Town to host ‘Reinventing Your Business’ conference
WINSTED — The “Reinventing Your Business” conference, organized by the town’s Economic Development Commission, will be held at The Gilbert School on Friday, Feb. 17, starting at 8 a.m.According to Mayor Maryann Welcome, who also serves on the commission, details of the conference itself are still being ironed out.“The conference will be for existing business owners who are trying to improve and upgrade their businesses, and people who might want to start a business in town,” Welcome said. “The theme is reinventing businesses. We’re going to have seminars on introducing business owners to social networking, including lessons on creating Facebook pages for a business and how to join the business social networking website LinkedIn.”Welcome said there will be other workshops offered, as well as a keynote speaker, who has yet to be named.“We hope business owners come to socialize with other owners in the area and network,” Welcome said. “It’s still all in the preliminary stages.”Welcome added that the conference will be the first in a series of business conferences that will be held throughout the year.She said further details of the conference will be announced soon.