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Navigating Success for Small Business – De-Escalation & Social Media Training

August 29, 2023 @ 12:00 am

Navigating Success with Small Business
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Foothills Mall (near Fireplace), 215 E. Foothills Pkwy, Ste. 220
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The Fort Collins Area Chamber and Alpine Bank are proud to celebrate September Small Business with two presentations designed to help your business navigate success.  Please join us!

De-Escalation Training for Business

presented by Chad Olms

Arx Security Consulting

Chad Olms is the owner and lead consultant for Arx Security Consulting. Mr. Olms has 24 years of experience working for five different federal law enforcement, intelligence, and security agencies. Mr. Olms has taught Active Shooter Preparedness, Active Shooter Response, Situational Awareness, De-escalation Techniques, and Basic Defensive Tactics to over 5000 individuals in the past 12 years.  He will be discussing the simple and effective techniques you can learn to de-escalate situations with difficult, angry, or even hostile customers and turn them into happy customers. 


Social Media for Business

presented by Mona Tolleson

MCT Marketing

Mona Tolleson is the social media guru. From helping multi-million dollar brands grow their social media presence to helping small businesses take control of their digital first impression. She will share with us how to use social media strategically to grow your business.

This event will provide members with the opportunity to learn how to tap into social media and how to handle difficult situations while connecting with fellow businesses over refreshments.  Also, the Better Business Bureau will be presented to the Fort Collins Area Chamber with 40th Anniversary Plaque award.

Cost to attend this event is $20 and registration can be found at this link:  Navigating Success for Small Business (fortcollinschamber.com)

About the September Small Business Celebration
Along with community partners, the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated small business during the entire month of September with in-person events and on social media. Check out this page to join in on the celebration and the impact small business has on Northern Colorado.


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August 29, 2023
12:00 am