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Mar
28
Wed
UB Giving Day 2018 @ University of Bridgeport
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day

Join us on March 28, 2018, and help us Paint the Day Purple for our 2nd Annual Giving Day Challenge. This year our goal is to reach 500 donors in 24 hours. Stay tuned on Giving Day for hourly challenges from UB Board of Trustees and alumni!

For more information, visit bridgeport.edu/givingday

WAYS TO PAINT THE DAY PURPLE
• Make a gift on Wednesday, March 28
› Online at give.bridgeport.edu
› Mail a check payable to University of Bridgeport
› Call the Office of Annual Giving at 203.576.4542
• Get social and share your “Only UB” stories using hashtag #UBGivingDay!

Add your brushstroke and join the painting party!

Apr
3
Tue
Executive Speaker Series: “How to grow a small business in the world of big enterprise” @ Jacobson Lecture Hall, Room 104
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Ernest C. Trefz School of Business Executive Speaker Series

Stephanie Blackwell, Founder and President of Aurora Products, presents “How to grow a small business in the world of big enterprise.”  

Schedule
5:30 – 6:00 pm Refreshments
6:00 – 7:00 pm Presentation
7:00 – 7:30 pm Q&A, Networking

This free event is open to all UB students, faculty, staff, and the public. Seating is limited so please RSVP to Eileen Zoppi at ezoppi@bridgeport.edu or 203-576-4384.

About Stephanie Blackwell

After raising a family of four children, Stephanie Blackwell decided in 1998 to follow the All-American dream of owning her own business. She saw a need for All Natural and Organic offerings of assorted nuts, dried fruits, granolas and trail mixes in gourmet and supermarket stores, and headed out to seek customers.

After hiring only 4 employees, and borrowing some money from her personal credit cards, Stephanie packaged her new product line within a small warehouse space in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. The first few years were a struggle mixed with passion and hard work. Family members and employees became friends and worked hand in hand.

Now, celebrating twenty years, Stephanie has built Aurora Natural into one of the leading All Natural and Organic food brands in America.  What once started as a business that packaged dried fruits and nuts using postal scales and tables draped with plastic covers, Aurora Products has grown to over 225 employees. A new 140,000 square foot facility has been built by Aurora in Orange, CT that is filled with state of the art roasting and packaging equipment.

The company strives to maintain high standards in food quality safety for all products and is one of the leaders in obtaining Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification.  Aurora is a family owned company with Stephanie at the helm joined by her son, Gregory, currently heading up the Safety Department.

 

Apr
4
Wed
School of Business Online Webinar
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm

Students interested in University of Bridgeport’s graduate programs in the School of Business are invited to an online webinar to learn more information.

The online information session will be held on Wednesday April 4th at 6 pm and will provide you with the opportunity to hear from Dr. Mike Lohle about the importance of Analytics Intelligence in today’s business industry. The session will also feature information about the available program options and application process, as well as provide an opportunity for questions.

Upon registration, a confirmation email will be sent with the link for the information session.

Please click here to register!

Apr
10
Tue
Sammis Lecture Series: A US-China Trade War? @ Mandeville Hall, Room 104
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The University of Bridgeport Sammis Lecture Series presents “A US-China Trade War?  Likelihood and Implications.”

Tuesday, April 10 at 6:00pm in Mandeville 104.

Speakers:

  • John Xu – The U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Sergei Kambalov – Diplomat, Economist, and Career United Nations Civil Servant
  • Hongbing Deng – Import-Export Specialist in US-China Trade. CT’s 2012 Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year.
  • Lloyd Gibson – Dean of the Trefz School of Business
  • Congsheng Wu – Faculty, Trefz School of Business
  • Joanne Guo – Faculty, Trefz School of Business

All are welcome!  Email intlcoll@bridgeport.edu to RSVP.

Apr
25
Wed
School of Business Online Webinar
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm

Students interested in University of Bridgeport’s graduate programs in the School of Business are invited to an online webinar to learn more information.

The online information session will be held on Wednesday April 25th at 7 pm and will provide you with the opportunity to hear from Dr. Mike Lohle about the importance of Analytics Intelligence in today’s business industry. The session will also feature information about the available program options and application process, as well as provide an opportunity for questions.

Upon registration, a confirmation email will be sent with the link for the information session.

Click here to register!

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