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Classics Book Club

What makes a book a “classic”? The writer Italo Calvino defined them this way: “A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers.” In that spirit, the Classics Book Club reads and discusses novels that have become beloved over the years, whether they’re well-known staples or under-the-radar gems. We’ll read one classic or modern classic book every other month and engage in a lively discussion about the text. If you’re looking for an excuse to read a few classic books you’ve never gotten around to, or eager to reread a book with a fresh perspective, join us in person at the Library!

This month, we’ll be reading A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr. This short, lyrical novel follows a British World War I veteran, Tom Birkin, as he searches for a renewed sense of hope after the war. In the summer of 1920, following the breakup of his marriage, Tom takes a job in a tiny, beautiful Yorkshire village to restore a newly discovered medieval mural in a church. The more time he spends with the painting and in the peaceful society of the village, the more he realizes that it is also his mind, body, and soul that need restoration. The book is a poetic, tranquil ode to the power of art, friendship, and the ordinary details of life.

Contact the library so we can reserve you a copy. Refreshments will be served. Click here to register.

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

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Tech Help for Adults

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Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
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Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
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View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
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To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
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View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
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View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
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To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
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View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
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View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
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To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
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To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
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View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Shakespeare on the Sound Summer Book Club

What does Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy Romeo and Juliet have in common with his least-known history King John? Come to the Shakespeare on the Sound’s Summer 2022 Book Club to find out.

SOS’s Director of Educational Outreach Nick Urda and Board Member John Love will answer this question and tell you lots more about Shakespeare’s little known and much undervalued history play King John, on stage at Rowayton’s Pinkney Park starting Wednesday, June 15.

Register here!

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King John for Kids (in 30 minutes)

A 30-minute devised version of Shakespeare on the Sound’s 2022 mainstage show, King John, introducing kids to the language of William Shakespeare, without dumbing it down but keeping it light, fun, and exciting! The show is appropriate for kids of all ages from 5 to 95!

Reserve a spot here!

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New Yorker Discussion Group: Spring Session

May 12 through June 30

Maybe you already have a subscription but only consistently glance at the cartoons? Or perhaps you yearn for in-depth reporting, written well without the prefab soundbites of TV news? Or you might just like to meet up with interesting individuals to talk about current events, the latest big hit on Broadway, upcoming museum exhibits worth a look all while enjoying a sip of wine and savory bites on a spring evening. If so, check out the selected articles to be discussed below. The magazine issue is on us. Pick up your copy at the library the week of May 9th!

Register here!

Selected Readings from the June 27 issue for the June 30 meeting:

  • Page 3 – The Mail (optional)
  • Page 16 – Tossed and Turned: A search for the perfect mattress by Patricia Marx
  • Page  24 – Keep Out: The case for – and against – the right to privacy by Jeannie Suk Gersen
  • Page  28 – Party Crasher: Ron DeSantis’s ambitions in Florida and beyond by Dexter Filkins
  • Page 52 – Fiction: “Mitzvah” by Etgar Keret
  • Page 55 – Books: The life of Casanova, then and now by Judith Thurman

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What Do You Want For Your Waterfront?

Norwalk ‘s Planning & Zoning Department has teamed up with Utile, an Architecture & Planning firm from Boston to help guide future land use around the Norwalk Harbor. This meeting will focus on the public feedback that has been received and the results of what land use scenarios are preferred. Some of you may have participated via the virtual social pinpoint map, in-person posters, or at the first public engagement meeting. Come see how your preferred choices transpired among others!

Register here!

Seminar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Library Giving Day 2022

#LibraryGivingDay is a one-day fundraising event with the goal of encouraging people who depend on and enjoy public libraries to donate to their individual library system. And in turn, that support will go toward the incredible programs, services and materials provided by local libraries all over the country.

Today is the fourth annual Library Giving Day – an event that gives library lovers like you a chance to elevate and support us.

Please consider clicking here throughout the day and evening to help us stay strong. Most importantly, all donations count toward helping us provide a better library for you. We’re so grateful for your appreciation and support!

SCORE Webinar: Ask an Expert – Smart Money Moves for Your Business

So you have finally started to see consistent profits. The next step is to learn money management strategies that improve your business’s cash flow.

Join us for this love Q&A session with expert presenter Justin Krane, dedicated to answering your questions.

In this webinar, we will answer questions about:

  • Pricing
  • How to set up your business to fund your personal financial life
  • Increasing your profits
  • Proactive cash flow planning

Our Presenter: Justin Krane, a Certified Financial Planner (TM) professional, is the founder of Krane Financial Solutions.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Deep Dive into LLCs – Compliance Considerations, Business Liability & Taxation

Filing an LLC provides small businesses with some of the advantages of incorporating, while preserving simplicity through minimal compliance formalities. For example, business owners who operate LLCs aren’t personally liable for business debts. But is that benefit alone enough to form an LLC for your business?

Join Nellie Akalp, CEO and Founder of CorpNet.com, for a fast-paced yet in-depth discussion about LLCs, sharing insight for your next discussion on selecting this entity for your business.

Learning Objectives:

  • The benefits of forming an LLC
  • Describe tax advantages, disadvantages, and structuring options of the LLC
  • Determine the differences between a member-managed and manager-managed LLC
  • Name the compliance requirements for LLC owners
  • Recall the steps to form an LLC

Register here!

Our Presenter: Nellie Akalp is a passionate entrepreneur, business expert, professional speaker, author, and mother of four. She is the Founder and CEO of CorpNet.com, a trusted resource and service provider for business incorporation, LLC filings, and corporate compliance services in all 50 states.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Volunteering in 2022 – How it Can Help Small Businesses Grow in Your Community

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew

In recognition of National Volunteer Month we are thrilled to have Bridget Weston, CEO of The SCORE Association and Ed Coleman, SCORE Certified Mentor and District Director, join us and share their expertise with the SCORE audience.

This webinar will discuss:

  • The importance of volunteering in the United States and the impact it has on our nation
  • The many benefits that come with volunteering
  • How volunteering with SCORE will help you, the small businesses we serve, and your community!

Register here!

One of Our Presenters: Bridget Weston is the CEO of the SCORE Association, where she provides executive leadership and works directly and collaboratively with the Board of Directors to establish the vision and direction of SCORE.

Our Other Presenter: Ed Coleman can help new and existing business in marketing, product development, supply chain management and operational and strategic planning. His background includes over 40 years’ experience in Retail and Catalog and Internet Direct Marketing businesses. This experience includes the development and execution of multi-channel marketing strategies including print, website management and development.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Social Media Strategies That Generate Results

This webinar, Certified Social & Community Manager Donna Amos, will show how entrepreneurs can use social media to grow their businesses. She will cover the most effective social media platforms for businesses, as well as the low-hanging fruit that can be used to get started quickly.

Donna will explain how to develop an effective social media strategy and how to measure the success of a campaign.

  • Here’s a taste of what she will cover:
  • Why social media is important for you and your business
  • Create a diversified range of quality content with limited time and resources
  • Build an audience and turn them into paying customers
  • Actions you can do now that will get results

Register here!

Our Presenter Donna Amos, Certified Social & Community Manager, is the Founder of Solopreneur Solutions a successful digital marketing agency with a team of six.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: How to Create a Product Pitch That Sells

Do you have a product that’s ready to go to market? Is this your year to persuade buyers to put your product in their stores or maybe you’re ready to secure an angel investment? This webinar will help you master the art of persuasion and learn how to pitch your product or business to potential investors.

In this presentation, you’ll learn the 10 P’s to success, the typical pitfalls an entrepreneur makes and how to avoid them, and the structure of the perfect pitch.

Led by the master of persuasion Dara Trujillo from MagicMakers® Group, small business owners will learn how to take their startup to stardom in this online training.

Register here!

Our Presenter: Dara Trujillo has more than 30 years of retail, traditional brick-and-mortar, theme park (Walt Disney) and TV shopping experience (HSN).

Brought to you by MagicMakers Group.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Connecting with Customers in the Digital World

It’s no secret that customers are the lifeblood of your business, and connecting with them is crucial to your long-term success. While digital channels and tools make it easier to reach a larger audience than ever before, the challenge is to make each customer experience as meaningful as the personal, human-to-human connections of the pre-digital world.

