On Monday, April 24, 2017, Marilyn Risi, Executive Director, Upper Albany Main Street and the University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center presented to six members of the Open World Leadership Center (OWLC). The OWLC aims to connect global leaders to congress in order to create a more secure world. Marilyn Risi spoke about the Micro Business Incubator (MBI), Route 44 Safety Improvement Project and the Commercial Facade Improvement Program that are currently taking place in North Hartford.
Upper Albany Main Street would like to congratulate Savlin Shoes on 90 years of business. Located in Connecticut’s capital, Salvin Shoes has been in the game since the mid ’90s and is a go-to spot for some of the best Jordan, Nike or New Balance products. They also boast a wide array of many other great footwear brands with gear to match as well. Since its founding in 1927 Salvin Shoes has been family owned and managed by Bobby Alves and Joan Shoham. To celebrate this milestone, Salvin Shoes will host an in-store event on August 18, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 1307 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. In attendance will be Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and DJ Clark Kent from New York City.
On Thursday, March 16, 2017, Upper Albany Main Street (UAMS) proudly honored Dr. Walter Harrison’s retirement as President of the University of Hartford. Board Members thanked him for his contributions in sustaining the mission and vision of the agency. Those in attendance celebrated his leadership and involvement as a Board Member of major institutions, organizations and agencies in greater Hartford.
In accepting our Distinguished Service Award and a CT State Assembly Proclamation on behalf of Representative Matthew Ritter, Dr. Harrison spoke about the mentorship he received from various community leaders. He also shared memories of his experiences working with Margery Steinberg, Professor Emerita of the University of Hartford, Marilyn Risi, Executive Director, UAMS and Nadine Francis-West, Board Secretary, UAMS and other members of the community.
Upper Albany Main Street is grateful for Dr. Walter Harrison’s 19 years of leadership and support of the mission and vision of our program. We look forward to the future while recognizing that President Harrison will leave a legacy of leadership that is second to none.
Hello Hartford Community, supporters, and merchants! Upper Albany Main Street has been nominated for the CT Entrepreneurship Award and we would like your votes!
- Vote for UAMS here
- Click the green link “Vote For Upper Albany Main Street”
Thank you for your time and consideration. Voting closes April 7, 2017.