Corporate Sponsors

Tocqueville Family Business Partners

 A&A Office Systems was founded in 1961 in West Hartford, Connecticut. We have been doing business continually for over 50 years. Beginning as a typewriter company, we evolved into a supplier of word processors and computers during our early years. We added copier sales to our lineup in the early 70’s beginning with Ricoh copiers. Since 2004, we have more than doubled our customer base through providing advanced digital multi-functional devices to more than four thousand customers statewide. Over the past several years we have adapted to the new digital economy, to become primarily a solutions oriented company, providing a range of document and print strategies to meet the needs of a changing marketplace. Today, we offer multi-functional devices from Savin & Konica Minolta backed by strong software products that help our customers move their documents electronically as well as traditional copier output. We are the sole Certified Vendor for the State of Connecticut which makes us the state’s only source of obtaining digital copiers, laser printers and facsimile machines as well as the service required for them. We enjoy an excellent relationship with many, many organizations in Connecticut by providing them the finest service experience in the area. Visit their site: www.aaofficeonline.com.
Connecticut Lighting Centers is your source for lighting, fans, hardware and home accents. Since 1972, our goal has been to serve with honesty, integrity and a focused drive to satisfy every customer’s need. Our team is comprised of a group of experienced lighting and hardware professionals. We offer high quality products at competitive prices. Visit our showrooms in Hartford and Southington to see New England’s largest display of lighting, fans, hardware and home accents. For vintage and antique lighting and home decor, visit Restoration Lighting Gallery (our sister store), New England's premier vintage, antique, and period reproduction lighting source, offering restoration and repair services and stocking over 1,000 lamp shades.  Restoration Lighting Gallery is located in Hartford across the street from Connecticut Lighting Centers.Come visit us and learn how we can help design solutions for your home. Visit our sites: www.ctlighting.com, or www.myrlg.com.

 

Platinum Sponsors

Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.5 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care.  Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans.  Aetna’s independent philanthropic arm, the Aetna Foundation, promotes wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone.  This work is enhanced by the time and commitment of Aetna employees, who have volunteered more than 2.3 million hours since 2003.  Since 1980, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation have contributed $394 million in grants and sponsorships, including $15.6 million in 2010.  For more information, visit www.aetna.com and www.AetnaFoundation.org.

GKN Aerospace Services Structures is the aerospace operation of GKN, plc. It is a global independent first tier supplier of structures, components, assemblies, and engineering services to aircraft and aero engine manufacturers. It possesses expertise in all specialist manufacturing and design processes in addition to supply chain and logistics capability. With this unparalleled expertise, it offers to its customers optimum solutions, unbound by limits of capabilities, making GKN Aerospace a preferred partner to the major primes. It has 21 centres of manufacturing excellence in Europe, the Americas, and Australasia. The integrated engineering arm of GKN Aerospace, Engineering Services, employes almost 1,000 aerospace engineers throughout this area. Visit their site: www.gkn.com/aerospace.

 Established in 1955 in Middletown, Jarvis Products Corporation’s meat machinery division has become one of the world's largest manufacturers of meat and poultry processing equipment.  Starting with a hand-held air dehider, the company now sells and services more than 100 separate tools that are essential for performing most slaughterhouse procedures.  Industry wide, Jarvis equipment is noted for their high quality standards, durability and long service life.  Besides its Middletown operation, Jarvis has a large field office in Omaha, Nebraska, wholly owned subsidiaries in fifteen countries, and maintains a worldwide network of 26 distributors.  Currently, the company is expanding its operations in China, India, Russia, and Southeast Asia.  For more information about Jarvis Products Corporation, please visit www.jarvisproducts.com.

The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) has been part of everyday life in Connecticut for more than 100 years, providing safe and reliable electric service to homes, neighborhoods and businesses. With 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns, CL&P is improving the environments you live in, by offering programs in energy conservation, economic development and environmental stewardship. CL&P is a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visit www..cl-p.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/CTLightandPower and  follow us on Twitter @CTLightandPower.
Yankee Gas is Connecticut's largest natural gas distribution company, delivering clean, efficient, safe and reliable natural gas to more than 205,000 customers in 71 cities and towns. Yankee Gas is a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visit www.yankeegas.com.

