IFC Events IFC REFERRAL EVENT - OCTOBER 2019On Sunday, October 27, 2019, nineteen clients and guests attended our referral event at Biagetti's Restaurant in West Haven. This is a social event to thank our clients. No business is discussed, just a pleasant evening to relax and have fun! Guests were served an array of delicious hors d'oeuvres when they arrived and posed for pictures in our Halloween themed photo booth. Everyone enjoyed a very abundant, fabulous sit down dinner along with two signature desserts by the Chef with many take home goodie bags. Six amazing comedians from the SeaTea Improv Comedy Group entertained us and included our guests in their skits, it was very enjoyable! Special thanks to Richard D'Onofrio for taking all the fabulous pictures! PACIFIC LIFE GOLF TOURNAMENT - JULY 2019Anthony Forzano from our Massachusetts office and Rich Forzano attended a golf tournament Sponsored by Pacific Life at the Golf Club of Avon in Avon, Connecticut on July 16, 2019. It was a beautiful day and a nice time was had by all!First picture - Anthony Forzano & Rich ForzanoSecond picture - Anthony Forzano, Neil Manning, Dave Corliss & Rich ForzanoIFC & ECONOMIC DINNER - APRIL 2019 On Thursday, April 4, 2019 we had 48 clients attend the IFC & Economic Dinner at Lorenzo's Restaurant in West Haven, Connecticut. Kristen McGarry and David Corliss from Pacific Life spoke on a couple informative topics. Rich Forzano spoke about the Economic Update and Amy Fino spoke about IFC's Web-site, Facebook page and our Client e-Quipt system. The food was abundant and delicious and there was entertainment by the magnificent Bobby Ranuado!. We also celebrated a client milestone birthday! Thank you to Richard D'Onofrio for being our fabulous photographer for the evening. Kim Forzano planned the amazing event. IFC REFERRAL EVENT - SEPTEMBER 2018On Sunday, September 30, 2018 we had 21 clients and guests attend our referral event. This is a social event to thank our clients. No business is discussed, just a pleasant evening to relax and have fun!We met at the Thimble Island Dock in Stony Creek, CT for a "Sunset Cruise" aboard the 44 foot boat the "Sea Mist" lead by Captain Mike & his crew Brian & George. We cruised along the coastline of Branford and up the Branford River and coastal Guilford to Sachems Head and toured the famous Thimble Islands off the coast of Branford, Connecticut. We were served a variety of delicious appetizers, pastas & french baguette wedges along with beverages from the "Sand Bar". As the gorgeous sun was setting we were also served scrumptious desserts, hot chocolate & coffee on the outside upper deck. It was a beautiful day out on the water! Special thanks to Rich D'Onofrio for the amazing photos! March 2018 IFC and Economic DinnerWe hosted a dinner for 38 clients at Vazzy's Restaurant in Shelton. Music was played by Chrissy Gardner. A great time was had by all! August 2017 Referral Event On Sunday, August 27th, we had 22 clients and guests attend our referral event. This is a social event to thank our clients. No business is discussed, just a pleasant evening to relax and have fun!We met at the IFC office and transportation was provided to the event. We began at Rosabianca Vineyards in Northford, Ct., a family run Italian vineyard. Rosabianca Vineyards is the culmination of a dream and a strong family heritage brought over from Amalfi Italy to the shores of America over sixty years ago. We enjoyed a private wine tasting of Italian wines by Maria the owners niece, who was alot of fun and taught us about the wines and the winery. The owner Charlie was there as well visiting with the guests and answering all kinds of interesting questions about the winery.After the wine tasting we departed to App's Ristorante in West Haven for a three course private meal of each guest's choosing. App's opened their doors in 1938. Today 79 years later, they are a third generation family owned and operated restaurant, their recipes are simple Italian authentic classics. The staff and food were spectacular!A great time was had by all that attended the Referral Event! May 2017 Golf Tournament Anthony Forzano from our Massachusetts office and Rich Forzano attended a golf tournament Sponsored by Pacific Life at the Ranch Country Club in Southwick, Massachusetts on May 31, 2017. A great time was had by all! March 2017 - IFC & Economic Update Dinner We had 38 clients attend a dinner in March at The Bridge House Restaurant in Milford. We celebrated