Jul
24
8:30 AM08:30

Coffee Club: Market Timing and How Clients Can Prevent It

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Free class. Breakfast compliments of Bojangles’.

Join in on this month’s Coffee Club with Financial Advisor Erica Rahr, of Edward Jones, for a market update. This month, we’ll discuss market timing and how clients can prevent it.

Topics include:

  • Doing the math on accrued interest

  • 4 myths about social security

  • How we select the investments clients choose

  • 5 tips for achieving financial freedom

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Jul
30
11:00 AM11:00

SBA Lender Matchmaker Informational Meeting

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Do you need capital to expand your business, renovate or sustain your business during the off season? You need a bank loan.

SCORE Grand Strand has the knowledge and expertise to assist you with the preparation for the upcoming Sept. 10 SBA Lender Matchmaker event. Be ready to make your pitch to banking officials and have a opportunity to "Get the Deal Done" that day.

SBA, SBDC and SCORE Grand Strand is hosting this July 30 workshop at the chamber to prepare you for the SBA Lender Matchmaker event set for Sept. 10 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

If you plan to attend the Sept. 10 SBA Lender Matchmaker, you will want to attend this preparation workshop on July 30.

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Jul
31
8:30 AM08:30

New Date: The Leader’s Greatest Strength, Presented by Leadership Grand Strand, Celebrating Our 40th Anniversary

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Breakfast compliments of Bojangles'.

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Leadership is influence; the ability to move others from the present to a better future. Everyone leads, but not all lead well. The difference between a poor leader and a strong leader is the ability to bring out the best in each person, including yourself! In this session, Mark Burlinson will show you how to better understand yourself, and those you lead. You will leave with next step actions that will develop your greatest strength. Come and find out what it is!

Class taught by Mark Burlinson Leadership Coaching

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Aug
6
8:30 AM08:30

Unconscious Bias: What is it, what can I do about it?

  • Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Boardroom  (map)
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Encore presentation by popular demand.

Presented by Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce's Business Diversity Council and Webster University.

This class is open to the public.

Complimentary breakfast provided by Bojangles’.

About the Speaker
Bob Wallace is an organization development consultant who has worked with Fortune 50 organizations for the past 30 years. He specializes in organization assessment, teambuilding, leadership, diversity, transition management, and executive coaching. He has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and a master’s degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University. 

Wallace is a member of NTL Institute and served as a Steward of the Core Labs Hub. He has served as Dean and Staff for the Human Interaction Lab and Interpersonal Skills for Leadership Success Lab. He is an adjunct professor at the Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University. Wallace is a member of the board of directors for The Center of Emotional Intelligence and Human Relations Skills. His corporate experience includes staff and management positions with IBM and Digital Equipment Corporation. He is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, Singer-Loomis Type Deployment Inventory, and Emotional Intelligence 360 surveys.

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Aug
13
8:30 AM08:30

Better Than an MBA? Presented by Leadership Grand Strand, Celebrating Our 40th Anniversary

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Breakfast compliments of Bojangles'.

A 2018 Harvard Business Review article stated "Self-Awareness Can Help Leaders More Than an MBA Can.” Yet many of us struggle to gain accurate self-awareness, let alone leverage it in our leadership of our businesses. In this session, Mark Burlinson will give you several tools to develop self-awareness, and you will leave with learnings you can put into action right away.

Class taught by Mark Burlinson Leadership Coaching

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Aug
21
12:00 PM12:00

Tax-free Investing: It's Not What You Make, It's What You Keep!

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Free class. Complimentary lunch provided.

Join Financial Advisor Erica L. Rahr, with Edward Jones, to learn about a strategy to help reduce your tax burden: Choosing investments that offer tax advantages. 

