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    Daniel Matos Joins Liberty Bank as SVP & In-House Legal Counsel


    (Middletown, Conn., October 26, 2020) – David W. Glidden, President & CEO of Liberty Bank of Middletown, Connecticut, today announced the hiring of Daniel S. Matos of West Hartford, Connecticut, who joins the Liberty team as Senior Vice President and In-House Legal Counsel.  


    Matos will lead Liberty Bank in creating an Office of the General Counsel while providing strategic direction and complete oversight for all of the Bank’s legal matters.


    “Recruiting someone of Dan’s caliber – especially now – is another example of our unwavering commitment to hiring talented leaders who possess the expertise, business acumen and shared vision we need as we face the ever-growing complexity of the banking industry while at the same time our organization continues to strategically evolve,” said Glidden.


    Matos earned a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from UConn and his Juris Doctorate cum laude from Temple University’s School of Law. He was most recently the principal and founder of the Matos Group, LLC, a regional real estate development company based in Hartford, Connecticut.


    Previously, Matos was a senior partner with the law firm of Day, Berry & Howard (now Day Pitney) for over 20 years.


    Matos is based at Liberty Bank’s Corporate Headquarters at 245 Long Hill Road in Middletown, Connecticut.


    About Liberty Bank


    Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is Connecticut’s oldest bank, with over $6 billion in assets and 60 banking offices throughout the central, eastern, western and shoreline areas of the state. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages, insurance, and investment services. Named ‘Top Workplace’ by the Hartford Courant for nine consecutive years, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement. www.liberty-bank.com.


    October 20, 2020 - Michael Amedeo Promoted to Vice President of Sales at ESC  

    Environmental Systems Corporation (ESC), a leading provider of building technology solutions throughout New England, is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Amedeo to Vice President of Sales. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive business development strategy and budget, as well as providing day-to-day leadership of internal and external sales teams. Amedeo brings over 25 years of experience in commercial facility management and engineering to ESC, which will position him to support the company’s multiple divisions and major accounts.

    Amedeo previously managed ESC’s energy division, where he oversaw sales and operations to support the delivery of turnkey energy efficiency solutions which involved working with utility companies to maximize incentives and coordinating closely with other divisions of the firm, particularly building automation and mechanical services. 

    “We’ve worked with Mike for many years now and have long been impressed with his ability to immerse himself into each division and offer an overarching perspective on operations and sales,” says Chief Operating Officer Michael Mullin. “He is adept at creating new business opportunities and developing solutions that truly match the needs of our clients.”

    Prior to joining ESC, Amedeo was the Director of Engineering Services at OneSource Energy Services’ Corporate Center, a 1.3 million square-foot multi-tenant Class A office complex in Danbury, Connecticut, where he managed all facility operations and building engineering systems. 

    Amedeo received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kennedy Western University in electrical engineering. He maintains a State of Connecticut Electrical License, as well as HVAC and IAQ training certifications. He resides in Wolcott, Connecticut.

    About ESC

    Established in 1972, ESC helps facility owners and managers enhance facility performance by planning and integrating intelligent building solutions to optimize comfort, security, life safety, energy efficiency and audio/visual technology. We have built a reputation as a leading-edge provider of state-of-the-art technology solutions with the highest level of customer service. Learn more at www.esccontrols.com



    September 15, 2020


    Local Massage Envy Owner Awarded National Franchisee of the Year

    Winner to launch a special promotion designed to help locals reclaim their physical and emotional well-being in the midst of the COVID Crisis.

    Scottsdale, AZ – Massage Envy, the largest provider of therapeutic massage and skin care services in the U.S., today announced Anthony Vidal as its “National Franchisee of the Year.” Vidal is the owner and operator of the Farmington, South Windsor, and West Hartford, Connecticut Massage Envy locations.

    According to Beth Stiller, CEO of Massage Envy, this award is an opportunity to recognize an exemplary franchisee within the Massage Envy network.Stiller said Anthony and his team go beyond simply achieving operational excellence – this franchisee also leads the others on delivering on the company’s brand promise of helping people feel their best.

    For Vidal, helping people achieve personal wellness is his life’s mission.“This is a fiercely competitive industry – what sets you apart are your people.They are the experience.I have a team of 120 highly skilled therapists who have expertise in dozens of disciplines.They know that every customer is unique and they are able to deliver experiences that meet the specific needs of each and every client.”

    “Knowing how important massage is to personal wellness has made the last six months really hard for our therapists,” Vidal said.In March, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Internet searches for “panic” and “anxiety attack” hit an all time high 1. “Research from the Mayo Clinic confirms that massage therapy is a great weapon against anxiety and depression. 2It is hard to be sidelined at a time when our customers have needed us the most.”Vidal plans to share his success by offering customers a complementary service with their massage through October 31, 2020.

    “It just feels like the right thing to do.We can’t cure COVID, but we can help our customers find a level of health that might make them more resilient.”

    To accommodate demand, Vidal said his locations have extended hours of operation to ensure the most stringent sanitization and cleaning processes.  “Our clients see massage as a way of taking control of their personal well-being.In recent months, we’ve all felt a little out of control.It’s a privilege to help our clients take back their lives.”

    About the “National Franchisee of the Year” Special Offer (Farmington, South Windsor & West Hartford, CT only)

    To celebrate this amazing achievement, Anthony is offering anyone who mentions the Franchisee of the Year Award at one of his three Connecticut franchise locations, a complimentary service enhancement to their next massage service through October 31, 2020. To learn more about massage enhancements visit https://www.massageenvy.com/massage/personalized-experience/enhancements. You can book your next session by visiting https://www.massageenvy.com/scheduling/css/profile/login or calling your local franchise location.

    About Vidal’s Massage Envy Franchise

    The 120+ professionals working within his 3 franchised locations know “The Client is Boss”. Every employee is held to high standards in order to exceed client expectations! We reopened with expanded hours and strong sanitization protocols. For example, we’ve installed filtration units throughout our locations which use ActivePure® technology to destroy more than 99.993% of airborne and surface pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria. ActivePure Super-Oxiders neutralize these and other pathogens on contact, destroying the microorganisms in the air and on surfaces while leaving a protective barrier of safe super-oxidizers on all surfaces, providing protection from germs continuously 24 hours a day, every day. Due to our commitment to safety and santiziation, we have safely serviced more than 7,700 individuals since reopening on June 20 th. To learn more about how we are providing the safest environment for spa services, visit https://www.activepure.com and https://www.massageenvy.com.



    About Massage Envy


    Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor and, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage and skincare services. The Massage Envy franchise system is, collectively, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians, with more than 35,000 dedicated wellness professionals that provide best-in-class service to over 1.65 million members. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 1,150 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 100 million massages and facials. For more information, visit www.massageenvy.com, or follow us on Twitter @MassageEnvy and Facebook www.facebook.com/MassageEnvy.




    1 Google searches for “panic attack,” and “anxiety attack” hit all-time high during the coronavirus pandemic.Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) August 2020.


    2 Mayo Clinic on Stress visit https://sms52.com/5FE8tgg