Introduction to Excel For Business

Microsoft Excel is one of today's most powerful and versatile business tools, but if you're not familiar with its basic functions, formulas, commands and keystrokes, you're setting yourself up for frustration. This Excel workshop gives you strong fundamentals to build on. With this training, you'll learn how to use charts, graphs, fonts, borders, shading, how to produce spreadsheets that communicate better and really get attention, and more. 

This one-day workshop will show you how to turn Excel into your most powerful productivity ally. You'll learn Excel tips to help you work faster, smarter and savvier than ever before!

What You Will Learn:

  • Master Excel formulas and functions

  • Design and organize professional looking worksheets

  • Add charts and graphs to give your spreadsheets a visual punch

  • Copy, move, delete, insert or replace anything in your worksheet with ease

  • Solve common printing problems and end irritating surprises once and for all

  • Create and use simple macros that save time and sidestep mistakes 


Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $125 General, $95 for OzSBI Members

Register: Click here

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 31st, at 2 p.m.

To reserve your seat in this workshop, payment must be received in advance of the workshop. OzSBI does not reimburse for canceled workshops; instead, you will receive credit in the amount of the workshop cost. The credit can be applied towards other workshops or events during the same year. It will become a donation to OzSBI if not used by December 31st, 2019. 


Faciltated by: Brian Groe

After graduating from University of Northern Iowa (UNI) with a BS in Mathematics in 1977, Brian went on to work in the airline industry for 35 years building Airline Reservation Systems.  Brian was the Chairman of the Technical Working Group of the Airline Transport Association (ATA) that built the technical requirements for Electronic Ticketing processing in the early 90's.  Brian also worked on several Baggage Handling committees for the International Air Transport Association (IATA).  Brian worked in several areas of air travel reservations (Baggage, Seat Assignment, Fuel Management, Revenue Accounting and Catering), but was recognized as an expert in Fare Quote, Pricing and Ticketing.

During his career, Brian worked for several major airlines (United, Northwest and USAirways), as well as several companies that supported airlines (Anderson Consulting/Accenture, Open Skies and Galileo Systems).  Most recently Brian worked for Google managing the Support Technical Team for their Google Travel Systems (see  This system provides Air Travel options for all domestic travel websites (i.e. American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Orbitz, Kayak, etc.) as well as Travel websites worldwide (Al Nippon Airways, Al Italia, Virgin Atlantic and Turkish Airways as an example).  

Brian retired to the West Plains area 4 years ago, and currently manages the rental properties that he owns with his wife Diana.  They enjoy travel, and the relaxing lifestyle of the West Plains area.  



Date of Event: 
Jun 4 2019 -
9:00am to 4:00pm