Countdown to CRMA Annual Awards Luncheon is on!

Make Sure you Send in your Registration

Ask the Governor a Question

Capitol News and Notes

Retail News and Notes

  • As we go to press with this week’s FF, we are entering the final countdown to our Annual Awards Luncheon.
  • The CRMA big event this year will be held on Oct 16th at the Bushnell Theater in downtown Hartford and we can’t wait!
  • We will be honoring 2 great retailers and an outstanding public servant.
  • Pilgrim Furniture & Mattress City is this year’s winner of the CRMA Retailer of the Year The Retailer of the Year is the highest honor that CRMA can bestow upon a retail and Pilgrim Furniture is a worthy winner of the award.
  • Not only are they a 3rd generation family run retailer; they enjoy an exceptional reputation with outstanding customer service, employee relations and a reputation for giving back to the communities they work in.
  • We are looking forward to honoring Pilgrim Furniture & Mattress City at our luncheon.
  • We also will be honoring a new entry into the retail scene in CT; one that is rapidly expanding, fulfilling customer needs.
  • This year, we will be honoring Your CBD Store, with a special award, our CRMA Emerging Retailer of the Year.
  • Your CBD Store has eight retail locations in the State, and they have quickly put down strong roots in the communities where their stores are located. We are excited to honor them as well.
  • Finally, we will be recognizing Rep. Jason Rojas (D) East Hartford, as our Legislator of the Year.
  • Rojas is a dedicated public servant in all the right ways. He is always thinking of how he can do his job so that it has a positive impact on the State.
  • For CRMA, Jason’s door is always open, and he is understanding and helpful in our efforts to advocate for retailers at the State Capitol.
  • Rep Rojas joins, Sen. Len Fasano (R) North Haven and Rep. Vin Candelaria (R) North Branford as recent recipients of the CRMA Legislator of the Year award.
  • And oh yeah, we almost forgot – Governor Lamont will be joining us as well!
  • Make sure you send your registration in today!
  • With that great lineup for lunch, we urge you to make your reservation TODAY!
  • Attendance is filling up, so we don’t want you to miss out.

Ask the Governor a Question

  • After you have registered for the lunch, send us a question that you would like us to ask the Governor.
  • Governor Lamont will give us some remarks and then take a few questions from the audience and we want to make sure that we ask what’s on YOUR mind and what better way to do that then by asking YOU to send us your question.
  • So, email cathy@crmaonline.com after you register so that your question for the Governor gets included.

Capitol News and Notes

  • In non-political news, this week CT experienced a terrible tragedy with the plane crash at Bradley Airport. The Hartford Courant, as usual, does a great job on the story. You can go here to read that.
  • Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman’s son Matt is trying to follow in his fathers’ footsteps. The difference being he is trying in another State. You can here to read that.
  • One of our favorite sites to visit for updates about all things politics in CT is CT News Junkie.

Retail News and Notes