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Training - Business Education
September 29, 2020
Digital Marketing Bootcamp
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Digital Marketing Bootcamp is an 8-week course designed to teach you an 8-stage framework called the Customer Value Journey (CVJ). This is a process that will help you INTENTIONALLY and PREDICTABLY transform ice cold prospects into leads, sales, advocates and promoters of your business and brand. By the end of this bootcamp, you will understand and possess the tools to guide your Digital Marketing efforts.

The course is designed to give you a practical concept that you can apply to your business for years to come.

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Training - Business Education
September 30, 2020
Skillful Talent Workshop 101 & 102
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

It's no secret that, as the region's unemployment rate remains at historic lows, small businesses are struggling to find the skilled talent they need to remain competitive; according to Denver Metro SBDC's recently published Colorado Small Businesses Survey, more than half of companies with revenue over $500,000 reported that a lack of qualified workers was a challenge to their growth.

That's why we are bringing you the Skillful Talent Series training's, designed to help employers find, hire and train talent with a focus on skills instead of proxies for skills like previous titles and degrees, thereby deepening your companies' talent pools, reducing time to hire and improving retention and diversity.

Talent Series 101: Attract the Right Talent
Is a tight market keeping you from filling positions? Unfilled positions cost companies like yours an average of $800,000 a year. Yet most job postings use requirements that create barriers eliminating more than 95% of possible applicants. These job postings contribute to costly losses in productivity and difficulty in attracting the right candidates.

At Skillful Talent Series 101: Attract the Right Talent, you'll learn how to:

Hire highly skilled people to increase your company's productivity
Attract great candidates for hard-to-fill positions with straightforward changes to your job postings
Diversify your team by reducing bias and barriers during recruitment
Don't let the low unemployment or growing skills gap prevent you from hiring a great staff. By focusing on skills, not credentials, you'll staff hard-to-fill positions, reduce time-to-hire, and increase your company's diversity.

Talent Series 102: Candidate Evaluation

By emphasizing the candidates' skills in the interview and through skill assessments that test for the specific competencies new employees will need in order to succeed in their role, you'll be able to double the effectiveness of your interview process and choose the candidate most likely to succeed.

In Skillful Talent Series 102: Candidate Evaluation, you'll learn how to:

▸ Avoid filtering out qualified candidates in the screening process
▸ Craft interview questions that allow candidates' opportunity to demonstrate occupational and foundational (also known as 'hard' and 'soft') skills
▸ Select and design an assessment to accurately evaluate candidates' skills

By evaluating candidates based on their skills, you distill the interviewing and evaluation processes to its essentials and are more likely to find your next great employee.

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Member Events
October 2, 2020
Virtual Tour DaVita 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am

The Moving Village is moving in a whole new way! This year’s Tour DaVita on Oct. 2-4 will be virtual and will encompass ALL types of activities. You can walk it, run it, bike it, hike it—even your steps around the clinic can count toward your goal. The only requirement is that you “move it!” You decide how you’ll become a part of the Moving Village, and there’s no registration fee!

The 14th annual Tour DaVita will benefit Bridge of Life, a nonprofit organization working to strengthen health care globally through sustainable programs that prevent and treat chronic disease and currently to combat COVID-19 with its partners in vulnerable communities around the world. Individuals will pick an activity and create their own adventure with family, friends or their social distancing community.

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Training - Leadership Development
October 5, 2020
Nominations for 2021 9NEWS Leader of the Year
- 5:00 pm

Nominate an outstanding leader for the 2021 9NEWS Leader of the Year . The winner will be selected, out of three finalists, by Leadership Foundation alumni, Chamber members and B:CIVIC members and announced live at the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s Leading Colorado luncheon on March 10. We’re looking for community leaders who have made a significant impact.

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Networking
October 14, 2020
Virtual Net90
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Boost your career or company and build your network as we introduce you to new connections in the business, nonprofit and government sectors. Join us to meet new clients, customers and colleagues in a fun virtual atmosphere at this Chamber Member exclusive event.

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Public Policy
October 15, 2020
2020 U.S. Senate Candidate Forum
10:00 am - 11:45 am

The U.S. Senate Candidate Forum will give candidates the opportunity to discuss key business issues with the region’s business community such as economic development, the impact of COVID-19, job creation, education and health care.

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Networking
October 21, 2020
Virtual Gold Networking
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy high-level networking and move your business forward with executives and decision makers from across the state at this exclusive virtual event for Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Gold Access, Gold Committee, Gold Policy, Sustainer, Patron, and Trustee level members.

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Training - Business Education
October 21, 2020
Startup Basics
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Do you understand the nitty gritty of what it takes to start your business? This helpful overview workshop covers the necessary steps to successfully launch your new business venture.

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Training - Leadership Development
October 22, 2020
(Re)Define B:CIVIC Summit
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by Suncor Energy & VF Corporation.

Over the past 12 months, several challenges and opportunities have shaped the way we approach Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Global forces like the climate strike, the Blackrock statement, COVID-19 and the economic crisis have hit the world in waves. These external factors along with the drive to integrate CSR into HR, Sales, Client Services and other essential internal operational units are redefining the field.

CSR professionals are working hard to embrace change and adjust their priorities and plans to fit the new normal. And they are trying to figure out the ROI on this adjustment. The 2020 B:CIVIC Summit is designed to support CSR professionals as they (re)define CSR for the next decade. Together, we will explore best practices, find inspiration from our peers, and hear from experts in the field who can guide us as we continue to focus on the business of making an impact in our communities.

In keeping with our commitment to plan an exceptional conference that prioritizes the health and well-being of all participants in the midst of COVID-19, the 5th annual B:CIVIC Summit, (Re)Define, will be virtual on Oct. 22.

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Signature
October 28, 2020
2020 State of Small Business
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get an exclusive economic forecast focused on our small business community from Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation’s Consulting Chief Economist Patty Silverstein. Leave feeling educated, empowered and inspired after learning from Patty, hearing from the best and brightest in our small business community and and recognizing the Bill Daniels Ethical Leader of the Year, presented by the University of Colorado Denver Business School.

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