Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field to Hold November Business After Hours

Black Tie picture.jpgBusiness After Hours is the Chamber’s premier networking event, hosted by a different Chamber member each month. This event allows members to meet, exchange ideas, make important bonds in a comfortable setting, while giving the hosting business an opportunity to showcase their workplace and gain valuable exposure.

About Pratt & Whitney’s Venue Opportunities:

Let Spectra’s award-winning culinary experts craft delicious food designed to surprise and delight your guests. Our solution-oriented approach blends innovative techniques and exceptional service to elevate the live event experience and drive profitability. Spectra regularly partners with locally-sourced suppliers and popular eateries unique to each market to feature fresh, high quality ingredients and signature dishes. We go beyond the menu to provide a full range of culinary services that optimize success.

The Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field offers over 7500 square feet of meeting and reception space.  We offer state of the art technology with 34 Plasma TVs, full sound system and AV components for any type of presentation.  The space is perfect for both business and casual functions with stunning views of both the Hartford skyline and luscious 2.5 acre Kentucky Bluegrass Field .  The Pratt & Whitney Stadium is also home to the University of Connecticut Football Team and hosts several nationally covered sporting events, such as USA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Matches,  throughout the year.

The XL Center is the perfect location for your next concert, sporting event, conference or trade show.  The arena is the Connecticut’s largest sports and entertainment facility.  We offer 68,000 square feet of flexible event space.  With our centrally located location we are close to all major forms of transportation as well as hotels and dining.  The XL Center is home to the American Hockey League’s Hartford Wolf Pack and the University of Connecticut’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Men’s Hockey Programs.

Holiday Fair at the Glastonbury Boathouse

The Town of Glastonbury is organizing a holiday fair at the Glastonbury Boathouse this December and is seeking local vendors to participate.  This community event will be held in the Boathouse banquet hall on Sunday, December 9th, from 11:00 pm – 2:00 pm, and will be open to the public free of charge.  Event activities are slated to include festive décor, warm beverages, a “meet Santa” corner, and holiday crafts and activities.  To add a holiday shopping element, the Town is inviting all Glastonbury-based businesses to participate through purchase of an event booth.  For a $40 fee, Glastonbury will provide vendor tables where local businesses can display and sell goods such as wreaths, flowers, gift baskets, packaged food and beverage items (appropriate licensing and permits required), and other festive products.  Photos of products and table displays are encouraged but not required and for sale items are subject to Town approval.  Booth fees are in place to offset event expenses and make this event available to the community free of charge.   Please note, the Town will not be generating profit from this community event.

To accommodate the various activities in the space, (10) vendor booths will be available on a first come, first served basis.  We will work with all interested parties to discuss the product(s) you’d like to feature and ensure there is variety to ensure all vendors have a fair opportunity to sell their goods.

Glastonbury believes this event will be a wonderful opportunity for families and residents of all ages to kick off the holiday season, enjoy fun, festive crafts, and get some holiday shopping done while supporting local businesses.  To purchase a booth or learn more about this event, please contact Kristen Michaels at or 860-652-4640.

Glastonbury Now Offering Passport Processing Services at Town Hall and WTML

passportAs of Monday, October 1, 2018, the Town of Glastonbury will be offering passport processing services.  Beginning October 1, 2018, passport applications will be processed BY APPOINTMENT ONLY in Glastonbury Town Hall and the Welles Turner Memorial Library.  (Please note, the Probate Court will no longer be providing this service).  Appointments can be scheduled at either facility during the hours posted below.

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Glastonbury Customer Service Center at (860) 652-7710 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, or via email at  Appointments can be made during the following time periods at Town Hall and WTML by contacting the Customer Service Center:

Town Hall Passport Appointment Hours (please call ahead to schedule your time slot)

Mondays             1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesdays       1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Fridays                 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Welles-Turner Memorial Library Passport Appointment Hours  (please call ahead to schedule your time slot)

Tuesdays            6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursdays           6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Passport Applications can be obtained at, in the Customer Service Center at Town Hall, or at the Welles Turner Memorial Library (WTML). Please bring all applicable paperwork, passport photos, and fees to your appointment.  Passport fees, payable in two checks, are available on the Passport page of the town website.  Processing time is typically 6 weeks however passport applications can be expedited with a 3 week turnaround time for an additional fee of $60.00 plus postage costs.  Please contact the Customer Service Center or WTML for additional postage charge fees for expedited passports at (860) 652-7710.

Glastonbury is pleased to offer this new service through its customer service center for the convenience of our community members.




Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Named No. 1 Top Workplace in Connecticut


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties is excited to be named the #1 Top Workplace in the state by The Hartford Courant and The Connecticut Post. This is the 7th consecutive year Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties has been ranked a Top Workplace. At the Hartford Courant’s event, the company was also honored in the special awards category as “Doers”, including a quote received in the survey, “At this company we do things efficiently and well.”

As a Top Workplace the company was featured in a special publication, published by the Hartford Courant. The article lauds about company values and special mentions were received for their ethics, integrity, transparency and listening to employee and sales executive feedback to make decisions on the direction of the company.

“We are passionate about what we do and are committed to providing the tools and expertise to take our sales executives’ careers to the next level,” stated Candace Adams, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England and Westchester Properties. “This award in particular is a tremendous honor because it’s based solely on employee and sales executive feedback. Our people are what makes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties such a great place to work and we look forward to continue investing in our culture to ensure we remain a great workplace for years to come.”

