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JUNE 6, 2006

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Summer in the City
In This Issue:
A Marketing Publication From The Advocate

Stamford: Stamford:

• Stamford Hotel Hospitality • Tourism in Fairfield County

• What’s Up for Downtown • Baseballs. Beachballs. Meatballs.

• International Sports Competition • And Much More!


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Hotel Hospitality in Stamford Tourism in Fairfield County What’s Up for Downtown Baseballs. Beachballs. Meatballs. Long Island Sound plays a major role in Stamford’s quality of life Summer programs by the Stamford Center for the Arts Stamford Theatre Works Optimum Lightpath Earns Coveted Certification Members Making News Stamford to Host International Sports Competition in August Welcome New Members Company Recognition Community Corner

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Note: Due to the July 4th holiday, the next issue of the Stamford Business Outlook will be published on Tuesday, July 11, 2006.

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Stamford, Tourism and Entertainment
Stamford is noted as a city for its live entertainment, movies, night clubs and great restaurants. You can check out this fact almost any night of the week and, in most cases, you’d better have a reservation for a Saturday night dinner at any one of Stamford’s fine eateries.


The arts, culture, entertainment and hospitality industries are the backbone that enables our community to come to life. Whether it is for live performances at the Rich Forum, Palace Theater, Stamford Theater Works or Curtain Call, Stamford has some of the best performances—second only to New York City. Whether it is the symphony, the ballet, the musicals or the nationally recognized comedians, Stamford has the ability to attract and nurture all of these cultural entities. The multitude of movie theaters also offers a variety of cinematic choices. The Landmark and Majestic Theaters feature the just released blockbusters while you can usually catch a great classic at the State or take in an independent documentary or foreign film at the Avon. Now that the warmer weather has arrived, the “things to do” get kicked up a notch. Between Stamford’s beaches, the concerts in the parks, live entertainment in the downtown and the many family events organized at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford is developing the reputation for attracting people throughout Fairfield County. Tourism is a multi million-dollar business in Connecticut. And Fairfield County, led by Stamford, is one of the largest generators of tourism dollars. Stamford is very fortunate to have so many options for entertainment in our city that can be enjoyed by all.

John P. Condlin President and CEO Stamford Chamber of Commerce


Hotel Hospitality in Stamford
Creating a good experience for the business and leisure traveler to Stamford is the number one goal of the Stamford hotel… and it shows. Whether it’s a full-service meeting and convention hotel, a smaller more intimate rooms- only facility or an extended stay suites hotel, nothing says hospitality better than the hotels in Stamford. Each one has their own particular amenities based solely on the needs of their guests. The hotel community offers their own brand of hospitality, unique atmosphere and ambiance. Visitors to Stamford have a wide range of hotels to fit their particular taste and pocketbook. ing 34 Suites. And of course each room features the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. The brand new “Seasons” Event Center features a 2,500 square foot function room with wrap around floor to ceiling windows. A perfect space for private meetings and special gatherings up to 125 Guests. The Yahoo Link at Sheraton includes complimentary use of 4 flat panel computers as well as complimentary wireless internet access in the lobby. The remodeled Atrium Conference Center offers 14 meeting rooms that can accommodate 5 to 45 guests comfortably. All meeting rooms have natural lighting and a fresh new design. The Terrace has been redesigned with a Coastal New England charm as is their Gazebo and Gazebo Bar. If you’re traveling to Stamford on business or a weekend get away, the Sheraton Stamford will provide you with a memorable experience that will make you want to return again. Westin Stamford The Westin Stamford Hotel has recently premiered the perfect venue for weddings…an elegantly appointed 7,200 square foot Garden Pavilion Tent with 14 beautiful chandeliers. The Pavilion seats up to 450 of your closest guests with a spacious dance floor and a stately head table. A dedicated wedding and social events specialist is on staff to plan unique menus and to ensure your “dream event” comes true. From white-gloved French service to casual sophistication, the service staff of the hotel will meet and surpass all of your expectations. In addition to the Garden Pavilion, the hotel has over 52,000 square feet of meeting space. Featuring a 10,000 square foot ballroom, it also offers 462 luxurious guestrooms and suites all furnished with Westin’s signature Heavenly Beds, work stations and high speed internet. Their restaurant, Senses, with its innovative cuisine and drink choices has received outstanding reviews and has recently added Executive Chef Jerry Perez who has joined the team from the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The Westin is consistently updating and improving the look of the hotel with brand new upgrades to their guest rooms, public spaces and meeting facilities. The proximity to New York with shuttle service to the train station makes the Westin Stamford hotel a

Tourism in Fairfield County
C AT H E R I N E S I D O R , P R E S I D E N T Fairfield County Convention & Visitors Bureau Destination Fairfield County is raising it profile to get onto Visitors’ “To Do” Lists. The Convention & Visitors Bureau has been working with its constituents during the Spring to maximize some interesting opportunities: June 1 more that 30 travel-related business with be joining the Bureau in Hartford at CT Destination EXPO. This business-to-business tradeshow promises to attract 15,000 people to its speaker-workshops and exhibitors booths. Hotels from the region eager to attract meetings to their conference space anticipate a receptive audience for their fresh venues. To clinch the sale, off-site dining and activity venues and attractions will be supporting the hotels with their schedule of upcoming summer events ranging from outdoor Shakespeare performances to fishing charters. Local cultural and nonprofit participating the June 10th Governor’s Open House will be meeting at the Convention & Visitors Bureau to strategize on how to boost their summer attendance. Governor Jodi Rell’s program reintroduces CT residents to the wealth of interesting places they might visit with their families and summer guests. Participation increased from 3 outlets its first year to 18 this second year. There’ll be banners and lawn signage tempt passersby to stop in to enjoy the free admission and refreshments. One of the joint projects the state’s Commission on Culture and Tourism and Fairfield County CVB will be pursuing in June with be photography for the upcoming year’s advertising. The schooner SoundWaters will be the site of the Bureau’s iconic shot for our region’s participation in upcoming state tourism advertising. With a backdrop of Stamford’s skyline from the harbor, the crew and several models, and hopefully a sunny day, the Bureau’s Marketing Committee felt that this would be a truly representative shot of the region to attract a wide variety of prospective visitors. Kudos to Stamford’s Jewish Community Center for hosting thousands of the best Jewish athletes from all over the world to Olympic-style sporting events during the Maccabi USAGames this summer. Residents will be seeing a top international sporting event and well as enjoying this type of tourism’s economic contribution to the economy.

Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa Recognizing regular guests to their hotel is a top priority with the Stamford Marriott. This is only part of what makes a stay at the Marriott special. Whether it’s delivering a wine and cheese tray to a Marriott Rewards program guest upon check-in or familiarizing out-of-town visitors with places to go and do, the hotel’s experienced and professional staff demonstrates how personalized a large hotel can be. In addition, guests can utilize some of their down time by brushing up on golf tips. The hotel has an onsite PGA golf pro, Jon Cote, who is available to help you with that annoying slice or take some strokes off your game by improving your putting skills. For a true pampering experience, you won’t want to miss scheduling an appointment at the Agora Spa located in the hotel. With inspirations firmly rooted in ancient traditions, the Spa offers a modern mix of customized spa therapies with sophisticated signature treatments. Invigorating Swiss showers and steam rooms further enhance your experience. It’s the perfect get away, every day. Their state-of-the-art meeting facilities, the indoor and outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, the Northern Lights Bar with music, the American Grill and the upscale Vuli--Stamford’s own revolving restaurant, makes the Marriott a sophisticated choice for the leisure and business traveler. Sheraton Stamford The Sheraton Stamford has completed an exciting and innovating million dollar renovation. Located on 2701 Summer Street, the Sheraton Stamford offers 4 comfort and Style with its re-design. The massive undertaking includes the complete renovation of all the guestrooms includ-

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perfect destination for the business and leisure traveler. Courtyard by Marriott The newest hotel in Stamford, the Courtyard by Marriott is located directly downtown, next to Target, across from Burlington Coat Factory and one block from the Stamford Town Center. It is also within walking distance of more than 70 restaurants and entertainment venues

offering many different options for those working in town or visiting. Along with all the activity surrounding it, the Courtyard by Marriott offers convenience, beautiful rooms and a European ambiance. In the evening, the elegantly decorated lobby with fireplace is filled with candlelight and offers cocktail seervice from 5:30 to 11:00 P.M. Whether you are a hotel guest orjust in town for the evening, this is the perfect spot to start or end your night. Public valet parking is always available. Business guests will appreciate the free internet service as well as the business library with computer, printer, fax and PC hookups. Guests who wish to totally excape can take advantage of the Jacuzzi in many of thet suites, or enjoy a beautiful day in one of our furnished terrance rooms, swim in the pool, and workout in the exercise room. The hotel continues to expand with the new restaurant Nap & Co., an American gourmet market and bistro that will be open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and late night snacks..all available through room service. Stamford Suites Located in the heart of Stamford and historic Fairfield County, the Stamford Suites is within walking distance of the city’s prestigious shopping, dining and business district. Today’s business and leisure travelers clearly show a preference for staying at hotels that offer the amenities and services geared to their needs. The Stamford Suites provides guests with the added-value accommodation of an oversized suite with separate sleeping and living areas, giving visitors an ideal amount of space for relaxation and privacy. Each of the hotel’s 45 one-bedroom guest suites consists of between 650 to 750 square feet of living space. The guest suites, each of which offer a separate sleeping area and living/dining area with a fully equipped kitchen, also feature a host of amenities including two televisions, two telephones, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, executive-sized workspace and data port. Complimentary wireless internet access is available to all guests throughout the guest suites and hotel lobby. An important amenity that both the business and leisure traveler can appreciate, offering wireless internet allows guests the ease of access and high speed connections that are para-

mount to today’s lifestyle. Business travelers will appreciate the convenience of the newly established business center, equipped with fax, copy and internet capabilities. Amsterdam Hotel The Amsterdam Hotel celebrates 34 years of service to the Stamford and regional communities. The hotel provides the community with the tried and true industry standard: agreeable accommodations at very fair rates. This is complimented with superb customer service and a great central location. Recently the Amsterdam Hotel underwent renovations to most of its rooms as well as public areas. Guests have cable in the rooms and internet access in the lobby, wireless internet throughout the rooms. The hotel has upgraded its health and workout facility, and now features updated amenities such as “Senior” designated and handicappedaccessible rooms. The hotel also features the Victoria Room, which is available for meetings, groups, and gatherings. The Amsterdam Hotel is committed to continue its efforts to serve the Stamford hospitality community.

