Northwest Connecticut’s Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 13th annual WOW! Forum, a daylong professional women’s conference featuring high energy and motivational speakers who are certain to inspire, challenge and energize you! The WOW! Forum, celebrating its 13th year, will be held Friday, October 6, 2017 at The Warner Theatre’s Carole & Ray Neag Performing Arts Center in downtown Torrington. The theme for this year’s WOW! Forum is “The Beauty of Business”...

Every Monday evening throughout the summer, dozens of classic cars cruised into Court Square in downtown Springfield, where hundreds of car enthusiasts gathered to admire cars and enjoy music, food and drinks, thanks to the Springfield Business Improvement District (BID). Each week, participants were encouraged to make a donation in support of the work that both Square One and Shriners Hospitals for Children—Springfield are doing to support children and families in the region....

Defuzzifying Dangerous Silicon Valley Company Cultures by Rex Conner- contributing writer   Google’s recent events have called into question its company culture, and the cultures of others in Silicon Valley. The questions swirling around the company culture will continue long after the current situation is resolved. With that news and other high-profile company cultures in the spotlight, it’s strange that no one is talking about the roots of company cultures. What is...

How to Identify Leadership Characteristics in Children By Karon LeCompte, PH.D – contributing writer “That child is a natural leader.” That’s something you might have heard, or maybe you’ve even said it. But is it true? Q: Are there children who are “natural born” leaders? A: Leadership is a lifelong pursuit. Certainly, one can argue that people are born with characteristics that leverage them towards leadership positions. In reality, student leaders are...

The Wicked Good Cupcake Story: Meet Tracey Noonan Submitted by: Lucie K. Lewis, Ed.D   When we look back on our lives, while we can certainly recognize those moments that had a dramatic impact, we can easily see the significant events that actually turned our journey onto a different path.  For Tracey Noonan, there are two that truly shaped where her life has gone. While in high school, Tracey had set her sights on teaching dance, although this was not the plan her parents...

Mason Jars Are Literally the Best   by Anne Wolfe Postic , contributing writer   Well, no. They aren’t “literally” the best, but what is? They’re pretty great, and I’m not the sort of person who gives out homemade holiday gifts or puts up my own jam or artichoke relish, so I don’t even need them. (Hint: I love it when people give me artichoke relish, because it’s super hard to make and I’m lazy.) Anyhow, I love mason jars and I collect all the empties...

Training program helps women get a ‘Foot in the Door’ Contributing Writer article   With the help of Training and Workforce Options (TWO), Suzanne Talaia of Springfield is ready to get her “Foot in the Door.” Talaia, 58, was unemployed for nearly two years when she applied for a workforce readiness program called “Foot in the Door,” provided by Dress for Success Western Massachusetts. Dress for Success contracted with TWO, a collaboration between Springfield Technical...

Square One Celebrates Healthy Families Graduates and Participants  by Kristine Allard – Contributing Writer   In keeping with its mission to ensure that all parents have access to the tools and resources they need to be successful, Square One recently celebrated the completion of another session of its Healthy Families program initiative. The ceremony was held on August 2, 2017, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist, 797 State Street, Springfield....

Pumpkin Apple Stamps     I’m always on the lookout for quick, easy autumn crafts for kids. These pumpkin apple stamps are a fun, easy preschool activity for fall or Halloween, although it would also be fun for kids of any age, Rainy day activity is also a great time to do this one. For this craft activity you will need: Large apple Orange craft paint Green craft paint Paint brush Cup of water White paper Black construction paper or Sharpie Glue stick Paper...

Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts Returns to Cheshire for Regional Walk & Roll   (BIA-MA) is pleased to announce the return of its annual Walk & Roll fundraiser events. This year, BIA-MA kicks off their season with a return to the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Cheshire, MA on Saturday, September 9 starting at 9:30am.   Participants throughout western Massachusetts are encouraged to attend as BIA-MA returns to the same venue as last year’s event. Residents...

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