Professional Workshops Scheduled For July, Aug. & Sept.

Richland Economic Development Corporation is excited to be partnering with the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, Great Northern Corporation and the Small Business Development Center to bring important workshops to Sidney and the surrounding area.

Exit Strategy will be the first workshop, scheduled for Thursday, July 27, at the Richland County Extension Office, 1499 N Central Ave., Sidney, from 8-10 a.m. The class will shed light on the long-term planning process of transferring ownership of a business, also known as succession planning.

The following course is Fraud Security being presented by the State Auditor’s Office and will address fraudulent activity and scams, what to be on the lookout for, and how to handle those situations. Speaking at the only workshop independently brought in, will be Investor Education and Public Outreach Coordinator Blair Stapleton with the State Auditor’s Office and State Auditor and Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Troy Downing who will be here as part of his eastern Montana tour. This workshop will be held from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Girl Geek will be presented by Miranda Gilbert, Girl Geek Communications owner and founder, Thursday, Aug. 31. This all-day social media workshop will teach participants how to create a digital marketing campaign.

The final workshop in this line-up is the in-demand Quickbooks Class slated for Wednesday, Sept. 20. This presentation will be covering Online Quickbooks and will be held from 9 a.m.-noon; that afternoon participants can schedule one-on-one consultations to work on their own books.

There will be more information to come about locations and cost. Anyone interested in these valuable resources that are being brought to the area can contact Richland Economic Development Corporation at 406-482-4679 or the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture at 406-433-1916.


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