Grand Openings

TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY HOLDS GRAND OPENING

August 27, 2016

(Middletown, CT.) Chairman Gregory Shook of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that a grand opening was held for Tractor Supply Company located at 815 Newfield Street in Middletown on Saturday, August 27, 2016. “Tractor Supply Company offers a wide variety of products for home improvement, agriculture, lawn/garden maintenance, livestock, equine and pet care and we welcome this addition to the Middletown Community. We wish General Manager Jeff Puglise and his team the best of luck,” said Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce President Larry McHugh. Tractor Supply Company operates 1,521 stores in 49 states. The Company's stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. For more information on Tractor Supply Company visit http://www.tractorsupply.com/

Tractor Supply Company in Middletown held a Grand Opening on August 27 with city and business officials. From left to right appears: President of Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh, District Manager of Tractor Supply Company Alan Morris, General Manager of Tractor Supply Company Middletown Jeff Puglise, Middletown Deputy Mayor Bob Santangelo and Middletown Small Business Development Counselor Paul Dodge.
VERO CUCINO RUSTICO HOLDS ITS GRAND OPENING
MR. AUTOMOTIVE HOLDS GRAND OPENING
MCDONALDS IN CROMWELL HOLDS GRAND RE-OPENING
HERD RESTAURANT HOLDS GRAND OPENING
TORRISON STONE & GARDEN HOLDS GRAND RE-OPENING
CROSS FIT DRAGON CITY HOLDS GRAND OPENING

April 16, 2016

Chairman Vincent Capece noted that a grand opening was held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 for Cross Fit Dragon City, a family fitness gym offering CrossFit, CrossFits kids, GORUCK training, Olympic Weightlifting, Yoga, and OCR training.

Chamber President Larry McHugh noted, “I was happy to join the Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Middletown Joe Samolis and other community business officials for the Grand Opening of Cross Fit Dragon City in Middletown. Owner Julie Raymond has designed the gym and workouts to tailor to any age group from adults, teens, and kids. The facility on 180 Johnson St. is an innovative workout space and we are proud to have it in a revitalized North End.”

Coach Aletheia Stratos, President of Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh, Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Middletown Joe Samolis, Owner and Coach at Cross Fit Dragon City Julie Raymond, Economic Development Specialist Thomas Marano, Middletown Small Business Development Counselor Paul Dodge and Coach Zach Betta.
CINDER + SALT HOLDS GRAND OPENING & BEACH PARTY

March 11, 2016

Chairman Vincent Capece noted that a grand opening was held on Friday, March 11, 2016 for Cinder + Salt, a sustainable lifestyle brand featuring modern apparel and custom designs.

Chamber President Larry McHugh noted, “I was happy to join Mayor Dan Drew and community business officials for the Grand Opening of Cinder+Salt in Middletown. Owner Rachel Decavage has created a sustainable brand with modern screen-printed designs. Cinder+Salt's storefront and production facility is a great addition to Main Street.”

President of Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh, Chamber Central Business Bureau Chairman Tom Byrne, Owner of Cinder + Salt Rachel Decavage, Product Development and Company Integrity at Cinder + Salt Brenda Marousek, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, Chairperson of the Downtown Business District Diane Gervais, and Middletown Small Business Development Counselor Paul Dodge.
ALL AMERICANS PRODUCTIONS BUSINESS ANNOUNCEMENT HELD

March 3, 2016

Chairman Vincent Capece noted that a business announcement was held on Thursday March 3, 2016 for All American Productions, an event planning organization specializing in charity fundraisers for veterans.

Chamber President Larry McHugh noted, “I was happy to join Mayor Dan Drew and Chairman of Middletown Motorcycle Mania Richard Greco for the Business Announcement of All American Productions in Middletown. Owner/Operator Jennifer Sequenzia has created a wonderful event planning organization serving the need of veteran organizations. We welcome the addition of All American Productions to Middlesex County.”