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What’s Up for Downtown
S A N DY G O L D S T E I N , P R E S I D E N T Downtown Special Services District Stamford Downtown is the “happening place” this summer with panoply of events designed to please a wide-ranging palette of tastes. The Stamford Downtown Special Services District is committed to producing programs which bring people downtown to enjoy themselves and later shop or dine at our rich assortment of restaurants and shops. Our philosophy of producing high quality, free events has paid huge dividends both for the patrons who enjoy our programs and for our entrepreneurs whose business receipts boom as a result of the activity. This summer’s calendar of events is particularly attractive and one which we think will attract more than 250,000 spectators to our downtown. The DSSD ushers in the season with Art in Public Places, an engaging outdoor sculpture exhibit entitled Figuratively Speaking, which will bring 47 colossal-sized pieces of art to the streets of the Downtown and to the Stamford Town Center. Forty-three juried photographs interpreting the Figuratively Speaking theme will be displayed in store windows on Bedford and Broad Streets. The exhibit will be “kicked off” with a gala party hosted by
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program sponsor, Heyman Properties, at the Stamford Marriott and will be on display all through the summer. Alive at 5 is hailed as the summer’s hottest 7 week concert series, attracting patrons from the entire region. This year’s program is particularly compelling starting on June 22 with The Bacon Brothers, starring Kevin Bacon, followed in succeeding weeks by Antigone Rising, Average White Band, The Radiators, Tito Puente, Jr. and his Orchestra, The Nerds and ending on August 3rd with Hootie and the Blowfish. Quite a lineup! Logistical plans are underway to “pedestrianize” additional streets in the Columbus Park area and to add large video screens throughout the area in order to accommodate the crowds. If you want to dine at any of the restaurants surrounding the concerts, make your reservations now. Pops in the Park will be expanded this year to include three weeks of Stamford’s fine Symphony Orchestra. On June 28th, Eckart Preu will conduct the Orchestra in an exciting program of popular and show tunes accompanied by America’s premiere caberet singer, Andrea Marcovicci. On July 12th the Stamford

Symphony will accompany Joe Piscopo as he pays big band tribute to Frank Sinatra. On July 19th, musicians of the Stamford Symphony will present a Pops in the Park Grand Finale with a surprise guest. On the weekend of September 16th and 17th, Arts Crafts and Blues on Bedford, will return for its 2nd year. This juried craft show will feature over 80 artisans with creations to tempt everyone. The Blues concert, all day and evening on the 16th and 17th will feature Blues artists from New Orleans, starring the incomparable Doctor John. The events planned for the summer featuring national headliners and compelling programs will bring record breaking crowds to the Downtown and will be an unmitigated force for economic development to our merchants, restaurants and clubs. We challenge anyone to walk downtown any evening in the spring, summer or fall and not be delighted with the number of people dining in our many outdoor cafes, dancing at a concert or just strolling down the street. Smiles are everywhere and after all—that is what life in a downtown should be all about.

Baseballs. Beachballs. Meatballs.
L O U U R S O N E , Cur t ain Ca l l Summer is almost here and so are all of the above. Especially the meatballs as Curtain Call kicks off its summer season with the oft-produced romantic comedy, MULBERRY STREET, the story of Italian immigrant families living in New York City in the 1930’s. For almost 70 years, this comedy has entertained thousands of area residents in various productions. Written in 1927 by Nicholas Cosentino, the earliest Stamford production (we know of) was in 1939. Since then, the play has been adapted by Albert Pia, who also directs his production. The story revolves around the Morello family, living in a basement apartment on Mulberry Street, Little Italy, New York, and features a daughter looking for a husband, a bunch of crazy neighbors and a mother and father trying to hold it all together in their own dysfunctional way! Full of laughs and a few poignant moments as well, MULBERRY STREET is great for the whole family. Friendly rivalry between neighbors, unrequited love, parental meddling and more, are all part of the universal themes that have made this show popular for so long. Playing in The Dressing Room Theatre June 2– 25—cabaret-style seating with a bring your own everything format. Following MULBERRY STREET, will be our third annual Shakespeare on the Green production—this year, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. Presented on a scaled-down replica of The Globe Theatre stage, this full-scale production, directed by Associate Artistic Director Peter Barbieri, Jr., will play two weekends, July 7, 8, 14 & 15 on the great lawn at Sterling Farms. The Royal Green Restaurant is set up for great picnic meals that may be ordered on-site or in advance, making this a terrific night out. Admission is free, with contributions graciously accepted. Lawn opens at 6:00PM–7:30PM curtain. Rounding out the summer is our annual youth theatre musical production of THE WIZ, featuring a cast and crew of nearly 100 area performers age 10–21. Written by Connecticut resident William F Brown, THE WIZ is a modern . pop/rock adaptation of The Wizard of Oz and will delight audiences young and old. Performances will be held in the air-conditioned Kweskin Theatre, evenings at 7:30 from August 3–12, with 2:00PM matinees August 6 and 12. Full day, two week performance-based workshops are also offered throughout the summer for students age 6–16. Taught by area professionals, these curriculum driven classes have been a great success for over 15 years. Recently voted BEST LOCAL

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THEATRE GROUP 2005 and 2006 in a survey conducted by Fairfield County Weekly, Curtain Call is proud to be Stamford’s longestrunning community-based theatre operation. Great, reasonably priced theatre is available in your own backyard. As a non-profit arts organization, we have produced more than 60 productions attended by nearly 85,000 patrons in the last six years alone. For more information, give us a call at 203-329-8207 or check us out on the web at We may be Stamford’s best kept secret, but hopefully not for long!

Long Island Sound plays a major role in Stamford’s quality of life
RO G E R FOX, CH A I R M A N Stamford Harbor Commission The city of Stamford is very fortunate to be located on one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the northeast United States, Long Island Sound, aka “The Sound.” The Sound and Stamford’s harbor played a major role in the development of Stamford as a city and a center of commerce for more than 300 years. Today the Sound and Stamford harbor is still used for both commercial and recreational boating. Recognizing the importance of this natural resource, the city of Stamford established a Harbor Commission to develop a management plan for the harbor and coastal areas. For many years the city of Stamford has done its best to ensure waterfront access for all to enjoy. The city has several beach parks and many points of access to the sound and the harbor for recreational uses. They include: • Cove Island Park with its two beaches, inner harbor, municipal marina, boat ramp, picnic areas and many fishing areas; • Westcott Cove Park includes Cummings Beach, a large fishing dock, a municipal marina and several sports fields; • Stamford Harbor has two branches, East and West and several privately owned marinas; • Public Walking Paths along the harbor’s edge have been encouraged with waterfront development to include public access by including walkways along the harbor’s edge. The State of Connecticut, in partnership with the city of Stamford, through its land use boards, Environmental Protection Board and Harbor Commission, work together to ensure the proper protection of the Sound, including Stamford Harbor and costal areas. R AY B E R N S T E I N , B O A R D


