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Professional Affiliates

Connecting Specialized Expertise to CMSC’s Communities

Managing a downtown is complex, vital work. At CMSC, we recognize that sometimes our downtowns need specialized, in-depth expertise beyond what CMSC can provide. It’s why we created our Professional Affiliate network, to provide our communities with access to professionals in the fields of downtown revitalization, preservation, economic & community development, land use, transportation and more.

That’s why we take pride in connecting our Professional Affiliates with our 80+ member communities statewide. 

Our Here to Help guidebook shares each Professional Affiliate’s field of expertise, local contacts and where to reach them with our member network, comprised of downtown professionals, municipal officials and local stakeholders.

Interested in becoming a Professional Affiliate? Contact Jennifer Hunter, Events & Professional Affiliate Program Manager

Advocacy & Government Relations

Sullivan & LeShane, Inc.
Ryan Bingham
287 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06103

Services include: government affairs services for Community & Economic Development, Mixed-use Development, Strategic Planning, Advocacy & Public Policy


Pullman & Comley, LLC
Michael J. Andreana, Attorney
850 Main Street, 8th Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06601

Services include: legal services in downtown revitalization, community & economic development, mixed-use development, Tax Increment Financing, and more

Architecture, Landscape & Design

BL Companies
Heather Halotek
355 Research Parkway
Meriden, CT 06450

Services Include: Placemaking, Mixed-use Development, Public Infrastructure and Landscape Architecture

Crosskey Architects LLC
William Crosskey, President & CEO
750 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Services Include: Placemaking, Downtown Revitalization, Mixed-use Development, Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings

Pirie Associates
Laura Pirie, Principal
33 Whitney Avenue – Suite 2a
New Haven, CT 06510

Services Include: Architectural, interior design, landscape, urban planning & branding services

Stephanie Beals
One Hartford Square West
146 Wyllys Street, Bldg 1-203
Hartford, CT 06106

Services Include: Architectural Services

Downtown Design Services

Downtown Decorations, Inc.
Ted Peterson
309 Wavel Street
Syracuse, NY 13206

Services include: Holiday decor, lighting and year round light pole banners

Pail Finbow
190 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563

Services include: Downtown Revitalization, Community & Economic Development, Mixed-use Development

Digital, Web & IT Services

Taylor Funk
114 Vanderpoel Avenue
Bantam, CT 06750

Services include: Community & Economic Development

Suzanne Pare
500 Boston Post Road
Milford, CT 06460

Services Include: Strategic Planning, Information Technology and Cybersecurity

Economic Development

Goman + York 

Denise Robidoux
111 Founders Plaza, Suite 1000
East Hartford, CT 06108

Services Include: Placemaking; Downtown Revitalization; Community & Economic Development; Mixed-use Development; Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings; Economic Health of the Downtown; Strategic Planning; Small Business Development

Storrs Associates
Victoria Storrs
170 Orchard Street
Delmar, NY 12054

Services Include: Tax Increment Financing, Development Finance, Economic and Fiscal Impact, Market Analyses and Downtown Revitalization Strategies, Mixed-use analysis and adaptive reuse of Historic Buildings.

Marketing, Branding & Photography

Shire Lyon Ads Inc
Shire Lyon
15 Stonewall Lane
Branford, CT 06405
(475) 209-3351‬

Services include: Promotion, Utilizing Social Media, and Digital marketing including digital strategy planning, SEO, local SEO, paid ads, Google Ads grants, and more.

Planning, Engineering & Construction

Colliers Engineering & Design
Debbie Alaimo Lawlor, FAICP, PP
135 New Street
Madison, CT 06106

Services include: Placemaking, Downtown Revitalization, Community & Economic Development, Mixed-use Development, Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings, Strategic Planning, Advocacy & Public Policy

FHI Studio
Kenneth Livingston, Vice President
416 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Services include: Planning and Public Involvement

Fuss & O’Neill
Kathy Nanowski, CPSM
146 Hartford Road
Manchester, CT 06040

Services include: Engineering, transportation, urban planning

Good Earth Advisors
Val Ferro, AICP, President
15 Enford Street, PO Box 159
Avon, CT 06001
(866) GO-TO-GEA (866.468.6432)

Services include: Planning & development services

M&J Engineering
Lynn DiGiovanni
116 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor
North Haven, CT 06473
(203) 650-5599

Services include: Implementation of infrastructure projects to support safer, inclusive, more vibrant Downtowns

Utility Companies

Al Carbone
100 Marsh Hill Road
Orange, CT 06477

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