May 2011 Newsletter - The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce

May 2011 Newsletter - The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce

Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce

Serving the Wallingford and North Haven Business Communities

Wallingford: 203-269-9891 • North Haven: 203-234-0332 •


Beatles Bash

Corporate Sponsorship

Business Partner

Annual Meeting


Membership Drive

Tom Groves Golf Classic

New Members

Noteworthy News

ATHENA Luncheon

ATHENA Nomination Forms

QGolf League


Outdoor Advertising

Hot Deals and Job Postings

Pet Advantage Program

Wal-Mart Rx Discount Card

Aetna Affordable Benefits

Travelers Championship

Pilgrim Realty

“Beatles Bash”

Featuring “1964 The Tribute “

(“Best Beatles Band on Earth,” Rolling Stone Magazine)

Sponsors to Date:

BYK, USA, Inc., Ulbrich Stainless Steels,

Choate Rosemary Hall, Attorney John Mezzanotte,

H. Pearce Co. Realtors, TD Bank,

Wadsworth Investment, Co., Inc. &

Component Engineers, Inc.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Choate Rosemary Hall Grounds

333 Christian Street, Wallingford

7:00PM - 9:00PM

$35.00 per ticket

Limited Seating - Rain or Shine!

Bring your own chairs or blankets/picnic

For Tickets, contact the Quinnipiac

Chamber at 203-269-9891/203-234-0332 or


You can also purchase tickets at the follow locations

Arnolds Jewelers, North Haven Shopping Center

Good Feet, Home Depot Shopping Center, North Haven

Webster Bank, South Main Street, Wallingford

Visit - to learn more about the band!

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2011 Corporate Sponsors


Client Server Technology

Cytec Industries

Lipper International, Inc.

Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc.

SNP Technologies, Inc.

Workforce Alliance

2011 Business Partners

Diversified Employment Services, Inc.

Burzenski & Co., P.C.

Covanta Energy

Hospital of Saint Raphael

Michael’s Trattoria

Naugatuck Savings Bank

TD Bank

United Illuminating

69th Annual Meeting & Luncheon

Thursday, May 19, 2011

12:00 - 2:00 PM, $40.00 per person

Event Presenter

Special Guest Speaker: Governor Dannel P. Malloy


Election of Board of Directors. Recognition of Outgoing Directors/

State of the QChamber, Scholarships,

Shining Star Awards

Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc.

Michael’s Trattoria

If you are interested in attending, email or call 269-9891/234-0332.

Register online at

QNet Meeting

The QChamber’s Q-Network Group encourages proactive development of prospects, sales, networking

and business development by building long standing relationships among network team members.

QNET Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 8:00 AM at the QChamber Office, 100 South Turnpike

Road, Wallingford.

For more information, email or call 269-9891/234-0332.

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QChamber Starts 2011 Membership Drive!!!

Thank You To Our Membership Drive Volunteers!

Front row: Matt Schaefer, Webster Bank; Dana Gregorio , Bearingstar Insurance, Inc.; Pamela Camire , AC Exterminating Co., LLC;

Dee Prior, QChamber; Michele Fredericks , CT Home Automation LLC; Renee DeStefano , FloraBella Designs;

Lynelle Prast , Lia Sophia Jewelry; Cori Brennan, Oakdale Theatre; Kevin Aguiar , Comcast; Kevin O'Rourke , Fish Window Cleaning;

Back Row: Andrew Grehl, designable; Bob Lockery, Morgan Stanley; Phillip J. Brown, Century 21 Access America; Richard Wilson,

Wilson Furniture & Upholstery Co; Fred Holloran, MarkeTactics Marketing Services

Not pictured: James Augur, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield; Dan Darling, North Haven Bible Church; Camila Gabriel, Knee-High Academy;

Tim Keogh, Signs By Tomorrow; Brenda Lee, Wallingford Victorian Bed and Breakfast; Jim Loughlin, Loughlin Fitzgerald, P.C.;

Tina Martin, The Village at Kensington Place; Ralph Mesite, Villa Capri Wedding and Banquet Facility; Jackie St. Peter, Comfort Keepers;

Elaine Turek, The DeClutter Specialist; Cathy Velez, Webster Bank; Mary Verselli, Choate Rosemary Hall

We would like to thank the following businesses for their very generous

prize donations:

The Beekman Tower Hotel in NYC

(donated by the Fairfield Inn by Marriott,

100 Miles Drive in Wallingford)

/ www.

