Grand Openings

ESSEX CHOCOLATIER AND COFFEE BAR RIBBON CUTTING
July 18, 2018

(Essex, CT) Essex Chocolatier and Coffee Bar held a ribbon cutting on July 18, 2018 at their location in 124 Westbrook Rd in Essex. From left to right: Chairman of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Jay Polke, Chamber Ambassador Sue Anne Podaski, Chamber Chester/Deep River/Essex Division Chairman: Geoff Jacobson, Essex Chocolatier and Coffee Bar Owner Teresa Patrick-Connell, Mark Connell, Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman and President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh.


 

MEWS+ HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING
June 19, 2018

(Middletown, CT) A Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for the Middletown Entrepreneurs Work Space (MEWS+) was held on June 19, 2018. The second floor of the Middlesex Chamber’s facility at 393 Main Street has been converted into a co-working space for use by Middlesex County’s Entrepreneur community. From left to right is: Chief Retail Banking Officer at Liberty Bank Minnie Saleh, Wesleyan President Michael Roth, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, Immediate Past Chamber Chairman Rick Morin and Chamber President Larry McHugh.


 

MIZZI COSMETICS HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING
June 18, 2018

(Portland, CT) Mizzi Cosmetics in Portland  held a Grand Opening on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. From left to right is: Chairman of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Jay Polke, State Representative Christie Carpino, Vice President of Sales and Customer Service at Mizzi Cosmetics Rebecca Sardinskas, President/Founder of Mizzi Cosmetics Brenda Mierzejewski, Portland First Selectwoman Susan Bransfield, Portland Economic Development Consultant Mary Dickerson and Middlesex County Chamber of Chamber President Larry McHugh.


 

THE DURHAM MARKET HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING
June 8, 2018

(Durham, CT) The Durham Market held a ribbon cutting on June 8, 2018. From left to right is: Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce President Larry McHugh, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Jay Polke, The Durham Market Owner Walter Tregoning, The Durham Market Owner Lisa Tregoning, Durham First Selectwoman Laura Francis, Rev. Jeanette Hicks of the United Churches of Durham, The Durham Market Owner Reshma Patel. Not pictured: The Durham Market Owner Amit Patel.


 

EMPOWER HOLDS 10th YEAR CELEBRATION
June 7, 2018

(Middletown, CT) Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center celebrated 10 seasons of zip lining fun and empowerment in Middletown, Connecticut. From left to right is: President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh, Tom Danyliw, JJ Joyce, Chairman of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Jay Polke, Jacob Drew, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, President and General Manager EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center Daniel J. Jaskot, Donna Jaskot, Tony Jaskot, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Vice President Jeff Pugliese.


 

COLORS IN THE WIND HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
June 1, 2018

(Westbrook, CT) Colors In the Wind located at 12 Westbrook Place held a Grand Opening on June 1, 2018. Colors in the Wind features a variety of options for kites and beach going apparel such as chairs, Frisbees and more. Photo left to right: President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh, Chamber Vice Chairman Jay Polke, Middlesex Chamber Westbrook Division Co-Chair Mary Brewster, Westbrook Selectwoman Selectman Mary Labbadia, Colors of the Wind Co-Owner Al Mivervin and Colors of the Wind Co-Owner Ron Beattie and Westbrook Board of Finance's Tony Cozza and Middlesex Chamber Vice President Jeff Pugliese.


 

MALLOVES JEWELERS HOLDS 90th ANNIVERSARY

(Middletown, CT) Malloves Jewelers recently celebrated 90 years in business. From left to right is: President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh, Chamber Vice Chairman Jay Polke, Owner of Malloves Jewelers Marc Levin, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, Chamber Vice Chairman Rick Morin and Cromwell Division Chair Rodney Bitgood.


 

MASONICARE AT CHESTER VILLAGE HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
May 8, 2018

(Chester, CT) Masonicare at Chester Village held a Grand Opening on May 8, 2018. From left to right: Robert Polito, Chairman, Board of Trustees; Jon-Paul Venoit, President & CEO; Lauren Gister, First Selectwoman, Town of Chester; Annie Hoefferle, Executive Director; Peggy Wilson, incoming President, Chester Village Residents Association; Melvin Johnson, Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master; Richard Boutilier, President, Chester Village Residents Association; David Gessert, Chairman, Residential Services Board, Jay Polke, Vice Chairman Middlesex Chamber of Commerce; Jeff Pugliese, VP of Middlesex Chamber; Ted Nelson, past Grand Master.