IFC's 25th Anniversary! Florida Clients In January 2017, we had the pleasure of spending time with some of our Florida clients. Milford Elks Holiday Food Baskets IFC once again participated in the Milford Elks Christmas Food Basket Event in December 2016.Every year the Milford Elks raise money to buy, pack, and distribute food baskets at Christmas time to the less-fortunate in our community.Each basket contains a 5 lb ham, a bag of potatoes, carrots, apples, and onions. Then there is the cans of soup and vegetables, along with oatmeal, a dozen eggs, a loaf of bread, hot chocolate, canned veggies, pancake mix, margarine, macaroni and cheese, jello, and of course candy canes. It’s enough to feed a family of four for 2-3 days.Rich, Kim & their dog Samantha volunteered their time on a very snowy day and delivered boxes of food to homes of the less fortunate in the Milford Community. It is a wonderful event and we look forward to assisting the Milford Elks again this year! July 2016 - St. Agnes Golf Tournament Rich Forzano and three clients had an enjoyable time at the St. Agnes Golf Tournament in July. Left picture above - Randy Papa, Timmy Carroll & Greg Cowell. Right picture above - Randy Papa, Timmy Carroll & Rich Forzano. Left picture below - Greg Cowell with the IFC Tee Sign. March 2016 - IFC & Economic Update Dinner On Thursday, March 31, 2016 we hosted 56 clients at a dinner at Aldario's Restaurant in Milford, Connecticut. Ryan McKee - Sr. Vice President of Fidelity Investments spoke on "Planning for Healthcare in Retirement". March 2016 Referral Appreciation DinnerOn Friday, March 11th we hosted a referral thank you dinner at Biagetti's Restaurant in West Haven, CT. Great food and a wonderful time with the Pilkowicz Family, Granese Family and the IFC staff! Thank you to Walter Pilkowicz for referring Dick Granese to the IFC family.July 2015 Referral Appreciation EventOn Friday, July 24, 2015 Rich & Kim went to Consiglios Restaurant in New Haven, CT. and took five clients for a Murder Mystery Dinner Show called "Murder on Auction". The dinner show was held on their outdoor patio with approximately 100 attendees, it was a beautiful summer night. While enjoying a delicious three course Italian meal the cast circulated among us.The PlotChester Hadlyme has been hired as an auctioneer of the Red Shecky estate We attended the auction of the last painting done by the legendary show man before he died. But on the starry night of the auction a murder happens right before our eyes! We saw the characters take a drink before the auction, glasses were swapped and Bud Dumbwiser was poisoned!B.B. Beatrice - If you look at any product in your grocery store it says "We're Beatrice". The business generates millions of dollars every day, supporting the B.B. Beatrice quest to own everything!The Killer was: Red Shecky Jr.Why? He wanted HER Dead! BB Beatrice!!His long time friend Bud Dumbwiser got the poisoned glass instead of Beatrice!Did any of our guests guess who the killer was?YES!Congratulations to IFC Clients - Nancy & Don Kosa, and Mary Ellen Moricoli, great detective work!Thank you to the clients who sent us referrals in the last 6 months and qualified for the event. It was a fun night solving the mystery and visiting with our guests. We look forward to our next Referral Appreciation Event! October 2014 - "Kookin for Kids" Event On October 2, 2014, IFC participated in a non-profit event benefiting Good Shepherd Child Development Center in Milford, CT called "Kookin for Kids". Kim Forzano is President of the Board. Rich Forzano was among the 14 chefs that cooked for the food tasting. He made 200 Italian Chicken Skewers with a Balsamic Dipping Sauce, they were delicious! We would like to give special thanks to those clients that supported the center by attending the event and those that sent checks. Your support is very much appreciated. The event raised almost $6,400! February 2014 - Referral Appreciation Event On Saturday, February 22, 2014 we transported 22 guests to a Private Party at the Historic Manor House Inn situated in the quintessential New England Village of Norfolk right in the heart of the Green Woods. This little center of culture is part of the distinct charms of Connecticut’s Litchfield County, and is in close proximity to the Berkshires and New York’s Columbia and Dutchess Counties. The popularity of this town as a resort area began in the 1870’s when prominent businessmen built huge houses forming the backbone of a summer