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Education Committee

Committee typically meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9:00-10:00 a.m., at The Bakker Agency, 302 West Main Street, Suite 206, Avon


Education Committee 2020/2021

(back row l-r): Peggy Bakker (co-chair) - PMB Consulting | Margaret McCarthy - U.S. Wealth Management/Tim McCarthy, CPA | Joanne Beers - Avon Dollars For Scholars | Janina Cummings - Shear Wellness Salon & Spa
(front row l-r): Dennis Frosolone -
Voice New England | Vic Bible - IFFS Eldercare Consultants | Kevin Colvin (co-chair) - Keller Williams Realty/The Colvin Group | Michael Mezheritskiy - Milestone Asset Management Group
[missing: Gena Hamilton -
Exact Digital Media]

 

Members:

Margaret Bakker
co-chair
PMB Consulting
Kevin Colvin
co-chair
Keller Williams Realty/The Colvin Group
Joanne Beers Avon Dollars for Scholars
Vic Bible IFFS Eldercare Consultants
Janina Cummings Shear Wellness Salon & Spa
Bruce Deckert Today Magazine
Dennis Frosolone TBA
Gena Hamilton Exact Digital Media
Michael Mezheritskiy Milestone Asset Management Group
David Olchowski Acadia ActionCOACH

 RECENT PROGRAMS


June 24, 2021 --- Making Your Marketing Dollars Work For You
presented by:  Dan Callahan | Acadia ActionCOACH
As Part of the Avon/Canton Chamber of Commerce collaboration in support of the Avon Free Public Library Business Center

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May 20, 2021 --- The Power of Possitivity: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunties
presented by:  Chip Janiszewski | Happiness & Success GPS
As Part of the Avon/Canton Chamber of Commerce collaboration in support of the Avon Free Public Library Business Center

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April 22, 2021 --- Don't Be A Zoombie: Virtual Etiquette & Presentation Skills
presented by:  Dana Culligan, Director National Team Development | Tocara Jewelry
As Part of the Avon/Canton Chamber of Commerce collaboration in support of the Avon Free Public Library Business Center

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March 18, 2021 --- 6 Steps To A Better Business
presented by:  David Olchowski, Firm Owner/Certified Business Coach | Acadia ActionCOACH
As Part of the Avon/Canton Chamber of Commerce collaboration in support of the Avon Free Public Library Business Center

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February 18, 2021 --- Introduction to QuickBooks Online
presented by:  Jeanine Longfritz, Director | Nathan Accounting Group
As Part of the Avon/Canton Chamber of Commerce collaboration in support of the Avon Free Public Library Business Center

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January 21, 2021 --- Impacts of Dementia Caregiving on the Workplace: Solutions for Caregivers and Employers
presented by:  Kathy Subasic, PhD, OTR/L, ECHM. CAPS | Forever Home
As Part of the Avon/Canton Chamber of Commerce collaboration in support of the Avon Free Public Library Business Center

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November 19, 2020 --- Returning To Work In Connecticut
presented by:  John Shea, Esq. | JacksonLewis P.C.
As Part of the Avon Chamber of Commerce collaboration in support of the Avon Free Public Library Business Center

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September 22, 2020 --- Trademarks: Choosing, Searching & Registering Brand Names, Logos & Slogans
presented by:  Jamie Sternberg, Esq. | Saunders & Silverstein LLP
As Part of the Avon Chamber of Commerce collaboration in support of the Avon Free Public Library Business Center

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August 25, 2020 --- Writing A Winning Resume In Today's Hiring Landscape
presented by:  Bree Gurin | Creative Resumes and Business Writing
As Part of the Avon Chamber of Commerce collaboration in support of the Avon Free Public Library Business Center

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July 28, 2020 --- Creative Is King
presented by:  Gena Hamilton | Exact Digital Media
As Part of the Avon Chamber of Commerce collaboration in support of the Avon Free Public Library Business Center

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March 31, 2020 --- Demystifying Digital Media
presented by:  Gena Hamilton Exact Digital Media
As Part of the Avon Chamber of Commerce collaboration in support of the Avon Free Public Library Business Center

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April 23, 2019 --- Dial Up Your Business | How Today's Telecommunications Solutions Can Help You Better Connect With Your Customer
presented by:  Dennis Frosolone | Voice New England
hosted by:  Peter M. Bakker Agency

Presentation

 


