THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | CONQUERING CONFLICT
Sep
26
12:00pm12:00pm

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | CONQUERING CONFLICT

Join Denise D'Agostino, founder of Possibilities+ as she provides a clear path to improving your leadership skills in business and beyond.

Are you fearful of conflict? Do you fan the fire or are you able to put it out?

In this part of the series, participants will:

  • Explore conflict and pathways for better management
  • Explore individual responses to conflict, hot buttons and their impact
  • Create strategies to manage conflict better

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Sex Ed Trivia: What They Didn't Teach You in School 
Sep
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sex Ed Trivia: What They Didn't Teach You in School 

Join PPHP's Emerging Leaders Council for a fun night out with friends. Get your thinking caps on, prizes go to the winning team!

*MUST BE 21 OR OVER - YOU MUST BRING A STATE ISSUED ID*

*A portion of the proceeds helps support PPHP's health care services and education programs. Tickets include an evening of trivia fun (complete with prizes for the winning team!), two drink tickets, light refreshments, and one complimentary raffle ticket.

For questions, please contact Jennifer Geider at 914-467-7342 or jennifer.geider@pphp.org.

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FACEBOOK ADS IN A NIGHT
Oct
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

FACEBOOK ADS IN A NIGHT

FACEBOOK ADVERTISING IS HANDS DOWN THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE ONLINE ADVERTISING PLATFORM AVAILABLE TODAY FOR BUSINESSES OF ALL SIZES. 

Facebook Ads In a Night is a hands-on workshop series that will teach you everything you need to know to get started with Facebook Advertising!

In the 3rd and final installment of this series we will focus on:

  • How marketers are successfully using content or 'lead magnets' to introduce their businesses,build their email lists and warm up leads
  • The new Ads Creation tool where you'll be building your campaigns within the Facebook platform

- A FREE complete guide will be provided for reference after the training-

Requirements:

  • A personal Facebook account
  • Laptop Computer

*** This event is FREE if booked in advance online -TICKETS ARE LIMITED ***

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FREE FRIDAYS
Oct
6
8:00am 8:00am

FREE FRIDAYS

Thinking of joining KOI but can't work it into the budget? Looking for a job and need a place to crank out those resume updates? We get it - come in and grab a desk, some free coffee, and end the week on a high note!

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FREE FRIDAYS
Nov
3
8:00am 8:00am

FREE FRIDAYS

Thinking of joining KOI but can't work it into the budget? Looking for a job and need a place to crank out those resume updates? We get it - come in and grab a desk, some free coffee, and end the week on a high note!

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FREE FRIDAYS
Dec
1
8:00am 8:00am

FREE FRIDAYS

Thinking of joining KOI but can't work it into the budget? Looking for a job and need a place to crank out those resume updates? We get it - come in and grab a desk, some free coffee, and end the week on a high note!

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YOGA FOR THE CAUSE
Sep
23
9:30am 9:30am

YOGA FOR THE CAUSE

 
 

Kick your weekend off the yoga way - Join Instructor Diana Cusumano as she leads us through a sunny, relaxed hour of open level vinyasa (yoga 101 for those that don't speak the lingo) here @ KOI. Each session is free with an encouraged donation to be given to one of several local charities.

 
 


This session's donations will go to Pet Rescue , a local animal rescue group located at 7 Harrison Ave Harrison. They have been rescuing cats and dogs, and placing them in loving homes for more than 35 years. To learn more, visit their website: www.ny-petrescue.org
 

NOTE: there is a limited supply of extra mats, so please bring your own if you have one!

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Unlock Your Potential | Art of Living
Sep
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Unlock Your Potential | Art of Living

Stress is too much to do, too little time and no energy. 
To reduce workload - is difficult, but to increase energy is easy! Unlock your potential through powerful breathing techniques and meditation!

It will recharge you and open you up to tap into a practical way to refresh every day, so you can do f the things you love doing.Each one of us possesses the ability to calm the mind and recharge the body within minutes. The secret lies in the breath.