Chairman of Middletown Motorcycle Mania Richard Greco, President of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh,Owner/Operator of All American Productions Jennifer Sequenzia, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew.
STATE FARM INSURANCE HOLDS GRAND OPENING

February 4, 2016

Chairman Vincent Capece of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that State Farm Insurance in Portland held its Grand Opening in Portland on February 4 at 4:00pm. Agent Mimma Burke offers a full line of State Farm products including auto, home and life insurance.

Chamber President Larry McHugh noted, “I was happy to join State Senator Art Linares, State Representative Christie Carpino and Portland town officials for the Grand Opening for State Farm Insurance in Portland. Owner/Agent Mimma Burke has assembled a great team to service clients and the community with State Farm products including auto, home and life insurance. We welcome this addition to the town of Portland .”
State Representative Christie Carpino, State Farm Personal Account Representatives Kattie Viveiros, and Sharon Leland and Owner/Agent Mimma Burke, Town Planner Deanna Rhodes, Economic Development Consultant Mary Dickerson, Chamber Vice President Johanna Bond, and Chamber President Larry McHugh.
CAMP'S HOLDS GRAND OPENING

February 3, 2016

Chairman Vincent Capece of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that Camp’s, a new comfort food restaurant on 412 Main Street Middletown featuring appealing affordable comfort meals with a twist, held its Grand Opening on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Chamber President Larry McHugh noted, “I was happy to join Mayor Dan Drew and other city dignitaries at the Grand Opening for Camp’s. Owner David Kania and Manager Yaz Sheriff have created a menu of delicious comfort food with a décor that connects the restaurant back to the history of the city of Middletown.”
Chamber Central Business Bureau Chairman Tom Byrne, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, Camp’s Owner David Kania, Manager Yaz Sheriff, Chairperson of the Downtown Business District Diane Gervais, Middletown Small Business Development Center Counselor Paul Dodge, Middlesex County Chamber President Larry McHugh
BLOCK ADVISORS HOLDS GRAND OPENING

January 14, 2016

Chairman Vincent Capece of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that a Grand Opening Celebration was held for  Block Advisors, a new tax and business services brand brought to you by H&R Block held its grand opening on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 4:00pm at its location on 51 Shunpike Road Cromwell.

"We welcome Office Manager Leon Zahaba and his fellow Block Advisors to the local business community. We wish them nothing but the best," said said Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce President Larry McHugh.
Cromwell Town Manager Anthony J. Salvatore, Vice President Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Jeff Pugliese, Block Advisors Office Manager Leon Zahaba, Jr., CAA, Cromwell Mayor Enzo Faienza, Cromwell Director of Planning & Development Stuart B. Popper, Marketing Coordinator for H&R Block Tracy Gardner and Co-chair of the Cromwell Downtown Merchants Association Rodney Bitgood.
HACHI RESTAURANT HOLDS GRAND OPENING

January 7, 2016

Chairman Vincent Capece of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that a Grand Opening Celebration was held for Hachi, a new Japanese fusion restaurant located in 320 Main Street Middletown held its Grand Opening on Thursday, January 7, 2016.

“We are really happy about Hachi opening in Middletown. The restaurant has great food and service and will be a nice addition to the exciting restaurants in Middletown,” President Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh.
Middletown Small Business Development Center Counselor Paul Dodge, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, Chef/Owner Yin Lin (Leo) , Manager Maggie Huang, Chamber Central Business Bureau Chairman Tom Byrne and Chamber President Larry McHugh.
FANTASTIC SAMS HOLDS GRAND OPENING

January 9, 2016

Chairman Vincent Capece of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that a Grand Opening Celebration was held for Fantastic Sams, a full service salon that caters to all ages at affordable prices on 51 Shunpike Road in Cromwell on Saturday, January 9, 2016.

