The Directory

- The 411 on the Movers & Shakers in Politics

210 Capitol Ave Blog

Goodwin Instructor, Student Among Honorees for Nursing Awards

The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, an organization created to recognize the achievements of those in the nursing profession, recently honored both an instructor and a student from Goodwin University.Leslie Harris, assistant professor of the university’s RN-to-BSN program, and Mark Bean, a student in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, were among the 2021 recipients of the award. In addition to her work at Goodwin, Harris has also served in leadership roles with the...

read more

The Connecticut Law Tribune Honors Attorneys For Making a Difference

The Connecticut Law Tribune recently honored several attorneys for making a profound difference in the legal profession during its sixth annual 2021 Connecticut Legal Awards. The publication recognized DeVaughn Ward, of Ward Law LLC in Hartford, with its "Attorney of the Year" award for his work with incarcerated individuals who are living with, or in danger of contracting, Hepatitis C. Ward worked with inmates who filed a federal lawsuit against the commissioner of the state Department of...

read more

Connecticut State Dental Association Installs New Board of Governors

The Connecticut State Dental Association recently installed its new Board of Governors, while thanking Dr. Tam Le, who served as CSDA president for the past year. Below is a list of the entire 2021-2022 board: Dr. Annemarie DeLessio-Matta, President Dr. Bethaney Brenner, President Elect Dr. Nancy Kelly Treiber, Vice President Dr. Steven Hall, Treasurer Dr. Tam Le, Immediate Past President Dr. Kevin McLaughlin, District I Dr. Michael Safian, District III Dr. Jennifer You, District IV Dr....

read more

Goodwin’s Food Pantry Recognizes Local Businesses

Goodwin University’s food pantry recently recognized members of the local business community with its Community Partners Appreciation Award. The awards were to recognize local businesses – ShopRite in Manchester, Granny’s Pie Factory in East Hartford and Stop & Shop in East Hartford – which have continued to be strong supporters of the Ann B. Clark Transitions Food Pantry through donations for students in need and their families. Organizers said Stop & Shop hosted seven pre-COVID food...

read more

Quarterly Newsletter To Provide Analysis Of Connecticut’s Economy

An Economics professor at the University of Connecticut is making his analysis of Connecticut's economic state accessible to the public in a new quarterly newsletter. Dr. Steven P. Lanza, associate professor in residence at UConn’s Waterbury campus, said the newsletter – titled “The Connecticut Green Sheet” – takes a page from UConn’s old “Connecticut Economy Quarterly Review,” of which Lanza was the editor for 20 years, but which stopped publishing in 2014. “Everyone’s always interested in...

read more

Spreading the Word

Whether it’s through a newsletter or meetings, some Connecticut organizations for advocacy are making sure to get important information to its members and the public.  The Alliance: The Voice of Community Nonprofits, which advocates for several organizations through the state, has released its most recent newsletter, the “Nonprofit Voice.” Included in this issue is an update about the state budget, and a listing of new members. It can be accessed here. The Alliance has been very vocal about...

read more

Brain Tumor Survivor First Recipient of GHAR Good Neighbor Award

As a brain tumor survivor, Susan Shimkus Lemkuil, a realtor and West Hartford resident, remembers being put in touch with someone to talk to after she was diagnosed in February 2007. “One person gave me somebody out of state to talk to,” Lemkuil recalls. “She was very negative. I am a really positive person. I am very driven. I never say, ‘why me?’” Now, as a board member and volunteer for the CT Brain Tumor Alliance (CTBTA), Lemkuil talks to many patients who are living with brain tumors,...

read more

CCM Releases CT&C Special Issue Exploring Racial Equity

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities recently released a special issue of its Connecticut Town & City magazine, titled “Equity Matters,” which explores how towns and cities can move toward racial equity. The publication is available here.The issue includes CCM’s Racial Equity Toolkit and Municipal Checklist – which outlines recommendations in how to achieve a more representative local government – as well as opinion pieces, articles, and recaps of the work done in conjunction with...

read more

ShopBlackCT.com and Hill-Stead Museum to Highlight Black-Owned Businesses

ShopBlackCT.com is showcasing Black-owned businesses during two June events, including one at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington. The first one, scheduled from 6 until 8 p.m. on June 4, will be a Facebook Live showcase event, which is free to attend. There will be 5-minute showcases by 23 businesses from across the state. The showcase will stream through ShopBlackCT.com's Facebook page.The Black Arts & Culture Fest will happen from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on June 5 at the Hill-Stead Museum...

read more

Showcasing Artists of Color

HARTFORD – Hartford has its arts offerings, but with much of it having a Eurocentric theme, they don't necessarily tell the stories of the Black and Latino people who live here, says the Rev. Dr. Shelley D. Best, a visual artist.Best, director and chief curator at The 224 EcoSpace in Hartford, recalled a powerful message she once heard from Real Art Ways Executive Director Will K. Wilkins. “If we don’t hear the stories of all people, then we are missing the story of our place and our...

read more

MEMBERS’ TWEETS




LATEST NEWS