Summer programs by the Stamford Center for the Arts
D I R E C T O R S , SC A For the classically inclined, SCA welcomes back the Lumina String Quartet’s Chamber Music Institute for Young Musicians. The program offers a unique opportunity for area music students selected by competitive audition to hone their skills in an intensive series of workshops led by members of the Norwalk-based Lumina String Quartet, one of Connecticut’s premier chamber ensembles. Students receive chamber music coaching, private lessons and master classes, with each of the two week sessions culminating in weekend concert performances open to the public featuring student quartets performing works by such composers as Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. Week-long sessions run from August 7 thru 20 with concerts on August 13 and 20. Both student workshop proStamford Center for the Arts’ Community ReachOut program takes center stage this Summer as SCA’s Palace Theater and Rich Forum play host to young area musicians in two Summer workshop programs. Returning to SCA’s stages this Summer is the popular jazz workshop program for area high school and middle school students, Young Artists Summer Jazz Workshop 2006. The two-week seminar, co-sponsored by Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic and SCA’s ReachOut program, returns for its 14th season of classes in jazz theory, improvisation, rehearsals and performances, with master classes taught by prominent jazz recording artists, including John Mastroianni and Joyce DiCamillo. The summer jazz program runs from July 24 through August 4, and pre-registration is required.

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grams are presented under the aegis of Stamford Center for the Arts’ ReachOut program, which is dedicated to fulfilling SCA’s mission of serving the community, educating new audiences, and “reaching out” to diverse communities through the performing arts. For further information on the Summer Jazz Workshop call Joyce DiCamillo at 203.532.1278. And for additional information on the Lumina String Quartet Chamber Music Institute for Young Musicians call Asya Meshberg at 203.655.8543 or visit SCA’s website at:

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Stamford Theatre Works was established in 1988 as a not-forprofit, tax-exempt, resident professional theatre for the purpose of producing original productions of contemporary plays. Now in our 18th season, and recognized as one of the most important professional theatres in our Southwestern ConnecticutWestchester County region, STW has evolved into a diversified theatre-arts organization, with a mission to make a variety of low-cost, high quality theatre productions and educational activities available to every segment of our greater-community on a year-round basis. STW’s intimate 150-seat barn theatre in Stamford is home to all of our programs which annually serve over 16,000 regional theatre patrons and students. STW has an annual subscription base of over 1,500 season subscribers, and is a frequent recipient of the Connecticut Critics Circle annual


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theatre awards, including the Critics Circle’s highest award in 1997 for STW’s “Outstanding Contribution to Connecticut Theatre.” STW’s Full-Production Play Program produces five (5) professional full-productions of 105 performances per year, from September– June. The program includes our annual Great American Composer Salute, which this June will present The Music of Tin Pan Alley (June 7–25). The program also features our annual celebration of Black History Month, which this year’s National Pastime commemorated Jackie Robinson’s historical breaking of the “color-line” in Major League Baseball. National Pastime set an all-time record for STW audience attendance! Our STW Purple Cow Children’s Theatre, currently performing, makes Saturday performances of children’s shows available to kids from ages of 3 to 8. Purple Cow

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sponsored by the Healthcare Marketing Report. A.P. Construction Co., a construction management and general contracting firm, and a division of The Ashforth Co., contributed $10,000 to the new Mill River Playground in Stamford.

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Left to Right: Donald Kelly, partner, Route 22/Post Road Entertainment; Lance Root, founding partner, Route 22 Restaurant Armonk, N.Y. and Stamford, CT; Peter Crumbine, Selectman, Greenwich, CT; Michael Freimuth, Director of Economic Development, Stamford, CT; Mike LoDolce, founding partner, Route 22 Restaurant; Todd Kozakowski, partner, Route 22/Post Road Entertainment; and Albert Silverman, partner, Route 22/Post Road Entertainment pictured at the ribbon cutting ceremony at Route 22 Restaurant in Stamford, CT.

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Donna Gilbert joined the Stamford office of Prudential Connecticut Realty as a Realtor.

Awards & Recognition
Stamford and Westhill High School students will receive a total of $1,150 in scholarship assistance from KARL Chevrolet HUMMER at awards banquets this spring. Recipients will be selected by the schools. These contributions are the portions of the $3,850 the New Canaan Dealership will present this spring to help area high school seniors pursue higher education. Stamford Hospital received five first-place communications awards in the 2006 Lamplighter Awards competition sponsored by the New England Society for Healthcare Communications and three advertising awards in the 2006 Healthcare Advertising Awards competition

Nearly 300 guests recently gathered at the Route 22 Restaurant’s grand opening celebration. The “invitation only” affair celebrated the generosity of the many sponsors, supporters, and friends of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Stamford and Greenwich. Located in Stamford’s Grade A Shoprite Center, they ensure an enjoyable dining experience

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IFM Productions, LLC
Iggy Makarevich, Owner
67 Valley Road Cos Cob, CT 06807 (203) 661-9326

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by offering hearty all-American food, menu items for kids of all ages, and plenty of fun for the whole family. Dr. Brian Yomtov, holder of board certifications in chiropractic and acupuncture, and one of a select group of board certified Applied Kinesiologists in Fairfield County, has brought his comprehensive patient care to Stamford with the opening of Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness, LLC at 47 Oak Street. As its name implies, Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness was founded on the belief that health concerns deserve more than isolated solutions. Choyce Peterson announced the following transactions:

Dr. Yomtov manually tests patients’ muscle during examinations to determine how their body is functioning.

