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Bill Rancic Headlines Connecticut Executive Choice Awards

October 11, 2011

First Annual Event Honors Business Leaders in New Haven and Hartford Counties

The first-ever Connecticut Executive Choice Awards were held Sept. 15 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The event, designed to honor business leaders in the Hartford and New Haven counties, recognized Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman; Paul McCraven, Senior Vice President of Community Development at First Niagara Financial Group; and Jim Torgerson,President and CEO of The United Illuminating Company for their significant contributions to the business, civic and cultural betterment of our community. Bill Rancic, winner of the first season of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice,” served as keynote speaker. For more information on the Connecticut Executive Choice Awards, please visitwww.ctfightsMS.org

Lisa and Bill

Lisa Gerrol, president of the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, poses with reality television celebrity Bill Rancic at the first-ever Connecticut Executive Choice Awards held at the Aqua Turf inPlantsville.   Rancic, the original winner of NBC’s primetime television show The Apprentice, served as keynote speaker at the awards event, which was hosted by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. The Connecticut Executive Choice Awards, which raised more than $40,000, recognizes Hartford and New Haven business leaders who have made significant contributions to business, civic and community betterment. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, visit www.ctfightsMS.org

 

 

 

 

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PHOTO CREDIT: Richard Esposito

From left to right: Lisa Gerrol, president of the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter; John W. Betkoski, III, vice chairman, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Utility Control; and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Connecticut; pose at the first-ever Connecticut Executive Choice Awards (CECA) held at the Aqua Turf in PlantsvilleThursday, Sept. 15. Wyman, a long-time supporter of the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, is a 2011 CECA award recipient. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Wyman is Connecticut’s 108th lieutenant governor.  Betkoski, who resides in Beacon Falls, was recently named to chair the chapter’s board of trustees and served on the 2011 CECA Advisory Council as a co-chair. The Connecticut Executive Choice Awards, which raised more than $40,000, recognizes Hartford and New Haven business leaders who have made significant contributions to business, civic and community betterment. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, visit www.ctfightsMS.org

 

Jim Torgerson

 

From left to right: Anthony Rescigno, president of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce; Lisa Gerrol, president of the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter; and James Torgerson, president and CEO at UIL Holdings Corporation; pose at the first-ever Connecticut Executive Choice Awards (CECA) held at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville Thursday, Sept. 15. Torgerson is a 2011 CECA award recipient. Headquartered in New Haven, UIL Holdings Corp., is a diversified energy delivery company serving a total of 690,000 electric and natural gas utility customers in 66 communities across two states. The corporation is the parent company for The United Illuminating Company, Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation, The Southern Connecticut Gas Company  and The Berkshire Gas Company, each more than 100 years old.Rescigno was on the 2011 CECA advisory council and named an honorary chair. The Connecticut Executive Choice Awards, which raised more than $40,000, recognizes Hartford and New Haven business leaders who have made significant contributions to business, civic and community betterment. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.

 

 

billl and carbone
PHOTO CREDIT: Richard Esposito

 Joe Carbone, New Haven, poses with reality television celebrity Bill Rancic at the first-ever Connecticut Executive Choice Awards held at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. Carbone, who is president and CEO of The Workplace in Bridgeport, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 15 years ago. Rancic, the original winner of NBC’s primetime television show The Apprentice, served as keynote speaker at the awards event, which was hosted by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. The Connecticut Executive Choice Awards, which raised more than $40,000, recognizes Hartford and New Haven business leaders who have made significant contributions to business, civic and community betterment. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, visit www.ctfightsMS.org

 

 

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PHOTO CREDIT: Richard Esposito

 

From left to right: James Torgerson, president and CEO at UIL Holdings Corporation; Lisa Gerrol, president of the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter; Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman; Paul McCraven, Senior Vice President of Community Development at First Niagara Financial Group; and reality television celebrity Bill Rancic pose at the first-ever CECA awards at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Torgerson, Wyman, and McCraven were honored at the event  for their significant contributions to the business, civic and cultural betterment of our community. Bill Rancic, winner of the first season of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice,” served as keynote speaker. For more information on the Connecticut Executive Choice Awards, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org

10/11/2011

About the Connecticut Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Connecticut Chapter strives to provide knowledge and assistance to help people with MS and their families maintain the highest possible quality of life. These goals are achieved through vital national and local programs.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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