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Realtor Of The Year Selected By Greater Hartford Association

The Greater Hartford Association of Realtors has recognized a 15-year veteran of the real estate industry as its 2021 Realtor of the Year for her dedication to fighting for fair housing. Cheryl Hilton, of eXp Realty LLC, was previously recognized with the Connecticut Fair Housing Empowering Communities Award in 2016 for her work in making fair housing a mandatory continuing education course for all real estate practitioners. Hilton has been a member of the Board of Directors for both the...

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McDowell Communications Group Welcomes New Digital Media Director

The woman charged with overseeing digital and social media for the state Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has now joined McDowell Communications Group as its Director of Digital Media. At the Hartford-based communications firm, Sabrina Rivera will be responsible for overseeing digital and social media for clients, developing digital content and managing the firm’s online presence, the company announced. Rivera had collaborated with McDowell Communications Group during the...

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Mystic Market Kitchen & Eatery Opens at Foxwoods Resort Casino Thursday

Foxwoods Resort Casino has announced that Mystic Market Kitchen & Eatery will open its fifth location this Thursday at the resort's Great Cedar concourse in the Great Cedar Hotel. The market – which has locations in Mystic, Westport, and Old Saybrook – features handmade artisan foods made from locally sourced ingredients. Owned and operated by The Coastal Gourmet Group, the market will offer a variety of items including pastas, brisket, and salads.  “Mystic Market Kitchen & Eatery is...

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Former Murphy Aide Joins Hartford Lobbying Firm

After working for U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy for nearly a decade, Zachary Dendas has joined a Hartford firm as a lobbyist and legislative associate. Representatives from Sullivan & LeShane, Inc. announced this week that Dendas joined their team. Dendas served in various capacities during his tenure with Murphy, most recently as Director of Outreach in Connecticut, working as a community liaison with the state’s policymakers and elected officials, according to a prepared release from...

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Former Inmate Turns His Life Around

Goodwin Instructor Publishes Book of Poems Stephen Campbell was just 20 years old when he started serving a nearly 10-year stint in prison in relation to a 2006 drug-related shooting in Hartford. “I fell into the wrong crowd and was just trying to figure out life,” Campbell recently recalled. “I ended up in a situation where it went all the way left.” But that experience led to a growth that has now resulted in Campbell publishing his own book of poems, titled “Sea Through Emotions: Poetry...

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The Village for Families and Children Honors Women Leaders

The Village for Families and Children plans to honor two women as part of its annual “Girl Within” event scheduled for December. The Village has named the president and CEO of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut as its Woman of the Year, and a peer leader from Rockville High School in Vernon is the Young Woman of the Year. Woman of the Year Paula Gilberto will retire as president of the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut in December, wrapping up a nearly 44-year...

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CT NAACP’s ‘100 Most Influential Blacks’ Awards Include Many From General Assembly, State Government

Some 14 high-ranking state officials, 16 state representatives, four state senators, 15 education executives, and six chief law enforcement officers were among those recently honored as part of the NAACP Connecticut Chapter’s “100 Most Influential Blacks” awards: 2021 NAACP Most Influential Blacks Adam Cloud, Treasurer, City of Hartford Adrienne Parkmond, Chief Operating Officer, Workplace - Waterbury, CT Andre F. Baker, Jr., State Representative, Bridgeport, CT Andrea Barton Reeves, CEO,...

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Connecticut State Medical Society Inaugurates Its 183rd President

The Connecticut State Medical Society has inaugurated the director of the Retina and Macula Center at the Yale University School of Medicine as its 183rd President, the group has announced. Dr. Ron Adelman, who is also a professor and scientific director of the European VitreoRetinal Society (EVRS), was inaugurated this week at the organization’s 2021 Annual Meeting. Adelman succeeds Dr. Gregory Shangold, of Mansfield, who led CSMS through the COVID-19 public health emergency. Adelman said in...

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Capitol Consulting Adds Lobbyist

HARTFORD – Capitol Consulting LLC has added a new lobbyist to its ranks. The Hartford-based, full-service state government relations firm has announced that it hired Reagan Kenney, a 2020 Central Connecticut State University graduate, as a Government Relations Associate/Lobbyist. Kenney was previously a legislative intern for Capitol Consulting. In addition to lobbying, Kenney also will manage the firm’s social media presence, maintain the firm’s bill-tracking system, research issues for...

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‘Building Bridges Nonprofit Week’ Kicks Off Monday

The Alliance for Nonprofit Growth and Opportunity (TANGO) will partner with various for-profit organizations to deliver virtual educational sessions to help non-profits as it starts its “Building Bridges Nonprofit Week” on Monday, Oct. 4. TCORS Capitol Group (TCG) will offer a virtual educational session about Connecticut’s political landscape at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5. The session, titled “Connecticut Politics - What’s Next?” will discuss state politics but also cover the American Rescue...

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