◆ Martin Lucas & Chioffi, a law firm, leased 8,535 square feet of space at 177 Broad St., Stamford.

◆ Columbus IT Partner USA, Inc., a technology consulting company, subleased 3,839 square feet of space at 750 Washington Blvd., Stamford.

Business Expansion
The Restaurant at Waters Edge Resort and Spa, located in Westbrook launched its new summer dinner menu. Executive Chef Nick Muce was inspired by his Mediterranean ancestry and used this as the underlying theme. Sunday Brunch is a culinary extravaganza. Reservations are definitely recommended. (860) 399-5901.


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Stamford to Host International Sports Competition in August
The normally very calm and quiet mid-August streets of Stamford will come alive this summer from August 13–18 when the City of Stamford and the Stamford Jewish Community Center play host to the JCC Maccabi Games.
Over 1,300 Jewish teenagers, 250 adult site visits to Stamford by representatives from the site selection committee of coaches and delegation heads, and thousands JCC Association and a myriad of questions, the Stamford JCC and the City of of spectators from 44 communities through- Stamford were selected to serve as a 2006 host community, becoming the smallGary S. Lipman out the United States, Canada, Europe, South est community ever to host the JCC Maccabi Games. The economic impact of this venture on Stamford is measured in the millions America and Israel will make Stamford their home for nearly a week during this international celebration of sports, social of dollars. For the week of the Games, coaches, delegation heads, and spectators have already booked over 2,000 room nights at major action, Jewish pride and identity building. downtown Stamford hotels. In addition, restaurants, Planning for the Stamford 2006 JCC Maccabi bars and shopping destinations throughout Stamford Games has been more than a two year effort, with …restaurants, bars and can expect a windfall during what is normally a quiet the Stamford JCC first beginning the exploratory period in the tourism industry. The participating effort in the spring of 2004. After a careful study of shopping destinations youth athletes will be staying with over 400 local host the JCC’s own capacity to raise the necessary funds families, all of whom can be expected to increase their and recruit the volunteers and host families necesthroughout Stamford can local spending in order to provide the very best in sary to pull off this venture, the Center’s leadership Stamford hospitality to the visitors. met with Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy, Director of expect a windfall… The Stamford 2006 JCC Maccabi Games present Economic Development Michael Freimuth, and other an amazing opportunity for everyone in Stamford to city officials in the fall of 2004. Receiving an enthusiastic thumbs up from the Mayor and his executive team, and pledges of support show off the city’s natural beauty, business efficiency and strong sense of comfrom the local business community, the JCC submitted its final bid to the Jewish munity not only to domestic audiences but also to an international crowd. In Community Center Association in New York near the end of 2004. After several addition to representatives from major US cities, delegations will be coming from Great Britain, Poland, Argentina, Venezuela, Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal, and U.S. GAME SYSTEMS, INC. invites you to ... Israel. Mark your calendar now for one day of card playing and community fun! During the day, athletes will be participating in ten Save the date: Saturday, June 24th, 2006 different sports competitions Westin Hotel, Stamford, Connecticut (baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis, swimming, golf, table ROUDLY CELEBRATING over 38 years of tennis, dance, bowling, and producing specialty card decks and card track) at various public and games, U.S. Games Systems, Inc., is pleased to private venues throughout invite the community to participate in a special Stamford and the other comday of card playing and family fun. munities of Lower Fairfield County. Evenings are filled The exciting event features our bestselling Wizard® with gala social and recreCard Game, played with a unique 60-card deck ational activities at major despublished by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. tinations throughout the area. Everyone who enjoys card games is welcome to register. There’s no entrance fee. But the Stamford 2006 JCC Maccabi Games are about U.S. Games Systems, Inc. will be giving out prizes, souvenirs, and refreshments. something more important To assure a place, be sure to register in advance on our website than sports and parties… the or contact Agnes at U.S. Games Systems, (203) 353-8400, extension 300. Games also teach the young athletes about the Jewish value of tikun olam (repairing the world) and the importance of 179 Ludlow Street, Stamford, Connecticut 06902 giving back to the community. On Tuesday and Wednesday, 203-353-8400 ~ 14



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Welcome New Members
Action International
Daniel Sullivan, Business Coach
303 Rocky Rapids Road Stamford, CT 06903 (203) 609-0570 (203) 609-0670 harmful pesticides. Our products are enviromently friendly & safe for your family & pets.


Food Service
We are an operating division of the Compass Group and the largest contract food service in the world. We specialize in cafeteria and vending services.

Eastern Land Management, Inc.
Bruce T. Moore, Sr., President
246 Selleck Street Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 316-5433 (203) 316-5434

FedEx Kinko’s
Richard Hill, Center Manager
81 Summer Street Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 357-1100 (203) 357-1800

Bank Street Events
Ted Steen, Owner
65 Bank Street Stamford, CT 06901 (203) 325-2739 (203) 975-8728

Business Coaching
I provide business owners with assistance and training in meeting both business and personal goals, while increasing profits.

David Lerner Assoc.
Braeden Ziegler, Financial Advisor
1540 Post Road Darien, CT 06820 (203) 655-3520 Ext:1240 (203) 655-4313

Landscape Contractors
A complete line of landscape management services to the commercial market.

Mailing Services
FedEx Kinko’s is your most complete and fastest printing solution, from business cards to banners. Let us print your everlasting future.

Banquet Facilities
For a spectacular party or event in downtown Stamford, Bank Street is a beautiful 1913 Beaux Arts building offering space for 15 to 250 people.

