Connecticut Old State House Opens New Gift Store

Posted on 21. Nov, 2013 by in Blog, community, connecticut, Non-Profit

We are proud to be part of the planning to reopen the new and improved gift store at the Old State House in Hartford. Our firm did the research to help decide the retail planners approach to supporting the Old State House efforts with a focus on Hartford and Connecticut history by featuring unique items, books, […]

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Congratulations to the Catalyst Fund 20th Anniversary

Posted on 20. Nov, 2013 by in Blog, community, Non-Profit

I am proud to be a part of the Catalyst Endowment Fund and member of the Steering Committee that supports worthy groups and important issues in the Greater Hartford Region. Congratulations to all members for a great first 20 years, and for the next 20 years of providing support to important efforts in our community […]

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Start Up Weekend Hartford Great Success

Posted on 22. Oct, 2013 by in Blog, community, connecticut, entrepreneurs, innovation, mentoring, technology

I was pleased to be an organizer and mentor coordinator this past weekend helping 9 teams and over 60 participants. See this link featuring all http://www.metrohartford.com/newsroom/alliance-news/2013/10/21/startup-weekend-hartford-ottawa-bridges-borders

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FEC gives $500 to Glastonbury Student for Logo Design

Posted on 25. Apr, 2013 by in award, Blog, community, connecticut, Education, Portfolio, Recent Company News

  Our new cover photo shows Ira Yellen, president and CEO of First Experience Communications, presenting a check for $500 to Benjamin Combs for designing the winning logo for the planetarium at the Glastonbury-East Hartford Magnet School. Glastonbury school board Chairman Susan Karp is at right. PHOTO: https://www.facebook.com/GlastonburyLIFE

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Women in the Summit 2013 — Reshma Saujani

Posted on 06. Apr, 2013 by in Blog, community, entrepreneurs, innovation, mentoring, nonprofit, Personal

“Titans of Tech.” Reshma Saujani discussed the non-profit organization she founded, which teaches computer science to girls all over the world. She is the Founder of Girls Who Code, a New York City-based organization that works to educate, empower, and equip teenaged girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in technology and engineering.  

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CT non-profit advocates turn out in force for the “Protect the Safety Net” Rally.

Posted on 01. Feb, 2013 by in Blog, community, connecticut, nonprofit

First Experience Communications has been involved with our client, Oak Hill, in their support to maintain their funding to provide programs for individuals with disabilities. In an attempt to stem budget cuts that will affect services for poor and disabled citizens, nearly 1000 advocates and members from Connecticut’s non-profit community rallied their support this week, […]

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FEC client featured CNN online news site

Posted on 14. Jan, 2013 by in Blog, community, Health, Health Information, Portfolio

From CNN: Cheryl Rumley owns Springfield, Mass.-based Apex Healthcare Services. Her small business, which employs 60 full-time and part-time workers, provides home health services to about 300 elderly and disabled patients in western Massachusetts. Rumley got sick two weeks before Christmas. Since then, she said she’s been “losing two employees a day” to the flu. […]

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Why Being a Mentor and an Entrepreneur is a Giving and Getting Experience

Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by in angel investing, Blog, business development, community, entrepreneurs, Health Information, innovation, Recent Company News, technology

Lessons Learned Over the past five years, I have been mentoring dozens of start-up (companies in Connecticut in conjunction with Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, Connecticut Technology Council, and Connecticut Innovations. This summer, I also have the privilege of being a judge and a mentor at 2012 MassChallenge (MassChallenge.org) in Boston. It is one of the premier accelerator programs […]

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Unlocking Intern Opportunities

Posted on 18. Jul, 2012 by in Blog, business development, community, internship

After completing 4 years of classroom training at Central Connecticut State University, I’ve started my adventure into the actual working world at First Experience Communication Agency.  I wish to share my experience as an Intern at FEC with the community and my recently graduated classmates. My desire is that sharing insight on what it’s like to be an […]

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Elder Caregiving in the Digital Age: Finding Quality Homecare Services

Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 by in Blog, community, core competencies, core services, Health, Portfolio

SEARCHING FOR THE BEST There is no mystery to the reality that the “best” homecare services often lose out against lesser options through price competition and availability. The “cost” of homecare is determined in part by the resources diverted from buying other goods and services, whether comparable or totally different, but equally important…. To read […]

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