This 60 min workshop is an introduction to the Art of Living Happiness Program. We will explore breath and meditation as well as other tools which are taught on the Happiness Program.

Personal testimonials:

Sudarshan Kriya and The Breath:

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IBM PRESENTS: DESIGN THINKING
Sep
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

IBM PRESENTS: DESIGN THINKING

Join us as we participate in exercises created by the IBM design team that focus on design thinking: a framework to solve users’ problems at the speed and scale of the modern digital enterprise. Whether you’re re-envisioning the customer experience for a multinational bank or just planning your product’s next release, IBM Design Thinking keeps you focused on what matters to users as you lead your team from ideas to outcomes.

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The Spirit of Business | Feat. Nahmias et Fils Distillery w. WTM
Sep
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

The Spirit of Business | Feat. Nahmias et Fils Distillery w. WTM

Join us for some perspective into the craft distilling industry at The Spirit of Business followed by tech demos from Westchester Tech Meetupstartups. This installment features Nahmias et Fils Distillery of Yonkers, NY followed by demos by Turbonomic and BingeWave.

The Spirit of Business Program

  • 5:30 - 6:30 | Networking w/ Food and Drink

  • 6:30 - 7:15 | A presentation and talk followed by Q&A from the founders of Nahmias et Fils Distillery

  • 7:15-7:45 | Nahmias et Fils Distillery tasting and conversation on featured spirit selections.

  • 7:45-9:00 | Tech Demos from WTMs selected new start-ups: FixFix and BingeWave

DISTILLERY PROFILE | Nahmias et Fils Distillery

Hudson Valley Master Distiller David Nahmias and his wife Dorit hand-craft their award-winning spirits with the finest, natural ingredients. They are proudly the sole producers of Mahia in the United States.

Dorit —a former foreign-exchange trader and Master Distiller David, a former computer-software engineer, who was raised in the small Moroccan town of Taznakht. His parents, Joseph and Tamou, and grandparents Saada and Moshe, distilled Mahia, a unique Jewish alcoholic beverage; following the Jewish exodus from the region, his dad became legendary for being the last Jew to remain in Taznakht.

WTM PROFILE

Westchester Tech Meetup is a community-based initiative dedicated to bringing together entrepreneurs, technologists, and creatives to explore product development and collaborative innovation projects in the Lower Hudson Valley region. Founders and startup teams live demo products and solutions, and receive direct feedback from participants to support their bootstrapping, sprints and growth.

Startup summaries

Turbonomic

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Launched in 2010, Turbonomic delivers a hybrid cloud management platform that enables on-premises and public cloud to self-manage in real-time, thereby assuring performance, lowering cost, and continuously ensuring compliance. The Turbonomic patented decision engine curates workload demand to dynamically control resource supply, maintaining a perpetual desired state of application health. One of the fastest growing technology companies, Turbonomic is trusted by thousands of enterprises to simplify and accelerate their hybrid cloud journey. Recently named a Forbes Cloud 100 Company, an Inc. Fastest Growing Company, and a Deloitte Tech Fast 500 Company… and we’re just scratching the surface.

BingeWave

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BingeWave is an exciting and newer VOD service that better allows content creators to market and have more control over monetization of their projects through subscription based packages and advertising fees (Content creators, you decide the prices!). The mission of the company is to specialize in showcasing content created by and focused on underrepresented and misrepresented groups, therefore the content is more accurate and depictive in its representation. The vision of the company is to bring people together from diverse backgrounds through an educational and entertaining platform, servicing our subscribers, not just locally but globally through working with our media partners, network owners, content creators, and advertising partners.

TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE DOOR

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Ink & Drink | Introductory Calligraphy & Cocktails
Sep
17
11:00am11:00am

Ink & Drink | Introductory Calligraphy & Cocktails

Ink & Drink, a great event for friends and groups, is an introduction to Brush Calligraphy with Lillian Liming Lettering & Design paired with cocktails and gourmet treats!

