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    UPCOMING WEB EVENTS

    Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10am EST

    2020 Election Forum Series: Part Four

    In partnership with other regional chambers of commerce, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce will host a series of legislative election forums covering the entire Greater New Haven region. The online election forums will feature candidates from the state legislature and will be focused on topics relevant to business today, like Recovery from COVID, COVID restrictions on small business, state budget, Taxes, Transportation, Workforce, and Social Justice Reform.

    This part features candidates from New Haven.

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    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 10am EST

    Tech Council

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    PAST WEB EVENTS:

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 3:00pm EST

    226th Annual Meeting & Annual Business Leadership Awards

    The 226th Annual Meeting of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce was postponed in April due to COVID-19. Since the pandemic hit, the business community has faced the pandemic by innovating, responding to changing customer demands, protecting the health of customers and employees, making difficult decisions, and ultimately preserving through historic conditions. Combining the Annual Meeting with our Annual Awards, we will use this virtual event to recognize the determination and resilience of our business community. It includes an update on the State of the Chamber, the election of new board members for the GNHCC board of directors, including recently elected Vice-Chair Howard K. Hill, the presentation of the Corporate Heritage Award, to the University of New Haven, as it celebrates 100 years of service.

    This year's online event will feature a conversation with Yale New Haven Health CEO, Marna Borgstrom. The Annual Business Leadership Awards component of the program will recognize individuals and businesses that have exhibited exceptional leadership skills and are active in the business community. We will honor businesses in the following categories: Technology & Innovation, Small Business, Community Partnership, Legislative Leader, Diversity & Inclusion Leadership, and our Chamber Volunteer of the Year.

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    Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 8:30am EST

    2020 Election Forum Series: Part Three

    In partnership with other regional chambers of commerce, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce will host a series of legislative election forums covering the entire Greater New Haven region. The online election forums will feature candidates from the state legislature and will be focused on topics relevant to business today, like Recovery from COVID, COVID restrictions on small business, state budget, Taxes, Transportation, Workforce, and Social Justice Reform.

    This part features candidates from Wallingford & North Haven.

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    Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 10am EST

    2020 Election Forum Series: Part Two

    In partnership with other regional chambers of commerce, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce will host a series of legislative election forums covering the entire Greater New Haven region. The online election forums will feature candidates from the state legislature and will be focused on topics relevant to business today, like Recovery from COVID, COVID restrictions on small business, state budget, Taxes, Transportation, Workforce, and Social Justice Reform.

    This part features candidates from Branford, Guilford, North Branford, & Madison.

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    Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 10am EST

    Creating Welcoming Culture, Workplace & Environment for People with Disabilities

    This webinar will feature a discussion about creating a welcoming culture, disability employment, and workplace law and practice to honor Disability Employment Awareness Day.

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    Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 8:30am EST

    2020 Election Forum Series: Part One

    In partnership with other regional chambers of commerce, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce will host a series of legislative election forums covering the entire Greater New Haven region. The online election forums will feature candidates from the state legislature and will be focused on topics relevant to business today, like Recovery from COVID, COVID restrictions on small business, state budget, Taxes, Transportation, Workforce, and Social Justice Reform.

    This part features candidates from Milford, Orange, & West Haven.

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    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 8am EST

    Developments in State and Federal Employment Laws: How will this affect employers and individuals returning to work & school?

    This event will address current developments in state and federal employment law affecting employers as people return to work and school.

    While relevant issues continue to develop on a daily basis, we will discuss recent executive orders such as the travel advisories, face mask requirements, and the workers' compensation rebuttable presumption, as well as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Other updates will address minimum wage, sexual harassment training requirements, and paid FMLA.

    View Recording Here

     

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 10am EST

    Si Se Puede: Hispanic Progress Through Business & Political Power 

    The panel will discuss Hispanic American experiences, information, trends, data and other relevant information related to Hispanic American Business, Political and Social Progress. 

    View Recording Here

     

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 10am EST

    Honest to Greatness: Transform Your Life and Business with Strategic Brutal Honesty

    In this fun, high-energy keynote that shatters your comfort zone, Inc. 5000 entrepreneur and TEDx speaker, Peter Kozodoy, helps leaders use strategic brutal honesty to achieve transformational outcomes in business and in life. Using case studies, profound stories, and tactical plans from his award-winning book, Honest to Greatness, Peter will rapidly shift you into "honest alignment: with who you really are, what you really want, and what you must do to move your business forward and achieve greatness. 

