SSSC New Accountability Seminar

Your business can blast off to the next level "” but business suits will suffice over super hero getups.

On October 14, the International Society for Six Sigma Certifications (ISSSC) will host an event to show businesses how they can reduce costs, increase revenues and improve customer satisfaction. While it might sound too good to be true, ISSSC has already done exactly that for many Tristate companies by using Quality Management Systems. They leverage ISO standards along with Lean and Six Sigma to grow businesses and increase stockholder value.

Daymond Cox and Bob Sutton will present the half-day seminar. Cox will discuss how to improve both manufacturing and service industries, companies' quality programs, retaining customers and driving down costs. Sutton will introduce how "The New Accountability" and how Clear SMART Agreements use responsibility, empowerment and accountability as a way to convert unproductive employee time to fully productive time.

The event will be held at ISSSC, 9902 Carver Road, Suite 203 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $49.99 and includes lunch. Register online at

Building Relationships

The best business strategy doesn't involve any fancy new equipment. It's all about relationships and growing through networking.

On October 19, networking will be taken to the next level by developing meaningful, mutually beneficial professional connections. Life Success Seminars Inc. will host Julie Bauke of Congruity Career Consulting, an expert at building relationships and developing a successful career. Bauke is the author of the book "Stop Peeing on Your Shoes: Avoiding the 7 Mistakes That Screw Up Your Job Search."

Business@Breakfast is specifically designed for people who don't typically enjoy networking. The events are held the third Tuesday of every month and take discomfort out of networking by guiding the discussion during a facilitated networking period. A breakfast buffet will be included.

This month's networking event will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the West Chester Conference Center (9248 Princeton Glendale Road/Route 747, West Chester). To register, call Michelle at (513) 874-0555 or e-mail

2010 Women's Day

The economic downturn has affected everyone, but a unique event this month can help women to discover their role in the new economy.

On October 14, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce will host the 2010 Women's Day to elaborate on this concept, including presentations by two speakers.

Andrea Zavakos (Ph.D., MBA, GPHR, SPHR, Director, Brower Human Resources Consulting) will be speaking on human universals and their implications for professional women in the new economy. Darlene Mack (MA, CMP, SPHR, CEO & Managing Partner, HR Partners International, Inc.) will speak on work/life balance and the role of careers in the lives of women.

The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Norlyn Manor (4440 state Route 132, Batavia) and will provide breakfast and lunch. The cost is $35 for chamber members and $45 for non-members.

For more information, call the chamber at (513) 576-5000 or visit