Innovation Conversation

The Canton Chamber of Commerce Education Committee brings members the latest business information and best practices, from professionals who are leaders in their field. We offer quarterly business education seminars with topics such as: marketing and sales , navigating legal issues, preparing for retirement and business succession planning, human resource management, healthcare reform and understanding insurance plans, essentials for business start-ups, using social media, and more.

We encourage our members to both submit ideas for future topics of interest, and to develop their very own presentations.

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Coming Next:

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – Presenting Your Business: “Wake Up Your Business Image”

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – Cyber Security – Protect Yourself and Your Business

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – HR, Employment Law: “The Human Side of Business”


Tuesday, February 27h – 6:00-8:00 PM – Tax/Legal Issues for Small Businesses: “Business Nuts & Bolts: Do It Right So You Don’t Get Burned…” at the Canton Community Center – Room E, 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton, CT


Kristin Roberts – Tax & Accounting Issues – Accounting for the non-accountant
Maria Hampton – Legal guidance for business owners, selecting the proper business structure, appropriate licenses/permits, etc.

Tuesday, September 26th – 6:00-8:00 PM – The Networking Process – presented by Chip Janiszewski

Dream it – Plan it – Achieve it: Networking is much more than just showing up at a meeting hoping to get business. In fact, getting business at a networking meeting RARELY HAPPENS… WHY? Because people BUY based upon NEED (food, shelter, comfort, security, etc) and/or IMPULSE (newest iPhone, etc). Commercials and sales pitches at networking meetings don’t normally fulfill needs or trigger buying impulses…
NETWORKING SUCCESS is based upon developing TRUST, which is a PROCESS, not normally achieved at just one event… Learn the process for networking success!

Download Chip’s Handouts: Networking-ChipJ_09262017