Library Events
Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Hudson Library & Historical Society! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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Wednesday, Sep. 9, 6:30 p.m

Co-founder of and Northeast Ohio native Jeff Hoffman will kick off the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s 2015 Fall Entrepreneurship Series of events. Hoffman will discuss his career as the founder of multiple startups, CEO of public and private companies, a Hollywood film producer, as well as his involvement in a number of well-known companies including,, CTI, and ColorJar. Hoffman will focus his talk on his “Ten Keys to Entrepreneuring Success.”
Research Databases f
Saturday, Sep. 12, 10 a.m.

Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business and job search using premium databases. The library subscribes to more than 90 specialized databases and most of them are accessible from home. This class will cover six databases including Business Insights: EssentialBusiness Source Premiere,First Research, Hoover’s, LexisNexis andReference USA. 
QuickBooks Parts I &
Monday, Sep. 14, 6:30 pm (September 14th and 15th, 6:30 pm)

Tips & techniques on using the latest version of accounting software QuickBooks will be explained in a two-part workshop from the author of numerous textbooks on the subject, Terri Brunsdon, CPA, MT, JD, at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Register once to attend both sessions.
QuickBooks Parts I &
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 6:30 pm (September 14th and 15th, 6:30 pm)

Tips & techniques on using the latest version of accounting software QuickBooks will be explained in a two-part workshop from the author of numerous textbooks on the subject, Terri Brunsdon, CPA, MT, JD, at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Register once to attend both sessions.
Introduction to Game
Thursday, Sep. 17, 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to get started with game and app development with user experience designer and app developer Gordon Hardy at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Topics include platforms, monetization, development tools, source code management, game assets, analytics, testing, publicity and press.

Tom Heinen--Changing
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 6:30 p.m.

Tom Heinen, Co-President of Heinen’s, Inc., has been instrumental in changing the face of downtown Cleveland with his recently opened grocery store at the corner of East Ninth Street and Euclid Avenue. The grocer will speak at the Hudson Library about his game-changing Cleveland experiences and challenges and the chain’s expansion to the Chicagoland area.
MBA Lite: Talent Min
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 6:30 p.m.

Hudson Library & Historical Society’s 2015 Fall MBA Lite Series kicks off with executive coach Dr. Stacy Feiner, who will discuss her newest book The Talent Mindset: The Business Owner’s Guide to Building Bench Strength. Feiner will discuss how business owners can strategically attract and manage the right talent in order to “prepare for growth, enhance value, optimize talent, posture for sale, or transition to the next generation.” 
MBA Lite: The Future
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Jae-Won Choi, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Akron, will present a program on the future of 3D printing at the Hudson Library. Dr. Choi will give a brief introduction on the history of 3D printing, discuss how the University of Akron is currently using the technology, talk about state of the art advances in 3D printing, and present how start-ups can incorporate 3D printing technology into their business. 
Distinguished Speake
Thursday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m.

Industry trends and forecasts will be the focus of the Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series’ Distinguished Speaker event when Jack Plunkett, CEO and Publisher of Plunkett Research, Ltd., discusses “The Next Boom – What You Absolutely, Positively Have to Know about the World between Now and 2025.”
MBA Lite: Strategic
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m.

Get a short introduction to strategic analysis and planning for the small to medium business at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Jon Elsasser, former senior vice president and chief information officer of The Timken Company and a lecturer at Ashland and Malone Universities, will discuss the process of strategic analysis and some of the key tools for good business and competitive strategy development.
Facebook for Busines
Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Oct 1.
Do you want to use Facebook to promote your business or side project but don’t know where to start? Get an introduction to business pages on Facebook at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. This class will help you set up a business page, show you how to post, and examine analytics. Learn do’s and don’ts of interacting with your customers on social media and how to get the most out of using Facebook to promote your business. A personal account on Facebook or an active email account is required to set up a business page. 

Space is limited, registration is required. Registration will open on October 1st, 2015 for this program. 
Third Annual Entrepr
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Entrepreneurs are encouraged to get their elevator speech ready in preparation for the the Hudson Library’s third annual “Pitch Night.”   This will be a “shark tank” style program where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges in front of an audience. The event is being held as part of the City of Hudson’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 16-22). 

Online applications will be accepted starting Wednesday, October 11 and must be received by midnight on Saturday, October 31, 2015. All entries will be prescreened. There is no registration required to be a member of the audience and watch the competition.
Email Marketing usin
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Nov 1.
Email marketing is one of the most important tools you can use to promote your business or organization. Get an introduction to email marketing using MailChimp, an online email marketing solution used by more than 8 million people and businesses.
MailChimp allows you to send marketing emails and targeted campaigns, and is free depending on the size of your list of subscribers and the amount of email you send. During this class you will learn how to create lists of email subscribers and send well-designed email blasts in MailChimp. Participants will create an email campaign from start to finish. Prerequisites: Participants must have good mouse and keyboard skills as well as a valid email address to sign up for MailChimp.
Space is limited, registration is required. Register for this free program online after November 1st, 2015 at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
MBA Lite: The Elusiv
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m.

Poise your business for success by learning more about the art of innovation at the Hudson Library & Historical Society with Dr. R. Ray Gehani, Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Akron. Managing and leading innovation is a primary engine of survival and growth for enterprises in our highly competitive global economies.  Yet many entrepreneurs often understand innovation selectively and consider it a challenging and elusive art.  Based on Dr. Gehani’s multi-decade experience and a multi-disciplinary study of innovation, this interactive session will first precisely define innovation collectively, and then discuss the basic skill-set needed to nurture and nourish the different phases of management of innovation in an enterprise. Real-life case studies will illustrate the process.
Pinterest for Busine
Monday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
Registration required, begins Nov 1.
Want free advertising and powerful viral marketing?  Come learn about Pinterest for your business—a simple, online way to help people discover the things they want to plan, buy and do.  The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a Pinterest for Business class to learn the basics of using this website to get noticed, drive traffic and expand your business. 

Pinterest is a social networking website that connects people through the sharing of their interests. This class will cover Pinterest etiquette, smart pinning strategies, unique lingo, tools and general rules around using the Pinterest brand.   Familiarity with Internet basics is recommended.  Space is limited, registration is required.  Registration begins November 1st, 2015 for this program. 
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