Award presented to businessman

Mike Silverstein, owner of the local Fish Window Cleaning franchise, received the Navigator Award at the 11th annual Fish Window Cleaning Convention held July 28 to 30 in St. Louis. The award was presented to Silverstein in recognition of his work with prospective new franchisees.

Silverstein's business provides window cleaning services for commercial and residential customers in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Old Greenwich, Riverside, Cos Cob, Byram, Norwalk, Westport, Darien and Glenville, Conn.

St. Louis-based Fish Window Cleaning is the country's largest window cleaning company with 239 locations throughout the U.S. The organization ranks 139th on Entrepreneur Magazine's 2011 Franchise 500, 61st on the 2011 AllBusiness AllStars Franchise 300, 30th among the Top 50 Large Systems in Franchise Business Review's 2011 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards, and was named to the 2010 Inc 5000 list of fastest growing businesses.

Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase

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The sixth annual Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase, one of the most prestigious boutique yacht shows in the northeast, will dock at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor, 500 Steamboat Road, on Sept. 9, 10 and 11.

Spectacular yachts from renowned boat companies and designers will be on view and for sale. In addition, the showcase will feature a variety of complimentary family activities, along with unique land exhibits, ranging from fall fashion to a one-of-a kind $2 million 1963 Corvette Rondine Concept Car. Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday.

Fundraising conference

Connecticut's two Association of Fundraising Professionals chapters will hold their annual all-day conference on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the CoCo Key Hotel and Convention Center in Waterbury. Scheduled speakers include Deb Heinrich, Nonprofit Liaison to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

For more information visit http://afpct.afpnet.org/Conference-NPDinConnecticut.aspx .

Women of influence to speak

The Connecticut Women's Alliance, an organization that seeks to support the advancement of women and girls through educational programming and events, is hosting the Connecticut Women's Summit.

The Connecticut Women's Summit will feature some of Connecticut's most influential women to discuss topics related to constructive ways in which women can mentor each other, build supportive communities and cooperation models, and help all women advance in our society. It is a festival of ideas for rapid evolution.

The Connecticut women's Summit will take place on Oct. 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the East Hartford Community Cultural Center on 50 Chapman Place, East Hartford. To register, visit www.ctwomensalliance.com. Tickets are $35 and include hors d'oeuvres, wine and refreshments, free parking, book sales and signings, and other informative materials.