SCORE of Southeastern Connecticut Presents Its Second Annual Networking Event, Featuring Guest Speaker Maria Miranda

The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE, Mentors to America’s Small Businesses, presents the Second Annual Business Networking Event, at the classic Maritime Grille located just minutes from historic downtown Guilford, on August 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join us and make valuable contacts, hear an inspiring presentation, and enjoy yummy food. 

This year, we are thrilled to welcome Maria Miranda, Principal and Creative Director of Miranda Creative, as our guest speaker. Her engaging talk “30 in 30” (30 Years in 30 Minutes: Lessons Learned/Stripes Earned) includes candid stories from her (first) 30 years in business. Her experience running a start-up-to-successful marketing company will inspire and empower fellow entrepreneurs with humor, sincerity and tangible advice.

“I am honored to join you at this annual gathering and to be invited to tell a bit of my story,” commented Maria. “This lecture is outside of my traditional ad/tech talks, and I look forward to sharing the unfiltered story behind the hashtags.”

This free, fun and informative event includes food, soft drinks and a cash bar. The event requires registration, as capacity is limited and the Maritime Grille needs to know how much food to prepare. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (if you are bringing any guests, please register them individually). 

About the Speaker
Maria Miranda is the principal and creative director of Miranda Creative, an award-winning marketing and communications firm in Norwich, Connecticut. Maria is a regular presenter for many regional Chambers of Commerce, a guest specialist on WFSB/Channel 3 and leads a variety of social media workshops nationwide. Learn more at

About the Sponsor
Guilford Savings Bank (GSB) has been serving the financial needs of individuals, families and businesses in Connecticut for over 140 years. Founded in 1875 by 17 local business owners, it has proudly stood as a trusted institution in the communities it serves. Starting with a $17,000 investment and one branch on the picturesque Guilford Town Green, GSB has grown to a six-office, $700 million bank. Learn more at

SCORE® is a nonprofit association that offers free and confidential advice on starting your own business or improving and growing your existing small business. Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 11 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE’s 10,000 volunteer business experts provide hundreds of thousands of free small business mentoring sessions, workshops and educational services to clients in 300 chapters nationwide. In 2017, SCORE volunteers provided 3.6+ million hours to help create more than 54,000 small businesses and 116,000 full-time, part-time and contractor jobs. SCORE’s nine counseling sites in Southeast Connecticut include Guilford, Madison, Old Saybrook, Essex, Waterford, Middletown, Mystic, Norwich, and New London. For more information on upcoming free workshops and how to schedule a free small business mentoring session with our counselors, visit