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Welcome January New Members! Print

Amy Kenkel
Leaps & Bones, LLC
201 Evergreen Way, Suite 269
South Windsor, CT 06074

Laurie Cosenza, P.T.
Bringing The Body Into Balance
1720 Ellington Road
South Windsor, CT 06074

New Executive Director, Shari Fiveash Biography Print

Shari Fiveash
fiveink, Fiveash Consulting
, CT


A recognized leader in the Chamber/tourism fields, Fiveash brings 20 solid years of experience in the industry to her Consulting Company.  Formed in 2007, fiveink, delivers to for-profit and non-profit alike, a unique prospective on how to achieve peak performance and effectiveness resulting in optimum success. Mostly recently Fiveash completed her post with the United Way of Central and Northeastern CT as a Loaned Executive.

Previously, she held the position of Executive Vice President with Commerce Lexington in Lexington, KY and was directly responsible for the Chamber area of Commerce Lexington and the operations and finance of the entire organization.  Additionally she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Branson Chamber in Branson, MO.  Fiveash also served as the Executive Vice President of the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce in Chillicothe, MO.  During her tenure there, she led the drive to establish the Chariton Valley Region of Missouri Tourism, participated in the formulation of the state’s co-op marketing program and House Bill 188, created to fund the Missouri Division of Tourism.  Additionally, Fiveash has operated hotels, convention center, restaurants and lounges in other regions of the United States.

As an active member of the Missouri and Kentucky tourism and Chamber industries, Fiveash served on the boards of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Missouri Hotel/Motel Association, the Missouri Restaurant Association and numerous Missouri Division of Tourism committees.  Fiveash has also written grants for the state’s Arts Council and Co-op Marketing Program, as well as served as an evaluator for the state’s program on several occasions.

While in Kentucky, Fiveash was a member of the Lexington Rotary Club, and participated in the Bryan Station Mentor Program.  She served on the boards of Lex Arts, Lexington Area Sports Authority, the World Equestrian Games Idea Engine, and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.  Fiveash also volunteered as the Every Life Counts Capitol Campaign Coordinator for Southern Acres Christian Church.

On the local Hartford level, Fiveash volunteers at the Hartford Rescue Mission and Center Point Community Church.

She is the wife of Randy Fiveash, Director of Tourism for the State of Connecticut and proud mother of two vivacious children, 18 and 22 and step child 38.

South Windsor Trivia Contest Print
Beginning October 1st , will post a Trivia Question each month on their Trivia Contest page.  Questions will test players knowledge of South Windsor and activities happening in the town.   All correct entries will be compiled and one lucky winner will be drawn each month and awarded a $20 gift certificate from a local business or a $20 Chamber Bucks Certificate that can be used at any participating Chamber Bucks Retailer. Visit to play or for additional information.
Greater Hartford Women's Conference Print

The Greater Hartford Women's Conference Committee and the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to our 2010 Sponsors!!!  You have made this event a great success and we thank you for your generous sponorships. 


The planning for the 2011 event is already in the works so if you want to be a part of this wonderful event visit for more information. 

Wellness TV Show!!! Print

Don't miss out on a great opportunity to take part in our Wellness TV Show!! If you are a South Windsor Chamber Member in the Wellness Field contact the Chamber office to be a guest on Public Access Television. The Show airs every Thursday at 9:00 PM on Channel 15. The show is broadcast in South Windsor and five surrounding towns and is a wonderful way to let our residents know about your services. Our tapings are booked through 2010 but contact the Chamber to sign up for 2011. We also have opportunities to sponsor this great show by offering your companies services for our Food and Beverage Sponsor, Hair or Makeup Sponsor or our Promotional Sponsor.


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