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Small Business Symposium hosted by local Chambers

By Heidi Samuelsen

The Granby Chamber of Commerce and Bradley Regional Chamber of Commerce as well as local businesses will be hosting the Small Business Symposium on Thursday, April 9, from noon to 5:30 p.m. The event will take place at the New England Air Museum located in Windsor Locks. This half-day program is designed by business owners for business owners through engaging sessions that will include insightful industry tips from recognized business leaders.

The keynote address will feature Connecticut native, Pete Winiarski, founder and CEO of Win Enterprises, LLC, an international consulting company. Winiarski is the creator of the Win Enterprises methodology, The Win Holistic Transformation ModelTM, which is based on proven and successful best practices, two decades of applying operations excellence as a strategic weapon, and personally leading business transformations. He is the author of Act Now! A Daily Action Log for Achieving Your Goals in 90 Days, a valued keynote speaker, and is frequently on TV as a business expert and goal achievement expert.

In addition to the keynote, breakout sessions covering social media, website design, managing an online brand, human resources and  customer relationship strategies, the event will feature local experts from businesses and business support organizations who will provide information and services to help small business owners with strategic business growth. Speakers and topics include: “CT20x17 Campaign,” Adam Ney, CBIA; “A Newsworthy Bootcamp” by Gary Carra, North Central News/Asnuntuck; “Complete Business Transformation: Take Your Revenue, Profits and Cash Flow to a Whole New Level” by Howard Coleman; “The Process of Networking. Your Way to Success. The Meeting is Only the 1st Step” by Chip Janszewski; “Top Reasons Companies Like Yours Get Sued and How To Protect Yourself” by Jenny Castle, SPHR; Newsletters and Announcements. Featuring Email and Social Engagement by April Woodcock; Audience Targeting and the Zero Moment of Truth by Jeff Sutton; Feedback and Surveys – Get valuable insights to help drive your success by April Woodcock; and Unleashing Peak Sales Performance by Duane Cashin

The event is $45 per person and includes lunch, refreshments, five seminars (including keynote) and a networking event immediately following. Discounts apply for early registration. The symposium’s major sponsors include the Granby Chamber of Commerce, Bradley Regional Chamber of Commerce, Constant Contact, CBIA, Mass Live/The Republican, North Central News, and the New England Air Museum.

To register for the symposium, the TVCA networking event, or for more information visit or