You'll learn about:

• Tax-advantaged investments and their features 

• Tax-free investment returns vs. taxable investment returns 

• Three ways to purchase municipal bonds 

• How tax-free investing can help you achieve your goals faster

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Jul
11
11:00 AM11:00

Class Full: Taxes in Retirement

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Class Full. Registration Closed. Many aspects of your everyday life begin to change as you prepare for retirement. One of the biggest changes you are faced with involves your finances. The paycheck you have become accustomed to receiving is no longer coming in. Instead, it is now up to you to decide from which accounts you will take income. Your paycheck may have stopped but taxes continue. It is important to know and understand the potential tax implications of selecting which assets from which you draw your retirement income.

If you would like more information on how taxes can impact your retirement income sources, this workshop is for you.

Presented by Reid Mathews, Berry Financial Group

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Jul
9
11:00 AM11:00

Class Full: Taxes in Retirement

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Registration Closed. Class Full.

Many aspects of your everyday life begin to change as you prepare for retirement. One of the biggest changes you are faced with involves your finances. The paycheck you have become accustomed to receiving is no longer coming in. Instead, it is now up to you to decide from which accounts you will take income. Your paycheck may have stopped but taxes continue. It is important to know and understand the potential tax implications of selecting which assets from which you draw your retirement income.

If you would like more information on how taxes can impact your retirement income sources, this workshop is for you.

Presented by Reid Mathews, Berry Financial Group

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Jun
27
3:00 PM15:00

How to Build Relationships at Networking Events

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Complimentary refreshments provided.

Networking is all about communicating in order to build authentic relationships so people will know, like, and trust you enough to buy from you (or make referrals for you). In this fun, interactive two-hour seminar you will learn the how tos of networking at social events, including:

  • What introverts and extroverts need to know about each other’s brains.

  • How you might be alienating people when you think you’re doing “good networking.”

  • When and how to get someone’s business card.

  • The neuroscience showing why focusing on money is counterproductive.

  • And much more!

Presented by Summer Turner, owner of Business Breakthrough Training LLC

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Jun
25
12:00 PM12:00

Are You Keeping Your Portfolio Too Close to Home?

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Complimentary lunch provided.

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Join in on this month's market update with Financial Advisor Erica Rahr with Edward Jones. This month, we'll discuss international equities and how they may help improve portfolio diversification. Other topics include:

  • Signs You're Timing the Market

  • IRA Contributions Aren't Just for Tax Time

  • Health Care Costs in Retirement

  • How to Spend Dad's Day Wisely

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Jun
20
8:30 AM08:30

Leading the Millennial and Beyond

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Complimentary breakfast provided by Bojangles'.

Leading the millennial is easy, all you need is the following: nap pods, fancy coffee and avocados. I’m kidding and as a millennial, I am taking a few liberties at making fun of my peer age group. The millennial age group is on track to be the largest body in the workforce, often leaving confusion from managers on how to maximize human capital from this age group. In this session, we will discuss a variety of strategies to motivate and lead the millennial and younger employees who will be entering into the workforce soon.

Presented by 
Nicholas Schlereth, Ph.D., MBA
Assistant Professor
Coastal Carolina University
Recreation and Sport Management Department

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Jun
13
8:30 AM08:30

Podcasting 1.0

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Breakfast compliments of Bojangles'.

Podcasting continues to grow even though it's been around for 10+ years. It's one of the fastest growing platforms for reaching internal and external customers because it's easy and cost effective. If you are looking for a new way to promote your company as an industry expert or looking for a new way to provide training and communications to your employees, you'll want to attend this workshop with Gina Trimarco and Rachel Pitts, producers of the Women Your Mother Warned You About sales podcast. In this workshop they will share with you:

- Why your company needs a podcast
- How to get started 
- Their experience and journey as producers and hosts

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Jun
11
8:30 AM08:30

Data Collection and What to do With It

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Complimentary breakfast provided by Bojangles'.

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Operating a 21st century business brings about many challenges, but none more than how to collect and utilize data. Data comes in a variety of sources, but often many are faced with a challenge on how to analyze the data to maximize data-driven decision making and maximize value to an organization. In this session, we will discuss a variety of data collection and analysis techniques. You will leave with tangible tools that you can immediately employ in your business.

