Posts Tagged ‘ Chamber of Commerce ’

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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Small business owners learn new marketing tools

May 9, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For business owners Traci Selinske and Suzanne Shamleffer, the recent Small Business Marketing Summit, sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce and Liberty Bank, served as an opportunity to expose their new business, Posh Pear, which recently opened in downtown Plantsville. Although they have been using a variety of social…

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Chamber announces awards

April 4, 2014
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Joe Calvanese

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Chamber of Commerce has named Joe Calvanese the Riccio Brothers Businessperson of the Year. Calvanese is the owner and president of the Aqua Turf, which was founded by his parents Joe and Kay in 1969. Located at 556 Mulberry Street, the Aqua Turf sits atop 35 acres and has…

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Officials address issues; State of Town given over dinner

March 21, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Town officials addressed a variety of issues during the fifth Annual State-of-the-Town Supper last week, focusing on economic development and the budget. Co-sponsored by Baron Realty and the Chamber’s Legislative Committee, members of the Southington Town Council spoke before members of the community, highlighting their current goals while discussing their…

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The Best Wings in Town

November 25, 2013
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Wing Fest-The Groggy Frog wins

      The Groggy Frog takes first place for best overall and hottest wings  in this year’s annual Southington Wing Fest, hosted my the Chamber of Commerce.  Area restaurants gathered at the Cadillac Ranch to serve up their best wing recipes.  Catagories included, most original, hottest, and best overall.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus      

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