Thursday, January 24
CT Lottery Corporation– A Solid Bet for the State of Connecticut
Locations – CT Lottery Corporation and Still Hill Rocky Hill
We hope you’ll join us when CWC gets an inside look at the CT Lottery. CWC member Chelsea Turner, Interim Vice President at the CT Lottery Corporation, hosts members at their office in Rocky Hill where we’ll learn about the history of the organization, where the money goes and the organization’s commitment to responsible gaming initiatives by addressing problem and underage gambling. Greg Smith, President and CEO, will also be there to welcome us.
The evening continued just down the road at Still Hill Brewery and Tap Room which recently opened and regularly offers 8-10 of their own beers, in addition to cider and wine. No program here, just time to relax, enjoy a craft beer and catch up with other members.
Wednesday, February 13
CWC Conversations – She Said What? Communication Styles and Strategies
Location – Berkins on Oak – 21 Oak Street, Hartford
Join us for the second CWC Conversations: “She Said What? – Communication Styles and Strategies.” CWC Conversations is a new program series which will let us gather in a small group to talk informally – over a glass of wine of course – about an interesting or hot topic.
We kicked the series off several months ago with “Conversations: Gender and the Future of the Workplace,” a topic that left many who attended wanting more, including take-home tips for leading change. CWC member Carol Carson will facilitate this discussion. How does the way you speak impact your world? What are some strategies, verbal and non-verbal, that you can adopt to make a difference in the workplace and beyond?
We had the discussion at Berkins on Oak, a new cafe that serves breakfast and lunch. They are opening just for us so we can check out this new addition to Hartford. “Conversations” will be easy, quick and informal – a chance to meet other members, stimulate your brain and enjoy some lively conversation. Please join us.
Thursday, March 21
An Evening at the New Britain Museum of American Art: Exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibit
Location – 54 Lexington Street, New Britain
CWC is again providing an exclusive member program, arranged by New Britain Museum of American Art’s Deputy Director and CWC member, Michelle Hargrave.
A founding figure of American modernism, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) is one of the preeminent and beloved artists of the twentieth century. Join us to view the upcoming exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art – The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art. Members and prospective members are welcome.
O’Keeffe pioneered revolutionary ways of visually interpreting the world through her early embrace of abstraction and effusive use of color, and her art continues to intrigue viewers and artists alike more than 30 years after her death. This innovative exhibition celebrates her work and legacy, bringing together three dozen iconic works—spanning O’Keeffe’s long career and the full range of her output—as the centerpiece of a unique exploration. Grouped by theme—Flowers; Cities and Deserts; Still Lifes; The Intangible Thing; Finding the Figure; and The Beyond—O’Keeffe’s paintings and sculptures will appear alongside works by twenty contemporary artists that evoke, interrogate, and elaborate upon the images and approaches that mark O’Keeffe’s career.
The New Britain Museum of American Art is proud to be the final and only northeast venue for the exhibition. The museum was founded 1903, making it the first museum of strictly American art in the nation. The singular focus on American art and its panoramic view of American artistic achievement make the New Britain Museum of American Art a significant teaching resource available to the local, regional, and national public.
Monday, May 20
Oh, the Places You’ll Go* – Technology & Innovation in Downtown Hartford
*with apologies to Dr Seuss
Have you wondered what an accelerator, incubator, co-working space, maker space, and social enterprise is? In the past 2 years, over 6 locations have come online in Hartford with more planned soon. Learn about how these concepts are revolutionizing how we work and how others are advancing in various industries. Visit three with us:
Upward Hartford (20 Church Street) – Opened in 2017, Upward Hartford transformed 34,000 square feet in Hartford’s iconic “Stilts Building” into an intersection of innovation. From a humble co-working space to a thriving community hub, Upward Hartford is home to change-makers and entrepreneurs who come to connect, collaborate and create with fellow innovators.
The Stanley Technology Center (Constitution Plaza) – Opening mid-April on Constitution Plaza by Stanley Black and Decker, this is two innovation centers. On one side of the floor is the Stanley+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator and on the opposite side of the floor, Stanley is installing its “Manufactory 4.0,” a working test lab.
MakerspaceCT (960 Main Street)– We finish the evening at MakerspaceCT, in the old G. Fox building, which opens mid-April. MakerspaceCT is a non-profit community resource open to the public, offering access to tools and equipment. It is a springboard for innovation, and a new way to boost career interest in manufacturing, technology and hardware development.
It is an easy five-minute walk to each place. After the talk and tour, we will enjoy a reception at City Steam, just steps away. As always there will be time for members to connect and we will give you several convenient parking options.