Artscape, LLC
Mike G. Papa,Member Partner
49 Bouton Street East Stamford, CT 06907 (203) 252-1954 (203) 322-7027

FedEx Kinko’s
81 Summer Street Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 968-8100 (203) 968-6041

Higgins Group/Stamford
Jason Kinard, Managing Partner
1258 Bedford Street Stamford, CT 06905

Financial Services

Canteen Vending/Compass Group
Veronica McCluskey, Regional Sales Director
155 Industrial Park Road Middletown, CT 06457 (860) 745-1571 (860) 745-1707

Natural & Affordable lawn care service, developing beautiful lawns using Quality Compost, Organic Fertilizers & Compost Tea - no

An investment firm established in 1976, specializing in conservative investments. We assist individuals and small business owners in planning for retirement and helping to build and preserve their assets.

Mailing Services
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Real Estate
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each teenage athlete will take a half-day time out from their sport of choice to participate in the Day of Caring, Day of Sharing. Through wonderful collaborations with some of the JCC’s United Way partners and with the City of Stamford, JCC Maccabi Games’ participants will work on various social action projects throughout the city, all specially designed to help make Stamford a better place to live, to work, and to play. Planning for the Games has been an incredible experience with well over 250 volunteers, JCC staff professionals and Stamford city officials actively engaged in the process. With only eleven weeks to go until the culmination of this effort, it won’t be long now until the entire Stamford community gets in the Games!


Company Recognition
Airtech of Stamford Inc.
John DeLelle, President
21 Anthony St. Stamford 06902 (203) 323-395 Fax: (203) 323-4605


Companies who are committed to Stamford’s Business Community
BusinessFilm International
Julian Padowicz, President
1397 Hope St., Stamford 06907 (203) 968-2255 Fax: (203) 968-2255 Audio Production & Publication We provide a weekly list of new homeowners in Stamford and Greenwich.

Executive Offices

An Executive Suite with offices arranged in varying sizes we also offer our “ Executive Image Plan” designed for the business professional who needs to project an image, but does not require full time office or its costs.

122 Palmers Hill Road Stamford 06902 (203) 323-2323 Fax: (203) 323-6437

GFS, Inc.
Stephen Glick, President
P.O. Box 581 Orange 06477 (203) 795-9756 Fax: (203) 799-6701

Retirement Residences

Heating-Air Conditioning Service & Installation
Commercial and residential heating, airconditioning and ventilation.

Crescent Entertainment
Tony Brown, President
36 White Oak Lane Stamford 06905 (203) 322-6579 Fax: (203) 322-6579

Edgehill is an upscale retirement community with three components: Independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care for qualified residents.

Insurance Agents & Brokers

Goodway Printing & Graphics Inc.
Louis Aita, President
135 Bedford St. Stamford 06901 (203) 324-7319 Fax: (203) 324-6401

AJM Real Estate Services, Inc.
Anthony Matteis, RPA
P.O. Box 3281 Stamford 06905 (203) 353-8133 Fax: (203) 359-1960

Cartervine, Inc.
Edward DeSantis, Managing Partner
124 Vine Rd. Stamford 06905 (203) 570-9664 Fax: (646) 349-5479

Equity Corporate Housing
Patrick Flynn, General Manager
733 Summer Street Stamford 06901 (203) 961-9389 Fax: (203) 961-8686

Television Movie Distributor

Distributor of feature length motion pictures.


Real Estate-Commercial

Graphic Designers

Property management, commercial & residential brokerage, & construction supervision.

Marketing and design company specializing in unique and effective message delivery techniques.

Crystal Rock Water
Gene Monte, Manager
313 Long Ridge Rd. Stamford 06902 (800) 525-0070 Fax: (203) 327-4213


Fully furnished apartments for short or long term stays in and around Stamford, Norwalk, White Plains and New York City.

Quality offset printing, black & white digital printing on demand, 35 years in Stamford, we can handle your job from concept to finished product.

Avalon Corners
Kate Koda, Community Manager
1455 Washington Blvd. Stamford 06902 (203) 708-0000 Fax: (203) 961-0210

Community Economic Development Fund
Donna Wertenbach, President/CEO
430 New Park Avenue, 2nd Floor West Hartford 06110-1142 (860) 249-3800 Fax: (860) 249-2500

Greenwich Hospital Equity Office
Neisha Natale, General Manager
281 Tresser Blvd., 4th Fl. Stamford 06901 (203) 327-9387 Fax: (203) 359-1455

George Pawlush, Vice President, Public Relations
5 Perryridge Rd. Greenwich 06830 (203) 863-3000 Fax: (203)863-3954

Bottled Water, Coolers, Coffee & Soda Distributors


Luxury apartment rentals.

Economic Development

Bartlett Tree Experts
Kenneth J. Karp, Vice President of Marketing
1290 East Main St. Stamford 06902 (203) 323-1131 Fax: (203) 323-5690

CEDF promotes community economic development through support of start up and existing small business offering non traditional, flexible small business loans.

One stop total refreshment services. Bottled Water, Water Coolers, Office Coffee Service, Soda and Snack Vending.

Real Estate-Commercial

Health Services

Delcath Systems, Inc.
M. S. Koly, President
1100 Summer St. Stamford 06905 (203) 969-7400 Fax: (203) 961-0120

Fairfield Inn
Charles Weisenbach, General Manager
135 Harvard Ave. Stamford 06902 (203) 357-7100 Fax: (203) 358-9332

Tree Service

Coppola & Sons Construction Co. Inc.
Emilio Coppola, Owner
74 Old Mill Lane Stamford 06902-1027 (203) 869-9600 Fax: (203) 353-0360

Notable Specialists and Departments: Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Women’s and Children’s Health, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Home Care and Hospice Program, Geriatric Health, Breast Care Center and Endoscopy Center.

All phases of tree care: residential and commercial. Services include pruning, fertilization, insect, and disease suppression and soil analysis.

