Downtown Update
March 2021
Still Time to Register for NESSBE 2021: Power of Place
CMSC is happy to partner with the CT chapter of the US Green Building Council (CTGBC) for the NESSBE (Northeast Summit for a Sustainable Built Environment) 2021 'Power of Place' Summit: a virtual summit being held on March 25-26 that will engage a broad audience in exploring solutions for meeting the challenge of the climate crisis in the built environment while lifting up vulnerable communities. With over 17 sessions and 60 experts, this summit will help give you the tools to take climate action. Register today!
People’s United Bank Renews as 2021 Corporate Investor 

Founded in 1842, People’s United Bank is a premier, community-based, regional Northeast bank with more than 5,500 employees offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services. For more than 175 years, People’s United Bank has been an active member of the communities where they live and work, and a strong philanthropic partner committed to investing time and money to meet the needs of individuals, families, businesses, and entire communities. They take the responsibility to be good neighbors seriously and are committed to a legacy of giving back to communities. For more information on People’s United Bank and how they can help you, visit their website at

Dan Pesce to Lead Manchester Main Street Efforts

Dan Pesce is the newly hired Downtown Development Specialist for the Town of Manchester. Dan comes to Manchester from Waterbury, where he served as both the Community Development Planner as well as the Interim Director for the Waterbury Development Corporation. Dan is a graduate of the Urban and Community Studies program at the University of Connecticut. He resides in Watertown with his wife Julie. 

“I am thrilled to be in Downtown Manchester and am extremely enthusiastic about all that is ahead. This is a tremendous opportunity to join an already vibrant downtown and help continue to unlock the potential of this classic Main Street.” 
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