Wednesday, November 18, 2020


8:00 am – 9:00 am | Nonprofit Awards & Graduate School Grant Presentations

Moderated by:

Jackie Downing

Director Grantmaking & Nonprofit Effectiveness

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

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8:50 am – 9:00 am | START WITH ART: ARTE


9:00 am – 10:00 am | KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Hope is the Cure for Cancer of the Human Spirit

Bill Strickland

President & CEO

Manchester Bidwell Corporation

Sponsored by:


10:00 am – 11:00 am | PANEL DISCUSSION: Advanced Manufacturing: The Evolving Face of CT Manufacturing


Jill Mayer                                             Lucia Furman                                       Marcy Minnick                                           Nick Perkins

CEO                                                              President                                                           COO                                               Director of Operations

Bead Industries, Inc.           Mercantile Development Inc.             Excello Tool Engineering +                           Unicor Packaging/

                                                                                                                                     Manufacturing Co.               Connecticut Container Corp, North Haven


10:50 am – 11:00 am:  Honoring Minority Owned Businesses

Moderated by:

Ray Andrewsen

Director of Membership Services

 Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce


11:00 am – 12:00 pm | PRESENTATION from Commissioner

Katie S. Dykes


Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | PRESENTATION: Advancements within the BioScience Industry


Graham Goodrich                                       David Light                                     John A. Grosso, Ph.D                                   Dawn Hocevar

SVP, Brand Marketing                                        CEO                                              Vice President of Chemistry                            President & CEO

Biohaven Pharmaceuticals                    Valisure, Inc.                       Manufacturing, and Controls, Arvinas                         BioCT