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Episode no. 19: Experience We-Ha Podcast with Barbara Lerner and Chris Conway – West Hartford Chamber of Commerce



Jeff & Ryan had a chance to sit down with transitioning Executive Director of the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce, Barbara Lerner and NEW Executive Director, Chris Conway to discuss the Chamber’s role in the West Hartford community, how it has evolved, how businesses can benefit from the many programs and events and where things are heading in 2019 as Chris takes the reigns.  We also learn about what’s next for Barbara as she heads into “retirement”.

Also mentioned in this episode:

West Hartford Restaurant Week – January 7th – 20th

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Episode Chapters

0:00 Intro

1:42 – About Barbara Lerner & her history w/ the WHCOC

4:20 – About Chris Conway

10:50 – Chamber Entrepreneurship & Business Network

13:23 – The COC reach and the original social network

15:48 – Chamber funding & work w/ non-profits

19:05 – West Hartford Restaurant Week

20:20 – Chamber initiatives in 2019

25:45 – Working with neighborhood associations

27:15 – Leveraging technology & social media

29:00 – Future Leaders of West Hartford

35:00 – 2019 signature events

36:00 – What’s next for Barbara

37:25 – WHCOC – “The Gold Standard”

40:18 – Barbara & Chris’ favorite We-Ha dish


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