Local Briefs 1/24/18

Helping your business…work!

The Connecticut Department of Labor, Connecticut State colleges and universities, and area legislators are hosting the “Helping Your Business… Work!” forum at 8 a.m. Jan. 26 at Housatonic Community College at 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport.  Topics will include the state’s apprenticeship program, funding opportunities, and financial incentive programs. RSVP to Carolyn Treiss at carolyn.treiss@ct.gov or 860-263-6524.


JMH to award scholarships

 Johnson Memorial Hospital is now accepting scholarship applications.  The JMH Auxiliary will award a $1,000 scholarship to a current gift shop volunteer.  Criteria will include number of hours logged and status as a high school senior or adult pursuing higher education.  The JMH staff offers several $1,000 scholarships to high school students who are graduating this year from Ellington, Enfield, Somers, Stafford, or Tolland and pursuing studies in health or human services. For applications, contact Kate Sullivan Vaghini at 860-714-1267 or kate.sullivanvaghini@jmmc.com. Deadline for both programs is March 17.

Windsor networking opportunity

The Windsor Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Windsor Business Connections networking meeting at 8 a.m. Feb. 7 at 55 Palisado Ave., Windsor. Attendees will have the opportunity to hand out business cards, meet other local business representatives and owners, and give a 30-second presentation about their business or service.  Windsor Chamber membership is not required for attendance.  To RSVP, call the Windsor Chamber of Commerce at 860-688-5165.


Windham chamber meeting

Oz Griebel, independent candidate for governor, will be the guest speaker at the Windham Region Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15.  The meeting will be held at Lakeview Restaurant in Coventry.  Admission is $30 and there will be a cash bar. Register at www.windhamchamber.com by Feb. 14.


KeyBank gives back

KeyBank Foundation has donated $25,000 to Hartford Local Initiatives Support Corp. to support its mission of transforming distressed communities into sustainable and healthy ones.  KeyBank Foundation’s support will target LISC’s efforts in neighborhoods including Asylum Hill, Clay Arsenal, Frog Hollow, Northeast, Sheldon/ Charter Oak, and Upper Albany.  The donation is part of KeyBank’s $16.5 billion commitment to community development across 15 states.

Eversource stays green

Eversource Energy placed 20th among 500 U.S. companies in Newsweek Magazine’s annual Green Rankings list.  Though the company consistently performs well in the annual survey, this year represents its best overall performance among U.S. companies, and it also placed fourth among U.S. utilities.  The Newsweek Green Rankings are one of the world’s most recognized assessments of corporate environmental performance.


ACR recognizes St. Francis

The American College of Radiology has designated St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.  The Hoffman Breast Health center offers the latest imaging technology, same day results, and on-site radiologists and breast surgeons. The Hoffman Breast Health Center is also accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and has received the Women’s Choice Award for breast health for the past two years.

 Originally published by the Journal Inquirer

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