March 18, 2020- Chef Prasad at the Marriott Stamford, 6-8PM, more details will be posted as the date gets closer. Sign up for email updates!
April 21, 2020- Watson's Catering at the Greenwich Historical Society, 6-8PM, more details will be posted as the date gets closer. Sign up for email updates!
November 19, 2019 A tasting and review of holiday wines at Horseneck Wine's new owner Greg Rubin.
October 22, 2019 A haunted night with Murder Mystery Co. at Lockwood Mathews Mansion!
September 17, 2019 Instagram Q&A with Kristen Ruby of Ruby Media Group!
August 20, 2019 An informal year recap and cocktails at Mexicue in Stamford.
July 16, 2019 An EPIC sail on the Soundwaters Schooner in Stamford.
June 18, 2019 Cancelled.
May 21, 2019 Casino night with EPIC's own members PM Amusements and James Daniel Entertainment was held at the Stamford Marriott.
April 16, 2019 Entrepreneurship & Self Care with empowerment coach and CEO of Upper Deck Fitness, Suzanne Vita Palazzo.
How to nourish both your body and mind with health coach and integrative nutritionist, Jenny Hayes
March 19, 2019 Design Panel with Pro's Ruth Ridgeway & Leslie Scotto. EPIC members Ruth & Leslie share their design expertise at the Beautiful Waters Edge at Giovanni's, Stamford.
February 19, 2019 Let's Check out Bobby V's in Stamford! Come Join us for a tour of this great event space and a beer tasting by Two Roads Brewery.
January 15, 2019 Wine Tasting & Education at Coromandel - Don't miss this member favorite! Sommelier I. Joel Lall will guide us though demystifying rhone wines.Focusing on three main varietals: Syrah, Grenache, Mouvedre that create this amazing blend.
Tasting examples include: Chateauneuf-de-Pape, Condrieu, Hermitage & Cote du Rhone accompanied by a sumptuous buffet of the fabulous cuisine of Coromandel Stamford.
6:00 - 8:00 Member Rate: $15, Non Member Rate: $40
December 18, 2018 Join EPIC for our December End of Year Gathering Tuesday December 18th, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 PM Good friends and cheer and our yearly “In the Season of Giving” Donation : Bring a Toy for Toys for Tots ~ Bar Zepoli, Stamford Free Attendance For Everyone! Snacks will be provided along with a cash bar. All members will receive 1 free drink ticket.
November 20, 2018 Networking and Presentation by Lorraine Duncan From Biz Gone Social! 6pm - 8pm at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903 Member rate: $15, Non Member rate: $40
October 16th, 2018 : Woodway Country Club JOIN US FOR COMPLIMENTARY HORS D’OEURVES & CASH BAR TOURS OF WOODWAY COUNTRY CLUB PRESENTATIONS ON HOW TO RUN A GOLF TOURNAMENT & WHAT’S IN STORE FOR THE EPIC 2018-2019 SEASON Sign up to be an EPIC member, and receive the discounted rate of $200 for the year! https://www.epicgroupct.com/become-a-member.html
September 18th, 2018 : Fall Membership drive Attention all members & future members! Don’t miss the EPIC FALL Kick Off Networking and round table discussion on the future of EPIC, themes, locations, topics and wish list Come and share with us - We want to know what you want to get out of EPIC! Re- join or join by End of September to take advantage of the $200.00 membership per year rate ( 20.00 per month after September) Agenda: 6:00-7:00 Networking Reception 7:00 Round table Light Hors d’oeuvres & Cash Bar Sponsored by The Sheraton Stamford Hotel 700 East Main street, Stamford CT ~Free Parking in garage ~
August- We are Off- Enjoy Your Summer!
July 17th, 2018: Summer Cocktails & Cooking Demo Tuesday July 17th, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM with Susan Skully and the Watson's Catering & Events Crew
Members- $15 Non Members - $40 More about our Speaker:
Susan Watson Scully, President · Susan has been a well-respected full service caterer in Fairfield and Westchester Counties for over 20 years. She has gained notoriety through her innovative approach to party planning, always conscious of creating the most unique, memorable event for her clients. “I get great satisfaction being able to change the ordinary into the extraordinary. We pride ourselves in delivering more than just great food; we deliver the total experience. It’s what makes the job so much fun for us and such a success for our clients.” You can email Susan at email@example.com.