 

Platinum Media Partners

Comcast Corporation is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is committed to giving back to and improving the quality of life in the communities where their customers and employees live and work.  Comcast partners with local organizations, with a focus on volunteerism, literacy and youth leadership development, and works to positively impact each community they serve while using their resources to bring visibility to important local issues. Visit their site: www.comcast.com.

The Middletown PressThe Middletown Press is a Journal Register Company publication, a leader in local news and informtion in ten states. The company's more than 350 multi-platform products reach an audience of 21 million Americans each month. The Middletown Press is a daily publication serving Middletown and the surrounding communities. It is part of the CT Central Network and Foothills Media Group. Visit their site: www.middletownpress.com.

 

Gold Sponsor

ACT Group, formerly Advanced Copy Technologies, goes beyond just copies. They have been providing their clients with completely customizable document management solutions since 1999. ACT Group offers state-of-the-art equipment and innovative services to address your document management needs and improve your business’s efficiency. We have received our third consecutive J.D. Power and Associates certification for providing "An Outstanding Customer Experience" and are one of only three dealers in America to receive this prestigious honor three times. ACT is very proud to be partnering with Middlesex United Way and will donate 3% of Ricoh or Kyocera equipment sold to any Middlesex County Business to Middlesex United Way.  Visit their site: www.goactgroup.com.
 

Silver Sponsor

 Liberty Bank is a Connecticut-based mutual bank with a passion for providing customers with best-in-class products, services, and rates. Chartered in 1825, it has grown with the state, and currently serves more than 190,000 individuals and business customers. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages, insurance, and investment services. Rated outstanding by federal regulators on its community reinvestment efforts, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement. Visit their site: www.liberty-bank.com.

 Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms. Ranked among the top firms in the nation, Marcum offers the resources of more than 1,300 professionals, including more than 160 partners, in 22 offices throughout New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Grand Cayman and China. The Firm's presence runs deep with full service offices strategically located in major business markets. Visit their website at www.marcumllp.com.

The MiddleOak family provides auto, home, umbrella, business, flood, watercraft and specialty insurance in selected states through Middlesex Mutual Assurance Company, formed in 1836, and Holyoke Mutual Insurance Company in Salem, founded in 1843.
MiddleOak, in partnership with the finest independent agents in your community, provides the financial security that you expect from an insurance company. We offer personal auto, home, fire, umbrella, flood and watercraft insurance, plus business and commercial insurance to make sure you are well protected in all facets of your world. Our dedication to Making Insurance Right – from our “best of the best” independent agents to customer claims service to providing comprehensive coverage – provides you with the highest quality and value in insurance protection. Making Insurance Right sets us apart from the competition. Visit us online at www.middleoak.com

 Since 1986, PrimePay has been servicing the payroll industry with a strong commitment to client services. Their service model leverages a personalized approach where a single payroll specialist is assigned to specific client accounts. In addition to knowing the details of payroll processing and tax filing, their specialists truly get to know their clients' businesses as well as their changing payroll requirements over time. In a highly competitive industry, our dedicated client service model has been our key to success. PrimePay is a nationally recognized company with more than thirty offices located across the United States. Payroll processing and tax handling are currently performed in localized Operations Centers, servicing thousands of businesses and generating millions of payroll checks each year. Their systems and technologies enable them to handle payroll and related business services in all fifty states. Visit their site: www.primepay.com.

Tower Laboratories is the premier effervescent product manufacturer in the United States. They develop and produce high-quality products for the contract manufacturing and private label markets. Tower Labs specializes in the application of effervescence as a product delivery system. They develop and manufacture over-the-counter medications, prescription pharmaceuticals, personal care, beverage, and household products. Their product line includes denture cleanser tablets, antacids, cold medications, laxatives, potassium supplements, instant soft drinks tablets, and bath tablets. With more than 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space, Tower Labs' plant is outfitted with state-of-the-art computerized development, analysis, and processing equipment. At all levels of development and production, they guarantee product purity, consistency, uniformity, and effectiveness. With their comprehensive research, analysis, development, and manufacturing capabilities, they can help you improve quality, productivity, delivery time, and competitiveness. Visit their site: www.towerlabs.com.

