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COCI to host training series, first one Aug. 29

PHILIPSBURG–The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) will be hosting a training course series entitled “Grow Your Business with COCI Workshops” as part of its fortieth anniversary celebration.

In connection with its anniversary, COCI is continuously looking at improving its services and products for the business community and the training is a Chamber initiative, COCI Executive Director Anastacio Baker said in a press release on Wednesday.

Each workshop will deal with one specific topic such as legal matters, tax affairs, loan techniques, customer service, human resources, marketing, financial planning, and overcoming challenges to success.

The first workshop – Loan Accession Technique – is scheduled for August 29 and will be given by Edsel Gumbs. The workshop will be held at COCI’s Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

Other workshops planned will be on September 26, on the topic Legal System for Businesses with Jason Rogers; October 24 on the topic Tax System for businesses with Quincy Lont; on November 21, on the topic Human Resources with Adelena Chandler-Schaap; on December 12 on the topic Online Marketing with United St. Maarten (US) party Member of Parliament (MP) Rolando Brison; and on January 20 on the topic Customer Service with Glen Yeung.

COCI said the training courses are crucial for personal and professional business development and will be an opportunity for individuals to acquire new skills and improve their existing knowledge and abilities, which will allow them to continue to grow their business.

“COCI’s goal is for these workshops to serve as tools that will give businessowners real and life advice tailored to the current St. Maarten business environment,” the release said.

Persons interested in attending a workshop must register and pay a registration fee. Seating is limited and potential attendees need to register as soon as possible. Registration is possible via email:

[email protected] or call 721-542-3590 for further information.

Source: The Daily Herald