Posts Tagged ‘ Chamber of Commerce ’

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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By Tammi Naudus
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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Restaurants vie to have the best pizza in town at chamber event

August 16, 2014
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The Southington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Pizza Fest always brings out a crowd.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Pizza enthusiasts everywhere, mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 26. The Southington Chamber of Commerce Women is holding its fifth annual Pizza Fest at Northridge Golf Course, formerly Pine Valley, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. It’s an event for those who consider themselves a pizza connoisseur or those looking for…

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Town allocates $25,000 annually to address downtown issues

July 12, 2014
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Cracked and broken curbs are just some of the cosmetic work needed downtown.

By Ed Harris Editor The town has started to set aside $25,000 a year to address the cosmetic maintenance issues in downtown Southington. Town officials have divided the area into separate tiers and will concentrate on one tier a year, starting with the North Main Street area. “Our downtown is literally the gateway to our…

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Melissa Ericksen-Salmon is the new Chamber of Commerce chair

July 5, 2014
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Melissa Ericksen-Salmon

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For the past 21 years, Melissa Ericksen-Salmon has contributed to the town of Southington through a variety of volunteer projects. From volunteering on multiple committees at Flanders School, DePaolo Middle School and Southington High School while her children were students to becoming one of the first members of the Southington…

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Demolition to begin at Ideal Forging

July 4, 2014
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According to town officials, demolition will soon begin for the Greenway Commons project.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Demolition of the buildings of the abandoned Ideal Forging factory will begin soon and is expected to be finished by the end of the year. The Meridian Development Partners’ plan to build 263 condominiums as well as some retail stores is known as the Greenway Commons project. “It’s going to…

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Downtown needs cosmetic work

June 27, 2014
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By Ed Harris
Southington Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo, left, speaks with Town Engineer Keith Hayden during the walkthrough.

By Ed Harris Editor A recent downtown Southington walkthrough, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce’s Central Business Alliance (CBA), highlighted some of the cosmetic work that is needed in the area. “There’s some minor issues, but it’s aesthetics,” said Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo. Some of the work cited included the repainting and other…

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