Building Trust and Leadership (Webinar, August 17)

Where-When?

Building Trust and Leadership
Wednesday, August 17
Online: 11 am to noon

Description

Trust is an immeasurable–and therefore overlooked–building block of company culture. Yet companies with strong levels of trust within their workforce are prone to better collaboration, innovation, and productivity. This interactive webinar helps you identify key elements to better manage this elusive concept. We’ll discuss:

  • The ingredients of trust
  • Why companies should care about trust
  •  Proven trust-building activities you can implement immediately

Cost per person:

CBIA members, $15; nonmembers, $50

Speakers: Susan Lesser, Claudio Fiorani, nPlusOne Consulting

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The Connecticut Economy (Rocky Hill, Sept 8)

 CBIA, Hartford Area Business Economists, and The Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford Present
 The Connecticut Economy
September 8, 2011
The Marriott Rocky Hill
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Agenda   

 7:00 – 8:30 Registration     

8:30 – 8:35 Welcome and Opening Remarks  
 Peter Gioia, VP and Economist, CBIA
Joseph Brennan, Senior VP, Public Policy, CBIA
   
8:35 – 9:15 Opening Keynote Address
 David V. Ring, New England Regional President First Niagra Financial Group  

 9:15 – 9:45 National and Global Economic Outlook   
 Edward Guay, Principal Wintonbury Risk Management

 
9:45 – 10:00 Outlook for the CT Economy    
  
10:00 – 10:20  Break  
  
10:20 – 10:40  Results of the CBIA/BlumShapiro 2011 Survey of Connecticut Businesses
  Janet M. Prisloe, CPA, Partner, BlumShapiro 
 
10:40– 12:00  CT Business Competitiveness
Moderator: Sandra Johnson, VP and Director of Business Development, Domestic and International Business MetroHartford Alliance
Christopher Steele, Prsident, CWS Consulting Group LLC 
Joseph F. Brennan, Senior Vice President, Public Policy CBIA
 Donald Klepper-Smith, Chief Economist and Director of esearch, DataCore Partners LLC 

 12:00 Adjournment     

CBIA, the Hartford Area Business Economists, and the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford present:  

The Connecticut Economy

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011
Marriott Rocky Hill, 100 Capital Blvd.
Registration: 7 am
Program: 8:30 am to noon 
 

Sponsored by First Niagara, CL&P/Yankeegas, and BlumShapiro  

  • What are the challenges to doing business in Connecticut?
  • When will economic conditions improve?
  • How do decisions by the state legislature affect local businesses?
  • Where are the best opportunities for business investments or mergers and acquisitions?

Join us September 8 and get answers to those questions and more from top economic and business experts. You’ll also receive a free copy of the 2011 Survey of Connecticut Businesses, sponsored by BlumShapiro.  

Keynote speaker: David V. Ring, President, New England Region, First Niagara Financial Group  

Featured speakers:  

  • Edward Guay, Principal, Wintonbury Risk Management
  • Susan Coleman, DPS, Professor of Finance, Barney School of Business, University of Hartford

Panel: Business Competitiveness in Connecticut  

  • Moderator: Sandra B. Johnson, EDP, Vice President and Director of Business Development, MetroHartford Alliance
  • Christopher Steele, President, CWS Consulting Group LLC
  • Joseph F. Brennan, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, CBIA
  • Donald Klepper-Smith, Chief Economist & Director of Research, DataCore Partners LLC

Mark your calendar and register now for the fall’s most anticipated economic event.  

Cost per person  

  • CBIA/HABE member companies, $75
  • Nonmember companies, $100
  • Tables of 10, $650

 Tune into WFSB Channel 3 or WTIC 1080 for cancellations due to inclement weather. 

Time Strategies (Hartford, Sept. 14, 21, 28)

Where-When?

Three-part program: Wednesday, Sept. 14, Wednesday, Sept. 21, and Wednesday, Sept. 28

Registration: 8 am
Program: 8:30 to 10:30 am
CBIA, 350 Church Street, Hartford

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Description
Organize Your Day with

Time Strategies

“This course helped me to become more focused on my personal and professional goals. It caused me to focus on how I spend my time and how I could improve my outcome.” – Nancy Sweetman, Co-Owner, AES Remedial Contracting, Southington

Are you faced with an endless stream of phone calls, emails, meetings, and deadlines? Are you panicked and overwhelmed by your workload? Does it seem impossible to get everything done?

