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  • Chocolate Works Darien Personalized, memorable, and unique gifts for any occasion chocolateworksdarien@yahoo.com Our Belgian chocolate creations are handmade, on premises, by our wonderful chocolatiers, using 200lb vats of milk and dark chocolate. Let our chocolate design team create personalized, memorable, and unique gifts for any occasion. We specialize in corporate "thank you-s" using your business logos! We can also make party favors for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, baby showers, etc. Our event space can be booked for children's parties, ladies nights, and corporate events. Make all of your ...Read More »

  • Rich Gee High-Performance Coaching for Motivated Businesspeople & Executives richgee@richgee.com Want to perform at a higher level than your competition? Most high-performing businesspeople employ a coach — they just don’t advertise it. Over the past 10+ years, Rich has inspired thousands of business owners and executives to exponentially build upon their success and reach heights never dreamed of by their peers. Rich is one of the nation’s leading certified, high-performance coaches — frequently tapped by the NY Times, WSJ, and Today Show for interviews on ...Read More »

  • Plan for the Future. How an Estate Plan Puts You in Control

    Friday, January 27th 9:30am to 11:00am During this seminar you will learn ways to care for the people and things you love after you’re gone and leave behind a lasting, meaningful legacy. This seminar focuses on five key financial planning issues associated with estate planning: proper account ownership, beneficiary review, strategies to minimize estate and income taxes, gifting strategies and how long term care insurance can protect your estate. This session will be led by Karen Goersch, CPA, CRPC®, APMA®, Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial, who will be joined by Michelle Beltrano, Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney from Beltrano Law. Coffee and pastries will ...Read More »

  • The Darien Community Association, in collaboration with At Home in Darien and the New Canaan-based Alliance of Business Professionals, will present a panel discussion “Dementia: A Primer for Families and Caregivers” at the DCA, 274 Middlesex Road, on October 18th from 5:00-7:00 pm.  The program is targeted not only for the families - spouses, adult children and caregivers of those with dementia - but also other seniors and/or their children who would simply like to learn more about this disease, which is affecting a larger portion of the population in today’s world, as people live longer. Panelists include Dr. Stephen Jones, ...Read More »

  • CAN’T GET OUT OF DYING? WHY NOT PLAN FOR IT! A Panel Discussion on End-of-Life Issues: Death is not easy to talk about, but having the family conversations well in advance is healthy for all and helps lessen the burden on loved ones later on. APRIL 27TH AND MAY 11TH 5 – 7 PM LAMB ROOM AT THE NEW CANAAN LIBRARY April 27th – Advice for talking about end-of-life wishes and care decisions. Moderator: Barb Achenbaum, Executive Director, Staying Put in New Canaan The ...Read More »

  • Erica B. Saypol, Ph.D., LLC Licensed Clinical Psychologist ebsaypol@optimum.net Erica Saypol is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who treats people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and challenges coping with stressful events. She also specializes in reproductive psychology, addressing issues related to fertility, pregnancy, adoption, and postpartum adjustment. Dr. Saypol works with individuals, couples, families, and groups, and has offices in New Canaan and Greenwich. Her approach incorporates psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and collaborative approaches to treatment, and she brings clarity and compassion to her work.Read More »

  • Right at Home, In Home Care and Assistance Owner dbabcock@homecarerah.com We provide in home care an assistance for anyone who needs extra help at home, in a community, skilled nursing facility or rehabilitation center. We provide companionship, Alzheimers care,  Dementia care, homemaker services, sitter services, couples care, discharge/ Outpatient services, Indoor and outside activities, Personal care, and many other services where help is needed by a love one. We proved hourly services, 24 hour careand live-in care.Read More »

  • Over 100 people attended the recent Panel Discussion “Dementia: A Primer for Families and Caregivers”, co-sponsored by The Alliance of Business Professionals, Staying Put, New Canaan and the New Canaan Library. Held in the Library’s Lamb Room, the program targeted not only families - spouses, adult children and caregivers of those with dementia - but also others interested in learning more about the disease. Panelists included Dr. Stephen Jones, gerontologist and Director of Greenwich Hospital’s Center for Healthy Aging and Tania Paparazzo, LMSW, Southwest Regional Director, Alzheimer’s ...Read More »

  • Beltrano Law Health, Elder Law and Special Needs info@cthealthcareattorney.com With almost two decades of health care and regulatory experience, Michelle’s practice focuses on health and regulatory law, elder law, special needs planning, and probate and estate administration.  Michelle understands the unique challenges individuals, families and health care providers face in today's complex regulatory environment.  She represents clients on various matters ranging from involuntary conservatorship proceedings to negotiating provider employment agreements.Read More »

  • Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Financial Advisor, Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM karen.goersch@ampf.com Are you looking for ways to reach your financial goals in today’s volatile market? Whether you’re saving for retirement, college for your kids or other needs, you may be unsure about what to do next or whether you can do anything at all. That’s where I can help. I'll take the time to listen to you and understand your goals and dreams. I'll help you build a plan to get back on track toward reaching them. Working together, we will ...Read More »

