How far is it from the airport? The Strategies Business Academy is approximately 50 minutes from Bradley International Airport by car. We recommend that you rent a small car during your stay, which is usually slightly cheaper than using a local car service. You will also be able to use the rental car for transportation to and from your hotel. There are no airport shuttles provided by the local hotels.
Mention code 48K2117 for a discount at Enterprise Car Rental (1.800.736.8222). If your arrival time is too late to rent a vehicle at the airport, Enterprise will leave a vehicle at the following hotels for you: Saybrook Point Inn, the Comfort Inn, Waters Edge, The Griswold Inn and Captain Stannard House.
Where should I stay while I am there? There are number of hotels that we recommend in the immediate area. All of which are within a 10 minute drive. We have set up discounts when you mention "Strategies" at the following establishments:
Please note: Due to the Connecticut shoreline's tourism appeal, hotels will sell out during the summer and early-fall months. Please make your reservations accordingly.
How do get from the hotel to the Business Academy? Again, we do recommend that you rent a small car during your stay, if you will not have your own here. Of course, you may also utilize a local taxi or car service as well.
What should I do for breakfast, lunch and dinner? A continental breakfast and gourmet lunch are provided every day at the Business Academy, so you do not need to worry about feeding yourself during the day. For dinner, you will be provided with an extensive listing of the area's wonderful restaurants upon your arrival.
Please note: If you suffer from any food allergies, please alert Joanne Davies at least two weeks prior to your arrival.
How should I dress for my class? Business casual. If that means jeans for you, by all means, wear jeans! We want you be as comforatable as possible while you are here.
How many people will be in my class? Business Academy events usually average between 30-44 participants.
Should I bring my computer? You are certainly encouraged to bring a laptop if you have one, although they are not mandatory, and you will not be "missing out" if you do not have one. Free wireless internet and power outlets for each table are provided. The Business Acadmey also has a "public" computer available for checking email, flights, etc. which may be accessed at any time while you are here.
What SHOULD I bring? A detailed list of everything you will need for you class will be included in your confirmation letter. If you need the list again, please contact Joanne Davies.
What time should I schedule my return flight home from the Business Academy? The final day of all Business Academy events ends at 3pm. You should then budget in time for the 50-minute drive to Bradley Airport, as well as car rental return, check-in, security clearance, etc.