New ActionCOACH sounding board established

ActionCOACH of Connecticut, part of the world's largest business coaching network, is offering a sounding board. This program is a unique combination of professional business coaching, a new, more effective networking technique and mutual assistance among a select group of-growth-minded businesspeople.

The next sounding board meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Prospective sounding board members must prequalify to attend. To participate they must be business owners and their business cannot compete with current members. To prequalify, call 203-210-7003.

Father-daughter dinner at The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot will host a father-daughter fondue dinner Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 5 to 10 p.m.)

Experience a fun night out and make memories.

With "fondue flair," father and daughter will enjoy communal pots filled with savory cheeses and chocolates, as well as the freedom to cook succulent entrée selections tableside in one of our flavorful cooking styles.

Guests will also be treated to a complimentary professional photo session plus one free print on-site courtesy of Sandro de Carvalho of Sandro Art and Photo.

RSVP to The Melting Pot.

Wall Street exec. to speak

On Jan. 21, Tom Cole, co-head of US Leverage Finance for Citigroup Global Markets will be the guest speaker at a local society of Christian businessmen. The local New Canaan Society chapter meets in Darien at Ten Twenty Post Oyster Bar and Grill at 1020 Post Road.

Doors open at 6 a.m., breakfast is served from 6:30 and the meeting concludes by 8:15 a.m. The charge for the meeting, including breakfast, is $10, and all men are welcome.

The local NCS chapter meets most Friday mornings at Ten Twenty Post. A full calendar of events and scheduled guests can be found at www.ncsnewcanaan.org.

For more information on the New Canaan Society and its events, call 203-594-7100.

Tech Council seeks female nominees for awards

The Women of Innovation Planning Committee of the Connecticut Technology Council is seeking nominations of women in Connecticut for recognition of their efforts in the technology, science and engineering fields for the 2011 Women of Innovation Awards Dinner to be held March 31 at the Aqua Turf in Southington.

For more information, send Mike Scricca an e-mail at mscricca@ct.org or call 860-289-0878, ext. 334.

EWN's "Bold Presentation Skills for Entrepreneurs" workshop

Entrepreneurial Woman's Network's morning workshop in February will be "Bold Presentation Skills for Entrepreneurs" with Gilda Bonanno.

The full-breakfast buffet event will take place from 8:15 to 11:15 a.m. on Feb. 4, at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, 99 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.

New director at APTMetrics

APTMetrics, Inc. has announced Susan Carnes, director of corporate communications, has been selected to serve on the board of directors of the Connecticut SHRM HR Council.

The Connecticut SHRM HR Council is an affiliate organization of the Society for Human Resource Management of Alexandria, Virginia, the world's leading association of human resource professionals.

Hynes, Himmelreich, Glennon & Company, LLC, relocates

Hynes, Himmelreich, Glennon & Company, LLC, a wealth management services firm, will relocate their headquarters within Darien, Connecticut to 23 Old Kings Highway in June 2011.

HHG has signed a long-term lease for 5,798 square feet of space in the newly re-modeled Class A office building.

Brett A. Sherman, CCIM, Senior Vice President of Angel Commercial L.L.C. represented the tenant in the transaction.

Angel Commercial L.L.C. is a full-service real estate brokerage firm based in Fairfield County, that specializes in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of office, industrial, multi-family and retail properties.

For more information, visit www.angelcommercial.com.