The Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce provides support geared towards business and professional development to its members through the Power Hour series. This program offers monthly seminars and workshops on topics to encourage business development, advance personal and professional growth, and increase community knowledge. Sessions are held on the third Tuesday of each month, 8:30am, at the Chamber office.

The goals of the Power Hour Series are to:

  • Provide Chamber members with opportunities for practical and up-to-date information and training on topics of interest to businesses.
  • Provide members, who have expertise and services in a particular subject matter, the opportunity to interact with other members and to increase their exposure in the community.
  • Provide “strictly business” focused networking opportunities with businesses.
  • Provide referrals to Chamber members who provide more in-depth education on business topics.

Below are some upcoming Power Hour Series details:

 October 17, 2017

Variable Data- What is It and How Do I Use It?

Variable data is used to create a personalized marketing message for customers. Attend this Power Hour and be introduced to the basic concepts of how variable data can drive efficiencies in your business and improve the effects of your marketing efforts. Tracy Flanagan has over 15 years of experience in the printing industry. She graduated from CMU with a degree in Print Management Technology and currently serves as an Associate Partner for GO2 Partners.  

 November 14, 2017

ADA Compliance on the Web

Many organizations think ADA compliance pertains only to physical, tangible items such as wheelchair ramps or bathroom handrails. However, there are a number of guidelines regarding web sites and ADA compliance.  ADA compliance is about fairness – providing the same accessibility to goods or services found in brick-and-mortar businesses to the web.  Jodi will help you understand what this means for your business and guide you through the basics of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.  

Before launching Encore Web Works in 2001, Jodi Bowers managed a Kansas City-based construction company with responsibilities ranging from customer service and web marketing, to maintaining the IT infrastructure.  At Encore, Jodi combines her creativity and “mad” detail skills to oversee project management, graphic design, and client relations. Encore Web Works offers custom web solutions including web design, custom application development, and web hosting services. 

 December 19, 2017

Finalizing Your Finances for the Year

In this session we will discuss QuickBooks year-end adjustment and cleanup, answer any questions on use and best practices, and discuss year-end tax planning common with small businesses.

Christi Bullard, CPA is the Accounting Manager for Fullerton CPAs where she has worked since 2007. She holds an accounting degree from William Jewell College and her experiences at previous employers have prepared her to focus on serving business clients with accounting and software (specifically QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online) training and consulting. Her other responsibilities include preparing financial statements and tax returns.

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