In this session, Michelle Rowe, FedEx Services Director of US Performance Marketing, shares digital marketing expertise that will benefit businesses of all types and sizes, including tips on utilizing channels such as email and social media, paid ad strategy, and the importance of personalized messaging.

You’ll learn about:

  • Online correspondence etiquette
  • Driving traffic to your website
  • Choosing the social media platforms that fit your message
  • When and how to send emails
  • Developing paid ads that convert

Register here!

Our Presenter: Michelle Rowe is Director of US Performance Marketing, leading a team of digital marketers who support all US go-to-market activities across paid digital media.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Brought to you by FedEx

The FedEx Small Business Center can help with your everyday business challenges by offering advice and guidance from a network of small-business peers and experts.

SCORE Webinar: How to Get an Investor to Chase You – Understanding the Investing Game

Building your business sometimes takes more than just smarts and hard work—it takes money. What do investors look for? Where do I find them? What are the do’s and don’ts when approaching investors? What are the upsides and downsides of taking on investment?

In this informative webinar, startup investor expert Allen Clary will break down how the investor game is played and won. Allen has directly helped dozens of startups raise capital at all levels, from small five figure checks to seven figure checks.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

The different types of investors – and which type do I need
Where to find the right investors – and how to talk to them
What investors look for and what are their turn-ons and turn-offs
Strategy to get an investor to chase you, instead of you chasing them
The most common ‘tipping point’ to get an investor to write a check

Register here!

Our Presenter: Allen Clary is an adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of South Florida and is a co-founder of the Tampa Bay Wave, one of the largest startup accelerators in the U.S. where he was a founding board member and Director of Investor Relations among other roles.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: SEO Keywords: Understanding The User’s Search Intent

To increase visitors to your website, you need to optimize your content for the right words. Analyzing keywords by intent should be the first step of your SEO Strategy. Keyword intent is the most important step of your keyword research. It helps you to meet the user’s needs better and to match your content and landing pages to their search criteria.

You will learn:

  • Understanding search intent
  • The different types of search intent: Commercial, Informational, Transactional, Navigational
  • How to identify keyword intent

Prior to the webinar: Give thought to your potential keywords and target audience

Register here!

Our Presenter: Nalini Goolsarran, founder of EdgeSpace Marketing, is passionate about transforming business practices and streamlining communications. She has a BS in Computer Information Systems and experience in IT, Project Management and Communications. Before becoming an entrepreneur, she was an Associate COO for a division of a global financial institution. She believes in the strength of her community, she regularly volunteers for organizations and causes that empower the next generation.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Startups: Failure vs Success. Avoiding the Mines, To Stay on the Road to Success

A millionaire by 29, broke two years later – losing more than most Americans make in a lifetime – Kim analyzed more than 160-thousand failed businesses, to learn why 90% of startups fail & the science to success. He rebuilt his wealth and now is a successful serial entrepreneur and angel investor – much like the “sharks” on television’s Shark Tank.

You will learn:

  • Crucial, actionable advice for both seasoned and startup owners
  • How to identify and avoid the most common failures
    • Attitude mistakes
    • Business model blunders
    • Market research missteps
    • Funding (and Death by Overfunding)
    • Product development errors
    • Organization oversights
    • Sales snafus
    • Growing pains
  • Business lessons to navigate the minefield
  • Plus, what you never saw coming!

Call to Action: Learn from those who failed – the famous, infamous, and those you never got to know! Ask the expert – at success and failure – about your business idea, or a current issue with an existing business.

Register here!

Our Presenter: Kim Hvidkjaer is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and angel investor within several industries. His experience spans entertainment, media, FMCG, hosting, SaaS, utility, and broadband industries. Hvidkjaer aptly was named one of Denmark’s “6 Rising Stars” in 2008 based on his early success, and joined Mensa “just for fun” in 2009.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Is Your Presentation Dry As Toast? How To Jazz Up Your Visual Presentations

You only get one chance to make a good first impression. If your website, PowerPoint or other visual materials come across as dull and boring, you aren’t helping yourself, or your business. This webinar will show you techniques to easily add polish to your visual materials.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to effectively add a visual image to a presentation
  • How to take advantage of templates – “Pre-canned” and self-made
  • Presentation tips and techniques

Prior to the webinar:

  • Give thought to how you currently present you and your business visually
  • Identify what you’d like to “look better”.

Register here!

Our Presenter: Bud Freund has been self-employed for 40 years. After graduating from Ithaca College, his national and international assignments were from corporate, magazine and public relations clients. He has been providing IT solutions to homes and small businesses for over 20 years. He currently teaches Technology Life Skills at King School. As a Certified SCORE Mentor, he regularly presents technology webinars and workshops throughout Fairfield County.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Classics Book Club

What makes a book a “classic”? The writer Italo Calvino defined them this way: “A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers.” In that spirit, the Classics Book Club will read and discuss novels that have become beloved over the years, which offer a rich experience to both the new reader and the re-reader. We’ll read one classic or modern classic book every other month and engage in a lively discussion about the text. If you’re looking for an excuse to read a few classics you’ve never gotten around to, or eager to reread a book with a fresh perspective, join us (virtually)!

This month, we’ll be reading the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. An instant hit when it debuted in 1959, the drama follows the fortunes of a Black family living on the South side of Chicago in the 1950s. A Raisin in the Sun explores racism, poverty, intergenerational differences, and the limits of the American Dream, all with a clear-eyed, deeply moving brilliance. It’s truly one of those works with such nuance that each reading opens up new ideas and fresh cultural relevance.

In addition, to celebrate April as National Poetry Month, we will also read and discuss the short poem “Harlem” by Langston Hughes, which A Raisin in the Sun takes its title from. Printed copies of the poem will be available at the Library along with copies of the play, and also online here.

Available on hoopla, participants can download an eAudiobook version of the book to read or listen to and physical copies are also available at the library! Please register here to get the Zoom meeting invitation. Email us at library@rowayton.org if you need assistance with your account.

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

SCORE Webinar: How to Take Advantage of Speaking Opportunities to Help Drive Business Success

There are many terrific public speaking trainers and programs designed to teach you about public speaking, but few programs that will talk to you about the business of public speaking.

As a business owner, solopreneur or consultant, you probably already know that public speaking can help drive business success and thought leadership status. Or it can BE a business, driving actual revenue. What do you need to do to make that a reality?

Bobbie Carlton, the founder of Innovation Women, Innovation Nights and Carlton PR & Marketing, will take you behind the scenes in the events and conference world. She’ll introduce you to the four different kinds of public speaking; help you assess which kind will drive your business the farthest fastest, and show you how to get yourself on the right stages (whether in-person or virtual).

You’ll learn:

  • The key business benefits of public speaking
  • How to create a foundation for public speaking?
  • What kinds of opportunities are available to you?
  • The different public speaking business models
  • How to determine the best model for you and your business?

Our Presenter Bobbie Carlton (Founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, Carlton PR & Marketing) is a speaker and serial entrepreneur. She’s the founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Growing Your Business Globally – Three Bold Women Business Owners Unearth the Hidden Gems to Taking a Business Global

What does it take to go global? It’s not one thing that propels you to success. Rather, it’s a series of things that must be done well that will get you that much closer to improving your overall growth potential and conducting business with customers the world over.

In this webinar, three experienced global women entrepreneurs: Laurel Delaney, Lena Phoenix, and Debra Dudley share successes building e-commerce sales globally, leveraging a Shark Tank experience, turning Made in USA products into a competitive advantage, and shipping worldwide – all to make the world their business.

Join this webinar to learn about:

  • Why going global is essential for companies to remain competitive
  • Being BOLD during uncertain and challenging times
  • Leveraging a Shark Tank experience created new opportunities for growth
  • Using governmental organizations can boost your global growth
  • How to get paid and ship on global deals
  • Uncovering new pockets of global growth

In partnership with Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global®.

One of Our Presenters Laurel J. Delaney (Founder and President, Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global®) is founder and president of Chicago-based GlobeTrade.com, a management consulting company that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses go global, and also serves as President of the nonprofit Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global®.