colony. They were attracted by the rural beauty, lush woods, cool mountain air and summer concerts.In 1898, one of these men, Charles Spofford, commissioned well-known architect, E.K. Rossiter to build a Victorian Tudor mansion, which is now known as the Manor House now an elegant bed and breakfast. Everyone enjoyed looking at all the historic pieces in the library, living room and beautiful terrace overlooking the spacious property. It was a warm, relaxing evening with the two fireplaces blazing. Guests were served delicious home made food, drinks, coffee, tea and dessert. During the party our guests wrapped up in fur blankets and enjoyed private horse & carriage rides through the town in an old fashioned white vis-à-vis carriage with horses Nip and Tuck from Loon Meadow Farm.A great big "thank you" to our clients who qualified for this event by sending us referrals in the last six months. It was a wonderful evening spending time with our guests. We look forward to our next Referral Appreciation Event! October 2013 - "Kookin for Kids" Event In October, IFC participated in a non-profit event benefiting Good Shepherd and East Shore Child Development Centers in at The Milford Elks in Milford, CT called "Kookin for Kids". Kim Forzano is President of the Board and was Chairman of the first time event. Rich Forzano was among the 16 chefs that cooked for the food tasting. He made Chicken Vesuvio which was a fan favorite! The attendees voted for their favorite dish and he came in Second Place! Amy Fino also volunteered at the event helping Rich serve his dish to about 150 people. We would like to give special thanks to those clients that attended and supported the center. The event raised almost $7,000! Part of the money's raised will go towards a new children's playground at Good Shepherd's Center. October 2013 - "Kookin for Kids" EventIn October, IFC participated in a non-profit event benefiting Good Shepherd and East Shore Child Development Centers in at The Milford Elks in Milford, CT called "Kookin for Kids". Kim Forzano is President of the Board and was Chairman of the first time event. Rich Forzano was among the 16 chefs that cooked for the food tasting. He made Chicken Vesuvio which was a fan favorite! The attendees voted for their favorite dish and he came in Second Place! Amy Fino also volunteered at the event helping Rich serve his dish to about 150 people. We would like to give special thanks to those clients that attended and supported the center. The event raised almost $7,000! Part of the money's raised will go towards a new children's playground at Good Shepherd's Center. August 2013 - Referral Appreciation EventOn Sunday August 11, 2013 we hosted 24 guests at a Private Sunset Cruise through the historic Thimble Islands located off the coast of Branford, CT. It was a bright sunny day without a cloud in the sky and the water was calm. Captain John chartered us for a two hour cruise throughout the 25 inhabited Thimble Islands. First Mate, Matt and Second Mate, Michelle served our guests cocktails and horsd'oeuvres while relaxing aboard the 44 foot Sea Mist. Our guests enjoyed the cruise on the lower and upper decks many taking pictures of the beautiful sights, elaborate homes and at the end of the evening the magnificent sunset.The Thimbles were first discovered in 1614 by Adrian Block, who discovered Block Island. These unique islands were used for everything from farming to quarrying its famous pink granite, and bootlegging to hiding Captain Kidd's treasure. Captain Kidd sailed here in 1665.Thank you to the clients who sent us referrals in the last 6 months and qualified for the event. It was a great day relaxing and visiting with our guests. We look forward to our next Referral Appreciation Event! September 2012 - Referral Appreciation EventOur first Referral Appreciation Event was held at Chamard Vineyards in Clinton, CT. Our 20 guests began with a tour of the vineyard which gave them a chance to get close to the wine barrels, tanks and the private cellar library dating back to 1987. Two of their wine experts spoke about the wines and our guests enjoyed a winetasting with an array of delicious hors d'oeuvres in the tasting room. At Chamard they specialize in the "elegantfarm" feel and source their ingredients from local farms in the area to provide freshproducts.We enjoyed the wonderful experience at Chamard and sharing it with our guests. Thank you to our clients that brought us referrals and qualified for the event.