Upcoming Events with CMIC

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At CMIC, we always strive to cultivate a close partnership with our member physicians and practices. And through this, we have learned about the many operational challenges faced in running a medical practice. As a result, we created an educational series geared entirely towards the business side of operating a practice. And in the spirit of continuing to support local healthcare providers and practices, we are making this series available to all Connecticut medical offices. Please find the first three of our six scheduled programs listed below. As with all CMIC’s educational programs, every session is free of charge.

“How To Promote Your Practice”

March 21st, 7:30am – 9:30am

River, A Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Wethersfield, CT

Marketing your practice is an important aspect of running a medical office. Learn about the effect social media can have on your practice and how to best use your marketing dollars, while avoiding any potential legal pitfalls.

“How To Protect Your Practice Against Cyber Threats”

April 8th, 7:30am – 9:30am

Waters Edge Resort and Spa, Westbrook, CT

Protecting and caring for your patients now includes guarding against cyber attacks and data breaches. Learn about what makes healthcare such a valuable target and what you can do to protect your patients’ ePHI.

How To Handle Sexual Harassment Issues

May 9th, 7:30am – 9:30am

Ethan Allen Hotel, Danbury, CT

The #MeToo movement has sparked a discussion of harassment in the workplace as well as an increase in reporting of misconduct to employers. Learn how to identify, respond to, and prevent harassment in your office, and your liability risks as an employer.

To RSVP to these programs or to learn more about the benefits CMIC can offer your practice, please contact Michelle Barry at 860.633.7788 x266 or mab@cmic.biz.

About CMIC

CMIC is a Connecticut-based mutual medical professional liability carrier that was founded by physicians in 1984 and remains a policyholder-owned company. In addition to competitive rates for malpractice coverage, superb claims handling, and excellent service, CMIC Members have access to office site assessments, cyber liability coverage, educational programs for premium and CME credit, and many more benefits.

Titan Energy Named Energy Broker For CCM Energy Purchasing Program

_edited-1Titan Energy New England Inc., a leading brokerage company servicing commercial, industrial, non-profit and municipal markets, today announced that it has won a multi-year energy procurement services contract with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM). This contract was competitively sourced, and Titan was selected based on its experience, expertise and its strong reputation.

“We are excited to join CCM in delivering cost-effective energy purchasing services to Connecticut’s towns and cities,” said Chris Ramm, Titan’s General Manager. “Our experience working closely with municipalities of all sizes over a long period of time has allowed Titan to understand very clearly the important components of the energy commodity procurement process as well as the need for an overall energy strategy. Our consultative approach in working with our clients has proven to deliver real value and has resulted in long term and very effective relationships.”

After issuing an RFP for a new energy consultant, CCM’s selection committee, consisting of municipal staff from among its membership, unanimously chose Titan Energy as its new CCM Energy Purchasing Program energy procurement consultant.

“CCM is pleased that by selecting Titan Energy New England, our members are assured of continuing to receive the same essential services that have become the hallmark of the CCM Energy Purchasing Program,” said Joe DeLong, CCM’s Executive Director. “CCM Energy and Titan Energy New England are immediately available to manage competitive electric and natural gas procurements for all our member municipalities, their school districts (including all regional school districts) and local public agencies.”

 

It’s All in the Jeans As American Eagle Financial Credit Union Employees Raise $6,000 for Hartford Food System

americaneagleEagle Financial Credit Union (AEFCU) employees collectively donated close to $6,000 to Hartford Food System via “Jean’s Fridays”. By making a weekly donation through payroll deduction, AEFCU employees can wear jeans to work each Friday. Hartford Food System was the Q4 2018 charity selected by the “Eagle Team.” “American Eagle’s generous donation will be used toward the operation of our Hartford Mobile Market which delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income Hartford neighborhoods with limited access to healthy foods,” said Jason Montgomery, Development Director of Hartford Food System. Hartford Food System focuses on addressing the underlying causes of inadequate community access to healthy food. Its goals are reducing hunger, improving health and nutrition, and encouraging a sustainable and equitable food supply in Hartford neighborhoods. Accepting the donation from several AEFCU employees are Jason Montgomery (front left), Nikki Knowles (front right) and Shana Smith (back right).

For more information, visit www.hartfordfood.org

Heroes 4 Hire Veterans Career Fair Returns April 9 to East Hartford’s Rentschler Field

https---cdn.evbuc.com-images-56486902-182980012392-1-originalThe annual Heroes 4 Hire Veterans Career Fair is returning April 9 at the Pratt & Whitney Rentschler Field Ballroom in East Hartford. The veterans-focused event, to be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and now in its 15th year of connecting veterans and families to employment opportunities, is the largest of its kind in New England. This year’s sponsors include the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, Entercom radio, and Travelers.

According to State Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby, more than 80 employers and organizations have already registered for the event and will be looking to fill jobs or provide information about education programs, apprenticeship opportunities, job training, and employment services.

