North SA Chamber now offering online, on-demand training: SPECIAL OFFER – members receive 1 FREE course

North Chamber logo 4c stackedAs part of our efforts to improve business resources for our members, the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is now offering an online training web shop – thanks to a partnership with, the premier Internet source for thousands of online training courses that businesses can access anytime, coggno logo (1)anywhere. Now member businesses can utilize online courses to create a well-trained, knowledgeable workforce in an efficient, convenient and cost-effective manner; and courses can be accessed at computer workstations, as well as from home computers, tablets and even smart phones. All that’s needed is an Internet connection and a desire to learn.

“We understand that our member businesses are operating in a fast-paced work environment and can’t always send every employee out for essential training,” says North Chamber President/CEO Duane Wilson. “Through the delivery of this comprehensive, online training catalog that aggregates courses from the top online training providers, we’re addressing the need for a more prepared workforce and time scarcity with on-demand course availability,” he adds.

The North SA Chamber online training catalog features hundreds of high-quality affordable courses created by world-class training developers, and covers virtually all industries including human resources, management, healthcare, safety and many more. Most staple HR and compliance courses are available for about $20, while other, more specialized courses range in price.

Additionally, members receive a free Learning Management System (LMS) along with the training they purchase. The LMS allows organizations to distribute courses easily to their employees with just a URL link; track and monitor employees’ training progress; and report and archive training results for compliance purposes.

Top Benefits of Online Training

  • Reduced costs: no need for travel, employee down time
  • Access to talent: highly specialized curriculum
  • Geographic reach and scalability: ability to train employees with distance learning
  • Compliance: for organizations that are required to comply with a multitude of regulations
  • Mitigate risk: training helps to prevent failures, liabilities and litigation
  • Focus on core business: outsource training development, management and delivery
  • Convenience: courses available on-demand, are self-paced and supervisors may distribute to and track courses for each employee via the free Learning Management System (LMS)Take advantage of this opportunity to build a more productive, skilled workforce. Visit the North SA Chamber Training Online Shop today.

Follow these steps to access training

  • Visit and click on Training Online Shop to explore the online catalog
  • Click on a course category from the topic menu
  • View the course options
  • Click “Add to Cart” to select a course for purchase
  • Click “Checkout” when you have selected all the courses you want to purchase

Online Training Launch: Special Offer – 1 FREE Training Course per Member Business As a special promotion to kick-off our new online training program, we are giving away a free online training course* valued at $100 or less, to every North SA Chamber member (one course per company). Just follow these quick few steps…

  1. Create a free Coggno account here.
  2. Browse our online training section for a course you would like to share with your employees.
  3. Send your Coggno username to with the course title and our chamber’s name.
  4. A Coggno representative will send you a coupon to get your free course.

* For courses $100 and under, offer expires in 30 days (Wednesday, May 28, 2014). Courses valid for up to a year!



Broadway Bank announces promotions, new market managers


W_ScrogginsWade Scroggins joins Broadway Bank as vice president, market manager of Broadway Bank’s Wilderness Oak Banking Center, which is slated for completion in June. He will serve as market manager at the Encino Banking Center in the interim. Scroggins brings 13 years of experience in the Stone Oak/Vineyard market area. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and holds Series 7, 63 and Group I licenses. He is active in the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and Stone Oak Business Association.

SONY DSCMike Rowland has been promoted to market manager, military liaison officer at the Broadway Bank Fort Sam Houston Banking Center and will interact with all military units on Joint Base San Antonio. He joined Broadway in 2010 as a military business development officer. Rowland, a retired chief master sergeant, served 30 years in the U.S. Air Force. He serves on the board of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and is chairman of its Military Affairs Committee. Rowland recently earned his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.

SONY DSCAngela Portwood has been named vice president. Portwood began her career with Broadway Bank in January 2007 as a credit analyst in the credit department. She has received several promotions and presently serves Broadway Bank as a credit risk analyst in the enterprise risk management department. Portwood earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from Texas Tech University.

K_Bell-2013Karen Bell, learning and development facilitator, has been named banking officer. She began her career at Broadway Bank in April 1994 and has served as a Wealth Management Division assistant, trust associate and senior training officer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology of organizations and development from the University of the Incarnate Word.

A_Garza-2013Anna Garza has been named banking officer. Garza began her career at Broadway Bank in December 2010 as a learning and development facilitator. She received a Bachelor of English and a secondary teaching certification from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She also has Microsoft Office specialist certifications.

About Broadway Bank
Headquartered in San Antonio, Broadway Bank was founded in 1941. It has evolved from a small neighborhood bank into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas. Today, Broadway Bank continues to function as a family-owned and operated financial institution. Broadway Bank offers a full range of sophisticated financial services, including personal banking, private banking, military banking, business banking and wealth management. With more than $2.9 billion in total assets, the highly-rated Bank operates 39 locations in San Antonio, Austin and the surrounding areas. Visit the Broadway Bank website at for more information.