Grand Openings

STRANDED AT THE SPA HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
June 27, 2017
(Cromwell, CT) The Middlesex Chamber attended the Grand Opening of Stranded at the Spa, a tropical-themed salon and spa on June 27, 2017 in Cromwell with Owner and Head Aesthetician Margaret Szarek and her team along with Cromwell Mayor Enzo Faienza, Cromwell Town Manager Anthony Salvatore, and State Rep. Christie Carpino and local business officials including Chairman of the Middlesex Chamber Rick Morin, Middlesex Chamber Vice Chairman Jay Polke, Middlesex Chamber Cromwell Division Chair Rodney Bitgood. The new day spa specializes in a wide array of facials tailored to specific needs, body treatments, massage therapy, waxing, hair styling and coloring.
BUTTER CURATED EXCHANGED GOODS HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
May 30, 2o17
(Middletown, CT) A Grand Opening celebration for Butter curated exchanged goods was held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at its 68 Washington Street location in Middletown. Butter features an eclectic mix of antiques and other interesting items that have stories behind them. From left to right: is Middletown Small Business Development Counselor Paul Dodge, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, Butter Owner Kerry Kincy, Chairperson of the Downtown Business District Diane Gervais, and President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
May 24, 2o17
 
(Middletown, CT) Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce attended a Grand Re-Opening of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Middletown. Congratulations to the Community Foundation of Middlesex County as they celebrated 20 terrific years. Their new home is the historic Caleb Fuller House on Main Street in Middletown. The Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the people of the county now and in the future. President and CEO Cynthia Clegg and her team do an outstanding job of supporting a number of important community initiatives.

NEW IMAGE AUTOMOTIVE HOLDS REOPENING
 
May 20, 2o17
 
(Higganum, CT) Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce attended a Grand Re-Opening of New Image Automotive on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Higganum. New Image Automotive provides foreign & domestic automotive repair, 24-Hour Towing, CT Emissions Testing, Brakes, Air Conditioning & Tires Diagnostics. From left to right: is Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce President Larry McHugh, Haddam First Selectwoman Lizz Milardo, Co-Owner Michelle Adametz, Emily Adametz, Co-Owner Jeremy Adametz and Haddam Fire Chief Sam Baber.
CRICKET WIRELESS HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
May 19, 2o17
 
(Middletown, CT) Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce attended a Grand Opening of Cricket Wireless on Friday, May 19, 2017 in Middletown at 442 Main Street. Cricket Wireless provides prepaid mobile phones, coverage plans & a range of accessories. From left to right: is Middletown Small Business Development Conselor Paul Dodge, Cricket Asst. Store Manager Samuel Nunez, Cricket Sales Director Howard Davenport, Cricket Territory Manager Kevin Kelsey, Cricket Sr. Store Manager Jesse Clemonts, Cricket Sales Associate Rosalee Feliciano, Cricket New England Director of Sales Kari Toth, Cricket New England Regional Sales Director Mary Beth Hawkins and Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce President Larry McHugh.
ANNA'S CAFE HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
May 18, 2o17
(Higganum, CT) Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce attended the Grand Opening of Anna's Cafe in Centerbrook. It is dedicated to producing authentic Italian products including specialty coffees, gourmet cannolis (15 Flavors), Cannoli Cream Sundaes and much more! The Café is also available as an event space. Anna's Cafè spun off the Cannolis On The Run Food Truck. We were happy to join Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman to officially welcome Fran D’Urso and the entire team at Anna’s Café to the Middlesex business community!
HK FITNESS HOLDS GRAND OPENING 
May 15, 2o17
(Higganum, CT) HK Fitness held a grand opening with the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce on Monday, May 15 in Higganum. HK Fitness is a full-service commercial fitness center with cardio, strength, free weights, spin classes and is open from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day of the year. From left to right is: President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh, Haddam First Selectman Lizz Milardo, Chairman of the Haddam Economic Development Commission Cindy McNeil Sola, Co-owner of HK Fitness Merle McKenzie, Jack McKenzie, Co-owner of HK Fitness Diana McKenzie, Grace McKenzie and Middlesex Chamber’s East Haddam/Haddam Division chairman Mike Bennett.

SHORT STAY AT AUTUMN LAKE HOLDS GRAND REOPENING
 
April 25, 2o17
(Cromwell, CT) Autumn Lake at Cromwell held a ribbon cutting for the “Short Stay at Autumn Lake,” a recently renovated short-term rehabilitation facility on Wednesday April 26. Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce President Larry McHugh joined Autumn Lake Healthcare LLC Director of Marketing Ralph Portnoy, Director of Admissions & Marketing at Autumn Lake Health Care at Cromwell Nora Madore as well as the  Middlesex Chamber’s Cromwell Division Chair Jay Polke, Cromwell Automotive’s Rodney Bitgood and Cromwell Director of Planning & Development Stuart B. Popper with the rest of the Autumn Lake at Cromwell staff for the ribbon cutting. 
TONIA'S TAILORING, LLC HOLDS GRAND RE-OPENING
April 18, 2017
 
(Middletown, CT) Tonia’s Tailoring held a grand reopening on Tuesday, April 18 at their new location at 749 Saybrook Road in Middletown. Tonia is a graduate of the Side Street to Main Street Business & Leadership Development Program. Tonia’s Tailoring focuses on Custom Alternations, Gowns, Tuxedos, and Slim Fit Suits among other services. From left to right: Middletown Small Business Development Counselor Paul Dodge, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, Owner of Tonia's Tailoring Tonia Herring, Side Street to Main Street Staff Liaison Jennifer De Kine, Middletown Director of Equal Opportunity & Diversity Management Faith Jackson, Middletown Economic Development Specialist Thomas Marano and President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh.

