“Activate Prosperity” From the Palm of Your Hand EDC’s New Series
EDC’s President & CEO Jim Coleman Introduces Weekly ‘Webinar Wednesdays!’ Series to Empower Job Seekers and Business Owners

By R. Joshua Reynolds

Largo, MD—EDC President & CEO, Jim Coleman announced a new way for business owners and job seekers in Prince George’s County to ‘Activate Prosperity’ from the palm of the hands or computers. The ‘Webinar Wednesday!’ series, which debuted on March 30th, will allow residents to learn about the Economic Development Corporation’s tools and resources and participate in workshops in real time from the convenience of their home or office using their laptops, tablets or smartphones.

“There should be no excuse for why our residents don’t have the information they need to be prosperous,” said President Coleman. “I am excited that we can reach thousands of our residents on their computers or even the palm of their hands by leveraging technology and utilizing the expertise of the EDC staff!”

The webinars, facilitated by EDC Small Business and Job Search experts, will take place every Wednesday from 1:00 PM–1:30 PM and will alternate between job seeker and business owner topics.

Upcoming webinars for job seekers will cover topics including: how to find a job using the Maryland Workforce Exchange site, how to use social media to promote skills and abilities, and how to make your resume reflect your value.

Upcoming webinars for business owners will cover topics including: how to write a business plan, how to use social media for brand building, and how to obtain free media for your business.

Kisha Logan, EDC’s Manager of Small Business Services and Vernice Gonzalez, Lead Career Consultant in the EDC’s Workforce Development will be the primary facilitators of the webinars.

Special guest facilitators will include Britta Vander Linden, EDC’s Chief of Staff, R. Joshua Reynolds, EDC’s Communications Specialist, and Norma Williams, Workshop Facilitator for the EDC’s Workforce Services Division, who will present on topics in their respective specialty areas.

To view the schedule of upcoming webinars and to join in, please visit the website at www.pgcedc.com/events.



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