Small Business Association SMART Workshop

Thursday, September 19th & 26st 5:30 - 7pm
HCDC, Chesterfield

These two (2) FREE workshops (this is a series, please plan to attend both) will help you gain a better understanding of what it takes to start and grow a business. Learn about SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses.

Google Calendar for Busy People

Tuesday, Sept. 10th, 10am - 12pm

Russell Senior Center

Thursday, Sept. 19th, 6pm - 8pm

VEC, 26 Main St., Chester

Is your favorite book your datebook? move on up to Google calendar. Google Calendar is a powerful, free service you can use to organize your schedule and coordinate events with others.


May 6th and 20th
| 4pm–7pm

Need help with your business website? Want to talk about marketing & advertising? Just want to review your business plan? Stop by a business-bistro “Biztro” session anytime and get hands-on help with Economic Development Director, Jeanne LeClair.  Chat about business plans, websites, marketing, or new business ideas over snacks and coffee (most of the time).

Friends of SHAEC Norwich Lake Fundraiser Hike

Saturday, Oct. 19th, 10am

The Retreat at Norwich Lake
128 Norwich Lake in Huntington

With 97 acres of forest, trails, and lake access, The Retreat at Norwich Lake has a lot to explore. Come hike a few of the trails with the Friends of SHAEC and Western Mass Hilltown Hikers, as we team up to celebrate SHAEC’s 20 years of adult education in the Hilltowns.

Protecting Your Computer from Internet Threats

December 11th 6-8pm

Russell Senior Center, 65 Main St. Russell

Viruses, trojan horses, worms, and spyware are all threats that can damage our computer systems. We know we need to protect our computers, but with so many antivirus programs on the market, how do we know what's best for our specific needs? This class will review what kind of antivirus protection you might need and how you can determine which product is best for you. In addition, we will discuss how to back up your system and get the most out of your security programs.