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  • • Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, 393 Main St., Middletown, CT 06457 •

    Killingworth Krier January 2020A Chamber of Commerce Publication Ten Most Common

    New Year Resolutions...

    1. Exercise more

    2. Lose weight

    3. Get organized

    4. Learn a new skill or hobby

    5. Live life to the fullest

    6. Save more money/ spend less money

    7. Quit smoking

    8. Spend more time with family and friends

    9. Travel more

    10. Read more

    On a Saturday in November, Killingworth Library’s main room was filled with both laughter and good food as friends, family, co-workers and library board members gathered to celebrate 20 years of dedicated volunteer service by Killingworth resident Lorraine Lieberman. At 95, Lorraine was Killingworth Library’s oldest circulation desk volunteer, and those who visited the library on Wednesday morn- ings could always count on Lorraine’s smile and warm welcome. As Killingworth Library Board President, Lucinda Hogarty, described it: “Lorraine represents the best of what Killingworth’s volunteer spirit is about”. Congratulations and Thank you, Lorraine Liebermann!

    POINTS OF LIGHT/Lorraine Liebermann


  • 2 January 2020

    President Larry McHugh

    Vice Presidents Johanna Bond and Jeff Pugliese

    Chairman Don DeVivo


    1st Vice Chairman Tom Byrne

    Connecticut Rental Center

    Killingworth Chairman

    Franco Piscitelli, CFP Barnum Capital Management

    The Killingworth Krier Est. 1993

    Published by the Killingworth Division of the Middlesex County Chamber of

    Commerce and distributed to Killingworth residents to give information about local events and to promote and encourage

    local businesses.

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    Chamber Message

    Franco Piscitelli, Killingworth Chairman

    Larry McHugh, President

    Happy New Year! Now that 2019 is in the books and the new year is upon us, we would like to wish everyone in Killingworth and through- out Middlesex County a very Happy New Year. The beginning of a new year always brings optimism and the chance for a fresh start. The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce is grateful for 2019 and for the partnership we have formed with the Killingworth business community. We will continue to develop the Killingworth Division so that we can provide the town with the same level of local service that it is accustomed to, while also providing new resources for business and community development. We will also continue to grow our industry specific councils and committees, and will host major events with terrific speakers and outstanding networking. We are reaching out to non-member businesses and organizations and invite them to come aboard and are implementing vital workforce development and educational training programs that are helping to develop the community and create and retain jobs. Our efforts continue to develop

    an innovation eco-system by supporting startups and entrepreneurs throughout Middlesex County. Finally, we will expand promotion of Middlesex County as a key tourism hub in the northeast. You can bet that the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce will be on the move in the New Year. Looking ahead, our first major event of the year will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8th as Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort in Middlefield hosts a Business After Work Networking Reception. In addition to the best networking around, this event will feature free beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and a great spread of food courtesy of Sean Hayes and his team. This exciting Business After Work event will also serve as the official kick off of the fifth annual “Taste of Middlesex County” Restaurant Week, brought to you by Comcast Business, which is back by popular demand in 2020. Taste of Middlesex County is scheduled for January 13-19 at delicious dining locations


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  • 3 January 2020

    Profile: Accavallo Offerdahl & Co., LLC

    Long a fixture in Killingworth as a full-service accounting firm serving the shoreline and the region, MAWC, LLC (previously Woodbridge & Cusano, LLC) is now Accavallo Offerdahl & Co., LLC (DBA) AO & Co., LLC. The growing organization offers the same locations with the great level of service you ex- pect from the people you have come to trust. The name change reflects the partners who are leading the developing practice as they broaden the base of clients. AO & Co., LLC acquired a Madison ac- counting firm last year and another in Stratford a two years earlier. Recently, AO & Co., LLC has added the practice of Lawrence P. Lemieux & Associates (based for decades in Monroe, CT) which will now be based in the AO & Co., LLC Shelton location. The focus is the same as it has been in the past: providing a complete range of services for individuals, trusts, estates, and businesses of all types. Individuals can count on in-house expertise with certified professionals and experienced support staff. Planning is the foundation of managing tax exposure and AO & Co., LLC can deliver creative and objective guidance, along with the hands-on attention of a part-

    ner. From income tax preparation and projections to real estate purchases and timing of income and deductions, AO & Co., LLC provides counsel that may minimize tax payments as changes in the tax environment may result in opportunities for tax savings. Businesses are constantly chal- lenged to improve results and AO &

    Co., LLC offers advisory services beyond required tax and audit reporting. AO & Co., LLC can help clients deliver measurable and sustainable improvement through evaluating workflows and measuring pro- ductivity then helping to create consistency including tools to support new approaches. Sometimes assis- tance may only be needed on an interim or transition- al basis wherein clients gain support catered to their needs. With substantial public and private sector experience, engagements of all types can be tailored as necessary. The name has changed, but the commitment to reliability and integrity is unchanged.

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  • 4 January 2020

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    throughout our region. The goal of this initiative is to highlight the numerous and diverse dining experiences within the greater Middlesex region. Restaurants offer a pre-fixed menu to give diners the opportunity to experience the area’s fine dining landscape without breaking the bank. This year, there will be two dining options both with a prix fixe 3-course meal, one for $20.20, and the other for $30.20 (does not include beverages, tax or gratuity). Please visit the Taste of Middlesex County for a list of participating restaurants. Bon Appetit! Switching gears a bit, the chamber is happy to announce that it will continue the very successful KeyBank Workshop Series in the new year. Our first session, Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14th at the chamber office. The definition of sexual harass