How to make your LinkedIn profile stand out

Lorraine Duncan, owner of Business Gone Social and author of the book “Shout it Out: A Social Media Marketing Guide for Business Owners,” shared tips on creating a LinkedIn profile that will attract business clients and grow your network during…

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Town Council votes to exempt municipal property from zoning, subdivision regs

MONROE, CT — Town Council members approved a revised motion to exempt municipal property from town zoning and subdivision regulations for a period of one year, unless the Council decides to terminate it sooner. The exemption is meant to avoid delays in the project to transform St. Jude School into a community center, while securing a $750,000 state grant, as well as for the town to avoid being required to pay a fee in lieu of open space, estimated to be $1 million, according to Town Attorney Frank Lieto. Should anything not conform with town zoning regulations, the revised language…

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Speed Networking: When networking isn’t fast enough

Throughout history, embedded reporters have bravely immersed themselves within military units at times of war to share unique perspectives with the public. I decided to do something a little less dangerous and cover a Speed Networking event in Monroe as a participant, so The Sun’s readers can get a first-hand account of my experience. The Monroe and Greater Valley chambers of commerce teamed up with Power Network to host the 11th Annual Speed Networking event at Whitney Farms on Wednesday evening. Armed with a thick stack of business cards and a killer elevator speech, I was going in. Hi, I’m…

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Masuk Panthers push Falcons to 5th set in championship match

REDDING, CT — No. 2 Masuk High’s boys volleyball team forced five sets before falling to host and top seed Joel Barlow in the South-West Conference Championship match on Friday. The Falcons overcame hard-fought second and third game wins by the Panthers to prevail 3-2 (25-14, 24-26, 22-25, 25-16, 15-9). Dan Ferris racked up 29 kills, Michael Majersky had nine kills and Nate Kurkoski racked up 44 assists. Masuk earned the No. 5 seed in the Class M State Tournament and will host No. 12 Newington in the Wednesday, May 29, first round at 6 p.m. All respectful comments with…

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