The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will combine its luncheon in October with a business expo and job fair.
"The professional development luncheons do really well with attendance, so it was just kind of natural to add the expo on it for the afternoon," said Tammy Shepherd, the chamber's vice president of business development.
The events will take place Tuesday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion.
The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. with food from Carrabba's Italian Grill. Professional speaker and consultant Kim Marcille will speak.
Marcille, who is from Miami, will relate quantum physics and science to business techniques during her speech, "Five Secrets from Science for Skyrocketing Results," Shepherd said.
"Then she ties that into how you relate to your business and the strategies you need to implement," she said.
Her book, The Science of Making Things Happen: How to Turn Any Possibility into Reality , will be released in April, Shepherd said.
Marcille regularly speaks to groups in the banking, marketing, law enforcement, education and entertainment industries, according to her Web site.
The graduate of Barry University in Miami most recently served as the vice president of new initiatives for The Miami Herald Media Co., according to the site. In 1989, she founded the consulting firm Catalyst, and she served as its president for nine years.
"Once a year, we'll bring in that national speaker," Shepherd said. "She has a really good message."
The business expo and job fair will start at 1:30 p.m. after the luncheon.
Several workshops will be held throughout the day until the event ends at 5:30 p.m. The topics include "The U.S. Economic Outlook: Indicators of Signs of Recovery," "Amp Up Your Business," "Leveraging Financial Resources in a Tough Economy," "If I'm So Smart, Why Am I Broke?" and "How to Control Out of Control Output Costs."
Each workshop will last about 30 minutes, Shepherd said.
The expo and job fair are open to chamber members and others. There will be booths from area businesses, human resource representatives and educational vendors, Shepherd said.
Tickets for the luncheon cost $20, and admission to the expo and job fair is free.
Shepherd encourages reserving a spot at the luncheon by Friday, but reservations will be accepted through Monday.
For information or to make a reservation, call the chamber at (706) 651-0018.
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