“Veterans bring what employers want most – dependability, accountability and leadership skills,” Westby notes. “When you hire a veteran, you add value to your business and make an impact in your community by investing in America’s heroes.”

Admission and parking is free and veterans and their spouses are encouraged to meet with a wide range of companies, service providers and educational institutions regarding employment opportunities and programs that serve veterans.

For companies and organizations interested in taking part, a $275 registration fee includes a skirted table, company sign listing in the event’s program guide, and advertising.  The event typically attracts well over 600 veterans who offer a range of skills to fill jobs ranging from entry level to technical, sales, IT and management.

Employers can visit www.ctjobfairs.com to register online, while veterans interested in attending will find a complete list of participating companies and organizations on the site as the event draws closer.

Priam Vineyards Announces Exciting Variety of 2019 Winter to Spring Events

priam.jpg2019 Winter Wine Trail Passports Available through April

Priam Vineyards of Colchester has an exciting variety of events planned to take us from winter into spring. Winter Wine Trail passports are also available to be picked up and stamped during winery tasting hours or at any public event through April 7, 2019.

New events are constantly being added, so check the website for details, up-to-date information, and reservations: www.priam-vineyards.com/things-to-do-in-ct-vineyards. Here’s a sample of the 2019 lineup:

Friday Happy Hour with Live Music – Fridays, 4-7pm

Friday Trivia (No fee) – Fridays, (March 8, April 5 from 7–9pm)

Friday Art & Wine Classes – Fridays, (March 22, April 12 & 26 from 7–9pm)

Friday Music Bingo (No fee) – Fridays, (March 29, April 19 from 7–9pm)

Saturday Board on the Weekends (No fee, family-friendly) – Board game tournaments with prizes scheduled on Saturday March 16 (Battleship), March 30 (Guess Who?), April 27 (Yahtzee) and May 11 (Connect Four) at noon, 2pm and 4pm

Saturday Sip n Shop – Saturday, April 13 from noon – 4pm

Sunday Cookie Dough & Wine Pairing Class (March 10, seatings on the hour from noon to 4pm)

Sunday Cheese & Wine Pairing Class (March 24, seatings on the hour from noon to 4pm)

Sunday Chocolate & Wine Pairing Class (April 7, seatings on the hour from noon to 4pm)

Priam Vineyards is a solar-powered winery and sustainable vineyard nestled in the Salmon River Watershed area on the Connecticut Wine Trail at 11 Shailor Hill Road off Route 149 in Colchester, CT. Its thirteen international award-winning wines are estate grown, blended, bottled and cellared on premises. The vineyard is a popular site for weddings, corporate events, and is a year-round getaway for wine tastings, concerts, family outings and picnics. For more information, visit www.priam-vineyards.com.

Registration for the 36th Annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger is OPEN!

foodshare.jpgIn partnership with our presenting sponsor Stop & Shop, this year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 27th at Dunkin’ Donuts Park – home of the Hartford Yard Goats. In addition to raising funds for an important cause, the Walk is fun-filled and family-friendly with activities, music, and giveaways (and yes, the baby goats will be there too!)

Who benefits? Funds raised from the Walk support Foodshare’s efforts to fight hunger year-round, as well as our nearly 300 partner programs who serve the 121,000 people in Hartford and Tolland counties struggling with food insecurity. The funds also support long-term efforts to increase access to healthy food and address the underlying issues that contribute to hunger. In supporting the Foodshare Walk Against Hunger, you will help us continue this important work. For more information and to register now please visit www.foodsharewalk.org.

If you have additional questions after visiting our website, please contact Carrie Titolo at walk@foodshare.org.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Walk, please contact Cherie Trice at ctrice@foodshare.org

We look forward to walking with you on April 27th as we knock hunger out of the park! #FoodshareWalk

Donors Wanted for Red Cross Blood Drive

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Help save a life, Friday, March 8, 2019

American Eagle Financial Credit Union is hosting a Blood Drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, March 8, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the Veterans’ Community Room at the Credit Union’s corporate headquarters, 333 East River Drive, East Hartford.

Please consider donating blood whether you are an experienced donor or a potential first-time donor. The Red Cross has 68 slots waiting to fill. You may register online at www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code Americaneagle or call 800.733.2767 to schedule an appointment. Free snacks will be provided.

In order to give blood, donors must . . . 

  • be age 18 or older
  • weigh at least 110 pounds
  • be in good general health
  • not have given blood within 56 days since your last donation

Did you know . . .

  • one blood donation can potentially save up to three lives
  • 36,000 units of blood are needed every day in the United States
  • only about 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to give blood
  • American Eagle was a Premier Blood Partner with the American Red Cross for 2018. This designation acknowledges sites that collected 50 units or more per year. In 2018, the Credit Union collected 73 units.