Shari L. Covino
October meeting was hosted at Sadler’s Ordinary and
President Don Kuerner opened the meeting with
introductions to new Association members: Mike Langlois,
CPA of Langlois Consulting Group, LLC; Tony Sciarra of
AGS Financial & Insurance Associates Group, LLC; Debe
Ghirlanda of Silpada Designs, and Peter Catania of the
Law Office of Peter D Catania. Don also made a summary
of business activity throughout the past year. He stated
that the association has grown substantially in
membership as a result of the successful exposition held
in October. Don stated that additional software is now
being explored by webmaster Gil Thompson of Gilpages Web
Design to further enhance member benefits on the site
and that we are interested in receiving more content
from our membership to post to the website.
members spoke on specific topics related to their
business. Donna Finocchiaro of HomeWorks Professional
Organizing spoke on the art of organizing space, a
relatively new industry in Connecticut. As a
professional organizer, Donna provided a few invaluable
tips on how to start a project – and following through
to the end. She provided simple steps of how maintaining
organization can be an equally daunting task.
“Everything has a place,” Donna said. “Start with small
projects first.” she added. Her professional services
are done one on one with clients usually billed at an
Dr. Steven Rafalowski introduced the topic of Lasik eye
surgery and common vision
problems. As he explained the Lasik procedure to
members, among the most popular candidates are those
that have nearsightedness, farsightedness, and
astigmatism. Dr. Rafalowski explained that the surgery
takes about 10 minutes per eye, and that not everyone is
a candidate. Those that may be myopic or have glaucoma
or cataracts are not recommended for treatment as
patients must otherwise have good eye health.
Trooper Manny Acosta provided an update on business
crime prevention. A handout was available that lists
important steps necessary to cut down on crime
throughout the business community.
In closing, Don mentioned to members the upcoming
November 17 meeting theme will be “Celebrating Your
Accomplishments for the Year”. This will be a special
evening dinner meeting held at Marlborough Tavern.
Interested members seeking more information should
contact Don at 652-4360, x48 or visit www.mba-ct.org.
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