BACH Breakfast Meeting - May 11, 2012
A packed room was in attendance for the May meeting of the Business Alliance to hear ECHN President & CEO Peter Karl discuss the impact that national health care reform is making on health care here in Connecticut, and particularly at ECHN. Mr. Karl presents the issues in a transparent and easily understood manner. As secretary of the Connecticut Hospital Association, Chairman of the Committee on Government Relations, and Region 1 Delegate for the American Hospital Association's 2012 Regional Policy Board - Section for Health Care Systems, he is very informative on the impact of reform in our area. The attendees listened carefully and asked good questions following the presentation. At the conclusion of the meeting there was time available for networking by the BACH members and guests.
BACH Breakfast Meeting - February 3, 2012
Ross Spiegel, Associate & Senior Specification Writer and LEED Accredited Professional at Fletcher Thompson architectural firm, was the keynote speaker at the February BACH Breakfast Meeting. He spoke expertly on the topic of Current Trends in Green Building, which included an interesting history of "green" advancements, current trends, and where energy efficiency is headed. He discussed such future trends as community renewable energy and smart appliances, as well as leading the audience to think about how we will deal with such issues as airtight homes and water shortages. Mr. Spiegel fielded many thoughtful questions, which he answered in a clear, concise manner. His presentation was warmly received.
On December 9, 2011, the BACH members who donate at the highest level of membership attended a catered luncheon with ECHN president Peter Karl and Sr. VP of Planning, Marketing & Communications Dennis McConville. They listened to a presentation on important issues facing ECHN and health care in general as they took the opportunity to ask questions and become better informed.
An award was also presented to Mike Giannamore of Aqua Pool & Patio for his 5-year membership in BACH. Aqua Pool & Patio was the original member that has sustained their membership through this fiscal year.