Beth has been helping manufacturers with their marketing and business development needs for more than 25 years. In that time, she has witnessed too many of them being taken advantage of, whether it was the $10,000, eight page information website that was built in proprietary software or the consultant that charged a fortune for information that didn’t provide true value. This was her initial incentive for creating the CT Manufacturers Resource Group (CTmrg). In addition to CTmrg, she also owns Web Savvy Marketers, a full service marketing communication firm for manufacturers and Peer to Peer Advisors, an advisory board for manufacturing owners. She is dedicated to helping CT manufacturers succeed.
Jennifer is the principal and lead designer of Design Your Monday which she founded in 2014. She brings to her clients an untraditional design background having served in Human Resources leadership and Executive roles for 15 years prior. She has experienced first-hand the role a progressive workplace plays in helping to attract and retain key talent.
Leesa is a business owner at KardasLarson, an HR consulting firm working with small, medium and large organizations. Based here in CT, KardasLarson works across industries including manufacturing. Leesa’s expertise is in change management, workplace culture, employee engagement and succession planning. She has a unique ability to “corral chaos” by breaking down complex change challenges into manageable initiatives.
Lisa is Vice President at Integrity Merchant Solutions. She consults with manufacturers to help them save money on their credit card processing fees, and to do it more efficiently. Visa and MC have special programs for manufacturers that can save up to 80 basis points per transaction, so savings add up quickly. With over 1100 clients, Lisa’s focus on competitive pricing, education and personal service pay large dividends for her clients.
Jacqui is a Certified Global Business Professional through NASBITE International. She has worked extensively with the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center and many other state and federal agencies as an international trade specialist. In this capacity, she helped to identify how companies could best diversify their customer base by developing an export plan. As the Principal at Global Growth Strategies, Jacqui continues to show clients how to plan for international expansion starting from the early stages of development.
Brian Marois, AAMS
Brian works with employers to maximize tax efficient benefit plans, educates employees on ways to secure their future, and creates individual financial plans that align with his clients’ goals and values. Brian is Vice President of Ion Bank and a financial advisor with Infinex Financial Group.