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Bonus Podcast! Listen to NEDA Past President Abby Strauss' interview with Michael H. Shuman.

Wednesday, August 12
The Changing Face of the Office Market and
Environment in the Northeast: an Update from the Experts

Grab your lunch, tune in, lean back and listen up while our commercial office experts talk about how their world is changing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • What's happening to the market?
  • How is the pandemic redefining the workspace?
  • How are they helping tenants feel ready to return to work?
  • What will be the longterm effects on how we all envision "the office."

NEDA is pleased to welcome Jeff Mirel of The Rosenblum Companies, Pati Barclay of Herman Miller and our moderator and NEDA Vice President Pamela Shupp Menet of Greater Reading Chamber Alliance for this interactive event.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Reopening Realities: Lessons from the Field (Part I)
Re-opening businesses after the COVID-19 pandemic is a top priority paired with many serious concerns for leaders across the Northeast. Facing brand new challenges, individuals in our field are working to create --- and then implement, policies and practices that will support businesses in a successful, safe reopening. Join three leaders from across the Northeast as they share lessons from their reopening. Our speakers come from Maine, where the reopening has been underway for over a month, to Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey that are more recently reopening. They also represent practitioners who represent the state, local, and business district levels of leadership working hand-in-hand with business owners in unprecedented ways on safety protocols, public space management, and regulatory change. Our panelists were Maine Commissioner of Economic Community Development Heather Johnson, City of New Haven CT Economic Development Administrator Michael Piscitelli, AICP, and Chris Bernardo, President and CEO of Commercial District Services, LLC in New Jersey.



Thursday, June 4, 2020
NEDA Region Strategies for Recovery
Countries, states, regions and cities are all impacted in different ways by the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Economic developers, chambers and businesses of all sizes are wondering, “What’s next?”. This webinar our expert panel addressed how economic development professionals can lead their community through new business hurdles and opportunities presented by the crisis. We also reviewed strategies to achieve stability and long-term growth as we move beyond COVID-19 shut-downs and stay-at-home orders. Panelists included Nadine Jeserich, PhD, VP of Analytics for ROI Research on Investment; Steven Jast, President and Founder of ROI Research on Investment and; and Kirsten McGregor, Principal of SAGAX Associates. Our moderator was NEDA Board Member David Campbell of Advance CT.


Thursday, February 27, 2020
Blockchain 101: What it is and Its Role in Economic Development
This webinar focused on blockchain technology and its effect on economic development, providing a quick overview and discussing some interesting use cases for blockchain as well as discussing economic areas that may be affected by this. Our speaker was Nick Kammerman, Director of Business Development for Chateaux, a boutique applications consulting firm located in Norwalk, CT. They are IBM, AWS, and Microsoft business partners who specialize in the development of blockchain platforms. In addition to his role at Chateaux, Nick serves as the Chairman of the State of CT Blockchain Working Group as well as Vice-Chairman of the E-Notarization Working Group.