June 19th, 2018
Join us for EPIC's June Meeting at Half Full Brewery! Tuesday June 19th, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM Tasting Room form 6-7 with Free Beer Networking from 7-8 with Food and Cash Bar 43 Homestead Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 Members- $15 Non Members - $40
May 15th, 2018 Join us for EPIC's May Meeting Featuring Speed Networking EPIC Challenge: Bring Your Most Creative Idea that you have Seen or Done on an Event Recently to Share with the Group.The Winner will Get to come to the a future event for Free and Bring a GuestLight Bites and Beer and Wine will be Provided Special: Members bring a Non-Member Friend for the Member Price !!!Tuesday May 15th, 2018 6:00-8:00 PMGiovanni's at the Water's Edge 2748 Boston Post Rd, Darien, CTMembers- $15 Non Members - $40
April 17th 2018 Join us for EPIC's April Meeting Martinis, Massages and Motivation Tuesday April 17th, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM The Stamford Sheraton 700 E Main St, Stamford, CT 06901 Members- $15 Non Members - $40 About the Talk: We are not hard wired for self compassion, it is a skill and can be learned and like all skills it needs to be practiced to be effective. During this presentation Self Compassion ~who knew it was an option? we will:
Explore What Self Compassion Is
Define What Self-Compassion Means for the Individual
Learn How to Create a Self- Compassion Practice in Your Life
Research has shown that giving ourselves a break and practicing self kindness is not only personally beneficial but also increases the quality of life for our loved ones. Self compassion is linked to increased:
Curiosity and Life Satisfaction
Decreased Anxiety, Stress and Perfectionism
About our Speaker: Mary Bermingham LMSW, CDWF, RYT 200 has been a Social Worker for nearly 30 years. In her private practice in Westchester she facilitates the work of Dr Brené Brown and Dr Kristin Neff to support small groups, individuals, couples and families in having more courage, compassion and connection in their lives. The primary focus of this work is to become more emotionally resilient through the understanding and practices of self compassion, empathy and vulnerability. As a certified yoga teacher Mary leads Yoga and Self Compassion workshops that integrate her clinical practice with the ancient self care benefits of yoga.Join us for EPIC's April Meeting Martinis, Massages and Motivation
Tuesday April 17th, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM
The Stamford Sheraton, 700 E Main St, Stamford, CT 06901 Members- $15, Non Members - $40
March 20th, 2018 Join us for EPIC's March Meeting Tuesday March 20th, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM
Nancy Klein with a Behind the Scenes Look on Non Profit Events Black- Tie Galas, 5K Charity Events and Everything In-Between Also a look at Callalily Studios and Imagery with Cara Gilbride 127 Myrtle Ave, Stamford CT 06902
Members- $15 Non Members - $40
About our Speaker Nancy Klein was most recently the Chief Marketing Officer at SeriousFun Children's Network, the global network of camps founded by Paul Newman for children with serious illnesses, where she provided leadership, vision and strategy to the development and marketing teams.
Prior to joining SeriousFun Children's Network, Klein served as the Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer at FEGS Health & Human Services where she focused on enhancing brand awareness and creating cultivation and fundraising events targeted at new audiences. Over a 10-year period, she rose to the position of Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). In this role, she oversaw individual and major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, special events, direct mail and planned giving. Previously, she was a senior vice president at Fleishman Hillard, and worked at M&R Strategic Services.
February 20th, 2018 Join Us for EPIC's February Meeting Tuesday February 20th, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM with Nikki Glekas Discussing Event Design Bank Street Events 65 Bank Street, Stamford CT Members- $15 Non Members - $40 More about our Speaker: Nikki Glekas is the creative and leading force behind Nikki Glekas Events, a full service, family-run catering and event planning business. Entrepreneur, Nikki Glekas has been a fixture in Stamford for the past 15 years. Broadening her horizons; taking Stamford on one business at a time. There is no bar that is too high for Nikki; and no job that can't be done. If you can dream it - she can do it. Nikki and her amazing team are innovators and trendsetters best known for their creative ideas, unexpected decor accents and exquisite attention to every last detail. Nikki has a natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. When she is not planning fabulous events, she is a dedicated full time mother and loves to entertain. Everyday is a party!
