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  • Five Decades of Building a Better Business Community

    Promote Your Business to the Monroe Community

    2016-2017

  • SERVING MONROE

    FOR 60 YEARS

    Edgerton is a full service heating, air conditioning and plumbing company providing service and installation to residential and commercial customers. We continue operating by the core values that have kept us successful for

    60 years. With a client-first focus, we operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We will always be here when you call.

    786 Main Street, Monroe, CT 06468

    (203) 268-6279 or (800) 723-7057

    OUR MISSIONEdgerton, Inc. is committed to providing total comfort solutions

    through our exceptional service and technical excellence.

    CT Unlimited Heating and Cooling License S1 302765

    VISIT: WWW.EDGERTONHVAC.COM TO VIEW OUR SERVICE AGREEMENTS

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    The Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Inc.483 Monroe Turnpike, Box 164 Monroe, Connecticut 06468

    203-268-6518 | info@MonroeCTChamber.comwww.MonroeCTChamber.com

    2016 Monroe Chamber of CommerceWhile we do our best to ensure the accuracy of the data, due to timing and the complex nature of the production, data many not remain current. Please contact the Chamber if any updates are required.

    This publication is written and produced for the Monroe community by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce.

    Our Chamber was founded in 1966 to promote the well-bing of the business and professional community of Monroe, Connecticut and we are proud to continue that tradition today. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, we present you with our 2016-2017 Commemorative Keepsake Annual Directory. We invite you to read the history, browse the photos and of course, support local business.

    The Chamber Board of Directors works diligently to bring programs and events that create opportunity for businesses to get out of the office and network. We encourage anyone in the Monroe community to attend any of our Business After Hours, Lunch and Learn Educational Segments, and Morning Networking Meetings. We are also pleased to announce a unique series of educational events centered around the larger businesses coming to and surrounding the Monroe area called, Surviving the Big Box. This will be a three part series hosted by SCORE at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library starting in September. Be sure to visit our website at www.monroectchamber.com to learn more about this and all our events.

    There are lots of great things going on in Monroe and the Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a part of them! I thank you in advance for your commitment to helping local businesses thrive and look forward to seeing you at our many special events in 2016 and beyond.

    Tom ColvilleChamber President

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    AS WE CELEBRATE...

    OFFICERSPresident | Thomas P. ColvilleColville Insurance55 Woods Grove Road, Shelton, CT203-331-2416

    Vice President | Alicia FayeSeymour Sheridan Inc.15 Commerce Drive, Monroe, CT203-261-4009

    Secretary | Steven Cooper Ware, Fressola, Maguire & Barber, LLP755 Main Street, Bradford Green, Bldg 5, Monroe, CT203-261-1234

    Treasurer | Jan SnyderNewtown Savings Bank535 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT203-459-9985

    DIRECTORSRon Bellenot, Esq. - Bellenot & Boufford, LLC280 S. Main Street, Newtown, CT 203-304-9050

    Thomas Betzig - Peoples United Bank401 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 203-445-8351

    Ray Giovanni - Union Savings Bank411 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 203-830-4200

    Lee Hossler272 Stanley Road, Monroe, CT 203-261-5702

    Brendan McKeon - Spadaccino & Leo P. Gallagher & Son315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 203-445-8500

    Bruce Minoff - Irenes Flower Shop590 Main Street, Monroe, CT 203-268-7027

    Tim Randall - Right at Home In Home Care & Assistance 518 Monroe Turnpike, 2nd Fl., Monroe, CT 203-260-0000

    Chamber Board of Directors ................................ 2

    About the Monroe Chamber ............................. 2-3

    A Message from First Selectman, Steve Vavrek ...... 3

    Community Resources ......................................... 4

    How the Chamber Started ..................................16

    Our Chamber Prexidents ....................................17

    Monroe Chamber Through the Years ..............18-19

    Categorical Listing of Chamber Members .........4-32

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    ABOUT THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    About the ChamberThe Monroe Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic group of business leaders dedicated to improving the economic environment and quality of life for our community.

