Events for February 2016
El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
Feb 02   Microsoft Project Level 1
Discover how to effectively plan and learn the basic of a project using Microsoft Project. In the session, you'll learn how to use Project to think through and organize your project's details, plan a schedule, sequence tasks, produce a baseline, assign resources and costs, track your progress, identify and analyze variances, and revise your project plan. Once you've constructed to a basic schedule, you'll see how to enlarge it, share it with clients and coworkers. In addition, you'll learn Project's techniques for fine tuning different aspects of your projects, including splitting tasks for work interruptions and defining material consumption rates.
Date:   February 2, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.southark.edu/continuing-education-2/corporate-education
Location:   SouthArk Center of Workforce Building-East Campus 3698 E. Main St. El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   South Arkansas Community College, East Campus 870.864.7192
Email:   ce@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 2, 2016 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $145/person
Feb 04   Microsoft Project Level 2
Learn how to fine tune different aspects of your project, including splitting tasks for work interruptions and defining material consumption rates. After completing the course, you'll know how to develop, implement, and control a project plan that meets organizational and customer objectives. Course Objectives: Create a project plan and manage tasks in that plan. Assign and manage resources, work schedules,and calendars. Fine-tune task, resource, and assignment details. Finalize the project plan and critical path by shortening the project duration and settling the baseline. Print summary reports.
Date:   February 4, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://w
Location:   SouthArk Center of Workforce Building-East Campus 3698 East Main St. El Dorado, AR. 71730
Contact:   South Arkansas Community College-East Campus 870.864.7192
Email:   ce@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 4, 2016 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $145/person
Feb 04   SAAP February Meeting
South Arkansas Administrative Professionals presents Aletha Sanders of H&R Block with a special Q&A session on taxes.
Date:   February 4, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://saapnetwork.wix.com/saap
Location:   St. Mary's Parish Hall (512 Champagnolle Rd, El Dorado)
Contact:   saapnetwork@gmail.com
Email:   saapnetwork@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, February 4th at 12pm
Fees/Admission:   Lunch is free, please RSVP.
Feb 04   Mi Familia Mexican Restaurant Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Please join Mi Familia Mexican Restaurant for their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony located 4 miles W of El Dorado on HWY 82.
Date:   February 4, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   4414 W Hillsboro St El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Shauna Alatorre 870-444-5059
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, February 4, 2016 4 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 10   Economic Outlook Luncheon Sponsored by Waste Corporation of Arkansas
The Chamber's Economic Outlook Luncheon, sponsored by Waste Corporation of Arkansas, during which representatives from each community in Union County will have the opportunity to report what's going on in their backyard. It will be held at First United Methodist Church, 500 West 7th Street Smackover, AR 71762. This is a great opportunity to learn about so many of the good things taking place around Union County and to meet the leaders who are making them happen. Arkansas General Attorney Leslie Rutledge will be the guest speaker. Reservations required to (870) 863-6113 or stephanie@goeldorado.com. The cost for members is $15.00.
Date:   February 10, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goeldorado.com
Location:   First United Methodist Church, 500 West 7th Street Smackover, AR 71762
Contact:   Chamber (870) 863-6113 chamber@goeldorado.com
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, February 10, 2015 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $15 for members
Feb 16   Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Course Objectives: -Overview of the Excel interface and description of the key functions. -Creating, saving and opening existing workbooks. -Basic data entry, formulas, and formatting. -Moving data and modifying worksheets. -Chart types and creating charts from data. -Importing objects and protecting data.
Date:   February 16, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.southark.edu/continuing-education-2/corporate-education
Location:   SouthArk Center of Workforce Building-East Campus 3698 E. Main St.
Contact:   South Arkansas Community College 870.864.7192
Email:   ce@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 16, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $145/person
Feb 18   Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Course Objectives: -Overview of the Excel interface and description of the key functions. -Creating, saving and opening existing workbooks. -Basic data entry, formulas, and formatting. -Moving data and modifying worksheets. -Chart types and creating charts from data. -Importing objects and protecting data.
