Member-Sponsored
August 2019
Putt & Roll for Charity September 22
This indoor Mini Golf and Bowling fundraising event is open to members and non-members and is to benefit the American Eagle Financial Credit Union Fund. Join them for a day of fun and entertainment for the whole family.
Open House September 3
4-6 PM
Join them for an exclusive tour of Simsbury's newest Senior Living Community, offering the best in care, accommodations, culinary and community experiences.

RSVP by August 28
860.317.7101
2 Entrees for the Price of 1
Dine with them for lunch or dinner during their Sunset Menu and receive two entrees for the price of one. Some restrictions apply. Offer Expires 9/30/2019
Expanded Collection of Estate Jewelry
Open House
September 19
Meet one of the newest members of the Avon Chamber at their new offices located at 50 Avon Meadow Lane in Avon. Drinks and Refreshments will be served. MUST RSVP by Friday, September 13
The Bluefoot Open Golf Tournament September 24
Avon Chamber members are invited to participate in The Bluefoot Open -- a team scramble, best ball, social, non-charity golf tournament. The event includes Bagged Lunch, Dinner with one hour open beer and wine bar, Awards and Raffle Prizes.
Introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique [EFT]
September 13 -
October 18
Farm-To-Table Dinner | Knox Farm
September 19
Refer A Friend Special Offer

Refer a friend or family member and they get $25 off their arch support purchase
Come and learn about the primary cause of weight gain and why dieters so often regain weight.  Learn about the Ideal Protein weight-loss protocol, designed not only for steady, efficient weight loss, but to help clients sustain their weight loss for the long term.
Free Informational Seminars
September 11, 16, 26
October 2, 16, 30
We pride ourselves on offering periodic events that are both fun and educational in nature. There are often very strong parallels between the activities we choose and investing in the capital markets. These events are usually free - or offered at a minimal charge to help us defer the costs. Friends are always welcome. Register today!
Sailing Adventures
August 28
August 31
September 1
September 4
Junior Achievement Golf Classic
June 1, 2020
Win A Chance to Play at Pebble Beach
September 1




Half Price Wine Every Thursday
RSVP by calling 860.677.2155 or email receptionrra@benchmarkquality.com
Caregiver Support Group
The complexity of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias impacts the family and relationships. A support group provides an opportunity to learn more about the different stages of this progressive disease and offers tips on ways to cope.



Half Price Wine Every Thursday
Yappy Hour
August 28
Grab your four-legged friend and head on down to Lowell Court. There will be a dog caricature artist, a photo booth for capturing you and your pup, complimentary dog-friendly ice cream, and sips & snacks for the humans.
The Happy, Active Life Group Program
July 1 -
December 16
Are you tired of living with physical pain? Does pain show up out of nowhere? Then you will want to check out this new 6 month Happy Active Life program. In this program you will discover why you have been in pain for so long. You will experience and learn a powerful healing modality to help you get out of pain and stay out of pain.
10% Discount for Avon Chamber Members
All Avon Chamber Members that advertise in Today Magazine will receive a 10% Discount for their entire ad campaign.
10-Week Class to Learn More About Foster Care | Starting
September 18
Prospective foster parents and anyone wishing to learn more about foster care can enroll in a 10-week class to learn about the process. Wheeler’s course covers a range of topics, including: an overview of children in foster care, behaviors, loss and grief, strengths and needs, what families can expect when fostering a child or children, and more. Participants will meet others who also are embarking on the foster care journey. There is no obligation to become a foster parent while attending the course.
Many women today yearn to live a more joyful, authentic life…a life more in alignment with their unique gifts and highest ideals. Yet no matter how much they desire change, they’re so busy holding everything together and taking care of others that they resign themselves to watching their own dreams slip away. Others are too afraid of failure to reach beyond the familiar. Access your courage to break free, gain self-esteem, self-confidence and self-awareness with these valuable interactive mini-retreats.
Empowered Women's Circle
Saturday Morning Mini-Retreats
September 14
October 12
November 9
54th Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon Honorees
Pictured Top to Bottom :