Medical Products/Services

Hotels & Motels

A development stage company founded for the purpose of developing and marketing a proprietary drug delivery system.

The Fairfield Inn is a 158 room limited service hotel, which has complimentary continental breakfast and free high speed internet access. Conveniently located off Exit 6 form I-95.

Harley Davidson of Stamford
Fritz Blau, President
575-579 Pacific St. Stamford 06902 (203) 975-1985 Fax: (203)975-1991

Bull’s Head Printers At Landmark Sq.
Jesse Trevino, Vice President, CEO
70 Atlantic St. Stamford 06901 (203) 325-2697 Fax: (203) 348-0216


Mason Contractors, General Contractors, Construction Managers, Builders, and Developers.

Doran Brothers Moving & Self Storage
Jeffrey J. Wholey, President
815 East Main St. Stamford 06902 (203) 328-9656 Fax: (203) 328-9655

Fordham Marble, Inc.
Deirdre Fahy
421 Fairfield Ave. Stamford 06902 (203) 348-5088 Fax: (203) 348-4458

Motorcycle Dealers

Motorcycle sales, service and accessories.

Corporate Centres
Michelle Merlo, General Manager
700 Canal St., 3rd Fl., Stamford 06902-5921 (203) 328-3737 Fax: (203) 328-3738

Heide & Company, LLC
Tom Heide, President
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Moving & Storage Company

Granite-Marble Contractors


Helping companies grow since 1975.

Robert Newcomer, Executive Director

Fordham Marble, 100 years tradition of fine fabrication of natural stone, kitchen countertops, bath rooms, foyers fireplaces and more.

New Members,
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(203) 323-2542 Fax: (203) 977-8316

Mezzapelle & Associates, LLC.
Michael G. Mezzapelle, CPA, CFP
700 Canal St. Stamford 06902 (203) 357-1099 Fax: (203) 977-8169

tional, non-residential and offers 37 Associates degree and 25 Certificate programs.

Regus Business Centre
David Box, General Manager
263 Tresser Blvd, 9th Fl. Stamford 06901 (203) 564-1400 Fax: (203) 564-1402

P & G Beauty
Patrice Louvet, Vice President, Global Hair Colorants
1 Blachley Rd. Stamford 06922 (203) 357-5000 Fax: (203) 316-2201


Senior Management Advisory Services

Senior Management service in raising capital, finance, acquisition, divestiture/sales and functional operating areas including strategy.

Accountants-Certified Public

Italian restaurant serving community since 1947. Excellent food, moderately priced. In house & catered out. Delivery available.

Office Space Rental Service

Montana for Men
Michael Warde, Owner
1 Bank Street Stamford 06901 (203) 964-1234 Fax: (203) 969-0415

Peter Suchy Jeweler
Peter Suchy, Owner
1137 High Ridge Rd. Stamford 06905-1203 (203) 327-0024 Fax: (203) 322-6205

Holiday Inn Select
Christopher Frazza, Director of Catering
700 Main St. Stamford 06901 (203) 358-8400 Fax: (203) 358-8872

Haircolor Manufacturer

Regus is the worlds largest provider of ready to use offices and meeting rooms. Here in Stamford and 750 worldwide.

Barber Shops

Large manufacturer and office facility where haircolor and other haircare products are manufactured. The site also serves as headquarters for the Clairol organizations.

Sheraton Stamford Hotel
Brian Macaluso, Director of Sales & Marketing
2701 Summer St. Stamford 06905 (203) 359-1300 Fax: (203) 348-7937


Hotels & Motels

Full service hotel with guest rooms, suites, a restaurant, lounge and banquets/catering facilities. AAA rated.

A full service gentlemen’s grooming center- offering haircuts, manicures, pedicure, hot shaves and a full array of fine shaving products.

Park Square West
Jennifer Hoysradt, Leasing Director
101 Summer St. Stamford 06901 (203) 353-9000 Fax: (203) 353-9200

Peter Suchy Jewelers is one of Connecticut’s most prominent antique and estate jewelry dealers.

David M. Demarest, President
31 River Drive East Norwalk 06855 (203) 838-7900 Fax: (203) 855-1869

Hotels & Motels

Norwalk Community College King & Low-Heywood Thomas School (KLHT)
Tamara Cannan, Director, Marketing & Communications
1450 Newfield Ave. Stamford 06905 (203) 322-3496 Fax: (203) 461-9988

Dr. David L. Levinson, President
188 Richards Ave. Norwalk 06854-1655 (203) 857-7000 Fax: (203) 857-7388

Full service hotel. Available for conventions, weddings, board meetings, holiday parties and social functions from 10 guests to 1500 guests.

Residential Property Management and Marketing

Apartment rentals (luxury) and residential property management.

Leigh Shemitz, Executive Director
Cove Island Park 1281 Cove Rd., Stamford 06902 (203) 323-1978 Fax: (203) 967-8306 continued on page 18


Advertising & Graphic Design


Independent school, grades PreK through 12, serving lower Fairfield and Westchester County. Coed. college preparatory.

NCC is a state affiliated Community College which serves a student body of 10,817 credit and non-credit students. The College is co-educa-

Pellicci’s Restaurant
Anthony Pellicci, Vice President
96-98 Stillwater Ave. Stamford 06902

Powerful advertising that cuts through and sells. Latest example: campaign for Stamford EMS - contributions up 60%, despite sick economy.

Long Ridge Limousine, LLC
Luis Da Cunha, President P.O. Box 16181, Stamford 06905 (203) 324-1995 Fax: (203) 324-1855 Limousine Service Executive transportation to the tristate airports.

