June 2012 Newsletter - The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce


June 2012 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 • www.quinncham.com


Corporate Sponsors


Choate Rosemary Hall

Client Server Technology

Cytec Industries

Lipper International, Inc.

Naugatuck Savings Bank

Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc.

SNP Technologies, Inc.

Ulbrich Stainless Steels

Workforce Alliance


Business Partners

Burzenski & Co., P.C.

Covanta Energy

Diversified Employment

Services, Inc.

Mezzanotte Law Firm

Michael’s Trattoria

TD Bank

United Healthcare

United Illuminating

Webster Bank


The grounds at Choate will be open for picnicking/

tailgating at 5:00PM. Doors at Paul Mellon Art Center

will open at 6:30PM.


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2012 QGolf League

Tuesdays at Tradition !

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

Shot gun at 5:00 PM

Mix it up Men & Women

Runs through August 23rd

If you are interested in joining email cindy@quinncham.com or call Cindy at 203-269-9891.

28th Annual Tom Groves Golf Classic!

Save the Date! - Monday, September 10, 2012

The Farms Country Club, 180 Cheshire Rd., Wallingford

$225 per player

(includes cart fees, lunch, dinner and prizes)

Shamble Format

Everyone drives the ball,

pick best drive, then play

own ball in. (Scoring—2

best ball per team)

A portion of the profits will be put into a QBEF scholarship which is given to students at our

Annual Meeting who plan to pursue a career in business. Giving back only strengthens area

business with future business leaders.

Sponsors To Date:


Chrysler Dodge

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 click here. Also the next meeting will be

on Tuesday, June 19 at 8:30 AM at the QChamber, if you would like to be part of this working

committee please email cindy@quinncham.com.

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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 liz@quinncham.com or call 269-9891/234-0332.

Wallingford Economic Development Commission is Please to Announce the

Recent Additions to the Wallingford Business Community

Bolded = QChamber members

Executive Fiat of Wallingford - 400 So. Orchard St.

Club 24 - 920 South Colony Road

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine - 97 Barnes Rd.

Aqua Comfort Technologies, LLC - 8 Fairfield Blvd.

Little Caesar’s - 894 North Colony Road

Sirinan Japanese Restaurant - 900 No. Colony Rd.

Sealed Air Corporation USA - 34A Barnes Road

A J Cannell Jeweler - 22 Center Street

Cort Business Services Corp. - 4 Northrop Industrial

Park Road

Modern Formals - 101 North Plains Industrial Road

Redding Audio - 101 North Plains Industrial Road

Cannelli’s Silver Jewelry & Boutique - So. Colony Rd.

Fragomeni’s Pizza - 366 Main Street, Yalesville

Amanda Rose Photography - 346 Quinnipiac Street,

Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor

Jennifer Dougan Photography - 346 Quinnipiac Street,

Bldg 1, 2nd Floor

CVS Pharmacy - 865 North Colony Road

Savores Restaurant - 253 South Colony Road

Joe Li Foot Reflexology - 62 Center Street

Businesses expanding at their current location:

Yalesville Veterinary Hospital - 322 Church Street

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 11:00 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 small 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 maribel@quinncham.com, if you would like to schedule

an appointment or for more information.

Like us on Facebook!

Go to our website at www.quinncham.com and on the left hand side of the home page

click the facebook button. Our EDGE group (Young Professional’s Group) has also

recently created a facebook page, click on the EDGE logo of our website and be sure to

hit to both these pages!

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New Membership Investors

Allstate/Ed Bogaert

850 South Colony Road

Wallingford, CT 06492

Ed Bogaert

(203) 265-0477


Insurance & Financial Services


21 Elm Street

North Haven, CT 06473

Anthony Petrone

(800) OIL-HEAT



K-9 Power Products, LLC

350 Sackett Point Road

North Haven, CT 06473

John Sequino

(203) 287-9450


Retail/Pet Supplies

A Glam Studio

464 Washington Avenue

North Haven, CT 06473

Elaina Parcesepe

(203) 927-3180



Heart Peace Therapeutic Massage

213 South Orchard Street

Wallingford, CT 06492

Kathy Saul

(203) 887-2372


Welcome Them…Patronize

Them...Recommend Them!

