UPCOMING WEB EVENTS
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10am EST
Back to School? What will K-12 look like in September?
We'll delve into the difficult choices around K-12 education: What the options are, and how the state and districts are preparing.
PAST WEB EVENTS:
Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10am EST
Growing New Haven's Innovation Ecosystems - Learn About the New Haven Innovation Collaborative and Upcoming Grants
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10am EST
Take Advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program --- There's Still Time!
Funding is still available for businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program. Since it was first launched, the rules have changed significantly. There is more flexibility and the deadline to apply has been extended. If you have not already used the program, it's worth taking a second look. Join us for our webinar with a panel of experts. We'll review the new rules and walk you through the application process.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 8am EST ***Our Monthly Councils & Conversation Event***
Adpating HR to the COVID-19 Workplace: Pivoting, Praising, Protecting
Now’s the time to be hyper-focused on your staff. We’ll take a look at examples of how to inventory your human assets to see how your existing skill sets can help you pivot in the COVID-19 environment; examples of meaningful and low-cost ways to acknowledge the extraordinary contributions of your staff; and examples of best practices to protect your employees AND your customers.
Special recognition to the Nonprofit Resources and Human Resource Councils for making this webinar possible!
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10am EST
Legistalve Forum: A Conversation with State Representatives
We will be joined by a group of legislators from the state house of representatives to discuss the many issues facing the state and an upcoming special session.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10am EST
Leadership Greater New Haven presents: Resiliency Train
More to come on this informative session from Dale Carnegie!
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10am EST
Technology Council, presented by Comcast Business: Remote Working & Cyber Security
The move to remote work has opened up more cyber vulnerabilities. Listen to ways you can protect yourself.
Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10am EST
I take PRIDE in My Business
This webinar will focus on the history of PRIDE movement as well as the current state of affairs within the LGBTQ business community during COVID-19, local, state and national public policy that impacts the workforce and the business climate, discrimination as well as opportunities and business support.
- Lauren Tagliatela, Chief Community Officer, Canal Crossing at Whitneyville West
- Patrick Dunn, Executive Director, New Haven Pride Center
- John Vincent Pica-Sneeden, President & CEO, Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
- Erick Russell, Esq., Attorney, Pullman & Comley, LLC
Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10am EST
Where We Stand on the Virus - Updates on Protecting Your Employees & Customers and Testing
We'll hear from a panel of experts about Connecticut's health status and how we will continue to navigate the pandemic.
- Josh Geballe, Chief Operating Officer, State of Connecticut
- Steven Choi, MD, FAAAP, Chief Quality Officer & Associate Dean for Clinical Quality; Vice President & Chief Quality Officer, Yale New Haven Health System
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 8am EST ***Our Monthly Councils & Conversation Event***
Phase 2: Restaurants, Retail, & Hospitality: Navigating the Menu of Changes
We'll hear from a panel of businesses about the plan for navigating phase 2 of the reopen, how to help consumers eat local and shop local, safely.Sponsored by Gaylord Specialty Health Care
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10am EST
Economic Diversity & Inclusion: From Lip Service To Action
This special webinar is in honor of Juneteenth. It’s the goal of the Chamber's Diversity & Inclusion Council to have a direct, honest and solution focused discussion on how to bring about economic and diversity inclusion and highlight past experiences, trends, data and organization best practices to educate business leaders.Panelists:• Karen DuBois-Walton, Ph.D., Executive Director, Housing Authority of the City of New Haven• Carlton Highsmith, Business Leader, Philanthropist, Humanitarian, Chairman & Founder of ConnCAT• Donald Sawyer III, Ph.D, VP for Equality & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Quinnipiac University• Shawn Wooden, State Treasurer, State of Connecticut
Friday, June 12, 2020 at 10:30am ESTNew Changes to the Paycheck Protection ProgramWe'll review the new changes with a panel of experts.
Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10am ESTA Conversation with State SenatorsWe'll have CT State Senators Martin Looney, Len Fasano, Gary Winfield, Christine Cohen, and George Logan available to answer your questions on a variety of topics...from COVID-19 relief efforts and business resources to discussions on current events.
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10am ESTRestructuring Your Physical Work Spaces with Safety and New Guidelines in MindWith Connecticut reopening, there are guidelines to follow for physical work spaces. We will bring together a panel of experts including an architect and furniture experts to discuss how to reconfigure your space in order to keep customers and employees safe.Panelists include:
Sponsored by our Community Information Partner, Pat Munger Construction, who is partnering with GNHCC to produce this timely webinar.
- Mark Nisbett, President & CEO, People, Places and Spaces, LLC
- Karin Patriquin, President, Patriquin Architects
- Michael Schaffer, Commercial Real Estate, CA White, Inc.