January 16th, 2018 Join EPIC at the Palace Theater for a Presentation on How to Achieve Success with Kiki Orski The Power of the ONE Thing “The ONE Thing” is a simple approach to extraordinary results, and it works. It works all the time, anywhere and on anything. Based on the book The ONE Thing by Gary Keller, this presentation will teach participants how to employ their power of focus to achieve success in all areas of their life. Businesses and business owners that have employed this difficult practice of focus have repeatedly shown us the brilliance of this concept with their results. If participants want to get to their next level of success then focusing their thoughts and actions will absolutely help! We will explore: The misconceptions that keep us from achieving the highest levels of success The power of finding the things that matter most and focusing only on those things The truth behind becoming an expert and what it means for their success Members- $15 Non Members - $40 More about our Speaker: Kiki Orski is an experienced Performance Improvement Consultant with over 18 years of coaching and training leaders to achieve greater results by improving workplace culture. Kiki coaches leaders on how to work more effectively with their leadership teams, their employees and their clients to improve productivity, engagement and ultimately profits. Her company, Peak Performance Consulting is dedicated to helping organizations develop the interpersonal, leadership and client service skills needed to be an Organization of Choice. Exceptional performance at every level of the organization is the goal. Her time is evenly distributed between small group workshops, training seminars and one on one executive coaching for leadership, human resource management and business skill development and application.
December 19th, 2017 Join EPIC for our December End of Year Gathering Tuesday December 19th, 2017 6:00-8:00 PM In the Season of Giving We will be Donating to the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Please bring to the meeting: a New or Clean and “Like New”: Tee-Shirt, Sweat Shirt, Sweatpants, or a Pack of Socks. We will also have Socks available for Purchase and Donation at the Meeting
Free Attendance For Everyone Snacks will be Provided along with a Cash Bar All members will receive 1 free Drink Ticket
Please RSVP on Facebook or email us at EPICGroupCT@gmail.com
November 21, 2017 Join EPIC for our November Meeting! Tuesday November 21st, 2017 6:00-8:00 PM Members - $15 and Non Members - $40
Industry Certifications Demystified CMP & CSEP - what exactly do they stand for? Do I need one to further my career? What is required to attain this certification? Come join EPIC at their November meeting to find out the answers to these questions. We’ll demystify the CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) and CSEP (Certified Special Event Professional) and explain the certification process, what material is covered on the exam, how to prepare and what study options are out there.
Carolyn Browning, CMP, CMM Organizig and planning seems to be part of Carolyn’s DNA. In her corporate career she managed internal and client meetings and communications for Sprint and GE Capital. After leaving the corporate world and going out on her own, Carolyn focuses her talents on a variety of non-profit and pharmaceutical clients managing their meetings and events. Passionate about meetings and education, Carolyn has spoken at a variety of meetings industry conferences and will start as an Adjunct Professor at Norwalk Community College (NCC) next fall. She has lead study groups for the CMP exam since 1987, assisting over 200 industry professionals earn their certification. Carolyn is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and earned her Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) in 2013. She is a multiple-award winning member and two-term past president of the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) WestField Chapter, a volunteer leader of Senior Professionals Industry Network (SPIN) and an inaugural member of EPIC.
October 17, 2017 Wine Tasting 101 6:00-8:00 PM L. Joel Lall - Sommelier: Presenting Wine Tasting and Education Delicious Buffet by our Venue - Coromandel Coromandel 68 Broad St, Stamford, CT 06901
September 19th, 2017 Join EPIC for our September Membership Drive! Tuesday September 19th, 2017 6:00-8:00 PM Light Food and Beverages will be Provided Special Rate $15 for Members and Non Members Stepping Stones Museum 303 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850
August- We are Off- Enjoy Your Summer!
July 18, 2017 6PM-8PM : Networking and Idea sharing The Water's Edge at Giovanni's 2748 Boston Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820
June 20, 2017 Specialty Cocktails and More At Asylum Distillery Tuesday June 20, 2017 6:00-8:00 PM Light Food and Beverage Tastings will be Provided $15 Members $40 Non Members * If you sign up to be a member before or the night of the event you can pay the member price* Please come prepared with a Summer Signature Cocktail Idea, another summer trend, or an "I've always wanted to do___ but never knew how" for an Open Discussion and Tips Asylum Distillery 259 Asylum St, Bridgeport, CT 06610
May 23, 2017 Chocolate, Sweets & Treats...OH MY! 6pm -8pm at Chocolate Works of Darien (25 Old Kings High Way North, Darien, CT 06820) Light Food and Wine will be Provided $15 Per Person (Cash at Door) Please come prepared with a Dessert Disaster Story, a Dessert Challenge you Have Had, A New Dessert Trend/Idea or an "I've always wanted to do___ but never knew how" for an Open Discussion and Tips
April 25, 2017 Taste Spring! Networking & a Spirit Tasting from Asylum Distillery Light Food will be Provided & Cash Bar 6pm - 8pm at the Stamford Sheraton (700 East Main Street, Stamford CT) $15 Per Person (Cash at Door)