    In this keynote you will learn:

    • How to use strategic brutal honesty to improve your sales, marketing, recruiting, and more
    • The simple, 2-question techniques to shake off the self-limiting BS that prevents us from success, and
    • How to use honesty like a Jedi mind-trick to spark creativity, resolve interpersonal conflicts, and become a more effective and empowered leader. 

    View Recording Here

     

    Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10am EST

    The Value of Access & Partnerships Between Suppliers and Minority & Women Business Enterprises

    Join our Diversity & Inclusion Council, as we discuss the value of creating authentic partnerships around supplier diversity pipeline for Suppliers and Minority Business Enterprises and how to create conditions for access and procurement. We will inform our audience on how New England Minority Supplier Development Council can assist businesses. 

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    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 8am EST

    Brain Health and the Latest Alzheimer's Research: What you can do today to reduce your risk of developing dementia.

    We'll delve into the difficult choices around K-12 education: What the options are, and how the state and districts are preparing. For years, researchers did not talk about brain health. We now have evidence that incorporating certain lifestyle interventions can help reduce your risk of developing dementia. In this Councils & Conversation, we will hear the very latest in brain health research from Alzheimer's Association, learn about science and advancements happening at Yale and find out how a brain health clinical trial actually operates. 

    View Recording Here

     

    Tuesday, August 18, 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.

    Sponsored by Strategic Spaces, who is partnering with GNHCC to produce this webinar.  

    View Recording Here

     

    Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10am EST

    Growing New Haven's Innovation Ecosystems - Learn About the New Haven Innovation Collaborative and Upcoming Grants

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    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.

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    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 8am EST  ***Our Monthly Councils & Conversation Event***

    Adapating 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

    Legislative 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.

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    Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10am EST

    Leadership Greater New Haven presents: Resiliency Train

    More to come on this informative session from Dale Carnegie!

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    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. 

    View Recording Here

     

    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

    View Recording Here 

     

    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.

     
     

    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 EST

    New Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program
    We'll review the new changes with a panel of experts. 
     

     

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10am EST

    A Conversation with State Senators
    We'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 EST

    Restructuring Your Physical Work Spaces with Safety and New Guidelines in Mind
    With 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:
    • 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
    Sponsored by our Community Information Partner, Pat Munger Constructionwho is partnering with GNHCC to produce this timely webinar. 
     

     

    Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10am EST

    Understanding 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 Determination
    The 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 EST

    Tech Council presented by Comcast Business: Making the Best of the Home Office
    Learn 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 EST

    Reopening: Legal Liability  
    A 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 Owners
    View Recording Here 11am   Hair Salons & Barber Shops
    View Recording Here 12pm   Restaurants & Outdoor Dining

     

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 1:30pm EST

    SBA Regional Director, Wendell Davis 
    Join 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 EST

    Diversity and Inclusion Council - Support for Minority Owned Businesses During the Pandemic 
    This 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 EST

    Preparing for the Reopening
    Many 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 EST

    Q&A with Greater New Haven and Quinnipiac Chambers
    Ask your questions of the Chamber staff. We'll field questions regarding the stimulus programs, reopening, and other topics.

     

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 10am EST

    Workforce Issues During the Corona Virus
    We 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 Communities
    Hear 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 EST
    A Conversation with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro
    Updates on the federal response and Congressional action including incentive programs for businesses. 

    Sponsored by our Community Information Partner and provider of Personal Protective Equipment (masks, etc.), FRESH CONCEPTS, who is partnering with GNHCC to produce this webinar.   

    View Recording Here

     

    Friday, April 24, 2020 at 10am EST

    Q&A with The Chambers 

    This 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.

    View Recording Here

     

    Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 10am EST

    Business & Property Contracts in the Coronavirus Crisis 
    We 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 EST

    Planning for the Reopen - Best Practices from Businesses that are Open
    As 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 EST
    Navigating Corona Virus for CT Local Businesses
    Webinar 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
    • 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

    View Recording Here

     
    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10am EST
    Inside the State's Virus Response – CT's Chief Operating Officer Josh Geballe
    In 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.
     

     

    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

    View Recording Here

     

    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. 

    View Recording Here 

    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

    Download Presentation            View Recording Here

     

    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.

    View Recording Here

     

    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. 

    View Recording Here

    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

    Download Presentation               View Recording Here

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 10:00am EST
    Navigating the Coronavirus Threat in the Restaurant, Hospitality, & Retail Industries
    Topics we expect to cover:
    • HR/Unemployment
    • Employee support
    • SBA loans
    • Taxes 
    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  

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