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Join us at OktoberfeOktoberfest-logost Business Expo and Business After Hours. The Oktoberfest Business Expo and Business After Hours is a business showcase for Chamber members to promote their product or service to the Spartanburg business community. Open to members and guests, this is your opportunity to see what resources Spartanburg has to help you grow your business. This is not your typical trade show!

The Oktoberfest Business Expo and Business After Hours will be complete with German food, beer, theme music, door prizes, and fun! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 21, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.

A representative from SCC’s Corporate & Community Education Division will be available to talk with you about opportunities for workforce development and more. Hope to see you there!

Red tree 8Fall is a great time to start something new! Take a look at the upcoming class opportunities in October and Register Online!

Community Interest Classes

  • Cake Decorating Professional
  • Constable In-Service Review
  • Defensive Driving
  • Intertestimental Biblical Review
  • Motorcycle Rider Beginner
  • Photography Advanced

Computer Technology Classes

  • Excel 2010 Intermediate
  • Excel 2013 Basic
  • Excel 2013 Intermediate
  • Office Administration Certificate
  • QuickBooks Beyond the Basics
  • You have an iPad. Now What?

Healthcare Classes

  • Basic Life Support/CPR
  • Dialysis Technician

Professional Development Classes

  • Coaching
  • Emotional Intelligence for Managers
  • Leading Teams
  • Making Solid Decisions
  • Real Estate Broker A, Broker Management
  • Real Estate Broker B, Exam Prep.
  • Solving Problems

Industrial & Manufacturing Classes

  • Fanuc Operations & Basic Programming
  • Fanuc Advanced Programming
  • Forklift

And Hundreds of Online Classes Available. 

Corporate & Community Education can also help with Workforce Development and can customize training to meet your needs.

For different reasonPicture of Motorcycle Riderss, Sharon Coln, Ramona Howington, Christine Hood and Barbara Sharp decided to take life by the handlebars.

For Sharp, 58, of Inman, it was 11 years ago, when she got divorced. Three years ago, Howington and Hood, both 52 and Inman residents, began to feel the effects of an “empty nest” as their children got older.

“You have more time now, at this age,” Howington said.

“It was the mid-life ‘challenge,’ ” Hood said with a smile.

All four women decided life would be more fun astride their own Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Coln, 60, of Greer, learned how to ride a motorcycle on a ball field years ago, but she couldn’t afford a bike at the time. In 2007, she began riding on the back of her boyfriend’s Honda Shadow. That relationship ended, but Coln’s love of motorcycles remained, and she bought a 1997 Harley Sportster, naming it “Sporty.”

“I really had the fever to ride, but I didn’t want to have to depend on anyone or wait for anyone to pick me up to ride, so I saved up the money to buy one for myself,” Coln said. She eventually logged 74,765 on Sporty, riding it across the South before buying a 2008 Harley Heritage Softail that she dubbed “Journey.” “Journey” has taken her across the South and to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Howington and Hood had ridden on the back of their husbands’ bikes before getting their own.

Sharp says she’s never been a motorcycle passenger in her life. “When I got divorced, I said, ‘I’m going to take a motorcycle class.’ I had no idea how to ride it, but I rode it.”

Both Hood and Sharp took a motorcycle instruction class offered at technical colleges in South Carolina, including Greenville and Spartanburg. Hood got Howington to ride and she was able to pick up the skills on her own. Read the full article at goupstate.com.

Need some help with your garden or lawn?

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Spartanburg Community College and the Men’s Garden Club have partnered to offer this 12-week gardening basics class. Each class, presented by Master Gardeners, local professionals and SCC staff, will focus on the “how-to” of gardening. Starting with soils and finishing with landscaping, this class is great for beginner and expert gardeners.

When:  Tuesdays: Sep 9 – Dec 2, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Where:  SCC Downtown Campus

Class Fee:  $179 (One year membership to Spartanburg Men’s Garden Club included in class fee)

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Register Online Now! Seats fill quickly!

View our complete list of classes.

Fall2014CoverThe Corporate & Communication Fall 2014 catalog of classes if now available. You may view online or request one mailed to you.

1st_pageOctober 20-23 with optional Certified Program Planner (CPP) on October 24

The Program Management Institute (PMI) is the most complete, comprehensive and advanced training in the field of class programming!

The PMI is an intensive training that will supply the most-up-to-date data, facts and practical information to keep your program on the cutting edge. You will be able to make the best decisions to solve your problems.

The PMI will:

  • Provide you with the best strategies, tools and techniques to take your program to the next level.
  • Provide you with a professional development experience that strengthens and recognized your status as a professional in the field.
  • Provide your organization with experienced and qualified professional management.

Who Should Attend
Directors, managers, and other professionals conducting a variety of lifelong learning programs, including continuing professional education, community education, recreation, seminars and conferences, continuing education, or any other courses, classes, seminars and educational events.

Agenda Includes:

  • Overview of the Field
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Finances and Budgeting
  • Marketing and Brochures
  • Program Development
  • Pricing
  • And Much More

Date: October 20 – 23, with optional exam date on Oct 24
Location: SCC central campus, Health Science Building, Room 15

View the Brochure

Registration Deadline is September 26, 2014.  Register Online Now!
You may also register by calling (864) 592-4900.

 

 

QuickbooksAre you spending too much time completing accounting tasks that could be automated via QuickBooks? If so, then QuickBooks-Beyond the Basics will increase your understanding of this program, allowing you more time to focus on your business’s growth. Class starts on Wednesday, July 16th!

Learn to work with balance sheet accounts, physical inventory, and customize QuickBooks for your unique business needs plus much more. Instruction includes skill builders and assessments to aid in your experience. 

Learn More and Register Online!

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