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Navigate the Year Ahead: Skagit County Business Leaders Forum

Presented by Peoples Bank

Thank you for attending this event. We hope you found the information relevant and you left feeling confident about the year ahead. For your convenience, we have made the event presentations available for download below.

Cybersecurity: Learn tips to protect your business and customers from falling victim to cybercrimes.
Speaker: Tim Gamble, Senior Security Analyst, Clifton Larson Allen

Tax Update: Learn how tax reform and tax changes will impact your business in 2019.
Speaker: Michelle VanDellen, Senior Manager, CPA, Moss Adams

Employment Law: The statewide sick leave law will go into effect in 2019. Learn what it is and how it may impact your business.
Speaker: Jeff Fairchild, Attorney, Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka LLP

Employees: Learn tips to retain and help employees grow in a competitive hiring environment.
Speaker: Sherry Johnson Metz, Owner, Lead Forward Consulting

LinkedIn: Learn how to leverage LinkedIn to grow your business and attract new talent.
Speaker: Alyson Hebdon, Digital Marketing Specialist, Peoples Bank

Skagit County Economic Update: Receive an update on the local economy to help you plan for the coming year.
Speaker: Hart Hodges, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Economic and Business Research, WWU and Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Regional Economist, Employment Security Department WA State

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