If you’re looking for a fun evening out with an erudite, lively crowd, then don’t miss the CT Press Club’s Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 16 at The Boathouse at Saugatuck in Westport, Conn. Bestselling novelist and author Jane Green will be the emcee for night.
I publicize this event not only because I am honored to be one of its 2017 Communications Contest winners (and I am truly honored!), but because the CT Press Club enjoys — and has earned — a reputation as a stellar group that’s brimming with talent.
Its annual competition has 64 writing and editing categories and is open to all Connecticut-based writers and editors. I entered under the “Enterprise Reporting” category, and won third place for my piece on Reverse Mentoring: The Answer for Connecticut’s Seasoned Workers: http://ctbythenumbers.info/2016/09/24/perspective-reverse-mentoring-the-answer-for-connecticuts-seasoned-workers/
This piece tells how it makes good sense for owners of small and mid-sized businesses in CT to give a chance to mid-life talent — either as interns, or directly through job placement. This age demographic brings to the table an eagerness and motivation, life skills, and years of experience and know-how. In short, they offer tremendous value. Yet too often they’ve overlooked in favor of those 10 or 20 years younger. Not only is this practice unfair, it too often backfires on employers.
There are scores of candidates just waiting for a 4-6 week internship gig to “show what they can do.” Now we look to local business owners to step up and give them a try; to take that first step.
I’m grateful that my CT Press Club entry will help share this news. If you’re a communicator, consider joining the CT Press Club in Cos Cob, CT. Better yet, start lining up some of your best entries, to get a head start on their 2018 annual competition.
Frances J. Trelease is founder and owner of Boomer Den, LLC. Business owners in and around Hartford and Fairfield Counties: contact us for a list of mature professionals eager to pitch in to help your business grow. http://boomerden.com. Info@Boomerden.com