- Dawn Tofil-Monde, Sr. VP Strategic Accounts/Client Services, Red Thread
Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10am ESTUnderstanding Loan Forgiveness with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)The federal government has issued new guidance as to how to apply for forgiveness with loans made through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). We will have a panel of experts join us to answer your questions.
Wed, May 27, 2020 at 8:30am EST ***OUR MONTHLY COUNCILS & CONVERSATION EVENT***Mental Health Awareness During COVID 19: Back to Work with Courage, Compassion, and DeterminationThe focus will be on helping employers and employees recognize, cope, and navigate through the stresses of COVID 19. Attendees will learn how to be mindful and aware of how all people have been affected in different ways during this pandemic.
Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10am ESTTech Council presented by Comcast Business: Making the Best of the Home OfficeLearn about the different video platforms, pros and cons, for working remotely as well as solutions to make your meetings more interactive.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10am ESTReopening: Legal LiabilityA panel of attorneys discusses legal liability issues associated with operating during the pandemic and ways you can protect your business.
Friday, May 15, 2020 ***Webinar Series at 10am, 11am, and 12pm EST***Together New Haven - Business Reopening (New Haven Businesses)The City of New Haven's Economic Development Administration and Health Department, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, and the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven will conduct a webinar covering the specific protocols for each business sector that may re-open on May 20. We will have details later in the week.View Recording Here 10am Commercial Office OwnersView Recording Here 11am Hair Salons & Barber ShopsView Recording Here 12pm Restaurants & Outdoor Dining
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 1:30pm ESTSBA Regional Director, Wendell DavisJoin local Chambers of Commerce for a discussion and Q&A with SBA Regional Director, Wendell Davis. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 10am ESTDiversity and Inclusion Council - Support for Minority Owned Businesses During the PandemicThis is an opportunity to learn and ask questions of experienced business leaders about ongoing federal, state, and local programs designed to help businesses recover from the economic challenges posed by the COVID pandemic. We will discuss targeted resources available and heighten awareness of many established organizations available to assist minority-owned businesses in the community. Knowledge is power.
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 10am ESTPreparing for the ReopeningMany businesses will be allowed to reopen on May 20th. What do you need to do now to be prepared to reopen in the next few weeks? Listen to our panel of experts to get ideas and hear best practices for restaurants, retail, and offices. We'll also hear about techniques for doing sales during this downturn and educational opportunities to retool your skill set.
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 10am ESTQ&A with Greater New Haven and Quinnipiac ChambersAsk your questions of the Chamber staff. We'll field questions regarding the stimulus programs, reopening, and other topics.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 10am ESTWorkforce Issues During the Corona VirusWe will cover all issues from unemployment, shared work programs and workforce retraining.Sponsored by our Community Information Partner, AMS Practice Management , who is partnering with GNHCC to produce this important webinar.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 8am EST ***OUR MONTHLY COUNCILS & CONVERSATION EVENT***We're All In This Together: Collaborations to build Stronger, Inclusive CommunitiesHear from business leaders about how collaborations and community support have made, and can make a positive impact during the virus and beyond.Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10am ESTA Conversation with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 10am EST
Q&A with The ChambersThis session will give you an opportunity to ask your questions with the Chamber staff -- we'll be discussing everything surrounding the virus, form the federal stimulus to how to keep your business open. We want to hear from you. If we don't have the answer, we'll pursue it. We will also be joined by a representative from the Connecticut Small Business Development Center. This is also an opportunity for you to vent your frustrations and concerns. This webinar is a service of the Greater New Haven and Quinnipiac Chambers of Commerce.
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 10am ESTBusiness & Property Contracts in the Coronavirus CrisisWe will be joined by local attorneys to discuss force majeure clauses, leases, and other contract disputes that have arisen in this crisis.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 11am ESTPlanning for the Reopen - Best Practices from Businesses that are OpenAs the conversation begins to move towards reopening, hear from business managers and owners of businesses, that are open, and learn what they are doing differently to run their businesses, while maintaining safety and social distancing.This webinar is sponsored by AMS Practice Management who is partnering with GNHCC to bring this important webinar.Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 1pm ESTNavigating Corona Virus for CT Local BusinessesWebinar Hosted By: Bob Duff, Senate Majority Leader CT | Mike DeLuca, Publisher of Hearst CT Media Group | Garrett Sheehan, President of New Haven Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10am ESTInside the State's Virus Response – CT's Chief Operating Officer Josh GeballeIn this session you will hear from CT's Chief Operating Officer, Josh Geballe, who is leading the state's response to the Coronavirus. Hear when and how the state will open. You will have an opportunity to ask questions.
