Events
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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Internet and Email M
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6:30 pm

Learn how to make email and web-based marketing work for your business or start-up with marketing expert Matthew DeWees of COSO Media.
MBA Lite: Understand
Monday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.

Learn everything you wanted to know about accounting but were afraid to ask the lead-off session of the Hudson Library and Historical Society’s 2015 Winter/Spring MBA Lite series. Dr. Gerald Weinstein, KPMG Professor of Accountancy at John Carroll University, will review the major elements of a financial statement and answer your accounting questions. This workshop is part of the Hudson Library & Historical’s MBA-Lite mini-series of more advanced programs for the small business community.
MBA Lite: Lean Launc
Monday, Mar. 9, 6:30 p.m.

The MBA Lite series continues with a program on Lean LaunchPad, a methodology gaining increasing traction in the entrepreneurship community. Robert Chalfant, Director of the Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Akron, will give an overview of the Lean LaunchPad concept and how it applies to your business’ innovation efforts. 
Database Reserach Fo
Saturday, Mar. 14, 10a.m.

Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business using premium databases.
MBA Lite: Informatio
Monday, Mar. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Information technology is a vital part of any business: is your information technology plan on the right track? 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 “The Big Three Questions” you should ask before you create or update your information technology plan. This workshop is part of the Hudson Library & Historical’s MBA-Lite mini-series of more advanced programs for the small business community.
Entrepreneurs on Ets
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 6:30 pm

Have you ever considered selling your wares online? Come hear four experienced Etsy sellers for a panel discussion and learn how to turn your passion into a business.
Cyber Security: Safe
Monday, Mar. 30, 6:30

Bob Coppedge, owner and CEO of Simplex-IT, will discuss how to protect your business by safeguarding your perimeter, critical internal assets, data, remote users, customers, and partners. 
Technology for Today
Monday, Apr. 6, 6:30 p.m.

Learn about current IT trends and technology to benefit your small business with Steven Taylor, President of ITworks. 
MBA LITE: Understand
Monday, Apr. 13, 6:30 p.m.

The last session of Hudson Library & Historical Society's 2015 Winter MBA Lite series concludes with a program on native advertising.  Dr. Colin Campbell, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Kent State University, will discuss this growing form of social media advertising.This workshop is part of the Hudson Library & Historical’s MBA-Lite mini-series of more advanced programs for the small business community.
How Big Data and Goo
Monday, Apr. 20, 6:30

Entrepreneurship crowd favorite Sage Lewis and his colleague, Greg Habermann, from SageRock, Inc. return to the Hudson Library to discuss how to use big data to optimize your business.
Distinguished Speake
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Lakshmi Balachandra of Babson College, the country’s leading school of entrepreneurship, is a leading expert in improvisation, negotiation and entrepreneurial pitching.  She is also a Fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. 
Non-Profits Explaine
Thursday, May. 7, 9:30 am

Learn the requirements and essentials of doing business as a Not-For-Profit corporation with experts William Glaeser and Bob Labbe of Akron SCORE at a three-hour morning workshop. 
Small Business Owner
Tuesday, May. 12, 6:30 p.m.

Small business owners will share their stories of success. This popular "Success Stories" program, held each May, concludes the Winter-Spring Entrepreneurship Series of events for 2015.
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