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Want a raise?

Published 11:49am Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Seminar will feature tips on how to show the boss you deserve more pay

For an educational experience on business and life management, the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar by Glenn Shepard – “Be the Manager Other Managers Envy and Bosses Can’t Wait to Reward.”

“You don’t have to be a manager – that doesn’t need to be your job title in order to benefit from this,” said Ann Rye, chamber director. “He’s going to address a lot of negotiating skills … Everybody wants to get a raise, but you have to have measurable data to present to a manager to justify getting a raise.”

The seminar will be Feb. 12 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at Central Alabama Community College in the Betty Carol Graham center. Cost can be upward of $1,200 for seminars not done through chambers of commerce, but cost for this seminar is $149 for non-chamber members and $129 for chamber members, which Rye said she hopes people will see as an investment.

“The pay-off for investing just a little bit in yourself can pay off tremendously, not only in motivating and renewing your commitment to your job and your career, but also down the road financially,” Rye said.

Rye said about 100 people have signed up so far from Alexander City as well as surrounding counties. Rye said she encourages people to sign up as soon as possible.

“I think it’ll be super interesting,” Rye said. “We’re all managing something, whether we’re managing our own lives or the lives that we’re affecting in our homes.”

The program is also approved to count as credit for human resource professionals who have PHR, SPHR or GPHR designations.

If three participants enroll from a particular chamber-member company, a fourth participant may enroll free.

Rye said they see this seminar as part of the chamber’s responsibility to support business and provide networking opportunities.

“We want to continue to offer educational seminars and materials,” Rye said.

For more information or to register, call the chamber at 256-234-3461.