:30 PM
Where:

ZOOM

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.

NEW TO ZOOM?  You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit: https://bit.ly/33O8LE1

 
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Friday, April 24, 2020Lunch and Learn

Your Employees & COVID-19

Join us and learn how to navigate the various employment issues associated with the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Topics:

• Remote work considerations in light of COVID-19

• Leave programs under the new Families First Coronvirus Response Act (FFCRA), including new regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor

• Effective employment-related strategies for planning for a return to the “new normal”

 

Presenters:

Marc Engel & Michael Neary

Employment Law Attorneys

Lerch, Early & Brewer

 

Co-sponsored by:

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce

  

 

Please submit questions prior to the Webinar. 


When:
Friday, April 24, 2020 11:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Register Online at https://bit.ly/2yqMznI
Registration:
REGISTER AT: https://bit.ly/2yqMznI
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020Special Event

GGCC Couch Con!

GGCC Couch Con!

Being at home on the couch, doesn’t mean we can’t get work done, or do some networking.

 

Join us for “Couch Con”, a virtual networking event from the comfort of your couch.

 

As we collectively move through these strange and uncertain times, it’s sometime beneficial to go about our normal day. This is a professional virtual networking event. After all, the Chamber is all about building relationships and we want to continue the practice of providing networking opportunities to our members.


The ‘Couch Con’ event will take place via Zoom with advance registration online.

 

Format of the ‘Couch Con” webinar will include

  • 30-second infomercials
  • Touching base on how we are all doing


The dynamics are rapidly changing and we want to let you know we are still here for you & want your business to grow & succeed.


When:
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:

ZOOM

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.

NEW TO ZOOM?  You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit: https://bit.ly/33O8LE1

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Friday, May 01, 2020Special Event

How to Reduce Energy Consumption During Challenging Times

How to Reduce Energy Consumption During Challenging Times

Joe Tabeling of CQI Associates as he presents “How to Reduce Energy Consumption During Challenging Times” a webinar designed to offer strategies on how to reduce usage of electricity, natural gas and water during the COVID-19 Crisis.

 

  • How to Minimize Business Operations

  • How to Reduce Electricity Usage While Working from Home

  • What are Non-Essentials and How to Deal with Them?

  • Steps for Doing a Walk-Through

  • Fire Protection and Security Systems

  • What Can the Utility Company Do?

  • How to Lower Your Rate

 

Please register for “How to Reduce Energy Consumption During Challenging Times” on May 1, 2020 1:00 PM EDT at: https://bit.ly/2W8mAtf


When:
Friday, May 01, 2020 1:00 PM thru 02:00 PM
Where:
GO TO WEBINAR  
Registration:
https://bit.ly/2W8mAtf
For More Info:
Joe Tabeling
443-472-3870
joe@cqiassociates.com

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Wednesday, May 06, 2020Biz Networking Breakfast

May Virtual "Breakfast" Meeting with Senator Brian Feldman

The Clarksburg Chamber of Commerce has invited GGCC to participate in their May breakfast meeting. Guest speaker Senator Brian Feldman who wants to hear directly from our small businesses to learn what’s on our minds, issues, and try to address some of the problems our businesses are facing. He will also give us an update on the CARES 2 Act, Unemployment claim issues, Maryland Department of Commerce and the path forward to reopening.  

When:
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 7:30 AM thru 08:30 PM
Where:
Zoom | Details / Register: https://bit.ly/3ffNect
Registration:

Register at: https://bit.ly/3ffNect

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 897 422 4674

Find Your Local Number:  https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kmq4v5hyk  

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Wednesday, May 06, 2020Lunch and Learn

Members Helping Members- Investing in Today's Market -Part I

Members Helping Members- Investing in Today's Market -Part I

Investing in Today’s Market Volatility and Strategies for Building a Better Retirement


About the speakers:
Guest speaker – Roger Banville. Roger has 28 years’ experience in the financial industry. He has been the regional investment and retirement consultant with New York Life since he joined the company 8 years ago. Roger travels all over the country giving presentations and is a key note speaker in the industry. Roger holds an MBA from Boston College.


Speaker - Diamond Chaflawee is a Financial Services Professional and an Agent with New York Life. Diamond joined New York Life almost 18 months ago after long career in hi-tech filling various business leadership roles. Diamond holds an MBA with honors from Tel-Aviv Univ.


When:
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:

Advance registration required at ggchamber.org

 

After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting one day prior to the event.

  
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Thursday, May 07, 2020Special Event

Best Practices to Help You Reduce Energy Consumption & Cost

Best Practices to Help You Reduce Energy Consumption & Cost

Join Joe Tabeling of CQI Associates as he presents “Best Practices to Help Reduce Energy Consumption & Cost” a webinar designed to offer strategies on how to reduce usage of electricity, natural gas and water during the COVID-19 Crisis.

 

  • How to Minimize Business Operations

  • What Items Should be on Your Check List?

  • Steps for Doing a Walk-Through

  • What Can the Utility Company Do?

  • How to Lower Your Rate

     

    Please register for “Best Practices to Help You Reduce Energy Consumption & Cost” on May 7, 2020 11:00 AM EDT at https://bit.ly/3f2nq3w

  

When:
Thursday, May 07, 2020 1:00 PM thru 02:00 PM
Where:
GO TO WEBINAR    
Registration:
https://bit.ly/3f2nq3whttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8641370152500503311
For More Info:
Joe Tabeling
443-472-3870
joe@cqiassociates.com

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Thursday, May 07, 2020Lunch and Learn

Members Helping Members- Navigating the Troubled C's

Members Helping Members- Navigating the Troubled C's

Join Sonja Der of Bridge Performance Coaching for a discussion on "Navigating the Troubled C's Pt 2.: Maintaining an Even Keel". 

 

This session promises to provide a brief review of the first three C's and an introduction to a new "C".  It will also provide what many of you requested: more time in breakout rooms to allow us to dive deeper into the discussion questions.

 

We hope you'll join us on Thursday, May 7th, from 3-4pm EDT for an entertaining and productive time strategizing with fellow business owners and leaders as we all navigate together through this wicked storm we call COVID-19.


When:
Thursday, May 07, 2020 3:00 PM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
Register at:  https://bit.ly/2Yga3H4
Registration:
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