During these unprecedented times, the Don Ryan Center for Innovation (DRCI) has been offering free educational webinars to its members. Previous event topics covered in the past few weeks included, “Cash Flow Management in a Crisis,” “Zoom the Room” and “How to Manage Your Newly Remote Workers.”

On June 9, DRCI hosted another free webinar that featured master sales trainer and coach, Jeff Goldberg. Jeff delivers powerful, high-energy programs and speeches that draw on his years of experience as a performer in the theatre and a brief foray into stand-up comedy.

He is relentlessly energetic, results-driven and injects humor, passion, and a strong dose of reality into all his programs. He has delivered training for clients such as State Farm, Aramark, Siemens, Newsday, Cisco, Citibank, Cablevision, and others representing nearly every commercial and industrial category.

Jeff shared some of his best tips, tools and strategies for increasing sales in a challenging economy and was so informative to all of the viewers in sales jobs.

On June 16, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., in partnership with the Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, DRCI is hosting a “Zoom the Room” webinar. Bring your elevator pitch, and a list of your top three “needs” for your business.

Although you can’t work the room in person these days, get ready to “Zoom the Room” to network with other local business professionals and see how the help you need for your business may be “virtually” right in front of you. Last months “Zoom the Room” had 55 participants, so pour yourself a cup of coffee and get ready for some fun and exciting virtual networking.

The Don Ryan Center is offering free memberships for the community for the next 12 months as a part of the Business Resiliency Plan adopted last month by DRCI and the Town of Bluffton. Membership perks include: Access to the HUB and its offerings, Flex space reservation time at the HUB, complimentary registrations for all sessions and events, and much more.

For more information on membership and events, head to our Facebook page at facebook.com/donryancenter, or give us a call at 843-540-0405, or visit donryancenter.com and join for free.

Lisa Sulka is the mayor of the Town of Bluffton. lsulka@townofbluffton.com