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"Creating" Business

Municipal Training Thomaston Town Hall

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

"Creating" Business

Thomaston Town Hall
158 Main Street
Thomaston, CT 06787

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Check-in beings at 8:30 a.m.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW back to top

An exciting new dimension to our traditional definition of economic development is “business creation.” We all know the foundation of local economic development as business retention, expansion and attraction. But consider expanding that foundation by assisting entrepreneurs in our communities. How is your community engaging and supporting the home-based businesses, the small one and two-person shops, the folks that are baking, tinkering, consulting and landscaping – those who are experts in their skill but perhaps don’t know much about how to set up and grow a business?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES back to top

Communities can take creative measures to provide support to this growing business sector. Some are providing co-working space, some are providing “office hours” to help early-stage entrepreneurs navigate the process of forming a business. Some are providing legal counsel, IT support, accounting and bookkeeping. Helping individuals go from an idea to a company is an exciting pursuit and one that more and more municipalities are realizing is critical to their local economy. Attendees will learn about ways to help their community “create” business in town.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND back to top

  • First Selectmen, Mayors, Town/City Managers 
  • Finance Personnel
  • Economic Development Directors & personnel
  • Parks and Recreation 
  • City/Town Planners
  • City/Town Clerks
  • Board, Commission, and Committee Members

CCMO back to top

Become a Certified Connecticut Municipal Official (CCMO) today! This workshop is good for 3 credit hours of Community Development that can be used towards completing you certification. For more information such as details on requirements and how to get started, please visit www.ccm-ct.org/ccmo.

             

CCM PRESENTER back to top

Courtney Hendricson, Vice President of Municipal Services 
Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC), INC

COST back to top

  • FREE to CCM-Members, (see registration info below)

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Fine Print back to top

UPDATES & CHANGES: Last minute changes and updates, weather postponements, cancellations, etc. will be posted on this page

CANCELLATION POLICY: We understand your schedule may change. Please let us know if you have registered and can no longer attend.

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