Let our expert focus and clarify your priorities. This in-depth, interactive program teaches you how to:

  • Gain control of your workday
  • Reap the rewards of your job
  • Achieve success and excel at work
  • Get more out of life

Sign up now. You can get organized and get it all done.

Speaker

Michael W. O’Reilly is a regional director for Paradigm Associates. For more information, visit paradigmassociates.us.

Cost per person (Includes all texts, materials and parking in the Metro Center garage)

  • CBIA member companies $400
  • Nonmember companies $475

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Healthcare Update (Norwalk, Sept. 30)

Speakers & Presentation:

Your company’s place in the new healthcare landscape

Where-When?

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 | Registration: 8 am | Program: 8:30 to 11:30 am | Doubletree Hotel | 789 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk


Description

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—the most important piece of healthcare legislation in decades—is redefining the healthcare landscape. Although many changes mandated by this pivotal law won’t take place until 2014, now’s the time to make sure your company is prepared to comply.

Topics include:

  • Overview of the state and federal marketplace and rules
  • Employer compliance, requirements, obligations, and timeline
  • Employer communication requirements
  • Health benefit exchanges and their impact on the delivery of health insurance
  • The effect on insurance companies and how benefit packages will be defined
  • The impact on healthcare providers

Speakers:

  • Mickey Herbert, Michael E. Herbert Consulting
  • Stephen A. Frayne, Senior Vice President, Health Policy, Connecticut Hospital Association
  • Jill Bergman, Assistant Vice President – Compliance, Cohn Benefits Consultants
  • Michelle Zettergren, Senior Vice President, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, ConnectiCare (Sept. 21 only)
  • John Fleig, COO Mid Atlantic Health Plan UnitedHealthcare (Sept. 30 only)
  • Eric George, Associate Counsel, CBIA

Don’t miss your chance to hear from the experts on where this historic legislation is headed. Sign up today.

Cost per person

  • CBIA member companies, $50
  • Nonmember companies, $99


SOLD OUT: What’s the Deal? Business Energy Conference (Cromwell, Oct. 5)

Where-When

Wednesday, Oct. 5

8:20 am-3:00 pm

(Registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 am)

Crowne Plaza, Cromwell

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Description

Connecticut’s new energy law has significant implications for your business. How will changing energy policies, technologies, and incentives impact your operations and bottom line? CBIA and the Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES) are pleased to present the region’s premier business energy conference.

Attendees at this full-day event will hear from industry leaders and policy experts about CHP incentives, energy efficiency technologies and regulations, distributed generation, renewables, the restructuring of state agencies from DEEP to DPUC, and a host of other topics. Gov. Dannel Malloy will deliver the morning keynote address.

See the full agenda.

Panel discussions will include:

  • The New Deal: State, Regional, and Federal Energy Policy & Regulations
  • New Deal, New Opportunities: Incentives for Your Business
  • How to Make the New Deal Work for Your Bottom Line
Cost
  • CBIA members, CPES members: $100
  • Students and government officials, $50
  • Others, $200

Questions? Call 860.244.1977.

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring?

Contact CBIA Registrar Lise Cliche or CPES Executive Director Paul Brady. You may also download our sponsor/exhibitor kit.

Time Strategies (Stamford, Oct. 7, 14 & 28)

Organize Your Day With Time Strategies
Where-When?

Three-part program: Fridays, Oct. 7, 14 & 28

Registration: 8 am
Program: 8:30 to 10 am
Stamford Chamber of Commerce, 733 Summer Street, Stamford

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Description

“This course helped me to become more focused on my personal and professional goals. It caused me to focus on how I spend my time and how I could improve my outcome.” – Nancy Sweetman, Co-Owner, AES Remedial Contracting, Southington

Are you faced with an endless stream of phone calls, emails, meetings, and deadlines? Are you panicked and overwhelmed by your workload? Does it seem impossible to get everything done?

Let our expert focus and clarify your priorities. This in-depth, interactive program teaches you how to:

  • Gain control of your workday
  • Reap the rewards of your job
  • Achieve success and excel at work
  • Get more out of life

Sign up now. You can get organized and get it all done.

Speaker

Michael W. O’Reilly is a regional director for Paradigm Associates. For more information, visit paradigmassociates.us.

Cost per person

  • CBIA and Stamford Chamber member companies, $400
  • Nonmember companies, $475

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Economic Outlook Luncheon (Stamford, Oct. 17)

Where-When?

