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Reputation Management

Tuesday, May 7th
C. H. Booth Library – Meeting Room
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Presenter: Julie Friend, Founder – eFriend Marketing

Do you know where, or even care about what people are saying about your business? In today’s constantly changing digital world, learn why your business needs to be concerned about reputation management. Hint, it’s more than just hitting “Like” on Facebook.

Julie is a creative business strategist, with more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales, research, business consulting, technology, and training. She has worked in the corporate arena for organizations such as Nielsen Marketing Research Corporation, Marketing Corporation of America and MasterCard Worldwide. She has also spent many years in entrepreneurial endeavors as a consultant, small business owner, and a multi-location franchisee.

Julie has participated in volunteer activities, industry organizations, and on various boards throughout her career. She currently serves as President of the Rotary Club of Newtown CT, Volunteer Marketing Director for the Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity, and Public Member for the MRFC Board within the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants.

 

 


Getting the Most From Your Business Technology?

Wednesday, May 8th
C. H. Booth Library – Meeting Room
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Facilitator: John Barry, ITech Consulting Partners

Panelist: John Licari, PC Advisors LLC

Panelist: Adam Pacchiana, Trusted Technologies

Panelist: Tony Evertez, ITech Consulting Partners

 

If you have ever been frustrated by working with technology in your business, this presentation is for you.  Come hear from a panel of local technology experts share how optimizing your hardware and software systems can make your business run smoother, faster and more efficiently.  They will share their experiences in helping small businesses take simple steps to get more out of what they have, and decipher the complexity into practical solutions – with the ultimate goal of being able to focus more time and effort on growing their businesses.

 

 


 

Taking Steps to Knock on Doors

Thursday, May 9th
C. H. Booth Library – Meeting Room
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Presenter: Steven Ford, Owner – Butchers Best Market

If you want to succeed as a small business owner you have to be proactive to make it happen.  The State of Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development has great programs specifically designed to help small businesses succeed.  Come listen to small business owner Steve Ford from Butcher’s Best share his experience in helping to secure significant financial support through this resource.  If you have a vision for future growth of your business, take time out over lunch to learn about this resource and how to “knock on doors” to  succeed.

 

 

 

Thrive in a World of Exponential Change 

Thursday, May 9th
C. H. Booth Library – Meeting Room
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Presenter: Richard Kuepper , Founder & President- L.E.A.D. USA

Mastering Your Mindset, and Why Does It Matter? What if you and your team saw obstacles as opportunities? What if you could not only effectively deal with disruption but think disruptively? High performance in life or business is the same as high performance in sports. At a certain point the “game” becomes 80% mental, 20% skills. • To achieve in highly competitive environments you need unmatched focus, certainty and resilience. Mind-set elements, critical to your success.

 

Richard Kuepper is Founder and President of L.E.A.D. USA, LLC, a Connecticut based, corporate learning and development company. He has spent the last 22 years delivering dynamic programs to organizations in North America, Asia and Europe. Rich’s ability to design high-impact, customized programs for organizations has him highly sought as a consultant, speaker, and coach in the areas of leadership development, team building, innovation and strategic planning.
Rich produces immediate results through his unique combination of dynamic presentation skills, expertise, contagious energy, and interactive approach. Some of L.E.A.D.’s clients include GE, Citi Bank, DHL, eBay, PayPal, LinkedIn, Pfizer, R.C. Bigelow, Boehringer Ingelheim, Gartner, Fidelity Investments, STIHL, Citizens Bank, Yale University, Yale New Haven Hospital, Praxair, Agilent Technologies, BIC Corporation, DocuWare, Verisign, Liquidnet, ATT, Regeneron and United Way of Silicon Valley. Prior to founding L.E.A.D., Rich facilitated a decade of global personal learning and development forums, as well as having an extensive background in engineering and sales for Phillips and Pitney Bowes Corporation.
Committed to professional development and volunteer leadership, Rich is an active member of ATD Southern Connecticut Chapter, as well as a member of ATD National, SHRM Southern CT Chapter, National Speakers Association, Bay Area Executive Development Network and the Connecticut Experiential Education Association’s Challenge Course Professionals.

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Fair

Friday, May 10th
C. H. Booth Library – Meeting Room
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Presenter: Steven Ford, Owner – Butchers Best Market

Numerous local organizations! Find the thing you LOVE and volunteer! Sponsored jointly by The Friends of Newtown Seniors, The Chamber of Commerce of Newtown, and The C.H. Booth Library.

 

 

 

 

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