Upcoming Events & Seminars – Sponsored by Northwest Connecticut Economic Development Corporation


Startup and Small Business Helpdesk

Monday, April 5, 2021, 6:00-8:00 PM


Join us for an interactive panel discussion with experienced startups as they share their knowledge and first-hand experience with market research and access to capital. Learn about investigating industry trends, sizing up competitors, creating an ideal customer profile, and choosing the right research methods for your business venture. We will explore sources of capital including traditional loans, MA and CT government programs, and specialized financing options.

Guest Panelists Include: Hope Ross Gibaldi – Founder of Learn In Motion and Community Engagement Manager at Valley Venture Mentors, Heather Johnson, MBA – COO of Gozynta, LLC, Antwaine Debnam – Founder of TripeTote and Co-Founder at Capri Media Company,Robert Torres – Managing Partner at 302 Interactive 



Our Moderator, John Fiorello, is an adjunct business development instructor for Northwestern CT Community College and startup mentor for early-stage startups in the region, serving for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurs. He is also the founder of RecordME.co, a startup changing the way music and other content is delivered to fans. With a background in music, touring, production, and recording, he previously co-founded The John Samuel Group, L3C with his wife, Karie.


Getting Your Credit Right for Business

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6:00-7:00 PM.


Good credit is vital to developing a thriving business. During this workshop from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), we’ll review how to read your credit report, rebuild damaged credit, build new credit, and maintain a positive credit history.

For more information, contact Laura McCarthy at lmcarthy@nwcc.edu or call 860-738-6351

Link to Online Business Courses


Mentoring is available from successful entrepreneurs across industry sectors, instructors with extensive entrepreneurial experience, Senior Core of Retired Executive (SCORE) Business Coaches, small business workshops and co-working spaces for entrepreneurs starting their own businesses.


Jane Williams, jwilliams@nwcc.edu, 860.738.6444


Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm


56 Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098



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Growing your business during COVID-19 virtual seminar.



Growing your business during COVID-19 slide deck.

NCCC is closely following State Health Guidelines relating to COVID-19.