Posts Tagged ‘ Chamber of Commerce ’

Plantsville tour focuses on positive changes, new businesses

June 29, 2016
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Chamber Executive Director Liz Hyatt leads a group of leaders into a business in downtown Plantsville during the annual walk-thru of the business district.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Prosperity was the focus for town officials and chamber members this week, during the Southington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Plantsville Walk Thru. The walk, on June 22, followed last week’s business tour of downtown Southington . Chamber Executive Director Liz Hyatt led Town Manager Garry Brumback, Economic Development Coordinator Louis Perillo, State…

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Smashburger opening is a smashing success

June 29, 2016
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Smashburger manager Chavis Bell, right, serves samples at the grand opening on Queen Street.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A crowd of nearly 50 gathered outside the town’s newest eatery, Smashburger, for a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, as a line of early customers wrapped around the side. After all, the first 50 burger lovers to be through the doors during the June 22 opening day festivities earned free milkshakes for the…

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Free Social Security forum at Manor Inn on April 26

March 26, 2016
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The former Social Security Administration’s regional communications director, Kurt Czarnowski, will discuss strategies for maximizing Social Security benefits at a free seminar sponsored by the Southington Economic Development Department in conjunction with the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The event is the second installment of a four-part business series. On Tuesday, April 26, Czarnowski will lead…

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SHS students ‘Train for Tomorrow’ with local health care professionals

March 3, 2016
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Jasdeep Khalsa, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, addresses a group of SHS students at a chamber event.

By TAYLOR HARTZ and TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF WRITER More than 100 Southington High School students took the opportunity to learn more about careers in medicine last week, through the Chamber of Commerce’s Training for Tomorrow program. The program, which has partnered with SHS for years to help secure local internships for students, took a different approach this…

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Calling all ladies: Ladies Night to benefit LISA, Inc.

March 2, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Local ladies will enjoy an evening of shopping, salsa dancing, and beauty demonstrations on Tuesday, March 8 at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Ladies Night. The event will feature dozens of local vendors, performances, live auctions, raffles, food, and drinks, for a fun-filled girls night benefit. “We have some sizzling hot activities…

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Votes are in: The Groggy Frogg serves the best wings in town

November 24, 2015
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Employees and volunteers from The Groggy Frogg dole out helpings of their award-winning chicken wings on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the 10th annual Wing Fest at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. The Groggy Frogg, winners from 2010 to 2013, regained its crown in 2015 with the title of Best Overall Wings. The restaurant also claimed Hottest Wings at the annual contest. (Photo by Tammi Naudus)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Groggy Frogg can now proudly display their hard-earned “Best Wings” banner. After sampling a variety of new flavors created especially for the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce’s 10th annual Wing Fest, the Center Street restaurant took home the titles of “Best Overall” and “Hottest.” The charity contest, held on Tuesday, Nov.…

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Southington Catholic joins the chamber

October 30, 2015
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School officials and chamber members joined together for a ribbon cutting at Southington Catholic School on Thursday, Oct. 29.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The soccer team arrived just as the ribbon cutting was about to begin, and a few students—still dressed in their school uniform—joined the procession of student tour guides that wound their way through the corridors of Southington Catholic School. On Aug. 23, the collaboration between local parishes opened their doors with a…

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Officials discuss plans for Plantsville Renaissance

July 30, 2015
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Town Attorney and Deputy Town Manager Mark Sciota discusses the downtown renaissance during the annual Plantsville walk-through.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Gathered in the gazebo at Clocktower Square on Thursday morning, town officials, chamber members, and business owners met to join Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo on the sixth annual Plantsville Walk Thru. “We do this to continue our initiative with Plantsville like we did with Southington,” said Secondo, who hosted Southington’s…

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Chamber appoints new Executive Director

July 28, 2015
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Elizabeth Francis is the new Executive Director for the Southington Chamber of Commerce. She is expected to begin on Monday, Aug. 31.

On Tuesday, July 28, the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of Elizabeth Francis as the organization’s new Executive Director. The 47-year-old Southington resident brings a wealth of experience in event planning, media relations, sales, and promotions. “The Chamber Search Committee received over 70 resumes from across the country for the new Executive…

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Southington selects the best pizza

September 5, 2014
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Tara Perrin and Karissa Vaillancourt from Bertucci's prepare to hand out some pizza slices. Bertucci’s won Most Original, according to the public’s vote.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer From macaroni and cheese and taco pizza to classic cheese and pepperoni, there was a slice to please everyone’s taste buds at the Southington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Pizza Fest, hosted by the chamber’s Womens Group. Around 450 residents gathered at the North Ridge Gulf Club to put the pies…

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