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SPECIAL EVENTS

The Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund hosts its annual Good Egg Awards Dinner. 2012 honorees include: Lee Cruz, outreach director for the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven; Lori Lindfors, senior vice president and director of community investment for Citizens Bank of Connecticut; and Sheila Masterson, executive director of the Whalley Avenue Special click here District. Sit-down dinner, live music, silent auction. 5:30-9 p.m. November 8 at Anthony’s Ocean click here 450 Lighthouse Rd., New Haven. $100. 203-789-8690, ext. 127, gnhclf.org.

 

SYMPOSIA, CONFERENCES & EXPOSITIONS

The Connecticut Power & Energy Society hosts a panel discussion/dinner meeting on evolving Transportation Technologies. Speakers will discuss two of the higher-profile projects in Connecticut: fuel cell-powered transit buses and LNG-fueled trash trucks. 5:30-8:30 p.m. November 14 at Cromwell Marriott, 4 Sebethe Dr., Cromwell. $70 non-members. Registration. 203-265-0823, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Manufacturing Council of the Waterbury Regional Chamber hosts the 2012 Stem/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo. Event will feature interactive manufacturing and technology company exhibits and demonstrations. The expo will provide opportunities to learn about job opportunities and career paths in the manufacturing and technology sectors in Connecticut. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. November 15 at Coco Key Water Resort & Convention Center, 3580 E. Main St., Waterbury. Free. 860-210-0149, waterburychamber.com.

The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Business Expo. Highlights include WNPR Small-Business Breakfast (7:30-10 a.m.), keynote address “Awaken Your Entrepreneurial Genius” by Tony Rubleski (author of Mind Capture: How You Can Stand Out in the Age of Advertising Deficit Disorder), and Leadership Greater New Haven Reception featuring Tracy Knofla of High-Impact Training, author of Thriving in Chaos. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. November 15 at Oakdale Theatre, 95 S. Turnpike Rd., Wallingford. Free. 203-787-6735, gnhcc.com.

The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) hosts IT Summit 2012 for CIOs and senior IT executives. Keynote speakers include Gartner analyst John Hagerty and Paul Kent, vice president of big data initiatives for SAS. Panels include: “Managing Big Data for the Enterprise”; “Managing Regulatory & Compliance Issues”; “Going Mobile”; “Thinking Agile: Developing Interative Development Efforts”; “Business & Technology Modernization”; and “The Cloud for SMBs.” 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. November 29 at Mohegan Sun Convention Center, Mashantucket. $75. 860-289-0878, ct.org.

Paul Maloney, a Fairfield U. assistant professor who has been a senior manager at several international corporations, will lead a full-day workshop, Leadership Styles II. Through discussion, case studies and role play, participants will: discuss and problem solve “back home” situations; practice styles and receive feedback; conduct a self-assessment; participate in a video case study of leadership; and develop an action plan for back on the job. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. November 29 at Alumni House, Fairfield University, Fairfield. $99. Registration. 203-254-4000, ext. 2140.

 

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

The Middlesex Chamber hosts its Monthly Breakfast Meeting. November meeting’s theme is “Support the Troops — Honor the Veterans.” 7:45-9 a.m. November 5 at Crowne Plaza, 100 Berlin Rd., Cromwell. $20 members, $30 others. 860-347-6924, middlesexchamber.com.

The Hamden Chamber of Commerce will honor notable  companies and individuals at its 17th annual Chamber Choice Awards Dinner. Honorees include Business of the Year Quinnipiac Bank & Trust Co. and Small Business of the Year Mt. Carmel Travel Center. 6 p.m. November 7 at Laurel View Country Club, 310 W. Shepard Ave., Hamden. $65. 203-288-6431, hamdenchamber.com.

The Middlesex Chamber of Commerce’s monthly networking Business Before Work event takes Sam’s Club by storm. 8-9:30 a.m. November 14 at Sam’s Club No. 6636, 3465 Berlin Tpke., Berlin. Free. Registration. 860-347-6924, middlesexchamber.com.

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce hosts Business After Hours. Networking, refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, fun, etc. 5:30-7:30 p.m. November 14 at Ortega’s Restaurant, 192 E. Main St., Clinton. $10 advance, $12 at door. 860-669-3889, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Branford Chamber of Commerce hosts its Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The chamber will recognize and honor various businesses and individuals for their success and service, as well as install officers and directors. Special guest will be “business comedian and hypnotist Dan LaRosa, who has taught people how to improve sales, reduce stress and increase personal power — all in a light-hearted way. 5:30-8:30 p.m. November 14 at WoodWinds, 129 Schoolground Rd., Branford. $45. 203-488-5500, branfordct.com.

