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April 26, 2012 / Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce

The Berlin Economic Commission & Greater New Britain Chamber Awards Night A Huge Success

The Berlin Economic Development Commission, in conjunction with the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce: New Britain, Berlin, handed out its awards Wednesday night at The Baltic Restaurant.

CIL was awarded The Developer of the Year, for its Lofts at Sherwood Falls project.   The Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Bruce Moore, longtime chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission and noted Community Leader.  Dr. Mary Gina Ratchford took home the Business of the Year Award in recognition of her soon to be completed Eye Care Center project on Farmington Avenue.

CIL accepts the 2012 award for Developer of the Year in recognition of its Lofts at Sherwood Falls Project, with 47 units completed to date.

Bruce Moore graciously thanks the commission for his Volunteer of the Year award.  Bruce is a longtime community leader.

Dr. Mary Gina Ratchford thanks her supportive staff and the Berlin community as she accepts the 2012 Business of the Year award.

Beautification Awards were presented to Schaller Subaru and The Baltic Restaurant for their efforts to reuse and transform buildings on Frontage Road and New Britain Road.

Mark Smith of Schaller Subaru accepts the Beautification award.

The Karwowski family accepts the Baltic Restaurant’s Beautification award.

This year the commission established a new award to acknowledge new businesses that have come to the Berlin Area.  The 2012 New Business of the Year Awards were presented to Okay Industries Inc., Fosdick Fulfillment and The Fletcher Terry Company. 

Jason Howey, President of Okay Industries, accepts the award for New Business of the Year.

Bill Pappas of Fosdick Fulfillment accepts the award for New Business of the Year.

The Fletcher Terry Company accepts the award for New Business of the Year.

“It is fitting that the Economic Development Commission has chosen to recognize these important new Berlin businesses because I believe that they will contribute very significantly to our community in many ways, providing jobs for residents of Berlin and nearby communities” stated Mayor Adam Salina.

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