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CMSC’s Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker Departing for State Agency

CMSC’s Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker Departing for State Agency Longtime Downtown advisor headed to DECD CMSC ANNOUNCEMENTOctober 17, 2022 Connecticut Main Street Center announces the departure of Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker, Senior Director of Main Street Services & Projects, effective Friday, October 21st. Kim will be assuming a new post with the Connecticut Department of Community and Economic Development, where […]

Waterbury Accepting Applications for Central Business District Investment Program

Waterbury Announces Central Business District Investment Program Now Accepting Applications The Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with the City of Waterbury, is launching a new economic investment program aimed at helping central business district property owners lease their vacant storefronts. The initiative, named the Central Business District Investment Program (CBDIP), uses $1.5 […]

State Announces $150m Program to Assist Small Businesses

State Announces New $150m Program to Help Small Businesses Public-Private Partnership Will Support Organizations in Historically Underserved Communities Governor Ned Lamont announced the launch of the Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund, a public-private partnership that provides low-interest loans to small businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut. Businesses can now apply for loans ranging from $5,000 to $500,000. […]

CMSC’s Carl Rosa Receives State Citation for Years of Service

CMSC’s Carl Rosa Receives State Citation for Years of Service CMSC’s Field Services Director, Carl Rosa, recently received a State of Connecticut citation recognizing his years of service with Main Street Waterbury (a CMSC member community), where he served as CEO for 17 years. Known as “Mr. Main Street” in the Waterbury community, the citation […]

Press Release – CT Main Street Center Welcomes Michelle McCabe as New Executive Director

CT Main Street Center Welcomes Michelle McCabe as New Executive Director Press Release – July 5, 2022 Media Contact: Christine SchilkeCommunications & Strategy Director860-280-2356christine@ctmainstreet.org  (Hartford, CT) – Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC) is excited to introduce Michelle McCabe as its new Executive Director, effective July 5th.  Ms. McCabe takes over from Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker, who has served […]

CMSC Honors Outgoing Board Members, Welcomes New

CMSC Honors Outgoing Board Members, Welcomes New Susan Decina & Matt Kaufman Join CMSC Board; Ryan Bingham Takes Over as Chair CMSC recognized four Board members for their years of service during our Annual Meeting in June.  Incoming Chair Ryan Bingham also recognized outgoing Chair Mike Andreana for his years at the helm, leading the […]

The Women’s Business Development Council is offering grants of up to $10,000 to qualified women-owned small businesses in Connecticut

The Equity match Grant Program from WBDC is designed to help women-owned businesses grow! Grants between $2,500 and $10,000 will be awarded for clearly defined projects that will have a measurable impact on the business, its growth and profitability. Applicants are required to provide a minimum 25{4f7e8c1260e76ae5445ac5bed08504f741eb006adc242379decdc77c227c2bd6} match (see link below for more details). THE […]

CMSC Honors Main Street Working Group with Shannahan Award

CMSC was thrilled to present the 2022 Jack Shannahan Award for Public Service to the Co-Chairs of The Main Street Working Group of the CT State Legislature on May 3rd.   The Main Street Working Group is chaired by: Jane Garibay, Assistant Majority Leader – serving Windsor & Windsor Locks Jennifer Leeper, 132nd District – serving Fairfield & Southport […]


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