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From the President's Desk

Looking forward to connecting in 2018

“If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.” 

 

This quote from Patanjali resonates as we begin 2018. A few initiatives come to mind that confirm the belief that there is a strong bond that connects us. 

WOW! Women in business celebrated at Torrington forum

There are some pretty impressive facts about women in the workforce. These statistics are noteworthy. Women comprise 46 percent of the total U.S. labor force but 46 percent earn less than $8 per hour. A big change from the past is that most women today know that getting a job is a part of life.

Women make only 77.5 cents for every dollar that men earn. However, this gap is closing because more women are continuing higher education. According to the Pew Research Center, today’s young women are starting their careers better educated than their male counterparts.

Time to go ‘Over the Edge’

Three very important organizations serving Northwest Connecticut — Prime Time House, the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council and the Northwest Connecticut Chamber Education Foundation — are collaborating for the first time to present a unique experience. For me, it will be the one and only time in my life! Read on and you will discover why.

Needed help for Torrington?

It has been almost 16 years since I took over as president and CEO of the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce. We are guided by our mission, “to promote economic growth while enhancing the quality of life in Northwest Connecticut.” One of the goals is to increase the awareness of the economic, educational, cultural and civic opportunities available within the region.