Town of East Hartford Receives Honorable Mention from the League of American Bicyclists



The Town of East Hartford has received an Honorable Mention by the League of American Bicyclists upon receipt and review of the the Town’s application to become a Bicycle Friendly Community. This is the Town’s first year pursuing the designation, which ranks municipalities based on their bike-friendliness.

“I am proud of my team’s effort which resulted in this Honorable Mention distinction,” said Mayor Marcia A. Leclerc. “East Hartford has an amazing history in its support of cycling dating back many years. This is our first year working with the League of American Bicyclists, and it is wonderful to be recognized in our first year applying. I look forward to future efforts and collaboration with our community.”

The Town is actively working to continue to improve infrastructure and to provide a safer environment for walkers and bikers.Efforts include a recent collaboration with the Department of Transportation on Connecticut’s first ever “road diet” on Burnside Avenue. The Town will review the findings and recommendations from the League of American Bicyclists, and will implement recommendations with the ultimate goal of receiving a Bicycle Friendly Community designation in the future.

For any questions about the Town’s designation, please contact Trent Sullivan, Risk Manager at 860-291-7422.

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American Eagle Financial Credit Union Hosts a Free Home Buyer Seminar in Glastonbury

Free Home Buyer Seminar in Glastonbury
REMAX Edge 120 Hebron Avenue, Suite 2D, Glastonbury
3/23/2016 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM


Attend a free, educational home buyer seminar at REMAX Edge in Glastonbury, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Hear from industry professionals discuss topics in mortgage lending and real estate. First-time buyers and repeat buyers will gain valuable knowledge of the local real estate market and the home-buying process from pre-qualification to closing. Dispel your fears, avoid pitfalls, and get your questions answered about home ownership. Members and non-members are welcome to attend.

  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Speaker Presentations / Q&A
  • Please RSVP early. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

Any questions, contact:

Jennifer Price
Mortgage Loan Originator
American Eagle Financial Credit Union
860.568.2020, ext. 5353
NMLS #1170521

Noreen Philbin Byron
120 Hebron Avenue, Suite 2D, Glastonbury

Register Online Here

Berkshire Bank Announces Employee Road Game Giveaway Winner

PITTSFIELD, MA – March 1, 2016 – Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®, awarded Jazzmyn Tulloch, Mortgage Accountant for Berkshire Bank, as the winner of the Employee Road Game Giveaway. The Giveaway includes two premium tickets to the Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game on March 8th in Tampa, Florida, round trip airfare, two night hotel stay and dinner during the stay for winner and a guest.

The Employee giveaway was provided as an additional way to demonstrate the value and appreciation the Bank has for its staff. The prize patrol, led by Tami Gunsch, EVP of Retail Banking, presented the prize to ensure it was celebrated as a significant event to honor Jazzmyn.

Jazzmyn’s reaction to winning this prize was priceless, as she jumped and cheered, exclaiming “This is awesome, I am so excited!”


About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®.  The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $7.8 billion in assets and 93 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.  In 2015, Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts’ Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal.  To learn more, visit or call 800-773-5601.  Berkshire Bank, is the official bank of NESN’s Boston Bruins coverage.

Hair Today Donates $1800 to Cherish the Children

Hair Today owners, Mike & Jane Ski attended Cherish the Children Foundation Volunteer Dinner last night to surprise this wonderful organization with an $1820 check, raised during our recent 30 Year Celebration & Client Appreciation Event! We are so grateful to have such wonderful clients, employees, friends & family, who continually support our salon, “Live Good” initiatives, which benefit our local community.


Thanks for all your contributions for Cherish the Children!  Please visit the their website below to learn more on how these Inspiring, Giving Volunteers improve the lives of Children, one Child at a time:)

Photo of Cherish the Children Foundation Board Member, John Longo receiving the donation from Mike & Jane Ski, on behalf of the Hair Today Salon Family.

Glastonbury Hills Country Club – Food Tasting

Glastonbury Hills Country Club Wedding & Banquet Facility
Food Tasting
Sunday February 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

Menu Includes:
Butler Served Hors D’oeuvres
Bruschetta and Baked Brie
Salad & Pasta Stations
Chicken Roulade, Chicken Piccata & Chicken Marsala
Seared Citrus Salmon & Seafood Stuffed Sole
Beef Tenderloin Carver
Cannolis & Petit Fours
Cash Bar

$20.00 per person
($10.00 non-refundable deposit required)

Reservations required
RSVP by February 24th to 860-633-5253 or

George McDonald, Our Member of the Month

Meet George McDonald, Aflac/Access Health CT Broker – Our CT River Valley Chamber’s Member of the Month.

How long have you been a member of the Chamber? 

Three years

What is your favorite Chamber Event?

Business After Hours.   Because you get to speak with people on a one to one basis, in an informal setting.  And yes, I will be at the Business After Hours tomorrow!

What would you tell a new member coming into the Chamber?

Take advantage of the opportunities to network.  Take advantage of the resources in the chamber and you’ll grow your network.

What are you most excited about with the 2 Chambers Merging?

The two chambers are somewhat different…  The East Hartford Chamber is has some large businesses and Glastonbury Chamber has medium to small businesses, so the two chambers merging it brings it all together nicely.