Interior Design

Society meeting

Join Interior Design Society of Connecticut at Wakefield Design Center, 652 Glenbrook Road, Bldg. 4, Stamford, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Wakefield is a 7,500-square foot showroom providing trade professionals easy access to hundreds of designer fabric, furniture and accessory lines. The space also includes an art gallery. All design professional are welcome to join us and may attend two meetings prior to membership.

The Connecticut Chapter of the Interior Design Society is a group of decorators, designers, and industry professionals that meet monthly to share, learn, and expand their businesses. Its mission is to provide educational and networking opportunities for our members.

For more information visit our site or call Heather Taylor at 860-673-1390.

Social media panel planned

Learn from executives at PepsiCo, Carrot Creative, Edelman and GE at a breakfast panel discussion hosted by the Fairfield County Public Relations Association on Wednesday, October 26.

Panelists will include: Josh Karpf, senior manager of digital media communications at PepsiCo; Joe Kingsbury, senior vice president, director of online engagement at Edelman; and Darryl Ohrt, former punk rocker and executive creative director at Carrot Creative, NYC. The panel will be moderated by Jon Lombardo, who spearheads social media for GE across all platforms.

The panel will provide the latest insights on campaigns that have worked best for them and why; trends that are hot today; what to look for in a social media agency; how to build your personal brand online and best practices in social media.

Join these panelists and the Fairfield County Public Relations Association on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at GE, 3135 Easton Turnpike, Conference Center West 5 in Fairfield. Arrive by 7:15 a.m., networking will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the breakfast program runs from 8 to 9 a.m. The cost is $35 for member pre-registrants and $45 for non-member pre-registrants. This event is free with a new FCPRA membership for $65. Registration is required, visit

Access job

skill training

Companies in town and the high school have lent their facilities for photo shoots for learning job skills software being developed for the state of Connecticut by New Canaan-based Access Technologies Group.

In addition, the courses will teach the users many skills and strategies needed to get and keep a job. The project consists of two curricula, each containing multiple courses, as well as several simulations that will enable the learner to practice their new skills using the computer in a role-playing environment. All of these courses will be available to Connecticut residents through the Connect-Ability website.

Visit or email for more information.

Chefs with Heart event slated

The New England Culinary Group is producing Chefs with Heart, an evening of cuisine, music with style and dancing.

Along with recreating the old time supper club motif, NECG has brought together a diverse group of talented chefs to prepare the menu for the evening, which will be an eclectic mix of styles and flavors, pulling from their impressive backgrounds.

Proceeds will go to the American Heart Association.

Chefs with Heart will take place Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the newly revitalized Westport Inn.

The chefs for the evening include Chef Jodi Bernhard -- Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar; Chef David Donnelly -- Eramosa at The Westport Inn; Pastry Chef Robyn Eads -- Peace Tree Desserts; Chef Pedro Garzon -- Manolo; Chef Patrick Tennaro -- Old Post Tavern.

Each chef will be preparing one course, in addition to hors d'oeuvres that will be served throughout the cocktail hour.

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