Farmington Chamber Business Summit - Great Turnout

Date: 1/24/2013


Farmington Chamber recently held it's first Business Summit, over 130 indiviudals attended hearing about great opportunities that may benefit their business. Topic and panelest:


Financing — Challenges/Opportunities in the Current Climate

·         Peter Lent, Assistant Executive Director, CT DECD Office of Business Development

·         Richard V. Kretz, CPA, Partner, Cohn & Reznick

·         Thomas Gugliotti, Esq., Partner, Updike Kelly & Spellacy

·         Andreas Kapetanopoulos, SVP, Farmington Bank


Connecting Small/Midsize/Large Firms

·          Brien J. Robertson, Director, Connecticut Procurement Technical Assistance Program

·         Peter Diclimente, Owner, Beacon Electric

·         Lori Acomb, Procurement Director, UConn Health Center

·         Sharon Norfleet-Reynolds, Commodity Management Specialist, United Technologies Corp.

Keynote Address

Anne S. Evans, Connecticut District Director
 U.S. Department. of Commerce International Trade Administration


 Challenges of Growing Your Business

·         Tom York, principal, Goman+York Property Advisors

·         John Glascock, director, UConn School of Real Estate and Urban Development

·         Courtney Hendricson, director, Farmington Economic Development

                David B. Rosenthal, CPA, chairman, BlumShapiro
Thank you to our Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor - Farmington Bank
Silver Sponsor - Simsbury Bank
Bronze Sonsor - University of Connecticut

If you would like further information, please call 860-676-8490 or email


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