WEST HARTFORD, CT (February 19, 2015) – Travelers has provided Bike Walk Connecticut with a general corporate sponsorship award of $5000 to become a 2015 Premier Business Member.
"At Travelers, we are committed to helping develop strong, vibrant neighborhoods where our employees live and work," said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. "We are pleased to support Bike Walk Connecticut's mission to help make our roads safer for cyclists, pedestrians and commuters."
The funding supports Bike Walk Connecticut’s efforts to make Connecticut a better place to bike and walk. Bike Walk Connecticut works with residents, elected officials and staff in state and local government to encourage “complete streets” and other policies that make it easier for people to get around by bike or on foot. The group’s work also includes an educational summit and bike education programs.
“Travelers has been a longtime supporter and sponsor of Bike Walk Connecticut,” said Kelly Kennedy, Executive Director of Bike Walk Connecticut. “With all the new focus on building a first class, multi-modal transportation system here in Connecticut, we couldn’t be more excited to have the continued backing of such a well-respected business. Travelers really gets how important bikeable, walkable communities are to our economy and quality of life.”
Travelers is committed to building vibrant communities that provide opportunity. Through corporate funding and the Travelers Foundation, the company focuses its giving in three core areas: education, community development and arts & culture. Travelers committed more than $21 million in 2013 to these initiatives. The company supports and encourages its employees’ volunteer efforts. Many employees are active members of their community, and collectively perform tens of thousands of hours in volunteer service each year. The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $26 billion in 2013. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.
To learn more about Bike Walk Connecticut business membership and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.bikewalkct.org/business-membership.
Bike Walk CT is pleased to announce that the planning firm of Fitzgerald & Halliday is a Bronze level business/organizational member again for 2015.
FHI takes pride in building better communities through its planning work, and in helping community organizations like Bike Walk Connecticut carry out their mission of serving the public good.
Additionally, FHI Vice President Ken Livingston has volunteered as Bike Walk CT's longtime treasurer. Ken has reached his term limits and is going off the board in 2015. His service and commitment to Bike Walk Connecticut will be deeply missed!
We are pleased to share the good news that the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen have donated $550 to Bike Walk Connecticut and become a Silver level Business/Organizational member. "Giving Back" is part of the club's philosophy.
The NBW board extends its thanks to Bike Walk Connecticut for advocating on behalf of bicycle road users
The Narragansett Bay Wheelmen were Bronze level backers of Bike Walk Connecticut for 2014. Bike Walk Connecticut sends its hearty thanks to NBW for its generous support!
Bike Walk Connecticut is pleased to welcome BSC Group and Kurt A. Prochorena as our latest business member.
BSC Group offers engineering, planning, landscape architecture, transportation engineering, and ecological services.
Based in Boston, the company also has offices in Glastonbury CT, as well as Worcestor and on Cape Cod. To learn more about BSC Group, see www.bscgroup.com.
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