Oro Chamber President Rudy Meñes is happy to announce that Globe Business pledged to support the Chamber’s Small and Medium Enterprises Administration and Development (SMEAD) Program which is designed to capacitate member small and medium enterprises (SMEs) thru training and products/services promotion interventions.

Mr. Meñes disclosed that Globe signed a partnership agreement with Oro Chamber early this June. Under the said agreement, Globe thru Oro Chamber will implement hands-on ICT lecture series to address the ICT-knowledge and tools gap of SME operators in Northern Mindanao for them to thrive and become competitive.

At present, there are a number of ICT innovations. Differentiating which one is the best, which business tool or solution will work over the others requires regular technical information and education.

“Local enterprises need to fully understand and utilize the potentials of ICT towards reaching desired goals– sales-and-revenues wise,” Mr. Meñes said. He emphasized that SMEs lack the appreciation of the BENEFITS these new technologies will offer them. He said that Oro Chamber will ensure that the SMEs in the region will be able to make best use of advanced and practical ICT solutions.

“Globe Business understands the predicament of local SMEs,” shared Ms. Bambi Ochavo who is the Territory Sales Manager of Globe Business. “Our assistance to the chamber’s SMEAD Program is just one of the many things we will do together with Oro Chamber,” she added.

Chamber members from the following classifications can avail of the Program services:

? banks

? chemical

? food processing

? handmade paper manufacturing

? hardware and consumer durables

? hotels and restaurants

? agri-business

? business service providers

? media and advertisement

? printing and publishing

? wholesale and retail

? schools

The first activity under the Oro Chamber-Globe partnership is the conduct of a hands-on lecture on Optimizing the Benefits of ICT to Beat the Global Crisis which is slated on 18 June at 1:00pm-5:00pm at Dynasty Court Hotel, this city. This is a FREE-OF-CHARGE event for member companies and partner associations.

Future activities include Effective eMail Marketing on 20 August, Empowering Women Entrepreneurs and Safeguarding the Business thru ICT on 24 September and Managing Time Effectively Thru eCommerce on 19 November.

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