2012 Summer Youth Employment and Training Program

The QChamber is once again partnering with Workforce Alliance and the Wallingford School System on

a 2012 Summer Youth Employment and Training Program - funded by State of Connecticut.

The program is intended to provide real work experiences for young people ages 16-21, who may not

otherwise have this opportunity and is scheduled to start July 9, 2012 and run for 5-6 weeks.

The QChamber is working with the Wallingford School System to help identify, recruit and pre-screen

individuals who show potential as motivated employees and who meet the qualifications. We are here to

assure the employer/employee match is a good one. Please note – there is no cost to the employer

for any of these services

The QChamber looks forward to working with you and your business to promote job opportunities. If you

are interested – please click here for application and fill out and send back to us via fax – 203-269-1358

or email to cindy@quinncham.com.

If you have any additional questions regarding this program - please feel free to contact either Cindy or

Liz at (203) 269-9891.

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Noteworthy News

Colonial Flooring Plus introduces "Disney" Carpet & Rug Collection! Fulfill a wish, bring home a

little magic with the Disney Carpet & Rug Collection featuring 64 rich colors inspired by favorite

Disney friends and their adventures. Unique hues for wall-to-wall, or area rug, for unique looks,

timeless enough to grow with your child. The beautiful designed Disney carpets are soil and stain

resistant, long lasting and enviromentally friendly. Available at Colonial Flooring Plus, 1116 North

Colony Road, Wallingford, CT. Call: (203) 774-3280 www.colonialflooring.com.

Ed Bogaert/Allstate Insurance Co. is a local insurance agency specializing in personal lines

insurance and retirement planning. Auto, Home, Life, Renters, Boat & RV, call 203-265-0477 or

visit them online at www.allstate.com.

ShopRite of Wallingford’s MDA drive was a huge success again this year over $7,900 was

collected between their two stores. They would like to thank everyone who made this possible

especially their generous customers. In honor of Earth Day, ShopRite of Wallingford gave away

100 tree seedlings to customers, on April 21st. This will be just one of ShopRite’s “Acts of Green”.

ShopRite is going green, they are putting LED lights in many areas of the store. The Earth Day Net

work’s goal is one billion “Acts of Green by June 2012. If you would like to add your voice to this

cause go to www.earthday.org.

Masonicare’s Free Summer Concert Series begins at Masonicare Health Center on Thursday,

June 21st through August 30th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Area residents are invited to bring lawn chairs

and blankets and enjoy wonderful musical performances. In addition to free parking on site, the

grounds will be available for picnics from 5:00 - 6:30 PM. In the event of rain, or if it appears rain is

imminent, concerts may be cancelled. In those instances, call 203-679-5900 after 3:00 PM for the

latest information.

Congratulations to Becky Atluru, Fiorella Fitness, LLC who was awarded 2nd place for

13th ATHENA Leadership Awards ® Luncheon

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Luncheon 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Place: Villa Capri Wedding and Banquet Facility

906 North Colony Road, Wallingford

$45.00 per person

Event Presenter

Sponsors to Date:

Robert’s Chrysler Dodge

Click here for a Nomination Form.

Quinnipiac Chamber

Board of Directors

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A Program of the

Quinnipiac Business & Education Foundation (QBEF)


Partially funded by:

What is it

An interactive, online connection between students, teachers and the business

community to give students first-hand exposure to the world of business

WHO can participate

Any reputable business

WHY would I get involved

It’s an investment in the future of our business community and a chance to share your

knowledge and give back to the community. It offers recognition for your business.

HOW do I get involved

It’s easy ! Just go to our website, and follow the easy-to-use form. This is not only a simple and quick

way to become active with students, but it allows you to change your choices and information as needed.


