May 5, 2011
By: Jenn Tracz*/CABO’s Executive Director
This time of year brings out the excitement in everyone when spring is in the air, pride parades and celebrations are getting into preparation mode and festivals of all kinds are happening. CABO is a proud sponsor of this year’s 24th annual CT Gay and Lesbian Film Festival that kicks off on May 26th and runs through June 4th on the Trinity College campus in Hartford. CABO is proud sponsor alongside several CABO members, such as Cornerstone Healthcare Partner, Aetna, Pratt & Whitney, The Rainbow Times and the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective. It’s great to see the camaraderie of businesses supporting one another in the community.
It is also fantastic to have Out Film CT as a member and supporter of CABO. When talking with Shane Engstrom, festival director, he says “I’m very excited about this year’s festival because we have an amazing line-up of new films to share with our always enthusiastic audience. Our 24th year could be our best yet!”
The film festival has a rich history dating back to when it was founded in 1987. They have won a host of awards and proudly present Connecticut’s longest-running film festival. You can expect that this year’s festival will continue to provide Connecticut residents with a range of films that span from funny to fundamental. For more information on the festival visit www.OutFilmCT.org.
CABO is able to provide services to its members in large part due to our corporate partnerships, which include; Aetna, Foxwoods, Murtha Cullina LLP, Comcast Business Class, Bearingstar Insurance, Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union, Clear Channel Radio and The Rainbow Times.
Each of these businesses has something great to offer and their commitment and support to the LGBT community is what separates them from the rest. We highly encourage you to do business with one or all of them. As a CABO member, there are many great exclusive offers to take advantage of.
* In her role as Executive Director, Jenn is responsible for maintaining and growing membership, developing strategic business partnerships and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization. In addition to being CABO’s executive director, she also is a small business owner specializing in planning, branding, social media and design services.