Chamber of Commerce Offers Business Training Series in 2022

SOUTHERN PINES, NC – The Moore County Chamber in partnership with St. Andrews University, a branch of Webber International University, will be offering a 6-part business training series throughout 2022.  The primary purpose of this series is to assist our business community, small and large, to continue to thrive by providing learning tools to be innovative, to be creative and develop competitive advantage and understanding how to navigate in today’s business economy. 

This series will be led by Dr. Chris Hitch who is a member of the MBA faculty at St. Andrews where he teaches courses in innovation, strategy, and the capstone practicum experience.  He is also, COO of a management education firm who helps leaders and teams accelerate success.   Dr. Hitch has led strategy, innovation, and leadership workshops for over 7,000 aspiring, emerging, and operational leaders and for over 2,000 senior and C-suite leaders. His clients include government, engineering, healthcare, IT, professional service firms, education, and non-profit sectors throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Hitch also teaches MBA students at NC State’s Poole College of Management and Wake Forest University, where he teaches research based, practical frameworks in strategy, innovation, and leadership.

“The Moore County Chamber of Commerce is delighted to partner with St. Andrews and their MBA Program to bring this dynamic series to the community.  Businesses of all sizes and all types need to strategize how to continue to be successful in the current and future economic environment.” said Linda Parsons, President and CEO of the Chamber “This series will provide practical tools that can be applied in our business and non-profit community to ensure innovative success.”

Check out these great reasons to attend this training series:

  1. Novel Way of Thinking!  Everyone does not have the same view of the world, and their understanding of something may differ dramatically from yours. Attending this training serves just this. You can get a remarkably unique or new perspective altogether from other attendees. To grow, we must be open to innovative ideas, new ways of doing things, or new ways of thinking. It is rightly said that you must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be!
  2. Networking Opportunities!  Building new relationships and meeting new connections are important to personal growth. Training gives you the best opportunity to meet other people who share your interests. Attending is a wonderful way to meet other people in your area with shared interests.
  3. Learn New Ideas! A training covers a range of subjects.  They have practical solutions and guidance that will take you back to your business or non-profit and hopefully execute it. If that is not enough, you will also meet professional skills advisors who can point you in the right direction for all kinds of queries. By supporting local you are helping to create jobs and opportunities! 
This series can be attended in its entirety or class by class.  Each session is $25 and is limited to 20 people.  Sessions will begin with 30 minutes of networking followed by 1 hour of training.  All programs are hosted at the Moore County Chamber of Commerce located at 160 West New York Ave; 3rd Floor.  To reserve your slot visit www.moorecountychamber.com or email info@moorecountychamber.com 

The series dates are as follows:

The Innovation and Business Series
Tuesday, March15, 2022 – 8:30 a.m. (Networking) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Training)
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 – 8:30 a.m. (Networking) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Training)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 – 8:30 a.m. (Networking) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Training)

Strategies for Developing a Business
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 – 8:30 a.m. (Networking) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Training)
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 – 8:30 a.m. (Networking) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Training)
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – 8:30 a.m. (Networking) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Training)
The Moore County chamber of Commerce has been serving the Moore County community for 54 years with the mission is to foster a vibrant business community.