- Gain valuable insights and advice from our distinguished panel of experts on critical topics, including: PPP Small Business Loan Program, Government Aid, Employment Law Best Practices, Marketing Relief Programs, and more.
- Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions live or send follow up questions to our panelists
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 10am EST
Working From Home – How to Run Effective Virtual Meetings
In our shared ‘new normal’ environment, the reality of virtual meetings is upon us. It’s not a luxury anymore; it’s a necessity. Whether you’re a novice or have used virtual meeting technology before, this webinar will equip attendees with information about how to plan, host, and execute effective virtual meetings that run smoothly and connect with the audience. Learn how to enhance your brand, build your business, and break through the lens! Additionally, you'll learn the pros and cons of various virtual meeting technologies available in the marketplace.
Hear from these panelists:
Chris Bartlett, CEO, GEM Advertising
Hans Hanson, Founder, CollegeLogic and Zoom Super User
Pat Lore, Host, Journalist, Video Coach, Pat Lore.com
Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 10am EST
Q&A with Greater New Haven and Quinnipiac Chambers of Commerce
This session will give you an opportunity to ask your questions with Chamber staff. We'll be discussing everything surrounding the virus - from the federal stimulus to how to keep your business open. We want to hear from you. If we don't have the answer, we'll pursue it. We'll be joined by a representative from the Connecticut Small Business Development Center.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 10am EST
Adapting Your Business Strategy to Meet Customer Needs During A Crisis
Join Paolo Romanacci, Hearst Media, to learn about ways to adapt your business during a crisis. Topics covered will include:
- How to survive / thrive in the current environment - adjusting your business model along changing customer needs.
- Pay it Forward Strategies to position your business as a community leader which will provide short-term gains and long-term opportunities
- Effective messaging strategies which do not sound overly opportunistic
- Super charging your e-commerce platform with an emphasis on buying online and in-store pickup, a growing trend pre-Coronavirus
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 10am EST
Accessing Stimulus Loans & Programs
Join us to hear from an experienced panel, including local bankers: James Barger, Connecticut & Massachusetts Market President, KeyBank, Jeff Klaus, Connecticut Market President, Webster Bank, and Brian Kerrigan, J.D., Advisory Partner, Whittlesey. We will discuss your questions about the stimulus funds and how to access them.
Monday, April 6, 2020 at 1pm EST
Q&A with Governor Ned Lamont & State Virus Update
Join Governor Lamont and Commissioner David Lehman to hear the latest on how the State is dealing with the Corornavirus and the impacts on business. We will be fielding questions for the Governor.
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 10:00am EST
Loans, Grants, & Fundraising: What Nonprofits Need to Know Today
During this webinar, join us to learn what every nonprofit should be aware of as we navigate these uncertain times. Panelists will highlight opportunities for nonprofits to:
- Apply for federal, State and local grants and loans
- Explore best practices for Board governance in a virtual environment
- Use The Great Give tools for fundraising
- Understand HR laws at play in the COVID 19 response environment
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 10:00am EST
Navigating the Coronavirus Threat in the Restaurant, Hospitality, & Retail Industries
Topics we expect to cover:
• Employee support
• SBA loans
View Recording Here
Monday, March 30, 2020 at 3:30pm EST
Understanding the Federal Stimulus Program
Hear from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and a panel of experts from tax, employment, and small business development. The details of the massive stimulus plan that was passed on Friday, March 27th, are still being implemented by the government. We will take a first look at the details and try to provide as much actionable information for businesses to begin the application process. We will devote a significant amount of time to your questions.
View Recording Here
View the summary of the CARES Act Here
Friday, March 27th at 10am EST
Understanding the Coronavirus - Chamber Health Care & Life Sciences Council presented by Murtha Cullina
Join Dr. Steven Choi, Vice President & Chief Quality Officer at Yale New Haven Health for a webinar about the virus. We will discuss topics including the hospital's response, what we know about the virus and how it is spread, how long the threat could last, and how to keep your employees and customers safe.
View recording here
Wednesday, March 25th at 11:00am EST
Business Town Hall U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal - Coronavirus and Federal Legislative Efforts
This webinar will address the steps the federal government will take to the economic fallout, including the current bill being negotiated in the U.S. Senate.
View recording here
Thursday, March 19th at 10am EST
Coping and Adjusting through the Virus: A Human Resources Panel
Throughout this webinar, experts will be available to answer your questions.
View recording here
Thursday, March 19th at 1pm - 2pm EST
Department of Economic and Community Development
This conference call is open to all businesses, chambers of commerce, stakeholders and other in-state partners. On this call, Governor Ned Lamont and DECD Commissioner David Lehman will share how the state is responding to the economic dimensions of this crisis.
View recording here