The Copper Beech Inn

in Ivoryton, CT

Water’s Edge

Westbrook, CT

A Special Thank You to Michael’s Trattoria for providing appetizers and signature drink for our

Member Drive - “It’s 5’oclock Somewhere Happy Hour” on Thursday, April 20th.

A Special Thank You to Slider’s Grill and Bar who will be hosting the “Where’s The Party”

Wrap-up on Wednesday, May 18th.

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27th Annual Tom Groves Golf Classic!

Save the Date! - Monday, September 12, 2011

The Farms Country Club, 180 Cheshire Rd., Wallingford

$220 per player

Sponsors To Date

Diamond Sponsors:

Golf Cart Sponsor:

Sponsorships Available!

Many levels to match your needs. Get your company name out there in style!

If you are interested in playing or for sponsorship information email, or

click here for more information.

Captvid, LLC

132 West Dayton Hill Road

Wallingford, CT 06492

Bruce Snyder

(203) 294-1773

Media Production

David Lerner Associates

1540 Post Road

Darien, CT 06820

Peter Schutt

(203) 559-3005

Financial Planning

Health & Wellness With Tami

184 Maltby Lane

Wallingford, CT 06492

Tami Reagor

(203) 676-8842


McCue Mortgage

1 Liberty Square

New Britain, CT 06051

William McCue

(860) 224-2683


New Membership Investors

Welcome Them...Patronize Them...Recommend Them

R & F Building and Remodeling

500 Washington Avenue

North Haven, CT 06473

Rudy Fasano

(203) 234-6023

General Contractor

Capital Financial Planning

111 South Main Street

Wallingford, CT 06492

Frank C. Adams

(203) 774-0505

Financial Planning

Sarah, Inc.

246 Goose Lane, Suite 101

Guilford, CT 06437

(203) 458-4040, ext. 310

Jim Lamb

Non Profit Organization

Verizon Wireless (BJ’s Wholesale Club)

1046 North Colony Road

Wallingford, CT 06492

(203) 679-0665

Joshua Braithwaite


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Noteworthy News

• Congratulations to the following Masonicare employees Debra Smegielski, Kristen Poulin,

Candice Jenkins, Lorraine Maldonado, Rosa Lesane, Yaraliz Lisboa and Debra Morain who

recently participated in the “School at Work” Program. The School at Work program, “Building

Career in Healthcare” is made possible by a grant from the Workforce Investment Act. Victoria

Brogan, Program Specialist and Catherine Smock, Assistant SAW Coach, of Masonicare’s

Human Resources Department facilitated the program and served as the program coaches.

• Keller Williams Realty Central CT is pleased to announce Linda Conchado and Jim Cosenza as

recipients of Keller Williams Realty International 2010 Sales Awards. Keller Williams Realty

International annually recognizes the top sales agents within their organization. Congratulations to

both of them for reaching their real estate goals. They are located on 821 North Main Street

Extension in Wallingford.

• Harriman Real Estate LLC is an innovative, statewide real estate company based in Wallingford,

offering extensive Internet marketing and services for home buyers and sellers. Contact

Pat Harriman at (203) 672-4499 or visit

• Designable is a graphic/web design company also providing photo editing services to professional

wedding photographers. Their design services also include printed marketing materials and social

media artwork enhancements. Contact Andrew Grehl at (203) 626-1015 or visit

12th ATHENA Leadership Awards ®


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Luncheon 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Place: Oakdale Theatre

$45.00 per person

Special Guest Speaker: Linda McMahon, McMahon Ventures, LLC

Honorary Chair, Peyton R. Patterson

Event Presenter

Sponsors to Date:

Quinnipiac Chamber

Board of Directors

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The ATHENA Leadership Awards ® Instructions

The ATHENA Leadership Awards® actively supports and celebrates the ATHENA

mission of supporting, developing and honoring women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their

full potential—creating balance in leadership worldwide. The ATHENA Leadership Award®

honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional

accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a

meaningful way, and forge paths of leadership for other women to follow.


ATHENA Recipients must meet each of the following three criteria:

• Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession

• Provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community

• Assist women in reaching their full leadership potential


• Nominations for the ATHENA Leadership Award® must be submitted using this nomination form

• To access the electronic version of this form, please visit

• You may include two additional pages of supporting documents (i.e. resume, cv, etc.)