 Webster Financial Corporation is the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association. With $19 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, financial planning, trust and investment services through 167 banking offices, 464 ATMs, 290 of which are owned by Webster and 174 of which are branded; telephone banking; mobile banking; and the Internet. Webster Bank owns the asset based lending firm Webster Business Credit Corporation; the equipment finance firm Webster Capital Finance Corporation; and provides health savings account trustee and administrative services through HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank. Member FDIC and equal housing lender. For more information about Webster, including past press releases and the latest annual report, visit the Webster website at www.websterbank.com.

 

Bronze Sponsors

Attention to DetailAttention To Detail (ATD) located in downtown Middletown is the place for all your aftermarket automotive needs. ATD is a family owned and operated company servicing Connecticut and Western Mass since 1987. Our goal at ATD is to make sure our products are always professionally installed and delivered to our customers on time. We are now partnered with the Wireless Zone franchise and have two locations for all your wireless needs. Backed by the power of Americas largest 4G network Wireless Zone of Middletown and East Hampton is the place for everything wireless. Visit their site: www.atd1.com.

Carlson & Dumeer, LLC is a full service law firm located in Middletown, Connecticut dedicated to providing its clients in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island with the highest quality of legal representation. The attorneys at Carlson & Dumeer, LLC pride themselves in providing exceptional advice and representation to achieve their clients’ goals and objectives. Working collaboratively on your legal issues, the attorneys at Carlson & Dumeer, LLC use their skills and experience to provide creative and cost effective solutions to your legal issues. The firm’s clients include: injured individuals, people accused of crimes, entrepreneurs, trusts, families, and businesses. At Carlson & Dumeer, LLC our philosophy is simple, the client comes first. For this reason, the attorneys at Carlson & Dumeer, LLC are available to meet and respond your needs twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Visit their site: www.carlsondumeer.com/contact.php.

Essex Savings Bank is a community bank founded in 1851 that has evolved to serve the personal and business banking needs, trust and investment needs while striving to build long lasting relationships. We invite you to explore our services and deal with a bank that returns 10% of its net income to over 200 non-profits each year who are so vital to maintaining the quality of life we find so valuable. Commercial loan, trust officers, branch managers, financial advisors, all of us - would welcome an opportunity to assist you with your financial needs. At Essex Savings Bank service and trust is paramount. Visit their site: www.essexsavings.com.

Financial Benefits Unlimited, LLC helps you simplify the complexity of managing your wealth, so that you have more quality time for your family, hobbies and most important your dreams.  We organize your assets, asset allocation strategy, and insurances along with your financial and estate plans to help simplify and consolidate every aspect of your financial wellness. Visit their site: www.fbuct.com.

 KGS InsuranceWith over 75 years of combined experience KGS Insurance Services, LLC knows how to save you money on Health, Life Insurance and much more. Our top priority is to develop professional personal relationships with our clients, allowing us to grow with you. Our “Caring Through Action” approach means we care about you, your employees and your bottom line. It’s what makes us the perfect fit for your business. Visit their site at www.kgsinsurance.com.

Our business is founded on service excellence and product reliability. L-Train Electric LLC brings peace of mind to homes and businesses from Central Connecticut to the Connecticut shoreline with our standby electric power solutions. We are a leading Connecticut dealership for the  full line of reliable Generac power generation products. Contact us for help selecting the electric and power solutions you need. Visit their site: ltrainelectric.com.

Malloves is a family owned business and has been since its start in 1928. We are celebrating 85 years as Middletown's premier jeweler. We are known for our excellent customer service. You won't find a friendlier or more knowledgeable staff anywhere else. Our first priority is customer service. We will go that extra mile to ensure that you have a pleasurable experience and that you leave with a smile on your face, feeling completely comfortable and at ease with your purchase. Visit their site: www.malloves.com.
Sara Etienne, RE/MAX MarketPlace, is a real estate agent specializing in Middletown, Cromwell, Portland, and all of central Connecticut. Also specializing in short sales. In today’s real estate market, you need to work with a real estate professional you can trust. I am dedicated to providing the absolute finest service and expertise possible for my clients. Whether you are buying or selling your primary residence, a second home, or relocating to a new neighborhood, I can help make your home ownership dreams come true. Visit their site: www.saraetienne.remax-newengland.com.
State Farm Insurance, Caleb Carney, Agent: State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. State Farm's 17,700 agents and 68,600 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts - more than 78.7 million auto, fire, life, and health policies in the United States and Canada, and more than 1.9 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent company of State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 31 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. Visit their site: www.calebcarney.com.

 

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