A key goal of the Washington County Chamber is to offer educational opportunities for members that are local and affordable.
Throughout the year, a variety of workshops and seminars are scheduled and held at local venues. Some are hosted by the Chamber and many are offered by partner organizations. Members are sent information on these events directly (through regular mail and emails). Details are also included on the online Calendar of Events. Non-members are welcome (higher registration fees). Please call or email for more details: (979) 836-3695, firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 8 - Small Business Credit Lunch & Learn - Blinn College
January 27 - Annual Banquet with featured speaker Joel Allison, Baylor Scott & White CEO
April 22 - Administrative Assistant's Appreciation Luncheon - Blinn College Banquet Room
June 3 - Small Business Forum - Blinn College Student Center
July 1 - Legislative Wrap-up Forum with Senator Kolkhors and Representative Schubert - Blinn College Student Center
August 4 - Leaders in Education with Blinn President Dr. Mary Hensley, Brenham ISD Superintendent Dr. Walter Jackson, and Burton ISD Superintendent Dr. Edna Kennedy - Blinn College Student Center
January 30 - Annual Banquet wi/featured speaker: Paul Hobby, Greater Houston Partnership
March 18 - Chamber 101, learn all about new member benefits, noon
April 30 - Game Changers & FLIPPEN 360 Workshop, 8:30am - 4:30pm
June 4 - Governor's Small Business Forum, 8am-1:30pm
June 10 - "Chamber 101", learn all about your member benefits, 8:30am
July 8 - Tourism Tuesday & Geiger PR Firm, learn about journalist FAM tours, 10am
August 13 - Lunch & Learn - Toni Harris "Making the Case for Mobile", Blinn College Meeting
Rooms 2 & 3, 11:30am-1pm.
September 23 - "Chamber 101", learn all about your member benefits, 5:30pm, Chamber
October 10 - Lunch & Learn - Toni Harris "Social Media 101", Chamber of Commerce
Conference Room, 11:30am-1pm.
October 30 - Ladies Night Out event, featuring informational & fun exhibits, 5:30-9:00pm.
November 14 - "Victory Party" - Post Election Forum, Fairgrounds Event Center, 11am-1pm
"Million Dollar Customer Service"
This is great three-hour session focusing on the customer/guest experience and how to provide the best possible customer service. This training module is offered to Washington County Chamber members to hold directly on-site at their businesses (or arranged in an off-site venue). The value of having your "front line" staff trained to provide excellent customer service is priceless! Call to find out more details about how you can bring this training program to your employees.
The newly launched Coggno webshop and Business Academy are here for your continuing education on a variety of important topics for your staff training and professional development: team-building, leadership, motivation, etc.
Past workshops & events...
January 29 - Annual Banquet with featured speaker: Todd Staples, Tx. Ag. Commissioner
February 22 - Washington County Forum with Houson Mayor Annise Parker, lunch event
March 19 - Getting Started with Constant Contact email marketing, 5:30-7:30pm
April 25 - CHAMBER 101, learn all about member benefits, 8:30am
April 26 - Understanding the Hotel Occupancy Tax Law and its funding uses, 1pm-4pm
May 7 - Top 10 IRA Mistakes, Chamber office, 5:15-6:30 p.m.
June 18 - "Motivating Others & Leading a Team" with Glenn Shepard, 8am-12:00 noon
July 11 - CHAMBER 101, learn all about your member benefits, 1:00pm
July 12 - "Legislative Wrap-Up" Forum with Sen. Glenn Hegar, lunch event
August 6 - "Hot Issues for Small Businesses" with Frank Mulcahy, 5:00pm
September 13 - "Health Care" Legislative Forum with State Rep. Lois Kokhorst, lunch event
October 17 - CHAMBER 101, learn all about your member benefits, 5:30pm
October 29 - 1st annual Ladies Night Out/Expo, 5:30pm-9pm at Silver Wings Ballroom
November - Maximize Your Online Presence, member training workshops, dates TBA
December 4 - "Smart Women Finish Rich" with presenter Brice Milliorn-Edward Jones
February 29 - Business Growth Workshop featuring Becky Smith, The Growth Coach
March 30 - "Lunch & Learn" featuring Mike Shoup, Antique Rose Emporium
April 25 - "Social Media Marketing" featuring Amy Tinsley, Constant Contact
May 15 - Career & Job Opportunities Fair at Brenham HS
July 19 - "Facebook for Businesses" featuring Sarah Page, LCRA
August 22 - "Handling an OSHA Investigation" hosted by Chad Gerke, Attorney
September 11 - "Every Door Direct Mail" marketing workshop
October 24 - Texas Hospitality Training/Customer Service workshop
Dec 11 & 13 - Maximize Your Online Presence, member training workshops