Loren Bristol Spirit Award 2019
Recipient: Jim Gordon | The Salvation Army [seated with his wife, Jayne]
Previous Recipients [back row l-r]: Ed Queirolo | E.N.E. Realty Associates , David Pena | Workplace Innovations , John Carmon | Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center , Cal Miller-Stevens | Miller Foods/Oma's Pride , Rich Leone | COCC , Robin DiNicola | Edward Jones/Wolcott , Tom McGee | PMP Corporation , Peg Mayer | Palmer Latko Ledas Page , Len Dunstan | Dunstan Jewelers , Lisa Bohman | Avon Chamber of Commerce

Large Business of the Year 2019
Pullman & Comley, Attorneys at Law
[l-r]: Adam Horelik | Norcom Mortgage [ Large Business of the Year 2018 ], John Shea, Esq. | Pullman & Comley , Peter Bakker [Chamber President] | Bakker Consulting

Small Business of the Year 2019
Fitness Together/Avon
[l-r]: Peter Bakker [Chamber President] | Bakker Consulting , Billy Pratt | Fitness Together/Avon

New Member Advocate of the Year 2019
Recipient: Sylvia Colvin | Keller Williams Realty/The Colvin Group [recruiting 4 New Members]
2018 Recipients [l-r]: Joanne Beers | Avon Dollars For Scholars , Margaret McCarthy | U.S. Wealth Farmington Valley/Tim McCarthy, CPA , Kristina Mozzicato | Abundant Health Massage Therapy & Wellness , Chip Janiszewki | Happiness & Success GPS
Makes Donation to the Avon Chamber

A BIG THANK YOU goes to one of the Chamber's newest members, Imagine Float and owners Michele Beaule and Lynn Tapper who, at their recent grand opening, donated large scissors to the Chamber for use at future ribbon cutting ceremonies.
Fundraiser for the No.3 Schoolhouse

Member the Avon Historical Society is in the process of raising funds in order to reopen No. 3 Schoolhouse, located at 8 East Main Street, as a modern museum with a detailed interpretation of Avon's history and in time for its 200th Anniversary in 2023
Featured in Recent Article
Member Imagine Float was featured in a July 7, 2019 Hartford Courant article entitled Triathletes Team Up To Offer Recovery Techniques
Capri Brighenti Keynote Speaker for HBJ Family Business Awards
Member Capri Brighenti of Miller Foods/Oma's Pride is the Keynote Speaker for the Hartford Business Journal's Family Business Awards
Recipient of $2,000 Grant

Member the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra received a $2,000 grant from the James R. Parker Trust, the Margaret Haberman Memorial Fund for Music, and the Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for the Community at Main Street Community Foundation to perform a pair of Educational Children's Concerts in May 2020 for third graders from Regional School District #10 and surrounding towns.
Margi Jakubowski Honored as Part of HBJ 40 Under Forty Class of 2019
Member Margi Jakubowski, Partner at Robert Hensley & Associates , was selected as one of the Hartford Business Journal's 40 Under Forty Award Honorees for 2019.
Produce/Host Video Series

Everyday Seeders is a video series produced and hosted by Member Seedership that features local businesses and organizations planting seeds of kindness and inspiring good in their communities.
Martin Geitz Honored with HBJ Lifetime Achievement Award 2019
Martin Geitz, President & CEO of Member and Corporate Sponsor Simsbury Bank , was honored as a 2019 recipient of the Hartford Business Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Corrin Gibbs Burke Presenter for CEDF Small Business As Usual Podcast

Member Corrin Gibbs Burke of Successful Wealth Strategies is featured presenter for Episode 19-6 of the Community Economic Development Fund's [CEDF] podcast series Small Business As Usual , speaking on the topic: Emotions Behind Money
Celebrating 32 Years in Business
Congratulations to Member and Division Sponsor Tim McCarthy, CPA/U.S. Wealth Management Farmington Valley -- Celebrating 32 Years in Business

Town of Avon
Food Truck Festival and Carnival | September 13-15



Celebrate the Town of Avon with Food, Rides, Games, Artisan Booths, and Fireworks
Welcome To Our New Members







Recent Events
Combined Business After Hours
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Avon, Canton, Simsbury Chambers of Commerce
photo by Ben Jordan / Photo Images Co.

Health Council
Monday, May 20, 2019
Host:
Middlewoods of Farmington
Presenter:
Sandra Cook
Home Helpers/ Farmington Valley

54th Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
photo by Ben Jordan / Photo Images Co.
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