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Middlesex Chamber of Commerce to Honor CT National Guard

Submitted by Sierra Lopez.

(Middletown, CT.)  Chairman Tom Byrne of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that the chamber will honor the Connecticut National Guard with the AT&T Veteran Support Champion of the Year Award.

The award will be presented at the 19th Annual Support the Troops and Honor the Veterans Member Breakfast Meeting on Monday, November 2, 2020. The chamber looks forward to welcoming Major General Francis J. Evon, Jr. as keynote speaker.

The Member Breakfast Meeting, sponsored by Middlesex Health, will be held virtually for the first time in its history. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m.

The AT&T Veteran Support Champion of the Year Award is presented annually to a business or organization that supports active duty military personnel, veterans, and their families through employment, philanthropy, spousal support, and other means.

Chamber President Larry McHugh noted, “We are so proud of the work that the Connecticut National Guard has done during this very challenging 2020. From pandemic response, to storm response, and more, the guard has been there for the citizens of our state. We look forward to honoring their service, and are honored to have Gen. Evon as our speaker for the event.”

Major General Evon is the Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard. He is responsible to the Governor and the Chief, National Guard Bureau, for providing operationally trained, equipped and mission-ready forces to support both U.S. mobilization requirements and state emergency operations to include developing and coordinating counter terrorism and domestic preparedness contingencies for the State of Connecticut. 


Advance registration required, please register online:

For more information, please visit or contact chamber Vice President Jeff Pugliese at 860-347-6924 or

About the Chamber- The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic business organization with over 2,175 members that employ over 50,000 people. Our chamber represents businesses of all sizes and industry sectors, from Fortune 500 companies to micro businesses, and we are committed to promoting a positive business climate in Middlesex County.

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