MERIDEN — The Record-Journal celebrated its 150th anniversary with a four-chamber of commerce event Wednesday.
Hundreds attended the celebration, which featured the MidState, Quinnipiac, Southington and Cheshire chambers of commerce.
“We were thrilled to host an event in partner with all four chambers in our Record-Journal coverage area to celebrate this significant milestone with the local business community, who have supported us throughout our 150-year history,” said Liz White, executive vice president and assistant publisher of the Record-Journal.
The event was presented by Bongiovanni Insurance & Financial, a benefits company in Meriden. Owner and principal agent, Trey Bongiovanni, attended the celebration with information about wellness in the workplace.
“The Record-Journal is a staple in the community and in the surrounding towns … [the event] recognizes the Record-Journal and what they do in the community,” Bongiovanni said.
Dee Prior-Nesti, executive director of the Qunnipiac Chamber of Commerce, said the event was a great way for people to learn just how progressive the newspaper company has become.
“It’s not easy to be in the newspaper business … any company that reaches a milestone of 150 years should be celebrated,” Prior-Nesti said.
The Record-Journal celebrated with an evening of refreshments, networking and speeches congratulating the company.
“We wanted to highlight that we’ve evolved from a print newspaper into a multimedia company,” White said. “We’re excited to partner with other businesses to collaborate on marketing initiatives.”