A Total Health Solution For Your Business
• Walk-in Care of Work-Related Injuries • Physical Exams for Employment • Aviation Medical Exams • Diving Exams • Drug and Alcohol Testing • Executive Physicals • Physical Therapy Services • Travel Medicine • Corporate Wellmess Programs • 24 hr Coordination with Norwalk Hospital Emergency Department for work Injury Care

Mauro Fidaleo Construction, LLC
Mauro Fidaleo, President
62 Stanton Dr. Stamford 06902 (203) 961-1114 Fax: (203) 969-0429

Mason Contractor

All masonry, marble, granite & stonework. Does masonry construction, marble and granite fabrication.

Chris Trefz, Owner
25 Bedford St. Stamford 06901-1908 (203) 357-8044
520 West Ave Norwalk, CT 06850 Phone: 203: 852-2417 Fax: 203-852-2310


Community Corner
Stamford Theatre Works Presents: Great American Composer Salute


The Music of TIN PAN ALLEY
Created By David Bishop & Shawn Churchman

June 7–25, 2006
Where America’s greatest composers began, and where America’s popular music was born! With special focus on the era of 1910 - 1930, featuring the music of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, and many more! Stamford Theatre Works 200 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford • Box Office: (203) 359-4414

The Volunteer Center of Southwestern Fairfield County will honor Anne M. Mulcahy, CEO of Xerox, with the Heart of Gold Award on June 15, 2006, at dinner at the Greenwich Hyatt.

Anne M. Mulcahy

Company Recognition
Companies who are committed to Stamford’s Business Community (continued from page 17)

Non-Profit Organization
An education organization dedicated to protecting Long Island Sound, the environment through hands-on learning at the SoundWaters Coastal Center in Cove Island Park, on the 80 ft schooner SoundWaters and at fieldsites.

Stamford Theatre Works
Steve Karp, Managing Director
95 Atlantic St. Stamford 06901 (203) 359-4414 Fax: (203) 356-1846 www.stamfordtheatresworks.or

Super-regional shopping mall with over 120 stores, including MACY’S and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Full service insurance agency writing commercial, personal, life, health & disability insurance, and long term care and financial planning.

Stamford 06905 (203) 356-0022 Fax: (203) 357-9195

Mailing Services

Stamford Wine & Liquors
Bill Gerardi Jr., Owner/President
583 Newfield Aven. Stamford 06905 (203) 357-7791 Fax: (203) 358-8878

The Relocation Group
Peter Rosato, Managing Partner
1872 Bedford St. Stamford 06905 (203) 324-5300 Fax: (203) 324-5350

Cultural Organizations
Stamford’s year-round, resident professional theatre, producing contemporary plays and musicals, the STW Purple Cow Children’s Theatre, and the STW School for the Performing Arts.

Complete mailing and shipping services from next day air to international. Custom packing and crating. Mail receiving and forwarding.

Stamford Hospital
Pam Koprowski, Corporate Director, Public Affairs
P.O. Box 9317 Stamford 06904-9317 (203) 276-7784 Fax: (203) 276-7905

William Pitt Real Estate
Paul Breunich, Managing Partner
1266 East Main St., Ste. 5 Stamford 06902-3546 (203) 327-5353 Fax: (203) 326-5377

Wine & Liquor Stores

Real Estate-Rentals/Sales
Full service real estate corporation handling everything from rentals to sales specializing in corporate relocation both domestically and internationally.

Stamford Town Center
Michael McAndrews, General Manager
100 Greyrock Pl. Stamford 06901 (203) 356-9700 Fax: (203) 359-9942

The Insurance Exchange, Inc.
Ronnie Wiederlight, General Manager
25 Third St. Stamford 06905-5128 (203) 358-8302 Fax: (203) 356-0254


Real Estate-Residential

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needs of our communities.

Stamford Hospital provides a broad range of high quality health and

The UPS Store 0706
Louis E. Mitchell, Owner
65 High Ridge Rd.

Insurance Agents & Brokers

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Andor Capital Davis Family Deloitte & Touche LLP Ernst & Young LLP First County Bank Gartner GE Commercial Finance Holbrook Family & Friends J.M. Wright Technical High School KPMG LLP Legg Mason M Cubed Technologies Marsh USA Norwalk Neighbors Peyser Chiropractic Pitney Bowes Inc. PMCC PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Roxbury Elementary School The ADVOCATE/Greenwich Time UST Wachovia Bank Xerox Corporation

Affinion Group All the Best Spirits AMF Rip Van Winkle Lanes Angel Commercial, L.L.C. Auto Spa Backstreet Restaurant Beach House Café Bella Nonna Bennett’s Steak and Fish House Best Buy Biersdorf Inc. Blockbuster Video Bri-Al Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages Café Bria Cherrystreet East Chuck’s Steak House Colony Florist, Inc. Conair Corporation County TV & Appliance Curtain Call, Inc. Dairy Queen Deloitte & Touche USA LLP Equity Office Properties Ernst & Young LLP FactSet Research Systems Inc. Fairfield County Bank First County Bank General Re Corporation Goodway Printing and Graphics Gus Sclafani Corporation Hope Pizza Restaurant Icco Cheese JJ Goods Trading Company KPMG LLP Liz Sue Bagels Merrill Lynch New Alliance Bank People’s Bank Pepperidge Farm Inc. Peyser Chiropractic Playtex Products Inc. Robert A. Praid, D.M.D. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Shop Rite - Grade A Brad Shwidock, D.M.D. SoBe Beverages Splash Car Wash Stamford Florist Stamford Town Center State Farm Insurance Stew Leonard’s Stepping Stones Museum Sundown Saloon TCBY TEREX Thataway Café The ADVOCATE/Greenwich Time The Ginger Man The Savings Bank Life Insurance Co. Titan Sports U.S. Computer Connection, LLC Valbella!! Webster Bank, N.A. Wilton Deli Xerox Corporation Zotos International Inc.

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