Professional Development

Capital City Rotaract provides opportunities for its members to learn and grow professionally and to gain valuable leadership skills. Rotaract also provides excellent networking opportunities, through involvement in the community and close ties with three local Rotary groups.

Our Professional Development Series has been underway.   We’ve met with some successful business owners and have received so much valuable insight!

·     1/25/12 – Meet at the Lucid Reverie/ AK Robotics, 6:00pm (located in the Emporium Mall, down the hall from the Nickelodeon Theatre) Pizza and pop included. [Afterthought]: Awesome business!  Very creative owners and comical ideas.
·     2/1/12 – Meet at The Rookery, 6:00pm.  Food and beverages included. [Afterthought]: Great hub with a casual atmosphere… Hard working & easy-going owners persevered successfully without a “business plan” and have an evolving business to show for it!
·     2/8/12 – Meet at B’s Bistro & Bakery, 5:30pm.  Invite friends ~ cookies to share!  [Afterthought]:  Wonderful food and an owner whose personality is magnetic and vivacious.  Reminded of how owning a business is like raising a child… B’s has a very dedicated mother.
·     2/28/12 – Meet at KXLL, 6:00pm (located at 360 Egan Drive).  Food and beverages [not] provided.
[Afterthought]:  Public radio is a very generous concept… It is meant to cater to listeners interests for that very purpose.  We’re lucky to have these stations run by so many volunteers so that we don’t get those brain-draining commercials! 🙂 Thanks, Andy.
·     5/9/12 – Meet at the Heritage Warehouse (tentative location, time TBD).  Coffee sampling!
[Afterthought]:  Great to see such a thriving business and taste a plethora of wonderful coffee.  A true Juneau Icon.

This series is meant to help Rotaract members:

1.       Understand how to start a business
2.       Recognize a connection between business and community (significance of the relationship between them)
3.       Be aware of potential mistakes and successes of developing a business
4.       Decipher useful marketing techniques
5.       Determine important steps in creating specific types of businesses

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