February 23, 2017  So You Think You Know SEO Class


November 8, 2016 --- Social Media 101
presented by:  Amy Jock | Chelsea Groton Bank
hosted by:  Avon Health Center

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October 27, 2016 --- Re-Branding For Business
presented by:  Amy Jock | Chelsea Groton Bank
hosted by:  Peter M. Bakker Agency

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June 2, 2016 --- Everything You Wanted To Know About Email      Marketing But Were Afraid To Ask
hosted by:  Avon Health Center
presented by:  Heather Jackson, Regional Development Director of

 


May 10, 2016 --- How To Market To An Aging Population
hosted by:  Peter M. Bakker Agency
November 6, 2014 --- Why Should I Market To An Aging Population
hosted by:  Golf Club of Avon

presented by:  Vic Bible | IFFS Eldercare Consultants

 


April 12, 2016 --- ReferenceUSA Demonstration
hosted by:  Avon Free Public Library
presented by: TJ Pridell of


 


November 13, 2014 --- Using The Cloud To Help Your Business
presented by:  Michael Mezheritskiy | Milestone Asset Management Group
hosted by:  Peter M. Bakker Agency

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October 2, 2014 --- Does Your Business Need A Healthcare Plan -- What You Need To Know
April 25, 2014; November 1, 2013 --- What Does the Affordable Care Act Really Mean for My Business
presented by:  Sharon Freilich | Pullman & Comley, LLC
hosted by:  Peter M. Bakker Agency

April 25 2014 Presentation (in two parts)
 First Half  and  Second Half


 


September 24, 2013 AND March 27, 2014 --- Talk to the Town-Doing Business in Avon
presented by:  Brandon Robertson-Avon Town Manager | Steve Kushner-Director of Planning and Community Development/Zoning Enforcement Officer | Harry DerAsadourian-Town Assessor | Jamie DiPace-Fire Marshal (3/27/2014 program)
hosted by:  Avon Free Public Library

 


August 19 & 20, 2013 AND April 29, 2014 --- Professional Headshots for LindedIn
photography by:  Amber Jones | Studio Pura
hair and make up by:  Shear Artistry Day Spa & Salon

 
Members that took part in our April 2014 session are
(Top Row l-r): Melissa Saint of Stokes Painting Services, Charlie Mayer of Data 2000, Peg Mayer of Howard L. Page & Co., Danette Brown of The Residence at BrooksideAnne Boychuk of The Residence at Brookside
(2nd Row l-r): Vic Bible of IFFS Eldercare Consultants, Ketil Osland of Guaranty Federal Financial Corporation, ??? of ???, Philip Havens of Havens Home Inspection, Nancy Ford of The Goddard School
(3rd Row l-r): Ann August of Senior Transitions CT, Bruce Sayward of Sayward Companies, Monica Katzen of Mind My Life, Spiros Vellios of Seniors Job Bank-Avon, Macil Stang of Arden Courts of Avon
(Bottom Row l-r): Jean Foisie of TravelVision, Ellen Cazzetta of The Human Resource Consulting Group

 
Members that took part in our August 2013 sessions are
(Top Row l-r): Pamela Martin of My Connection Direct, Janina Cummings of Shear Artistry Day Spa & Salon, Sylvia & Kevin Colvin of Keller Williams Realty/The Colvin Group, Robin DiNicola of Simsbury Bank
(Bottom Row l-r): Jamie Stafslien of Complete Technology Resources, Siobhan Becker of Valpak, Rachel Short of The Sewing Loft of Avon, Sandy Young of Waste Material Trucking


September 17, 2013 --- Microsoft Excel 2010 for Business-Creating a Good Worksheet and Tips for Beginners to Intermediate Users
presented by:  Bruce Shein | Avon Executive Offices
hosted by:  Farmington Woods Golf Club

 
(l-r): John Yates of Connecticut Kitchen & Bath Studio, Suzy Tremaine of Arden Courts of Avon, Sandy Young of Waste Material Trucking, Anne Boychuk of The Residence at Brookside, and instructor Bruce Shein of Avon Executive Offices


August 14, 2013 --- Golf Demystified for Women in Business
hosted by:  Farmington Woods Golf Club

 
(l-r): Sarah Stevenson of Verizon Wireless, Margi Jakubowski of Robert Hensley & Associates, George DeVita, PGA, Director of Golf at Farmington Woods Golf Club, Sylvia Colvin of Keller Williams Realty, Claudia Rucci of The Decor Advantage, Jill Brandon of Robert Hensley & Associates


 

 

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