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Behind the Scenes of CELEBRATE CT!

Celebrate CT

Join Kristi Sullivan, CERC's Vice President of Marketing, for this episode of CERCONOMY as she walks you through the essential steps to plan for a large, high-profile event like the annual CELEBRATE CT! event, and how CERC can help your organization execute successful events.

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The Art of Communication

Art of Communication

Susan Powers of Sandler Training joins Kristi Sullivan, Vice President of Marketing for CERC, to share insights into the DISC personality profile and how it is a large part of successfully navigating the art of communication. What are the traits of the four styles and how can you adjust and adapt to better understand those who have different styles than you?  Being more aware of the particular traits can lead to better working relationships and allows for more successful outcomes - both professionally… and personally.

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What an Honor!

Celebate CT!

In a few weeks, our annual Celebrate CT! event will honor a selection of people, projects and places for their positive contribution to the local and state economy (view the full list of award honorees). CERC will also be celebrating our 25th Anniversary at this year’s 9th annual event, and for the first time, the event will be held at Infinity Hall in Hartford.

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Municipal Websites: What to do Before Your Redesign

In this episode of CERCONOMY, CERC's VP of Marketing is joined by CERC's Marketing Consultant, Rebecca Mead, to discuss action steps to take before a municipality - or any organization for that matter - begins the process of the design and development of a new website.  

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Top 5 Tools and Tips to Help You Stay Organized, On Time and On Budget – and NOT Overwhelmed

  1. Utilize Outlook for Keeping Track of Appointments, Deadlines and To Dos
    Did you know that you can create a “calendar appointment” directly from an email in Outlook?  I use this all the time to make sure important emails that have actionable deadlines don’t get lost – but rather find a place on my calendar.  I also utilize the feature to make sure internal and external associates know when things are due.  And to keep track of events, I created a separate calendar that also houses the event information, registration details and online links directly in the appointment slot.

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LaunchEZ: Connecting Entrepreneurs with the Best Matched Resources

In this episode, Beth Wallace, CERC's Director of Business Services, is joined by Tim Laubacher, the owner of Sound Web Solutions and developer of the LaunchEZ platform, a tool for entrepreneurs in Connecticut. Listen to learn more about the platform's benefits for entrepreneurs and new businesses, as well as how partner organizations from across the state can receive exposure to an ever expanding audience of the entrepreneurial community.

To register for an upcoming road show event, please visit http://www.launchez.com/road-show. To add your organization as a resource provider, follow these directions http://www.launchez.com/How-To-Add

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Becoming Podcast #525,001

Podcasts aren’t new. Previously known as "audioblogging," podcasting has roots dating back to the 1980s. But with the birth of broadband internet, and portable digital audio devices (the iPod), podcasts really started to catch hold in late 2004.   FastCompany estimates that there are 18.5 million episodes contributing to over 525,000 syndicated podcasts! I haven’t dared to even think of how many hours of podcasts that adds up to… anyone care to do the math?

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Municipal Marketing

municipal marketing

In this episode of CERCONOMY, Courtney Hendricson is joined by Kristi Sullivan, CERC's VP of Marketing, to discuss the important facets of building a marketing plan for your municipality, and shares a review of a recent marketing project completed for the town of Washington, Connecticut.

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Connecticut and the World

This summer, I have had the opportunity to intern at both CERC and the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, another nonprofit, which works to promote global awareness through community engagement. Working at these two nonprofits has allowed me to simultaneously gain a more global perspective, learning about pressing issues across the world, and a more local one, learning about issues that affect the Connecticut economy and its development.

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Marketing Connecticut to College Grads

As a rising senior at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, I find that there is one thing at the forefront of my mind, and the minds of all my fellow classmates who are entering their final year of college: post-graduation plans. The mere mention of those three words causes stress and anxiety levels to skyrocket amongst many college seniors. The significance that those in college place on post-grad plans can be discerned through the fact that, according to a major annual survey of incoming students conducted by UCLA, the number one reason that people attend college is to “get a better job,” which has superseded the former number one reason, which, before 2006, was to “learn about things that interest me.”

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