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Middlesex County Business to Business Expo - MONDAY

Middlesex County Business to Business Expo-MONDAY

Chandler Howard, Chairman of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, announced that the 2012 Middlesex County Business to Business Expo will be held on Monday, November 26, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Cromwell. 

The Expo will be open to the general public from 10:30 AM until 3:00 PM and will re-open from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM for an Executive Evening event open to members of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce. 

Expo Co-Chairs Pamela Luchka and Brian Armet noted, “While Hurricane Sandy may have changed our original plans, we are still very excited for another terrific Middlesex County Business to Business Expo on November 26th.”

This all day Expo will once again feature many special events including The Middlesex County Career Fair.

The career fair, a key part of the 2012 Middlesex County Business to Business Expo, will run from 10:00 AM until 2:30 PM.  The event is sponsored by the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, the Connecticut Department of Labor, and Workforce Alliance. 

The Middlesex County Career Fair will have over 50 companies in attendance which is very important due to the high number of people looking for work.  I want to thank the Connecticut Department of Labor and Workforce Alliance for their support of this event.

A Health Care Reform Breakfast Meeting, sponsored by Comcast Business Class, will begin at 7:45 A.M., and will end at 9:30 A.M.  The program will focus on where we are headed now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act.  A distinguished panel of experts will provide valuable information for businesses as they prepare for full implementation of the law.  Cost is $17.00 for Chamber members and $25.00 for non-members.   

Panelists:

  • Kevin Counihan, Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange
  • Arthur “Buddy” McDowell, Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Middlesex Hospital
  • Lynn Giroux, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Essex Savings Bank
  • Matthew Wiggin – Head of Business Communications, Aetna
  • Dan Cave – President and CEO, Nurtur
  • Margaret Flinter, Senior Vice President and Clinical Director, Community Health Center

Moderator:  Art Tanner, Principal, Noank Consulting Group

The Chamber’s first ever Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon, also sponsored by Comcast Business Class, will begin at 11:30 A.M., and will feature guest speaker, Commissioner Catherine Smith, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.  The Small Business of the Year Awards program is designed to recognize the dedication, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit displayed by Connecticut's small businesses. 

The 2012 Small Business of the Year Award winners:

Make a Difference Award – “Shoot for the Stars”

Crowne Plaza Cromwell

Business of the Year Award (1-30 Employees)

gener8or communications and the Studios of Moving Pictures, Middletown

Business of the Year Award (31+ Employees)

Lorensen Auto Group

Minority Business of the Year Award

Advanced Copy Technologies, Inc., Cromwell – Cindy Gondek

Business Growth & Expansion Award

Jarvis Products Corp., Middletown

Hometown Main Street Business of the Year

NoRA Cupcake Company, Middletown

This year’s Expo will also include a Health and Wellness Fair which will run from 10:30 AM until 3:00 PM for the general public, and 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM for members of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce.  The Health and Wellness Fair, sponsored by Middlesex Hospital and Aetna Inc., is a great way to promote better health in your life and in your company.   

The Middlesex Business to Business Expo Health and Wellness Fair will feature:

•Flu Vaccination Clinic (Cost Still To Be Determined, Most Insurance Accepted)

•Blood Pressure Screenings

•Cholesterol Screenings

•Bone Density Testing

•Reiki

•Reflexology (Hands Only)

•Chair Massage

Important Information will also be available on:

•Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

•Sleep Disorders

•Rehabilitation

•Diabetes

•Adult and Pediatric Asthma

•Weight Management for Children

•Chronic Heart Failure

•Smoking Cessation

All Services Are Free Unless Otherwise Noted.

The 2012 Middlesex County Business to Business EXPO Sponsors:

Title Sponsor: Comcast Business Class

Platinum Sponsors: Advanced Copy Technologies, Inc., Aetna Inc., Chamber Insurance Trust, Crowne Plaza Cromwell, Northeast Utilities, People’s United Bank, Tower Laboratories Ltd.

Gold Sponsors: Ameriben Alliance, LLC, Associated Medical, Inc, Bank of America, Beacon Retiree Benefits Group, Community Renewal Team, TD Bank, The Mattabassett District, U.S. Small Business Administration

Silver Sponsors: A&A Office Systems, DATTCO, Inc, Pratt & Whitney

Bronze Sponsors: A Second Chance CPR & First Aid Training, Arborview Dental Care, Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park, Dutch Oil Company, Executive Offices, Harriet Amanda Chapman, Inc, Lyman Orchards, PrimePay, LLC, Suburban Stationers, Inc., The Durham Manufacturing Company, and The Entrepreneur's Source.

Please visit www.middlesexchamberevents.com for more information. 

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