Posts Tagged ‘ Southington Chamber of Commerce ’

Downtown needs cosmetic work

June 27, 2014
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Downtown needs cosmetic work

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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Chamber Women celebrate a decade within Southington chamber

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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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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Chamber announces awards

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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State of the Town supper is postponed

February 11, 2014
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The fifth annual Chamber of Commerce “State-Of-the-Town” Supper with town councilors, originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Manor Inn Restaurant in Milldale, has been postponed until further notice, due to the threat of inclement weather. Once rescheduled, the event will feature members of the newly-elected Town Council will be the featured guests along…

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Minimum wage increases; Local businesses may experience setbacks

January 10, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Minimum wage workers throughout the state will see an increase in their paychecks. As of January 1, the state raised the minimum wage from $8.25 to $8.70, the first of two scheduled increases as a result of a new law Governor Dannel Malloy signed last year. By 2015, the minimum…

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Chamber hosts eighth annual Wing Fest

November 30, 2013
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Chamber hosts eighth annual Wing Fest

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Wing lovers filled Cadillac Ranch Restaurant last week to celebrate the eighth annual Wing Fest competition, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The event featured 11 local restaurants competing for several categories. Jennie B of All Smiles Entertainment provided live music. The event benefited the Chamber’s Adopt-A-Family project, collecting…

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Chamber Wing Fest set for November 20

November 18, 2013
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Chamber Wing Fest set for November 20

The Southington Chamber of Commerce will hold its eighth annual Wing Fest competition on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Cadillac Ranch to benefit its holiday adopt-a-family project. The event features a host of area restaurants serving several wings to each patron who will later select the best wings in three categories. A panel of independent…

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Former Gov. Rowland speaks at Chamber breakfast

October 20, 2013
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Former Gov. Rowland speaks at Chamber breakfast

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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