No longer accepting advance registrations. Walk-ins welcome.

Monday, Oct. 17, 2011
The Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
243 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford
Registration: 11:30 am
Program: Noon to 2 pm

Description

Sponsored by BlumShapiro & TD Bank

Presented by CBIA and the Stamford Chamber of Commerce

  • Are things finally looking up for Fairfield County’s economy?
  • Where does the region’s recovery really stand?
  • How does it compare to state and national recoveries?

Join us for this lunchtime program and get answers to those questions and more from top economic and business experts. If you do business in Fairfield County, you need to know what’s in store for the economic engine that drives much of the state’s economy.

Program Highlights and Speakers

  • Christine Cumming, first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, on the Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey economies
  • Don Klepper-Smith, chief economist and director of research, DataCore Partners LLC
  • Financial services overview and outlook
  • Release of the 2011 Survey of Fairfield County Businesses, sponsored by TD Bank and BlumShapiro (All attendees receive a free copy of the report.)

Price

  • CBIA & Stamford Chamber members, $45
  • Nonmembers, $60
  • Tables of 10, $450

Property Tax and Fixed Asset Workshop (Shelton, Oct. 12)

Where-When

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011

Registration: 8 am

Program: 8:30 to 11 am

Courtyard Marriott Shelton

780 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton

Description

Before the Nov. 1 filing deadline, make sure you know how to maximize your exemptions, get your personal property assessed equitably, and avoid common mistakes that  lead to overpayment of real and personal property taxes. Join us for this morning program and hear from accounting, tax, and assessment professionals.

Register now.

See a list of speakers.

Cost 

$50, CBIA members; $99, nonmembers

Midyear HR Update (Cromwell, Oct. 19)

Keep your human resources skills sharp.

Where-When?

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011
Crowne Plaza, 100 Berlin Rd., Cromwell

PowerPoint presentations:

Legislative Update: 2011 Connecticut General Assembly
Kia F. Murrell, Associate Counsel, CBIA

Which legislative actions impact your HR and business operations? What rejected proposals might return next year? We’ll review:

  • What passed
  • What changed
  • What your company must do to comply

Aging Stars: Sustaining Engagement, Productivity, and Profit
Robert J. DeLisa, DeLisa Consulting Group
The Schaeneman Group, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management

Are your older employees a unique population in need of different care and attention? Our panel of experts evaluate what’s myth and what’s fact when managing an aging workforce. We’ll discuss:

  • Legal, financial, health, and safety and aspects of employing older workers
  • Strategies for motivating older employees for personal and companywide success

Employee Embezzlement and Fraud
Al Sparaco, Baker St. Associates

Don’t let your guard down. HR must recognize the value of your company assets—including intellectual property—while implementing strategies for preventing theft and related misconduct. We’ll review:

  • Top areas of exposure
  • Effective protection strategies

Hiring Ex-Offenders: A Hidden Resource
Walter Donne, HR Manager, Lex Products Corporation

As the economy recovers, HR must find ways to fill pockets of worker shortages that still exist despite the dismal job market. You can’t afford to overlook valuable resources. Learn about a program that provides skilled, dedicated workers and—in some cases—financial incentives to hire them.

HR’s Role in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning
Dr. Edward M. Goldberg, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Manager, Northeast Utilities

Stay ahead of the curve and learn how to prepare for any threat to your business or your employees, from accidents caused by human error to natural disasters. We’ll review ways to:

  • Create as a safety net to minimize immediate harm
  • Facilitate a rapid return to productive operations

401(k) Fee Disclosures Under New Labor Dept Mandate: Understanding Regulation 408(b)(2) (Webinar, Oct. 12)

Where-When?

Online: Oct. 12 at 11 am

Sponsor: The Schaeneman Group, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, Hartford, CT 

Description

New information. New obligations.

  • For the first time, your employees must receive a quarterly statement showing the dollar amount of fees deducted from their account
  • All compensation received directly or indirectly by anyone involved in your plan must be communicated to participants in dollar amounts
  • Plan fiduciaries will be responsible for ensuring fees are disclosed, transparent, & reasonable for the services received
  • Plan service providers or plan advisors should proactively help you stay ahead of changing regulations

Find out why retirement plan sponsors and business owners should review current retirement plans to identify obligations under this new regulation.

Speaker: Mary Rosen, J.D., Associate Regional Director, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration

Cost per person:

CBIA members, $15; nonmembers, $50

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