March 30, 2020

Free Workshops for Growing Your Business

Essex — To help area businesses improve performance, increase sales, and prepare for the future, Essex Savings Bank, along with its subsidiary, Essex Financial Services, is offering a series of free business workshops, titled “Grow Your Business”.  The workshops, which will be held on September 21, October 5, October 26, and November 16, are open to all businesses and will be taught by local business development experts.  Attendees must register for these informative events by contacting Linda Jaconette at 860-767-4414 or at essexsavings@essexsavings.com.  For full details, visit www.essexsaving.com.

The first workshop, “Developing Your Business” will be held on Wednesday, September 21 at 5 p.m. at The Water’s Edge in Westbrook, CT.  John W. Rafal, founder, president, and chief executive officer of Essex Financial Services will discuss strategic planning, building networks, increasing sales, restructuring spending and financing.

On October 5, Ed Gumbrecht, chief operating officer and principal of the Gowrie Group, will discuss “Emerging Business Risks”, as well as how to prepare for and manage these risks and other marketplace changes.  He also will explain why proper protection is essential for business success.  This seminar will be held twice, at 7:30 a.m. at Essex Savings Bank’s boardroom (35 Plains Road, Essex) and at 5:30 p.m. at the Essex Financial Services’ upper conference room (99 Durham Road, Madison).

The October 26 workshop will be on “Family Business Succession: The Smooth Hand-Off” by Amelia Renkert-Thomas, president of Family Navigation Strategies, LLC. This discussion will help better position business owners to handle emergencies and transitions without harming business performance.  This seminar will be held twice, at 7:30 a.m. at Essex Savings Bank’s boardroom (35 Plains Road, Essex) and at 5:30 p.m. at the Essex Financial Services’ upper conference room (99 Durham Road, Madison).

On November 16, the workshop will be a “Women’s Business Forum” covering three separate topics:  “Securing Financing and Business Planning” (led by Carolyn Welch, vice president and loan officer at Connecticut Community Investment Corporation); “Current Issues in Workplace Law” (led by Jennifer Chobor, J.D., owner, Chobor Consulting, LLC); and “Maximizing Retirement Planning Options for Business Owners” (led by Theresa Donatelli, financial advisor, Essex Financial Services, Inc.). This important forum will be held twice, at 7:30 a.m. at Essex Savings Bank’s boardroom (35 Plains Road, Essex) and at 5:30 p.m. at the Essex Financial Services’ upper conference room (99 Durham Road, Madison).

Since 1851, Essex Savings Bank has been a “safe financial harbor” for individuals, families, and businesses along the Connecticut shoreline. Today, the bank provides checking, savings, loans, trust and wealth management services, along with a full range of investment services through it’s subsidiary Essex Financial Services, Inc.  Its five branches are located in Essex, Madison, Old Lyme and Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Share