Forecast Your Future: What to Expect For Your Business in 2018

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Name: Forecast Your Future: What to Expect For Your Business in 2018
Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Join the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce and Salem Golf Club for a fun and informative multi-chamber event. The evening will provide fantastic networking, an informative panel discussion focused on the 2018 economy, tax law news and changes as well as potential impacts to business lending and interest rates.

About our Panel:

Kathy Boyle, President Chapin Hill Advisors, Inc.

Kathy Boyle is the Founder and President of Chapin Hill Advisors, Inc. Chapin Hill Advisors offers consulting and financial planning services to high net-worth individuals, closely-held businesses, families, and family offices as well as foundations and nonprofit organizations. Through the planning process, Chapin Hill helps the client uncover potential risks which could derail their future financial security. Prior to founding Chapin Hill in 2000, Kathy spent 14 years as a financial advisor with national and regional investment banking and brokerage firms. Kathy is a regular commentator and guest on national television shows such as CNBC’s Squawk Box, Fox News Your World With Cavuto, NBC’s Nightly Business News, Fox Business Network, NY1, Bloomberg Radio and personal-finance shows. Registered Representative magazine profiled Kathy for her success in building her business through networking. Kathy has also been interviewed extensively for many publications, including The Wall Street Journal,, Dow Jones, Crain’s New York Small Business Journal. Kathy is a frequent key-note speaker on topics related to sales skills, business development, networking success in business as well as succession planning topics in addition to presentations related to planning for financial security.
Collene Torres, Tax Supervisor, Reynolds & Rowella
As a Tax Supervisor, Collene serves businesses, and their owners in tax planning and compliance and business valuation needs. Collene also works with high-net-worth individuals and their families with complex tax issues, estates, trusts, multi-state, and foreign tax concerns. Collene joined the firm in 2013 with 15 years of prior accounting experience, seven in the not-for-profit sector, three years in the healthcare industry and five years in public accounting. Collene has worked with diverse businesses such as hedge funds and private equity, retail and wholesale manufacturing and distribution, professional service firms, restaurants, contractors and real estate. Collene holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Husson University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College. She is also affiliated with the following associations:
  • Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Connecticut
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Treasurer, Southern Connecticut Wellesley Club
  • Board Member, Town Players of New Canaan
  • Treasurer, New Canaan Chamber of Commerce
  • Certified Valuation Analyst

Brian Reklaitis, Vice President, M&T Bank

Brian currently serves as a Sr. Business Banking Relationship Manager for closely held businesses, not-for-profits and associations in Connecticut and New York.  He is responsible for servicing all of the banking needs of his clients – deposits, loans and cash management.  Brian graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree and has lived in Connecticut for the majority of his life.  He has worked in banking for over 111 years, previously working as a middle school teacher in Hartford County.  Brian serves on several not-for-profit boards including The Building Hope Foundation, Inc. and is the immediate Past-President of John Jay Lodge F.&A.M. in White Plains, NY.  He currently resides in Brookfield, CT with his wife Allison and their two young children, Donovan and Kennedy.

MODERATOR: Amy Polacko, Arbonne International

Amy Polacko is a former award-winning journalist and now runs a multi-million dollar vegan health and wellness business. She is an Executive Regional Vice President with Arbonne International and has built a global business team from the ground up. Amy is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and worked as a newspaper and television reporter for over ten years, winning part of a team Pulitzer Prize at Newsday. She later transitioned to public relations, working as a PR executive for Pepsi and then as the Editorial Director at Vassar College. Amy is a Ridgefielder who is an advocate for small businesses, has run several networking groups, and believes great things happen when entrepreneurs support each other. 
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Event Sponsors:
Salem Golf Club
18 Bloomer Rd
North Salem NY 12560
Date/Time Information:
February 8, 2018
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Contact Information:
Jennifer Zinzi
Chamber Members $20
Prospective Members $25
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