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February 27, 2013 / Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce

CCSU presents FREE Distinguished Lecture Series Event on March 6th.

Central Connecticut State University School of Business presents…

The American Savings Foundation Endowed Chair in Banking & Finance

 Featuring Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Ph. D. – Boston University, Professor of Economics

Free and open to the public.  No RSVP is required.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM in Founders Hall at CCSU

Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren Professor of Economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and President of Economic Security Planning, Inc. An active columnist, his columns and blogs appear in the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, Vox, the Economist,, and the Huffington Post. Professor Kotlikoff received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1977.

Professor Kotlikoff ‘s most recent books include The Clash of Generations, The Economic Consequences of the Vickers Commission, Jimmy Stewart Is Dead, Spend ‘Til the End, The Healthcare Fix, The Coming Generational Storm and Generational Policy. His writings and research address financial reform, personal finance, taxes, Social Security, healthcare, deficits, generational accounting, pensions, saving, and insurance.

Click the link below to view the official flyer:

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February 25, 2013 / Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce

Capital Workforce Partners hosts very successful Summer Youth Employment breakfast!

On Wednesday, February 20th Capital Workforce Partners in conjunction with the City of New Britain &  Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce: New Britain, Berlin hosted a special Summer Youth Employment Breakfast at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA. The event, with more than 50 individuals/employers in attendance, featured a short film and various speakers. 

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Mayor Timothy O’Brien, Superintendent Kelt Cooper, New Britain High School Principal Michael Foran, Tom Phillips, President of Capital Workforce Partners & Gerry Berthiaume of Capital Workforce Partners spoke on behalf of the program, it’s positive effect on the community’s youth and the need for it to continue.

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Perhaps one of the most touching moments of the morning was a brief speech given by Kael, a young New Britain resident, who was accepted into the Summer Youth Employment program just a year ago.  It was through this program that he began working for the well known grocery store chain Stew Leonard’s.

He thanked Capital Workforce Partners and the Summer Youth Program for his achievements today.  “I’ve become a working machine.  I have a purpose” Kael said.  Kael is now looking to enroll back into college and has also begun participating in programs at the Opportunities Industrialization Center of New Britain.

“And that is why we do this” stated Gerry Berthiaume.Kael Mike Gerry copy

If you are interested in becoming a Summer Youth Employer, there is still time to register!  For more information, please contact Gerry Berthiaume, Future Workforce Coordinator at 860.229.1665 extension 213 or email

February 21, 2013 / Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce

Join the New Britain-Berlin YMCA for a special Annual Community Support Campain KICK OFF breakfast!


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Join the New Britain-Berlin YMCA for a very special breakfast to kick off their official Annual Community Support Campaign of 2013!

  • Friday, March 1, 2013
  • Begins at 7:30 am 
  • ROBERT C. VANCE YOUTH CENTER located in our YMCA building on 50 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051. 

Come enjoy a lovely continental breakfast and revel in all the good things… kindness, joy, hope… that the YMCA brings to our community.  All gifts to the Annual Community Support Campaign go directly to helping local children and families in need.  To RSVP, please call 860-229-3787 x141 or email Hannah at

Bring a friend…or two!!

Donating is easy, visit
and enter “New Britain”

February 19, 2013 / Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce

Join the New Britain-Berlin YMCA in remembering the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy

New Britain-Berlin YMCA honors victims of Sandy Hook with Zumba Glow events (all 26 victims will be honored by the end of 2013)

ymca logoThe New Britain-Berlin YMCA is proud to have served its communities for the last 130 years. In an effort to remember those who were involved in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School this past December the Y is holding its fourth Zumba Glow event Friday, February 22, 2013 at 5.30pm.

Proceeds of this Zumba Glow will go in the name of Daniel Barden to the Fire Department of New Britain, CT. Daniel had such a love for firefighters and for helping people that we would like to help our community in his name. A donation of $5 per participant is being asked, anything additional is welcomed as well

We will have multiple Zumba Instructors on to give you a heart pumping workout. Not only is this a great event with cardiovascular benefits (February is Heart Health Month) but it also does your heart good by giving in the name of someone who will never be forgotten. By the end of 2013 we will have celebrated the lives of all 26 victims of Sandy Hook.

If there are any questions about this event or about the future Zumba Glow Events for Sandy Hook please call the Y at 860-229-3787.

February 15, 2013 / Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce

Stop by Amato’s Toy & Hobby of New Britain for a special Presidents’ Week Sale!!

Presidents’ Week Sale – Friday, February 15 – 24, 2013

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Special Savings up to 50% off on Playmobil, Preschool Toys, Games, Puzzles, Craft Kits, Science Kits, Plastic Model Kits, Model Rockets, Model Trains and so much more!

**We’ve also got sleds and snow blocks for snowy days at home with the kids!  Make sure to stop by and grab some goodies!

Hours of operation:Monday through Friday 10 to 6 PM, Saturday 9:30 to 5:30 PM, Sunday 12 to 5 PM

February 14, 2013 / Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce

Chamber hosts A NIGHT AT THE PLAZA…a much anticipated Business After Hours affair!

plaza picThe Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce: New Britain, Berlin will be hosting a Business after Hours event on Wednesday, February 27th at THE PLAZA, New Britain’s very own Class “A” office building.

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Located in the heart of downtown New Britain, this seven story building has undergone an extensive capital improvement program, making it one of the most elegant and desirable buildings in the city.

“This Business after Hours will showcase the true beauty of this building and what it can offer to prospective tenants” Chamber President, Bill Millerick said.  Tours of the affordable “A” office space will be made available throughout the evening.  The event, which is expected to bring in more than 100 attendees, will feature catering by New Britain’s very own East Side Restaurant and Great Taste Restaurant.

great-taste-chinese-restaurant“The food alone is worth stopping by for!” Teresa Riccio, Membership & Events Coordinator explains. “Delicious food, views of the city skyline, great company…what more can you ask for?”

The event will run from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.  The Plaza is located at 233 Main Street in downtown New Britain.  Garage and street parking will be available.  Attendance to this event is free however, reservations are required.  Reservations can be made at or by calling 860.229.1665. 

February 14, 2013 / Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce

Become a Summer Youth Employer!! Informational breakfast to be held Wednesday, February 20th!


Mayor Timothy O’Brien, Capital Workforce Partners & the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend…

The New Britain Summer Youth Employment Breakfast

collegegoalsundayWednesday, February 20, 2013
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

New Britain-Berlin YMCA
50 High Street
New Britain, CT

*Attendance is FREE *

Please RSVP to or call 860.229.1665 extension 213.

February 13, 2013 / Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce

Receive a $20 gift card when you join Sam’s Club this week! Hurry! Deal ends February 18th.


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February 7, 2013 / Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Women’s AM Network canceled due to upcoming blizzard

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Due to the threat of inclement weather tomorrow, the Women’s AM Network at Prudence Crandall Center has been CANCELED.

This meeting has been RESCHEDULED for next Friday, February 15th…same time, same place.

Thank you all for your cooperation.  STAY SAFE!

February 5, 2013 / Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce

CCSU offering Continuing Education courses to help you grow professionally & personally. Register now!




Central Connecticut State University’s Continuing Education program offers a wide range of open enrollment programs for your organizational & professional development needs. Programs range widely from Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma to Principles & Practice of Real Estate and can help strengthen your business or your skill sets. Plus CE@CCSU can customize courses to meet your needs and help solve your business problems. To learn more and register for Spring course, click the following link: