Greenwich Library to Offer a Host of Business Programs in May

Greenwich Library is offering virtual business programs this May on planning for retirement, leveraging LinkedIn to land a job, understanding financial statements, and more.

Are you planning for retirement and wondering how to include your children in the process? In Financial Planning for Retirement: Giving to the Next Generation, financial services expert Julie Jason will provide advice on the importance of including your children in retirement planning and ways you can help put them on the right track toward financial security. The program will take place virtually on Wednesday, May 5, at 1 p.m. Registration is available through the Library’s online calendar.

Those in the market for a new job will not want to miss Leveraging LinkedIn to Land a Job. Career search expert Noelle Gross will lead a jam-packed webinar full of helpful information on using the network to advance your career. Join her for this lunchtime LinkedIn crash course on Wednesday, May 12, at 12 p.m.

Job seekers and business owners are always invited to visit for a wealth of resources, including access to financial databases, stock market research and links for unemployment assistance, and the Library’s Job and Career Accelerator database.

For the programs listed here, participants should visit the Library’s online calendar on our website and register to receive an attendee join link and password (unless otherwise noted).

VIRTUAL – Financial Planning for Retirement V: Giving to the Next Generation
Wednesday, May 5, 1 – 2 p.m.

If you want to put the young people in your family on the right track toward financial security, there is no better way than mentoring them through real-life experiences and bringing them into the financial conversation. You could set up a tax-free gifting program that leverages time and creates an attitude of saving and investing, or you could discuss how financial and estate plans need to be coordinated. You’ll learn the importance of talking with children about not only their futures, but also yours. This session will help you bring younger generations into a conversation that will guide them and you as the future unfolds. It will be led by Julie Jason, JD, LLM, who developed her own views on financial services over a lifelong career in law and management, starting out on Wall Street as a lawyer after earning her LLM from Columbia University. Twenty-five years ago, Jason founded her own Investment Counsel firm—Jackson, Grant, Investment Advisers, Inc. of Stamford, CT, a fiduciary boutique where her team manages personal portfolios for high-net-worth families. A proponent of financial literacy, Jason writes for a broad audience of every financial means.  Her award-winning weekly investor education column, which celebrated a 1,000-column milestone a few months ago, is syndicated by Andrews McMeel and is published locally in the Greenwich Time each Sunday and in a number of other Hearst newspapers.  

VIRTUAL – Leveraging LinkedIn to Land a Job
Wednesday, May 12, 12 – 1 p.m.
With the current pandemic and social distancing measures, online networking through LinkedIn has become essential for job searchers and career-minded folks. In this jam-packed webinar, LinkedIn expert Noelle Gross will teach you everything you need to know about how to effectively leverage LinkedIn for your job search and online networking needs. Gross is a career strategy expert and founder of, a one-stop-shop for job seekers hoping to navigate a pain-free job search and land a job in less time than the average. She has a background in executive recruiting and her mission is to help people do what they love! Gross brings shrewd headhunter prowess, a fun-loving, practical perspective, and an element of freshness to the career world.

VIRTUAL – Fun with Financial Statements
Wednesday, May 19, 1 – 2 p.m.

Do you want to better understand financial statements but suspect the learning process will be tedious and boring? Then this webinar is for you! Financial educator Kristen Jacks will use Krispy Kreme Donut’s 2016 Annual Report to help you easily understand balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements. Her relevant, accessible, and jargon-free style will help you feel more confident and enable you to make more informed decisions. Jacks is a graduate of Duke University, a financial educator and the author of Money in Your Twenties. She studied financial planning at Boston University’s Center for Professional Education and started her career at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine and at Mutual Funds Magazine.

The below programs are made available courtesy of SCORE of Fairfield County. Registration is available through the Library’s online calendar.

SCORE Webinar: Basic Digital Imaging
Monday, May 3, 6 – 7 p.m.

A picture is worth 1,000 words, but getting it into a presentation, online or in print requires skill and understanding. Using free Windows-based image editing software, this one-hour webinar and Q&A will cover image size and resizing, cropping, cloning (retouching), layers and filters. After graduating from Ithaca College, presenter Bud Freund’s national and international assignments were from corporate, magazine, and public relations clients. He has been providing IT solutions to homes and small businesses for over 20 years. He currently teaches Technology Life Skills at King and manages the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy network. As a Certified SCORE Mentor, he regularly presents technology webinars and workshops throughout Fairfield County.

SCORE Webinar – Using Video in Social Media Marketing
Wednesday, May 5, 12 – 1 p.m.
Learn how to use video to grow your business presence on social media. During this webinar Lorraine, from Biz Gone Social, will share her top tips for crafting videos that drive engagement for your business. Attendees will learn: Why video is crucial to the online strategy of your business; featured suggestions on types of videos you can make to highlight your business; best practices for sharing videos on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, and tools and tricks for using video.

SCORE Webinar: Become a Trusted Advisor in Your Business & Community
Tuesday, May 11, 12 – 1 p.m.
Truthfully, scaling your business and building a sustainable platform for success comes down to not “what you do” but “why you do what you do.” In this webinar, attendees will learn what will make you and your business compelling to your audience, how to implement a process to retain current customers and attract more people, how to be more compelling and influential to others as an authority, and how to create a value statement that will lead to more referrals and higher retention with customers. Presenter Chris Salem is an Executive Coach, Corp. Trainer, and Professional Speaker who mentors C-Suite, business leaders, entrepreneurs and sales professionals to create sustainable success at the next level.

SCORE Webinar – So you want to be an Entrepreneur. What’s next?
Wednesday, May 12, 12 – 1 p.m.

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the benefits, demands, and challenges of entrepreneurship. It will take a hard look at what it takes to launch, grow, and thrive as an entrepreneur. You will learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, how being on your own is different, and how to find the right guidance. Starting here is step one!

To get early access to all of the Library’s small business, career, and nonprofit programs and events, we recommend signing up for the Library’s monthly Business email newsletter.

All programs and services at Greenwich Library are made available to Library patrons at no charge through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees through the support of generous donors. For more information and on these and other programs, visit

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