Another Presenter Debra Dudley (Founder, Oscarware) is the founder of Oscarware, a family-owned manufacturing business founded in 1989. Sensing the anything-can-be-grilled trend, Debra and her late husband, Reg Dudley, invented a new product they called “grill topper” making it possible to cook a variety of meals on an outdoor grill.

Our Last Presenter Lena Phoenix (Co-Founder and President, Feel the World, Inc.) is co-founder and president of Feel the World, Inc., makers of Xero Shoes. (www.xeroshoes.com).

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Drive Traffic to Your Website with SEO

Anyone with a website or business presence online can benefit from search engine optimization (SEO), the process of helping search engines find and display your site in search results.

Hosted by one of Google’s internal SEO experts, this workshop will give you a behind-the-scenes view into how Google approaches SEO for its own sites. You will learn practical strategies that you or your web development team can implement to help drive traffic from Google Search to your site.

In partnership with Grow with Google.

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SCORE Webinar: Comparing E-Commerce Platforms- The Criteria that Matters to Your Online Store

When starting or scaling an e-commerce business, the right commerce solution is more than an efficiency-boosting tool – it can be the key to long-term growth. With a complex market of commerce platforms to choose from, it may seem overwhelming to research, evaluate, and select the best one for your business.

In this session hosted by Ryan Kelly, VP, E-Commerce & Alliance Marketing, guest speaker Emily Pfeiffer, Senior analyst at Forrester, will share her insights on the commerce solutions category, and prepare you for your own vendor selection process. Tune in to their webinar and choose the best e-commerce platform for your business with confidence.

You’ll learn about:

  • The evolution of commerce technology, and how to think about it now
  • Major commerce providers and how they differ from each other
  • How to assemble the right players (within your org/partners) to guide your decision
  • The right questions to ask yourselves – and your potential commerce vendors
  • The rest of your commerce tech ecosystem, beyond the commerce solution itself

Brought to you by FedEx.

One of Our Presenters Emily Pfeiffer (Senior Analyst, Forrester) serves digital business strategy professionals and providers with a focus on the technology that enables commerce.

Our Other Presenter Ryan Kelly (Vice President, E-Commerce & Alliance Marketing, FedEx Services) is Vice President of E-Commerce & Alliance Marketing for FedEx Services and is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the enterprise’s global e-commerce vision.

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Marketing the e-Commerce Business

In this fast-paced, entertaining program, you will learn the right online and offline marketing strategies for an e- commerce or Web-based business, including a retail business on eBay or Amazon.

You will learn:

  • The difference between “push” and “pull” marketing
  • The four things every e-commerce business needs on its website
  • “Pay per click,” SEO, e-mail blasts, and affiliate programs (oh my)
  • Generating favorable product reviews without paying for them
  • Social media marketing strategies that actually work
  • Taking advantage of eBay’s and Amazon’s marketing resources

Our Presenter Cliff Ennico (www.cliffennico.com), a nationally recognized authority on small business legal and tax issues, is best known as the former host of MONEYHUNT, the PBS television series for entrepreneurs. He is the author of 16 books, including “The Crowdfunding Handbook: Raise Money for Your Small Business or Startup with Equity Funding Portals”, and judges business plan and elevator pitch competitions nationwide. An attorney and small business consultant based in Fairfield, CT, he has launched thousands of businesses in his 40-year career.

This event is sponsored by Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Town of Monroe Economic Development, and Edith Wheeler Memorial (Monroe) Library.

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Trusted Advisors are Valuable at Every Stage of Business

Small business owners can get stuck in the day to day, leaving them wondering why their business isn’t further along. Learn the three things every business owner should focus on at every stage of business and how trusted advisors can help you reach your goals sooner.

Small business owners can get stuck in the day to day leaving them wondering:

  • Why isn’t their business further along?
  • How long can they keep up at this pace?
  • Will they ever find the right help / guidance?

Our Presenter Maryann Croce is a business coach/speaker, a business owner since 1999, and certified in the ’90 Day Year’ performance system. Her years of experience in the banking, retail, construction, and the automotive industries make her relatable at local and national events. She admires and respects the grit and drive small business owners have, and finds working with them, sharing insights and lessons learned to help them succeed rewarding. “Business grows as owners and leaders grow.” Don’t go it alone.

This event is sponsored by Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Town of Monroe Economic Development, and Edith Wheeler Memorial (Monroe) Library.

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Packaging Tendering – How Pickup and Drop-Off Make a Difference to Your Bottom Line

You’ve given careful planning and consideration to every part of your online shopping experience and the costs associated with each one, from driving customers to your website to using a seamless checkout process, fulfilling orders efficiently and offering affordable shipping options. But your control over costs doesn’t end there – the way you package and tender each shipment can also make a difference to your bottom line.

In this session, FedEx Services Alliances Marketing Director Brian Dunagan discusses how to maximize your profits by utilizing the best method of package pickup and drop-off for each order, packaging types and services available at Retail network locations, and consultations for cost-effective packaging solutions.

You’ll learn about:

  • Drop-off at Retail and Returns services
  • On-call package pickup
  • Scheduled package pickup
  • Fees associated with pickup and how to save money with drop-off
  • The advantages of drop-off, including more hours to take and fill orders each day, and more income for you
  • Packaging services at retail networks—solutions for every type of shipment, such as sustainable packaging and customized packaging

Brought to you by FedEx.

Our Presenter Brian Dunagan is Director of Alliances Marketing for FedEx Services, responsible for all third-party retail relationships for the enterprise.

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: How to Engage your Customers and Maximize Sales Success

Join this webinar, where presenter Steve Goldstein shares innovative and creative ways to engage your customers and achieve greater sales success.

As VP of Sales for a $15 billion medical supply company, Steve will share some critical strategies and approaches that will help you become an indispensable resource for your business.

By the end of this webinar, you will:

  • Learn fresh and simple strategies you can use right away to maximize your sales success
  • Achieve greater confidence to most effectively engage your customers
  • Be challenged and driven to find a renewed focus and passion for your business

Our Presenter Steve Goldstein (Sales Success Coach, Motivational Speaker and Medical Device Sales Leader, Gold Selling LLC) is based in Chicago, is a hardcore baseball/Chicago Cubs fan, and has a passion for studying new sales techniques to make him better.

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: 2022 Small Business Marketing: The Must-Haves and Selecting the Right Must-Dos

As a small business, often with limited resources—time, people, finances—there are certain foundational areas that are MUST-HAVES for your business to succeed today. These, coupled with so many marketing and communication options to choose from, make it challenging to select the right MUST-DOs for your business to yield ROI from Marketing.

You will learn:

  • the “four vanes” of Marketing — Branding, Communications, Market Research and Sales Enablement
  • the foundational elements of Marketing that all small businesses MUST HAVE in place
  • the marketing and communications options available to small businesses
  • how to select among these options to identify those that are right for your business

Prior to the webinar, give thought to:

  • What marketing programs or activities are working well? What are working ok? What’s not working?
  • What may need to change, and why?

Our Presenter Cindy Terzian has three decades of marketing experience, including 20 years working for multinationals, early-stage companies, and small businesses. Based on this breadth of experience, Cindy recognized the marketing expertise that organizations at different stages of maturity need through their lifecycle for growth and sustainability. With this, she began to offer her expertise as a branding, marketing and communications strategist, consultant and unofficial “CMO” to small and other businesses.

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: 3 Tax Saving Secrets Every Company Needs to Know Today!

In this webinar, we’ll cover how to check if you qualify for the Employee Retention Tax Credit BEFORE it expires at the end of the year, without doing a ton of research yourself.

We’ll even show you insider secrets on how to select the ideal tax credit & incentive expert for your unique situation!

In fact, here’s just a sample of what we’ll answer for you / cover on this incredible webinar:

  • What are the top 3 Tax Savings Secrets Every Company Needs To Know Today!
  • The fastest way for companies to take advantage of this VITAL resource
  • Why your current CPA/tax preparer may not be aware of all the tax credits
  • How to get your most urgent tax savings and incentive questions answered now

Our Presenter Yuko Tsuchida (Founder/Owner, Hito, LLC) is Certified Public Accountant and the founder of Hito, providing value added tax consulting services focusing on tax incentives and credits.

