Calendar - December 2012

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SYMPOSIA, CONFERENCES & EXPOSITIONS

The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Regional Economic Outlook Breakfast, providing an in-depth look at national and state trends and economic issues affecting businesses in Connecticut. Featuring speakers Don Klepper-Smith, chief economist and director of research for DataCore Partners and Peter R. Roades, head of the Fixed In "http://www.ninecakes.com/media/buyonline//#there">there.e Portfolio Management Group of Aetna Inc. 7:30-9:30 a.m. December 13 at New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave., New "http://www.lanepl.org/lib//#buy_">buy . $55. 203-787-6735, gnhcc. "http://www.ninecakes.com/media/buyonline//#there">there.

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

The Middlesex Chamber hosts its Monthly Breakfast Meeting. Keynote speaker Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. 7:45-9 a.m. December 11 at Crowne Plaza, 100 Berlin Rd., Cromwell. $20 members, $30 others. 860-347-6924, middlesexchamber.com.

 

As part of its Focus on Innovation Series 2012 celebrating manufacturing and innovation in Connecticut, the Greater Valley Chamber organizes a visit with Lex Products Corp., a manufacturer of power distribution and control systems. Also, a presentation by UConn economist Steve Lanza, executive editor of The Connecticut Economy, on the current state of a future prospects for the state’s manufacturing industry. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. December 12 at Lex Products, 15 Progress Dr., Shelton. $10 members, $20 others. Registration. 203-925-4981, greatervalleychamber.com.

 

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce hosts Business After Hours. Networking, refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, fun, etc. 5:30-7:30 p.m. December 12 at Grand Apizza, 9 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 Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC) hosts its 2012 Annual Dinner. Guest speaker is Matt Bai, chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine. Also, presentation of award-winners in the five public-policy areas the BRBC has designated as priorities: economic development, education, health care, sustainability and small business. 5:30 p.m. December 13 at Bridgeport Holiday Inn Conference Center, 1070 Main St., Bridgeport. $125. Reservations. 203-335-3800, brbc.org.

 

The West Haven Chamber of Commerce hosts a special holiday Business After Hours featuring delicious food, beverages, contests and plenty of good cheer. 5:30 p.m. December 18 at Gino’s Steak House (formerly Chuck’s Steak House, 1003 Boston Post Rd., West Haven. $10 members, $15 others. Registration. 203-933-1500, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

The Quinnipiac, Greater Meriden and Cheshire chambers of commerce co-host the Governor’s ‘On the Road’ Tour. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will discuss the budget, energy policy and the state’s economic climate, and will take questions as well. 7:30-9 a.m. December 21 at Four Points by Sheraton, 275 Research Pkwy., Meriden. $18 members, $20 at door. Reservations. 203-269-9891, quinncham.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 December 21 at GNHCC, 900 Chapel St. (10th Fl.), New Haven. Free. 203-787-6735, gnhcc.com.

 

Join the Milford Chamber of Commerce for networking, good food, good drink and good cheer at its January Business After Hours. 5-7 p.m. January 16 at Orange Ale House & Grille, 517 Boston Post Rd., Orange. $14 advance, $20 at door members; $25 others. 203-878-0681, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Mark your calendars now for the Milford Chamber of Commerce’s 58th Annual Meeting & Awards of Distinction. Fourteen awards will be conferred, including Businessperson of the Year (Seamus Warakomski of Tri-City Heating & Cooling). 11:30 a.m. January 30 at Grassy Hill Country Club, 441 Clark La., Orange. $49. Reservations. 203-878-0681, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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. December 19 at Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main St., East Haven. Free. 203-468-3890, hagamanlibrary.info.

 

Management

Fred Pryor Seminars presents Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects & Deadlines. Attendees will learn how to gain more control over time, tasks and priorities. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. December 14 at Omni-New Haven Hotel, 155 Temple St., New Haven. $49. Registration. 800-944-8503, pryor.com.

 

Small Business

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 December 12 at. Rm. S105, Gateway Community College, 20 Church St., New Haven. Free. 203-865-7645, newhavenscore.org.

 

The West Haven Chamber of Commerce hosts a small-business seminar on Applying for Financing. 8:30 a.m. December 13 at City Hall, 355 Main St., West Haven. Free. Registration. 203-933-1500, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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. December 13 at 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden. 203-235-7901, meridenchamber.com.

 

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. December 19 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 .

 

New Haven SCORE presents Money & Finance for Your Business. Tom Mazzaferro will address topics of interest to small business owners not trained in accounting. 6:45 p.m. December 19 in Rm. S105, Gateway Community College, 20 Church St., New Haven. Free. 203-865-7645, newhavenscore.org.

 

LEADS/NETWORKING GROUPS

The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce's Alliance Leads Group meets first and third Thursdays. 8-9 a.m. December 6, 20 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. December 6, 20 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. December 6, January 3 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. December 7, 14, 21, 28 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. December 7, 14, 21, 28 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 December 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 Fairfield I chapter of Business Network International meets Tuesdays. 7-8:30 a.m. December 4, 11, 18 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. December 4, 11, 18 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. December 4, 11, 18 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. December 4, 11, 18 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. December 4, 11, 18 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. December 4, 18 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. December 5, 12, 19, 26 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. December 5, 12, 19, 26 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. December 5, 12, 19, 26 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 December 5, 12, 19, 26 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. December 5, 19 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. December 6, 13, 20, 27 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. December 13 at 140 Captain Thomas Blvd., West Haven. 203-933-1500.

Connecticut Business Connections meets second Thursdays. 7:30 a.m. 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. December 13, 27 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. December 10 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. December 11 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. December 11 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 December 11 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. December 12, 26 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. December 12, 26 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. December 12, 26 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. December 21 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 December 27 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. December 18 (to accommodate Christmas Eve) 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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