Cancelled - 'Business Before Hours' at FAME


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This event has been cancelled due to the weather forecast and rescheduled for Tuesday April 8, 2014 at 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at FAME Incubator.

Going Green and Supporting the Local Economy

Image: Daphne DixonWhen: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 8 a.m.-9 a.m.

Where: Fairfield University Accelerator and Mentoring Enterprise (FAME) suite, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield, Conn. **Enter the FAME Suite from the rear of the Fairfield University Bookstore parking garage off of Sherman Street; drive up the ramp to second floor parking. Ramp is diagonally across from 69 Sherman Street.

What: Fairfield Chamber of Commerce breakfast hosted by Fairfield's Earth Day Celebration (FEDC) committee at FAME, a business incubator program that is a collaboration of Fairfield University's Charles F. Dolan School of Business, the Town of Fairfield Economic Development Department, and Kleban Properties. A speaker at the breakfast will be FAME client Daphne Dixon, of Fairfield, Conn., who is growing her eco-minded consulting business 'Conscious Decisions' with the help of mentors from the Dolan School of Business and business community.

The breakfast will focus on collective efforts to support buying local and promoting Fairfield's Earth Day Celebration (FEDC). FEDC is working with the chamber to reach out to local businesses through this mixer and inviting them to exhibit at the celebration - a fun, community event taking place Saturday, April 26 at Fairfield Warde High School. Dixon, whose mission is to educate the public on sustainable and eco-friendly living practices, is also director of the 2014 Fairfield's Earth Day Celebration. "Consulting is one of the services 'Conscious Decisions' provides, and 'Conscious Decisions' is providing consulting services to Fairfield's Earth Day Celebration," she said.

Additional Details: At the breakfast, discover eco-friendly things about your business that you didn't realize were "green" and save money on operating expenses. Learn how being sustainable means resource conservation - like parking your car in town and doing your business with local merchants - reinforcing the green practice to "shop local." Learn how your business can get support from the Town, the Chamber of Commerce, and the FEDC.

Speakers include Beverly Balaz, executive director, Fairfield Chamber of Commerce; Mary Hogue, chairperson, Fairfield's Earth Day Celebration; and Mark Barnhart, director, Town of Fairfield Economic and Community Development. The mixer is open to everyone. To register and for fees, visit: http://www.fairfieldctchamber.com.

Why: FAME is offering budding innovators the tools they need - from guidance to funding to prime downtown office space - to turn their ideas into realities. It also aims to foster local and state economic growth. For more information, visit www.fairfieldame.org.

Image: FAME client Daphne Dixon, of Fairfield, Conn., who is growing her eco-minded consulting business 'Conscious Decisions' with the help of mentors from the Dolan School of Business and business community.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 21, 2014

Vol. 46, No. 231