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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

with Rob Labombard

Lovell Safety

The Program is intended to present information on WHY employees get injured at work and

discuss ways to prevent injuries from happening. The OSHA Haz-Com/GHS program reviews

what employers need to do to comply with this new standard.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE & LEVEL: Intermediate to Managers

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

with Ryan LaPoma

Earth Advantage

 

How can you build a home that uses no energy for heating, cooling, lights or appliances? Today it’s possible to build a zero-energy home using readily available products and proven techniques. Zero-energy homes are going up across America. In this one-hour seminar, learn what takes to take residential construction all the way to zero.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE & LEVEL: The course content is designed to engage and inform audiences at all levels of technical sophistication. Basic concepts are clearly presented. Energy terms are defined. Advanced concepts generally arise during the question period.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

with Kyle Abrahamovich

Poulos Advisors

Owners of retail lumber yards face many challenges when retiring and exiting their business, but also have many unique wealth planning opportunities.  Often, owners’ business exit planning is very closely related to their retirement and personal goals and objectives.  Whether passing the business onto a family member or selling to a 3rd party in a profitable and tax efficient manner, this course will explore the various options for exiting the business, as well as the wealth management implications for each.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE & LEVEL:  Advanced content for owners

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 

with Jeremy Abel

Mannix Marketing

 

Turn your website into a valuable resource for getting found online, building trust with buyers, and attracting inquiries!  During this webinar you’ll learn what your website needs to help you succeed in 2016 and beyond.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE & LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced for Salespeople, Marketers/Business Owners

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016:

with Jeff Calabrese, Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP

 

This program will outline the National Labor Relations Board’s new rule governing union organizing in the workplace.  It will explain why employees seek to organize, how to spot signs of organizing activity, how organizing campaigns start, and how employers can diagnose and prepare for an organizing campaign.  The speaker will provide helpful hints for managers and supervisors to maintain high morale in the workforce, which in turn helps avoid organizing activity.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE & LEVEL: All levels.  Owners, Managers, Supervisors and Human Resources Professionals.

 

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Pamela Lansing

Computer Visions, LLC

 

Rudeness in the workplace is increasing to the level that universities are studying it. Everyone is busy, everyone is stressed, and most people take it out on their colleagues at one time or another. We’ve all been in a situation where we need to print something ASAP and someone has left the printer jammed, or we need coffee and the coffeepot is empty. Technology is supposed to make life easier and simpler, but most managers find themselves cleaning up the messes caused by too many gadgets. This workshop will show you how to leverage technology to work smarter, not harder.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE & LEVEL: Introductory / Basic Content

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The Connecticut state legislature, in an effort to repair the budget deficit, repealed the sales tax exemption for residential weatherization products and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Effective Jan. 1, 2016 consumers will now have to pay sales tax on products including but not limited to: programmable thermostats; insulation; water heaters and water heater blankets; and windows and doors that meet the federal Energy Star standard. According to the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS), in order to exempt the items from sales tax, they must be delivered/received by Dec. 31, 2015 OR a deposit must be taken for orders prior to Jan.1, 2016 AND the product must be removed from inventory or accounted for in your inventory control system by Dec. 31, 2015. As there is no stated requirement for a specific percentage deposit, a $1 deposit would be allowed. If you are unable to pull the product from inventory or account for it as sold in your inventory control system by Dec. 31, 2015, then the product would not be considered tax exempt.

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 with Pamela Lansing

Computer Visions, LLC

 

Have you ever wondered why it seems so difficult to talk with some people and so easy to talk with others? Can you recall an occasion where you met someone for the first time and immediately liked that person? Something about the individual made you feel comfortable.

A major goal of this workshop is to help you understand the impact your communication skills have on other people. You will also explore how improving these skills can make it easier for you to get along in the workplace, and in life.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE & LEVEL: Introductory/Basic

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Brad Farnsworth, The Farnsworth Group

This webinar will cover the economic outlook for 2016 and the next couple of years. It will present key drivers which will be affecting both the housing and remodeling markets over the near term.

TARGET AUDIENCE & LEVEL: Advanced Content and Owners/Managers, etc.