Chamber Newsletter - December 2014

November 26, 2014  |  By  | 

2 GLASTONBURY CHAMBER PULSE DECEMBER 2014 Executive Board David Wood, Chair Gateway Financial Partners Annette Larabee, Chair Elect Webster Bank Karl Badey, Treasurer Montovani, Murray, Nemphos & Tierinni, LLC Michael Keenan , Immediate Past Chair Keenan Law, LLC Peter Billard , Strategic Planning Chair Peter Billard Photographer Joe Jaconetta , Health & Wellness Chair Jaconetta, Burnham & Wimer LLC Board of Directors Jeffrey Bodeau Bodeau Realty Group at William Raveis Mary Crombie Acorn Studio John Holt Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union Maureen Kennedy Farmington Bank Kim Meyer Anderson Meyer Insurance Nancy Moon Rockville Bank Marty Smith Turnpike Motors Autobody Doug Stranko ChiroWorks Margaret Wilcox Margaret Wilcox & Associates of William Raveis Real Estate Sherry Williams CohnReznick Brian Zullo Radio104.1 FM Ex Officios Alan Bookman/Susan Karp Superintendent of Schools/BOE Steve Cassano State Senator John Deans, Collins, Dean & Melocowsky Chamber Counsel Joe Diminco CT State Representative (D) Theresa Janeczek Manchester Community College Richard Johnson Glastonbury Town Manager Guy LaBella Goodwin College Karen Boisvert Town Council (R) Prasad Srinivasan CT State Representative (R) Linda Gurtel/Lynn Wagner Chamber Ambassador Chairs Staff Mary Ellen Dombrowski, CAE President Jill Beckett, Program Manager Tina Lorentzen, Membership Manager Chip McCabe, Marketing & Communications Manager The Chamber is partnering with Glastonbury High School’s busi- ness department in providing mentors for the 17 students enrolled in the new entrepreneurship class . Our members were paired off with the students based on their mutual interests and met at a luncheon hosted by Manchester Community College on November 6 th . Our mentors will be working with the students to develop a business plan that will be presented at a Shark Tank in the Town Council Chambers on January 7 at 7 pm. All are invited to attend. If you are interested in becoming a mentor in the spring semester, let us know! We are continuing to develop the Nonprofit and Volunteer Sector special interest group. If you are affiliated with a non - profit and want the opportunity to meet with others sponsoring events, fundraising, seeking volunteers and enhancing the quality of life in our community, join us at our next meeting on December 9, 9:30 am at the Chamber. Our first meeting already resulted in new partnerships and synergies be- tween non - profits. It is our desire to assist in facilitating the success of our non - profits through coordinating schedules and available resources. In preparation for 2015, we will be releasing an Annual Sponsorship Program with a choice of Six Investment Levels. This offers sponsors the option of committing for the entire year (with flexibility in moving dollars from one event to another) with extra value built in. We will continue to offer sponsorships a la carte for each event in an effort to provide options for those who value the exposure afforded by Chamber events. Mark your calendar for the Annual Business Meeting on January 21 at the Riverfront Community Center where you can congratulate our Business Person of the Year and Ambassador of the Year! Wishing you and your family a blessed and joy - filled holiday season!

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