    Founded in 1966, the Monroe Chamber of Commerce has nearly 125 members and represents a wide variety of businesses from one-person home businesses to large manufacturing companies with hundreds of employees. Our mission is to promote the well being of the business and professional community in our town. We hold regular meetings and events in support of our membership.

    Be sure to visit the Chamber website at www.monroectchamber.com and browse the site to learn more about the Chamber. Be sure to visit the Events Calendar, we would love to have you as a guest at one of our many networking functions!

    Membership Benefits

    FREE listing in our web page Business Directory Monroe Business Directory and Community Profile Member Discount Program Informative Seminars and Speakers Networking Business After Hours Meetings Discounted Medical Insurance Plan FREE access to our Member Database FREE Business Referral Service Business Bulletin Web Advertising - call for our rates!

    MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

    Business Category:________________________________ # of Employees: __

    Business Name: ___________________________________________________

    Contact Name: ____________________________________________________

    Address: __________________________________________________________

    Phone: ____________________________ Fax: _________________________

    Email: ____________________________________________________________

    Web Address: _____________________________________________________

    Please submit this application to:Monroe Chamber of Commerce, 483 Monroe Turnpike, Box 164, Monroe, CT 06468The cost for new membership, as shown through the chart, is prorated for new members only based on the month of joining. All existing members must pay the full dues of yearly membership, as displayed for the month of January.

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    For the last seven years, I am proud to say that the Town of Monroe has worked side by side with the Monroe Chamber of Commerce to develop a Monroe team approach with our new and expanding businesses. With the Towns involvement in the Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC) and the BRBC Economic Development Committee, we have seen a recent spike of both new businesses and equally as important, the expansion of existing businesses. Our Monroe Economic Development Commission is actively communicating with our Chamber of Commerce. These groups work in collaboration with our Planning and Zoning Commission to ensure our Plan of Conservation and Development will continue to cultivate a thriving business sector that complements our distinct suburban charm. Our Land Use Group provides a means for combining existing independent departments into one large cohesive group. Through the oversight of a Land Use Director, the group has come together to function more efficiently with the common goal of processing regulatory requirements and coordinating the use and development of land throughout the Town. Monroe is desirable for its many unique economic opportunities for business creation, expansion and relocation. We are strategically located in between Interstates 95, 84 and Route 15. Our location lends us

    a strong and diverse labor force fully equipped with the necessary skills to get the job done! Monroes close proximity to major universities helps attract the finest and brightest skilled workers. One of the best kept secrets in Monroe is our growing variety of Restaurants and Delicatessens. With the large selection of culinary styles, great food is only minutes away from any area of Town. Local businesses also benefit from the attractive quality of life that Monroe offers. The Monroe school system has recently received numerous accolades being ranked among the top districts in the state and country. In addition, our public services as well as recreational areas are of the highest quality. Community events and picturesque attractions make Monroe a great place to live and an even better place to do business. We have a great sense of community to accompany our rich New England culture.

    ~ Steve Vavrek

    STEVE VAVREK First Selectman

    Town of Monroe

    A MESSAGE FROM THE FIRST SELECTMAN

    EMERGENCY SERVICESEmergency 911Monroe Police Department 203-261-3622Office of the Fire Marshal 203-452-2807Stepney Fire Department 203-268-5389 Stevenson Fire Department 203-261-8120Monroe Fire Department 203-452-2827Poison Control 800-222-1222

    PLACES OF WORSHIPBeacon Hill Evangelical Free Church 203-268-8521Congregation BNai Torah 203-268-6940Congregation Adath Israel 203-426-5188Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 203-268-7596Islamic Community of Fairfield Cty 203-261-6222Miracle Faith World Outreach 203-452-7300Monroe Congregational Church 203-268-9327Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel 203-261-8290Pilgrims Pathway Wesleyan Church 203-650-1284Reformation Fellowship 203-261-0365Saint Jude Roman Catholic Church 203-261-6404Saint Peters Episcopal Church 203-268-4265Stepney Baptist Church 203-268-9680United Methodist Church of Monroe 203-268-8395

    PUBLIC SCHOOLSMonroe Board of Education 203-452-2860Superintendent 203-785-2862Masu