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Workers’ Compensation Primer for Employers and Business Owners

Join us for this comprehensive overview of Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ Compensation insurance is mandatory for all employees. It covers claims made by workers injured during and in the course of their employment.

You will learn:

  • Why you need Workers’ Compensation Insurance;
  • What it is intended to cover;
  • How the process works once an employee suffers an injury;
  • Your obligations once you are notified of any injury; and
  • Risks of non-compliance

Our Presenter Attorney Kathy Boufford has been practicing law for 25 years and is co-owner of the Law Office of Bellenot & Boufford, in Monroe. Most of her time is spent representing and advising people in the areas of workers’ compensation and family law. In addition, her background also includes extensive knowledge in how to effectively manage and run a legal practice. She actively pursues her own continuing legal education and is committed to staying abreast of the ever changing legal landscape.

This webinar is sponsored by Monroe Chamber of Commerce and Edith Wheeler Memorial (Monroe) Library.

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Financial/Funding Resources for Small & Medium Businesses

Seeking financial assistance for your business can be a complicated and arduous process. There are a plethora of financing options available; but how do you access these options, and do they solve your funding needs? We will provide an in-depth view on the small business lending world and guidance on how/where to obtain the right type of capital.

The following will be covered:

  • Why a business needs financing
  • Accessing capital — Types of capital and where/how to seek it
  • Loan programs
  • Financial assistance for businesses affected by COVID-19
  • General underwriting guidelines
  • Best practices and tips on obtaining financing

Our Presenter Louis Silva is President & CEO of the Community Investment Corporation. He joined CIC in 2018 and previously served as CIC’s Vice President and was responsible for economic development financing via the administration of the SBA 504 loan program & other loan programs. Louis also serves as a legislative committee member for the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO). He spent 10 years in banking in several capacities within the retail, operations, and commercial sectors of Banking.

This event is sponsored by Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Town of Monroe Economic Development, and Edith Wheeler Memorial (Monroe) Library

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Social Media, The Best Kept Secret of the Marketing Pie

The slices vary from pie to pie, but what are you missing in 2022. “Enter” Social Media. Learn how social media can perfectly fit into your marketing plans. It’s as easy as pie.

You will learn:

  • The Myths about the marketing Pie.
  •  Not all slices are equal
  • Slicing your Pie and adding the Social Media Piece
  •  Practical ways to have your Pie and eat it

Our Presenter Lorraine Duncan owns a digital marketing agency that helps entrepreneurs drive their results through Strategic Social Media Marketing. She knows full well that having strategy is key in your marketing pie. Her ability to integrate social media into the marketing pie is seen by her work over the years with small to mid-size businesses. Lorraine is eager to share her knowledge with anyone who is willing to learn.

This event is sponsored by Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Town of Monroe Economic Development, and Edith Wheeler Memorial (Monroe) Library

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Win Customers with Your Website!

How do you set your website up to win over customers? Your website has to attract and engage visitors, educate them about your products and services, and convert them into customers. Success begins with a plan!

This webinar, presented by Co-Founder of Cardsetter Jessica Baldwin, will show you the key elements your website needs to succeed.

After the session, you’ll have a better understanding of:

  • The critical role your website plays in your online marketing strategy
  • The features and tools you’ll need to execute your plan
  • How to get everything working together to achieve your goals
  • How to set your website up to attract, engage, and convert your ideal customers

Call to Action:

Attendees may also download the free workbook upon completion of the webinar.

Our Presenter Jessica Baldwin is the Co-Founder of Cardsetter, a new and easy to use website platform. Jessica has been helping small businesses launch successful websites for over seven years. She also spent more than ten years growing her own successful blog and entertainment website for Billings, MT, Billings365.com. Jessica has been on both sides of website development, as the client and then later as the development company, giving her a robust understanding of the entire process.

This event is sponsored by Pitney Bowes

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Screening

An educational experience that explores the framing of the past and present through the viewing of highlights from the documentary Final Account. A panel discussion with Holocaust survivors and children of Holocaust survivors about complicity, propaganda and responsibility as reflected in the film will follow the screening. For more information about the film, visit here.

The discussion will be moderated by Mike Markovits. Panelists include Judith Altmann, Marilyn Altman, Ilan Fogel and Andy Sarkany.

Mike Markovits is an independent leadership consultant, founder of Markovits Consulting Services, LLC. Mike is an internationally recognized expert in leadership development, talent management and succession, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Mike is active in community-based activities including leading support groups for white people on eliminating racism and co-leading an effort entitled: Facing Racism in Stamford CT. Mike began his career in the social sector and has sat on several nonprofit boards throughout his career. He earned his Masters in Management from MIT, his Masters in Education from Harvard, and his BA from Oberlin College.

Judith Altmann was born in Jasinia, Czechoslovakia. In 1939, the Nazis invaded her town. In 1944, Judy Altmann, her family, and the entire town of Jasinia, were arrested and transported by cattle car to Auschwitz. From there, she was sent to Essen and Gelsenkirchen labor camps. In March 1945, she was forced into a “death march” that ended in Bergen Belsen. Sick with typhus, she was barely alive when she was liberated by the British Army in May 1945. She went to Sweden and then to the United States, where she married. She has two sons and two grandchildren. For the last twenty-five years, Judy Altmann has visited schools, churches, and synagogues to tell her story and provide Holocaust and Genocide education to both children and adults. To date, Judy Altmann has spoken to over 100,000 people.

Marilyn Altman is a retired Emmy-award winning Director of Special Projects from NBC News Field Operations. Her 40-year span in broadcasting mostly dealt with planning manpower, facilities, and logistics to broadcast live from any location outside of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, both domestically and internationally. She is the daughter of Holocaust survivors from Germany and Austria who met in NYC during the war. Her father served as a medic in the United States Army. After the war, he and four of his brothers started a jewelry manufacturing business in Manhattan. Some of her parents’ relatives did not leave Europe and were murdered in the Holocaust.

Ilan Fogel currently serves as the Global Lead for External Scientific Engagement in the Neuro-science Business Unit at Eli Lilly. He is a Board Certified Physician with experience in Psychiatry, Neurology, Telemedicine, Finance and pharmaceutical medicine. Ilan was born in South Africa, the son of Rabbi Joseph and Mrs. Judy Fogel both of whom were Czech Holocaust survivors. They met after the war, helped found a yishuv in the newly established State of Israel, and were leaders in the South African Jewish community for 30 years where Rabbi Fogel founded and established the South African Yad Vashem Memorial.

Endre (Andy) Sarkany was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1936. In the Budapest ghetto where he remained during the Holocaust, he lived in a building that housed a nursery/kindergarten on the ground floor. The school was affiliated with the Jewish Agency of Hungary and was led by Mr. Eugene Polnay. The building also housed a dance, acrobat and ballet studio on the top floor. These facts were significant in Endre’s survival and that of at least 150 orphaned children. Endre’s father was taken to Mauthausen concentration camp in the spring of 1944, and fortunately, he did survive. Over the past 10 years, Endre has been speaking to students about his personal experiences during the Holocaust, living under the brutality of the Soviet regime in Hungary, and finding a home in the United States. Mr. Sarkany is married, has a daughter and son, and five grandchildren.

Registration is required and can be done so here. Zoom details will be provided in the confirmation email. For more information, call 203-351-8231.

Generously supported by the Friends of the Ferguson Library and co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County, United Jewish Federation of Stamford, New Canaan and Darien, and the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center.

 

SCORE Webinar: E-Commerce Technology – Level Up or Level Off?

You opened a business because you are passionate about creating a product or service you know customers need – but maybe you’re not quite as passionate about the technology part of the equation. Technology can have as many questions as it does answers, and a big one is whether your existing technology can scale with you to enable your business to succeed and grow.

The answer for most small businesses? No, it can’t. If your technology system can’t take your business where you want it to be five years from now, you need an exit plan that makes it easy to scale to that level. It may sound daunting, but you’re not alone. A good business or tech consultant can help you choose the right tools and technology to get you there.

In this session, FedEx Services Customer Technologies manager Christina Roushakes will share expertise on the need to re-platform technology, shipping systems and solutions, and dive into order and warehouse management options to grow your business.

