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Monday, January 26

A blizzard warning goes into effect for our area this evening and Connecticut has issued a statewide travel ban starting at 9 p.m.. The University will close at 3 p.m. today and will be closed all day on Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Classes starting at 2:30 p.m. or later today will not meet. All day and evening classes tomorrow are canceled. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and the Mortensen Library will be closed.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities after 2 p.m. today and all day tomorrow are canceled.


Upper Albany Main Street

Building business capacity by investing intellectual and human capital"

Upper Albany Main Street (UAMS) is a 501(c)3 designated National Main Street Community that was founded in 2000 by Upper Albany merchants, residents, and stakeholders. UAMS uses the Main Street four-point approach to achieve sustained community and economic revitalization.

UAMS focuses on using an approach that also include   one-on-one, on-site and off-site training for new and aspiring entrepreneurs, and also for existing small businesses currently looking to expand within the Upper Albany community.  

In 2005, UAMS received the Eddy "Inner-City/Urban Award" as the best Inner-City/Urban program in the state of Connecticut.


On April 17, 2014, executives from the Milbar Laboratories, Inc. were guest speakers at the UAMS, Micro Business Incubator (MBI) class conducted at the University of Hartford's Handel Performing Arts Center. Milbar Laboratories, Inc., manufactures the Evay Skin Care product line. 

From left to right: Professor Jeffrey Cohen, University of Hartford; Dennis Desrochers, Vice President of Global Strategic Development, Milbar Laboratories; Marilyn Risi, Executive Director, Upper Albany Main Street; Vivian Akuoko, Founder & CEO of Evay Cosmetics; Gus Bezas, President of Global Strategic Development, Milbar Laboratories.



Customer Service Workshop

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Upper Albany merchants actively participate in a recent UAMA Customer Service Workshop that boasted the theme "Closing The Deal."  Read more

Upper Albany Merchant Assn.

Upper Albany Merchant Association (UAMA) is an affiliation of small business owners and organizations focused on making the commercial climate of Albany Avenue a more attractive place to work and operate a thriving business.   Join today!