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Farmers Insurance Opens a New Office in Hamden, one of the first in the New Haven Metro Area 

Monday, January 11, 2016
Local Hamden native partners with Farmers Insurance to open one of the first Farmers Insurance offices in the New Haven area. California-based company, Farmers Insurance, started its eastern expansion into Connecticut at the start of 2015 and Cofrancesco Agency officially opened on September 1st, 2015.
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A NEW PARTNERSHIP TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF SOLOPRESNEURS AND HOME BASED BUSINESES 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The Town of Hamden and Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce Create New Initiative: First Meeting To Be Held Tuesday January 19th
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Newhall Neighborhood Remediation Newsletter-2016 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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2015 Annual Newsletter on Our Accomplishments and Progress 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
In 2015, we have successfully completed and have progressed on a number of new projects and initiatives as well as renewing our successful Business Incentive Program.
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CERC to Honor the Hamden Economic Development Corporation as the Top Economic Development Organization in the Region 

Monday, November 2, 2015
CERC to Honor the Hamden Economic Development Corporation as the Top Economic Development Organization in the Region
On December 2nd at the Bushnell Theatre in Hartford, the Hamden Economic Development Corporation will be honored as the best economic development organization in the South Central CT. Region. The honor will be recognized at the annual Celebrate CT! Annual Year-End Event sponsored by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC). CERC is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides economic development research and marketing services consistent with state strategies, leveraging Connecticut’s unique advantages as a premier business location.
Recently the Hamden Economic Development Corporation, a 501C4 Corporation, has achieved a great success in economic and community development as a production and redevelopment organization. Its’ accomplishments include over $30 million dollars in projects including;
• Brownfield Redevelopment of 400 Goodrich Street
• Over 100 home structural repairs in the Newhall Consent Area
• Deconstruction and Job Training Program
• Business Incubator
• Zero Energy House
• Remediation and Redevelopment of Rochford Field and Villano Park

“We are very proud of our accomplishments in Hamden and in the region. Our team has shown that you can do a lot with available grant resources and that we have been able to address challenging community problems in an effective and efficient way”, stated Dale Kroop, the Executive Director for the Hamden Economic Development Corporation.

The December 2nd event honors economic development organizations and projects that have made a significant impact in the regions throughout Connecticut. The Project of the Year in the South Central Region is The Guilford Commons, a large retail development in Guilford CT. The program will begin at 430 and will include a dinner and an awards ceremony. For more information on CERC or for attending the event, contact Kristi Sullivan at CERC at 860-571-7136. For more information on other award winners or CERC, please follow the links above.
For more information on the Hamden Economic Development Corporation, please contact Dale Kroop at 203-287-7033 or dkroop@hamden.com or visit the web pages at
http://www.hamdeneconomicdevelopment.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/HEDC2012


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Grand Opening of NEW Medical Practices 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The Town of Hamden helped to celebrate the ribbon cutting and grand opening of a new 8,000 SF. medical office building that includes two new medical practices, Generations Ob-Gyn, PC and Connecticut Psychiatric and Wellness Center . The new building located at 2446 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT at the corner of Whitney Avenue and Colonial Drive.
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TWO AUTOMOTIVE PROJECTS MOVE FORWARD ON DIXWELL AVENUE 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Two long anticipated automotive retail projects are moving forward on Dixwell Avenue, filling in the few remaining vacant sites that have been available.
Advanced Auto Parts at 1717 Dixwell Avenue, (Corner of Mather Street) and Auto Zone: 2101 Dixwell Avenue, Next to Bed Bath and Beyond
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Dance Fits U is open in Hamden! 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Dance Fits U is a small business started by two Hamden natives brought up as members of our local dance studios and the Hamden High Dance Team program. Dance Fits U is a competitive dance and fitness training center.

Kelley May and Kristy Cavanaugh have been involved in the Hamden High Dance Team program since they were members of team themselves. Together they have brought the team to a championship level and are striving for 10 consecutive state championships as well as placing in the top 10 at the national dance team championship.
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Villano Park Dedication and Opening Set For November 6th 

Monday, September 28, 2015
The Town of Hamden is pleased to announce that Villano Park (formerly known as Milrock Park) will be dedicated and opened to the public on November 6th 2015 at 2PM. The completion of the park culminates several years of planning and a year of construction. Rochford Field is also nearing completion. Rochford Field will be open for baseball in the spring of 2016.
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Cluster Meetings Set for Early October 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The Town of Hamden will hold two Business Cluster meetings in early October. These are meetings to provide a forum for important members of Hamden’s economy to collaborate with each other on common issues and to work as partners with the Town in order to be successful. “It is critical that we provide a consistent message to our economic development partners which acknowledges that the Town recognizes and appreciates the value of their contributions to the growth of Hamden”, stated Mayor Curt Leng.

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