The Future is so Bright

October 13, 2015

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Tuesday, October 20th, from 10 A.M. –6:30 P.M. hundreds of business people throughout the Calhoun County region will spend the day at the Anniston City Meeting Center for the biggest business event of the year, the 2015 Regional Medical Center Business to Business EXPO, presented by America’s First Federal Credit Union.

From 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., we are dedicating this section of time to any Gadsden State and Jacksonville State junior and senior level students, over the age of 21, for round table discussions with young and seasoned professionals on valued topics of the workplace, including: Leadership, Work Experience, Interviewing, Communications, Budgeting, Creativity and more. This opportunity, also known as “Chat & Chews,” can help students network, find a mentor in their field of study, and be a great place for the students meet area businesses.

We only have space for 60 students to participate, so they must RSVP to (256) 237-3536. Students must bring their student IDs and personal IDs for identification at the event.

The roundtable discussions will kick off at 1:00 p.m. with a welcome for the students, providing information on the various topics, the discussion leaders and the expo itself.

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On Monday, October 26, from 5-6 P.M., the Chamber and United Way are partnering to present a focus group for Young Professionals at NobleBank in Anniston. All YPs and employers interested in developing Young Professionals are welcome to attend. During this meeting, our goal is to gain a better understanding of the programs and services needed and wanted for young professionals in our communities.

Focus groups are a type of research method used to gather qualitative information from a group of individuals who have a common interest in a particular subject—in this instance, interest in young professionals and our region’s future. These informal discussions will provide us with invaluable information about how we can better serve our communities in the future.

The information will be kept confidential and used only to develop new services and programs that will better address the needs of young professionals in our region.

For more information, contact the Chamber at 256-237-3536.

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