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Our business education workshops offer in-depth, hands-on training, primarily in financial-related subjects taught by experts. Focused seminars combine useful content with peer interaction and networking opportunities. Workshops and seminars are offered at the CEDF offices in Meriden and across the state. Community Economic Development Fund’s programs are open to all Connecticut small business owners and those planning a business start-up. Since 1994, our nonprofit organization has helped provide affordable financing and advisory services to CT businesses that can’t obtain traditional bank financing.

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Women’s Business Success: Overcoming Challenges in a Management Role

$25 program fee -- register at CEDF.com/womenssuccess Lead event partner: Untapped Potential Keynote: Managing UP, Down and Around Challenges Candace Freedenberg, Founder Untapped Potential One journey overcoming challenges in a boot-strapped, start-up dedicated to empowering women. Panel Discussion: Your Top 10 Management Challenges Submit questions about what’s on your mind. Our expert panel members will offer their advice to tackle your workplace worries and share their experiences. Jean Mix, Moderator, Founder, Mix Education Services Dawn Reshen-Doty, CEO, Benay Enterprises, Inc. Carol Kardas, Founding Partner, Kardas Larson Human Resources Consulting Devon Scanlon, Owner-Operator, Chick-Fil-A, Brookfield, CT Sharon Castelli, CEO, Chrysalis Center, Inc Networking Luncheon Connect with others who can support you in your goals. Concurrent Breakout Sessions Conflict Management 101 Jean Mix, Moderator, Owner Mix Education Services, LLC. Practical tips to help you resolve discord in your business or workplace. Building Support from Other Women Carol Kardas, Founding Partner, Kardas Larson, Human Resources Consulting Take action to set aside competition and reach out to support and empower each other.

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