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Name of the Organization
Start Community Bank
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Patti Scussel
Job Title
Vice President, Community & Business Development
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Early Childhood, Aging\Elderly Services, Youth, Food Assistance, Energy Assistance, Career Assistance, Housing Assistance, Shelter, Health, Education, Adult Education, Financial Literacy, Advocacy, Arts, Economic Development
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Community Development

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Nonprofit Legislative Priorities - From the GNH Chamber's NP Council

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 3:17pm 0 Comments

We have been told by people in Hartford that it would be very helpful if nonprofits in New Haven (and indeed throughout the state) contacted Senator Martin Looney as soon as possible in support of revised Senate Bill 127, An Act Concerning Updates to the Neighborhood Assistance Act.  Can you help us get the word out to our colleagues? 


We have been trying to get the improvements contained in this revised bill for years now and finally, it looks like it might happen.  But we…


Free Filing Cabinets

Posted on May 5, 2011 at 11:44am 0 Comments

The Chamber would like to donate two beige four-drawer filing cabinets and one of the black four-drawer filing cabinets to one of our nonprofit members. (We also have a bankers box full of pendaflex filing folders of every color. We’d also like to offer those up to anyone who would want them.)

Whoever wants the filing cabinets must pick them up on Monday, May 9. (Preferably before noon.)

 Thanks! Patti


Patricia A. Scussel

Executive Director



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