Each third Friday the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce (GNHCC) hosts Discover the Chamber, an informational and networking session for new and prospective members. Free pizza, even! Noon November 16 at GNHCC, 900 Chapel St. (10th Fl.), New Haven. Free. 203-787-6735, gnhcc.com.

The Meriden Chamber of Commerce hosts Business Before Hours. Networking, food, tours, prize drawing, more. 8-9:30 a.m. November 20 at Meriden-Wallingford Chrysalis, 14 W. Main St., Meriden. Free. 203-235-7901, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Middlesex Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly networking Business After Work event. 5-7 p.m. November 26 at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, 55 Bridge Rd., Haddam. Free. Registration. 860-347-6924, middlesexchamber.com.

 

 

EDUCATION

Legal

The New Haven County Bar Association’s Ask a Lawyer program offers free ten- to 15-minute consultations with an NHCBA attorney to all comers (no pre-registration necessary) each third Wednesday. 5-7 p.m. November 21 at Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main St., East Haven. Free. 203-468-3890, hagamanlibrary.info.

 

Management

Fred Pryor Seminars presents A Crash Course for the First-time Manager or Supervisor. Attendees will learn how to effectively communicate, delegate and manage priorities to achieve management success. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. December 4 at Omni-New Haven Hotel, 155 Temple St., New Haven. $199. Registration. 800-944-8503, pryor.com.

 

Small Business

The Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce in partnership with SCORE offers free and confidential Mentoring to entrepreneurs and small-business owners the second Thursday of each month. Call for appointment. 9, 10 & 11 a.m. November 8 at 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden. 203-235-7901, meridenchamber.com.

The New Haven chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) holds a Pre-Business Workshop. Attendees will learn essential business information on how to write a business plan, insurance needs of a business, financing/bookkeeping, Connecticut tax information and marketing tips. 8:30 a.m.-noon November 14 at. Rm. S105, Gateway Community College, 20 Church St., New Haven. Free. 203-865-7645, newhavenscore.org.

Attendees will learn how to address problems common to many smaller companies in the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) workshop How To Turnaround a Business. Session led by Nazz Pacciotti, chapter chair of Southeastern Connecticut SCORE. 6-7:30 p.m. November 14 at Guilford Fire Department, 380 Church St., Guilford.

New Haven SCORE presents The Painless Approach To Writing a Business Plan, including essential information for new or prospective entrepreneurs. 6:45 p.m. November 21 in Rm. S105, Gateway Community College, 20 Church St., New Haven. Free. 203-865-7645, newhavenscore.org.

Under the auspices of the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, SCORE volunteers offer free and confidential Mentoring to entrepreneurs and small-business owners the third Wednesday of each month. Counselors have experience in such areas as marketing, management, business-plan preparation and more. Call for appointment. 9, 10 & 11 a.m. November 21 at Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, 100 S. Turnpike Rd., Wallingford. Free. Reservations. 203-269-9891, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

LEADS/NETWORKING GROUPS

The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce's Alliance Leads Group meets first and third Thursdays. 8-9 a.m. November 1, 15 at GVCC, 10 Progress Dr. (2nd Fl.), Shelton. 203-925-4981, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Hamden Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Business Network IV meets first and third Thursdays. 8 a.m. November 1, 15 at chamber office, 2969 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Free. 203-985-1200.

The Connecticut Alliance for Business Opportunities (CABO), which describes itself as the state’s LGBT chamber of commerce, meets first Thursday mornings. 8-9:30 a.m. November 1, December 6 at the Pond House in Elizabeth Park, 1555 Asylum Ave., West Hartford. $15 members, $25 others. 203-903-8525, thecabo.org.

The Milford chapter of Business Network International meets Fridays. 7-8:30 a.m. November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at Hilton Garden Inn, 291 Old Gate La., Milford. Free. 203-214-6336, greatermilfordbni.com.

The Sound chapter of Business Network International meets Fridays. 8-9:30 a.m. November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at Parthenon Diner, 374 E. Main St., Branford. Free. 203-208-1042.

Milford Chamber of Commerce's Friday Morning Leads Group meets. 11 a.m.-noon November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at Milford Chamber of Commerce, 5 Broad St., Milford. Free. 203-878-0681, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Fairfield I chapter of Business Network International meets Tuesdays. 7-8:30 a.m. November 6, 13, 20, 27 at First Congregational Church, 148 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Free. 203-430-4494.

The Waterbury chapter of Business Network International meets Tuesdays. 7-8:30 a.m. November 6, 13, 20, 27 at the Village at East Farms, 180 Scott Rd., Waterbury. 203-755-5548, waterburybni.com.

The Shoreline chapter of Business Network International meets Tuesdays. 7:15-8:30 a.m. November 6, 13, 20, 27 at Parthenon Diner, 809 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook. 203-245-0332.