You’ll learn about:

  • Planned re-platforming technology to level-up your business, not level out
  • How to evaluate shipping system options, such as Integrations, proprietary solutions, and third-party solution providers
  • The unseen pitfalls with technology, and tips to avoid them
  • Order and warehouse options that that will scale with your business, such as hold at Location, Returns, Drop Shipping, and Cart Processing

Brought to you by FedEx. The FedEx Small Business Center can help with your everyday business challenges by offering advice and guidance from a network of small-business peers and experts.

Our Presenter Christina Roushakes is a Strategic Planning manager responsible for the FedEx Sales team’s efforts to bring digital commerce expertise to FedEx customers.

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Keys to a Successful Black Owned Business Startup

New businesses are on the rise across the United States, and particularly in the black community. If you’re an entrepreneur with a good idea, it might be the right time to finally start your business.

Join this educational webinar, presented by Owner & CEO of PKJ Consulting Phyllis Johnson, where she will break down how to plan your start up, grow your business, and succeed in your industry.

In this webinar you will learn the keys to starting your business including:

  • Basics of a Business Plan
  • Understanding the Market
  • Startup Capital
  • The Importance of Networking and more

Brought to you by Equitable Foundation.

Our Presenter Phyllis Johnson, Owner & CEO, launched PKJ Consulting in 2015. PKJ Consulting is an Accounting & Consulting Services company for small businesses that provides accounting, bookkeeping, consulting, taxes, payroll, consulting, and startup services.

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Grow Your Business Brand by Becoming a Self-Published Author

Writing a book is not just for novelists, it can be a great investment for your business. In fact, publishing a book can help position you as an authority in your service field and bring in leads and revenue for your business.

In this webinar, Chandler Bolt, CEO of Self-Publishing School, will give you key strategies on how to write and publish your first book. You’ll get the 3-Step System used to rapidly mind map, outline, and write your books in as little as one week.

In this webinar you will learn:

How to increase your visibility, credibility, and revenue with a self-published book
Action-taking steps you need to take now to reach your author goals
How to leverage your book to grow your authority, income, and business

Our Presenter Chandler Bolt is an investor, the CEO of Self-Publishing School & SelfPublishing.com, Forbes 30 Under 30, and the author of 6 bestselling books.

Brought to you by Self-Publishing School. Self-Publishing School is an online education company that teaches people how to write & publish a book in as little as 90 days. We transform the lives of purpose-driven individuals by helping them write and publish a book. Our mission is to help 100,000 people publish their book by 2029 thus impacting 120M+ people through “Leveraged Impact. Self Publishing School is an INC 5000 company the last 2 years in a row as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the US (2018: #2,699 and in 2019: #1,483). We were also recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in California and ranked at #172.

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: The 7 Secrets to Mastering Your Sales Pitch

Studies show that most sales communication fails to perform in the first meeting, but even worse, it absolutely collapses when your audience tries to “re-tell” your message to other key decision makers in the vital “second meeting.”

So can you engineer communication in a way that will make it more robust and memorable in the first meeting and more importantly, allow it to survive the “re-tellability test?”

What You Will Learn:

  • How to transform your sales and marketing messaging from complex and sender-oriented, to simple, memorable, and easily “re-tellable.”
  • How to frame your message using a small number of powerful ideas that will allow your value proposition to really take hold in your audiences’/customers’ brains.
  • How to use improved messaging to drastically shorten sales cycle times, increase sales close rates, and ensure that your value proposition is consistently delivered, regardless of channel or medium.

Our Presenter Tim Pollard, CEO, founded Oratium in 2011. As CEO, he leads the ongoing development of Oratium’s intellectual property, as well as leading all major client relationships.

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Small Business Resilience – How to Sharpen Your Focus and Decrease Stress

Join this live webinar and bring your own chocolate! Every business owner will go through hard times, and staying resilient can be the difference between the businesses that succeed and the businesses that don’t.

In this webinar, Founder & CEO of MYRetreat Inc., Melissa Mueller-Douglas, will demonstrate how you can improve your resilience and sharpen your focus with an experiential learning technique called mindful eating.

Not only will you have an excuse to eat chocolate, but you will also learn:

  • How being mindful can make you feel less fatigue
  • How to improve your resilience
  • Ways you can decrease stress
  • Four tools to sharpen your focus

Our Presenter Melissa Mueller-Douglas, LMSW is the Founder and CEO of MYRetreat Inc., at the intersection of tech and wellness.

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Ask the CPA 2022 – Tax Advice for Your Small Business

Tax season will be here sooner than you think! If you have tax questions, we have tax answers.

Join us for this LIVE Q&A session with certified CPA and small business tax expert Micah Fraim. A whole hour dedicated to answering your tax-related questions and concerns, offering tax advice you can implement throughout the year.

Our Presenter Micah S. Fraim provides comprehensive CPA services to individuals and small businesses including accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services. An Amazon best-selling author and financial expert featured by TIME, MSN, Nasdaq, Fox Business, and Yahoo Finance, Micah provides personal attention and expert services to each client.

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Google Tools for Optimizing your SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is how your website is found on online. Google can often be cryptic about what they care about on websites, but they’ve created quite a few resources that can give you insight into what your customers find important. Using these tools can help optimize your keywords and get found on Google.

You will learn:

  • Setting up Google Analytics, Google Search Console and Google My Business
  • Using Google Trends and Google Keywords Planner for identifying your keywords
  • How to submit your sitemap to Google

Prior to the webinar:

  • Think about the words your clients are likely to use when looking for your products or services on the web
  • How is your website currently ranking for those keywords?

Our Presenter Nalini Goolsarran, founder of EdgeSpace Marketing, is passionate about transforming business practices and streamlining communications. She has a BS in Computer Information Systems and experience in IT, Project Management and Communications. Before becoming an entrepreneur, she was an Associate COO for a division of a global financial institution. She believes in the strength of her community, she regularly volunteers for organizations and causes that empower the next generation.

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Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Create Your Comeback Success Story: Setback is Setup for Comeback

Did the pandemic catch you off guard? Are you still trying to catch up to the “new” hybrid/virtual style? Or perhaps you caught the wave, redirected your action plan, but need to re-adjust again? We all handled this shift differently. If you feel like you want to hit the reset button; there is light at the end of the tunnel, and it is not a train!

Take Aways:

  • Understand how your thinking and confidence plays a significant role in your success.
  • Discover innovative web and social media platforms designed to give your business results.
  • Gain insight about ways to get out of your own way.
  • Learn why your communication style, strengths, values, and life balance create your secret sauce.

Our Presenter Dr. Ileana Kotulich, an entrepreneur for 25+ years, published author, and business coach shares her comeback journey before & after the pandemic. Her passion is to inspire people to understand themselves better, maximize their potential and become their best. She believes with the right assessment tools & introspection, you can maximize your potential. She shares the tools that help her live her passion to help you bring together your seemingly disjointed puzzle pieces to create a life you love.

This event is sponsored by Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Town of Monroe Economic Development and Edith Wheeler Memorial (Monroe) Library.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: QuickBooks Reporting – What You Should be Running and Reviewing and Why

QuickBooks is a powerful tool for running your business, but only if you can understand the information it provides. Caren will discuss the reports available in QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop including what reports you should be running, how to customize them for your business and questions to ask.

You will learn:

  • Why you should be running reports
  • What reports you should be running
  • What the information means
  • How to customize and save reports

Our Presenter Caren Schwartz is the founder and principal of Time & Cents Consultants, LLC, as well as an associate of 35*45 Consulting. She helps legal and other service professionals select, install, and get the most out of their practice management, billing, accounting, and other firm-specific technologies. Caren is an Advanced Certified Pro Advisor on QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online, as well as a certified consultant on a number of billing, accounting, and practice management solutions.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: 2021 Tax Recap and Planning for 2022

It is now time to think about filing your 2021 taxes. Changes made in 2021, on top of the 2020 changes, will require some additional diligence when filing 2021 federal and state taxes. Bryan will review the major tax items that will impact some taxpayers and provide the latest perspective on tax related items still pending in Congress.