Presented by 
Nicholas Schlereth, Ph.D., MBA
Assistant Professor
Coastal Carolina University
Recreation and Sport Management Department

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Jun
6
8:30 AM08:30

Eliminate Email Overwhelm

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Those two little words – "Email Overwhelm" – create a pit in most of our stomachs, because we can relate to the sinking feeling of an overloaded inbox. The goal of this session is to eliminate that sinking feeling. We’ll talk about email:

  • Folders: how the use of folders can be helpful or harmful

  • Filters/Rules: how creating them can save hours of time each week

  • Tips: how to be more productive with the time you spend processing email

Presented by Brenda Tringali, residential organizer/workplace productivity, At Your Fingertips Organizing

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Jun
4
8:30 AM08:30

Protection, Accumulation & Distribution: Tax Strategies for Business Owners

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Complimentary breakfast provided by Bojangles'.

Discover the different ways people normally grow their funds and hear an explanation of the tax consequences. This presentation will help you learn how to make informed decisions for the future.

Presented by
Calvin Holmes
Financial Services Professional
Agent, New York Life Insurance Company

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May
30
8:30 AM08:30

The Trust Factor: How to Create the Most Important Ingredient in Your Team 

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Complimentary breakfast provided by Bojangles'.

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There are so many important foundations when it comes to creating great teams and great sales individuals. But again, and again it’s trust that remains the ultimate trait for achieving success. In this session we will tackle the importance of trust, what it takes to build it, the tangible pieces you need to keep building it, and of course obstacles you and your team may have to overcome. We will dive into the significance of excellence, consistency, attention, empathy and appreciation as they relate to building trust. Trust me – you won’t want to miss it! 

Presented by Mikaela K. Schaefer, Mikaela Kate Training  

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May
29
8:30 AM08:30

Annuities: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Breakfast compliments of Bojangles'.

Encore presentation. If you missed this class, here is another chance to learn about annuities. Are Annuities Good, Bad or Ugly? It depends on your needs and on the type of annuity ... this is a great class to attend if you are thinking about investing.

Annuities can be your best friend or your worst enemy when it comes to your financial planning. Which annuities add value? Which annuities should you avoid? What are the benefits to an annuity? Come find out if annuities belong in your portfolio!

Presented by Reid Mathews, Berry Financial Group 

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May
24
8:30 AM08:30

Is a Recession on the Horizon?

  • Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Boardroom  (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Complimentary breakfast provided by Bojangles'.

Join in on this month's Coffee Club with Financial Advisor Erica Rahr, of Edward Jones, for a market update and the most current Edward Jones Perspective. This month, we'll discuss if a recession is on the horizon and what lies ahead. Other topics include:

• A Look at Market Moves 

• Risk: Avoid Taking More Than You Need 

• How Much Cash Should You Keep on Hand? 

• Making Headway or Marking Time?

Come enjoy breakfast with ample time for Q&A and discussion. 

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May
23
12:00 PM12:00

The Entrepreneurial Equation

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Complimentary lunch provided.

Small business owners! Join financial adviser Erica Rahr, with Edward Jones, to understand the financial strategies and tools available to help run your business more effectively. Topics will include:

• Various banking, retirement plan and insurance options 

• Valuable strategies that can help you create value outside your business 

• Strategies for building, creating value and protecting your business

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May
20
11:00 AM11:00

Class Full: Taxes in Retirement

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Many aspects of your everyday life begin to change as you prepare for retirement. One of the biggest changes you are faced with involves your finances. The paycheck you have become accustomed to receiving is no longer coming in. Instead, it is now up to you to decide from which accounts you will take income. Your paycheck may have stopped but taxes continue. It is important to know and understand the potential tax implications of selecting which assets from which you draw your retirement income.

If you would like more information on how taxes can impact your retirement income sources, this workshop is for you.

