Category: business

‘Tale of the Milkman’ presented at Historical Society March 21

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER On Thursday, March 21, beginning at 7 p.m., the Bristol Historical Society will host, “Tales of the Milkman,” a presentation on the history of the dairy industry in Bristol. Leading the discussion will be Jim Cleveland…

Legislators talk session with chamber

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce hosted a legislative breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 20, and several legislators addressed legislative topics of interest. State Senator Henri Martin, state Representative Mike Demicco, state Representative Whit Betts, state Representative…

Specialists lead Bristol Hospital forum

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Members of the Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group cardiology department hosted the President’s Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to discuss American Heart Month and the Bernie Guida Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center. “A cardiac and pulmonary rehab…

Hospital tax addressed at President’s Forum

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Bristol Hospital President and CEO, Kurt Barwis, discussed a funding issue affecting all Connecticut hospitals, during the Bristol Hospital President’s Forum, on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Barwis explained that during the previous state budget process, “legislators really…

City picks new HR director

Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu nominated Mark J. Penney, of Canton, to serve as the new Human Resources Director, during the City Council meeting held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, reported a press release from the mayor’s office. The news release said Penney…

Center to help provide homes for vets

The Chrysalis Center, a non-profit organization, announced the construction and renovation of its newest veterans housing project, “The Elms,” is “expecting to move in nine veterans by the fourth of July.” The Chrysalis Center serves “individuals and their families living…

Home Expo makes its return

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The 34th annual Home and Business Expo was held this past weekend. The event, presented by the Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce and Jenks Productions at Bristol Eastern High School, drew many residents and local businesses …

Chamber readies for Home Show

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Jenks Productions, are preparing for the 34th annual Home and Business Expo, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m., to 5 p.m., and…

BOF okays purchase of land on Shrub Rd.

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Board of Finance unanimously approved Jan. 22 an “additional appropriation of $2.1 million funded by bonding and appropriation” to acquire two parcels of open space land on Shrub Road. During the board’s regular meeting Mayor…

Legislative breakfast Feb. 20

The Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce will host the annual legislative breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 8 to 10 a.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 42 Century Dr. All state senators and representatives covering the Central Connecticut region,…

Still waiting for the jobs

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The jobs still haven’t returned to Connecticut. That was one of the message delivered to an economic forecast breakfast of the Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce last Thursday. Members of the business community and central Connecticut…

Museum offers a ‘Day of Thanks’

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, hosted their annual Day of Thanks celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 20, which was open to all museum students, families, and members. Imagine Nation Director, Coral Richardson, said it…

Holiday decorating

Four year old Lily, paints leaves on a fall picture at the Imagine Nation Museum on a recent Saturday. The four paintings created that day were hung at the Salvation Army, Bristol Hospital, St. Vincent DePaul, and Sheridan Woods for…

City welcomes Max Pizza IV

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGER STAFF WRITER Stelios Koutouvides, owner of Max Pizza, was front and center for the ribbon cutting and official grand opening of Max Pizza IV, one of six locations throughout Bristol. Koutouvides and his wife opened their first…