Great Evening at OtherDesigns’ Business After Hours

Great Evening at OtherDesigns’ Business After Hours

Great Evening at OtherDesigns’ Business After Hours

We are thrilled to share the excitement of an unforgettable night that unfolded at the Business After Hours event on August 10th. The evening was a true testament to the power of networking, community, and camaraderie, as professionals from various industries came together for an evening of connection and inspiration.

Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Victor Dorobantu at OtherDesigns for graciously hosting this remarkable gathering. Victor and his team left no stone unturned in ensuring that every attendee enjoyed a splendid time. From delectable culinary creations that delighted the palate to engaging conversations that fostered new connections, the night was a resounding success.

Highlights of the Evening:

  • Delicious Food and Drinks: Attendees were treated to a mouthwatering array of culinary delights that satisfied every taste bud. The delightful spread added a flavorful touch to the evening’s festivities.
  • Engaging Mingling: The atmosphere was charged with energy as professionals mingled, exchanged ideas, and built valuable connections. The power of networking was palpable throughout the event.
  • OtherDesigns Showcased: A highlight of the night was the opportunity to explore the world of design and print, thanks to our gracious host, OtherDesigns. Their impressive portfolio offered a glimpse into their creativity and expertise.

Connect with OtherDesigns: For those looking to elevate their design and print needs, we encourage you to explore OtherDesigns’ offerings. From impactful branding materials to captivating printed collaterals, their team is well-equipped to bring your vision to life. Discover more about their services by visiting them online at https://www.otherdesigns.com/.

Mark Your Calendar: September 12th – The Residence at South Windsor Farms: As we bid farewell to an incredible August event, we are already gearing up for the next exciting gathering. Mark your calendars for September 12th, when the Chamber Business After Hours event will take place at The Residence at South Windsor Farms. Get ready to immerse yourself in an elegant setting while mingling with fellow professionals and forging meaningful connections.

We extend a warm invitation to each of you to join us for another memorable evening of networking, camaraderie, and growth. RSVP here.

Thank you for being a part of our vibrant community, and we look forward to welcoming you at The Residence at South Windsor Farms on September 12th!

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Celebrating New Members with Ambassador Tywan Watkins

Celebrating New Members with Ambassador Tywan Watkins

Celebrating New Members with Ambassador Tywan Watkins

We are delighted to share a heartwarming update from our dedicated South Windsor Chamber Ambassador Chair, Tywan Watkins. Over the past two weeks, Tywan has been busy spreading smiles and delivering membership plaques to our esteemed members who have recently joined our vibrant business community.

The South Windsor Chamber takes immense pride in welcoming new members who contribute to the growth and vitality of our network. It’s with great pleasure that we recognize the following businesses and individuals who have recently received their membership plaques:

 

Landworks Enterprises Inc.

Landworks Enterprises Inc.

We are excited to welcome Landworks Enterprises Inc. to the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce! As a new member, they were presented with their membership plaque by our Ambassador Tywan Watkins. Landworks Enterprises Inc. specializes in top quality commercial snow removal, property maintenance, commercial mowing, landscaping, and fencing. Give them a follow to stay up-to-date on their services! 

Donna Farmer, Luxury Travel Advisor

Donna Farmer, Luxury Travel Advisor

Our South Windsor Chamber Ambassador Tywan Watkins presented new member, Donna Farmer, Luxury Travel Advisor, with her membership plaque. Donna has been providing the best values in travel for her clients from Connecticut for over two decades. Whether it’s a family vacation, a cruise, a short getaway, or a romantic trip, Donna has the experience to plan it all. She’s also an expert in planning destination weddings and honeymoons. Let Donna make your travel dreams come true! 

South Windsor Community Foundation

South Windsor Community Foundation

We are thrilled to present the South Windsor Community Foundation with their Membership Plaque! Huge thanks to our amazing South Windsor Chamber ambassador, Tywan Watkins, for making this moment special!

The South Windsor Community Foundation, Inc. seeks to improve the quality of life in South Windsor for all residents of all ages by furthering the development of community-based programs and projects.

Fine Fettle

Fine Fettle

We’re thrilled to announce that Fine Fettle, our Premier Medical & Recreational Cannabis Dispensary member, has received their membership plaque from South Windsor Chamber Ambassador Tywan Watkins!

