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Main Street Waterbury
On October 21, 2015, Main Street Waterbury will host a celebration to honor Tina Agati, Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury by presenting to her the Main Street Waterbury Community Partnership Award. This award was originally created, in memoriam, to celebrate the leadership and contributions of the late Stephen R. Sasala II. Steve was the former CEO of the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce and former President of Main Street Waterbury’s Board of Directors. He continually provided support for addressing local work in ways that ultimately benefitted the more global good while also fostering partnerships and cooperative undertakings.
The first inclusive multi-cultural festival in Waterbury history - The Gathering - was held in 2013, and was so successful, that it will now become an annual event, the next one being tomorrow, May 17th, from 11 am to 8 pm in downtown Waterbury. Pictured above are Brazilian samba dancers marching in the 2013 parade.
Column and Photographs By John Murray
There was one moment during The Gathering last year that will stick in my memory until my last breath. The moment was wrapped in anticipation, anxiety and exhaustion. A small group of volunteers and city employees had been planning the festival for months; recruiting ethnic groups, plotting parade routes, and dealing with insurance, electricity, and details we didn’t even know existed. When May 18th arrived we were unsure of what we had created. There were more than 40 cultural groups signed up to share their music, food and dance, but were they going to show up?
Main Street Waterbury has announced that the recipient of the 2014 Main Street Waterbury Stephen R. Sasala II Community Partnership Award is Frank Tavera, chief executive officer of the Palace Theater Group, Inc. Tavera will receive the award during a presentation Thursday, May 15 at the Palace Theater between 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Award was created by Main Street Waterbury to celebrate the leadership and contributions of the late Stephen R. Sasala, former CEO of the Waterbury Regional Chamber and former president of Main Street Waterbury Board of Directors.
Main Street Waterbury has announced that the recipient of the 2013 Stephen R. Sasala II Community Partnership Award is Michael Gilmore, Re-Investment Manager and Fair Housing Officer for the Waterbury Development Corporation. Gilmore will receive the award on Wednesday May 15th at the Palace Theater at 5:30PM. Main Street Waterbury created this award to celebrate the leadership and contributions of the late Stephen R. Sasala who was the former CEO of the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce and former President of this downtown revitalization program’s Board of Directors.
Main Street Waterbury has announced the 2012 winners of its Seventh Annual Downtown Holiday Window Decoration Contest. Judging for the windows occurred on Monday December 17th. There were 17 entrants this year and windows were judged in the following categories: Best Overall Window, Best Design, Most Creative, and Best Visual Impact. In addition, there were first and second runner-ups selected in alMl categories and a special recognition. The results are as follows:
Main Street Waterbury announces a new initiative for Downtown Waterbury merchants and businesses as it introduces a weekly sidewalk sale entitled DEAL$ ON MAIN. In an effort to stimulate more foot traffic downtown during the summer months, the downtown revitalization organization is encouraging retail merchants to set up a table with some of their merchandise on the sidewalk directly in front of their stores.
Carl Rosa, Executive Director of Main Street Waterbury
Column By Carl Rosa
On behalf of Main Street Waterbury, I would like to wish all of you a very happy and prosperous New Year 2012. As is customary with my January column, I would like to review the accomplishments of Main Street Waterbury for 2011 as we look forward to 2012.
Lynn Ward, president and CEO of The Waterbury Regional Chamber announced that the CEO of Main Street Waterbury, Carl Rosa, will receive the Chamber’s Leadership Greater Waterbury Alumni of the Year Award for 2011. Rosa will receive his recognition during the June 15 graduation at Post University of the Leadership Greater Waterbury Leadership Class of 2011. General Public Welcome to Graduation at Post University 5:30 PM
Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC) has announced that Main Street Waterbury has been accredited as 2011 National Main Street Programs for meeting organizational performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center. Main Street Waterbury has been recognized for outstanding accomplishments toward the goal of revitalizing its historic main street district following the Main Street methodology.