Brush Calligraphy is an art form that has become a darling of Instagram. This is an introduction to the skills of Brush Calligraphy as a hands-on guide through the basics - from foundational brush strokes to forming and connecting letters into words. Everyone will take home their very own custom lettered postcard!

In addition to learning the relaxing and viral art form, we will have popsicle champagne, craft beer, custom coffee and gourmet donuts and pastries!

 

 

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GOOGLE PRESENTS - CREATE YOUR BUSINESS ADVANTAGE ONLINE
Sep
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

GOOGLE PRESENTS - CREATE YOUR BUSINESS ADVANTAGE ONLINE

Google Digital Coach and CEO of C-Suite Coach, Angelina Darrisaw, will discuss key trends in the small business marketing ecosystem and defining your online audience. She will demonstrate how to create compelling ads on Google AdWords Express and track the return on your marketing investment leveraging analytics.

 

Be sure to RSVP to reserve your spot!  (Click the box that says "KOI Creative Space")

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THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | Getting Strategic: Thinking Upside Down™
Sep
12
12:00pm12:00pm

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | Getting Strategic: Thinking Upside Down™

Join Denise D'Agostino, founder of Possibilities+ as she provides a clear path to improving your leadership skills in business and beyond.

Have you been told to be more strategic? Do you need to increase your ability to think more broadly to deliver greater value to your clients, staff or boss?

In this part of the series, participants will:

  • Learn the Thinking Upside Down™ approach
  • Consider your strategic mindset when approaching a challenge
  • Identify action steps to take to increase effectiveness

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YOGA FOR THE CAUSE
Sep
9
9:30am 9:30am

YOGA FOR THE CAUSE

Kick your weekend off the yoga way - Join Instructor Diana Cusumano as she leads us through a sunny, relaxed hour of open level vinyasa (yoga 101 for those that don't speak the lingo) here @ KOI. Each session is free with an encouraged donation to be given to one of several local charities.

In honor of Suicide Prevention Week (9/10 - 9/16), this session's donations will go to the AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention).

NOTE: there is a limited supply of extra mats, so please bring your own if you have one!

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THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | BE THE CEO OF YOUR CAREER
Aug
2
12:00pm12:00pm

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | BE THE CEO OF YOUR CAREER

Join Denise D'Agostino, founder of Possibilities+ as she provides a clear path to improving your leadership skills in business and beyond.

Get a proven 5-Step Model for Career Success whether you are building your own business or managing a career inside an organization. Leave with a clear understanding of the steps you need to take and the mindset you need to adapt to proactively and successfully manage your career.

In this part of the series, participants will:

  • Learn the 5-Step Model for Career Success
  • Dig into identifying skills and strengths, how to convey that effectively and strategize around potential roadblocks ahead
  • Gain insight to how to manage your inner game and create next steps for success

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FINANCIAL WELLNESS 101 WORKSHOP
Jul
26
12:30pm12:30pm

FINANCIAL WELLNESS 101 WORKSHOP

KOI Creative Space wants to help you understand how to enhance your financial wellness.

Learn how to financially plan for:

  • Emergencies
  • Protection for family
  • Home purchase/remodel
  • College education
  • Wedding
  • Vacation home
  • Confortable retirement 

Refreshments will be served

This workshop is informational in nature- no specific product recommendations will be made.
For more information about First Investors mutual funds and variable products from Foresters Financial Services, Inc., you may obtain a free prospectus and summary prospectus by contacting your Financial Services Representative, calling 800 423 4026 or visiting our website at foresters.com. You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contain this and other information about the funds, and should be read carefully before you invest or send money. An investment in these funds is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed buy the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency.
Neither Foresters Financial Services, Inc, nor its affiliates offer legal or tax advice. Please consult your legal and/or tax adviser before making any legal or tax-related retirement decision.
Foresters Financial™ and Forester™ are the trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters, a fraternal benefits society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9 and its subsidiaries, including Foresters Financial Holding Company, Inc. (FFHC). Foresters Financial Services, Inc. is a registered broker-dealer and subsidiary of FFHC. Securities, life insurance and annuity products are issued by Foresters Financial Services, Inc. Insurance products are issued by Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company, New York, or The Independent Order of Foresters.
Sponsored by Foresters Financial Services, Inc. Member of Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)