The following will be covered:

  • Tax considerations and changes for 2021 for small businesses and individuals
  • State tax implications for 2021
  • Where do we stand on potential changes to the tax code

Our Presenter Bryan D. Pennington, is a Director of Audit & Accounting at Venman & Co, LLC. Mr. Pennington has over 13 years of experience in public accounting and specializes in providing financial statement and tax services to privately held businesses and nonprofit organizations. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Connecticut and California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received his B.S. in Accountancy from San Diego State University.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Business Planning: SWOT Analysis

This workshop provides prospective business owners with the tools they need to create an effective business plan. Using a SWOT analysis will help them be proactive instead of reactive. It will assist in developing a real-world business strategy that is focused, realistic and tailored to your business.

You will learn:

  • What a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis is
  • How to prepare a basic business plan
  • How a SWOT analysis helps create a clear picture of an effective planning process by providing a reality check and help you think both short and long term
  • How to use a SWOT analysis to provide an overall view of the key factors influencing the future of your business
  • How to incorporate the results of the SWOT analysis into the preparation of a business plan

Our Presenter Harvey Hoffman while in industry, held positions ranging from research and development engineer, group manager, project manager to general manager. In aerospace, he worked on the space shuttle and the Titan rocket. He holds a patent for a Digital Scan Converter Employing an Accelerated Scan. He is the author of project management and capstone project books and more than twenty academic and technical papers. He teaches engineering management courses at Fairfield University.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: How to Control Your Inbox

Keeping up with your email inbox can feel like a never-ending battle. Emails continually roll in, making it difficult to know how to prioritize them, what to keep, what to delete and how to track the work.

In this webinar, Belinda offers suggestions for achieving and maintaining control over your email inbox using a straight forward, easy to use system.

You will learn:

  • What to do if your inbox is out of control
  • How to manage your email flow day-to-day
  • Inbox mindset success shifts
  • And more.

Prior to the webinar:

  • Assess how many emails you receive each day
  • Think about the types of emails that are most important to your business

Our Presenter Belinda Wasser Sandor is a business workflow and logistics expert with 25 years of experience. Rocket Girl Solutions Founder Belinda Wasser Sandor is hired by small businesses to act as their part-time, “business manager.” She helps her clients make more money, more efficiently and with less stress via streamlining and improving systems, online payment set up and management, social media engagement, website builds and marketing automation. See her newsletter articles and testimonials on her website rocketgirlsolutions.com

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

New Yorker Discussion Group

Maybe you already have a subscription but only consistently glance at the cartoons? Or perhaps you yearn for in-depth reporting, written well without the prefab soundbites of TV news? Or you might just like to “meet up” with interesting individuals to talk about current events and upcoming museum exhibits worth a look while in the comfort of your own home. If so, stay tuned for the list of the articles to be discussed. The magazine issue is on us. Register here!

Selected articles from the March 7 issue:

  • Page 11 – Talk of the Town: David Remnick on Vladimir Putin’s historic delusion
  • Page 22 – Annals of Activism: Not Dark Yet by Andrew Marantz
  • Page 30 – Portfolio: Days of War by Mark Neville with Joshua Yaffa
  • Page 51 – Poem: “Alive at the End of the World” by Saeed Jones
  • Page 63 – Poem: “Why Not” by Jana Prikryl
  • Page 65 – The Art World: Faith Ringgold at the New Museum by Peter Schjeldahl
  • Page 67 – Books: A new biography of Charles Dickens by Louis Menand

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

New Yorker Discussion Group

Maybe you already have a subscription but only consistently glance at the cartoons? Or perhaps you yearn for in-depth reporting, written well without the prefab soundbites of TV news? Or you might just like to “meet up” with interesting individuals to talk about current events and upcoming museum exhibits worth a look while in the comfort of your own home. If so, stay tuned for the list of the articles to be discussed. The magazine issue is on us. Register here!

Selected articles from the February 28 issue:

  • Page 20 – Annals of Medicine: Change of Heart by Rivka Galchen
  • Page 26 – On and Off the Avenue: Getting Rid of It by Patricia Marx
  • Page 44 – A Reporter at Large: After the Fall by Jon Lee Anderson
  • Page 58 – Fiction: “So Late in the Day” by Claire Keegan
  • Page 80 – The Art World: The portraits of Hans Holbein the Younger by Peter Schjeldahl

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

New Yorker Discussion Group

Maybe you already have a subscription but only consistently glance at the cartoons? Or perhaps you yearn for in-depth reporting, written well without the prefab soundbites of TV news? Or you might just like to “meet up” with interesting individuals to talk about current events and upcoming museum exhibits worth a look while in the comfort of your own home. If so, stay tuned for the list of the articles to be discussed. The magazine issue is on us. Register here!

From the February 14 & 21 issue:

  • Page 18 – Personal History: The Way She Closed the Door by Miriam Toews
  • Page 25 – Sketchbook: “Weird Feeling” by Roz Chast
  • Page 28 – Onward and Upward with the Arts: Pop Poetry by Alexis Okeowo
  • Page 58 – Fiction: “Annunciation” by Lauren Groff
  • Page 78 – The Critics: Why do we really care about King Tut by Casey Cep
  • Page 86 – The Theatre – The King of Pop returns in MJ by Vinson Cunningham

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

New Yorker Discussion Group

Maybe you already have a subscription but only consistently glance at the cartoons? Or perhaps you yearn for in-depth reporting, written well without the prefab soundbites of TV news? Or you might just like to “meet up” with interesting individuals to talk about current events and upcoming museum exhibits worth a look while in the comfort of your own home. If so, stay tuned for the list of the articles to be discussed. The magazine issue is on us. Register here!

From the February 14 & 21 issue:

  • Page 34 – Annals of Law: Amy Coney Barrett’s Long Game by Margaret Talbot
  • Page 48 – Profiles: The Caetano Effect by Jonathan Blitzer
  • Page 40 – Poem: “Night Hours” by Amy Gerstler
  • Page 68 – Books: A hundred years of Ulysses

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

New Yorker Discussion Group

Maybe you already have a subscription but only consistently glance at the cartoons? Or perhaps you yearn for in-depth reporting, written well without the prefab soundbites of TV news? Or you might just like to “meet up” with interesting individuals to talk about current events and upcoming museum exhibits worth a look while in the comfort of your own home. If so, stay tuned for the list of the articles to be discussed. The magazine issue is on us. Register here!

Selected articles from the February 7 issue:

  • Page 16 – Onward and Upward with the Arts: The Fairy-Tale War by Anna Holmes
  • Page  24 – Personal History: Tabula Rasa by John McPhee
  • Page 47 – Poem: “Snapdragons at the Market” by Lee Upton
  • Page 54 – Poem: “The Mower” by Jay Fielden
  • Page 60 – Books: A history of Method acting by Alexandra Schwartz
  • Page 66 – Books: Chuck Klosterman’s “The Nineties” by Frank Guan
  • Page 74 – The Current Cinema: “Sundown” and a season of New York films by Anthony Lane

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

New Yorker Discussion Group

Maybe you already have a subscription but only consistently glance at the cartoons? Or perhaps you yearn for in-depth reporting, written well without the prefab soundbites of TV news? Or you might just like to “meet up” with interesting individuals to talk about current events and upcoming museum exhibits worth a look while in the comfort of your own home. If so, stay tuned for the list of the articles to be discussed. The magazine issue is on us. Register here!

From the January 31 issue:

  • Page 16 – A Reporter at Large: Ginni Thomas’s Crusades by Jane Mayer
  • Page 24 – Personal History: Imagining Ziggy by Akhil Sharma
  • Page 50 – Fiction: “Long Distance” by Ayşegül Savaş
  • Page 56 – Falling in love with Led Zeppelin by James Wood

And also from the January 24 issue (from last week):

  • Page 54: Fiction: “What’s the Deal, Hummingbird?” by Arthur Krystal

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

New Yorker Discussion Group

Maybe you already have a subscription but only consistently glance at the cartoons? Or perhaps you yearn for in-depth reporting, written well without the prefab soundbites of TV news? Or you might just like to “meet up” with interesting individuals to talk about current events and upcoming museum exhibits worth a look while in the comfort of your own home. If so, stay tuned for the list of the articles to be discussed. The magazine issue is on us. Register here!

