The Talk of Connecticut
 
Live from the Travelers Championship at the TPC, Thursday, June 25
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Day one of the two day live broadcast happening from the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.

Josh Belowich (Travelers Championship Tournament Coordinator) Josh spoke about the charities which the Travelers Championship donates 100 percent of net proceeds to charity every year. Since 1952, the tournament has generated more than $32 million for charity and in 2014. He also spoke about the days events, today's theme being "Women's Day." Today's Special guests include Martha Stuart and Chef Cat Kora (featured on the Food Network's show Iron Chef. During the tournament they will also support U.S. Armed Forces with Military Appreciation presented by Saint Francis Care. This week long salute will give military personnel and their families a chance to see some of the best golfers compete at TPC River Highlands June 22-28, 2015. WEBSITE: Travelers Championship

Chris Dadlez (President and CEO at Saint Francis Care) Saint Francis Care, an integrated healthcare delivery system in central Connecticut, is the largest independent Catholic healthcare provider in New England. Chris spoke about the Patriots Outpost happening at the tournament. The Patriots Outpost will have food and activities for veterans. WEBSITE: St. Francis Care

Tony Camilleri (USA Security Services Corporation Founder) USA Security services was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Connecticut. They are a full service security company providing security and event staffing, as well as a broad set of additional security related functions for both large and small venues. Over a decade of successful projects has generated expansion into Texas, Las Vegas, New York, California and Florida. WEBSITE: USA Security Services

Matt Bordonaro (Head of Media Relations for the Travelers Championship Tournament) Matt spoke about what entails getting ready for the tournament, to include getting the over 1600 volunteers for the tournament. He also explained the programs that generates funds for charities in the area.

Amanda Santoro (Brand Relations Manager for LEGO) Amanda spoke about the Lego brand and the work enviornment at the Northeast Corporate Headquarters located in Enfield, CT. CONTACT INFORMATION: 555 Taylor Rd, Enfield, CT 06082 (800) 835-4386

Joan Woodward (President of the Travelers Institute) The Travelers Institute is a means of participating in the public policy dialogue on matters of interest to the property casualty insurance sector, as well as the financial services industry more broadly. The Travelers Institute draws upon the industry expertise of Travelers' senior management and the technical expertise of its risk professionals, and other experts to provide information, analysis, and recommendations to public policymakers and regulators. WEBSITE: Travelers Institute

Jamie McDonald (Co-Owner of Bear's Smokehouse BBQ) Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue offers the best authentic wood smoked Kansas City Barbecue in Connecticut. Jamie talked about Bear's Smokehouse two locations and the location move that will bring more BBQ to more people. WEBSITE: Bear's Smokehouse

Al Vaginni (President of Powerstation Events) Al spoke about the history of Powerstation Events as well as the concert series happening during the Travelers Championship. WEBSITE: Powerstation Events

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