Workshops & Mixers

Business Workshop Presentations

The PBA partners with local business to host a series business workshops each year. These workshops are intended to focus on topics important to our members as small business owners and non-profit organizations.

Employee Relations

April 2, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Employee Relations is an essential part of managing a team or running a business, and requires awareness of laws, defined procedures for handling issues, and effective communication skills.


This workshop looks to provide detailed, actionable information, providing ways to identify preventative and proactive approaches in order to manage employee day-to-day relations and complex matters.

Putnam Science Academy

Guest Speakers: John Miller and Kate Cerrone

Business Security & Insurance

September 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Think you small business is immune to cyber threats? Think again! In fact, small businesses are a more likely target as they cannot match the sophisticated technologies of larger companies.


This workshop looks to provide an understanding of today’s major threats, outline ways to best educate staff and corrective measure available in lessen risks.

June 2019

Guest Speaker: TBD

Workplace Safety


March 2020

Does anyone in your office have the training to assist in an emergency? Consider enrolling in the YMCA’s CPR First Aid and AED Red Cross Certification Class. The program, offered throughout the year, helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. You will be taught the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. Learn more by visiting the Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center Facebook page.

Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center

Presented by: Hale YMCA

Business-After-Hours Mixers

The PBA, in partnership with member businesses, host two ‘Business-After-Hours’ networking mixers a year. These mixers, held in the Spring and Fall, allow members and non-members the opportunity to socialize while building business connections in an informal, relaxed venue.

Spring Mixer

April 9, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cargill Chevrolet

Major Sponsors

$10-members | $20-non members

Fall Mixer

October 8, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location TBD

Major Sponsors

$10-members | $20-non members

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