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Introducing our 2020 Corporate Investors:
Jack Arsego and Lissette Andino from Eversource Energy were on hand during our 2019 VIBRANT MAIN STREETS Awards Celebration to help us present our Founders Award, presented by Eversource, to recipient Bob Santy.
Eversource Continues Their Legacy of Support
Eversource has supported CMSC since our beginning, and their investment is a big part of the reason we’ve spent 25 years as the state’s leading downtown resource.
Eversource Energy continues to be a major supporter of CMSC and our work in Connecticut’s downtowns, recently providing us with $85,000 in support of our programs and operations.
We’re thrilled to enjoy the backing of a prestigious institution like Eversource. As many of you know, Eversource Energy (then CL&P) established the CT Main Street Program 25 years ago and remains to this day the only private corporation in the country to solely sponsor and administer a statewide Main Street initiative. Eversource has continued to invest in us ever since, even after we became an independent non-profit in 1999, and the financial support and office space they provide has been critical to our success. Because of their generous support, we've been able to teach Connecticut communities how to cultivate great downtowns that foster economic development, grow jobs and businesses, and encourage dynamic places for people to live, work and visit.
In addition to supporting CMSC, Eversource was also recently recognized as a national leader for their corporate citizenship and listed as the #1 energy company on Newsweek’s list of America's Most Responsible Companies for 2020. They were also highlighted as one of America’s Most JUST Companies and the top utility byForbes and JUST Capital.
In addition to these prestigious awards, they are nationally recognized for energy efficiency solutions and successful programs to integrate new clean energy resources like solar, offshore wind, electric vehicles and battery storage, into the electric system.
CMSC Introduces People's United Bank as Newest Corporate Investor
By investing in our work, companies like People’s United Bank are ensuring CMSC is able to keep offering the education & guidance that municipal officials, downtown professionals and others rely on us to deliver.
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 atwww.peoples.com.
Rocky Hill Joins CMSC Member Network
Please join us in welcoming the Town of Rocky Hill to our statewide member network.
Rocky Hill is interested in enhancing the Town Center area in the vicinity of the intersection of the Silas Deane Highway, Main Street and Route 160. This area includes the municipal campus, as well as a significant redevelopment opportunity with the former Ames property. Rocky Hill has contracted with CMSC to assist the community in the development of a
Tax Increment Financing District for the Town Center.
CMSC Blog: 3 Things You Should Know About CMSC's Professional Affiliates
Take a closer look at CMSC’s network of experts in this month’s blog post. Christine Schilke, CMSC Marketing & Development Director, gives insights into our Professional Affiliate network and how they help our communities. From the industries they represent to where you can find them, this blog gives you 3 great reasons to get to know our Professional Affiliates.
Main Street Americais a terrific resource for Main Street communities, offering a national perspective on issues many Connecticut downtowns and commercial districts can relate to and learn from. Below are a couple articles that will resonate with members looking to enliven their town and city centers: