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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

Accounting & Financial Services

MainVest Inc.
Nicholas Mathews, CEO / CoFounder
54 Ashland Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Services include: Fundraising, Community & Economic Development, Small Business Development

Sagers & Associates LLC
Dave Sagers, Owner
178 Four Mile Road
West Hartford, CT 06107

Services include: Economic development & equity in Greater Hartford

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

Ironwood Community Partners Inc.
52 Duncaster Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002

Services Include: Placemaking, Community & Economic Development, Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings, Cultural Landscape Development

PIRIE Associates Architects
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

Penn Globe
Marcia LaFemina
300 Shaw Road
North Branford, Ct 06471
(203) 484-7749

Services Include: Lighting design + Manufacturing

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

The Community Builders, Inc.
Kristin Anderson
Development Project Manager
51 Village Hill Road
Northampton, MA 01060

Services Include: Mixed-use Development, Adaptive Reuse, Community & Economic Development

National Development Council (NDC)
Kevin Gremse
Brooklyn, NY 

Services Include: Comprehensive community and economic 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.

Main Street Management

Jennifer E Goldman LLC
Jennifer E. Goldman, President
435 Lakeside Boulevard West
Waterbury, CT 06708

Services include: Management consulting for strategic transformation. Mainly nonprofit organizations, especially Main Street programs and communities.

Marketing, Branding & Photography

Seth Duke & Company
Seth Duke
30 Main Street
Terryville, CT 06786 

Services include: Promotion & Marketing, Strategic Planning, Small Business Development, Social Media, Photo/Video/Drone

Levin Aerial Works, LLC
Milton Levin, Owner
77 Birchwood heights
Storrs, CT 06268

Services include: Photography, Videography, Virtual Tours

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

AKRF, Inc.
Ashley Ley
500 Summer Street, Suite 306
Stamford, CT 06901

Services include: Downtown Revitalization, Community & Economic Development, Mixed-use Development, Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings, Economic Health of the Downtown, zoning, land use, and transportation planning

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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