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Member Spotlights

CBA Members are a valued part of the community. They each offer a unique perspective, skill, or business to help serve the public's needs. The CBA "Member Spotlight" highlights a different Colchester Business Association member each month and gives the community the opportunity to get to know them better. We encourage you to read our featured Member Spotlight and peruse our archives of previously spotlighted members.

Newest Member Spotlight

Dr. Tom Dempsey & Associates, Colchester Eye Care LLC

Twenty years ago Dr. Tom received a life-saving organ transplant. Appreciative for this gift of life, he had two goals: start a family and to start a practice where he could help others. Fast forward 20 years : Tom and Wendy Dempsey have two amazing daughters and he continues to strive to provide excellent care in a warm, welcoming environment. Some of his first pediatric patients are in college or out in the workforce, returning to Colchester for their eye care, or just to say 'Hi'.
Dr. Tom is proud of where he is today. He has created a family environment and offers the best care. Colchester Eye Care has grown, yet still offers a small practice feel! The office has remained in the same location, doubled in space, and, in 2006, added Hebron Eye Care. His staff of two and a half has swelled to 17 friendly people. He is pleased to have two other doctors: Dr. Ola (Sadanowicz, 'Dr S') and Dr. Kassy (Wedeking), both residency trained doctors searching for a practice focusing on patient care - a perfect fit!
The shop has two full time and two part time opticians, including Karen who has been with them 15 years! The staff are the most caring group of people you could hope to be with every day, and they truly want what is best for every patient.
They are in the forefront of technology, one of the first practices to use electronic health records. They are the only practice in the area to offer OCT scans - technology utilizing a scanning laser, enabling them to visualize changes in the eye, before detectable in traditional examination. Technology is advancing at lightning speed, and Colchester Eye Care is keeping them at the forefront of the curve.
They have the equipment needed to exceed standard of care for: Dry Eye Disease, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Pediatric Vision and Eye Health Disorders.
163 Broadway, Colchester 860-537-2020

Recent Member Spotlights

Rich Parzych, RJ's Lawn Care LLC

Rich Parzych is the owner of RJ's Lawn Care LLC. They offer landscaping, lawn care, snow removal and more. They are licensed and insured for commercial and residential clients. RJ's is qualified for mowing, spring/fall clean ups, snowplowing, landscaping, shrub trimming, mulching, edging, installing new beds, brush clearing, dump runs and more.Located in Colchester, CT, they have been in operation for over a year. Rich says, "I got involved in my business because I love...

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Troy Marvin, General Manager, Reliable Auto Center

Troy Marvin is the General Manager of Reliable Auto Center, located at 522 Norwich Ave., Colchester. Reliable Auto has been in operation for 14 years. They do general auto repair, specializing in brakes, suspension, engine repair, diagnostics, tires, and performance. Troy got involved in the business because his father previously owned Midway Motors, and he grew up enjoying working on cars and fixing things. In high school Troy worked at DH Marvin then at Raymond's...

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Thomas & Kimberly Brunelli, Brunelli Energy, LLC

Brunelli Energy is a first generation family owned and operated full service oil company located at 2 Rachel Drive, Bozrah. The Brunellis began in 2002 as Brunelli Contracting. This business provided installation and service of plumbing and heating systems. In 2007, Brunelli Energy was incorporated.Thomas Brunelli is a master plumber with a love of the trade. They were installing the plumbing and heating systems in homes and wanted broaden the services they offered. Kim spent...

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Doreen Freeman, Owner, Doreen's Dance Center

Doreen Freeman's passion is teaching dance...tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, modern, acrobatics and tumbling for children through senior citizens. They offer both recreational classes and a pre-professional program for competitive dancers. Doreen's Dance Center is located at 711 Middletown Rd., Rt. 16, in the Westchester area of Colchester, and has been in operation for 30 years.Besides the dance program they offer wedding dance lessons and choreography, ballet barre fitness, adult Yoga and Zumba classes,...

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Kandy Caccio, Classy Re-Runs Consignment

Kandy Cassio is the owner of Classy Re-Runs Consignment, 269 Church St. Route 85, Hebron.They accept seasonal items for men and women, juniors, gowns, shoes, purses, jewelry, home decor and furniture.There are labels like Talbots, Coldwater Creek, Lucky, Hollister, Jos.A.Bank, Coach, Sherry Hill and Jovani. Hours are: Tues.-Wed. 10-5, Thurs. 10-6, Fri. 10-4, Sat. 10-2 Closed Sun. and Mon. Kandy was previously in a consignment store and also a business owner at New Attitude Dance...

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Debi Rushford, Shattered Endz Hair Salon

Debra Rushford is the owner of Shattered Endz Hair Salon, which has been located at 75 Norwich Ave. in Colchester for nine years. Debi has been in the hair industry for over 30 years.Shattered Endz has recently opened a new boutique inside of the salon. Debi says, "We are retailing clothing, jewelry and scarves and adding new items as we continue to grow...our clients are loving it! Where else can you shop while getting your...

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Eva Puzio, From The Heart Home Care

From The Heart Home Care LLC was created 3 years ago with offices in New Britain and Colchester. Polish born and a US citizen for over 23 years, Eva has strong Polish roots with an early history of caring for senior family members and neighbors at home in Poland. She received her CNA in CT and has worked in the home care business with a diverse population for over 20 years. It's a Polish tradition...

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