 

This remarkable endeavor would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of Tywan Watkins, representing Ion Bank. Tywan’s commitment to serving our members shines through as he personally delivers these plaques, symbolizing the unity and strength of our business community.

The South Windsor Chamber extends its deepest gratitude to Tywan Watkins for his unwavering dedication and efforts in making these deliveries, fostering connections, and ensuring that each new member feels valued and appreciated.

As we celebrate the addition of these exceptional members, we are reminded of the importance of collaboration, support, and the shared vision that propels our community forward. We look forward to witnessing the growth and success of these new members within our chamber network.

If you are interested in becoming a member or have any questions about our chamber, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to support you every step of the way.

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2023 South Windsor Chamber Scholarship Recipients

2023 South Windsor Chamber Scholarship Recipients

2023 South Windsor Chamber Scholarship Recipients

South Windsor Chamber of Commerce President Colleen Sullivan presented scholarship awards to two high school seniors on June 8th. The scholars were celebrated during their Award Ceremony at South Windsor High School.

Since 1988, The South Windsor Chamber of Commerce has partnered with South Windsor Dollars for Scholars to provide scholarship opportunities to the graduation seniors attending college majoring in by business or business-related filed. To date more than sixty-six (66) deserving students have received a total of $64,000!

2023 SWCC Scholarship Recipients:

Benjamin Tortora: He intends to major in Business at Bentley University in the fall of 2023. He was active in DECA club and South Windsor for the Kids Club while at SWHS.

Jahnavi Vadavalli: She intends to major in Business Management Administration, school choice has not been made but Northeastern, UCONN or University of Indiana are high on her list for the fall. She was involved in SWHS Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, Interact, South Windsor for the Kids Club, Mock Trial, and the Science Olympiad.

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In Memory of Edward F. Havens

In Memory of Edward F. Havens

In Memory of Edward F. Havens

As a co-founder of the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce, we are saddened to hear the news about Edward Havens.

Below you will find his obituary and Chamber photos from throughout the years.

Edward F. Havens 98 of South Windsor died Sunday May 28, 2023, at Manchester Hospital with his loving family at his bedside. Son of the late Hannah and James Havens, he was born in Hartford and attended Hartford and Bloomfield Schools. He was married to the late Angelina (Guastamachio) Havens, and they had three children: Edward Havens Jr., Susan Havens, and Cynthia Havens. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Armed Guard Service. He saw duty both in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of war, serving from 1943 through 1946. He was a member of both the American Legion and the VFW.

Besides his children, he is survived by his daughter in law, Marie Alipranti, five grandchildren; Brooke Havens, Tyler Havens, Michael Sanzo, and his wife, Ashely Sanzo, Rachel Sanzo, Holly Havens and 4 great grandchildren; Joseph, Elizabeth, Jackson Sanzo and Oliver Connery, and a sister-in-law Ann Colasanto, and cherished niece and nephew Lynne Dennis and Joseph Colasanto and their families. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Vedovato, brother-in-law Joseph Vedovato and another brother-in-law Joseph Colasanto.

He was a 26-year member of the South Windsor Town Council and served four terms as Mayor of the town. He was a co-founder with Joseph Vedovato of Imperial Oil and Plumbing CO, also a founding member of the Bank of South Windsor. He was formerly president of the East Hartford Kiwanis Club. He was elected as “Business Man of the Year” in South Windsor and “Irishman of the Year. Also, he was named to the Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds. During his tenure as Mayor of South Windsor, he initiated the Major Michael Donnelly Preserve, Nevers Park purchase, and the Charles Enes Community Center. He was a past president and director of the Channel 3 Country Camp, a camp he attended as a youth. He served 56 years as an usher and greeter at St. Francis of Assisi Church in South Windsor. Edward was awarded the St. Joseph Medal of Appreciation recognizing his devotion and loving service to the church and the local faith community. He was the co-founder of the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce, serving many years on its board of directors. He received the Paul Harris Award and was a long-time sponsor of the South Windsor Rec Department. Edward sponsored the Easter Egg Hunt, The Pumpkin Roll, and the annual Halloween Fright Night. He supported numerous town sports teams, including his support of South Windsor Little League for over 40 years. Proud to have been recently appointed the Leagues Lead Off Hitter for their Honoree Line Up. He participated in the Friendship Force, visiting Taiwan, South Africa, and Germany.

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