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FACEBOOK ADS IN A NIGHT (PART 2)
Jul
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

FACEBOOK ADS IN A NIGHT (PART 2)

FACEBOOK ADVERTISING IS HANDS DOWN THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE ONLINE ADVERTISING PLATFORM AVAILABLE TODAY FOR BUSINESSES OF ALL SIZES.

Facebook Ads In a Night is a hands-on workshop series that will teach you everything you need to know to get started with Facebook Advertising!

In the 2nd installment of this series we will focus on:

  • How to use Facebook’s amazing audience targeting features
  • How to write effective ad copy that converts
  • How to set a budget for your campaign. Start with just $5 per day!
  • How to optimize your campaigns for success

- A FREE complete guide will be provided for reference after the training-

Requirements:

  • A personal Facebook account
  • Laptop Computer

*** This event is FREE if booked in advance online -TICKETS ARE LIMITED ***

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THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | BUILDING YOUR LEADERSHIP LEGACY
Jul
12
12:00pm12:00pm

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | BUILDING YOUR LEADERSHIP LEGACY

Join Denise D'Agostino, founder of Possibilities+ as she provides a clear path to improving your leadership skills in business and beyond.

New to leadership? Are you clear about what type of a leader you are, what shaped your values and beliefs?

In this part of the series, participants will:

  • Learn leadership styles while exploring own approach
  • Reflect on influencers, impacts and how these shaped values and beliefs
  • Create your Leadership Story to increase influence and impact

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THE BUSINESS OF BEER SERIES | FEAT. YONKERS BREWING CO.
Jul
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

THE BUSINESS OF BEER SERIES | FEAT. YONKERS BREWING CO.

 
 

Join us for some perspective into the craft brewery industry at The Business of Beer Series. This installment features Yonkers Brewing Co. from….Yonkers. We’ll talk about what being a startup in the beer scene means and hear about the origins of the brewery - all while sampling some of YBC’s finest brews with a guided tasting.

BREWERY PROFILE | Yonkers Brewing Co.

Like any other great idea Yonkers Brewing Co. was thought of with a beer in hand. The concept of brewing came to John Rubbo and Nick Califano after they tirelessly helped their grandfathers make homemade wine. As they exchanged stories about crushing grapes and discussed the intricacy of fermentation, they cracked open a cold beer.

As the cap fell off the lights went on, “Why not just make the sweet nectar we enjoy so much more?” they asked. The generations-old tradition of wine making sparked a fire and they brewed up a recipe that is now known as their flagship, Yonkers Vienna Lager.

The two Yonkers natives, John and Nick spend one summer in the backyard of John’s parents’ home – yes, in Yonkers – studying the depth and breadth of the brewing process and trying their hand at creating a recipe they enjoyed.

They also created a detailed business plan through learning about the marketplace, analyzing sales statistics, current trends, and structures of craft breweries across the United States and speaking with local business professionals. This research and passion built the foundation for the business.

Located in downtown Yonkers, they want the brewery environment and culture to reflect how they see their hometown and be a place where the community can come together in a lively environment to celebrate what this city has to offer – culture, entertainment, sports and now good beer.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • “Yonkers” is directly derived from Adriaen van der Donck, a lawyer, scholar, and author who had emerged as a leader of the New Netherland colony and was known locally as the Jonkheer or Jonker
  • In 1853, Elisha Otis invented the first safety elevator and the first elevator factory in the world, Otis Elevator Company, in Yonkers
  • Bakelite, the first completely synthetic plastic, was invented in Yonkers circa 1906 by Leo Baekeland
  • In 1888, Scottish-born John Reid founded the first golf course, with just three holes, in the United States, St. Andrew’s Golf Club, in Yonkers
  • Kawasaki assembly plant opened in 1986 producing the new cars for the New York City Subway and PATH trains
  • In 1940, Yonkers resident Edwin Howard Armstrong transmitted the first FM radio broadcast from the Yonkers home of C.R. Runyon, a co-experimenter
  • Yonkers hosts one of the nation’s oldest St. Patrick’s Day parades

