The Association of Water Technologies (AWT) hosts monthly webinars that provide the convenience of online training paired with live instruction and Q&A opportunities.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018; 11:00 am ET
Successful small and mid-sized businesses (and their owners and operators) often find themselves faced with the challenge of succession planning. Generally, that may include selling the company, passing it down to the next generation, or bringing in a partner or professional manager to operate the business and take it to the next level. Join Daniel Sternthal and Adam Green with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, where they will discuss business succession planning and identify key legal issues to consider as this topic becomes more relevant to a growing business. The goal of this webinar is to educate and enable attendees to implement changes with a focus toward making the succession process more organized and manageable and to avoid common mistakes.
Thursday, April 5, 2018; 11:00 am ET
Join us for a webinar with Lynne Rush, The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company and Mike Highum, McGowan Insurance Group, that will review the role of water treatment to control scale formation on internal water surfaces and neutralize oxygen and reduce corrosion. The webinar will discuss the effects of scale on boiler operations, as well as the long-term effects of scale accumulation. Finally, this session will review personnel safety around boilers, including inspection hazards, PPE and facility requirements.
Thursday, April 26, 2018; 11:00 am ET
Growing businesses are faced with an ongoing need to safeguard their expanding client lists, trade secrets and valued business relationships. Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements are frequently used to protect these assets. Join Adam Green, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, and Bob Cunningham, Arthur Freedman Associates, where they will address common issues in the preparation and enforcement of these agreements. The goal of this presentation is to provide guidance for the development of successful agreements that are no more onerous than necessary to protect legitimate business interests as opposed to those that unreasonably restrict an employee's right to earn a living.
Thursday, May 3, 2018; 11:00 am ET
When it comes to finding veterans, it pays to network in the right places, engage with the right people, and provide the right information to attract veterans. Join us for a webinar with Brigadier General (ret) Marianne Watson, Director of Outreach, Center for America, who will discuss how military employment transition referral teams work with employers. This webinar will also review how career information and job postings tailored to veterans can attract more candidates. Finally, this session will discuss how to accurately interpret military candidate skills and experience, and how GI Bill Educational Benefits can be used for on-the-job training.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018; 11:00 am ET
Manufacturing facilities are routinely reviewing their system's water quality and treatment levels to prevent early and rapid corrosion, scale and biological growth; leading to unplanned facility maintenance and/or shutdown. This webinar with Mike Ditton, the Vortisand HVAC Filtration Expert with Evoqua Water Technologies, will explore how you can improve your cooling efficiencies by choosing the right filtration system. The session will also review the relationship between suspended solids and particle size, along with the negative impact they have on your process, cooling tower, water loops, and chillers. Attendees will also learn about key challenges faced by HVAC facility managers and how filtration plays a crucial part of the solution. Finally, the webinar will review the use of various filtration technologies and their role within the filtration process.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018; 11:00 am ET
Government contracts can be lucrative and open an entirely new market to contractors who have previously only focused on private sector and commercial contracts. Government contracts can be especially attractive for small businesses who may be eligible for set-asides and preferences, giving them a significant advantage over large businesses for government awards. Join Skip Hindman and Adam Green, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, where they will provide important information on how to start doing business with federal, state and local agencies, and give timely and useful updates on issues and pitfalls for existing and experienced government contractors.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018; 11:00 am ET
The decisions employers make with regard to their hiring practices are extraordinarily important. This is especially true for service-based businesses such as chemical water treaters. Hiring choices may determine whether employers are able to focus on the development of their business and their bottom lines or being forced to devote resources to the defense of time-consuming and expensive lawsuits. Join Karen Smith and Adam Green, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, on this webinar that will provide useful tips and guidance designed to assist employers in selecting the best applicant for the position and ultimately increase the likelihood that your business flourishes.
Thursday, July 19, 2018; 11:00 am ET
Join us for a webinar with Brett Alexander, Dustin Cohick, and Mihir Kalyani, EVAPCO Inc., that will provide attendees with a better understanding of differences between Open Cooling Towers, Closed Circuit Coolers, Evaporative Condensers, Hybrid Systems, Adiabatic Coolers and Dry Coolers. These young professionals will discuss how equipment design and materials of construction might impact the selection and implementation of your water treatment program. The webinar will also discuss information related to commissioning new systems and surveying existing ones.
Thursday, August 9, 2018; 11:00 am ET
Employers frequently balance competing interests and their attendant risks. Among these interests are the need to terminate underperforming employees while avoiding lawsuits from the departed in the wake of their termination. In today's litigious culture, the risks of a post-separation lawsuit are all too real. Join Karen Smith and Adam Green, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, on this webinar that will provide step by step methods to mitigate the risk of being implicated in a lawsuit and increasing the chances for a successful defense.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018; 11:00 am ET
In an ever-changing environment, immigration challenges are becoming increasingly complex and require employers to manage a multitude of considerations when sponsoring foreign nationals for employment in the United States. Employers must be able to retain and deploy a workforce quickly and efficiently. This webinar will cover the basics of obtaining work authorization for your personnel and provide an inside look at the challenges involved in employment-based immigration. Join Dilnaz Saleem and Adam Green, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, on this webinar that will include an update on the issues that are currently affecting U.S. employers and how they can best manage their immigration program to reduce risk and liability.