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Summerville, SC, United States, 2012/04/19 - Business4Word is hosting an economic and workforce development conference to be held at the Embassy Suite Convention Center Greenville on Tuesday, June 5 - Business4Word.com.
What are the obstacles you are currently facing that prevent you from expanding and growing your business?
Business4Word was created to gather industries and resources together to identify these obstacles, to make industries aware of the resources available that will help overcome these obstacles, and to create a plan of action that ensures your business can avail itself to the help and support necessary to attain its company goals.
“Having quality time to discuss at a strategic and tactical level, the needs and issues faced by industry champions in the industries we serve, is of paramount importance to us as we continually update curricula and training that produce a quality, skilled workforce for the healthcare, cosmetology, and business support/management sectors,” said Nick Foong, Campus President, Virginia College. “As an active participant in the conference, I have the opportunity to engage with industry constituents who are highly energized and who are in a position to influence outcomes and make decisions.”
“The Samoan Circle format allows more time to explore topics in greater depth and to capture action items that can be tracked over time; building a groundswell of sustainable state-wide cooperation between the private and public sectors to drive South Carolina’s employment and economic growth.”
To start the process toward progress, Business4Word is hosting an economic and workforce development conference to be held at the Embassy Suite Convention Center Greenville on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
Every industry sector is needed to make this conference agenda successful. Business and industry leaders and private sector and government agencies that support economic development and provide services for workforce development are invited to bring their talents and resources to the symposium.
Conferences will be held throughout South Carolina over the next 12 months so that all business and resource organizations can have a voice at the table and contribute to the overall strengthening of the South Carolina economy. Other conferences will be held in Columbia, Florence, Charleston, and in the southwestern part of the state.
“This is a great opportunity for businesses to present the SC Department of Employment and Workforce with their workforce needs,” said Abraham J. Turner, executive director of DEW and a major sponsor of the conferences. “We are excited to be able to gain insight from businesses across the state and discuss ways we can collaborate in our continued efforts to put South Carolinians back to work and to improve the state’s overall economy.”
The Business4Word conference is a unique process led by a ‘professional facilitator’ in a Samoan Circle format. This process supports the development of solutions within industries and across industry lines by bringing all the right people in the business, industry, government, education and the nonprofit sectors, specific to the region, to the circle to ensure identified solutions are feasible and implemented.
After identifying obstacles/issues/concerns, and learning what resources are available to address these issues, business leaders will develop plans for implementation over the coming year that address the economic, financial, and workforce skills challenges encountered within their industry and across South Carolina.
“Business4Word is looking for “Industry Champions” in all industry sectors,” said Renee Chewning, president of Business4Word. “Industry Champions reach out to people and organizations within their professional community to invite peers to participate in their regional Business4Word Conference. Industry Champions receive comprehensive training and talking points to make these communications easy and stress-free.”
If you are interested in learning more about becoming an Industry Champion, please contact Renee Chewning at 843-224-3340 or Renee.Chewning[.]Business4Word.com
Business4Word (Business4Word.com) is a dedicated group of business leaders who come together in regional conferences to proactively develop a plan of action that encourages new business, supports employment, and stimulates the South Carolina economy. Business4Word Conferences offer the opportunity for businesses and industries to share their challenges, ideas, and triumphs during facilitated discussions and to learn about available resources that will assist them in reaching their highest level of business productivity.
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