 

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FREE FRIDAYS
Jul
7
8:00am 8:00am

FREE FRIDAYS

Thinking of joining KOI but can't work it into the budget? Looking for a job and need a place to crank out those resume updates? We get it - come in and grab a desk, some free coffee, and end the week on a high note!

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THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | SPEAK UP & LEAD
Jun
21
12:00pm12:00pm

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | SPEAK UP & LEAD

Join Denise D'Agostino, founder of Possibilities+ as she provides a clear path to improving your leadership skills in business and beyond.

Nervous about presenting to a group – or just not as polished as you’d like to be. Come learn 3 easy techniques to immediately improve. Practice and perform to get that sale, promotion or kudos!

In this part of the series, participants will:

  • Learn techniques to improve your presentation skills
  • Practice and see what their baseline level of skill
  • Get comfortable and focus on their most impactful improvement area

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THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | STAND UP AS A LEADER
Jun
15
12:00pm12:00pm

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | STAND UP AS A LEADER

Join Denise D'Agostino, founder of Possibilities+ as she provides a clear path to improving your leadership skills in business and beyond.

How do you show up as a leader? Are there people or situations that challenge you to achieve the outcomes you need to?

In this part of the series, participants will:

  • Gain a leadership framework
  • Explore high performance team dynamics (Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team)
  • Identify priorities to increase own effectiveness

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FACEBOOK ADS IN A NIGHT
Jun
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

FACEBOOK ADS IN A NIGHT

FACEBOOK ADVERTISING IS HANDS DOWN THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE ONLINE ADVERTISING PLATFORM AVAILABLE TODAY FOR BUSINESSES OF ALL SIZES. 

Facebook Ads In a Night is a hands-on workshop that will teach you everything you need to know to get started with Facebook Advertising in under 3 hours!

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to set up and manage your business page
  • How to use Facebook’s amazing audience targeting features
  • How to write effective ad copy that converts
  • Creating compelling ad images and videos
  • How to set a budget for your campaign. Start with just $5 per day!
  • How to optimize your campaigns for success

- A FREE complete guide will be provided for reference after the training-

Requirements:

  • A personal Facebook account
  • Laptop Computer

*** This event is FREE if booked in advance online -TICKETS ARE LIMITED ***

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The Business of Beer Series | Feat. Harpoon Brewery
Jun
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Business of Beer Series | Feat. Harpoon Brewery

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Join us for some perspective into the craft brewery industry at The Business of Beer Series. This installment features Harpoon Brewery of Boston, MA.

The Business of Beer Program

  • 6:00-7:00 | A business presentation and talk followed by Q&A from Harpoon Brewery.
  • 7:00-8:00 | Harpoon Brewery tasting and conversation on featured brew selections.

Or $5 at the door.

BREWERY PROFILE | Harpoon Brewery

Harpoon was started in 1986 by Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti. They were three friends who loved beer and loved drinking beer together but found the beer choices at the time to be limited. Traveling through Europe and experiencing the rich traditions of European brewing and beer drinking enhanced their love of beer and opened their eyes to the rich beer culture they wanted back home. They decided to build a brewery so that they could brew the beers that they wanted to drink, and invite their friends to the brewery to drink it with them. 

In June of 1987, a warehouse space on the Boston waterfront was transformed into a brewery and the first Harpoon Ale was brewed. Fresh, local craft beer began making its way out to Boston beer drinkers. It was hard to imagine that craft brewing would become what it has today. Though many things have changed since the early days of Harpoon, much has stayed the same. We still love brewing beer and enjoying it with friends. One thing that has changed: in August 2014 Harpoon became an employee owned company!

