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Education Committee

Committee typically meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9:00-10:00 a.m., at Peter M. Bakker Agency, 302 West Main Street, Suite 206, Avon

Education Committee 2018/2019 (l-r): Michael Mezheritskiy - Milestone Asset Management Group, Dennis Frosolone - Voice New England, Janina Cummings - Shear Artistry Day Spa & Salon, Dina Martinelli - Farmington Bank, Joanne Beers - Avon Dollars For Scholars, Vic Bible - IFFS Eldercare Consultants, Kevin Colvin - Keller Williams Realty/The Colvin Group, Peggy Bakker (chair) - Bakker Consulting



Margaret Bakker - chair Bakker Consulting
Joanne Beers Avon Dollars for Scholars
Vic Bible IFFS Eldercare Consultants
Kevin Colvin Keller Williams Realty/The Colvin Group
Janina Cummings Shear Wellness Salon & Spa
Dennis Frosolone Voice New England
Dena Martinelli People's United Bank
Margaret McCarthy U.S. Wealth Farmington Valley
Michael Mezheritskiy Milestone Asset Management Group


February 23 So You Think You Know SEO Class


November 8, 2016 --- Social Media 101
presented by:  Amy Jock of  Chelsea Groton Bank
hosted by:  Avon Health Center



October 27, 2016 --- Re-Branding For Business
presented by:  Amy Jock of  Chelsea Groton Bank
hosted by:  Peter M. Bakker Agency



June 2, 2016 -- Everything You Wanted To Know About Email      Marketing But Were Afraid To Ask
hosted by:  Avon Health Center
presented by:  Heather Jackson, Regional Development Director of

Look for a REPEAT of this Topic -- Coming Soon!


May 10, 2016 -- How To Market To An Aging Population
hosted by:  Peter M. Bakker Agency
November 6, 2014 -- Why Should I Market To An Aging Population
hosted by:  Golf Club of Avon

presented by:  Vic Bible of  IFFS Eldercare Consultants


April 12, 2016 --- ReferenceUSA Demonstration
hosted by:  Avon Free Public Library
presented by: TJ Pridell of


November 13, 2014 --- Using The Cloud To Help Your Business
presented by:  Michael Mezheritskiy of  Milestone Asset Management Group
hosted by:  Peter M. Bakker Agency

Look for an UPDATE on this Topic -- Coming Soon!


October 2, 2014 -- Does Your Business Need A Healthcare Plan -- What You Need To Know
April 25, 2014; November 1, 2013 -- What Does the Affordable Care Act Really Mean for My Business
presented by:  Sharon Freilich of  Pullman & Comley, LLC
hosted by:  Peter M. Bakker Agency

April 25 2014 Presentation (in two parts)
 First Half  and  Second Half


September 24, 2013 AND March 27, 2014 --- Talk to the Town-Doing Business in Avon
presented by:  Brandon Robertson-Avon Town Manager, Steve Kushner-Director of Planning and Community Development/Zoning Enforcement Officer, Harry DerAsadourian-Town Assessor, and Jamie DiPace-Fire Marshal (3/27/2014 program)
hosted by:  Avon Free Public Library

Look for a REPEAT of this Program -- Coming Soon!


August 19 & 20, 2013 AND April 29, 2014 --- Professional Headshots for LindedIn
photography by:  Amber Jones of  Studio Pura
hair and make up by:  Shear Artistry Day Spa & Salon

Look for a REPEAT of this Program -- Coming Soon!

Members that took part in our April 2014 session are
(Top Row l-r): Melissa Saint of Stokes Painting Services, Charlie Mayer of Data 2000, Peg Mayer of Howard L. Page & Co., Danette Brown of The Residence at BrooksideAnne Boychuk of The Residence at Brookside
(2nd Row l-r): Vic Bible of IFFS Eldercare Consultants, Ketil Osland of Guaranty Federal Financial Corporation, ??? of ???, Philip Havens of Havens Home Inspection, Nancy Ford of The Goddard School
(3rd Row l-r): Ann August of Senior Transitions CT, Bruce Sayward of Sayward Companies, Monica Katzen of Mind My Life, Spiros Vellios of Seniors Job Bank-Avon, Macil Stang of Arden Courts of Avon
(Bottom Row l-r): Jean Foisie of TravelVision, Ellen Cazzetta of The Human Resource Consulting Group

Members that took part in our August 2013 sessions are
(Top Row l-r): Pamela Martin of My Connection Direct, Janina Cummings of Shear Artistry Day Spa & Salon, Sylvia & Kevin Colvin of Keller Williams Realty/The Colvin Group, Robin DiNicola of Simsbury Bank
(Bottom Row l-r): Jamie Stafslien of Complete Technology Resources, Siobhan Becker of Valpak, Rachel Short of The Sewing Loft of Avon, Sandy Young of Waste Material Trucking

September 17, 2013 --- Microsoft Excel 2010 for Business-Creating a Good Worksheet and Tips for Beginners to Intermediate Users
presented by:  Bruce Shein of  Avon Executive Offices
hosted by:  Farmington Woods Golf Club

(l-r): John Yates of Connecticut Kitchen & Bath Studio, Suzy Tremaine of Arden Courts of Avon, Sandy Young of Waste Material Trucking, Anne Boychuk of The Residence at Brookside, and instructor Bruce Shein of Avon Executive Offices

August 14, 2013 --- Golf Demystified for Women in Business
hosted by:  Farmington Woods Golf Club

(l-r): Sarah Stevenson of Verizon Wireless, Margi Jakubowski of Robert Hensley & Associates, George DeVita, PGA, Director of Golf at Farmington Woods Golf Club, Sylvia Colvin of Keller Williams Realty, Claudia Rucci of The Decor Advantage, Jill Brandon of Robert Hensley & Associates



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