February 26, 2016

Mary Beth Nelsen, The Right Resource

Get Money: Develop Your Staff

How would you like a good chunk of change to help you develop your staff’s skills?

The State of Connecticut Department of Labor is eager to help you train your team and stay competitive.

I am happy to tell our clients they may be eligible for reimbursement of 50% of training costs from $5,000 up to $100, 000 through the Department of Labor’s State Incumbent Worker Training Program. 

February 18, 2016

Bob Abbate, Bob Abbate Marketing

Billboard Hits and Fails

I have the honor to serve on the Marketing Committee of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council. During a recent committee meeting, one of my colleagues suggested that we should consider running a billboard campaign to encourage Bridgeport area businesses to join the BRBC. By the end of that meeting we had secured space on a few billboards, and were well on our way to crafting the message. Here are the boards that are now up and running in the Bridgeport area:


 February 5, 2016

Jon Sinish, Sinish Marketing Communications

7 Ways to Ease Into This Wednesday's Business After Hours at People's United Bank 

Networking – such as the BRBC's Big Business After Hours event at People's United Bank this Wednesday – is a prime place for you to find more business contacts and create more partnerships for your business.

Here are a few observations I have gathered to help you expand your circle of contacts at the event.

1. Enjoy yourself and the sociability of the event. Everyone wears name tags. Read them to help identify people you want to talk with. Or just ask!

2. Be ready to focus on actively listening to others and participate in group conversations.

3. Be yourself.

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