Stay Informed with Chamber Workshops and Member Events

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The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT is proud to present a number of workshops that keep you and your staff informed and up to date on the latest trends and developments in the business community and beyond. 

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January 15
Understanding Your Money – Financial Statements
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Dime Bank (290 Salem Turnpike, Norwich)
Presented by SCORE Business Mentors. Learn how to fill the gap between where you are and where you want to be, learn how simple arithmetic can help you understand your financial position, and get the opportunity for hands-on experience creating and analyzing cash flow.
Free to attend, advance registration requested.
Register now

January 16
Smart Speaker Marketing - Using Voice Technology for Business
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Chamber office: 914 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford
Join us for a valuable discussion of "speaker marketing" — using the new world of voice technology and apps to drive business.
Chamber members: $5, Non-members: $15
Register now

January 17
Maximizing LinkedIn for Your Professional Career or Business
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Acton Public Library: 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook
Hosted by SCORE Business Mentors. Join Maria Miranda and award-winning brand managers from Miranda Creative to learn how to set up an effective, content-rich LinkedIn profile, how to utilize LinkedIn for networking, promote your business to achieve engagement, recruit employees, and more. 
Free to attend
Learn more

January 23
Office Hours with Maria Miranda of Miranda Creative, Inc.
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
BioCT Innovation Commons, 93 Shennecossett Road, Groton
Ignite, a project of Thames River Innovation Place, is offering monthly office hours to support local entrepreneurs. This month's mentor is Maria Miranda, marketing expert. Free to attend!
Register here

January 23
Finance and Estate Planning
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London
Presented by Stifel. This workshop will address:

  • How estate tax laws may affect you
  • Retaining control of your assets
  • Avoiding probate and estate taxation issues
  • How irrevocable and revocable living trusts work
  • Planning for long-term care
  • Conserving your estate against catastrophic illness

Free to attend. Please RSVP by January 18.
Register now

January 28
SECWAC presents Caroleen Sayej on Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Connecticut College, Crozier Williams Building, New London
On Monday, January 28, the Southeastern Connecticut World Affairs Council is proud to host Caroleen Sayej, Associate Professor of Government and International Relations at Connecticut College, to present “Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq.”
Guests may attend the presentation for $20.
SECWAC members and students are free.
An optional dinner with the speaker will be held after the discussion for $35 per person. 
RSVP

January 30
Chamber 101: Membership Benefits and Orientation
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Chamber office: 914 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford
Learn how to gain the most value from your membership, and meet fellow new members in a casual atmosphere. Our expert staff will walk you through the many benefits for your business, as well as the important role the Chamber plays in the local business community. 
Free to attend - RSVP required

February 5
Working with Trust: Creating a Rewarding and Productive Workplace
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Chamber office: 914 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford
Presented by Pathways of Growth. In this workshop we will explore both trust and distrust and their impact on an organization.  We will introduce 4 distinct areas of trust and apply them to work relationships that you would like to build.  You will look at ways of building trust and you will leave with 3 key actions that you can take straight away to help you build more productive and trusting relationships with your work colleagues.
Chamber members: $5, Non-members: $15
Register now.