Southern Connecticut College and Career Fair

Southern Connecticut College and Career Fair

The Southern Connecticut College & Career Fair is Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater in Bridgeport, CT. Head to CTCollegeFair.com to get information on colleges, universities and businesses from all over the U.S. and abroad.

This event is designed for high schools students and their families from Fairfield County and New Haven County and is the largest college fair event in the area. It is a free event and open to all high school students.

The Southern Connecticut College & Career Fair provides all Fairfield County and New Haven County students and parents the ability to meet and learn about the colleges, universities and gap year programs from across the country and abroad all in one night. We typically have over 200 colleges, universities, gap years, and businesses represented.

We are following state and City of Bridgeport Covid guidelines.

For more information or questions, email Andy.Alcosser@ConnoisseurCT.com

SchmoozaPalooza 2.0

SchmoozaPalooza 2.0

Join the Greater Valley Chamber and the Bridgeport Regional Business Council for SchmoozaPalooza! It’s all about business in action and making connections. It happens

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Trumbull Marriott Shelton
180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull, CT 06611

Join area business professionals as they gather for networking in a spacious exhibit area at SchmoozaPalooza 2.0. Bring your coworkers, clients and friends to preview the latest products and services from exhibitors in a fun and casual networking environment. The afternoon will also include music, cash bar, giveaways and food tastings from some of the areas best restaurants, caterers and others. 

Fee to exhibit — For more information and/or table reservation form: GVCC Members contact Laura; BRBC Members contact Kate

  • Free to Attend
  • Over 60 Exhibitors
  • Food Samples
  • Cash Bar
  • Music
  • Giveaways
  • Free Ample Parking
WEBE Wellness: Flat Vs. Carbonated Water – Which Is Healthier?

WEBE Wellness: Flat Vs. Carbonated Water – Which Is Healthier?

You already know drinking water is important to maintain health and hydration. But if you prefer sparkling to flat water, it might be damaging your teeth!

Carbonated water is just as hydrating, but the fizzy water may not be giving you a nutrient you need. Carbonated water doesn’t have the fluoride that tap water has. So, your teeth aren’t being protected.

However, if you use a product like SodaStream, you’ll get the fluoride, but if it’s all you drink for hydration – the carbon dioxide in the bubbles lowers the pH level in your mouth, which makes your saliva more acidic, and that’s bad for your enamel too!

Another side effect of carbonated water is you can feel more bloated, which may make acid reflux worse.

Now it’s not as bad for your teeth as colas or juices are, but it shouldn’t be the primary way to hydrate – flat water is still best. And it’s a lot less expensive too!

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WEBE Wellness: Relaxing At The Gym

WEBE Wellness: Relaxing At The Gym

When you hear the word exercise, you think about working out in the gym, running, or other strenuous activities. But what’s the hot new trend in exercise? Doing nothing and not breaking a sweat!

A new report shows that many gyms are offering mellow workout classes.

Gentle workouts are in demand – like meditation and yoga. And now gyms have recovery rooms, where you can lounge, or grab a massage. Stretching classes exist too, where you can just lie down on a pillow if you want.

Part of the reason is that the pandemic led to us being more out of shape than usual, so we’re taking it slower. But our priorities have changed – we care less about looking good and would simply rather feel good.

So, next time you hit the gym…relax!

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WEBE Wellness: Do This In The Morning For More Energy Through The Day

WEBE Wellness: Do This In The Morning For More Energy Through The Day

If you want a bit more energy during the day, there’s a few things you can do each morning to help out the rest of the day:

First things first – even before you get out of bed, take ten deep breaths. Closing your eyes and focusing on breathing can help you start the day more relaxed.

Drink more water – while you should be doing it throughout the day already, if you’ve been asleep for a few hours, that means your body has gone all that time without hydrating. Coffee counts towards this, but make sure you get regular water too.

It’s hard to motivate yourself to exercising first thing in the morning, but those who do usually have more energy for the rest of the day.

Have a proper breakfast – high in protein and good fats will help maintain energy; a lot of sugar will bring that inevitable crash later in the day.

And finally, don’t check your phone right when you get up – keep boundaries and don’t check e-mail or social media right away, and your day will start off on a better note.

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