For some, the idea of flipping the lights to start a new day and wearing the visible or invisible badge “Owner” means everything. It is well worth the lost hours of sleep managing inventory, countless calls to prospects and marginal salary to ensure the “Open” sign stays illuminated.
The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) team as well as our colleges – Reynolds Community College and John Tyler Community College, are pleased that 218 business community leaders participated in a comprehensive workforce survey during the summer of 2015. The results were extremely robust and enlightening.
Nearly 200 attended CCWA’s annual Administrative Professionals’ Conference on Friday, April 24, at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The one-day retreat offers professional and personal development activities as well as new ideas for administrative professionals to take back to the workplace. This year’s theme, “Take Flight,” presented topics on navigating workplace conflict, increasing confidence, and creativity at work, to name a few.
Congratulations to Greater Richmond Partnership for earning two Excellence in Economic Development Awards. The brochures in the category of Annual Report for communities with populations greater than 500,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) were recognized with a Gold and Bronze award in the international competition.
Participants in Greater Richmond GATE recently earned a night of recognition and an opportunity to showcase their businesses at LAUNCH 2014. The event was a culmination of focus-driven attention on creating a business with a sustainable future. Over the course of the year, individuals in the program attended a host of business development classes to help them see their dream fulfilled.
The CCWA staff joined baseball fans for two nights at the Diamond supporting our Richmond Flying Squirrels. On August 1st and 21st, CCWA distributed hundreds of seat cushions and information on course offerings and services. Have FUNN! Go NUTS!