Money program for young adults

Manchester - posted Feb, 05 2014

MANCHESTER - On Wednesday, Feb. 19, Beer, Burgers and Managing Your Bucks – a series of monthly networking and money-management gatherings for young adults at MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester – will celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week (February 15 – 22) with a program devoted to the topic. The event is designed for any young person who has ever thought about going into business for himself or herself. Get a chance to speak with a representative of the Small Business Administration and take a tour of the collaborative work space for entrepreneurs at Axis901, on the floor just above MCC on Main. Panelists for the evening include: TJ Clynch, founder and owner of Downtown Yoga Studio and Civic Mind, a marketing design firm specializing in civic development projects; Megan McConville, president and owner of a full-service commercial and industrial roofing contracting company, Offshore Construction; Paula Lajaunie Viscogliosi, who started her own business specializing in custom-designed hand-woven rugs at the age of 26 with an initial investment of $20,000; and Corey Wry, Manchester native and owner/co-owner of three highly popular local eateries. During the networking hour, from 5 to 6 p.m., prior to the panel presentation guests will enjoy a sampling of handcrafted beer from OIde Burnside, the East Hartford microbrewery known for its flagship Ten Penny Scottish Ale, as well as sliders from Corey’s Catsup and Mustard burger bar. There is an opportunity to tour Axis901, a vibrant co-working space for small business owners located upstairs from MCC on Main. Lisa Powell, an Economic Development Specialist and Business Opportunity Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Connecticut district office, will also be on hand during the networking hour. Powell provides workshops for entrepreneurs who are just starting out and can discuss the resources available through the SBA with anyone interested in embarking on that path. The evening starts at 5 p.m.; the formal part of the program will begin at 6 p.m. Late-comers are welcome. Admission is $5 at the door. For information call 860-647-6030 or visit

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