Presented by Reid Mathews, Berry Financial Group

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May
16
8:30 AM08:30

Hiring the Right Person

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Complimentary breakfast provided by Bojangles’.

Topics include:
Understanding  the cost of mistakes and key techniques to finding and selecting the right person.
Developing a process to bring on added staff to complement the needs of the business so hire, train and reward performance is not a hit or miss situation.

Class taught by SCORE

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May
14
12:00 PM12:00

10 Steps to Self-Discipline

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Complimentary lunch provided.

In this seminar, you will learn how to be more accountable to yourself. You will discover how to put yourself first. Have you ever wondered why you get things done for others but not for yourself?

We are great at setting intentions for ourselves, but don’t always follow through. We don’t value our time as much as we value other people’s time. We want more for ourselves, but instead we settle for mediocrity. Learn the one habit that if we stop doing, will transform our self-discipline and our lives. 

Presented by Kim Fowler with Fowler Life Coaching

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May
13
11:00 AM11:00

Taxes in Retirement

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Many aspects of your everyday life begin to change as you prepare for retirement. One of the biggest changes you are faced with involves your finances. The paycheck you have become accustomed to receiving is no longer coming in. Instead, it is now up to you to decide from which accounts you will take income. Your paycheck may have stopped but taxes continue. It is important to know and understand the potential tax implications of selecting which assets from which you draw your retirement income.

If you would like more information on how taxes can impact your retirement income sources, this workshop is for you.

Presented by Reid Mathews, Berry Financial Group

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May
10
12:00 PM12:00

Private Eyes: Surveillance and Privacy in the Workplace

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Complimentary lunch provided by Nexsen Pruet.

From video monitoring to computer data to personal information, employers must carefully balance business needs and workplace privacy. In this complimentary briefing, we’ll discuss:

• Conducting surveillance in the workplace

• If and when to monitor employees

• Protecting electronic data

• Controlling personnel files and information

SHRM certification pending.

Presented by Nexsen Pruet. Co-sponsored by COHR.

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May
9
12:00 PM12:00

Registration Closed - New FLSA Regulations: Now What?

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Complimentary lunch provided by Burr Forman McNair.

On March 7, 2019,the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would make more than a million more American workers eligible for overtime.

Under currently enforced law, employees with a salary below $455 per week ($23,660 annually) must be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week. Workers making at least this salary level may be eligible for overtime based on their job duties. This salary level was set in 2004.

This proposal would boost the proposed standard salary level to $679 per week (equivalent to $35,308 per year). Above this salary level, eligibility for overtime varies based on job duties

How will these changes impact you? 

HRCI Credits: This program has been pre-approved for 1.0 GENERAL re-certification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR re-certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute.

Presented by Rick Morgan, Burr Forman McNair

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May
8
8:30 AM08:30

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

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Free workshop. Complimentary breakfast provided.

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Participants in this course will be empowered with the tools and tactics necessary to stay safe during an active shooter event. The class includes the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills.

The class will be taught by Captain Eric DiLorenzo with the Myrtle Beach Police Department. He has served more than 21 years in the police department and is currently the Patrol Division Commander and Police Department Liaison for Emergency Management. Captain DiLorenzo has conducted extensive research and provided training related to active shooter related topics since 1999 to more than 15,000 people. He has created numerous active shooter plans for business and schools that includes protocols for before, during and after an incident.

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May
7
8:30 AM08:30

Financial Wellness, Part 2: Holistic Financial Planning

Breakfast compliments of Bojangles'. 

Calling all business owners and individuals! Would you like to prepare yourself for all of life’s major life changes? Are you interested in learning the best ways to successfully grow your financial portfolio? Join us for part-two of BB&T’s two-part financial wellness series. We’ll share a holistic approach that provides assistance with banking, strategic credit, trust and estate planning, risk management, insurance, investments, planning, budgeting and more.

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Apr
30
8:30 AM08:30

Beyond the Emergency Preparedness Kit

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Breakfast compliments of Bojangles'.

