Posts Tagged ‘ Chamber of Commerce ’

Former Gov. Rowland speaks at Chamber breakfast

October 20, 2013
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by Lisa Capobianco
Former Governor John Rowland, far left, talked at a recent Chamber breakfast event.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Former Governor John Rowland joined local politicians, business owners, and other guests at the annual Celebrity Breakfast last week, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce, shedding light on the current partial shutdown of the federal government. Curtis Robinson, the operator and president of C&R Development, a construction management company,…

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Chamber hosts Town Council candidate debate

October 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Republicans and Democrats running for Town Council came face-to-face last week during the first Q&A session, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. Both parties addressed key issues of the town, including property taxes, open space and the environmental cleanup of superfund sites. However, Republican and Democratic candidates shared opposing…

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Parking issues brought up during recent Plantsville walkthrough

July 6, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
Various state and town officials listen as Mike Riccio, right, chairman of the Parking Authority, talks about parking in Plantsville during a recent walkthrough of the area.

By Ed Harris Editor Downtown Plantsville business owners appear to be in favor of eliminating on the street parking in the area, a major proposal of the planned Plantsville Renaissance. The on-street parking on the already narrow streets in the area has been a consistent safety concern, and many officials and merchants have expressed a…

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Senator Blumenthal talks partisan gridlock

June 12, 2013
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By Ed Harris
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, center, talks with Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo, left, and Chamber Chairman Tony Sheffy, right.

By Ed Harris Editor Senator Richard Blumenthal discussed the sequester and partisan gridlock, amongst other topics, during an appearance at a recent Southington Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Breakfast. Blumenthal argued that there are cuts that are needed, but argued that the sequester was taking a toll on the economy. “All of these cuts have an…

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Legislators explain their roles at Chamber of Commerce breakfast

May 13, 2013
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by Ed Harris Editor Most of Southington’s legislative delegation flushed out their roles in Hartford during a recent legislative breakfast event, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. Only Republican state Rep. Al Adinolfi, who oversees a sliver of Southington ever since the redistricting in December 2011, was not in attendance. Republican Rob Sampson, now…

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Walk showcases downtown issues

March 28, 2013
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Some of the lamp posts downtown are in various stages of disrepair.

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 a lot more problems than you realize,” said Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo. Some of the work cited included the repainting and…

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Chamber award winners named

March 22, 2013
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Vinny Nanfito

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Chamber of Commerce has recently released the names of its service awards recipients, who will be honored at the organization’s annual dinner next month. The honorees include Vinny Nanfito, recipient of the Riccio Brothers Business Person of the Year, Jerry Brick, receiving the Chamber’s Gail DePaolo Community Spirit honor…

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Chamber Wing Fest Nov. 14

November 12, 2012
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The annual Wing Fest competition sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Cadillace Ranch on Jude Lane from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event features ten local restaurants serving their best chicken wings to patrons who are being asked to donate unwrapped toys to benefit local…

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