Selected articles from the January 24 issue:

  • Page 26 – Life and Letters: Behind the Mask by Alex Ross
  • Page 32 – A Reporter at Large: The Bounty Hunter by Patrick Radden Keefe
  • Page 38 – Poem: “Sixteen Center” by Donika Kelly
  • Page 50 – Poem: “My Mother in Bardo” by T.R. Hummer
  • Page 58 – A Critic at Large: Bambi before the Disney classic by Kathryn Schulz
  • Page 65 – Books: Lorraine Hansberry’s struggle

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

SCORE Webinar: Getting the Most Out of a SCORE Mentorship to Help Your Business Soar

Mentoring allows people to grow and improve themselves. Goals are so much more attainable with mentorship and will leave a lasting impact in your local business community.

In 2020, SCORE mentors helped start 45,027 businesses, create 74,535 non-owner new jobs and 119,562 total new jobs.

In celebration of National Mentor Month, Certified SCORE Mentor Suzanne McGrath will share insights into mentorship, best practices for working with and becoming a mentor, as well as discuss the challenges and successes she and mentee, Stephan Beauchene, work through together.

You’ll hear about:

  • Who needs a mentor and specifically how they can be helpful in starting or growing your business
  • How to find the right mentor for you
  • Utilizing SCORE’s extensive, nationwide network of business experts to assist you in navigating different aspects of your business
  • How experienced business people can become involved in mentoring others through SCORE
  • How SCORE mentorship plays out in the real world of starting and growing a business (as illustrated by our client case study)

One of Our Presenters Suzanne McGrath has over 15 years’ experience as a retailer, restaurant owner, and event developer. As a SCORE Mentor, Suzanne helps clients who are running or thinking of starting a retail business, restaurant, or other food or beverage-related business (cafes, caterers, etc.).

Our Other Presenter Stephan Beauchesne is the Founding partner and CEO at Pop-up Patisserie and Pop-up Poutine. A French-Canadian, Stephan has been making cream puffs, gougeres and eclairs semi-professionally since he took a baking course at L’Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda in 2002.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Business Bookkeeping Basics

Bookkeeping is a critical element of your business’s success.

In this educational webinar Phyllis Johnson, owner & CEO of PKJ Consulting, will break down the bookkeeping process into simple terms so that you can begin keeping track of your numbers and move your business forward.

  • Understanding what bookkeeping is
  • Understanding the importance of bookkeeping for your business
  • Review of bookkeeping software to use
  • Making the decision to hire or manage your books yourself

Our Presenter Phyllis Johnson, Owner & CEO, launched PKJ Consulting in 2015. PKJ Consulting is an Accounting & Consulting Services company for small businesses that provides accounting, bookkeeping, consulting, taxes, payroll, consulting, and startup services.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: Building a Hybrid Cloud for Your Growing Business

In today’s business environment, entrepreneurs have more choices than ever in how to deploy technology. These decisions can be difficult to navigate with everyone promising IT nirvana.

Unfortunately, it’s easy to make a decision that leads to limited options and significant technology ‘lock-in’ for your business. This can lead to high, unsustainable, unforeseen costs as you grow and scale your business.

Hybrid Cloud environments provide endless flexibility allowing you to build the technology foundation that’s right for your business.

Please join this informative session and ‘Fireside chat’ where we will explore options, approaches and limitations to the various types of technologies available in the market as you scale from a single server or cloud application to many.

Brought to you by Dell Technologies. Dell Technologies is your one-stop shop for all your technology needs. Whether it’s storage, laptops, datacenter or the cloud, we offer tailored product solutions designed to keep your business productive.

Our Presenter Allen Clingerman has more than 29 years of award winning experience in Enterprise Architecture Design/Consulting, IT Professional Sales and Leadership. He drives the PowerEdge & Data Centric Workload practice for the Channel, helping partners build unique solutions underpinned by Dell Technologies to provide customers a faster time to market.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: How Small Businesses Can Thrive in 2022!

Businesses worldwide are trying to plan and strategize for the next year. With so many things unknown, there’s still something we can rely upon, and these are our existing customers. How can businesses plan their relationships with existing customers to get them come back and refer you?

You will learn:

  • Where to start if you want to create Wow customer experiences
  • How to engage your employees to provide great customer experience
  • The methodology companies like Ritz-Carlton, Starbucks, Disney, and Chick-Fil-A are using to systematize their customer experience
  • How to cut off your marketing budget by getting customers come back to you and buy more
  • COVID-related restrictions and how to communicate them to your employees and customers not to scare your clients away
  • How to work with unsatisfied clients

Call to Action:

I would love to receive questions from the audience. What is the biggest challenge you have in terms of keeping your customers and employees?

Our Presenter Anastasia Vladychynska comes to us as a Certified Customer Experience Consultant helping top tier brands like MaxMara, KENZO, McDonald’s, multinational banks and companies to reinvent their employee and customer experience. She teaches Customer Experience in NYC, London, Brussels and in Eastern Europe. She sees her mission in changing the world with service. Anastasia has been previously featured in Forbes, The Authority Magazine, TickerNEWS, AllBusinessThe Bryan Hartson Show and others.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: The Practical Nonprofit: How a Theory of Change Makes You Better

As a non-profit it is essential to focus on those activities that are consistent with your mission. A Theory of Change is a simple framework that allows you to clearly articulate the impacts and changes your non-profit aims to make and is a helpful tool to ensure your activities are mission-aligned. When developed thoughtfully, a ToC can help nonprofits operate better.

You will learn:

  • What is a Theory of Change and why do they matter?
  • How developing a Theory of Change can help focus your activities and ensure your efforts are on-mission
  • How a Theory of Change fits in with your Mission statement, Vision statement and strategic plan
  • How to develop a Theory of Change
  • How to put your new Theory of Change into action

Prior to the webinar, email any questions to matt@matthewkrieger.com.

Register here!

Our Presenter Matthew Krieger is a technologist & exec w/ experience in nonprofit, IT, and manufacturing. Matt is Chair of the Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation non-profit. He is also President of Cober & has held senior IT leadership roles. Matt is CTO of the SCORE FCT chapter & is on the SCSU Comp Sci Tech Advisory Board & is an advisor for Cyber-Seniors. He frequently presents on topics of business and tech. Matt is founder of Whysper, a service allowing consumption of web content as high quality text-to-speech.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: How to Hire a Good Website Developer

Not sure how to hire a good website developer? Jennifer will arm you with great interview questions for website developers and will present important points illustrated with real life examples from her clients. You will come away with key ideas of what to look for so that you end up with a great partner and website that helps grow your business.

You will learn:

  • What questions should you ask a potential website developer?
  • How do you know you will end up with a great website?
  • What are warning signs you might be getting into a bad situation?

Our Presenter Jennifer DeRosa has built websites and run her successful web agency, TechCare LLC, for 23 years. TechCare creates websites for small and medium-sized businesses and organizations throughout the United States. Prior to forming TechCare, Jennifer was a consultant for such major companies such as MBCC, US Surgical, GTE, GE Capital, Unilever and Calvin Klein.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Great Decisions Discussion Group

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs and created by the Foreign Policy Association. This program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year. The topics and corresponding discussion Wednesday meeting dates are:

  • April 27 – Drug Policy in Latin America
  • May 4 – Industrial Policy
  • May 18 – Biden’s Agenda

Rowayton resident Jim Frayer will facilitate discussions. Copies of the briefing book are available today!

A video showing of the topic up for discussion will be shown at 6:30 p.m. every week. Actual discussion of the topic will begin at 7:00 p.m. Participants are invited to tune in to both! Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

What Do You Want For Your Waterfront?

Join Norwalk Planning & Zoning and Utile Architecture & Planning for their first public engagement meeting for an opportunity to share your opinions on land use scenarios for industrial and commercial properties along the upper- to mid-landward areas around the Norwalk Harbor! Norwalk’s Planning & Zoning Department has teamed up with Utile, an Architecture & Planning firm from Boston to help guide future land use around the Norwalk Harbor.

As an extension of the Norwalk Industrial Zones Study, the City of Norwalk is developing an urban waterfront land use plan. This study will focus on existing and future land use along the waterfront, taking public access and recreation into consideration. The plan will also take a look at information about the water itself and environmental issues, including navigation channels, water quality, and flood hazards.

