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Hartford Foundation, Connecticut Health Foundation Announce Funding for Health Equity Efforts

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Connecticut Health Foundation have awarded $40,000 in grants to the UConn Foundation to support continued efforts to address health equity among boys and men of color. Recently, the UConn Health Disparities Institute (HDI) hosted a three-day “State of Health Equity among Boys and Men of Color Summit,” which culminated with an “Ideas Lab,” where groups of participants came up with proposals for action whether it be research or some other kind of...

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Litchfield on Smithsonian Magazine’s 2021 List of 15 Best Small Towns

Historic buildings, dining spots, and beautiful fall foliage are some of the reasons the Smithsonian Magazine included Litchfield, Connecticut as one of the country’s “Best Small Towns to Visit” in 2021. According to a June article announcing the list, the magazine’s staff chose towns that are getting into full swing following the COVID-19 pandemic, but also “are prime examples of perseverance and preservation, and reminders of all that we love about small towns in the first place.” Litchfield...

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ARTC Praises Income Tax Exclusion, Announces New Executive Director and Scholarship Winners

It’s been a year of transition, and some legislative success, for an organization that advocates for the state’s retired teachers.  The Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut (ARTC) recently praised the state’s General Assembly for its passage of the 50% State Income Tax exclusion for retired teachers, included in the state’s recently-passed biennial budget.  Representatives from ARTC, which represents 16,000 members, affiliates, and advocates for Connecticut's 38,000 retired teachers,...

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Summit Organizers to Inspire Attendees to Support Health Equity Among Boys and Men of Color

Staff from the UConn Health Disparities Institute (HDI) hope attendees of its upcoming summit will walk away with ideas to help promote health equity and racial justice for boys and men of color. The virtual, international event, titled the 2021 State of Health Equity among Boys and Men of Color Summit, will start on Tuesday, June 8 and run through Thursday, June 10. Registration remains open through the first day. Dr. Wizdom Powell, director of the HDI and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at...

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Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Announces New Chair and Vice Chair

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s committee in charge of identifying and addressing issues in the Latino community has a new chair and vice chair.  Barbara Fernandez, a Bloomfield resident, has been named chair of the steering committee for the Latino Endowment Fund.  Fernandez, who is also a charter member of the Fund, now works as Special Assistant to the University of Connecticut’s Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. Prior to UConn, Fernandez was the...

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Two Women Tie for 2021 CT Entrepreneur In Economic Development

The head of CityCenter Danbury and a development specialist with the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development have been honored for their work in helping businesses on both the state and local level.  CityCenter Danbury Executive Director Angela Wong and Lindy Lee Gold, senior development specialist with the state DECD, were recently named as 2021 CT Entrepreneur Winners in the Economic Development category during the 5th annual Connecticut Entrepreneur Awards. The CT...

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Foxwoods El San Juan Hires New General Manager Ahead of Re-Opening

Foxwoods El San Juan Casino has hired an industry veteran with nearly 40 years of gaming and hospitality experience as its general manager, representatives announced this week. Stuart I. C. Levene will oversee the construction and re-opening of the casino, located in the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel on Puerto Rico’s Isla Verde Beach. He will also hire a management team and another 125 people for various positions in the fall. “As we work toward bringing economic and employment growth – as well...

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Brown Rudnick Attorneys Ranked in Latest Chambers USA Guide

Chambers USA, an organization devoted to ranking lawyers and law firms across the country, ranked several attorneys from Brown Rudnick in its Chambers USA Guide 2021. The categories where Brown Rudnick was listed were: bankruptcy/restructuring; energy & natural resources; environment; and real estate. The guide is published annually and its research provides readers with statistics, client feedback, and firm overviews. For more information about Chamber USA or to look up all the rankings,...

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Hartford Foundation: Grants from Greater Together Community Funds Will Support Local Projects

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving recently announced inaugural grants awarded through its $2.9 million Greater Together Community Funds initiative, a program designed to help residents identify their own community needs through “inclusive civic engagement.” The list includes 19 projects in Ellington, Glastonbury and South Windsor. Grants range from $500 to $7,500 and are for local nonprofits to address issues including education, environment, health and food security, the arts and...

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TCG Welcomes New Association Management Executive

Glastonbury-based TCORS Capitol Group, LLC (TCG) has announced its new Association Management Executive, who brings with him decades of experience with Association and Board management. Charles (Chip) Marsh will officially join TCG on May 25. Company officials say Marsh “is widely known as a highly collaborative professional who brings vast experience in association leadership development, strategic planning, and membership development to our clients.”Marsh’s career includes stints with...

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