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jaffe-smOctober 28 – David R. Jaffe is Chief Executive Officer and President at Ascena Retail Group Inc., or Alternate Name: Dress Barn, Inc. David will talk about Retail Branding from the perspective of starting from a family owned and operated business specialty working woman’s clothing store to a holding company, Ascena Retail Group, under the Maurice’s, Dressbarn, Loft, Ann Taylor, Justice, Lou & Grey, Catherine’s and Lane Bryant brands. He will speak about his vision, management style and the core values that drive growth in this very competitive environment.

xmas-treeNCMC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON! – Friday, December 9th at the Country Club of New Canaan. Great conviviality and fun as well as delicious food with wives and guests also invited. New members: this is a great event for you, too. Choice of delectable salmon or mouthwatering roast beef. Salad, dessert, table wine, tip and tax are all included in a modest cost of $55 ($60 if paid at the door so make reservations early). Cash bar opens at 11:30, luncheon at 12:20. Please write on the check your choice of beef or salmon and mail it to Paul Stein at 172 Oenoke Lane, New Canaan, CT 06840 or give it to him at a Friday meeting.