WNPR Hosts Its Next Small Business After Hours

Release Date: 09/20/2013

WNPR Hosts Its Next Small Business After Hours   

Featuring a Live Broadcast of Where We Live Asking the Question: “What’s Driving the Economy in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut?”

Thursday, September 12 at 5 p.m. at Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret, Conn.

To register to attend for FREE, go to wnpr.org, keywords: small biz

 

HARTFORD, Conn. (August 26, 2013) – After a packed event in June, WNPR/Connecticut Public Radio is once again presenting another WNPR Small Business After Hours on Thursday, September 12 at 5 p.m. at Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret, Conn. The After Hours event will include a taping of WNPR’s signature news and talk series, Where We Live, hosted by John Dankosky. The program will ask the question: “What’s driving the economy in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut?”

 

This post-work conversation gives busy professionals the opportunity to network with others and share thought-provoking ideas in a casual setting. WNPR News Director John Dankosky, business reporter Harriet Jones and a panel of experts will be on hand to discuss this topic and more with attendees.

 

The schedule for the WNPR Small Business After Hours event will be as follows:

5 p.m.              Networking

Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine served

 

5:40 p.m.          Welcome & Guest Speakers

John Dankosky, WNPR News Director

Robert Polito, SVP & Director of Government Guaranteed Lending, Webster Bank

Phil Boyle, Business to Business Outreach Manager, Access Health CT

 

6 p.m.              Taping of Where We Live

 

The event is free and open to all adults 21 and over. Advance registration is required. To attend, visit WNPR.org, keywords: Small Biz.

This WNPR Small Business After Hours event is sponsored by Founding Partner Webster Bank, with additional support from Access Health CT.

WNPR’s Small Business Project strives to elevate understanding of the challenges faced by Connecticut’s small businesses, to educate policy-makers and to highlight the vital role of small business to the state’s economy. As an off-shoot of WNPR’s Business Desk coverage, the radio series is spearheaded by award-winning business reporter Harriet Jones, who puts small business under a microscope and investigates all aspects of what it takes to run a company of this kind. The project includes weekly reports on small businesses during Morning Edition and All Things Considered, monthly in-depth exploration of small business topics affecting Connecticut, live remote broadcasts of Where We Live during quarterly WNPR Small Business After Hours forums, and online archived reports and resources for small businesses at wnpr.org. For more information, visit wnpr.org, keywords: small biz. Funding for WNPR’s Small Business Project is provided by founding sponsor Webster Bank, with additional support from UConn’s Master of Science in Financial Risk Management and Access Health CT.

  

About WNPR

WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. As part of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN), WNPR serves 276,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. WNPR has also been the recipient of many esteemed awards, including two George Foster Peabody Awards, five Ohio State Awards, two Gracie Allen Awards and over 50 Associated Press Awards, including eight Mark Twain Awards for Overall Station Excellence. WNPR’s award-winning local programming lineup includes The Faith Middleton Show, Where We Live and The Colin McEnroe Show. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. CPBN also includes CPTV, a media service that is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries and educational programming. For more information, visit wnpr.org.

 

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