Posts Tagged ‘ Southington Chamber of Commerce ’

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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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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Ortho Ouch Care offers alternative to the ER

January 4, 2014
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Biz Ortho Ouch Care

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR For Southington residents that need to see a doctor but don’t want to wait for an appointment, Ortho Ouch Care offers an alternative to long hospital waits. The orthopedic walk-in center has opened its doors in Southington in the Florian Building on Main Street. Patients are able to walk in and see…

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Chamber hosts eighth annual Wing Fest

November 30, 2013
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Representatives from the Groggy Frogg celebrate after learning that the restaurant won the title for Best Overall and Hottest wings.

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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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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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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Affordable Care Act brings changes to coverage in state

September 21, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” come changes to Connecticut’s health insurance system, starting October 1. Connecticut has a new health insurance marketplace, or exchange, called, “Access Health CT,” which provides health care coverage options for individuals, families and small employers. Access Health…

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