The information submitted should support the award criteria of achievement, leadership and service.


Quinnipiac Chamber Of Commerce, 100 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 or fax it to

us at 203-269-1358 or email to

2011 QGolf League

Tuesdays at Tradition !

FORE! I know it’s early –

but we have to look forward to something!

• $600 per person QChamber members/$700 non members (put $100 towards your membership)

• 9 holes - cart - green fees - weekly drink ticket and end of league party!

• Starts April 26th through August 23rd

• Shot gun at 5:00 PM

• Mix it up Men & Women

• Limited Spots

If you are interested in participating in this league click here. If you have any questions email

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ATHENA Leadership Award® Nomination Form (page 1 of 2)

Date ________________________________________



Home Address_______________________________________________________________

City ___________________________State/Province ________Zip/Postal Code ___________

Phone _____________________________ Email ___________________________________

Company/Organization Name___________________________________________________

Title/Position ________________________________________________________________

Business Address ____________________________________________________________

City ___________________________State/Province ________Zip/Postal Code ___________

Work Phone ___________________ Business Email ________________________________



Company/Organization Name___________________________________________________

Business Address ____________________________________________________________

City ___________________________State/Province ________Zip/Postal Code ___________

Phone _____________________ Email ___________________________________________

Score Appointments at the QChamber

As an added benefit for the members of the QChamber we have partnered with SCORE Volunteers.

Appointments are taken for the third Wednesday of each month at 9:00AM, 10:00AM or 11:00AM.

Score Volunteers will be here on Wednesday, May 18th to offer free and confidential mentoring to

small business entrepreneurs. They are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who

donate thousands of hours to help businesses succeed. Counselors have experience in such

areas as marketing, management, business plan preparation and more.

Call the QChamber at 203-269-9891 or email, if you would like to schedule

an appointment or for more information.

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2011 QChamber Billboard Program

Outdoor advertising is ALWAYS ON!

The QChamber and CBS Outdoor are offering our QChamber members a great advertising tool at a

fraction of the cost if you were to go direct!


• $800—One billboard (of the same design) for 22 to 28 days

Location list available

Billboards located primarily in New Haven County

• I91 & I95 billboards available periodically

The QChamber billboard program has been an invaluable advertising tool for Arnold’s Jewelers. It is cost efficient and

offers the highest exposure for your advertising dollars. Being a member of the QChamber and partaking of their advertising

opportunities will definitely increase your chance of securing new clients. It did for Arnold’s!”

Larry Lazaroff, Arnold’s Jewelers

The QChamber billboard program is a very nice enhancement to our advertising campaign. Great visibility and good

exposure”. Bob DeBaise, Robert’s Chrysler Dodge

For more information contact Cindy at 203-269-9891 or!

It’s quick! It’s easy! It’s effective!

Hot Deals and Job Posting!

Post your job openings or specials on!

Log into your chamber member portal to list your employment opportunities or advertise your own

store special!

• Access

• Enter your login name and password.

• Click Job Postings or Hot Deals in the left-hand menu.

• Click Add a Job Posting or Add a Hot Deal.

• Complete the fields in the Add a New Job Posting or Add a New Hot Deal screen.

Upon approval, your job posting will appear on within your Member

Information Page and by category in a special location for job postings.

Your Hot Deal will appear by your member name in the Business Directory, on your Member

Information Page and by category in a special listing of Hot Deals.

For more information contact Maribel at 269-9891/234-0332 or email

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Insurance for Pets!

Chamber Pet

Advantage Program

Stoli Semrau 5% chamber member discount

The policy features include:

• Straight 80% Reimbursement After Deductible

• Choose Any Vet Anywhere

• Simple, Fast Claims Process

• No Annual Limits or Age Restrictions.

To learn more about pet insurance and the Pets

Best pet insurance plans and the discounted

Chamber Pets opportunity, please visit

Free Pharmacy Discount Card

For Chamber Members

The Connecticut Chamber of

Commerce, administered by

Chamber Insurance Trust will offer Chamber

Member employers and employees, as well as

their families a free discount pharmacy card good

at any Wal-Mart or Sam’s pharmacy. The

program is administered by The Macaluso Group.

For more information contact, Aaron Glick,

Chamber Insurance Trust 1-800-953-4467 or


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