 

FOX ON THE GREEN RESTAURANT & BAR HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
April 19, 2018

(Portland, CT) Fox on the Green Restaurant & Bar held a Grand Opening on April 19 at Portland Golf Course. From left right is: President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh, Manager of Portland Golf Course Jack Kelly, Laurie Kelly, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Vice Chairman Jay Polke, Fox on the Green’s Fico Cecunjanin, Portland First Selectwoman Susan Bransfield, Fox on the Green’s Alex Cecunjanin, Anela Cecunjanin, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Rick Morin and Portland Golf Course Owner John Kelly.


 

ICE CREAM EMERGENCY CENTRAL CT TERRITORY HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
April 19, 2018

(Killingworth, CT) Ice Cream Emergency Central CT Territory held a Grand Opening on April 19, 2019 in Middletown. Ice Cream Emergency is a uniquely themed, full-service mobile ice cream parlor available for rentals. From left to right is Chamber President Larry McHugh, Chamber Vice Chairman Jay Polke, Scoopologists Mike Natanzon and Maura Natanzon and their family, Chamber Chairman Rick Morin and Middletown Small Business Development Counselor Paul Dodge.  


 

VALE FIELDS + COURTS HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
April 9, 2018

(Middletown, CT) Vale Fields + Courts held a grand opening on Monday, April 9, 2018 at their location on 1280 Newfield Street in Middletown. The business is a year-round, climate-controlled facility that offers training opportunities in baseball, soccer, football, virtual golf and now, basketball. From left to right is: Middletown Small Business Development Counselor Paul Dodge, Middlesex Chamber Vice Chairman Jay Polke, Vale Fields + Courts’s Zach Eddinger, Vale Fields+ Courts’s Rosa Graca, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, Vale Fields + Courts’s Jeremy Hamel and President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh.


 

ABBEEZ PREMIUM FROZEN YOGURT BAR HOLDS GRAND REOPENING 
March 15, 2018

(East Hampton, CT) Abbeez Premium Frozen Yogurt Bar held a Grand Reopening on March 15, 2018 at their location on 11 North Main Street in East Hampton. Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce President Larry McHugh joined Abbeez Owner Jessica Stewart and her family along with East Hampton Town Manager Michael Maniscalco and Middlesex Chamber Vice Chairman Jay Polke.


 

SPOKE + SPY CIDERWORKS HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
March 14, 2018

(Middletown, CT) Spoke + Spy Ciderworks held a Grand Opening at their location at 180 Johnson St. at the Robert M. Keating Historical Enterprise Park in Middletown on March 14, 2018. From left to right is: President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh, Middletown Small Business Development Counselor Paul Dodge, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Vice Chairman Jay Polke, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, Co-Owner o f Spoke + Spy Ciderworks Ron Sansone & Co-Owner Spoke + Spy Ciderworks Kim Sansone, Chairman of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Rick Morin, State Representative Matt Lesser and Middletown Central Business Chairman Tom Bryne.


 

ROOTS HAIR STUDIO HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
March 12, 2018

(Haddam, CT) A Grand Opening Celebration was held for Roots Hair Studio, a salon located on 1610 Saybrook Road in Haddam on Monday, March 12, 2018. Left to right is: Hair Artist Jamie Jacobs, Hair Artist Melissa Gaerner, Owner of Roots Hair Studio Christina Bibisi, Haddam First Selectwoman Lizz Milardo and President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh. Not pictured: Front Desk Reservationist & Assistant Aliza Proto.


 

SUMMISTE MASSAGE HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
March 6, 2018

(Durham, CT) A Grand Opening Celebration was held for Summiste Massage, a therapeutic massage studio located on 360C Main Street in Durham on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Left to right is: Middletown Small Business Counselor Paul Dodge, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Vice Chairman Jay Polke, First Selectwoman Laura Francis, Owner of Summiste Massage Linda Wharton and Vice President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Jeff Pugliese.


 

MED EXPRESS HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
February 27, 2018
LAN CHI'S VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT HOLDS 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY  
February 21, 2018

(Middletown, CT) Lan Chi’s Vietnamese Restaurant in Middletown recently celebrated 5 year in business. Middlesex Chamber President Larry McHugh, Middlesex Chamber Chair Rick Morin, and Middlesex Chamber Vice Chair Jay Polke joined Middletown Mayor Dan Drew to celebrate the anniversary with Owner Chu Ngo and her family. Photo credit: De Kine Photo LLC


 

GOTOFITNESS ULTIMATE TRAINING CENTER HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
January 26, 2018

(MIDDLETOWN, CT) GoToFitness Ultimate Training Center held a Grand Opening at their location on 1385 Newfield Street in Middletown, Connecticut on January 26, 2018.  President of Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh, Vice Chairman of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Jay Polke, GoToFitness Ultimate Training Center Owner Robert Hurd, General Manager Taylor Arrigoni, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew and Chairman of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Rick Morin and more GoToFitness Ultimate Training Center all attended.


 

 

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