  • Last of a three part educational series: Navigating divorce and transition: What you need to know! Part 3: Starting a new chapter? How do you take control of your life? Presenters include Linda Olson, Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Kathleen Toombs, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, M.A. and M.S.; and Dom Bonarrigo, Career and Job Transition Counselor. Free admission however space is limited. To reserve a seat, please call (203) 273-1647 Waveny House 677 South Avenue New Canaan, CT 06840 7:00 - 8:30 PM  Read More »

  • Our second of a three part educational series: Navigating divorce and transition: What you need to know! Part 2: Getting divorced?  What do you do now? A panel discussion led by Bill Bergner, State Farm Insurance - New Canaan.  Panelists include John Murphy, Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager, Boudreau Murphy Group at Morgan Stanley;  John Nelson, CPA;  Don Moyle, Insurance Navigation;  Carol Hollyday, Realtor, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty;  Anna Maria Kinberg, Interior Designer; and Cynthia Herbert, Appraiser, Fine Art and Personal Property. Free admission however space is limited. To reserve a seat, please call (203) 273-1647 Waveny House 677 South Avenue New Canaan, CT 06840 7:00 - 8:30 PM    Read More »

  • Our first of a three part educational series: Navigating divorce and transition: What you need to know! Part 1: Considering divorce?  Exploding the myths! Are you considering divorce?  This seminar will address the initial questions you may have and the role of professionals in the divorce process.  The presenters will cover topics including the value of counseling, how to structure a strategy to proceed with the divorce, preparing a financial inventory of assets and liabilities, child custody and visitation, alimony and child support. Presenters include Sari Jaffe of Jaffe and Jaffe, a law firm in New Canaan. Ms. Jaffe has specialized in all aspects of Connecticut ...Read More »

  • “We are all here because we appreciate and believe in ‘brand’ New Canaan, First Selectman Rob Mallozzi told members of the Alliance of Business Professionals at a recent meeting of the Alliance, a network of professionals involved in a wide variety of local businesses. The Alliance frequently invites community leaders of non-profit organizations as well as local business owners to its weekly meetings for a mutual exchange of information. First Selectman Mallozzi was the first official government guest. New Canaan is a ...Read More »

  • Spring Water Consulting, LLC Career and Job Transition Coaching – Human Resource Consulting dom@springwaterconsultingllc.com Spring Water Consulting is a career coaching and human resources consulting firm founded by Dom Bonarrigo.  Spring Water specializes in helping individuals in transition find the best new position ideally suited to their skills, experience and personality.  This is accomplished in an efficient and cost effective manner.  Spring Water also specializes in assisting small businesses in a wide array of human resource needs. Dom Bonarrigo is a certified career coach with 35 years of business ...Read More »

  • Appretium Appraisal Services info@appretium.net Cynthia D. Herbert is an accredited  member of the Appraisers Association of America and is qualified to appraise fine and decorative art, antiques and general household contents/personal property.  Her extensive gallery and auction experience define her as a skilled generalist with broad expertise. Comprehensive appraisal documents are essential for Insurance, Damage and Loss, Charitable Donations, Trusts and Estates, Equitable Distribution of Assets and proper Collections Management.  Appraisal reports are in full compliance with the standards set forth by The Appraisal Foundation in The Uniform Standards of ...Read More »

  • People’s United Bank Mortgage Account Officer, Vice President Chieh.Jen@Peoples.com Chieh Jen, aka Jen, is a Senior Mortgage Originator with over 15 years of financing experience throughout New England and New York. She separates herself from the pack with her attention to detail and her creative interpretation. Jen loves being an advocate for her clients - and providing stress-free service. "I want to make sure I go above and beyond your expectations so that I earn you as a client for life…as well as your family and ...Read More »

  • Members of the Alliance of Business Professionals meet to plan the November 10th Arts and Culture event, “Valuing Art, Architecture and Real Estate in a Challenging Environment” Front row: Carol Hollyday and Rita Kirby, (William Pitt Sotheby’s ) Anna Maria Kinberg (Interiors by Anna Maria), Nancy Helle (free lance writer, PR consultant) Back row: Bill Bergner (State Farm Insurance), Don Nelson (Nelson & Koepen, accounting, tax planning/preparation), John Murphy and David Boudreau (Morgan Stanley Smith Barney) and Morris Barocas (The Barocas Law Firm) Missing from photo are J Berry (JB Design), Michael Gregor ...Read More »

  • “Valuing Art, Architecture and Luxury Real Estate” is the subject of the fourth event in the Arts and Culture Series sponsored by the Alliance of Business Professionals, a New Canaan based group representing a wide variety of community business resources. The event will be held on Thursday, evening, November 10 at the Hemicycle House in New Canaan The featured speaker is George Ballantyne, renowned art historian and former Senior Vice President of Sotheby’s International Realty who also served as a liaison between the real estate division ...Read More »