The final plan will be used to inform future rezoning efforts, among other things, and include:

  • Prioritize land use policy which encourages water dependent uses
  • Economic development recommendations
  • Identified capital projects, paired with suggested timelines and funding sources

Register here!

Seminar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

New Yorker Discussion Group

Maybe you already have a subscription but only consistently glance at the cartoons? Or perhaps you yearn for in-depth reporting, written well without the prefab soundbites of TV news? Or you might just like to “meet up” with interesting individuals to talk about current events and upcoming museum exhibits worth a look while in the comfort of your own home. If so, stay tuned for the list of the articles to be discussed. The magazine issue is on us. Register here!

Selected articles from the January 17 issue:

  • Page 11: Talk of the Town – Jelani Cobb on Dr. King and democracy
  • Page 16:  Interiors: Hanya Yanagihara’s uncompromising path by D.T. Max
  • Page 30: The Great Thaw: Melting permafrost and the climate crisis by Joshua Yaffa
  • Page 50: Fiction: “Fireworks” by Graham Swift
  • Page 54: Books: Stanislaw Lem’s grim past and epic futurism by Caleb Crain

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

Classics Book Club

What makes a book a “classic”? The writer Italo Calvino defined them this way: “A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers.” In that spirit, the Classics Book Club will read and discuss novels that have become beloved over the years, which offer a rich experience to both the new reader and the re-reader. We’ll read one classic or modern classic book every other month and engage in a lively discussion about the text. If you’re looking for an excuse to read a few classics you’ve never gotten around to, or eager to reread a book with a fresh perspective, join us (virtually)!

This month, we will read Persuasion by Jane Austen, a novel about lost love and second chances that some might argue is her most romantic story. Anne Elliot is a confirmed spinster, having given up the man she loved, Captain Wentworth, at 19 because her snobbish family considered him too poor. Now, nearly a decade later, Wentworth is a wealthy naval officer, and his chance reunion with Anne is fraught with resentment and lost hope. But is there still an ember of love between them? The last book that Austen completed before she died, Persuasion is the work of the author at the very height of her powers, with a slow-building romantic tension and deeply realized character studies.

Available on hoopla, participants can download an eBook or eAudiobook version of the book to read or listen to and physical copies are also available at the library! Please register here to get the Zoom meeting invitation. Email us at library@rowayton.org if you need assistance with your account.

Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.

How to Successfully Navigate College Admissions in 2022

 A program for High School Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen and their parents

Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC are offering and will lead this Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID-19 has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

The recent college admissions cycle has turned out to be the most competitive to date. The reason is that most colleges went test-optional due to the pandemic and colleges increased their virtual outreach to high school students resulting in a record number of candidates applying. With record high numbers of applications come record low acceptance rates at many popular colleges and universities.

We will discuss the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other actions steps that can be taken to make this spring productive regarding the college admissions process.

We’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and an opportunity to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others, especially during these challenging times.

Register here!

Presentation will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: 10 Key Steps to Grow Your Solo Business

Starting a business is not easy, but successfully building a business that brings in profit is even more difficult. So how can you grow your solo business into a profitable brand that will enable you to live the life you want to live?
Join successful entrepreneur Ramon Ray, who has started four companies and sold two, as he shares his journey and best tips with you. Here are some topics Ramon will be covering:

  • The power of FOCUS to grow
  • How and why to delegate to others
  • Time management – how to “get more hours” out of your power
  • Why selling cheap is NOT good
  • And so much more

Register here!

Our Presenter Ramon Rayis an entrepreneur who has started four companies and sold two of them. He’s the founder of SmartHustle.com and entrepreneur in residence at Oracle NetSuite. His latest book, “Celebrity CEO”, is the playbook to building a strong personal brand. Ramon’s interviewed President Obama, testified to Congress, and loves working with SCORE to inspire and educate small business owners.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

SCORE Webinar: 2022’s Hottest Businesses, Markets & Trends

Will 2022 be a year of recovery or discovery? Or perhaps a bit of both? The start of a new year is the perfect time for small business owners and startups to learn the newest business trends and startup ideas.

And while we’re still facing a lot of unknowns in 2022, there are some things we do know. Join this timely webinar, presented by small business expert and best-selling author Rieva Lesonsky, where you’ll learn about the breakthrough small business ideas and industries that excite consumers.

You’ll find out about America’s changing demographics, attitudes, and consumer behaviors, and how your small business can best adapt and address them, such as:

  • The industries that are booming right now and how small business owners and retailers can take advantage
  • Which consumer behaviors have shifted, and how you can reach those customers
  • How to pivot your small business to address those changing consumer demands
  • America’s changing demographics and what that means to small businesses
  • The changes small retailers must make to survive

Whether you’re a startup entrepreneur or have owned your business for years, you’ll want to learn how you can start your journey to recovery—and discovery in 2022.

Our Presenter Rieva Lesonsky is president and CEO of GrowBiz Media, a custom content and media company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship, and the blog SmallBusinessCurrents.com.

Register here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Flood Damage Recovery Seminar

A discussion geared towards homeowners who have been affected by flooding in recent storms.

Michele DeLuca, Alexis Cherichetti and Anthony Carr will join us to discuss various aspects of response to these recent flooding events. Michele DeLuca will address possible FEMA and SBA grants available to homeowners and business owners for uninsured losses. Alexis Cherichetti will describe permitting processes required to repair weather related damage to properties located within flood plains and flood ways. Anthony Carr will share results of engineering studies done in different parts of the city to address storm water mitigation and what possible public works projects are underway to help address these issues. This seminar will be recorded and maintained on the City website for those of you who cannot join us live.

Registration is required and can be done here.

Michele DeLuca has been the Deputy Director of Emergency Management for the City since 2007, which is a Division of the Fire Department. She leads the City’s Emergency Management team and has responded to multiple events over the ears, including Superstorm Sandy. Prior to working for the City, she worked for the American Red Cross for 10 years in Disaster and Emergency Services. She has served as Chair of the Regional Emergency planning team as well as the lead for Mass Care and Long term recovery and has been active in regional and state wide committees including the Governors Climate Change committee.

Alexis Cherichetti has been the City’s Senior Environmental Office since 2001 and the Assistant Director of Planning & Zoning since the spring of 2020. She administers the natural resource protection regulations throughout the City, focusing on Inland Wetland and Watercourses & Aquifer Protection. As Assistant Director she helps to administer regulations that apply to Flood Hazard Zones and the Coastal Area management Zone throughout the City. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Geology, with focus on hydrogeology and fluvial geomorphology—the movement of water through the landscape and the ways land is shaped by water.

Anthony R. Carr, PE, CFM; Lieutenant, US Coast Guard; Chief of Operations and Public Works. Anthony is a Professional Engineer licensed in CT, NY, and PA and an Association of State Floodplain Management (ASFPM) Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) with 18+ years of civil engineering experience. His areas of engineering expertise include the following: site/civil design; storm and sanitary sewer and water supply and distribution system design and construction; hydraulic and hydrologic (H&H – drainage) analysis; transportation/traffic engineering including highway, roundabout, and local roadway design and construction; design and construction of various Right-of-Way improvements (e.g. sidewalk, curb, retaining walls, etc.); Local, State, and Federal permitting, grant applications, and inter-agency coordination; Contractor Procurement and construction administration. Anthony has worked in the private sector with two consulting engineering firms for approximately 10 years and has served as a public servant in local government for the last approximately 9 years. Municipal (local government) positions previously held include Village Engineer, Village of Mamaroneck; Commissioner of Public Works, Village of Croton-on-Hudson; and Deputy Commissioner/City Engineer, City of White Plans. Anthony is a Former Member of the Westchester County Association of Municipal Public Works Administrators (WCAMPWA) and is currently a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Management.

Seminar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Santa Run Stop

The Rowayton Library is a stop on the Santa Run, an event coordinated by the Rowayton Civic Association and Rowayton Fire Department. Families with kids of all ages are invited to come to the library!

Remember to bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift card to give to Santa. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Santa will arrive at approximately 1:20 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you at the Rowayton Library’s Santa Run Stop!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Tech Help for Adults

Have an issue with one of your devices? Technology proving to be more of a challenge than you thought? We can help! Register for a 30-minute help session just for you.

To register for the 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. session, click here.
To register for the 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. session, click here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.