Inbox [July 31]: Worcester Restaurant week starts, WCAC names finance director, WPI taps hall-of-fame athletes, women’s conference seeks 2017 speakers

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July 31- Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week begins tomorrow at more than 40 restaurants

The August edition of Worcester Restaurant Week 2016 begins tomorrow and runs through Aug. 13.

Three-course meals costing $24.16 are available at more than 40 restaurants.

Participating restaurants and menus are on the Worcester Restaurant Week website


Robert Scherer

Courtesy Worcester Community Action Council

Worcester Community Action Council has named Robert Scherer director of finance.

WCAC names director of finance

Worcester Community Action Council recently appointed Robert Scherer new director of finance, one of the agency’s top posts. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Scherer said he is pleased to be coming back to Worcester.

“I am happy to be joining such a dynamic agency as WCAC,” he said, “and look forward to supporting efforts to combat poverty and provide essential services to individuals and families.”

Read the entire story here


WPI announces 2016 Athletics Hall of Fame selections

The Worcester Polytechnic Institute Athletic Department, Poly Club, and Hall of Fame Selection Committee have announced the inductees for its 34th class, which will be inducted as part of Homecoming Weekend Friday, Oct. 7.

The inductees are Edwin B. “Ted” Coghlin Jr. (class of 1956), football and contributor; Craig Dempsey (’81), football and wrestling; Joseph Moskowitz (’05), wrestling; Kevin Ranucci (’96), football; Michael Shannon (’97), basketball; and Michael Sorrentino (’02), baseball.

Read the entire story on the WPI website


Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference seeks requests for speaker proposals

The Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference, now in its eighth year, has become a signature event in Worcester and attracts more than 600 attendees, primarily female professionals. It will be held April 13, 2017, at the DCU Center.

The conference is designed to offer attendees incredible opportunities for professional development, personal growth, and business networking. This is achieved by bringing women together to learn and address issues that are important to both their personal life and professional career.

The Workshop Committee is seeking expert speakers and panelists who can provide educational or inspirational discussion on leadership, inspiration and mentoring topics.

Presentations are typically one hour. Sessions are planned from 10:15-11:15 a.m. and 2:15-3:15 p.m. (Time slots are tentative at this time.)

To be considered as a presenter for the Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference, proposals must be submitted by Oct. 14 to Linda Cavaioli, executive director, YWCA, lcavaioli@ywcacentralmass.org.

For topics, instructions, and deadlines, download the RFP from the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce website

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