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Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
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East Hartford (Raymond) Public Library 
840 Main Street
East Hartford, CT 06108

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Tracy Allen 
Greater Hartford SCORE 
How Public Policy Can Affect Your Business…and What You Can Do About It


bookshelf  - unsplash Mark Twain famously said, “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”

Most business owners know this statement all too well. This program presents an opportunity for business owners to learn about new laws adopted by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2019 that may affect them and what they can do to comply, bills and policies the legislature is expected to consider in 2020, and how they can effect the process and shape the outcome.

Please join Matthew Hallisey, a lawyer-lobbyist and government relations professional, for this timely and informative program. This program will provide an overview of the Governor’s budget, bills approved by the General Assembly and how changes in public policy can affect your business. It is ideal for business owners, small firms and other professionals.

You WIll Learn: 

An experienced lawyer-lobbyist and government affairs professional will discuss:

  • The Connecticut state budget, taxes and fees.
  • Bills approved by the General Assembly affecting businesses; consumer protection; energy, the environment and public utilities; labor and employment; taxes and other issues. 
  • How business owners can effect change in state government policies.

The program will equip business owners with the knowledge and tools they need in order to anticipate changes in public policy and give them a voice in the process.

Meet Our Presenter: 

Matthew Hallisey, Managing Principal of Matthew Hallisey Government Affairs, LLC, Glastonbury, Conn. More information about Mr. Hallisey and his firm is available at




Please remember:

1. Monitor your emails for any updates to the date/location/time.

2. Our workshops are PAPERLESS, so you will receive an email the day before the workshop linking you to any handouts. You should print it out or load it onto a laptop, tablet, or phone for viewing.

3. Bring your cell phone as you will receive an email with a link to your workshop evaluation form. It will be sent to you toward the end of the workshop so you can complete it effortlessly online before you leave. Wi-Fi is available in most locations.

Please Note:

1. You must register online for all workshops. No walk-ins will be allowed for any paid workshops because we do not have the ability to take payment on the spot.

2. Please arrive with enough time to get settled as every workshop will start promptly.

3. Parking will not be validated for workshops in Downtown Hartford. Please download the WOONERF App on your phone so that you can replenish the parking meter from your phone if you choose to park on the street.

Free Business Counseling:

To get free one-on-one business counseling or learn about other SCORE free and paid workshops, please visit our website.

SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association.