Ira Yellen to Present at MIT Enterprise Forum

Posted on 11. Mar, 2016 by in angel investing, business development, connecticut, entrepreneurs, Health Information, innovation, interactive

The MIT Enterprise Forum of CT presents: Anthology of a Startup: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned Thursday, March 24th | 5:00 – 8:00 | New Haven Lawn Club | 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven Registration & Networking 5:00-5:30 | 5:30-8:00 Program. For tickets or additional info, visit  Featured Speaker: Ira Yellen, Founder and President of […]

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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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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

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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:

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Posted on 07. Feb, 2013 by in Blog, connecticut, mentoring, Uncategorized

Glastonbury High School students are participating in a logo competition by showcasing their skills in creating a new logo for the Glastonbury Planetarium located at the Glastonbury East Hartford Magnet School. Ira Yellen, president of First Experience Communications, and I presented to 10 students a workshop about designing a logo.  As part of the workshop, […]

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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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StartUp Hartford Weekend was a Great Success

Posted on 26. Sep, 2012 by in Blog, connecticut, entrepreneurs, Health, innovation, technology

Start Up Teams, Mentors, and Organizers In keeping with Connecticut’s “still revolutionary”, Hartford hosted a StartUp Event that focused on healthcare and wellness for people who wanted to experience what being an entrepreneur was like. Over 60 people registered, 25 pitches, and 8 teams were formed. The team members came from far and wide (Connecticut, […]

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Connecticut Governor Proposes Use of Internet to Help Families Find Homecare Agencies

Posted on 10. Feb, 2012 by in Blog, community, connecticut, Health

Hospital discharges web-based information system to keep individuals out of nursing facilities in the first place. By providing information on the availability of home and community-based services, this system will facilitate the transition of care from the hospital to the community, promoting individualized person-centered planning.* Here is the Governor’s proposed Long-term Health Care Initiative for the Legislature to approve: […]

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Mentoring at Start-Up UConn: Many Great Lessons Learned

Posted on 30. Jan, 2012 by in Blog, community, connecticut, entrepreneurs, innovation, Recent Company News, technology

It was great going back to college, that is being a mentor to new ideas at Start Up UConn, a national program that encourages young and energetic entrepreneurs to create a new business model over a period of 54 hours. I had the pleasure of nurturing and coaching teams of entrepreneurs in creating mostly online […]

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Connecticut Homecare Agencies to the Rescue

Posted on 08. Nov, 2011 by in Blog, connecticut, Health, nonprofit

There have been many unsung heros during Connecticut’s freak October snowstorm. Many towns have been without electricity for almost two weeks. Home bound people who need daily medical help depend on VNAs and other homecare agencies. As the CT Mirror reported —”But that can mean that when a disaster strikes, the services people rely on–delivered […]

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