TVCC holds webinars to help businesses grow during COVID-19

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A screen shot shows one of Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce’s partnered Chamber Catalyst Webinar Series. The final installment of the series will take place Wednesday, July 1, and is open to all chamber members.

The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce has been offering the Chamber Catalyst Webinar Series – Resources for Businesses Navigating COVID-19 to help member businesses continue to grow during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The series, presented with Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, Small Business Administration, IECE, city of Temecula and California State University San Bernardino, consisted of four sessions touching on a variety of topics in the digital space during the month of June. 

Topics included: “Importance of Establishing a Digital Footprint,” “Selecting your own E-Commerce platform and building it” and another on selling with social media channels. 

The final session in the series will take place Wednesday, July 1. All of the webinars are free for chamber members. 

Session 4, from 11 a.m. to noon, July 1, is titled, “Choosing the best platform for your business.” In the session, they will discuss e-commerce platforms such as Etsy, eBay, Amazon and Facebook Marketplaces and which is the best fit for each individual business. 

To register for the event, visit https://inlandempiresbdc.org/events/e-commerce-webinar-series

According to Brooke Nunn, events director for the chamber of commerce, it was important to collaborate with other entities to give chamber members information with which they can grow their businesses. 

“The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts educational classes to equip the business community with tools to succeed,” Nunn said. “We have customized the content with small businesses in mind who need the knowledge and ideas to innovate their business during these challenging times. The TVCC is determined to be a constant source of support, information and connection for our valley’s businesses. 

“The content and topic of these webinars were thoughtfully selected through the needs of our businesses. The SBDC reviewed our training outline to provide experienced speakers to present,” she said.

Nunn said the webinars have been well attended so far. 

“These webinars have been attended by 60-80 people,” Nunn said. “Some of the feedback we have received is about the well-informed speakers and how the useful content is presented in an easy to understand manner. The presenters have done an excellent job of answering all questions during the webinar and we provide their contact information for further questions.”

Given the current climate of local business, Nunn was asked whether these types of webinar offerings will continue in the future. 

“In the last few months, many things have changed,” she said. “We are adapting to our members’ needs and want to do so in a safe manner. It’s very likely that we will continue to produce virtual events for those who aren’t able to attend in-person trainings, once they resume.”

For more information on the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, visit http://www.temecula.org.