Beyond the Emergency Preparedness Kit: In 5 minutes or less, would you be ready for anything?

If something happened to you or a loved one, do you have all the Medical, Financial, Personal, Contact, Operational and/or End of Life information at your fingertips in multiple locations? Join us as we discuss the types of information you need, where to keep it and how often to update it.

Presented by Brenda Tringali, residential organizer/workplace productivity, At Your Fingertips Organizing

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Apr
25
12:00 PM12:00

Human Trafficking Awareness

  • Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Boardroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Complimentary lunch provided.

The plague of human trafficking is integrated into many areas of our lives without our knowledge. Learn about the scope of the issue, how to recognize it, and what to do when you see it. Assist in the fight to stop this horrendous offense that is the fastest growing global criminal enterprise that exists today. It is a threat to our children and to humankind. Get the most up to date information about what you need to know so you can help us combat this scourge on our society.   

Presented by Kelly O'Neill-Bagwell, SC Human Trafficking Task Force, Coastal Region Human Trafficking Task Force, Eastern Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking

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Apr
24
8:30 AM08:30

Long-Term Care

  • Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce First Floor Conference Room (map)
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Complimentary breakfast provided by Bojangles'.

Do you think there is a possibility you could live into your mid 80s or early 90s? If so, do you think there is a possibility that you could become frail and need some form of care one day? Would you rather your family have to give up their life to come care for you, or would you rather a paid professional come in while your family gets to oversee your care and still maintain their quality of life? No retirement plan is complete without a plan for long-term care. There is more than a 70 percent chance that you will need some form of care in the future, and long-term care insurance could potentially be the greatest purchase you ever make. Come hear the pros and cons of long-term care planning and see if it is right for you!

Presented by Reid Mathews, Berry Financial Group

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Apr
23
8:00 AM08:00

Generate Referrals Without Asking

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Complimentary breakfast provided by Bojangles’.
8 a.m. - Registration
8:30 a.m. - Presentation
9:30 a.m. - Networking

There are many ways to generate leads or prospects to fill your pipeline. From traditional business development tactics like cold calling, networking events, leads groups to newer techniques like social selling, social media ads and thought leadership. While many of the traditional methods and new techniques work, one method is consistently overlooked. Referrals.

The reason generating referrals from clients and our network is typically overlooked is because of the old-school advice we have believed for years. Either we have been taught referrals are random, sporadic, something you cannot control, or we have been taught the only way to receive referrals is to ask for them.

But what if there was another way? What if you didn’t have to ask for referrals? Join Stacey Brown Randall for a discussion on how to generate referrals without asking.  

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Apr
17
8:30 AM08:30

Financial Wellness, Part 1: Saving and Planning for the Future

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Are you on the road to financial success? Could you use a little help getting there? Over half of Americans identify themselves as being financially stressed. You don’t have to be one of them. Join us for part 1 of 2 in the BB&T financial wellness series, here to help you gain control over your financial future. Learn budgeting and saving tips that will help you reach your financial goals and on the path to financial wellness.

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Apr
11
12:00 PM12:00

Rules of the Road

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Complimentary lunch provided.

Join financial adviser Erica Rahr, with Edward Jones, for an introduction of 10 Rules of the Road to investing. You will learn:

• The most common investing mistakes and how to avoid them 

• Investing strategies to help reach your long-term goals 

• What you can do now to prepare for retirement 

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Mar
26
8:30 AM08:30

12 Rules to Help You Breakthrough Procrastination

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How do I do it all? 12 Rules to Help You Breakthrough Procrastination 

Breakfast compliments of Bojangles'.

In this presentation, you will learn how to get more of the right things done. You will leave with practical ideas that you can implement immediately. Learn how successful productive people get more done in a week than most do in a day. Discover how to focus on important tasks and stay on track. Stop ending your day exhausted from being busy and still wondering what you got done.

Presented by Kim Fowler, Certified Life Coach, Fowler Life Coaching

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