ÄDELBROOK BARK-ERY HOLDS GRAND OPENING
March 21, 2017
(Middletown, CT) Chairman Gregory Shook of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that a grand opening was held for The Ädelbrook Bark-ery located 583 Saybrook Road in Middletown, CT located at 100 Riverview Center, Suite 125 in Middletown.

More information can be found at https://adelbrook.org/our-programs/education/bark-ery

SWEET TOOTH PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY HOLDS GRAND OPENING
February 27, 2017
 
(Middletown, CT) Chairman Gregory Shook of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that a grand opening was held for Sweet Tooth Pedatric Dentistry located 583 Saybrook Road in Middletown, CT located at 583 Saybrook Rd in Middletown.

“Dr. Erica Pitera is off to a great start with her practice which was formerly known as the office of Dr. Patricia Carta. Dr. Pat passed away recently, and Dr. Erica and her team are proud to carry on Dr. Pat’s legacy of bringing quality dental care to the local youth population. Erica is a Cromwell native, and we are proud of the fact that she is building her practice locally and contributing to the fabric of our business community. I was happy to attend the grand opening with Mayor Dan Drew, Middletown Small Business Development Center Counselor Paul Dodge, and other local dignitaries. We all wish Dr. Erica and her team nothing but the best moving forward,” said Larry McHugh President of Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce.

More information on the practice can be found at http://www.sweettoothkids.com/
Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry held a grand opening at its location in Middletown. From left to right appears: Middletown Small Business Development Counselor Paul Dodge, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, Dr. Erica Pitera, Practice Administrator Ryan Pitera and Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce President Larry McHugh. 
FINO'S RESTAURANT AND PIZZERIA HOLDS A GRAND OPENING
February 15, 2017
(Middletown, CT)  Chairman Gregory Shook of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that a grand opening was held for Fino’s Restaurant and Pizzeria at 670 Newfield Street in Middletown on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 3 p.m. 

Fino’s Restaurant and Pizzeria serves a wide-variety of pizza offerings and fine Italian dining. Fino’s brings a new addition to the Middletown restaurant community from the owners of Red Fox Restaurant in Middletown.


The menu and hours for the restaurant can be found online at www.finosrestaurant.com
Fino's Restaurant & Pizzeria held a grand opening at their location in Middletown at 670 Newfield Street on February 15, 2017. Middletown Small Business Development Counselor Paul Dodge, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, Co-Owner Fico Cecunjanin and President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce all sampled lunch at the new establishment started by the owners of Red Fox Restaurant in Middletown.

DUTCH POINT CREDIT UNION HOLDS GRAND OPENING AT THEIR MIDDLETOWN BRANCH
February 15, 2017
(Middletown, CT)  Chairman Gregory Shook of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that a ribbon cutting was held for Dutch Point Credit Union’s Middletown branch located at 213 Court Street #101 inside the MiddleOak building on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 9 a.m.

Dutch Point Credit Union is a Connecticut credit union with more than 23,000 members, serving consumers in the counties of Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven and New London. DPCU improves members' financial well-being through financial solutions and education.

“I enjoyed attending Dutch Point Credit Union’s Middletown grand opening event with Mayor Dan Drew and other community, business, and political leaders. It was an honor to meet with the Chairman of Dutch Point Credit Union’s Board of Directors Michael Dwyer, Dutch Point Credit Union President and CEO Francis Proto, as well as the rest of DPCU’s staff and board members to learn about the financial solutions they provide to members. We wish Dutch Point Credit Union well as they establish their presence in Middletown,” said President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh.

Dutch Point Credit Union has been serving its members since 1960 and has community branches in Wethersfield, Newington, Bloomfield, West Hartford, Niantic, Berlin and Middletown.  More information on Dutch Point Credit Union can be found online at https://www.dutchpoint.org/.
Dutch Point Credit Union held a grand opening for its Middletown branch at 213 Court St. on Feb. 15. Middlesex Chamber President Larry McHugh joined Chairman of Dutch Point Credit Union’s Board of Directors Michael Dwyer, Dutch Point Credit Union President Francis Proto as well as the rest of Dutch Point Credit Union staff. Local business officials also attended, including Central Business Bureau Chairman and Middletown Small Business Development Counselor Paul Dodge. Government officials including Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, state Reps. Joe Serra and Matt Lesser and state Sen. Paul Doyle attended the grand opening.

ENERGY ZONE FITNESS HOLDS GRAND OPENING IN CROMWELL
January 14, 2017
(Cromwell, CT) Chairman Gregory Shook of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announce that Energy Zone Fitness held a grand opening in Cromwell on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at their location on 199 Shunpike Road. Energy Zone Fitness offers a variety of group classes from Energy Bounce, P90x live and Boot Camp.

More information on their classes, business and schedule can be found online at http://www.energyzonefitnessct.com/
Energy Zone Fitness had a grand opening in Cromwell on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at their location on 199 Shunpike Road. Energy Zone Fitness offers a variety of group classes from Energy Bounce, P90x live and Boot Camp. President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh joined Owner Julie Cranick, her family, staff and Cromwell town officials and the business community including State Representative Christie Carpino, Chamber Cromwell Division Chair Jay Polke, Cromwell Mayor Enzo Faienza and Cromwell Town Manager Anthony Salvatore


Upcoming Events