The East Granby Chamber of Commerce awarded DSI Marketing’s owner, Rebecca Taylor, Small Business Leader of the Year, Monday evening at the EGCC’s Annual Meeting and Awards presentation. Bob Wild of Allstate Records was awarded Business Leader of the Year. The featured speaker was Karen Jarmoc, a member of the newly formed Connecticut Airport Authority, who addressed a crowd of 50 chamber members, describing the authority’s role as it relates to Bradley International Airport and the state’s five general aviation airports. Chamber President, Mark Hann commented briefly on the Chamber’s plan to merge with the Windsor Locks and Suffield Chambers of Commerce to bring the membership to a more robust number of 300. The merger is scheduled for the beginning of 2013. (Pictured r to l: Mark Hann, President of the East Granby Chamber of Commerce, Rebecca Taylor, owner of DSI Marketing and recipient of the Small Business leader of the Year Award with Erik Peterson, VP East Granby Chamber of Commerce.)

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut will hold its annual SPACE EXPO on Sunday, April 1, 2012.  This is an opportunity to discover New England’s Aerospace Industry and today’s partnerships in space exploration.

 More than 15 exhibitors from across New England will participate in the event including Hamilton Sundstrand, Division of United Technologies; National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Aldrich Astronomical Society, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center;  CATO Rocketry Club; NASA; One Giant Leap; Arunah Hill Natural Science Center; and Talcott Mountain Science Center. 

 A NASA astronaut will be at the Museum for the day as well as NASA scientists and presenters from the commercial aerospace industry. Meet some of the engineers from Hamilton Sundstrand who helped save the Apollo 13 mission.

 Most of the activities will be hands-on. Visitors can try on a real space suit, pilot a space craft simulator, touch a meteorite, taste space food, learn about the atmosphere of Mars, build a rocket and much more.

 Rebecca Cross, author of I am a Space Shuttle, will be providing free signed copies of this children’s picture book.

 This event is sponsored by The Connecticut Space Grant Consortium and by Hamilton Sundstrand. The Space Expo will run from 10 AM to 4:00 PM.  For the convenience of visitors, a food vendor will be on hand all day.  The New England Air Museum is located by Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.  For further information, call the Museum at (860) 623-3305 or visit

Come join us for our annual Space Expo for a fun and educational program about Space.

Members of the East Granby Chamber of Commerce gathered last evening, Friday, February 16, at the New England Air Museum for a Chamber networking event. The event drew its largest crowd ever including 20 exhibitors from around the region and offered local business owners the opportunity to showcase their goods and services. The New England Air Museum Thursday unveiled its newest addition to its collection of aircraft, a SH-2F Seasprite helicopter.


[Windsor Locks, CT – February 10, 2012] The Airport News and today announce staffing changes at the business publication.  Mr. Dan Carstens, long time Publisher will be assuming new responsibilities at the Connecticut Airport Authority in the capacity of Marketing and Business Development Consultant for the organization.

“I am very excited to be assuming my new role with the Connecticut Airport Authority. I look forward to concentrating my efforts on developing Bradley International Airport and the State’ s general aviation airports towards greater economic stature. I expect The Airport News will remain a vital part of the aviation community. I am confident that the current team, with Ms. Murphy’s leadership, will continue with the great work that has been our trademark to date. There will be no additional staffing changes at the publication,” said Mr. Carstens, who has managed the publication for the past 19 years.

Ms. Margaret Murphy, who most recently has been working with the sales and editorial team, will assume all Editorial and Publishing responsibilities immediately. Ms. Murphy previously held positions as Marketing Consultant with Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and as Marketing Director for Foxwoods Resort Casino.

“This is a wonderful opportunity and a great honor to be assuming this role, after the tremendous leadership that Mr. Carstens has provided over the past years. This is a dynamic publication that reports on a very diverse business community. The airports and their surrounding businesses are an economic engine in the region and a vital part of Connecticut’s economic stability and growth. I look forward to moving the publication and online formats forward.”

The Airport News and cover news and events that relate to the Bradley International Airport, and Connecticut’s aviation businesses and communities. The reach of Connecticut’s aviation business family is worldwide, and its economic impact covers the entire region. For more information regarding The Airport News and visit our website or call Ms. Murphy at 860.460.5095.