Posts Tagged ‘ Chamber of Commerce ’

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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Chamber Women celebrate a decade within Southington chamber

June 14, 2014
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The Chamber Women at the recent Girls Night Out.

By Ed Harris Editor The Chamber Women’s group, an association within the Southington Chamber of Commerce, is celebrating ten years as a business and social organization and other chambers are looking to the group as role models. “It’s not typical for chambers to necessarily have a women’s group, but we have seen the number increase,”…

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ConnDOT to hold public hearing on I-84 bridge replacement

May 25, 2014
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) will host a public information meeting on the replacement of the bridges carrying I-84 East and West over Marion Avenue. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, May 28, 7 p.m., at the Municipal Center. Built in 1963, each bridge carries three lanes of traffic, and the average daily…

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Town officials and business leaders talk Plantsville Renaissance

May 23, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Town officials and business leaders walked Plantsville last week and talked about the planned renaissance. Town officials are looking into getting grants, which they hope will kickstart the process.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From municipal parking lots to signage to traffic, town officials and local business owners addressed a variety of issues while walking through downtown Plantsville last week. Hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce, the walk-through is an annual activity that provides business owners and town officials an opportunity to discuss…

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