All Events

Workshop: Resume vs the Robots: Beat the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Uploaded resumes are initially read by AI (artificial intelligence). Learn why employers use an ATS, how to beat the ATS, how to match your resume to the job you desire, and the proper way to write and format a resume. Presented by the People’s
Resource Center.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

BRC Orientation and Tour

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Whether you are starting a business or already an established entity, the Business Resource Center (BRC) can help you in every stage of your journey. Please join us for an orientation and tour of the BRC to see what we can do for you.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

SCORE Workshop: How to Retain Current Employees and Find New Ones

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Employee turnover is extremely costly and finding replacements when employees leave has never been more difficult. During this workshop SCORE Subject Matter Expert, Sandra Teague, will explain what is needed to ensure that employees are retained and how to find new employees who will stay in this challenging labor market.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Join your fellow business owners as they discuss and share ideas to help your business grow and succeed.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Business and Career coach Vickie Austin highlights new and classic business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book!

This month's title: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

SCORE Roundtable: What Is A Sales Pipeline and How Do You Build It?

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Sales are the lifeblood of your business. What is a sales pipeline and how do you make sure it provides a steady stream of sales opportunities. Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Master Mentor from SCORE, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and learn during an open discussion about how you and your peers develop a sustainable group of opportunities.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Workshop: Customer Service

Monday, March 30, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Anna Marie MacDonald, Manager Workforce Connection Center at Goodwill will conduct a customer service workshop combining classroom instruction and activities. Participants will learn customer service basics, including communication skills, adapting to differences, professionalism, and relationship building.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

SCORE Workshop: Funding a Business Through Loans

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
As a participating institution in Money Smart Week, Wheaton Public Library presents a SCORE business financial workshop. Larry L Jones, SCORE certified mentor who has spent 45 years in the financial industry, will help entrepreneurs - who are looking to expand their business through investors and borrowing funds - prepare for dealing with the decision-makers of funding institutions.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

SCORE Roundtable: Help! I Don’t Know How to Hire Good People

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
The staff you hire represents your business to your customers. How they support your brand image during their interactions with your customers greatly influences your ability to retain these customers. Making good hiring decisions can be difficult. Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Master Mentor from SCORE, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and learn during an open discussion about how you and your peers can increase your hiring success rate.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Join your fellow business owners as they discuss and share ideas to help your business grow and succeed.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Business and Career coach Vickie Austin highlights new and classic business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book!

This month's title: Pivot Points: Five Decisions Every Successful Leader Must Make by Julia Tang Peters
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Workshop: Emotional Intelligence

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is quickly usurping IQ as the determinant for great leadership and corporate citizenship. Peter James, Entrepreneur and College of DuPage Management Professor will present the four main components (Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Management) of EI and its ability to identify, assess and control individual and group emotions.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

SCORE Workshop: Hacking the Hacker

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tim Pabich, Founder and CEO of Magnitech, will present the fundamentals of cyber security awareness training. In this workshop business owners will learn how to be aware and protect their business and employees from devastating and costly cyber threats and attacks.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

BRC Orientation and Tour

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Whether you are starting a business or already an established entity, the Business Resource Center (BRC) can help you in every stage of your journey. Please join us for an orientation and tour of the BRC to see what we can do for you.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Workshop: Negotiate the Job Offer

Thursday, May 14, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
In this workshop, presented by the People’s Resource Center, participants will learn tips for negotiating the best wages and benefits, the importance of negotiation timing, how to negotiate based on your skills and experience, and how to research the average wage paid for a particular job description.


Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Join your fellow business owners as they discuss and share ideas to help your business grow and succeed.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Business and Career coach Vickie Austin highlights new and classic business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book!

This month's title: Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

SCORE Roundtable: How Do You Decide If Your Business Idea Is Good?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Not all business ideas are great. Entrepreneurs are risk takers by nature – and lots of successful entrepreneurs have failed before finally succeeding. Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Master Mentor from SCORE, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and learn during an open discussion about how you and your peers can improve your chances for success – both personally and professionally!

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults