In brief

Coggno training through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

FLINT — Build a more productive and skilled workforce with business training opportunities through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has expanded its business training offerings to include Coggno online training courses.

“We’re excited to offer these affordable training resources to our members and the business community in Flint & Genesee,” said Tim Herman, Chamber CEO. “Our partnership with Coggno enables us to assist local businesses in developing their greatest asset – their people.”

Coggno is an internet-based, on-demand program offering thousands of online training courses for employee development and certification in a variety of categories including Human Resources, Compliance, Workplace Safety, Software, Business Management and more. All courses are written and developed by industry experts.

Coggno courses are available for purchase through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce web site. All courses will be available on-demand, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and administered through an employee’s workstation, home computer or mobile device.

When Coggno online training courses are purchased through the Chamber website, companies can also access the state-ofthe art, proprietary Learning Management System that facilitates tracking employees’ progress in chosen coursework, making it easy for supervisors to distribute.

Details: Call 810-600-1423 or e-mail — G.G.

Lapeer “Starting a Business” class

LAPEER — A free “Starting a Business” seminar will be presented in Lapeer on March 24, 9-11:30 a.m. at the Mott Community College Campus on Lake Drive.

There is no fee for “Starting a Business” but advance and separate registration for each individual is required

“Starting a Business” is a comprehensive overview of what it takes to evaluate market and sales potential for products/ services, start-up costs, financing options, and business planning along with necessary steps to getting started.

The seminar is presented by the I-69 Trade Corridor Region of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) located in Flint at Kettering University serving Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Sanilac, Tuscola and Huron counties. The regional office is part of a statewide organization that is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration, providing no cost counseling, training, information-based planning assistance, and resources for any new ventures, existing and growing businesses, and innovative technology ventures.

Details: Visit the MI-SBDC website at or call 810- 762-9660. –– G.G.

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