Greenwich Library Announces July Business Programs

July is another busy month for business programs at Greenwich Library. Investors can learn how to use the Morningstar database to create a portfolio and conduct research. Business and Teen Librarians have teamed-up to provide a LinkedIn Basics class to help high school and college students tell their story on this critical professional networking platform. Popular presenter Suzanne Cincotta from the Goodwill Career Centers returns with a workshop on writing cover letters and asking for references. To round out the month, a 35 year tax veteran will discuss how changes in the federal and Connecticut estate tax law will alter the estate planning process.

Business programs are open to all at no charge and held in the Library Meeting Room unless otherwise indicated. Experienced librarians are available to help you navigate the Library’s extensive business databases, directories, investor information and nonprofit resources, via email or in person.

Don’t forget to sign-up online at for the monthly Business eNewsletter which features links to all the Business events for the upcoming month.

Monday, July 9 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Morningstar Database Training

Learn how to navigate the database, screen for Mutual Funds, Stocks, and ETFs, how to read a Morningstar quote page, create an actual or hypothetical portfolio, search for personal finance articles and videos, and get all your questions answered. Presenter: Emily Thoms, Regional Sales Director Morning Star Investment Research Center.

Registration, using the Library’s online calendar, is recommended.

Tuesday, July 10 from 2 – 3 p.m., Cover Letter and Reference Requests

In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn to summarize and clarify their work experience and interest in a position with a professional cover letter (in addition to a resume). There will also be a discussion of the importance of requesting and gathering references and contact information prior to applying to positions. Presenter: Suzanne Cincotta, Goodwill Career Centers. Registration, using the Library’s online calendar, is suggested.

Wednesday, July 18 6:30 – 8 p.m., LinkedIn Basics for High School and College Students

This Peterson Business and Teen sponsored workshop will provide a review of the key elements of LinkedIn, including site navigation, building a profile, connecting etiquette and engagement. Presenter Jennifer Gaie Hellum is a social media and personal branding consultant experienced in teaching young adults how create an effective professional digital presence using the more conversational format appropriate to LinkedIn. Registration, using the Library’s online calendar, is suggested. An Advanced LinkedIn workshop for young adults will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 19 from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Estate Planning Under the New Estate Tax Laws – Opportunities and Traps

This in-depth tax program will cover how the changes in federal and Connecticut estate tax law will affect estate planning. Presenter Neil Lubarsky will cover both tax and non-tax issues as they apply to the current estate planning process. Lubarsky is a graduate of Harvard Law, with a Masters in Tax and over 35 years of legal experience. Registration, using the Library’s online calendar, is highly recommended.

Wednesday, July 25 from 6:30 – 8 p.m., SCORE: The Art of the Lean Business Canvas

If only there was a way to test the viability of your business idea before going all in. There is! In this presentation, you will learn the difference between a lean business canvas and a business plan and that you don’t need a product to demonstrate traction. You’ll also learn how to deconstruct your big idea, how to focus on what’s riskiest (versus what’s easiest), and how to systematically implement your big idea. Presenter Bill Schloth has been investing in, managing, buying, and selling start-up and emerging businesses for over 25 years.

Register with SCORE at

Bloomberg Terminal Access

Patrons can sign up to use the Bloomberg Professional Service computer at the Main Reference Desk or sign up one day in advance by calling 203-622-7910.

Institutional Investor magazine

Access the digital version of Institutional Investor magazine in the Library for insightful, authoritative content on the fast-paced, evolving world of asset management and hedge funds.

Business programs and services are made available to Library patrons at no charge through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. For more information visit or contact Business Librarian Michele Martin at or by calling 203-625-6533.

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