Annual Client Dinner 2024

Friday, July 19th 2024
Bond Ballroom Downtown Hartford

338 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103
Bond Ballroom Website:

Featuring big horn swing band “Simply Swing” –

Arrival 6pm
Dinner and drinks 6 – 6:30
Keynote presentation 6:45
Social and dancing 7:30 – 10:30

Impromptu swing dance lessons will be offered on site for early arrivers at 5:30pm

Featuring Keynote Speaker David McKnight, Bestselling Author of The Power of Zero

David McKnight graduated from Brigham Young University with Honors in 1997. Over the past 22 years David has helped put thousands of Americans on the road to the zero percent tax bracket. He has made frequent appearances in Forbes, USA Today, New York Times, Fox Business, CBS Radio, Bloomberg Radio, Huffington Post, Reuters, CNBC, Yahoo Finance,, Investor’s Business Daily, Kiplinger’s, MarketWatch and numerous other national publications. His bestselling book The Power of Zero has sold over 350,000 copies and the updated and revised version was published by Penguin Random House. When it was launched in September of 2018, it finished the week as the #2 most-sold business book in the world. For two consecutive years Forbes Magazine has ranked The Power of Zero as a top 10 financial resource in the country. This book was recently made into a full-length documentary film entitled The Power of Zero: The Tax Train Is Coming. When his follow-up book Tax-Free Income for Life launched in November of 2020, it finished the week as the #3 top-selling business book in the world. He and his wife Felice have seven children.

If you are interested in learning some basic swing dancing steps prior to the event, we recommend the following resources:

Arthur Murray Dance Studios
With locations throughout Connecticut. Mention “Vaylark Financial” for discounts on lessons

Hartford Underground
Vintage Swing Dancing community in the Greater Hartford Area. With socials and introductory lessons every Wednesday night and more

The Greater Hartford Jazz Festival is also scheduled for Bushnell Park that same night and hotels are booking fast!  We have reserved a block of rooms at The Goodwin Hotel with a discount if you mention Vaylark Financial.  Other nearby hotels include The Hartford Hyatt and the Marriott Residence Inn downtown.