BRISTOL -- Community organization leaders, city officials and members of the community gathered The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce and United Way of West Central Connecticut’s new location Tuesday for their official ribbon cutting.
About two months ago, the two organizations moved to a new location at The Executive Suites, at 440 N. Main St, from 200 Main St., where they were located for 12 years. After taking tours of the new location at Tuesday’s open house, many gathered outside for the ribbon cutting.
“We are very grateful to the D’Amato family for approaching us months ago and offering this beautiful facility,” said Donna Osuch, president and CPO of United Way of West Central Connecticut. “They have been amazing to work for. I want to thank our board of directors for the support in the move. I want to thank my cohort Cindy, and my staff who worked so hard to help us move, but really and truly, the community for supporting us in all of this.”
Bryan Ricci, chairman of the United Way board of directors, said, “I want to thank also the community for coming out, the new partnership formed with United Way, with the D’Amatos. It’s a wonderful thing; it’s a beautiful location for us.”
Cindy Bombard, president and CEO of the chamber, explained that this would not have been possible without the support of the community, the D’Amato family and chamber members.
“Donna and I are an awesome team together, and we want to thank everybody for making this possible,” she said. “Without partners like that, that really come to our rescue, I don’t know what we would do without having a community such as we are very fortunate in Bristol. We couldn't do it without our chamber members.”
Kyle D’Amato of D’Amato Construction said, “It’s been my honor to work with both groups.”
“I just want to thank all the businesses for your continued support for your local chamber of commerce,” said Susan Sadecki, president of the Main Street Community Foundation and chairwoman of the chamber’s board of directors. “We can’t thank you enough for everything that you do for the chamber and to support a vibrant business community here in the Greater Bristol community.”
“This is an exciting time,” said Mayor Ken Cockayne. “Now seeing the United Way and chamber here is very exciting, there is a lot of new equipment in here, a brand new professional place to work and they are going to thrive here. This is great, congratulations, and I look forward to many, many more years of you serving the community.
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