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Lansing Regional Chamber Webinar Series

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) Webinar Series brings together subject matter experts, prominent business professionals and leaders in their respective fields to discuss various topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Paycheck Protection Program, healthcare coverage, business sustainability and the CARES Act. The informative webinar series has also been offered at no cost to LRCC members.

Chamber University - Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots

Recorded: May 14, 2020 | 59 minutes

Hosted by Fraser Trebilcock and Fifth Third Bank. Prabode Weebadde, CEO and co-founder of Venturit, and Daniel Herzog, director of business development, highlight how artificial intelligence (AI) can be incorporated into your business as well as how AI is changing the way small and mid-sized businesses operate.

COVID-19: A Plague on All Our Houses

Recorded: May 11, 2020 | 38 minutes

As part of the LRCC's Key Investor Roundtable Series, Charlie Evans, president and CEO, Federal Reverse Bank of Chicago, provided an economic forecast - current conditions and where the U.S. economy is headed. 

Stress and Immunity

Recorded May 8, 2020 | 56 minutes

Chris Johnson, CEO and founder, On Target Living in this engaging, fun, and virtual educational presentation on the power of food. Attendees will learn how to navigate the confusing world of nutrition and develop an eating plan to enjoy and that will make you feel your best!

Selling Remotely in the "New Normal"

Recorded May 7, 2020

As part of the Lansing Regional Chamber Webinar Series, Greg Coyne of Gerry Weinberg & Associates - Sandler Training will discuss ways to grow your business during this uncertain time, add value to your existing client base, and thrive on the other side of our "new normal." 5.7.20

Delivering Support for Michigan's Small Businesses

Recorded May 4, 2020 | 33 minutes

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented circumstances for Michigan’s small businesses and communities. As Michigan’s largest energy provider, Consumers Energy has a responsibility to help slow the spread of this illness and assist Michigan’s small businesses and communities prosper – now more than ever.

As part of the Lansing Regional Chamber Webinar Series, Roger Curtis, vice president of public affairs, Consumers Energy, will discuss the ways Consumers Energy is helping small businesses and communities weather the COVID-19 crisis.From flexible energy bill payments and payment plans to connections to state and federal funding and support, you’ll come away from this webinar with a list of sources you can tap in energy and beyond – right now – to help your business prosper.

Returning Back to the Workplace During COVID -19

Recorded April 28, 2020 | 63 minutes

Warner, Norcross + Judd attorneys, Ed Bardelli, Amanda Fielder and Steve Palazzolo will address employment litigation after the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses have faced a myriad of practical and legal employment challenges as they implement measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Consequently, over the last few months, employers have been forced to terminate and furlough workers at an alarmingly fast pace. As facilities reopen, employers will make difficult decisions on which employees to bring back to work and how to operate the workplace safely. These decisions will be scrutinized. Going forward, employers will face a rise in employment litigation related to workplace safety, discrimination and wage and hour issues. The panelists will review these areas of potential employment litigation and guide employers on mitigating their risks

Maximize Your PPP Loan

Recorded April 27, 2020 | 72 minutes

Thomas J. Shemanski, CPA, principal of CFO Service at Rehmann, and Andrew Rose, CPA, CGMA, principal of the Commercial Industry Group at Rehmann, will discuss how small businesses can maximize their recently obtained PPP loan.

Stay Local. Stay Connected

Recorded April 20, 2020 | 57 minutes
Kate Snyder, principal strategist and founder, Piper & Gold Public Relations will discuss key strategies for branding your company story to continue to engage and stay connected with current and ideal customers during COVID-19.

Cyber Security and Data Protection While Working Remotely

Recorded April 15, 2020 | 66 minutes
Don Cornish, chief information security officer, Dewpoint and Taylor Gast, attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC will discuss details on cybersecurity and data protection during COVID-19 for small businesses working remotely.

The CARES Act and Health Care Coverage

Recorded April 13, 2020 | 56 minutes
Peter Graham, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer, Physicians Health Plan and Greg Brogan, managing partner of Brogan, Reed, VanGorder and Associates discuss the national and local perspective, and impact of COVID-19. They'll also discuss how our local hospitals are preparing, testing availability and the impact on healthcare coverage for furloughed workers.

Payroll Protection Act

Recorded April 9, 2020 | 57 minutes

Sarah Jennings, principal within the accounting and outsourced solutions department and director of strategic initiatives at Maner Costerisan will provide timely information and details on this important program, specifically for small businesses and independent contractors.

Coronavirus and Employers/Employees: New Environment Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Recorded: April 8, 2020 | 65 minutes

Clifford L. Hammond, labor employment attorney at Foster Swift, and Julie Mann, senior director of corporate human resources at Neogen discuss employer obligations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and how to communicate with employees. Other important topics discussed include essential businesses, unemployment, ADA and FMLA and remote work policies.

CARES Act - U.S. Chamber

Recorded: April 6, 2020 | 56 minutes

Kevin Courtois, executive director of congressional and public affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will discuss the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will provide nearly $2 trillion in aid and relief to individuals, businesses and other entities in the wake of the spread of COVID-19.