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

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Glastonbury Honored with Sustainable CT Certification


The Town of Glastonbury is pleased to announce that it is one of the first Connecticut municipalities to achieve certification as a Sustainable CT community.  Glastonbury successfully met the program’s high standards in a broad range of sustainability categories and associated accomplishments to qualify for the prestigious Silver certification.  Glastonbury is proud to be one of only 22 communities statewide to achieve this recognition and one of only 5 to receive the programs’ Silver level certification.

Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that supports and recognizes sustainability action by Connecticut communities, was launched last year and announced its first group of certified towns this week.  In its application for Sustainable CT certification, Glastonbury demonstrated significant achievements through multiple actions in nine sustainable impact areas ranging from thriving local economies and vibrant arts and culture to clean transportation and strategic and inclusive public services.  Glastonbury successfully completed several actions within each of the defined categories including energy efficient initiatives, sustainably conscious town policies and procedures, hosting the town’s first sustainability event, and engaging the community in its sustainability efforts.

Glastonbury Town Manager Richard J. Johnson is pleased to receive such a prestigious award in the first year of the Sustainable CT Program.

“Glastonbury has a longstanding history of incorporating sustainable initiatives into all aspects of town operations therefore the town is honored to receive this prestigious award in recognition of the community’s ongoing efforts. The Sustainable CT certification process provided an opportunity to showcase many of the sustainable initiatives, energy efficiency projects, and equitable efforts already in place in Glastonbury, expand upon sustainable programs and practices available to the community, and formally document existing processes that help guide operational decisions.  Glastonbury is proud to be among only 5 communities in the state of CT to receive this award and looks forward to future opportunities to be at the forefront of sustainable initiatives in the years to come.

The Silver certification required communities to submit sustainable action items totaling 400 points and complete three equitable projects.  Through strategic partnerships with local organizations and a highly engaged community, Glastonbury successfully completed the sustainability projects and is proud to report that the Town secured 495 points for receipt of the Silver certification.

“Congratulations to our 2018 certified Sustainable CT communities,” said Lynn Stoddard, Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University, which administers the program.  “We are inspired by your leadership and eager to share your accomplishments in building efficient, thriving, and resilient communities.”

With input from municipal leaders across the state, Sustainable CT was developed under the leadership of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University.  The program is independently funded, with significant support from three Connecticut philanthropic foundations.  The founding funders include the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Hampshire Foundation, and the Common Sense Fund.

Glastonbury and other certified communities will be recognized on October 30 at the Annual Convention of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, followed by additional local and regional recognition events in the coming months.

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Linium Staffing Announces Name Change to Alaant Workforce Solutions, Unveils Innovative Services to Attract, Engage and Retain Premier Talent

 alaant-header-1Alaant launches Employer Brand Strategy through new alliance with brand leader id29, and introduces Talent Acquisition Partnerships designed to lead an employer’s recruiting efforts

 Linium Staffing, Connecticut’s leading professional recruitment firm, today announced it is changing its name and launching new capabilities that will strengthen its commitment to ensuring companies attract, engage and retain premier employees. Now known as Alaant Workforce Solutions (Alaant), the firm is adding expertise and resources to expand into two innovative practice areas – Employer Brand Strategy and Talent Acquisition Partnerships – that enable employers to build motivated, high-performing workforces for long-term success.

“We are thrilled to unveil our new name, which reflects a modern approach to recruiting that gives employers a competitive edge in attracting the best and brightest employees,” said Kristin Cameron, Managing Partner of Alaant Workforce Solutions. “We are excited to launch new capabilities to provide Employer Brand Strategies and to offer Talent Acquisition Partnerships to lead the recruiting function critical to every business. Combined with our longstanding commitment to personalized service and integrity, we are well-positioned to help companies build winning teams that drive productivity and profitability.”

Alaant is also introducing new capabilities to design and lead a company’s entire recruitment function – including businesses of any size – through Talent Acquisition Partnerships. More flexible than a traditional Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) model, Alaant can deploy its own staff, technology and processes, or work with a company’s existing HR team, to spearhead recruiting efforts. In taking responsibility for the results, Alaant reduces the burden on businesses, saving them time and money, while securing the top-notch workforce they need to be successful.

Alaant will remain in its current offices at 124 Hebron Ave, Glastonbury, CT, and its telephone number remains unchanged at (860) 659-1900. For more information, visit

Pennachio Jewlers is Hiring a Part Time Retail Sales Associate

800x800_1394027286082-dscf1.jpgPennachio Jewelers is looking for a motivated and responsible part-time sales professional who will make customer satisfaction their number one priority.

Primary Responsibilities:

– Greet customers in a timely, professional and personable manner

– Develop and use product knowledge (jewelry, watches, giftware) to provide exceptional

customer service and build lasting relationships with customers

– Perform support tasks such as merchandising, displays, cleaning, minor repairs, changing watch

batteries, product ordering, inventory, record keeping, contacting customers, gift wrapping, and

any other assigned tasks


– Relaxed, personal sales style with proven track record. Presents a professional but friendly

image in appearance, words and actions

– Driven to deliver superior service by exceeding customer expectations. Demonstrated

ability to develop relationships with customers and co-workers

– Strong organizational, verbal and interpersonal skills

– Ability to work well in a fast-paced, team oriented environment that requires a high degree of

multi-tasking with minimal supervision

– Computer skills (MS Office, POS Systems)

– Previous experience in fine jewelry sales preferred/retail or sales experience required

Pennachio Jewelers is a full service fine jewelry store with services that include expert jewelry and watch repair, custom jewelry design, engraving, as well as appraisal services. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a fun, rewarding and diverse environment.

Salary commensurate with experience level.