The Hamden chapter of Business Network International meets Tuesdays. 7:15-8:45 a.m. November 6, 13, 20, 27 Knights of Columbus, 2630 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Free. 203-294-1505, hamdenbni.com.

The Milford Chamber of Commerce's Tuesday Morning Leads Group meets 8:30 a.m. November 6, 13, 20, 27 at Milford Chamber of Commerce, 5 Broad St., Milford. Free. 203-878-0681.

Connecticut Business Connections meets first and third Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. November 6, 20 at Tuscany Grill, 120 College St., Middletown. 860-343-1579, connecticutbusinessconnection.org.

The Trumbull Business Network (formerly Bottom-Line Business Club) meets Wednesdays. 7:30-8:30 a.m. November 7, 14, 21, 28 at the Helen Plumb Building, 571 Church Hill Rd., Trumbull. Members free (annual dues $50). Reservations. 203-452-8383, trumbullbn.com/contactus.htm.

The New Haven chapter of Business Network International meets Wednesdays. 8-9:30 a.m. November 7, 14, 21, 28 at the Bourse, 839 Chapel St., New Haven. $100 registration; $365 annual fee. 203-789-2364, boursenewhaven.com.

Milford Chamber of Commerce's Wednesday Morning Leads Group meets 8:30-9:30 a.m. November 7, 14, 21, 28 at Milford Chamber of Commerce, 5 Broad St., Milford. Free. 203-878-0681, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Greater New Haven Business & Professional Association, an association of predominantly African-American business people, holds networking sessions Wednesdays. 11 a.m.-noon November 7, 14, 21, 28 at 192 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Free. 203-562-2193.

The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce's (GVCC) Valley Business Network meets first and third Wednesdays. 8-9:15 a.m. November 7, 21 at GVCC, 10 Progress Dr. (2nd Fl.), Shelton. Free. 203-925-4981, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Entrepreneur Business Forum (EBF) meets Thursdays. 7 a.m. November 8, 15, 29 at Hamden Healthcare Center, 1270 Sherman La., Hamden. Free. 860-877-3880

The West Haven Chamber of Commerce's Leads Plus A.M. Group meets second Thursdays. 8:30 a.m. November 8, December 13 at 140 Captain Thomas Blvd., West Haven. 203-933-1500.

Connecticut Business Connections meets second Thursdays. 7:30 a.m. November 8, December 13 at the Greek Olive, 402 Sargent Dr., New Haven. 860-343-1579, connecticutbusinessconnection.org.

Middlesex County Toastmasters meets second and fourth Thursdays. 7 p.m. November 8 at Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Rd., Middletown. 860-526-8187, middlesex.freetoasthost.com.

The Hamden Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Business Network III (formerly Leads Group III) meets second and fourth Mondays. 5 p.m. November 12, 26 at SBC Restaurant & Brewery, 950 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Free. 203-288-6831.

The Hamden Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Business Network I (formerly Leads Group I) meets second and fourth Tuesdays. 8 a.m. November 13, 27 at chamber office, 2969 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Free. 203-281-1233.

The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce's (GVCC) Women in Networking Leads Group meets second and fourth Tuesdays. 8:45-10 a.m. November 13, 27 at GVCC, 10 Progress Dr. (2nd Fl.)., Shelton. Free. 203-925-4981.

The Hamden Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Business Network II (formerly Leads Group II) meets second and fourth Tuesdays. Noon November 13, 27 at Lifetime Solutions Community VNA, 2 Broadway, North Haven. Free. 203-288-7305.

The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce's QNet Group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays. 8-9 a.m. November 14, 28 at 100 South Turnpike Rd., Wallingford. Free. 203-234-0332, 203-269-9891, quinncham.com.

The greater New Haven chapter of Toastmasters meets second and fourth Wednesdays. 6:30 p.m. November 14, 28 at New Haven City Hall, 165 Church St., New Haven. 203-871-3065.

The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce's (GVCC) Seeds-to-Leads Group meets second and fourth Wednesdays. 8 a.m. November 14, 28 at GVCC, 10 Progress Dr. (2nd Fl.), Shelton. Free. 203-925-4981, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Connecticut Business Hall of Fame hosts a statewide networking event the third Friday each month. 7:30-9 a.m. November 16 at Connecticut Laborers Council, 475 Ledyard St., Hartford. $5. 860-523-7500, ctbhof.com.

The West Haven Chamber of Commerce's Leads Plus P.M. Group meets fourth Thursdays. Noon November 22 at 140 Captain Thomas Blvd., West Haven. 203-933-1500.

The West Haven Chamber's Women in Business meets the fourth Monday of each month. 11:45 a.m. November 26 at American Steakhouse, 3354 Sawmill Rd., West Haven. 203-933-1500.


Editor's note: Fraternal meeting listings can be found on our website?(ctcalendar.com) along with additional events taking place statewide.

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