7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Networking and Breakfast
As a monthly networking and seminars event, the Morning Mingle is a vital component in the Greater New Haven Chamber's array of benefits. These events offer the opportunity for business people from both large and small companies, representing almost every facet of their organizations, to come together for networking and educational programming.
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Council Seminars
Seminars at the Morning Mingle:
Health Care Council - Healthy Employees Are Good For Business
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Panel: Dr. Marie M. Spivey, EDD, RN, MPA Health & Equity, LLC - Consultant
Michael Devlin, Director of Grants and Initiatives, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation
Gregory Makoul, PhD, MS, Founder and CEO, PatientWisdom
Moderator: Paul Bartosic, Director of Sales, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
If you offer health insurance, does that mean all of your employees have adequate resources to be healthy? Are there affordable opportunities for everyone? Chances are no! This engaging panel will discuss "health equity" and how employers can help identify opportunities to improve the health of their employees and their families. We will discuss how to recognize inequities, where to get answers, how to offer alternatives...all of which helps build stronger, healthier organizations. The end result is a healthier bottom line!
Who should attend? Business owners, senior managers, HR executives and any executive engaged in setting policy for your organization.
Small Business Council- Marketing Quality Management
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Presenter: Charles Reese, President of Accelerated Achievements
The scrutiny of process and management measures has brought not only quality, but predictability and efficiency for businesses and their customers. Yet when the same question of predictability and efficiency are posed to the marketing side of the house, business owners are slow to answer. This session explores why managers treat sales and marketing differently, viable models for marketing process, and how to take a more objective look at marketing performance. The goal is that participants leave with ideas for growing accountability and productivity in the front office.
Energy Roundtable An Overview of Connecticut Small Business Energy Efficiency Programs and How to get Started
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Dennis O'Connor, Small Business Program Administrator, UIL Holdings Corporation
Patrick McDonnell, Sr. Director of Conservation and Load Management, UIL Holdings Corporation
Rich Cardita, Chief Commercial Officer, JK Energy Solutions
Moderator: Bruce McDermott, Partner at Murtha Cullina
Whatever type of business or organization you have, Connecticut’s Small Business Energy Efficiency Programs can help you cut energy costs and put those savings back into your business/organization. This is a unique program that allows qualifying companies to accomplish energy efficiency with no upfront out of pocket dollars. Companies can pay the cost in their energy bill from savings.
This panel will get you started in identifying energy efficiency strategies for your facility and discuss the various funding resources that make energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades an easy decision. Come learn how to take the first step in maximizing the benefits of state’s energy efficiency programs.