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Wednesday, February 4
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Oak Lane Country Club
1027 Racebrook Rd.
Woodbridge, CT 06525  


Thursday, February 5
8:00 a.m. -  11 a.m.
Bigelow Tea
201 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06825 


The story of how Butterball Farms, Inc.
went from near death to employer of choice.

Presented by Mark Peters
CEO of Butterball Farms

Mark entertains audiences with the almost too-incredible-to-believe story of growing up in a family business where he learned about how to (and how not to) run a family business from the example of his dad, Leo Peters. Mark details how he almost bankrupted the business when he took it over, only to recover and see Butterball Farms, Inc. grow to industry leadership. His cautionary tale contains actionable lessons for all of us.

As we all do, Mark wrestles with what it will take to attract and retain the best talent in the 21st Century. In a day and age where skills change rapidly and lifetime employment with one company is virtually unheard of, are we doing enough as a business community and a society to equip today's workers for the future? Mark speaks about these problems and advocates for strategic solutions to this talent development issue. His unique insights and outside-the-box solutions will challenge your current assumptions.


Tuesday, March 10
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Oak Lane CountryClub
1027 Racebrook Rd.
Woodbridge, CT 06525  


Wednesday, March 11
8:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Bigelow Tea
201 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06825



Presented by Mike Maguire Chairman of Structural Graphics and
partner with Ann Nyberg's Network Connecticut

"Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it."
Henry Mintzberg

Our conferences on March 10 & 11 will address:

What kind of leader are you?

Do you have the right stuff?

What skills set does it take to lead in today's fast-paced, pressure-filled environment?

How do others in your company view you?

Is your company developing leaders with the skills necessary to thrive now and into the next decade?

What's your own personal leadership style and how does it impact your effectiveness? How can you improve it?

How can raising your organization's leadership IQ impact your culture and your bottom line?

Through an interactive and very hands on workshop, you will see leadership and group dynamics in action. You will learn by doing, observing and contributing to your team's success. There will be opportunities to compete, think, laugh and learn from each other while developing your own leadership IQ. Don't miss this opportunity.



Tuesday, April 7
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Oak Lane Country Club
1027 Racebrook Rd.
Woodbridge, CT  06525


Wednesday, April 8
8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Bigelow Tea           
201 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06825


"It could never happen to us!"

How many times have you heard or said that?
Well, yes, it could...

Presented Our CFB Sponsors

One of your fellow CFB Members was the victim of significant embezzlement, and has agreed to share this remarkable and dramatic story. With the aid of our Sponsors, we will explore what happened, how and why it happened, and offer strong recommendations for protecting your company and your family.

This is one that you do not want to miss.


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