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Posted by: Bernie Dagenais on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm

Learning for growth, engagement and retention

            A theme emerged from our two first Make More Save More Series events of 2015 – learning matters.

            A panel of small business owners at the Feb. 26 “Building a Bulletproof Business” event emphasized the importance of professional development, including cultivating new ideas from within a company’s specific field and from other types of businesses as well. Such learning keeps entrepreneurs fresh and competitive.

            As Christine Corbett of Right Management shared at the March 26 event titled “The War for Talent,” employees are looking for more than a paycheck – the best of them embrace learning opportunities to stay on the cutting-edge and engaged.

            The Main Line Chamber of Commerce has long been committed to learning and, through the Society of Professional Women, Leadership Main Line, Make More Save More and the Nonprofit Roundtable, the opportunities have never been better. Our members have responded and new companies have joined due to this focus.

            Companies such as Vanguard, Wells Fargo, PWC, M&T Bank, AT&T, Aqua and Lincoln Financial Group are participating in mentoring and professional development, but companies of all sizes are right there with them. In its 12th year, Leadership Main Line will see 23 participants graduate at the Celebration of Business Leadership on June 25. SPW’s new Leadership Workshop Series events, which will wrap up the year with a program called “A.C.E Public Speaking” presented by news anchor Tracy Davidson on May 1, has consistently sold out.

            Attendees of Corbett’s presentation stayed behind and peppered her with questions. One business said her talk was at the heart of the most important issue facing his company – attracting and keeping the right employees. The variety of programs we offer assure that we have something valuable for anyone who believes in personal development as a route to business success.

            To read the entire April issue of the Main Line Business Monthly please click here 

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