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June 2019
Free Electronics Recycling Event | June 8
Legal Toolkit for Dementia Caregivers:
with Neil Kraner, Esq. of Kraner & Hess | June 5
Learn about essential planning you need to know in order to protect your loved one and your family throughout your dementia journey. Learn about legal documents such as Powers of Attorney, Health Proxy and Living Wills, which may make navigating through the transitions of dementia much easier for your family. We will also discuss how planning can make a difference in providing your loved one with the best choices for where to live and how to pay for necessary care.
Caregiving is Hard ... I Need Help:
 A Free Dementia Education Seminar | June 11
The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that over 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for someone living with dementia. In this presentation, Rebekah Wilson, MSW, Dementia Care Specialist and Certified Trainer, will explore common caregiving challenges, 
identify community resources, and discuss what to look for when 
choosing community resources.
Delivery Availa ble Via Dine In CT
Did you know that Seasons Tap Room-inspired menu can now be delivered directly to your door? Why not check it out for your next meal at home.
June Diamond and Pearl Sale
Emotional Freedom Technique [EFT] for Stress Relief | June 14-July 26
Emotional Freedom Techniques [EFT] for Seminarians, Spiritual Directors and Clergy |
June 29
Tuesday Family Takeout Dinner Special
Membership Special

Farmington Woods Golf Club is offering you a chance to get away from slow play with a wonderful promotional package. For just $2800 you can become a member of Farmington Woods for the entire 2019 season!
Focus Rocks Bridge Street | June 30
Eat, drink and dance the night away enjoying live music from talented local bans at this second annual fundraiser to benefit their clinical programs. Get your tickets today.
Refer A Friend Special Offer

Refer a friend or family member and they get $25 off their arch support purchase
Upcoming Events
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!
Pre-Father's Day Baseball at Dunkin' Donuts Park | June 8
Sailing Adventure [1 of 18] at Maxwell Boatyard | July 3
Investment Camp for Teens and Tweens | July 22 - July 25
Half Price Bottles of Wine Every Thursday
Celebrate Graduations
Jewelry Styling & Redesign Event | June 6
Jewelry Buying Event | June 10
Sip wine as you learn how to create and maintain a plant terrarium. You will even be able to make your very own and take it home. There will also be a pet costume contest taking place, along with representatives to speak about pet adoption.
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.
Free Shred Day | June 1
Safe and secure paper shredding will be provided by InfoShred. Bring up to three boxes/bags of paper (per person) for on-site confidential shredding. You may leave in staples, paper clips, and envelopes. Do not bring binders, regular trash or business shredding.
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Bourbon, Brews & Bling | June 5
Open House Photography Exhibit featuring Wendy Rosenberg | June 12
Art Show, Food and Wine Tasting




Half Price Wines Every Thursday
Wine Pairing Dinner with Nickel & Nickel Winery | June 12
Enjoy a 5-course meal paired with 5 expertly chosen wines, with special guest Eric Penneys, Eastern Regional Manager for Nickel & Nickel. Located in Oakville, Napa Valley, CA, Nickel & Nickel is dedicated exclusively to producing 100 percent varietal, single-vineyard wines that best express the distinct personality of each vineyard. Tickets are $125 and include tax and gratuity.

Reservations may be made by calling 860.404.5951
Be one of the first businesses to place an ad in the new Avon Today publication. Your ad will run in three print-and-digital monthly magazines for one all-inclusive rate. Debut Advertisers receive a 10% discount for their entire campaign; non-profits receive a 15% discount.

In addition, advertisers receive:
> 100% Distribution to every address, including businesses, in Avon, Canton & Simsbury
> Fourfold Online Presence - In all 3 magazines [with link to your website] and in Today Publishing's online directory [with another link to your website].
Avon Today Magazine Debut Discount
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
Celebrating 20 Years

Congratulations to the staff and residents of member Middlewoods of Farmington , who this year are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of this independent and assisted living senior community.
Member the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra and Roaring Brook Fourth Grade Chorus presented a collaborative concert May 10 at Avon High School. Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marshall Brown and Roaring Brook School Music Teacher Paul Johnson shared the conducting of the combined pieces. The concert featured Avon High School violinist Elliott Davis in a performance of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto. Elliott won first prize in the 2018 Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition. The program also included the Connecticut premier of a composition by Connecticut composer Joseph Ness.
Concert with Roaring Brook Fourth Grade Chorus

Featured in Recent Article

An Article by member Seedership was featured in the May 9, 2019 edition of the Hartford Business Journal
Member and Corporate Sponsor Simsbury Bank sponsors the Podcast Manufacturing Matters , where listeners can hear from experts in business, education and government share their insights on the resources, infrastructure, workforce, and commitment needed to make Connecticut a manufacturing powerhouse once again.
Manufacturing Matters Podcast Sponsor
Welcome To Our New Members
photo by Ben Jordan / Photo Images Co.
photo by Ben Jordan / Photo Images Co.
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Avon Women Entrepreneurs [A.W.E.]
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