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FREE FRIDAYS
Jun
2
8:00am 8:00am

FREE FRIDAYS

Thinking of joining KOI but can't work it into the budget? Looking for a job and need a place to crank out those resume updates? We get it - come in and grab a desk, some free coffee, and end the week on a high note!

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STARTUPALOOZA
May
24
3:30pm 3:30pm

STARTUPALOOZA

Join us at KOI for a pitch event like no other! From the Startupalooza website:

What makes Startupalooza different from almost every other pitching event? It is open to all comers - we don't curate, discriminate or overcharge - we let our Investors judge. We provide a low-cost venue, regular free training and let our Investors take care of the rest.

The format includes a workshop, as well as a complete pitch session with critiquing from investors and in-industry professionals - all geared towards bringing your pitch to the next level!

BUY TICKETS HERE

 

 

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WORDPRESS WEBSITE IN A NIGHT
May
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

WORDPRESS WEBSITE IN A NIGHT

Wordpress is the most popular system for managing websites, accounting for over half of all websites on the internet.

'Website in a Night’ is a hands-on workshop that will focus on teaching the fundamentals of using wordpress, while building a complete website in under 3 hours!

After this workshop students will:

  • have created their own functioning wordpress website
  • have an understanding of WordPress, what it is, how it works
  • be able to create posts, add content, install and customize themes
  • have access to a reference site containing notes from the workshop as well as tools

Requirements:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Laptop Computer

*** This event is FREE if booked in advance online -TICKETS ARE LIMITED ***

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The Business of Beer Series | Feat. Two Roads Brewing Co.
May
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Business of Beer Series | Feat. Two Roads Brewing Co.

Join us for some perspective into the craft brewery industry at The Business of Beer Series. This installment features Two Roads Brewing Co. of Stratford, CT.

The Business of Beer Program

  • 6:00-7:00 | A business presentation and talk followed by Q&A from Two Roads Brewing Co. 
  • 7:00-8:00 | Two Roads Brewing Co. tasting and conversation on featured brew selections.

Cost: $5 at the door

BREWERY PROFILE | Two Roads Brewing Company

Two Roads Brewing Company was founded in 2012 by four friends who dreamed for years of starting a craft brewery. We foster a “road less traveled” philosophy in the beers we make and how we make them. In that spirit, Phil Markowski, our award-winning Brewmaster and 27 year craft beer veteran has created an extensive lineup that takes a unique twist on classic beer styles.

Two Roads isn’t just the logo on our brewery building, it’s our philosophy. Life always seems to offer up two ways to go. It just so happens, we prefer the one less taken and having some fun along the way – in our lives, our careers and especially for our beers! Now our “road less traveled” philosophy is being brought to life in the beers that we create and how we create them.

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Sales Speak that Wins | Closing the Deal
May
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sales Speak that Wins | Closing the Deal

Join Victor Adefuye of Dana Consulting and learn the best practices in modern sales conversations and how to get and close the deal of your dreams.

Agenda

  • Introduction | Fundamental Rules and Sales Management
  • The Science of Sales
  • Initiating the Conversation | Introductions, Questions and Storytelling
  • Next Steps and Further Learning

PROFILE | VICTOR A. ADEFUYE, FOUNDER & CEO

Victor is a creative and entrepreneurial sales professional with a passion for tackling big challenges.  He founded Dana after seeing too many startups make the same mistakes around sales planning, hiring, and management. Victor began his career as an attorney, where he developed his communication and presentation skills.  He then leveraged these abilities in his first sales role at Northwestern Mutual, where he was recognized as one of the top young producers in the company.  Subsequently, Victor joined the entrepreneurial world, serving as Co-Founder & President of WellnessRebates, VP of Business Development at Apex Leaders LLC, and as a sales consultant to various B2B startups.  He is a graduate of Duke University and The George Washington University Law School.

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