Upcoming Events & Seminars – Sponsored by Northwest Community Bank


Small Business Blogging!

Monday, February 3rd and Wednesday, February 5th
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Northwestern CT Community College
Joyner Learning Center

100 South Main Street
Winsted, CT 06098


This two-day seminar is for both beginners and existing bloggers.

This seminar will focus on beginners who have set up a blog but are not sure where to go from there. or existing bloggers who want to monetize their blogs and earn an income through content marketing, as well as optimize their SEO. This will be a hands-on working session, so you MUST have a self-hosted WordPress site already set up and ready to go with a domain name already set up. Self-hosted means your site is hosted through a company such as Bluehost or Siteground and you have a WordPress site through them, not a free WordPress site. Participants should have at least one blog post written that will be used in class to enter WordPress. Topics will include how to properly set up a theme, plugins, use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on a post, and use WordPress. Prerequisite – Self Hosted WordPress Blog and Domain Name purchased

Diane Ferreira is a full-time blogger, entrepreneur, and owner of Worth Beyond Rubies, Hot Flashy Faith, Faithful CEOs and Women of Worth Café. Her blog has a worldwide reach with daily visits from countries across the globe. Diane has been a featured blogger on many blogging sites and Is listed as #25 of the top 100 Christian Women Bloggers in the World by Feedspot, sharing the top rankings with people such as Lisa TerKeurst, Ann Graham Lotz and Priscilla Shirer. She regularly does guest posts for many blogs and has consulted with companies, such as Tailwind, as they roll out new beta features. In addition to being an affiliate for many companies, she is also an Amazon Influencer.

The event is sponsored by Northwest Community Bank and Town of Winchester Economic Development Commission. Presented by the Entrepreneurial Center of Northwest Connecticut.

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