Chamber President Larry McHugh noted, “I was happy to join Mayor Enzo Faienza and other city dignitaries at the Grand Opening of Fantastic Sams. Fantastic Sams Owner Jay Oboma has created a beautiful salon catering to all ages at affordable prices.  We welcome this addition to Cromwell.”
Fantastic Sams, a full service salon located at 51 Shunpike Rd in Cromwell held their grand opening on Saturday, January 9 at 12:00pm. The salon caters to all ages at affordable prices. Photo left to right: Middlesex Chamber of Commerce President Larry McHugh, Cromwell Town Manager Anthony J. Salvatore, Cromwell Mayor Enzo Faienza, Fantastic Sams Owner Jay Oboma, Chairman of the Middlesex Chamber’s Cromwell Division Jay Polke, State Representative Christie Carpino, Co-chair of the Cromwell Downtown Merchants Association Rodney Bitgood.
KUYI SUSHI HOLDS GRAND OPENING

December 15, 2015

Chairman Vincent Capece of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that a Grand Opening Celebration was held for Kuyi Sushi, a Japanese restaurant on 34 Shunpike Road in Cromwell on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.
Chamber President Larry McHugh noted, “I was happy to join Mayor Enzo Faienza and other city dignitaries at the Grand Opening of Kuyi Sushi. Co-owners Xuezhong Yu and Iris Wang serve a wide variety Japanese cuisine in a contemporary and appealing restaurant atmosphere. We welcome this addition to Cromwell.”
Kuyi Sushi, a new Japanese restaurant in Cromwell that is also available for takeout and delivery, held its Grand Opening Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 4:00pm. Photo left to right: Middlesex Chamber of Commerce President Larry McHugh, Co-chair of the Cromwell Downtown Merchants Association Rodney Bitgood, Chairman of the Middlesex Chamber’s Cromwell Division Jay Polke, State Representative Christie Carpino, Owner Iris Wang, Cromwell Mayor Enzo Faienza, Sushi Chef Kingsley Zheng, Co-owner Xuezhong Yu, Family members Xiaoman Li & Juanfang Yu, Cromwell Director of Planning & Development Stuart B. Popper, Cromwell Town Manager Anthony J. Salvatore.

THE BOARD ROOM HOLDS GRAND OPENING

December 7, 2015

Chairman Vincent Capece of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that a Grand Opening Celebration was held for The Board Room, Connecticut's first board game cafe in 514 Main Street Middletown on Monday, December 7, 2015. Chamber President Larry McHugh noted, "I was happy to join Mayor Dan Drew and other city dignitaries at the Grand Opening for The Board Room. Co-owners Jenn Alexander and Tenzin Masselli have created a vibrant gathering space with hundreds of board games and café style snacks. We welcome this addition to Middletown."
The Board Room, Connecticut’s first board game café located in 514 Main Street Middletown held its Grand Opening on Monday, December 7, 2015. The Chamber and other city dignitaries join in on the fun by playing a game of LIFE.  Photo Left to Right: Downtown Business District Treasurer Michael DiPiro, Chamber President Larry McHugh, Middletown Small Business Development Center Counselor Paul Dodge, Co-owner of The Board Room Tenzin Masselli, Chamber Central Business Bureau Chairman Tom Byrne, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew and Co-owner of The Board Room Jenn Alexander.
CARMELA'S ON THE EXTENSION HOLDS GRAND OPENING

November 16, 2015

Chairman Vincent Capece of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that a Grand Opening Celebration was held for Carmela’s on the Extension at its location on 139 Main Street Extension in Middletown on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 11:00am.

Chamber President Larry McHugh noted, “I was happy to join Mayor Dan Drew and other city dignitaries at the Grand Opening Celebration for Carmela’s on the Extension. Carmela’s offers home style breakfast and lunch with a private room for banquets and parties. Owners Matt and Carmela Lockwood are great chamber members and supporters. They also own Jerry’s Pizza and Matty’s Next Door on South Main Street. We wish them the best of luck moving forward with their new venture.”

Carmela's on the Extension Grand Opening
Middletown Small Business Development Center Counselor Paul Dodge, Chief of Staff to Middletown Mayor Joseph Samolis, Matt Lockwood and Carmela Lockwood owners of Carmela’s on the Extension, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, Chamber Central Business Bureau Chairman Thomas Byrne, Chamber President Larry McHugh.

 

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