Date:   February 18, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.southark.edu/continuing-education-2/corporate-education
Location:   SouthArk Center of Workforce Building-East Campus 3698 E. Main St. El Dorado, AR, 71730
Contact:   South Arkansas Community College 870.864.7192
Email:   ce@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 18, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $145/person
Feb 20   Crepe Myrtle and Rose Pruning Demonstation
The Union County Master Gardeners will demonstrate pruning of crepe myrtles and roses. No more "crepe murder"!!
Date:   February 20, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/unioncounty.mastergardeners.9
Location:   El Dorado City Hall 204 North West Avenue El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   8708819015
Email:   jhadley@sharefoundation.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, February 20, 2016 10 a.m. thru 11 a.m. (Rain date is Saturday, March 5, 2016)
Fees/Admission:   Free event. Open to the public.
Feb 22 - May 09   Effective Communications and Human Relations (Dale Carnegie Training)
CLASS WILL MEET EACH MONDAY FOR 12 WEEKS! This effective communication training course will help you master the human relation skills demanded in today's tough business environment. You'll learn to improve human relations skills, strengthen interpersonal relationships, manage stress and handle fast-changing workplace conditions. You'll develop more effective communication skills and be better equipped to perform as a persuasive communicator, problem-solver and focused leader. What's more, you develop a take-charge attitude to initiate with confidence and enthusiasm.
Date:   February 22, 2016 - May 9, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   SouthArk Center of Workforce Development- East Campus 3698 E. Main St. El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   To register contact Jessie Wilson: Phone: 501.224.5000 ext. 116
Email:   Jessie.Wilson@dalecarnegie.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday starting February 22, 2016 from 2-5:30 p.m. until May 9, 2016 from 2-5:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $1,250/Person
Feb 24   Business Writing Part 1
Designed for working professionals, learn how to communicate clearly and concisely for a variety of writing purposes from simple information requests to effectively delivering bad news. Learn organizational patterns that can be used and adapted to fit most any audience or writing task. Students will get hands-on experience writing effectively, audience-centered e-mail, direct, persuasive, and bad news messages. Additional topics including improving your writing by overcoming bias, eliminating redundancies, and emphasizing the positive in your messages.
Date:   February 24, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.southark.edu/continuing-education-2/corporate-education
Location:   SouthArk Center of Workforce Building-East Campus 3698 E. Main St. El Dorado, AR, 71730
Contact:   South Arkansas Community College-East Campus 870.864.7192
Email:   ce@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 24, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $89/person
Feb 25   Selling on Etsy! New Class!
Join us for an afternoon of turning your passion into a creative business. Learn what products are good fit for the Etsy Marketplace, the fees involved, and best practices for selling your handmade and vintage items online.
Date:   February 25, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://asbtdc.org/training/magnolia-events/
Location:   South Arkansas Community College, East Campus
Contact:   Julia Nipper SAU ASBTDC Business Consultant
Email:   julianipper@saumag.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 25, 2016 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $30
Feb 28 - Mar 03   Rhea Lana's of El Dorado Children's Consignment Event
We will have over 50,000 items for children(newborn through teen sizes) that will include: clothing, baby equipment & gear, indoor & outdoor toys, DVD's, furniture and more! We accept credit & debit (with a valid ID) and cash.
Date:   February 28, 2016 - March 3, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.eldorado.rhealana.com
Location:   El Dorado Conference Center 311 South West Ave
Contact:   Melissa Polk, Owner 501-328-7262
Email:   melissa@rhealana.com
Date/Time Details:   Feb. 28th 11-8 Feb. 29th 9-8 March 1 9-3 March 2 9-8 March 3 9-3
Fees/Admission:   Admission is always free!
Feb 29   Creativity and Innovation
This course covers how to apply creativity skills and innovative thinking to the workplace. Some objectives include, but are not limited to, define creativity and innovation, use the creative cycle in a workplace example, and identify symptoms of job burnout and mitigation strategies.
Date:   February 29, 2016
Time:   08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.southark.edu/continuing-education-2/corporate-education
Location:   SouthArk Center of Workforce Building-East Campus 3698 E. Main St. El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   South Arkansas Community College, East Campus Phone: 870.864.7192
Email:   ce@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 29, 2016 from 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   Class Fee: $49 Computer Access Code: $25