Springfield Technical Community College will recognize National Domestic Violence Awareness and Action Month with a series of on-campus events starting Monday, Oct. 16. The Be Empowered Project, a new campus initiative focused on violence prevention and counseling/advocacy services for those affected by violence, invites the public to participate in any of the schedule events, including the “Clothesline Project,” a powerful display from local survivors. STCC is working in...

Come to the Vintage Vows Wedding Expo on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 12-4 p.m. at the Old Country Banquet Facility in Enfield, CT. Tour the beautiful 100 year old historic building. Meet with a variety of the area’s top wedding professionals who can help you plan the perfect wedding! ...

WHAT: Family Outreach of Amherst’s 6th annual WARM UP THE NIGHT! A strolling culinary extravaganza including delicious small bites, sips and tastes from an eclectic mix of local food vendors. Special features include a pig roast by 30Boltwood, a raw bar by Berkshore Oyster Co., bourbon tasting by SpiritHaus, scotch tasting by Four Seasons Wine & Liquor, and a live performance by famed guitarist John Sheldon. TICKETS: $50 WHEN: October 19, 2017 5:30 – 8:30pm WHERE:...

 Springfield Technical Community College is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Joseph J. Deliso, Sr. and Anthony M. Scibelli, Sr. Endowed Chair awards. Receiving the Joseph J. Deliso, Sr. Endowed Chair award: Eric Brown, professor and coordinator of the Liberal Arts Transfer program; Zahi Haddad, chair of the Engineering Science and Transfer program; and Andy Maynard, professor of Computer Information Technologies. Receiving the Anthony M. Scibelli, Sr. Endowed...

Dr. John B. Cook, president of Springfield Technical Community College has appointed Lidya Rivera-Early of Springfield,  in a new position as director of community engagement.     Stepping into her new role as director of community engagement, Rivera-Early said she’s ready to strengthen connections between STCC and the community, including area nonprofit organizations, businesses and industry partners. “People know that STCC is here, but do they know all we really...

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...

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