Log on to www.quinncham.com

Top of homepage—click on Chamber Information

Scroll down to “Career Connection” click on it

Go to the bottom of the page to “Sign up here to participate !” and “Click here”

Complete the form by: a. filling out your information and then b. selecting from all the pull down

menus—Hit “Submit”

Comments section available

Change and/or update your information as often as you wish.

All information collected from the website is sent directly to the Quinnipiac Chamber for review.

The school system & the Quinnipiac Chamber have the right to determine level of participation.

For more information: email cindy@quinncham.com or call 269-9891

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QChamber Advertising Opportunities

Online Chamber Connection Newsletter

Place a Free brief announcement (25 words or less) about your business in the “Noteworthy News”

section of our online newsletter. Email information to maribel@quinncham.com

QC Online Newsletter Flyers - $85 per flyer

Design and email us a flyer that we will put in our online newsletter which is emailed to all our members

and is also posted on our website at www.quinncham.com for a month.

Online Newsletter Sponsor - $175. A Month (Minimum of 3 Months)

Put a coupon or ad on the front page of our Monthly Online Chamber Connection. For more information

email maribel@quinncham.com

QC Deals (Member Email Blasts - $85.00 per email

Design and email us a flyer and we will email it out to over 1000 people. The Subject Line will read “QC

Deals Member Flyer”.

Certificate of Origin

Free to chamber members. $50.00 per certificate for non-members.

Mailing Labels

Wallingford Members only (400) = $50.00

North Haven Members only (200) = $40.00

Complete Membership (700+) = $80.00

Mass Fax - $175.00

Reach more than 500 businesses on the day of your choice Monday through Friday, one side, one

page . Call office to coordinate.

Website Advertising

Run a message (45 characters) for 1 month for $75.00 on the Scrolling Banner of Home Page. Check it

out at www.quinncham.com.

Host A Business After Hours - $150.00

As a member of the chamber - we encourage you to introduce your fellow members to you and your

business. Think about partnering with another business that complements yours. The QChamber is

responsible for getting the people there and spreading the word! Call the QChamber for availability.

QC Billboard Program

You’ve seen them all over! Promote your business primarily in Wallingford and North Haven. Some

restrictions apply – email cindy@quinncham.com for more information or to reserve your spot! Now

offering digital opportunities! Digital locations available too!

*New - Online Billboard - $50.00

Exclusive for Billboard advertisers, 30 day online billboard on the QChamber Homepage.

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13th ATHENA Leadership Awards ® Luncheon

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Luncheon 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Place: Villa Capri Wedding and Banquet Facility

906 North Colony Road, Wallingford

$45.00 per person

Event Presenter

Robert’s Chrysler Dodge

Sponsors to Date:

Click here for a Nomination Form.

Quinnipiac Chamber

Board of Directors

Sunset Sail on the Quinnipiak Schooner

Join us for a Wine and Cheese Sunset Sail on the Quinnipiak Schooner!

Don’t miss this opportunity to hoist a sail or just sit back on the 19th century,

91 foot schooner replica - the Quinnipiak!

Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012

Time: TBD

Where: Ship departs from 389 Long Wharf Pier, New Haven Harbor

Cost: $40.00 per person (includes: light hors d’oeuvres and beverages)

Please Note - Space is Very Limited

Attendance will be on a first come first served basis)

Please RSVP to dee@quinncham.com or call 203-269-9891.

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Annual Meeting Highlights

Thank you to our Guest Speaker: Logan Byrnes, News Anchor, Fox 61 Morning News!

A special thank you to our Sponsors!

Event Presenter: Executive Auto Group

Major Sponsor: Robert’s Chrysler Dodge

Sponsors: Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield; AT & T;

Chamber Insurance Trust & Cytec Industries

Congratulations to our Shining Stars:

Choate Rosemary Hall

Wallingford Flower Shoppe

Cindy and Event Presenter: Mark Altieri and

Scott Orsini, Executive Auto Group

Scholarship Winners and

Scott Orsini, Executive Auto Group

Mary Verselli, Robin and David Nesldale,

Choate Rosemary Hall

Robin, Logan Byrnes and Cindy

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